- See the towering Sierra Nevada as few others do
- Sunrise flights - when the desert is at its most epic
Take a sunrise hot air balloon flight in Reno and you’ll be wowed by the Sierra Nevada at its most majestic, as the landscape basks in the early morning sun. You’ll be shuttled from your local hotel to the launch site, in time to watch the balloon being inflated, an exciting process in itself. Then you’ll climb into a comfortable and spacious basket and within moments, you’re aloft! The morning chatter of meadowlarks, blue jays and mountain quail gradually fades away as you soar into the heavens and an ambience of total tranquility.
As the sun creeps over the horizon, the desert landscape and the mountains themselves are wonderfully reddened. The air is so fresh up there, and filled with the aroma of pine trees, alfalfa and wood smoke, as you enjoy a continental breakfast during the flight. This Nevada gift experience is very sensory - it’s about what you’ll smell and hear as much as what you see. But the views are, of course, sensational. Most visitors to Reno never get this kind of perspective on the iconic Sierra Nevada, but you’ll have an hour-long flight to fully