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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 48 activities in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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 April 13, 2014 NEW

Test customer this was amazing. Best customer service we have had during our three week trip thru the south west. You can't do any better. We will plan to go again when in the area. They know how to take care of people. What a great ride. Forget your fears, it is so smooth, just like sitting in an IMAX... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We like the comparison to the IMAX theater! Please do join us again we offer the best views of the southwest anywhere. We have offices in Albuquerque and Phoenix! We can't wait to see you again. More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This was a fantastic trip on a most picturesque morning. The weather is the most contributing factor to ballooning so keep that in mind. We had booked one a day before our trip and Rainbow Ryders was willing to accommodate us (we went in April not during the fiesta). Overall a great group and I highly recommend their services.

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We appreciate the recommendation. Thanks so much for choosing us. Web look forward to flying you again. More

Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We went for spring break and it was incredible! I'm glad we planned to do it early in the trip because we weren't able to go the first day, & almost couldn't go the second day. We have a slight fear of heights but you don't even think about it when you are up there. You feel like you are... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your spring break with us. We really value our customers and their reviews. We would love to fly you again soon! More

Fairfield, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My husband booked us on a morning balloon trip with Rainbow Ryders. We had a beautiful, fun trip with a great crew. I highly recommend a trip with them!

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We have the best crew in the business. Thank you for mentioning them in your review. Join us again for another adventure. More

Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Taking a hot air balloon ride in Albuquerque was a “must do” while we were there! The pilot and staff were professional and considerate of everyone’s needs. The ride was magnificent! They provided riders with memorabilia (pin and certificate) plus offered other items for sale to consider. We had some challenges booking the flight. I phoned a couple of weeks... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We are glad that we could provide you with such a magnificent experience! We do apologize for the booking mix up. This is why we tell people they will get the email confirmation, that way we are all on the same page. Thanks for reviewing us. Let's fly together soon. We also have an office in Phoenix, AZ join us... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This was something my daughter really wanted to do on our trip to Albuquerque. I wasn't so sure it would be safe or worth the money. It was both! So peaceful. The pilot was completely in control of the massive balloon. The champagne toast with packaged snacks at the park at the end was definitely a nice touch. Do it!... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

So glad that you and your daughter had an amazing and safe experience with us. We have the highest safety standards in this business. Thanks for the glowing review and please join us again. More

Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I felt so privileged to experience my first hot air balloon ride during a business trip to Albuquerque. The flights the day before and after ours were cancelled due to winds. Our trip was amazing! The reservation process was simple, the pick up at our hotel was on time and the crew were delightful, making us feel comfortable throughout the... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us to the whole Trip Advisor community. We appreciate that! We are happy that you made time to spend with us during a business trip to our beautiful city. We look forward to it again. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My daughter and I recently took a balloon ride from the Hyatt Resort Tamaya. Unimaginably beautiful. Wonderful team. We had an unexpected landing (safe and fun, just in a stretch of land that was a little off the beaten path -- but that's ballooning) and the Rainbow Ryders staff made the entire experience a delight. Experience of a lifetime.

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We do enjoy sharing this experience of a lifetime and really love it when we receive such awesome feedback. We accommodate for hotel guests needs. We want everyone to have this experience with us and we will help you get there. More

Fargo, North Dakota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you are in ABQ and have the chance to take a hot air balloon ride, I would recommend doing it through Rainbow Ryders! The staff was friendly and professional and our pilot Brook didn't feel like he had to talk during the entire flight. (Have you ever had a tour guide that talked way too much?) Although maybe he... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our company. Ballooning is a weather dependent sport. We wish we could control the weather, but it always wins! We are sorry if you felt a little cramped. We do always try our best to lightly load our baskets. Please come and take another ride with us. Perhaps you would enjoy one of our... More

Seattle
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I'm afraid of heights. But I thought since it's way early in the morning, what the heck. We were picked up at the Hyatt Tamaya and driven to a field in NW Albuquerque. We got to help get the balloon ready - which was awesome. Soon afterwards, we were off. I felt like I was seeing the world in a... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We agree everyone should have this amazing experience at least once. Some do it many times as it is very addicting. More

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