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Address: 5601 Eagle Rock Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
Phone Number: +1 505-823-1111
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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"One of Albuquerque's most memorable experiences"

How often does one get an opportunity to glide through the air with the birds? It was a once in a lifetime experience for us, (unless we return to Albuquerque!) We had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

How often does one get an opportunity to glide through the air with the birds? It was a once in a lifetime experience for us, (unless we return to Albuquerque!) We had a fantastic ride (1 hour or more), flying high over the city and descending low enough to see the Rio Grande and beautiful Southwest scenery. The experienced pilots... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Scott, you are an awesome pilot. Tell Drew we said so. Thanks for an amazing ride. What a fantastic way to spend the morning! We loved it! We will make sure to tell all of friends and family about Rainbow Ryder's.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

AMAZING. One of the best things I did this summer to add to my summer bucket list. I cant put this experience into words. Just do it. Thanks to Sean, Damian and the experienced pilot Dean. You guys are great!!

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Flying with Rainbow Ryders was an awesome and unforgettable experience. It was obvious that the crew had experience and worked well together. As a former project manager, I really appreciated the precision an professionalism as well as the efficient execution of getting all the passengers to the launch site, the balloons ready for flight, and the flyers boarded. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Scott was our pilot for the morning and he was fantastic. He has over 30 years of piloting experience and owns Rainbow Ryders. We had a fantastic time. We went for our first year anniversary and would recommend this company to anyone who wants a really awesome morning adventure.

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A balloon ride was on my daughter's bucket list. I couldn't think of a better place to do this then Albuquerque! Rainbow Ryders was recommended by a friend so we gave them a call. The booking process was easy and they were very accommodating. When we arrived at their office, we were pleasantly greeted and given instructions for the flight.... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

One of the high points of my trip to ABQ...our pilot Taylor was professional, funny, incredibly knowledgable and proficient! A must-do! The trip was a bit over an hour, at sunrise, on a beautiful calm day with lots of other balloons also in the air. A magical experience all in all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Took my son ballooning for the first time for his 10th birthday. Really enjoyed every minutes full of views and shared experiences. The pilot was charismatic, entertaining, and clearly an expert - 2200 logged flying hours. We had such an amazing time right to the end, toasting with champagne and getting our certificates. This will be a tough one to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We are very pleased with Rainbow riders. The flight was amazing and our pilot Alfred and helpers were so kind and intelligent. We recommend this flight to everyone out there especially with Alfred team.

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Winter Springs, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If ballooning is on your bucket list, you don't want anything to go to chance. That's why you have to go with Rainbow Ryder. This was our second time with RR. Ten years ago we went as a couple and this year we flew as a family. They can fit groups up to 13. We were in a six pack... More 

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Additional Information about Rainbow Ryders

Address: 5601 Eagle Rock Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
Phone Number: +1 505-823-1111
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm

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