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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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Wonderful adventure of a lifetime with Dean our very capable pilot!

We were on vacation in Santa Fe for a week on winter break with our 2 sons (17 & 15). I booked a sunset ride the night before we were scheduled to fly home to Long Island, NY... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
PhyllisMassa
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East Quogue, New York
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East Quogue, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were on vacation in Santa Fe for a week on winter break with our 2 sons (17 & 15). I booked a sunset ride the night before we were scheduled to fly home to Long Island, NY. Upon our arrival we were greeted very nicely by everyone at Rainbow Ryders. We were informed that there may be a possibility... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I had always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon and finally got the opportunity to when a friend from Australia was visiting. Rainbow Ryders made the ride very enjoyable and I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in riding in a hot air balloon. I know I will be going again hopefully sooner then later......

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I surprised my husband with a balloon ride the day after Valentines Day. It was a Valentines/Birthday gift and it was something we had never done before. From arriving to the office before the sun, helping with the balloon, climbing into the basket, soaring across Albuquerque, and celebrating with a champagne toast after, everything was perfect! The crew, the ride,... More 

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golden valley, az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

we did it for my wife birthday and it was great...to be there and watch them get the ride ready...with the sunrise...just wish it was longer say 2-3 hrs instead of 1 hr flight...the pilot was very knowledgeable on hot air balloons and did a get job...would go again...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 34th anniversary in Albuquerque which included a balloon flight. Our pilot was awesome, the flight itself was a calm but cool adventure. I wish we had flown over more interesting topography than backyard of Rio Rancho. Overall, I would encourage others to experience this....the company sees well run and efficient.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The organization of the trip was fine, but the flight itself? Kind of a snooze. We took off, flew over some houses, and landed in a park. There was champagne. But it was cold, and early, and not something I'll ever need to do again. But when in Albuquerque...

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Flying high above Albuquerque in a hot air balloon is a surreal experience. Everyone should try it at least once. The Rainbow Ryders crew are the best and the adventure is one that must be experienced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We made a special trip to Albuquerque just for this and it was absolutely worth it!! Dean our pilot and the crew were exceptional!!! The experience was unforgettable, fun, exciting and yet so peaceful!! After the ride we were given a choice of drinks from champagne, orange juice, cranberry juice and they even made us mimosas, muddy water and poinsettia... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Dean, Sean & Jared are awesome! Great experience! Great prices, great crew, would recommend this 100% cannot wait to do it again!

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Davenport, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband never knew just how lush & green Albuquerque was until we took our balloon ride on our dating anniversary, it was so beautiful & an amazing experience to share.

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