Tour package and Description: Rising slowly and smoothly, the balloon follows the sunrise into the sky above the lush Napa Valley vineyards or Pope Valley and soars over breathtaking landscapes and wineries. This thrilling and enchanting hot air balloon ride should be on everyone’s bucket list - a once-in-a-lifetime, totally unforgettable experience. The exciting flight will last from 30 minutes up to 1 hour depending on weather conditions, followed by a complimentary glass of champagne or brunch in Napa Valley at no extra charge. This is also a good time to talk to your pilot and his staff and ask questions about the functioning of the hot air balloon.
This hot air balloon ride and travel package includes your private transportation by luxury SUV or deluxe van, the balloon ride, a complimentary glass of champagne or breakfast brunch in Napa Valley, private tour guide driver, and an 8-hour door to door service (usually from 5 or 6 am to 1 or 2 pm depending on the season).
Terms, refund policy and Cancellation Due to Unforeseen Weather Conditions:
-Your tour guide will pick you up at approximately 4.30 or 5am at your hotel in San Francisco or around 6am if you are staying in Napa or Sonoma Valley. The trip lasts 8 hours door-to-door when starting in San Francisco and only 6 hours when starting in Napa or Sonoma Valley, regardless the time (or delay in) the inflation, balloon ride and deflation may take.
-We are obliged to leave early for safety and wind considerations. Take-off is before sunrise, otherwise it would become too late and pilots take ZERO RISK as your safety always comes first.
- In order to ensure transparency before you even book your tour: please note there is ZERO guarantee that we will fly the balloon because weather is unpredictable and changes by the minute. We take safety seriously and leave no room for doubts and risk. The best advice we can give you is to book at least 2 tours with us so we can substitute one tour with another if it turns out that the day of the tour is not suitable or safe to take off. This will not cost extra, whereas if you book with other tour companies, you may ends up losing both!
-We reserve this particular tour, day, tour guide and vehicle especially for you, the balloon portion of the trip ($190) is refundable, however, the tour itself is not refundable and can’t be cancelled. In other words, if you wake up at 5am and the balloon is cancelled at 7am, we will refund you the balloon portion of the trip ($190) but the wine country and Muir Woods tour itself is not refundable and will be conducted as scheduled.
We are extremely transparent about these unforeseen weather conditions that are, unfortunately, beyond our control. We do not profit from the hot air balloon adventure itself; our goal is to stand out from the crowd as part of our philosophy to offer our valuable clients unique adventures.
Also important to note that the balloon basket is not a private ride, but shared with other customers. We choose to fly in smaller baskets than our competitors, who fly in a 24 passengers’ basket. Our balloon basket can hold only 13 people or less.
Included in the adventure package: A private tour by SUV or van, based on your choice of vehicle; pick-up and drop-off in San Francisco downtown or in Sonoma/Napa Valley, a semi-private hot air balloon ride, complimentary post-flight breakfast in Napa or a glass of champagne instead, a guided tour in Napa or Sonoma Valley on the way to Muir Woods park and all applicable taxes.
Not included: Muir Woods tickets, Tour guide and pilot’s gratuity, additional meals, wine tasting fees and all other optional features.
This custom tour is conducted by luxury SUV with a professional tour guide
The trip is totally private and the price is per person.
|Tour by Luxury SUV||1 person||2 persons||3 persons||4 persons||5 persons||6 persons||7 persons|
This tour is totally private and conducted luxury van (deluxe minibus).
The price is per party (per group) and not per person (this is not a public tour you can join)
|1 to 5 persons||6 to 7 persons||8 to 10 persons||11 to 12 persons||13 to 14 persons||By VAN (minibus)|
Included: Pick-up and drop off in San Francisco downtown or Fisherman’s Wharf, or in Sausalito. All applicable taxes, totally guided 8-hour tour with a professional tour guide.
Not included: The price does not include meals, Muir Woods Redwood park entrance fees, driver’s gratuity, overtime, wine tasting fees and optional activities or features. (it’s customary to trip the tour guide 15% in the US)