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Rainbow Ryders

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Address: 5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
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+1 505-823-1111
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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"The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow...

"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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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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3rd time up ... and love it every time

We've been up and down with Rainbow Ryders three times, and each one was a hit. They do a terrific job from start to finish. Reservations are simple. They are polite, they confirm... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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New Mexico
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109 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been up and down with Rainbow Ryders three times, and each one was a hit. They do a terrific job from start to finish. Reservations are simple. They are polite, they confirm via email, and there's another confirmation the day before the flight. It didn't matter what we paid, the service was the same. Once we had a LivingSocial... More 

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1 Thank kdmc
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for every time you have come to visit us, as well as allowing us to enjoy your pictures. The one above our “Sandia Sunrise” balloon is beautiful! We’re happy to hear that you never left our company disappointed; we make a conscious effort to ensure every experience is worthy of a bucket list adventure. Troy and Alfred are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not scary at all. Like standing on a building that is moving slowly through the sky. Kids loved it. Pilot was friendly. A little expensive but fun.

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1 Thank James'n T
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We are glad that you and your kids enjoyed the time in the sky. We agree, it’s pretty neat how you feel like you aren’t moving, but you know you are at the same time! Thank you for joining us for a fun adventure. More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crew was great, ride was enjoyable. Had other impressions of where we would takeoff, fly and land. Had a totally different thought going into it. Started out great going over the Rio Grand but too much time spent over houses and manufacturing areas. Jeff S., Illinois

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for providing this review to our company, for all reviews and suggestions are appreciated. We are happy to hear that you did have an enjoyable ride and time with our flight team, for we do strive to provide a bucket list experience for every passenger. We apologize you felt your flight did not provide the complete views you... More 

Grapevine, Texas
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a great balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders and Dean. We had take morning ride because all afternoon rides were booked - but that turned out good. It might have much hotter in the afternoon. Rainbow Ryders facility is just north of Albuquerque. Their office is well maintained. There is ample road-side parking available (we did not book their... More 

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3 Thank Jay_trips67
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review! Our goal is to provide a safe, professional, and fun experience to our customers, so we are glad to hear that was achieved. Dean is quite the character who greatly enjoys entertaining his passengers. He will be very grateful to hear that you enjoyed him as your guide in the sky. We want to... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family stopped in Albuquerque on our way to the Grand Canyon and went on a hot air balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders. It was a tremendous experience and everyone of us loved it - even the two who have a fear of heights. It was so peaceful and smooth and so much more than we expected. The crew was... More 

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Road trip! Thank you for stopping by to fly over the beautiful Duke City with us. It sounds like your fears were conquered, and the flight was fun with Brooke as your guide. We hope that it was an experience you won’t forget, and if you’re ever back in town we would love to take you back into the sky. More 

Keene, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took part in our first balloon ride in mid-March with Alfred at the helm. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience floating over the Rio Grande River and Albuquerque. Everyone involved in the experience from those you schedule with to those who serve as ground support were upbeat and professional. I would highly recommend anyone interested in a... More 

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for flying high above Albuquerque with us! The river is a cherished beauty, and being able to float over it is something you can really only do in a balloon. Alfred is a one-of-a-kind guy, and, as you noticed, he does his best to give you the most beautiful views available. We appreciate you choosing to fly with... More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

While visiting Santa Fe on spring break, my daughter and I singed up with Rainbow Ryder's for a hot air ballon ride. The drive down to Albuquerque was less than an hour and was very doable. It was an amazing experience and our pilot, Dean was awesome! His fun sense of humor put all of us first time riders at... More 

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Another one for the bucket list! Thank you for traveling to visit us from Santa Fe for a good time in the sky. Dean’s humor makes him a fun guide, so we are happy to hear that you enjoyed him just as much as we do. We hope to fly with you again soon, but in the meantime, continue adventuring. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I wanted to take my mom to do something she had never done before. We did the sunrise ride. Dean was funny and a sweet guy. You could tell he really knew what he was doing and that he really loved what he does. It's a very relaxing thing. It's not scary or anything like that all. Would definitely go... More 

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2 Thank Sara G
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that Dean provided a fun and safe experience for you all! He truly is a one of a kind guy, and he will appreciate that you enjoyed his as your guide. Thank you so much for choosing to fly with us, and we hope it is a memory you won’t forget. More 

2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful time with Rainbow Ryder's and our pilot Dean. The crew worked quickly and my kiddos even go to help inflate the balloon. Dean took us on a smooth flight. We really liked his humor and stories throughout the ride. Most important to me - he was kind to my girls and made their experience a... More 

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2 Thank Carrie G
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for a bucket list experience! Dean and the crew strive to provide a memorable time for all ages, so we are sure that they enjoyed the time they spent with your family. We appreciate the recommendations, and we hope that you continue to adventure. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This was my first balloon flight and it totally exceeded expectations. The crew was great and Dean's (the pilot) sense of humor made it even better. The flight was about an hour and 15 min long. I overdressed, thinking it would be colder than it was, the burners keep the basket fairly warm. Bring water.

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2 Thank Daniel W
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

First balloon flight sounds like a success! Dean and the crew are some humorous guys, and they will enjoy hearing that you thought so too. We want to thank you for this review and your suggestions, and we hope to fly with you again soon. More 

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