Balloon America flies exclusively from La Mariposa Resort, 1501 North Houghton Road, Tucson, Arizona 85749. Our balloon port is owned and managed by an American Airlines captain. La Mariposa is located on the west side of Houghton Road 1/2 mile north of Speedway Blvd. and 1/2 mile south of Tanque Verde Rd. Look for the TWO LARGE STONE MONUMENTS that mark the entrance just a few yards west of Houghton Rd. The name of the street you will be turning west on is E Corte Vista La Mariposa. Follow it past the main building to the south end of the paved parking lot across from the tennis courts. Park there. We take off from the large polo field to the west.
20 minutes prior to departure.
Advance reservations are required to use your special discounted fare gift certificate and must be made at the time of purchase on a space available basis. This special discounted fare gift certificate may only be purchased on line and is valid any Saturday or Sunday during January of 2019. Certificates will be mailed to purchaser and/or recipient at the address given on the online purchase form. RESERVATIONS must be made at time of purchase up until and including December 24, 2018. All FLIGHTS must completed by January 27, 2019 or the value of this ticket will only be good toward the purchase of our regular fare Morning Catalina Mountain Group Tour at additional cost. Gift certificates upgraded to regular fare tickets are available to use only any week day January of 2019 or any day of February and March 2019 with the exception of February 14 - 18. Upgraded certificates must be used by March 31, 2019 or the certificate is void. To make a reservation for an UPGRADED certificate TELEPHONE us at (520) 299-7744 and notify the agent that you have a Balloon America gift special fare discounted certificate along with the serial number. Certificate(s) valid only for initial bearer(s) and may not be re-sold, bartered or transferred. This gift certificate must be surrendered to the Pilot In Command (PIC) of your flight prior to boarding. Passengers showing up for a flight without the gift certificate will be denied boarding and not allowed to re-book for a future flight. Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced. Due to the limited number of passengers hot air balloons are designed to accommodate reservations are capacity controlled and available on a first come first served basis. Forty minutes to an hour in flight, about 2 hours total time from arrival at the launch site to return. Reservations are confirmed on a definite basis only and no tentative or speculative reservations are allowed. All sales are final and 100% non-refundable for any reason. Once any reservation has been scheduled for the gift certificate holder no cancellations, changes or transfers to another date are allowed for any reason. These changes result in a costly process of staff time, phone calls, record adjustments, non-refundable credit card commissions, and a loss of revenue since that space was being held on an exclusive basis for the gift certificate holder and other paying passengers may have been turned away. No exception to this policy will be made for any reason. Once booked, tours canceled for any reason (typically due to weather related issues) by the PIC will allow the certificate holder unlimited re-booking of future dates until the flight is taken, but under no circumstances beyond the January 27, 2019 expiration date for the special discounted fare gift certificate or March 31, 2019 expiration date for upgraded certificates. This information and policy supersedes any and all other policies as represented verbally, in print or on our website and may not be changed or modified without the mutual written consent of Balloon America and certificate holder. By purchasing this special discounted fare gift certificate purchaser and/or bearer acknowledges that they have read, understood and agree to the above policies.