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Sweet Escape Balloon Rides

216 Dogwood Trail, Albuquerque, NM
505-891-7634
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Ranked #17 of 51 activities in Albuquerque
Type: Tours
Most recent review
- Dec 15, 2013
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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My husband and I had the opportunity to go up with Captain Kirk yesterday at a small balloon festival. It was my first ride and my husband's second. it was so serene being up in the balloon and fun to be up with other balloons. Kirk is extremely friendly -- we had a great time! We had a traditional toast... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We selected Sweet Escapes for our first balloon ride after talking with several companies; it was a good choice. Kirk (owner and pilot) is friendly and informative. As locals, we knew the landscape, so he explained the operations as we floated above Albuquerque. Helping to "crew" enhanced the trip. And I'm glad we didn't skip the post-flight ceremony with champagne... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The new owner of Sweet Escape, Kirk, does this for fun as much as profit. He does only one run per day with two passengers. We went during balloon fiesta and had a great time. Kirk is relaxed and personable and gives you a great experience. The launch, ride, and landing were all smooth. Kirk charges less than some of... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This was a great experience for our family. We have ballooned in the past and this ride was perfect (weather, landing and a smooth ride). Captain Kirk was wonderful and explained the landscape to the kids as we went along. They really loved the "splash and dash". Thanks for providing us with a memorable experience and also making everyone feel... More

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Wyoming, DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We went on our first balloon ride as part of our anniversary trip. What fun! You get to help set up the balloon, basket and burners and off you go! If you want this adventure, Kurt and his crew will take good care of you!

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Sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

When I think of Albuquerque, I think of hot air ballooning. I've always wanted to experience it. My husband surprised me with one and chose the right company. Learned so much about what it's about. Every ride is different, it's a group effort with ground crew(we even got to help). Got to talk to Donna, her husband and our pilot,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

We went during Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2011 and the ride was short and expensive. Our balloon was old and tattered. For breakfast they served cookies but there was champagne. No pictures taken as promised. No history of ballooning as promised. All in all it was a disappointing experience. Shop around for another company! Our ride lasted less than 40 minutes...certainly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011 via mobile

Knowing that I would be in ABQ for one day only during a road trip with kids, I wanted to enjoy a hot air balloon ride with them. Unfortunately, most companies simply charge too much for the little ones. Sweet Escape, however, charged only 1/2 price for the kids -- 1/2 of a full price that itself was surprisingly reasonable.... More

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detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

We took our balloon ride on Dec 28th.The crew was very friendly and explained all about the balloon setup and let us help get the balloon ready to fky. The flight was great and lasted over an hour. The digital pictures they gave us of the were a real plus. It was an experience to remember.

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Taylor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

We were also canceled during the balloon fiesta in Albuquerque by Sweet Escape Balloon Rides. See saw many other balloons flying that day. We also heard reports of 5 balloon accidents that day. We were glad they canceled us. Had a great flight that weekend.

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