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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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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

San Antonio TX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Well worth every penny!! An event to check off our bucket list. A wonderful trip Alfred was our pilot and Mike was the chaser and made every part of the trip a truly great experience from lift off to landing. We enjoyed being part of the crew. There were four of us in our group and the only ones on... More

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review. We love to check off the Bucket List! We appreciate the shout out to Alfred and Mike. Please join us again in either Albuquerque or Phoenix. More

Middletown RI
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had the best experience flying with our captain Mike. The entire process from beginning to end was great the flight was relaxing and such fun. Highly recommend this as a must do while visiting in new Mexico. Another check off the bucket list.

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Another check off the bucket list! So glad you had a great time with your pilot Mike. Please join us again for another adventure. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Rainbow Ryders pilots are true professionals. we have flown with them before and had a great experience last time as well so we just had to come back . their pre-dawn flight was simply incredible. Dean gave us a wonderful flight. we will definitely spread the word about their amazing service and will absolutely be back again!! thanks guys!!

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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for flying with us again! We love repeat customers. So glad you took our dawn patrol flight! We offer this pre dawn flight that is absolutely amazing before the sun comes up. The lights from the city are simply gorgeous. A must do for the bucket list! dean is an amazing pilot and appreciates the shout out. Please... More

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