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Rainbow Ryders

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Address: 5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
Phone Number: +1 505-823-1111
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"The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow...

"The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow Ryders Inc. Hot AIr Balloon Company is proudly celebrating 30 years of flight experience. Offering hot air balloon rides first thing in the morning at sunrise year round and sunset flights in the winter months. Enjoy your hour long flight over the beautiful Rio Grande Valley, upon landing you will be welcomed back to the ground with a celebratory toast and a light continental breakfast as you are presented your commemorative flight certificate. We have proudly flown over 170,000 passengers and are the official balloon ride operator of the Worlds Largest Balloon Event. Flying in PHOENIX and ALBUQUERQUE year round!

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$169.00*
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunset

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You MUST Do This!

We have had a hot air balloon ride on our bucket list for years. We finally went UP today. You get up early and are at the Rainbow Ryder's HQ at 6:15am. After some paperwork, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jim M
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Venice
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Venice
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have had a hot air balloon ride on our bucket list for years. We finally went UP today. You get up early and are at the Rainbow Ryder's HQ at 6:15am. After some paperwork, we got in a van with 10 others and drove 15 minutes to our departure point. Then came the unfurling of the balloon -- a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Much to my surprise, the most relaxing way to start my morning. We were really happy with Rainbow Ryders. If you can.... get Jesse as your pilot, he was amazing and a big reason we had a great experience. Super knowledgeable. Try to go on a day when not a lot of people are scheduled.

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Thank M M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My Bucket list included a hot air balloon ride and I think I chose the best one of all! Our guide was funny and friendly and made the experience unforgettable!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great experience! We had Dean Donley as our pilot and I truly believe that we lucked out and got the best pilot available. He really added to the awesome experience. If you're looking for a great experience contact Rainbow Ryders. And if you can... request Dean as your pilot. Thank you Rainbow Ryder's and thank you Dean.

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Red Lodge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had to cancel yesterday due to wind so we rescheduled our sunrise flight for this morning(which was no hassle at all)- and it was PERFECT! I'm so glad Rainbow Ryders puts safety first and ensured our trip was relaxing and chill. The company is very professional, and our pilot, Dean, was funny and super personable. He has flown something... More 

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Rocklin, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It should be the birthright of every human being to float high above the earth in a hot air ballon. Gave this a lot of consideration in advance of commitment and reservation (half the fee up front ). Did alot of research and sought recommendations. Could not have been more pleased with our decision and selection. Four adults in our... More 

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Farmville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I both felt that our one hour-plus ride with this group was one of the best things we have ever done in the US. Our pilot, Dean, was excellent at making us all feel relaxed, as well as getting us up and down safely. The whole crew was very friendly and caring toward all of their guests.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time in a hot air balloon. Dean and his crew were amazing, from check in, explaining the details of the trip, to a smooth landing. I booked through Rainbow Ryders because of Dean and all the great reviews on trip advisors. You guys are the best!

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Philadelphia USA
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crew and pilot of Rainbow Ryders is absolutely THE BEST. I could never have imagined how fantastic this experience was, from waking before dawn to get to the launch site in time, meeting the crew, watching the balloon come to life, and then lift off in the largest passenger balloon available - what a day!! Don't pass this up-contact... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ride was smooth, could see the desert for miles and miles. a slight breeze made the land fun-land and slide and slide and slide we didn't tip over though thanks to the ground crew for hanging on the side of the basket.

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