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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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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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

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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Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I had always wanted to take a hot air balloon ride and finally had the opportunity. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. Our balloon pilot, Troy, had lots of experience and made everyone feel at ease. He told us a little about the area and took us down close to the Rio Grande, I could almost feel the water... More

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Victoria, Texas, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It was a very early Saturday morning for our group to be awake but we were excited for our "adventure". We saw Albuquerque like the birds do!! The flight was quiet and smooth while we drifted to altitudes of 10000 feet. Our pilot, Dean, was knowledgable and confidence inspiring. Our balloon was a beautiful new balloon. We 'buzzed' a neighborhood... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. So glad we were able to calm your fears. Sounds like you had the nickel flight. please join us again soon for another adventure. More

Puno, Peru
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I recognize that the flight experience can depend a great deal on the particular wind conditions of the day on which one goes out, and I got very lucky. The day was perfect (sunny, not too hot, and we flew about 8 miles instead of staying in one place). That said, our pilot (Troy Bradlet) and his on-ground crew were... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you Meg for such an explicit review of the process of hot air ballooning. Troy is a world renown pilot and one of the best! Thank you so much for joining us and hope to see you again soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Amazing from beginning toend! Our tour guide Dean Donley was very knowledgeable and fun. The crew had jokes for days and the view was unforgettable!!!! So grateful to have had such a wonderful experience. Keep up the great work!

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. We appreciate you taking the time to review us. More

LaGrangeville, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was my first balloon ride and I was a little apprehensive on what turned out to be a truly amazing experience. Captain Mike and balloon chaser Sean were great in every aspect of the balloon ride. There were 12 people in the balloon, including the captain. This was a little tight, but not uncomfortably so. The takeoff was very... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and the recommendation to the TA world. We appreciate the shout outs to Mike and Sean. Please join us again soon in Albuquerque or Phoenix for another great flight. More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

This was the best experience I've ever had In my life. Dean was great, informative, and a lot of fun. The ride was smooth & relaxing. I felt safe at all times. The landing was also very smooth. I loved how he included all the passengers in the whole experience. After we landed we had a Champaign Toast that was... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Shannon we love this review. Thank you for recommending us to the readers. Please come and join us again soon for another adventure. More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful ride! The crew was great! Very helpful and informative. Neither of us were afraid at any time. The landing was smooth and ending our trip with mimosas & poinsettias was an added plus! We highly recommend Rainbow Ryders!

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your flight! please come back soon. More

Midland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Two couples purchased a hot air balloon ride in August 2014. The team that worked with us did a great job explaining the set up and actually having us participating in preparing the balloon for takeoff. Our pilot, Mr. Alvarez, did a great job explaining take off procedures and before you knew it we were up in the air. We... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We work as hard as we can be competitive in our pricing. Thank you for complimenting our staff. We have the best crew in the business. More

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