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Rainbow Ryders

5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
+1 505-823-1111
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"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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5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
+1 505-823-1111
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Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful morning. Bucket list for sure. Troy was fantastic and made for a wonderful ride. Go with this company. There is a reason they are #1.

Thank Lostu10
Reviewed May 20, 2016

A once-in-a-lifetime experience for us! We were on vacation in Albuquerque, and knew we had to make it up in the air to experience the universe from the peace and beauty of a hot air balloon - and we were right! Rainbow Ryders makes it...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Bucketlist!! Just great!! Thanks Troy - what a beautiful start of the day☀️ Museum to Fiesta - another record!? (Don't miss the Museum!! -or the gift shop!) JG

Thank Bona48
Reviewed May 15, 2016

Craig was a wonderful pilot and very creatively helped my wife get in and out of the basket. We really enjoyed watching the sunrise over our beautiful Arizona desert.The flight was smooth and enjoyable.

Thank DickPorter
Reviewed May 14, 2016

We were coming to ABQ for vacation. As I was planning the trip, I came across an ad for Rainbow Ryders. We had to have this experience! We bought the package for the sunrise ride and for having them pick us up at our hotel....More

1  Thank Sherry C
Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

This is my 2nd time flying with them, Was better than the first time, Troy is an excellent pilot, He will answer all your questions and makes you feel comfortable, Thanks Rainbow Riders for another unforgettable experience

Thank James P
Reviewed May 10, 2016

My daughter and I decided to go on a hot air balloon ride while in Albuquerque recently. So glad we did. It was fantastic. Neil, our pilot was both very informative and funny. The safety steps to be taken were clearly detailed. From skimming over...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed May 7, 2016

Took the sunrise balloon trip down the Rio Grande with my daughter and it was amazing, the whole trip was fantastic from helping and watching the balloon get airborne to the sunrise which was spectacular, the trip as a whole was a blast, pilot was...More

1  Thank bod666
Reviewed May 7, 2016

I was in Albuquerque with friends for the weekend. We decided to try a hot air balloon ride. I found this place listed in the Moon New Mexico travel guide. I made reservations online a week out. Because of the weather forecast, the company called...More

Thank Gregg123
Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We worked with Doug and Neil today! I don't understand the bad reviews even if there was only five. My mom and I felt like they were family the ENTIRE time. I recommend this to EVERYONE who plans on going to Albuquerque! The after party...More

Thank Faran F
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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.
August 23, 2016|
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Response from SophiaJ1G | Reviewed this property |
Including the ascend & descend, it was about 50 minutes or so.
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