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Rainbow Ryders

5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
+1 505-823-1111
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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$209.00*
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunset
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5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the 6:00 am Sunrise flight for my 54th Birthday. I had Alfred as my Pilot. He is extremely knowledgeable and I felt safe the entire flight. Balloon glides effortlessly over Albuquerque at about 4-5 miles per hour. You feel like your floating on air,...More

Thank dancin2live
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your 54th birthday with us in Albuquerque! The experience is definitely quite unique, especially when you get to see wildlife interacting with you while in the balloon. We’re also happy to hear you liked Alfred as your pilot; we're very lucky...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In Santa Fe for a week and we really wanted a famous New Mexico hot air balloon ride. Checked those available near Santa Fe and almost got scared off. Widened the search to Albuquerque and so glad we did. Price at Rainbow Ryders was quite...More

1  Thank Jay S
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this eloquent review! We’re very happy to hear you had an adventure worthy of your bucket list with us and Dean. He is a fantastic guide, and we will be sure to pass along your kind words. We enjoy hearing how...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was one of the best times of my life! My dad and I took a morning balloon ride with Dean. His knowledge and experience was obvious as he dipped us low over the Rio Grande and then sent us soaring over Albuquerque. The landing...More

1  Thank courtney2303
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for the kinds remarks! We’re happy that you enjoyed your time above Albuquerque with Dean as your guide. He is quite a talented pilot, and he will be very thankful to hear your compliments. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photo with us,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

So peaceful and worth the early morning wake up call! It's a must do... If you happen to get Dean as your pilot the jokes don't cost extra-Ha!

1  Thank cccoop4
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

The jokes don’t cost extra? He always charges us in the office. Just kidding... Dean is one of the best! Thank you so much for this review, and joining us for an adventure! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So much fun! And, surprisingly NOT scary... Dean was our "captain"-- he was extremely capable, informative, and a lot of fun. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Valerie R
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We’re thrilled you had a fantastic experience in the Albuquerque Sky! Dean will be happy to see the kind words you shared about him as your captain, and that you were not scared with him as your guide.

Reviewed 6 days ago

The balloon ride was a great experience! Dean, the pilot, and the crew were great. You could tell they are very experienced. The landing was perfect. :) A beautiful start to the day!

1  Thank PecoSteelerfans
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

It really is a beautiful way to start the day off right! We hope to see for another adventure some time soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were with friends...we had to reach there at 6 am...we went almost 9000 feet high...beautiful view from balloon of Rio Grande River & the beautiful city...incredible experience...we got flight experience certificate at the end...:)

2  Thank Prajakta L
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Awesome! It’s hard to beat the view of the river in the Albuquerque Valley from that high up in the sky. We’re happy to hear that you had an incredible experience, and we hope you’ll come visit us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip was wonderful. I have seen people land and be dragged in the basket. This pilot knew how to do it. The landing was soft and smooth. He also did a splash and dash, that was perfect.

1  Thank Gary Ray J
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Awesome! It makes us happy hearing that you enjoyed your pilot and overall experience. The splash and dash truly is wonderful, isn’t it? Thank you for this review, and we hope you’ll come visit us again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the pilot to the ground crew everyone was professional with great personalities! My wife and her family took a ride with a group and really enjoyed the ride. The views were like breath taking and the best way to see the whole city. They...More

1  Thank Yazee85
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We totally agree with you that it really is the best view of the city when you’re up there! We appreciate the review and the time you spent with us up in the sky, and we hope it will be a long lasting memory. Continue...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did this balloon ride for our 3rd year anniversary and absolutely loved it! We loved Dean our balloon captain! He was so great and we are definitely doing it again and bringing our family. Thanks for the awesome trip and memory...More

1  Thank Molly D
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us in the adventure! We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your time spent with Dean as your guide in the sky, and we will be sure to pass along the kind words to him and the crew. We will be...More

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knothomeeither
i am interested in booking for two on the sunset ride, but our date is showing up as invalid. will there be a sunset ride on Sunday, April 9?
March 11, 2017|
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Response from RainbowRyders1 | Property representative |
Thank you for the question! We do only offer sunset flights November - March. So in April, we will only have sunrise flights available.
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NShields111
How long is the balloon ride?
August 23, 2016|
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Response from 505QueenBee | Reviewed this property |
From the time you arrive until you are on the ground and finished your champagne -- about 2 hours! Enjoy!
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Kristina64
Are you actually up in the air before the sun rises?
May 12, 2016|
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Response from RainbowRyders1 | Property representative |
Hi Kristina, We do have a Dawn Patrol flight option available that will allow you to be up in the air before the sun rises. Otherwise, our normal sunrise flights will launch just after sunrise. Either option provides... More
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