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Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company

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Address: Phoenix, AZ 85024
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+1 480-299-0154
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Experience of a Lifetime, Happening Right Now! Offering launch times of...

The Experience of a Lifetime, Happening Right Now! Offering launch times of sunrise and sunset, our year-round flights are approximately one hour over the beautiful North Scottsdale and Sonoran desert area. We provide our guests a traditional champagne ceremony to commemorate your flight, a first flight certificate and locally crafted delights.We have proudly flown over 170,000 passengers and are the official ride operator of the World's Largest Balloon Event. Call to reserve your flight today and check this once in a lifetime experience off of your bucket list!

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$179.00*
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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix
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$209.00*
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Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride over Phoenix

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Experience I will never forget!

What a thrill! So much fun! Thought I was going to be nervous but it was super smooth and so peaceful up there. Definitely going to do it again and bring my whole family! Capitan... read more

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Katie E
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a thrill! So much fun! Thought I was going to be nervous but it was super smooth and so peaceful up there. Definitely going to do it again and bring my whole family! Capitan Craig is so knowledgeable and he was so fun! Crew Will and Sean were awesome as well. Friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend this!!!

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Thank Katie E
Florence, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Craig, was our pilot for the sunrise flight on 5/23. We all had a wonderful time. We blew bubbles at 3,000 feet and enjoyed the view. Craig explained the terrain surrounding us. He was very knowledgeable about the area and had a good sense of humor! The prickly pear champagne was so good. Everyone on our flight enjoyed themselves and... More 

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Thank tadrew53
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

We’re glad that you all enjoyed your time spent with Craig at 3,000 feet. We appreciate the post, and thanks for sharing a photo of your adventure. We hope you’ll come back to visit us again soon! More 

Kent, Washington
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378 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I called in early December for a flight on December 30th and the lady who answered the phone couldn't have been more polite and knowledgeable, this is one of the best customer service experiences I have ever had. She got us all set up for our flight and explained the 50% deposit. We arrived on December 30th at the time... More 

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to visit us in March! We’re very glad that the process in getting you your refund and rebooking went smoothly. Jesse and Dar will be thankful to hear that you appreciated and enjoyed your time with them. The views surely are impressive from that high up, especially when you can see Lake Pleasant from the... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience!!! Patrick was a great guide. Would highly recommend this to anyone. The only negative is the hour or so went too quickly.

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Thank Mark H
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

We love hearing that your time was well spent with Patrick up in the sky! He is quite the guide and enjoys ballooning just as much as anyone out there. Thank you for choosing to fly with us, and we hope that it will be a long lasting memory. More 

Copperas Cove, Texas
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70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great experience with riding with this company. Was a bit apprehensive with riding in a balloon, but the guide was very reassuring. We got to assist with setting up the balloon which was so amazing! While in the air, guide was very knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions. We landed sideways which I guess is fairly common, and no... More 

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Thank bsrsunshine
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us in the sky! Our guides sure do love the sport of ballooning and enjoy answering any questions you may have. We hope you will visit us again in one of our locations. Continue adventuring! More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From Iowa, shout out to my neighbor from nebraska Craig. This was awesome, Craig was a great pilot, and very knowledgeable. This was something I wasn't really looking forward too but my first trip changed my mind. If you have never been in a balloon do it, you will not regret it.

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Awesome! Craig will certainly appreciate the shout out and kind remarks, so we will be sure to pass them along. We’re glad that it will be a long-lasting memory, and we hope to see you again. More 

McDonough, Georgia
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60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one item I crossed off my bucket list. It was a wonderful ride, so peaceful, didn't realize we were about 7000 feet in the air. Afterwards, a nice brunch was served where we landed. Had a champagne toast and prickly pair mimosas. Thanks to Daniel and Lee for this perfect memory!

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Another one has been checked! We’re very happy to hear that it was a wonderful bucket list experience. Thank you for choosing to fly with us, and we hope to see you sometime in the near future. Continue checking off the bucket list! More 

San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

his was a wonder morning... well worth the early hour... very professional and very fun and a great breakfast in the desert when you land!

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RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Wonderful! It is an early sunrise, but we always like hearing that it was well worth it. Thank you for flying with us in the Arizona Sky, and we hope you continue on adventuring. More 

Toledo, Ohio
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49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with this company because their main concern is safety and because of the big breakfast at the end. The trip was amazing! All four of us had a great time and created a lot of fun memories together. Patrick was the guy in our balloon. He was very nice and did an excellent job from the time we... More 

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RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Thank you for traveling with us to new heights! The pictures you shared were awesome, and we’re so happy to see you enjoyed your time with Patrick as your pilot. He is a quite a guy and talented pilot, so we’ll be sure to pass along the kind words to him. Ballooning is fun and adventurous, but it also has... More 

Troy, Michigan
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Craig and crew were fantastic. I was nervous to go up, but they were really sweet and calming. My two daughters were extremely quiet during the ride and I was thinking they weren't into it, but later that afternoon, they both said how awesome the experience was! I said it didn't seem like you were enjoying it that much,... More 

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RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

This makes us very excited! Thank you for sharing how you and your family felt about your experience. We’re glad that everyone, of all ages, enjoyed the time up in the air with Craig. Sometimes the beauty from that perspective is just overwhelming to where all you can do is just take it in, so we definitely understand how your... More 

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