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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 64 Activities in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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!
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Ballarat, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

this was on my bucket list and I am so glad I did it. I am afraid of heights but floating across the sky in a hot air balloon is so peaceful and tranquil you don't even realize you are so high up in the air. The scenery is much the same for the whole hour so if I were... More

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Victoria, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Although I'm sure experiences can vary due to weather conditions and number of bookings, this is a professional and well run outfit. I really don't think another company could do it better. My family and I had a great experience.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I've wanted to knock this off my bucket list and now I have. But wait! It is still on my list. It was so cool I plan to do it again and again! Patrick and the ground crew were great. Safe and exciting. Great for a date.

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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

our hot air balloon ride took us over a mile high, drifting over the sonoran desert as day broke. our balloonist (ballooner?) patrick kept us at ease at all times. the experience was remarkable. you barely felt yourself moving, whether you were going up ad down or traversing the desert. patrick spent our time in the sky explaining many of... More

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York, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Mark and his crew were simply outstanding!. My wife was fearful of the flight but these guys demonstrated the ultimate in courtesy and professionalism. From lift off to touch down and the Champagne toast at the end, I can't recommend Rainbow Ryders anything but Outstanding! Jeff Snyder York PA

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Paradise Valley, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wonrth the time and money. The staff did an amazing job. They were friendly and very informative about the sights and unique features of the desert area. Without question the ride was awesome. A ride is a ride your staff made the differance. I will do it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

The experience was perfect. The guide was knowledge about the area. He went above and beyond our expectations.

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 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 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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