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Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company

1725 W Williams Dr Suite 39, Phoenix, AZ (Deer Valley)
480-299-0154
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Ranked #4 of 52 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 balloon pin. 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. « less
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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
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

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Wen't up because a friend of mine recommended it and didn't know what to expect. I had anxiety the night before but for whatever reason when he asked me to help him with the inflation process it helped calm the nerves (you don't have to help, but I decided to give it a try because it seemed like a nice... More

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

Another shout our for Patrick. We at RRI have an amazing crew of folks that we get to work with. So glad we were able to calm your anxiety and provide you with a great flight experience. Lets fly again soon! More

Scottsdale Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Just had a fabulous morning with my son - celebrated his 22nd birthday with Rainbow Ryders Balloon company. They were on time, professional and friendly. The equipment and balloon was meticulously maintained and ready to go. Nothing to be scared of~ Mark, our pilot was friendly and informative about the area and dessert terrain. Greatly enjoyed a "bucket" list item... More

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

Happy 22nd birthday to your son! We love to check off bucket lists. Thank you for the shout out to Mark he is an amazing pilot. Please come back and join us for another adventure. More

Windsor, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was a Suberb trip. We went as a family of 4 and enjoyed the whole experience from being sat in a basket whilst it was tipped upright to setting off into the sky, listening to the dogs bark below, watching the sunrise to the bumpy but exciting landing. The crew were excellent and explained how things worked and what... More

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

We are so glad that you chose us for flight experience. You came a long way from the U.K. so glad that we could exceed your expectations. Thank you for recommending us to the TA world. Join us again in either Albuquerque or Phoenix. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I booked this as an anniversary surprise for my husband while we were in the area for a family vacation. When we arrived we were the only ones that had booked for that day so we had a private trip! Our pilot did a great job of pointing out landmarks and giving us suggestions on other fun things to do... More

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

Happy anniversary. So glad that the two of were able to get a private flight, bonus! We appreciate you taking the time to review us. More

Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Based on other reviews of Rainbow Ryders I chose to go with them and was not disappointed at all! Mark and the rest of the crew were very energetic and make the entire experience so much fun. I expected the basket to be on the snug side, but was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to see even when... 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. In the summer time we do like to get our guests out of the heat! Thankfully we do have a fully air conditioned facility in which we can take our passengers post flight. Please join us again soon for another adventure. More

Fredericksburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our experience was awesome! Just watch out for the landing. :) Quite an adventure! We felt very safe and never questioned our driver. It was a little windy that day and they were unsure if we were going to be able to go. Everything worked out great! My boyfriend, who is afraid of heights, never had an issue and enjoyed... More

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

So glad we could provide such an amazing experience for you both. You flew with us in the winter months when we offer sunset flights. What a great experience for the two of you. Thank you for recommending us we appreciate the review. More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My daughter, a friend and I went ballooning and we thought we'd be terrified, but the total opposite happened. It was such a peaceful feeling floating so high. Mark our pilot was very calming and informative. You are in great hands with him and his crew. I would recommend them to anybody.

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

So glad that we could show you that a balloon flight is amazing. We love this review because you can help show the TA community that this is a wonderful experience with a top notch company! Please come back and fly with us again. More

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