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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

Highlights
  • Superb sunrise views of Albuquerque, the Sandia Mountains, and the Rio Grande
  • Commentary from your pilot on the region's geology and environment
  • Early morning tour leaves the day free for other activities
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
From US$159.00
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Overview
Get the best possible views of the Albuquerque area without the expense of a helicopter tour. By heading out at sunrise in a hot air balloon, you'll be able to watch and snap photos as the sun's first rays fall on the dramatic landscape of the Sandia Mountains. Dip low over the mighty Rio Grande while listening to commentary on the area's geology and environment from your pilot. Then land for breakfast and sparkling wine.
What to Expect
Greet the day bright and early to catch the sunrise from your hot air balloon. Drive yourself to the balloon operator's downtown headquarters, or arrange for pickup at your hotel (additional expense). 
Get the opportunity to watch the balloon be inflated before stepping on board; you can help the crew if a hands-on experience appeals to you. Listen to a safety briefing and take off for aerial views of the city, the Sandia Mountains, and the Rio Grande. A hot air balloon experience allows you amazing views without the expense of booking a helicopter or flight tour, and there's no glass between you and the landscape. Listen to your pilot's commentary on the region's cultural, geological, historical, and environmental aspects. 
Land after about an hour for a continental breakfast and a glass of sparkling wine and then leave your experience with a commemorative flight certificate in hand.
Reviews (143)
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Reviewed yesterday
Checked of our bucket list :-)

Wow what an incredible experience. We traveled to Albuquerque specifically to experience a hot air balloon ride and it did not disappoint. Alfred was our pilot and he was very experienced, friendly, funny and knowledgeable. The experience was like floating on a cloud. Even if...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carol N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Sunrise ride

Dean was our pilot. He was very professional. He made us feel very comfortable. This was a first trip for all of us so that was important. He was also very knowledgeable and explained hiw he was flying.

1  Thank 997kathid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Checked it off my bucket list!

I have always wanted to do this and I am so glad I went on this trip with Rainbow Ryders! Wow! There really are no words to describe it! I went with 4 other friends and we all had an amazing experience! I am petrified...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LuannP9
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there, we appreciate you leaving us such a wonderful review! We are so glad to hear that you were able to conquer your fear of heights and fly with us. It is well worth it with the views you get to see! Thank you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WOW - One of the highlights of our Anniversary Trip

Dean and Rainbow Ryders exceeding all of our expectations during our recent Sunrise Hot Air Balloon ride! This was one of our one-year wedding anniversary bucket list items, and Dean and his ground crew did not disappoint. He was funny, knowledgeable and made the entire...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Shelly D
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Happy Anniversary! What a great way to spend such a special occasion. Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback on your experience. We are so glad to hear that you had a great time, and we will be sure to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Incredible

This was a bucket list item for me and a bit of a worry for my wife (she is pretty edgy when it comes to objects that fly). I can say without a doubt that it was the best vacation event we've do in a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GeoSomisCA
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there! So glad to hear you and your wife had a memorable experience. The photos you shared are so wonderful and we really appreciate the feedback! It is always so fun making new friends on these excursions. From what we can see, it looks...More

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lmkrdh
July 3, 2018|
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Response from Anne Matta W | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to have your questions answered by the staff of Rainbow Ryders. We had 13 people in the basket with an average weight of 200 pounds. Still, contact the staff.
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Rosie B
May 18, 2018|
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Response from msm092015 | Reviewed this property |
Rosie B, you should go to their website, check their availability during the Balloon Fiesta and make the reservation. I'd think you can also call to inquire and reserve.
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