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Rainbow Ryders

5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
+1 505-823-1111
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US$159.00*
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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US$215.00*
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunset
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"The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow Ryders Inc. Hot AIr Balloon Company is proudly celebrating 30 years of flight experience. Offering hot air balloon rides first thing in the morning at sunrise year round and sunset flights in the winter months. Enjoy your hour long flight over the beautiful Rio Grande Valley, upon landing you will be welcomed back to the ground with a celebratory toast and a light continental breakfast as you are presented your commemorative flight certificate. We have proudly flown over 170,000 passengers and are the official balloon ride operator of the Worlds Largest Balloon Event. Flying in PHOENIX and ALBUQUERQUE year round!
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5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
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+1 505-823-1111
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Thank Chlywly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband is afraid of heights so was a little hesitant about doing a hot air ballon ride, but wow are we glad we decided to go. Dean was our pilot and he was wonderful - funny and very informative. Our chase crew were great!...More

2  Thank jamiej86
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're thrilled that despite the fears you decided to go on the adventure! Dean will be glad to hear you enjoyed the balloon ride with him and his crew. Thank you for joining us in a bucket list experience, and we hope it was one...More

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Thank NewMexicoVoyagers
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very special morning with our family and a Colorado couple we met on our balloon ride. Our pilot Dean made it a great morning! His jokes were cute made made my mom laugh which was very important for us. The views were amazing!...More

2  Thank Emmavo
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are thrilled your morning adventure was a special moment for your family! Dean will glad to know you and your mom enjoyed his jokes, so we will be sure to pass that along to him. The views really are beautiful, aren't they? Your photo...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entire experience from start to finish was magical. I had tried not to become too excited about this adventure in case it never happened on my trip to New Mexico. It almost didn’t, for various factors. The service levels were first class and of...More

Thank brendabeachbum
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your beautifully written review... we couldn't have said it better ourselves! We're glad you were able to have true peace while in the sky. There is nothing like being hundreds of feet up in the air and taking in all of nature's...More

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Thank maureenmcguirk
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main purpose of going to the USA for our honeymoon was to visit the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and in particular tick of a bucket list item and take a ride in a balloon. We purchased our tickets well in advance from Australia which was...More

1  Thank Paul T
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

'Bucket list' checked! Brooke will be happy to hear you enjoyed flying with him during the Fiesta. We do appreciate his hard work, but your kind words are going to mean a lot to him. The Fiesta is such a beautiful event and you really...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have rode with many balloonists and they are awesome. Love that they give back generously to the community.

Thank kevinCronk
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review of our company! We enjoy giving back to our community and taking passengers, like you, for an adventure of a lifetime. Continue to explore new heights!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank albuquerquetrave2017
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw them at the balloon fiesta this year. They are also out every day taking tourists up to view the city

Thank Mickey6448
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We do fly everyday of the year, weather permitting, including the Fiesta in October. Thank you for noticing us! If you ever find yourself interested in a flight, we would love to take you up.

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knothomeeither
11 March 2017|
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Response from RainbowRyders1 | Property representative |
Thank you for the question! We do only offer sunset flights November - March. So in April, we will only have sunrise flights available.
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NShields111
23 August 2016|
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Response from SophiaJ1G | Reviewed this property |
Including the ascend & descend, it was about 50 minutes or so.
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Kristina64
12 May 2016|
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Response from RainbowRyders1 | Property representative |
Hi Kristina, We do have a Dawn Patrol flight option available that will allow you to be up in the air before the sun rises. Otherwise, our normal sunrise flights will launch just after sunrise. Either option provides... More
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