Sonoma Valley offers a most delightful and easy-to-access escape for millions of people compared to other California wine areas. Here you can sample the world-class wines, experience the area’s unique history and culture, dine at a variety of delightful restaurants, enjoy being pampered at a relaxing spa, hike and bike through the scenic, natural environment, and bask in the universal hospitality of the communities and businesses of Sonoma valley.
But, before beginning your adventure, a Sonoma Ballooning adventure is the perfect start to your outing, whether a weekend getaway or a more leisurely, slow-paced vacation.
Floating Above the Valley
Your Sonoma Valley hot air ballooning adventure begins with an early rendezvous at Sonoma Skypark, where you check-in and receive pre-flight details from your experienced, licensed balloon pilot.
At this time, you and your party will observe all the preparations and balloon inflation performed by the pilot and expert associates of Sonoma Ballooning. When all is ready, you will board, and the balloon will begin a gentle ascent, admiring the unveiling of an extraordinary panorama.
After about an hour, you and your fellow passengers will descend and land gently at the destination, where you will celebrate your adventure with a sip of champagne.
Sonoma Ballooning Packages
Sonoma Ballooning offers a fascinating choice of package options to review on the Sonoma Ballooning website where you can also make your reservations. Each package includes:
- Transport to and from most Sonoma hotels
- Pre-flight refreshments
- Safe and spectacular one hour flight above the Valley
- Post-flight Champagne Toast
- Commemorative Certificate Upon request
Your choice of Packages includes:
Join other passengers and perhaps make new friends by reserving your spaces for a regularly scheduled flight. This package starts at $275 per person.
“VIP Private Flight for 2”
Enjoy a romantic, exclusive option specifically for you and a loved one (and the pilot, of course!). The package starts at $1,650 for two people and includes transport, pre-flight refreshments, flight, post-flight Champagne, and Certificates for each person.
BALLOON, Charlie’s Acres, & Vegan Wine Tour
For a comprehensive Sonoma Wine Country experience, reserve your places for this unique Sonoma Ballooning outing. For $434 per person, guests enjoy the fabulous hot air balloon experience, post-flight champagne toast, and the Commemorative Certificate of the flight. Shortly after landing, La Belle Vie Tours will transport you to Charlie’s Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary to visit their array of rescue animals.
Following the Farm visit, the group will tour two local vegan wineries and enjoy a specially prepared lunch.
Balloon and Blending
Adding to the list of fun things to do in Sonoma Valley, many visitors opt for the Balloon & Blending Package. For $380 per person, guests can pair art and culture with their thrilling hot air balloon ride Sonoma Ballooning presents. After enjoying a scheduled join-in flight, guests head to an enjoyable and enlightening Meadowcraft Wines’ Blending Seminar. Attendees will create a 750 ml bottle of their own “perfect blend” to take home.
Weddings and Special Events
Sonoma Ballooning offers an impressive list of notable events designed to create a memorable experience for all participants. Sonoma Ballooning’s own Ordained Pilot can even perform a private wedding ceremony during the flight. A few select family and friends can come “along for the ride” and help witness the ceremony.
Champagne and chocolates after landing will round out a truly unforgettable ceremony. The cost of this unique Wedding experience starts at $ 2,200
Sonoma Ballooning also offers various custom-designed events, celebrations, and fun things to do while floating gently above Sonoma Valley or even while tethered to the ground. Customized events like birthday celebrations, corporate events, festivals, and more start at $3,000.
Make Your Reservations with Sonoma Balloons
With so many fun things to do during any Sonoma getaway, start right by reserving your hot air balloon Sonoma adventure.