Fleur de Tucson Balloon Tours provides exceptional flights typically over the Tucson Mountains and Saguaro National Park West on Tucson's northwest side. Each flight is unique, combining low level views of the beautiful desert landscape and spectacular panoramas from higher elevations. On most flights numerous wildlife are spotted, including javelina, deer, bobcats, rabbits, foxes and red-tailed hawks. Fleur generally flies as low as 500 feet and as high as 2500 feet above ground and travel 10-18 miles, depending on winds and available landing spots.
After landing, each flight is celebrated with a delicious continental brunch and complimentary champagne (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) served in crystal flutes. You will hear the history of hot air ballooning, receive digital pictures of your ride (taken from the chase vehicle as it follows your adventure) and a frame-able flight certificate. Your entire adventure will last between 3 to 3 1/2 hours long.
Fleur de Tucson is family owned and operated. Mike Fleury has been FAA certified for over 39 years. Mike was the key-grab winner at the 1999 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, competing against 850 other balloonists, winning a new Ford Truck! He has accumulated over 3000 hours, flying throughout the United States and in France and has a perfect safety record.
Balloon America is Tucson's ONLY balloon tour company accredited and approved by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating! With 34 years in business and over 150,000 passengers flown in complete comfort and security - they have NEVER had an accident or incident.
Their pilots are Federal Aviation Administration Commercial Certified Pilots - and the ONLY balloon pilots in Southern Arizona with First Class Medical Certificates - which proves they are heart healthy and drug free. Managed by a Captain with America Airlines their private launch site at La Mariposa Resort is the ideal venue for your meeting, anniversary or corporate group event. On site catering indoors for up to 250 or outside in our Mesquite grove for 1,000. Flights include round trip ground transportation in their new 15 passenger high roof Transit van or 7 passenger Mercedes Benz GL450 from select hotels and resorts.