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Rainbow Ryders

Open Now: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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"The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow Ryders Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company is proudly celebrating over 35 years of flight experience. Offering hot air balloon rides first thing in the morning at sunrise year round, and sunset...more
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5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
+1 505-823-1111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Awesome and wonderful experience Crew and pilot were attentive , organized and fun! Best views of the city and a special morning

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Experienced the sunrise flight. About 12 people in basket so no much room to move around but it wasn't uncomfortable. 6 people on each side. Dean was our pilot, very safe and entertaining. Extremely smooth landing. This company was very reliable and fairly priced. One...More

1  Thank Tracy947
Reviewed 4 days ago

My boyfriend booked us a private ride, and it was absolutely breathtaking. Neil and Frank were our guys and they were amazing. They took great care of us! It is a surreal experience to be among the clouds looking down. This experience is a MUST....More

Thank karen h
Reviewed 5 days ago

If this is not on your bucket list...it should be! My first experience in a hot air balloon and it was fantastic! Paul was the pilot and he was such a treat to experience this ride with. I highly recommend Rainbow Ryders. Would love to...More

1  Thank LORETTA G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super fun. Can’t stop watching my video and looking at my pictures. So peaceful and beautiful up there. Everything went perfectly, and everyone onboard seemed to love it. Our pilot, Troy, and chasers were awesome, and it was interesting to watch how they set up...More

Thank GrandTour366313
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic ride with Jesse as our pilot. This has been the highlight of our trip so far. This should be a must do on your bucket list.

1  Thank Destination658006
Reviewed 1 week ago

IF we did nothing else in Albuquerque our balloon ride would have made our vacation worth every minute. Honestly, this is one of those things that you have to experience to appreciate- words just cannot adequately describe the experience. From the moment we first called...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rainbow Ryder's were the best! A professional crew. I felt safe throughout the ride. Tory was the best "Captain".

Thank Vikki B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went up on a private ride with pilot Damian. Loved every moment and found the entire experience very well planned, easy and relaxing. It was our first time ballooning and there was absolutely nothing negative during the entire experience. The views were magnificent, the...More

Thank Dominika J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband booked a private ride with rainbow ryders and it was once in a lifetime experience. Our pilot was Neil and the ground crew person was Doug,they were really friendly and informative. The ride is something that cannot be described with words. Go out...More

Thank Aksharitha S
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Karla B
May 22, 2018|
Response from flyingoma | Reviewed this property |
Oh! I had to go to their website to read about that package! I wish I had known about it when I booked my flight! I would have done that! Sounds like it would have made things a lot easier to find! Yeah! I think it... More
February 13, 2018|
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Response from flyingoma | Reviewed this property |
Not very often. It depends on the weather and the wind speed.
December 31, 2017|
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Response from RainbowRyders1 | Property representative |
Our meet times in early April are going to be 6:15 - 6:30am. Hope to see you then!