- 227 Ratings
Sunset Hot Air Balloon Group Ride in Temecula
Up, up and away on a soaring adventure over Temecula at sunset. See this charming town from high above as you float over the coastline and get a glimpse of the colorful sunset from your basket.
What You Will Do
- Fly high over the graped-filled hills and valleys of this wine-producing region on board a hot air balloon
- Gaze at the beauty of the setting sun as it dips below the horizon and the vibrant colors give way to night
- Learn about Temecula's fascinating wine-filled history from your local guide, who has years of experience
- Group hot air balloon ride
- 227 Ratings
Very professional. This experience was safe for my family and interesting for my boys. This was a birthday gift for my wife and I’m happy about the whole thing.
For our one year anniversary, my husband and I decided to do something special by going on the most beautiful and peaceful hot air balloon ride by Compass Balloons. When arriving we were educated and reassured about what to expect during the ride. Then, we had champagne, fruit, and cheese--which truly added such a sweet touch. During the balloon ride, the pilot was very safe and diligent. It was an amazing adventure and I definitely recommend Compass Balloons!
The crew was great. Courteous, hard working and helpful. My reasons for not giving five stars are as follows: 1. The address you give for the 5:15 meeting is incomplete. You give a number on Villa Cardiff that is not posted on the site which is a park and ride. You need to say in your literature or other communications that 1969 is a vacant lot that, as far as we could see is unmarked. I pulled into the lot, not sure if I was in the right place or not so I saw a worker from the recycle business and asked him if this was 1969. He said "Are you looking for the balloon people?" Well, up until that time I was keeping what we were there for a secret from my lady companion. I tried to stop him before he got out the complete balloon question but it was too late. So the surprise was out about 30 minutes early which is no big thing (the worker felt so badly that he had given it away but it wasn't his fault) but could have been avoided with proper directions. 2. I'm 84 years old and you might say what the hell are you doing on this ride anyway, but it was difficult for me to climb in and out of the basket. Made it, with some help, but a ladder would have been more practical than trying to put my foot in that slot and swinging a leg over. I'm an ex-Marine and former athlete but the old carcass lacks a lot of flexibility these days. 3. The hot air blasts down on the passengers is uncomfortable. Couldn't that air that is blasted down into the basket as you blast it into the balloon be diverted OUT rather than DOWN? Surely technology has an answer to that need. Want to say again how great the crew and pilot were and the ride itself (minus the above) was a beautiful experience.
I had the best time! It was a wonderful experience and I feel so fortunate that I got to do this. Our pilot was fantastic. He flew us way up high above the clouds, and then down lower so we could see the beautiful homes and golf courses in the area-- a bit of everything. I had so much fun!
It was an unforgettable experience. We had a pilot which was really fantastic, organised and cautious. All the team was very friendly. If we come back to this wonderful city we would surely re-do this experience qith the same team. Thanks
Great ground crew, great pilot makings of a wonderful experience!
Very fun group, great crew and pilot was excellent. could not have been a better experience. Thanks
Loved the ride and the views. Just wish he would have spent more time talking about the area we are in and a bit more time in the air.
First of all thanks, because it was a great experience. All the crew was very friendly. Just a few comments: 1- the basket is too small for 6 people, we had the smallest one. 2- our pilot (I think was Mikel) it was kind of rude, not so friendly. He thought we were like soldiers receiving extrictly orders from the Sargent. 3- the pilot took a picture of our group, he didn't ask a reason, and at that moment we didn't know what is going on. We didn't like at all, please by any circumstance don't load to any social net, like Facebook or thinks like that. And if it its possible ask him to erase it. Thanks again, and for sure I will fly again with you
Crew was prepared and know what they are doing.. but more people is needed for this kind of job.. in some cases I had to help the crew to push the basket while landing as tjey looked tired doing that alone
Great views, professional staff and good landing
This was an amazing experience. I recommend everyone to try this!
My wife and I had a great time celebrating our anniversary. The entire experience was amazing and the crew was very accommodating and fun!
Outstanding....Jeff our pilot and the ground crew were all professional and enthusiastic.
the balloon was awesome but the pick up guys were high as kites when they picked us up and nearly crashed the van 3x. They were swerving all over the road and going 75 in 40mph zones. Not fun.
The caption was a little bit mad and angry for no reason
Everything was more than I expected. Great pilot, great ground crew, great experience.
We had an awesome experience. Already posted a review on your Facebook page. We'll be back, and we're already spreading the word...keep on doing what you're doing so well!
Everything about it was amazing. Highly recommend!!
Evan and Bill of Compass Balloons offered great service, amazing experience and made us feel welcome. Could not ask for a better flight.
Our experience was wonderful. The crew knew what they were doing & were very efficient. They were also very accommodating to my physical limitations. Our pilot, Bill, was very informative about the area we were flying over & pointed out a lot of interesting things while making the experience entertaining. The refreshments before, during & at the end of the flight were a very nice touch. We were having such a good time we hated to see it end. We would highly recommend Compass Balloons for a wonderful hot air balloon experience.
The entire ride was fantastic. Evan was very friendly and helpful with booking, and worked like crazy during launch and landing to ensure everything was as it should be. And our pilot, Tim, was entertaining and kept everyone calm with his laid-back demeanor. Even when we had to make one of the "exciting" landings, Tim handled everything very well. We also had the best looking balloon out there. I highly recommend Compass Balloons. Thank you guys for an amazing experience.
The pilot was very knowledgeable. The launch and landing were both very smooth and without incident. If possible, caring a drone to help find the ballon in a canyon may help.
This was an amazing experience from start to finish. From the crew and pilot to the snacks and champagne the customer service was exceptional. The flight it's self was so.etching we will never forget. Tim our pilot took us to 3500 feet to watch the sunset then landed gently minutes later. The crew was there to catch us and worked quickly to get the equipment packed up and get us back in time for our dinner reservations. 100% will recommend this to everyone.