We have travelled extensively and my wife has always wanted to do a balloon ride but she never managed to persuade me - With a background in Aerospace, I had always won the argument that travelling in something without wings, an engine, a steering wheel that relied on open flames was way too risky to call fun!
Well, on this holiday, there was no getting away from it so I did my research and selected Rainbow Ryders to take my family (me, wife, two teenage boys and mother in law) on our first balloon ride. What a fantastic choice! You get a great idea of the thrills, views etc from the other reviews so I will focus on the most important thing for me and the thing that impressed me most - The focus on safety and attention to detail and the knowledge and experience of the whole crew, This was without being overbearing and it allowed us to enjoy the flight knowing we were in safe hands.
From informing us and involving us every step of the way, from selection of the launch site to talking us through the landing, and literally landing it on a dime with no fuss or drama, it was total confidence in the captain and his crew all the way and thats what made the difference to me and my family and what made it such a highlight of our vacation.
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