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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 55 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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Colleyville, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took our first ever hot air balloon ride this October with Rainbow Riders at the Albuquerque Balloon Festival. The trip was definitely a bucket list item but we will not hesitate to take another one. Rainbow Riders performed as a Top Notch organization from booking to touch down. Our pilot, Philip Brandt was extremely experienced, highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I had the most incredible experience during the Albuquerque Balloon Festival going up in a balloon with Rainbow Ryder's during the mass ascension. They were very organized and went up early so I got to see most of the other balloon ascend. Everyone must do this at least once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Riding in a hot air balloon during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta was much better than I had imagined. The pilot and other people in the balloon rose into the sky amidst hundreds of balloons. Everywhere we looked there were beautiful balloons. We had seen them from below but now we could see them from above or even right next to... More

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I was very impressed with the balloon pilot and the entire crew. These people know what they are doing! Our pilot expertly flew us over a power line and into a fairly small grass field for a perfect, smooth landing. After getting us down, the crew went on to assist two other balloons (not Rayinbow Ryders) who were coming in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

So thrilled to cross this off my bucket list!!😜 I must admit I was afraid as I get dizzy on a stepladder due to my fear of heights!! Dean our pilot was very reassuring and I must admit it was delightful!! Soft take off and landing and the ride was spectacular!! The ground crew worked very hard to set us... More

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Peoria, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I have been on balloon rides before but never among so many other beautiful balloons. The pilot was excellent, providing us with a smooth landing. Would highly recommend this experience, especially during balloon fiesta. The most difficult part was getting in and out of the basket but there was plenty of help to accomplish this.

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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The crew and staff were very friendly and enjoyable to deal with. It was well worth the money the only thing is that I wish the ride was a little longer. But very pleasant and fun to do with this group

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Porter, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Book the flight. Damn the cost. It is a must do experience of a lifetime. This trip to Albequerque was my reward to me after going through 8 months of chemotherapy for colon cancer. Well worth the pain of chemo and side effects to have this experience. I am terrified of heights, but never once felt uncomfortable or scared. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was so thrilling going up in the hot air balloon. I had visited the balloon fiesta before, but was unable to reserve a balloon because I waited and they were booked. Book early!!!!! It is soooooo.....much FUN and I felt very confident in the pilots ability, expertise and knowledge of ballooning. It made the experience very relaxing. You felt... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This year my sister visited for balloon fiesta and she, my wife, and I all took a balloon ride from Balloon Fiesta Park. Our pilot was Jerney Bojanovic, who was both charming and an excellent pilot. We had a gentle take off and reached about 1,500 feet AGL before descending to a landing field where Jerney made a perfect landing.... More

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