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Rainbow Ryders

5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
+1 505-823-1111
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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
+1 505-823-1111
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was in Albuquerque this past week for work and was lucky enough to get to go on a hot air balloon ride. This was an awesome opportunity that I will never forget. The entire crew was very nice. The pilot pointed different things out...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed yesterday

Riding with Rainbow Ryders during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is certainly a one-of-a-kind experience; however, it is very pricey and very short (only 45 minutes). Rainbow Ryders owns many balloons and also contracts with Sundance Balloons. Even so, if you go, make your reservations by...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Combined with the international balloon fiesta is a must....a huge week in New Mexico. Many sessions to visit and heaps of participation if you want to.

Thank Danksy71
Reviewed 3 days ago


Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the first time experience and will return to do it again! What a great ride and Sheldon (Pilot) was terrific. So was the chase crew. Our ride was more than we expected and was a wonderful experience. We recommend this for any bucket list....More

Thank Linda H
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Thank TravelFanMN
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I fulfilled 2 checks on my bucket list this month. Attended the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and took my first balloon ride. I went up the morning of the special shapes with Brooke as our pilot. Boy did we hit the jackpot! Brooke was amazing, and...More

1  Thank Sheryl M
Reviewed 4 days ago

What an experience. Up early to catch the crew. The balloon is unfurled, filled with air and up she goes. In silence, we drift across the sky, ascending and descending with the jet of flame. It was amazing. Highly recommended for an adventure.

Thank GAToronto
Reviewed 4 days ago


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11 March 2017|
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.
23 August 2016|
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Response from SophiaJ1G | Reviewed this property |
Including the ascend & descend, it was about 50 minutes or so.
12 May 2016|
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