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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 116 Activities in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: "The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow Ryders...
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Type: Other outdoor activities, Outdoor Activities
Hours:
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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Davenport, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband never knew just how lush & green Albuquerque was until we took our balloon ride on our dating anniversary, it was so beautiful & an amazing experience to share.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This crew is all about safety! Dean was our pilot and he was just so gracious and funny. We ended up delaying the ride one day because the winds were a little rough. We were so glad that we did ゚o゚ The view, the experience, and the great people at Rainbow Ryders was well worth the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I had wonderful time. The staff was great, Patrick our pilot was well trained and funny, not to mention the sites were beautiful. Overall a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an adventure.

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Yukon, Oklahoma
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I booked this trip on Christmas morning 2014 for my wife and I on our 23rd Anniversary. We met with our pilot (Troy) that morning at their office. We had about 10 other people in our group and about 6 groups in all. We left from the office in a van with the balloon in tow. Got to the lift... More 

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Katonah, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We made a last minute reservation which Rainbow Ryders was able to accommodate. Dean was our pilot and did a great job of explaining how the balloon worked and took us on a great ride over Albuquerque.

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and the shout out to Dean. we can accomModate most last minute reservations. We have a large staff and are open 7 days a week for our customers convenience. More 

Salatiga, Indonesia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 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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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We do apologize for the mix up. We are not sure how this occurred. All reschedules are done through our office and our reservation system. We regret the confusion. We would love to fly you and give you the amazing experience that we deliver as a company. Please join us at any of our locations and let us make it... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had a great time with us! Please join us at our 2 other locations in Arizona in Queen Creek or the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. More 

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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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