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Address: 5601 Eagle Rock Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
Phone Number: +1 505-823-1111
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Description: "The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow Ryders Inc...
"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. Enjoy your hour long flight over the beautiful Rio Grande Valley, upon landing you will be welcomed back to the ground with a celebratory toast and a light continental breakfast as you are presented your commemorative flight certificate. 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!
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What a great bucket list item to fulfill. The weather was ideal for the flight. The staff was outstanding and friendly. Any questions they would answer until you understood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Toledo, Ohio
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Toledo, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

What a great bucket list item to fulfill. The weather was ideal for the flight. The staff was outstanding and friendly. Any questions they would answer until you understood. The pilot Dean was great and explained everything he was doing. I would recommend to everyone to do this. At $149.00 it is well spent money.

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Navarre, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My wife recently took a balloon ride with this company. She enjoyed the ride in spite of the bad experience. The balloon did not fly very high and the view was not great. The worse part was the landing when it crashed, bounced three times and turned over causing all the people in the basket to fall on top of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

What a great experience!!! The pilots are awesome and are very professional. Ours was very knowledgeable about the area which gave the ride an extra touch. I would recommend this company 100%! I'm ready to do it again!! It's a very peaceful and relaxing fun thing to do.....at least that's my opinion and I hate heights!!

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We were on our way to Durango, CO and stopped in Albuquerque just for a night. We thought what better thing to do in Albuquerque than ride on a hot air balloon? So we did with Rainbow Ryders. Our pilot Dean was super reassuring and knowledgeable. He has over 2000 hours on balloon experience and was able to answer all... More 

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Allenford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

great flight, the people were great to work with in the office and the ground crew - great job! Dean is an excellent pilot - should be on everyone's bucket list at least once

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really awesome experience with the family and RainbowRyders not only made it possible, but made it exceptional! Our pilot, Dean, flew his 2000th+ flight and captained our large basket balloon of 12 passengers for one hour, almost 5 (flight) miles, up to 2000 ft above Albuquerque's 5000 ft elevation, soaring in favorable conditions of sunshine and calm skies with a... More 

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Dallas
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Yes, you do have to get up really early in the morning. But, yes, it is certainly worth it. Soaring above the city and the mountains and dipping down to touch the Rio Grande was a gorgeous as it was relaxing. And we got the most amazing photos!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was an amazing experience! What a wonderful way to sight see the city of Albequerque and have a wonderful adventure at the same time! My daughter couldn't stop snapping pictures and if the scenery wasn't enough the crew at Rainbow Ryders were great, they made us laugh and made us feel like old friends. Our pilot Dean was awesome,... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My trip with Rainbow Ryders was so amazing! Our experience was fantastic from the second Sean picked us up at the hotel to the second we were (sadly) dropped off. Dean, Sean, and Adam couldn't have been funnier or more personable, but totally professional. I felt perfectly at home up above Albuquerque! The 'muddy waters' in the park after the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Pilot Dean provided the most memorable first birthday ride a gal could ask for. Even though he has flown a million times, his enthusiasm and love for what he does continues to shine through. We dropped down and experienced the Rio Grande River up close, along with flying high. As a native of the city, I appreciated a new perspective... More 

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Happy 36th birthday! we are so glad that you had an amazing flight with a great pilot like Dean. We love what we do at Rainbow Ryders and it shows. Thanks for the awesome review. We are glad you had a memorable experience along with a gorgeous flight in our fair city. More 

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