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Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company

1725 W Williams Dr Suite 39, Phoenix, AZ
+1 480-299-0154
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Ranked #7 of 55 Activities in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: The Experience of a Lifetime, Happening Right Now! Offering launch times of sunrise and sunset, our year-round flights are approximately one hour over... more » Owner description: The Experience of a Lifetime, Happening Right Now! Offering launch times of sunrise and sunset, our year-round flights are approximately one hour over the beautiful North Scottsdale and Sonoran desert area. We provide our guests a traditional champagne ceremony to commemorate your flight, a first flight certificate and post flight food catered by Locally renowned Wildflower Bread Company. We have proudly flown over 170,000 passengers and are the official ride operator of the World's Largest Balloon Event. Call to reserve your flight today and check this once in a lifetime experience off of your bucket list! « less
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Rainbow Ryders employees are very professional and very good at what they do. Dean was our pilot and he was great from start to finish. I've wanted to go for a balloon ride most of my life, and the ride definitely lived up to my imagined experience. If you decide to go, be sure to choose a company like Rainbow... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Dont wait until "bucket list" time, Rainbow Ryders offers a hot air balloon ride of a lifetime. Our pilot, Mark, was fun and informative. We took off as the sun was just coming up. A short time and we were soaring at 4500 feet. The views were spectacular. We could see downtown, AZ Cardinal stadium, Lake Pleasant and even Mt.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Two days before the planned date, I messaged them and they replied to confirm and sent me the location and to be there at 5:30, as well as some more general details. I arrived there at 5:15 and waited until 6:00 and no one showed up. I sent them another message to tell them that no one showed up, but... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

We do apologize you did not receive our cancellation notice. However we did try to contact you repeatedly. We called your cell phone that you listed as a good number to reach you on. Your cell phone had a message that the caller could not receive calls at the time. We have been trying to call you for several days... More

Paris, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nice staff, very good pilot and giving lltd of information. That was a surprise gift for my husband, we really enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

For those of us that are scared of heights, this is a smooth and pleasant ride up in the sky! Both take off and landing were soft, and Al and the crew were very good and helpful. It is safe and pleasant, the view was incredible in the early morning light. A nice surprise at landing, the pastry & champagne... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. Al appreciates the shout out. We are always glad to do hotel pick ups to accommodate our guests. Join us again for another great experience. More

orlando
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

I would recommend rainbow riders balloon company to anyone I had a fantastic time not only did they pick me up from my resort but brought me back after the hot air balloon ride we had champagne brunch after the ride I got awesome pictures learned a lot of information about how hot air balloon works they were very knowledgeable... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Way to go Mark! He is an awesome pilot. Thank you so much for the shout out for our company. We pride ourselves on being the best in the business! Thank you for recommending us to the TA community. We love to check off the bucket list! More

Slidell
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We visited Phoenix in the beginning of July and had such a great time together as a family we decided to take a second vacation to Phoenix this September. While inPhoenix in July we noticed hot air balloons in the air while on the way to another adventure but ran out of time to take a ride. This time around... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

So glad you chose us for second vacation to Phoenix. We have 31 years as a company and thousands of pilot hours in total. We do have rides in multiple locations! please join us for a ride in one of our other locations as we have a new location opening soon! More

Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

5:30 am we arrived at Rainbow Ryders for our first ever Hot Air Balloon ride. We were looking forward to an awesome trip and checking one more thing off the "bucket list". I had dressed as suggested by their pre-flight info, but as the morning was warm I approached the pilot and asked if I really needed to be layered... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are glad you enjoyed the flight and after flight refreshment. I am sorry to hear that you felt your questions were not addressed in the manner that you would have liked. Not sure what happened here. Al is a long time pilot and has many 5 circle Trip Advisor reviews.... More

New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had a great time taking a hot air balloon ride with a couple of friends recently!! The pilot was well trained and we felt extremely safe the entire time. The rest of the staff was really friendly, and answered all our questions. The ride was really smooth and peaceful, we were actually expecting more of a thrill but none came.... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. please come back and join us again soon! More

Hinton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife's 60th and a surprise. August 15th, a typical slight lowering of temperature before the dawn. A briefing from Patrick our pilot, some reassurance to the nervous birthday girl and the announcement that we were the only couple booked for the morning. Did we get lucky. We also got Patrick, an excellent companion and pilot and his able and... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Happy 60th birthday! So glad you chose to share it with us. We appreciate you and love to see our passengers happy. Patrick is an amazing pilot and we are glad he provided you that extra special experience on your special day. Join us again soon. More

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