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Rainbow Ryders

5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
+1 505-823-1111
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5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
+1 505-823-1111
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Reviewed March 14, 2016

My boyfriend and I went for a balloon ride in October. We went after the Balloon Fiesta was over so it was less expensive. I had always wanted to take a ride since I was little the first time I ever saw balloons back in...More

Thank Jean D
Reviewed March 14, 2016

From the time we met our crew to the time we left them to go home, the entire experience was inclusive and fantastic. We got to help set up the balloon, look for other balloons in the sky, and even pack it up. Throughout the...More

Thank Kara285
Reviewed March 11, 2016

We had Dean as our guide and I'm glad we did. The former air force pilot was experienced, but also cheeky and engaging and he took our balloon to varied heights to make it fun. We went at Dawn on a bit of an overcast...More

Thank Maria D
Reviewed March 8, 2016

So I woke up today at 4 am. Yes its very early, but it feels like your still in a dream. As soon as you arive at the location; you feel at home. They express great gratitude. They're not the type to just plop you...More

Thank Alex J
Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend Rainbow Ryders for anyone interested in ballooning in Albuquerque. Our pilot Dean seems very experienced and was fun, professional. Our team was courteous and hard-working. As this was a gift for my wife, it was important that everything be perfect and...More

Thank John C
Reviewed March 2, 2016

We had a groupon deal for this ride. It was wonderful. Be cautious landings can be a bit rough. Not for the disabled. Getting in/out the basket is hard if out in good fitness but possible. We had 6 person basket. The views are great...More

Thank LadyCee2002
Reviewed February 29, 2016

Fantastic day,would truly recommend this good fun,early start finished with a champagne breakfast.Albuquerque was my experience but the same company.A must do.

Thank 239john
Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

I went on a ride with a friend and we had couples on the ride with us, as well as a family with children. It was a really great experience and could accommodate any group.

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Reviewed February 28, 2016

My fiancee and I hit the New Mexico area for a long weekend and we were looking for what Albuquerque and Santa Fe had to offer in terms of activities. We happened across RR here on TripAdvisor, while ballooning is not something that either of...More

1  Thank 723MarkB23
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and for sharing such awesome photos from that morning! It looks like you got a great shot of Downtown Albuquerque. Dean is a great pilot (and comedian), and we're happy to hear you had such a good experience.

Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

The Rainbow Riders have a lovely system for launch, flying, landing, and a post ride glass of champagne. Remember to dress in layers as it is colder at altitude. It's a once in a lifetime experience-- I highly suggest this! You will love the views...More

Thank 505QueenBee
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and also for the tips to fellow travelers. In the winter, Albuquerque can get quite chilly, especially in the mornings. If you're ever in the area once more, we'd love to fly with you again!

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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|
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.
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!
Are you actually up in the air before the sun rises?
May 12, 2016|
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