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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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A Moment of ZEN that is Unforgettable.

I spent a few of my teenage years as a Balloon Chaser for a few Hot Air Balloons for the International Balloon Fiesta here in Albuquerque and there’s nothing that quite compares... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I spent a few of my teenage years as a Balloon Chaser for a few Hot Air Balloons for the International Balloon Fiesta here in Albuquerque and there’s nothing that quite compares to getting a hot air balloon ride. It’s a very “ZEN” moment when you are floating above the world being carried only by the wind. I would describe... More 

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Letts, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The entire experience was amazing. Everyone made us feel comfortable. Getting to see the entire process from airing up the balloon to bundling it up at the end was very interesting. Dean was our guide and he was great! This was definately the highlight of our vacation!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Amazing, simply amazing, the peace of floating in a hot air balloon piloted by a world record setting pilot! Troy was fabulous and his crew did a great job, especially Chad! He was very friendly and helpful giving recommendations of things to do in the area! Would love to do it again!

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The whole experience was excellent from the time we walked in until we walked out. Everyone was super friendly, very professional and made us feel very comfortable. We would fly again with them anytime!!! Thank You for giving us the opportunity to check this off our Bucket Lists!!!

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RainbowRyders1, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We love being able to share our love of hot air ballooning with our passengers, and we're happy to hear you had such a wonderful time. We hope you'll come back and visit us if you're in the Phoenix or Albuquerque areas. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were picked up timely and take to a safe destination for our launch. Everyone was very professional and view were great. Pilot and driver were friendly and able to answer our questions. Was nervous about the activity but we were in great hands the whole flight!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Just like our pilot, Patrick, said you want your pilot has "Ego", so he/she is high in confidence of what they do. It is an absolutely thrilling and spectacular experience. My friend Lesley and I went up in the air on Sunday, 8/16. The flight is well planned and the crew is well organized. The whole trip didn't miss a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Both adults (cousin and niece) had a wonderful time. They have checked this off their bucket list. Thank you! :-)

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RainbowRyders1, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

It looks like you got some beautiful pictures! We're happy to hear everyone had a wonderful time. We hope you'll visit us again if you're in the area. More 

Hastings, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We came to visit family and my sister in law went up on Saturday morning. Our pilot was Patrick he was great very experienced and funny. If you go to new Mexico it's a must take lots of pics.

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RainbowRyders1, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! New Mexico is such a beautiful state, and we feel very lucky to be able to showcase that every morning. More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was absolutely the best experience. We have wanted to do this for years. From the moment we walked into Rainbow Ryder's and were greeted by Patrick to our saying goodbye to Patrick was a flawless, exciting and exhilarating experience. Patrick was reassuring, knowledgeable, funny and just the kind of guy to make your trip the best. Words can't describe... More 

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RainbowRyders1, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! Patrick is an excellent pilot, and we're so proud to have him on our team. It looks like you got some beautiful photos that morning, so thank you for sharing. We hope you'll come back to visit us if you're in the Albuquerque or Phoenix areas again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Amazing experience from the moment one of the staff members picked me up at the hotel to the end. Dean, our pilot is a true professional that showed love for what he is doing, great sense of humor as well as safety consciousness. A+ in my book!!!!

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RainbowRyders1, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! Dean is a wonderful asset to our time, and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to write a review. More 

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