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Rainbow Ryders

5601 Eagle Rock Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
+1 505-823-1111
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Ranked #5 of 52 Activities in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This was a nice morning adventure managed by a totally professional crew. We opted for hotel pickup, probably not necessary but convenient. Although one does not travel very far, it was nice looking down on Fiesta Park. I think we enjoyed seeing the balloons inflate more than anything else. It's something one does once, pretty expensive but you do get... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My husband bought us both a balloon ride for our 35th wedding anniversary and I must say it was FABULOUS!!!! I am afraid of heights but this was mesmerizing! Rainbow Ryders does an excellent job and the staff & crew were really great. I would do this with them again in a heartbeat!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Rainbow Ryder's delivers excellent service...they picked me up from my hotel and delivered me back without incident. The ballon ride was amazing and Al, our pilot, was great! I totally recommend this experience.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were on Dean's balloon and he was a fantastic guide, explaining what we were seeing from our air vantage, and even allowing my 6 year old, who could not see over the edge of the basket while standing, to perch on a ledge inside the balloon and act as 'co pilot.' The duration of the ride was just right.... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Rainbow Ryder's was THE best balloon ride!! They made everything so comfortable and they were so informative! We were so happy with their professionalism and expertise. Attention to details and taking time to let us photograph everything really impressed us! We highly recommend these fun people for your ballooning experience!! Thanks Alfred and Doug for everything!!!

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San Antonio, TX, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our pilot, Neil, kept us involved in the process, sights, sounds, both on the ground and in the air. We were one of three Rainbow Ryders balloons that flew that day, as well as two others that were also up around the same time. We got the bird's eye view of both alluvial mountains to the East and remnants of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great trip for my first balloon flight So serene amd beautiful. .. Very helpful crew and pilot Dean was very entertaining. Even the post flight packing of the balloon was fun. Everyone got involved. Refreshments were welcome and accompanied by an interesting tale of the history of ballooning

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Los Lunas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My son was visiting from Chicago and we took a "Private" balloon flight. We could not have asked for a more wonderful and magical experience. From the ease of booking to the great staff putting us at ease, it was truly an enchanting trip! Alfred, our pilot and Mike the chaser were totally professional, personable and lot's of fun. They... More

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Santee, South Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a private balloon ride to celebrate our 18th anniversary. It was worth the extra money to experience it in such an "intimate" way! Once we decided to celebrate the occasion in New Mexico, it seemed the perfect time to do something neither of us had ever done. It was just us and the pilot, Alfred, who was enjoying... More

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austin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Our pilot was Randy and he did a great job. The going up and landing was very smooth. We did this for our 55th anv. So this was special for us. I'm sorry we waited so long to take the ride. Would do it again in a minute.

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Happy 55th anniversary! Thanks for joining us for your special day. Randy is an amazing pilot thank you for reviewing us. More

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