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Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company

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Address: 1725 W Williams Dr Ste 39, Phoenix, AZ 85027-1344
Phone Number: +1 480-299-0154

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 post flight food catered by Locally renowned Wildflower Bread Company. 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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Craig was a great pilot, very knowledgable as well as friendly. We really enjoyed our experience!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Craig was a great pilot, very knowledgable as well as friendly. We really enjoyed our experience!!!!

Thank sundown74
Smithsburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Taylor at Rainbow Ryders was our pilot today. He was awesome along with the rest of the crew. The sunrise flight was just beautiful. We had great weather and even for to see some wildlife in the Sonoran desert. If you are even thinking about going on a hot air balloon ride go with rainbow Ryders they are the best

Thank Pam G
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Craig and Gary gave us a terrific morning flight over the Sonoran desert. Very knowledgeable and made everything great. Thanks guys!

Thank Sctrojan45
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

August 31,2016 was a day that I will never forget. Patrick, our pilot, was awesome! Our flight with him in my first ever hot air balloon will never be forgotten. The ground crew was amazing as well. I would recommend that anyone who has ever wanted to do a hot air balloon ride to do this. Safety is their first... More 

Thank Cheryl B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First let me start off by saying I am scared of heights. Like really scared and hate rides, swings, elevators, ect. I decided to book this for my husbands birthday, after all it was on our bucket list. LOL. I was secretly hoping the weather would be too windy and we would have to cancel the ride. Oh darn we... More 

Thank MyTravelTiger
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were apprehensive about this adventure but once we met the team, all our fears were out the window. Gary picked us up from the hotel and was such pleasant company especially at 5:30 am. He shared some great facts and answered all our questions. Our pilot Craig was great. Made us feel safe and we had fun. Champagne toast... More 

Thank Jignesh123
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked with Rainbow Ryders and it was amazing. Right from the pick up at our resort our driver was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained. The Captain was great and made us feel very safe and secure. He had a great sense of humour, the crew were awesome and work very hard to make sure everyone is taken care of.... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I thought a hot air balloon would move fast up in the air but we just floated along a barely covered 6 miles in an hour and a quarter. The pilot, Mark, was great. He let us know our elevation, direction, and speed whenever we asked. He pointed out several landmarks, a few of which were Lake Pleasant, the Ben... More 

Thank KLH1956
Las Vegas,Nv.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

When you consider the overall manpower necessary for this operation and the liability cost, you wonder how they make any money! I was not the least bit scared. Felt absolutely safe at all times. Patrick was the EXPERT pilot and damned good at what he does. Just watch what you get with this guy at the helm! EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS! P.S.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

I booked a Sunrise Balloon Flight for myself, husband and two grown up daughters. We're not all together very often and I thought it would be a great "bucket list" experience for us. The company happened to have a special offer on, and it was easy to book online. The website is clear and explains everything. On the day the... More 

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