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Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon

Albuquerque, NM, USA
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About Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
"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 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, LAS VEGAS, and ALBUQUERQUE year-round, and seasonally in COLORADO SPRINGS!
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

Get the best possible views of the Albuquerque area without the expense of a helicopter tour. By heading out at sunrise in a hot air balloon, you'll be able to watch and snap photos as the sun's first rays fall on the dramatic landscape of the Sandia Mountains. Dip low over the mighty Rio Grande while listening to commentary on the area's geology and environment from your pilot. Then land for breakfast and sparkling wine.
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Adrienne A wrote a review Jan 16
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We had an amazing experience with our pilot Alfred. The view has been beautiful and breathtaking. It is very much worth the early morning.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from Brianna J, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
Responded 3 days ago
Even though it is early in the morning, it is all worth it after your flight is over! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with Alfred, he sure is amazing. Those views from a hot air balloon is a site to behold. Thank you for flying with Rainbow Ryders!
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Cathy Brennan wrote a review Dec 2021
Baltimore, Maryland21 contributions3 helpful votes
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My family and I have never done this before and we were all nervous. Elijah and the flight crew were professional and informative, and kept us safe and secure! We didn’t experience any turbulence and the landing as as gentle as could be.
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Response from Nicola V, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
Responded 1 week ago
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Elijah and his crew! They are great at what they do and take great pride in providing our passengers with the safest and most memorable experience possible. We are also happy to hear that Elijah was able to ease your worries and return you back to Mother Earth gently! We hope to fly with you again soon!
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Andy F wrote a review Dec 2021
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A wonderful experience!!! DO NOT MISS IT!! Alfred, our pilot, was both professional and personable. He provided our group with information and details on every step prior to the balloon ride. Admittedly, I had arrived with a case of pre flight jitters. Alfred's demeanor, obvious skill and experience immediately set my mind at ease! I enjoyed every second of the ride. Alfred answered all questions and provided lots of information during the flight. The on ground crew members were very helpful and amazing as well. THANK YOU ALL for checking this off my bucket list!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from Brianna J, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
Responded Dec 13, 2021
Alfred will enjoy hearing the kind words you have said about him! I know being at a high altitude can be a bit terrifying for some, but I'm glad to hear that your pilot was able to help calm those pre flight jitters. He is a very experienced pilot that we are more than grateful to have on our team. As for the crew, they are some of the strongest people around. Thank you for taking the time to give us a wonderful review!
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Doreen C wrote a review Dec 2021
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AMAZING! Alfred was incredible:) we loved the trip and view was amazing! 100% will come back. The team was safe and super friendly!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from Brianna J, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
Responded Dec 6, 2021
Albuquerque's view from above is spectacular! I am so glad that your time with us was amazing. Our teams priority is safety first and it's always nice to hear that they are sharing those safety tips with our passengers. We can't wait to see you again!
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rheannaefreese wrote a review Dec 2021
Seattle2 contributions2 helpful votes
They were great, super informative of the area and gladly answered any questions about the balloons. We got Kris and he was great!
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Response from Brianna J, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
Responded Dec 6, 2021
Kris can give a great tour of Albuquerque from the sky. His knowledge towards being a hot air balloon pilot is outstanding. We are glad to hear you had a great time!
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