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Rainbow Ryders

5601 Eagle Rock Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
+1 505-823-1111
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Ranked #4 of 52 activities in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: "The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow Ryders Inc. Hot AIr Balloon Company is proudly celebrating 30 years of flight experience.... more » Owner description: "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. 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! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

This started out as a bucket list item for my wife. Neither of us knew what to expect but we ended up having the best time of our trip to New Mexico and will remember it for a lifetime. Our pilot Alfred Salazar and crew Mike Smith were both entertaining and experienced and obviously love what they do. The balloon... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We love to check the bucket list! So glad we could give you and your wife such amazing memories of a wonderful trip with us. We will see you at Fiesta! More

Streetsboro, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We purchased a gift certificate from the website around Christmas time for a vacation we had planned in May, this allowed us to get a discount on the normal cost of the flight. Randy, our pilot, was very competent and we had a beautiful flight without incident. The flights normally consist of 12 people per basket - if I were... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing our company for your adventure. The gift certificates are an awesome way to hold your rate for the entire year. Thanks for the great review and we look forward to seeing you soon! More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had a great day for a lovely flight. Dean is a terrific pilot who is VERY entertaining. I have since seen him land safely and softly in some rather amazing spots. This is a must check off on anyone's bucket list.

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thanks for the shout out to Dean! He is an awesome addition to the Rainbow Ryders family. Please join us again for an amazingly entertaining good time. More

Allen, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our July 4th ride was the first hot air balloon ride which turned out to be an amazing experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the sunrise flight around the city against the backdrop of Sandia mountains . Rainbow Ryders offer Inexpensive rates, efficient customer service and the flight was well executed by Captain Mike and his crew. Highly recommend.

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for the recommendation. Glad we could share the 4th of July with you. Mike is awesome thanks for his shout out. Join us again for another fun adventure. More

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My first time visiting ABQ last month and my first hot air balloon ride. So glad I chose Rainbow Ryders for the experience. Dean and the crew are some super nice, down-to-earth dudes that made everything enjoyable. The ride was almost cancelled because of the wind, but they were very patient in monitoring the conditions and got us in the... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We agree everyone must enjoy an amazing balloon flight with us! The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now! Dean is a great pilot thank you for telling us about the awesome job he did. Lets go again soon. More

Baytown, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had an awesome ride. Rainbow Ryders puts safety first. We were suppose to ride on July 1, but due to the windy weather it was cancelled. We were able to go up the next morning and what an experience! Our pilot, Randy, had well over 30 years of experience flying. The entire crew knew what they were doing, from... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us! We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We would love to fly you again in Albuquerque or Phoenix. More

Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Hot air ballooning made fantastic! Great price! Alfred and Elroy were awesome and amazing hosts! Our flight could not have been any better for this season. We will go back and will fly again with Rainbow Ryders!

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review. Another happy, satisfied and returning customer! This is what we love to hear. Please join us again soon for another fabulous flight! More

Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We total enjoyed ourselves as this was a celebration ride for the 3 of us visiting all 50 states. Defintely recommend.

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We want to travel with you. Thanks for joining us as your awesome experience in New Mexico! We love that we are what you chose to do for visit to our state. Good luck and great adventures to you on the other 49 states. More

Plano
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Captain Mike made our first flight amazing The flight and views were gorgeous and it was worth every penny I will definitely recommend this place to everyone I talk with

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing. We appreciate you sharing your wonderful experience with The Trip Advisor community. Also thanks for the shout out to Mike he is an awesome pilot. Please join us again for another adventure. More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a fabulous pilot that gave great instructions and was very knowledgeable. Francisco our pilot pointed out places to look and gave us a very exciting ride.

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. It looks like you joined us for Balloon Fiesta. This is truly our favorite flight so glad you enjoyed it and had an amazing pilot that made the trip even more exciting. Please join us again for another adventure More

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