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Where We Launch

We launch from the Spectacular Sierra Nevada Foothills just 30 minutes East of Sacramento in Rancho Murieta. This area is one of the best kept secrets in Northern California!

After your hot air balloon flight, you can continue up Jackson Highway to the Shenandoah Valley’s many Award Winning Vineyards. Many wineries in the area offer free wine tasting and tours. Drive yourself on a private wine tasting tour or, with some help from Sky Drifters, enjoy catered picnics and limousine shuttles from vineyard to vineyard. We can help you make the most of your stay in the Northern California Foothills!

Where We Meet:
We meet our clients at 7000 Stonehouse Rd. in Rancho Murieta, CA 96863. Stop at the tan building on the corner of Jackson Highway and Stonehouse Road.

Map to Meeting Place:
Google Map to meet site.

Meeting Times:
We meet our balloon passengers at sunrise! Due to the weather requirements of hot air ballooning, an early meeting time is critical for safe flying. Please be prompt as we cannot delay the launch time. Remember to call in between 10:00am and 6:00pm the day before the flight to verify favorable weather conditions. Failure to do so may result in being billed as a no show.

What to Wear/Bring:
Dress in layers as it will warm up later in the morning. Wear closed-toe shoes or closed-toe sandals. Camera with lots of film/memory and a happy face. Sorry, cell phones cannot be “turned on” in the basket unless previously arranged.


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