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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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Gig Harbor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We loved the trip and would love to "fly" again. It was great to see friends and spend time with them in the balloon

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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

My wife, granddaughter and I took the am hot air balloon ride in Albuquerque on April 12, 2014 with Rainbow Ryders, Inc. What a great experience! Our pilot, Jim Mitchell, made us feel comfortable and confident. He explained the operation of the balloon and described details of everything we were witnessing below. Even landing was fun (we landed on a... More

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Mount Pleasant, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A Hot Air Balloon ride was a bucketlist item for me now that I am retired. I couldn't have had a better experience. Randy was our pilot and did a great job as did our "chasers and crew" Mark, Jim, and Kevin. We were allowed to help get the balloon inflated and then packed up at the end of the... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Yay! We checked off yet another Bucket List! Thank you for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community. Please join us at our Phoenix/Scottsdale location for another view of an amazing city. More

North Brunswick, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This trip was Incredible! is a unique experience, what you feel when you're in the air is indescribable.

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you choosing our company to give you an incredible experience. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

Senior Contributor
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

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