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Rainbow Ryders

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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A hot air balloon was definitely on my bucket list and it was an amazing experience that I shared with my friends with the Rainbow Ryders team. We were well informed from the minute we arrived and had the best pilot who made our balloon...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Muriel K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was scared at first, but the hot air balloon ride was really cool! It's very peaceful and beautiful once you get up in the air. Our pilot, Dean, did a really good job and showed us different things once we were up in the...More

1  Thank tasha567
Reviewed 4 days ago

My two teenagers and myself took the balloon ride on in early April 2019 and from start to finish it was a smooth and efficient operation. We met at the office at 6:00 am and by 7:00 am we were in the air. Although I...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank 6t-fam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rainbow Ryders is extremely well-organized. Our pre-trip info was thorough and informative, and our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. He made everyone feel safe and in totally capable hands. The ride itself was just fabulous -- its a wonderful, magical experience...gliding smoothly over the world above....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank VLnyc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t look anywhere else. I did my research and went with Rainbow Ryders from the reviews. Safety is their top priority. This was a bucket list item and our pilot Dean was amazing. We had a near perfect day for flying and the view was...More

2  Thank Mbryantpc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dean was our pilot and was the best. Very relaxing and beautiful. Felt completely safe. Fantastic experience for the family!

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank nicholaswray
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're very lucky to have Dean on our flight team, so we're glad you enjoyed him as your guide in the sky! We hope to have you and your family back for another beautiful morning one day.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most amazing ride. Compete with splash down and longer than most! Such an amazing flight with the best pilot.

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Z3312OLjulieh
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing! We are so glad you had an amazing flight with Dean. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to him! Hope to fly with you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Pilot Paul and Chaser Doug--very professional and personable--had a great time with them. The flight was incredible--very informative and amazing control of the balloon. The landing was super soft, no issues. We would definitely recommend this company and specifically Paul and Doug.More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kls103
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! Pilot Paul and Chaser Doug sure do make a great team! We will be sure to let them know of your kind words. We hope to fly with you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dean is the best! Super knowledgeable, made us feel so safe, and chose a wonderful flight path. The take off and landing were so smooth, there is nothing to be worried about. Following the trip, we were offered drinks and snacks. Awesome company, awesome experience,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Abshonestopinions
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We're happy to hear you had a wonderful experience with our company. Your recommendation is the best feedback we could ever hope for.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hour-long balloon ride provided us an incredibly beautiful start to our day. Rainbow Ryders isn’t cheap, but they obviously know what they’re doing. We’d gladly go again.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David R
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the review! We may be biased but we believe a hot air balloon ride is the best way to start the day. Hopefully we can welcome another morning with you again soon!

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goofygirl2004
May 22, 2018|
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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
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bedfordmom2
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.
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Lasaraanne
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!
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