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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise provided by Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
Clear, protective vinyl has been hand-made to fit each of our shared baskets to increase the separation of passengers and the number of passengers in each basket has been significantly lightened to help with distancing.
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Get the best possible views of the Albuquerque area without the expense of a helicopter tour. By heading out at sunrise in a hot air balloon, you'll be able to watch and snap photos as the sun's first rays fall on the dramatic landscape of the Sandia Mountains. Dip low over the mighty Rio Grande while listening to commentary on the area's geology and environment from your pilot. Then land for breakfast and sparkling wine.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE
    5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
    Please check in at our office location.
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    Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Rise early to begin your hot-air balloon experience. Stop into the office for check-in, then ride to the balloon launch site (which varies day-to-day depending on weather). Your pilot begins the process of inflating the balloon when you arrive. You can even help out the crew during the inflation process for a more hands-on experience. As you float high above the ground, enjoy incredible birds-eye views of the Rio Grande Valley. Your pilot determines the route for the day depending on the wind’s direction. You may fly over the city of Albuquerque and even dip low enough to wave at people or skim the Rio Grande River. Throughout your flight, your pilot shares informative commentary about the landscape beneath you. After approximately one hour in the air, your pilot lands the balloon and the ground crew comes to meet you. Celebrate your flight with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and a commemorative flight certificate before returning to the original starting point.
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  • You'll end at
    5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE
    5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
    Please check in at our office location.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Superb sunrise views of Albuquerque, the Sandia Mountains, and the Rio Grande
  • Commentary from your pilot on the region's geology and environment
  • Early morning tour leaves the day free for other activities
  • Continental breakfast and sparkling wine on landing
What to Expect
Greet the day bright and early to catch the sunrise from your hot air balloon. Drive yourself to the balloon operator's downtown headquarters, or arrange for pickup at your hotel (additional expense).  Get the opportunity to watch the balloon be inflated before stepping on board; you can help the crew if a hands-on experience appeals to you. Listen to a safety briefing and take off for aerial views of the city, the Sandia Mountains, and the Rio Grande. A hot air balloon experience allows you amazing views without the expense of booking a helicopter or flight tour, and there's no glass between you and the landscape. Listen to your pilot's commentary on the region's cultural, geological, historical, and environmental aspects.  Land after about an hour for a continental breakfast and a glass of sparkling wine and then leave your experience with a commemorative flight certificate in hand.
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Important Information
Departure Point
5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Scenic hot air balloon flight
  • Champagne toast
  • Light continental breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (can be requested at an additional fee directly through the tour operator)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not recommended for participants with knee problems
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Flights can only be operated with safe winds, clear sky and no rain. In case of unsuitable weather conditions, you will be provided the option to take the tour on an alternative date or be refunded in full.
  • A maximum of 12 people per balloon
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ranon S wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
First time flyers and it was a beautiful experience! Alfred Salazar was our sunrise pilot. If I had the chance to go again I would hope to ride with him. He was entertaining, nice, knowledgeable and kept us in the loop of things the entire ride.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Nicola V, Guest Relations Manager at Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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We are happy to hear that you got to experience your first hot air balloon flight with Alfred! He loves what he does and enjoys sharing his passion with our passengers. We look forward to flying with you again soon!
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Suzanne K wrote a review Feb 2021
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A had a wonderful experience. Alfred was a great pilot. So helpful. Be sure to dress warmly. It is cold up there!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Nicola V, Guest Relations Manager at Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Alfred! He is an amazing pilot and enjoys providing our passengers with the most memorable experiences possible. We hope to fly with you again soon!
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Maria P wrote a review Feb 2021
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We did the sunrise ride with Alfred and it was AMAZING !!! first time my boyfriend and I did a hot air balloon ride and we’re so happy we picked this one. Absolutely recommend it with Alfred as your pilot
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Nicola V, Guest Relations Manager at Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first hot air balloon flight with Alfred! He is great at what he does and enjoys sharing his passion for ballooning with our passengers. We hope to fly with you again soon!
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Sutter S wrote a review Feb 2021
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I just can't say enough about what a wonderful experience this was! I've never taken a balloon ride before and without a doubt, I will be back for this marvelous experience. I opted for the Sunrise Ride, and am so glad I did. Everything from the ride to the take-off site, to
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Nicola V, Guest Relations Manager at Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
Responded 1 week ago
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your first hot air balloon flight with Alfred! He is one of the best and loves to share his passion for ballooning with our passengers. We are also very pleased to hear that Alfred was able to provide you with a great Valentines Day experience, whats more romantic than a soft landing and a mimosa early in the morning?! We look forward to flying with you again soon.
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Jordan Myers wrote a review Feb 2021
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Our pilot, Dean, was amazing. Very funny, filled with info, and very experienced in flying. We had a great veiw of the sunrise and got to Splash N' Dash! We had a nice smooth ride despite the wind changes. 10/10 recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Nicola V, Guest Relations Manager at Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Dean! He is an amazing pilot and enjoys providing our passengers with the most memorable experiences possible. We are also very pleased to hear that Dean was able to provide you with an extra special Splash N' Dash experience! We hope to fly with you again soon.
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About the operator

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By: Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
julescai
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Wonderful experience!
Such a wonderful experience! It was our first time on a hot air balloon and didn’t know what to expect but this mor
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Xavi_Splash
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Albert is the best!
Albert was awesome! We were all a little nervous since it was our first time. He made us feel comfortable and made
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LoloBiz
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Our first time riding in a hot air balloon
It was early in the morning but we couldn't ask for better weather to see all of Albuquerque! The person steering t
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amybW6663BU
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Rainbow Riders ABQ
Alfred is an excellent pilot. We had a smooth take off and landing. You could tell he knew exactly what he was doin
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2shelbye
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Beautiful!
Amazing sunrise balloon ride! The pilots were fun, and knowledgeable. I would recommend if you’re visiting ABQ!
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Heidi B
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Flight of a lifetime
A hot air balloon ride has always been on my bucket list. And this was the year my husband surprised me with the tr
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C1384IUdanal
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Thrilling.
Awesome experience. Our pilot Scott was superb, he shared some great info about flying and the highlight was a spla
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361ngocn
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Amazing trip
The company was very easy to interact with. The trip was amazing and Alfred was very professional. Love it
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Jeraldine G
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FUN
Up early for the sunrise excursion. We were able to watch, or participate with inflating the balloon. We were in t
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Guide587198
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Great ride!
Beautiful! Dean Donley was a great balloon pilot- from the take off, to the ride, landing and champagne toast. Th
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sleepy155
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Balloon Ride
We took the balloon ride with our pilot Brooke. We were canceled on the first try because of the weather but rebook
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skjmartin
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Majestic Sunrise
Albuquerque, New Mexico - perfect flight and landing, breathtaking views, friendly staff, would definitely recommen
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425lanceh
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Disappointed
We took the Colorado Springs trip with our daughter, her husband, and our two granddaughters. The being up in the
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lauriehI3985QZ
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Hot air Balloon Tour
This was a fascinating tour! From start to finish, watching how it is set up, flown, to the rear down. It is a love
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C6754TZjoannak
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Wonderful ballooning experience
My husband and I just did the sunrise balloon flight in Albuquerque, New Mexico and we had such a great experience!
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