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Rainbow Ryders

5601 Eagle Rock Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
+1 505-823-1111
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Ranked #5 of 52 Activities in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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. 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! « less
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Albuquerque
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Extremely organized, fantastic pilot, wind forced us to land in a neighborhood (way cool for us and the neighbors), nice ceremony after the flight with refreshments. Overall fantastic experience that shouldn't be missed in Albuquerque.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful experience on our first balloon ride. Would recommend this attraction to everyone. The view was great.

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Trophy Club, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This was such a relaxing experience. Dean was our pilot and he was so knowledgeable and relaxed. Rainbowryders is so organized. We got to help a lot with the experience which was neat. We will go again!

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diana11219
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

My wonderful fiance surprised me on my birthday with a hot air balloon ride ,which was absolutely amazing ! We had a private ride with Alfred Salazar who gave us the most spectacular experience EVER!!!!!!The take off and landing were super smooth. Alfred is a talented pilot! He was so nice and made us feel very comfortable. Afterwards we had... More

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Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This was my first hot air balloon ride but certainly not my last. Our pilot was Troy and he is the best!! His crew was great and so helpful to all the passengers. The views have to be seemed to be believed. My only trouble was I was up front near Troy and because of the hot air it was... More

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As a birthday present to my wife (and to allow her to tick one box on her bucket list) we chartered a exclusive ride on a Rainbow Ryders balloon, which means it was only my wife, myself and the pilot. The price was excellent- way below others that I had found on the internet. And the staff superb. I recommend... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Happy Birthday to your wife. Glad we could check off her bucket list. We appreciate the high praise. We also agree do not go through any adventure tour companies. We do not affiliate with those tour companies but strongly advise against it!! Dealing with us directly will get you the lowest rate. Thank you so much for this awesome review... More

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had my Gal's sister and brother.in.law come to town so we wanted to show them something special. A hot air balloon ride was just a perfect fit since we had bragged about our last ride from two years ago. This flight had 8 passengers and a pilot. The flight was about 1:48 in the air time, more than the... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us. So glad you and your family had an enjoyable flight. Sorry there are no bathrooms on board the aircraft. However we are the only company that has an office with bathrooms. Other companies have you meet in a field or parking lot. We pride ourselves on having a lovely office with great facilities. we cannot... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was our first visit to ABQ/Santa Fe and our first hot air balloon ride. With four teenage girls, we wanted to find an activity that was different and would be memorable and this was perfect. Sadly, one of the girls was just too afraid to go, but the five of us shared one side of the basket and a... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We love to hear about the excursions of passengers, especially they talk about the amazing sites of beautiful city and the Rio Grande river. Please join us again for your next ballooning adventure in Albuquerque or Phoenix. More

Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This was my second hot air balloon ride, the last in Napa with a different outfit. The commonality is that both rides had TWELVE guests aboard. However the basket can accommodate this easily and has nothing to do with safe operation, it is a cramped feeling in what should be otherwise a quiet, liberating experience. (The Napa load was the... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We appreciate your response however we need to clear a few things up for you. Our largest baskets can hold 14 passengers. We load 12. The weight on these balloons is crucial and we cannot load them any lighter for the reason stated. Sometimes balloons can have a hard landing or just a few bumps which is what you may... More

Fallbrook, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Dean was very thorough in checking the conditions prior to flight. Wonderful safe ride ....we also had the beautiful new balloon....great weather for drifting around the sky and where else to do it but the balloon capital of the world. Thanks for a wonderful experience. Diane G...Fallbrook, CA

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We so glad to hear about your wonderful experience with us! Dean is an amazing pilot. Safety is always our top priority. Please join us again for an awesome adventure. More

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