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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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Our first time on a balloon ride was fantastic. The weather was great allowing for great views. Our pilot was Neal and our chase man was Doug. They combined to make a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Saint Charles, Missouri
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Our first time on a balloon ride was fantastic. The weather was great allowing for great views. Our pilot was Neal and our chase man was Doug. They combined to make a great team. Neal pointed out all of the points of interest along our route and explained all of the requirements to become a balloon pilot. They made our... More 

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MIAMI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This was the best event we did in Albuquerque, we met at 6:45 a.m. in their office and drove to the take-off site. This company is extremely professional, excellent personnel/equipment and they know their business extremely well. Our Pilot was Patrick could not have been any better he was an excellent pilot gret sense of humor and his main priority... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

First time my wife and I had ridden in a balloon. Dean Donley was our pilot, very professional with a great sense of humor making this truly a memorable experience. We will return to do it again.

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Last minute ride while in ABQ. Very stormy and windy the night before, but the weather cleared. The ride was fabulous, even the almost landing in a backyard. We only traveled around 4 miles but the view was stunning. All the ground crew along with Pilot Dean were exceptional. Would recommend Rainbow Ryders for all balloon rides

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Paramus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

It was a first time ballooning. I went with my friend of 15 years, who was afraid of heights. I and treated her to this experience. The weather was perfect, and the guide Patrick was great. The views were so beautiful. All I can say it I will never forget this. My friend and her family was so awestruck who... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I can't say enough good things about Rainbow Ryders. From reservations, to check-in, to pre-flight check. From takeoff to landing. It was all handled with the customer in mind. I would absolutely fly here again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is the best experience if my whole life. My boyfriend and I took and early morning ride. The pilot Kevin and his helper Ryan, let us help on the preparation of filling up the balloon before our flight. Kevin was an excellent pilot who explained everything. My boyfriend who has been ballooning before enjoyed the conversation with Kevin. Breath... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Rainbow Ryders was recommended by the Hyatt Tamaya resort and Rainbow Ryders picked us up from the hotel. It took a while before we were up in the air but I was ok with that. They were checking on the weather especially the winds to make sure it was safe. I'd prefer that we were safe versus just getting us... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I was recently in Albuquerque on business with a couple of friends and it's always been a thing to do on my Bucket List to take a Hot Air Balloon ride, but I'm scared of heights and wasn't sure how i'd beable to handle it. I'm Glad I decided to do it. It was Amazing!! Alfred was our Pilot along... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I chose Rainbow Ryders because of the reviews and we weren't disappointed! Very professional, easy going, and funny. Dean and his crew were pleasant and informative. The flight was peaceful and amazing! The Irish prayer and champagne toast was a nice touch. A must do!

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