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Rainbow Ryders

Address: 5601 Eagle Rock Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
Phone Number: +1 505-823-1111
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$195*
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Ranked #4 of 98 Activities in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Adventure
Owner description: "The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow Ryders...
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Type: Adventure
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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!
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Salatiga, Indonesia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We made the reservation two weeks in advance. We arrived the meeting place on time as scheduled, but it started to snow. The pilots cancelled the flight. Given such weather we understood. We made an arrangement to have the next day flight with the pilot. The next day was a beautiful day. We arrived again at the same time. However,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Rainbow Ryders has top-notched service and are professionals. The ride was amazing and the crew and Pilot had me in laughing what a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I surprised my daughters with a balloon ride for the younger one's 21st birthday. It was such a different sort of experience for us. Everyone we came into contact with was very friendly. Our pilot was nice and very professional. The ride was surprisingly smooth! It was just the pilot, myself and my two daughters in the basket. It was... More 

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Susie, Thank you so much for the review. Your girls and you were so much fun. Thank you also for writing us this review. We love the spontaneity of just jumping in the car with the girls and road tripping finding amazing things to do on your travels. Please come back and fly with us again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Our family went in on buying my mother a sunrise flight in Albuquerque for her 60th birthday. She has always wanted to fly in a hot air balloon but she has a fear of heights. The whole experience was fun and amazing! The Pilot is very experienced and took her right down to the water on the Rio Grande. I... More 

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

happy birthday to your mom! Thanks for choosing us to fly your mom. Please come fly with us yourself. We love to check off those bucket lists. More 

Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

From beginning to end Rainbow Ryders exceeded ALL of our expectations. Entire staff is compassionate about what they do and it shows. We had booked to fly last year and had to cancel. No problem in receiving deposit back. Booked again for this year and our pilot Jim and his chase team were awesome. Great experience to include taking our... More 

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this awesome review. So glad we could give you such an amazing experience. Please join us again soon. More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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119 reviews 119 reviews
57 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you want an excellent company for your balloon ride, this would be it. They are very well organized. Having never gone ballooning before and having a fear of heights, my husband and I were somewhat anxious. However, we were soon put to ease by the professionalism of the staff and the thorough preparation they provided us. You could certainly... More 

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thanks for the referral! we love this review. So glad we could calm your fears and give you an unbelievable experience. Please fly with us again soon. More 

Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Not only was the weather absolutely perfect, and the scenery great, but we had this guy( http://www.ballooningbradleys.com/about.html) as our pilot!! Having the most prolific record setting balloonist as your pilot was icing on the cake! Highly recommend Rainbow Ryders for your Albuquerque balloon experience. watch him break Richard Branson's record this winter!

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Yorba Linda, California
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A wonderful experience to share with my daughters. The company web site was easy to understand and manipulate. Phone calls were answered and clarified a question. Pleasant to deal with. Fun to be with pilot (Patrick Stevens). Smooth ride. Great views. We felt very safe. Each step was clearly explained so there was no uneasiness. Cost is less on either... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is our fourth hot air balloon ride (others in different states over the years). We thought this one was our best. The scenery was lovely, we were up over an hour, and we travelled the farthest of any of the group that all took off around the same time. Our balloon pilot Troy was great, and we went from... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Rainbow Ryders is a treat for all who visit Albuquerque. The employees have the utmost respect and consideration for their quests. Mike Collins is an excellent and knowledgeable pilot. Mike and his team provided a fantastic total experience.

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