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“Truly an amazing experience”
Review of Rainbow Ryders

Rainbow Ryders
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$159.00*
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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$215.00*
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunset
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Owner description: "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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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We had the chance to go up in a balloon during the 2012 Balloon Fiesta and let me tell you - don't miss it if you have the chance. I found Rainbow Ryders the most professional company that I have come accross in recent times. During the Fiesta, this company handles 32 balloons with 250 persons riding each day of the festival. They have service down to a tee. We also had James a pilot on a contracted company balloon and he couldn't have been more professional the entire day. My only suggestion is don't be late and get there early. I couldn't believe how they handled so many people. The Rainbow Ryders go up first during the Fiesta and they are the official Ballon Ride company during the Fiesta. They have been doing this for 30 years!!! They have it down to a science.

Thank brislenn
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Although we were rained out for our scheduled ride on Friday, we were able to go up (via StandBy List) on Sunday. It was beautiful. Our pilot Troy was great.

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We reserved a flight on one of the Rainbow Ryders contracted balloon companies months ago, and we were not disappointed. They handled the whole operation from start to finish in a very professional manner. On the morning of the ride, we showed up at the Rainbow Ryder tent where everything was extremely well organized. We went to the designated location where the balloon company picked us up and transported us to the takeoff location. (Locations vary according to the wind direction - who knew?) My wife took her first balloon ride while I rode the chase vehicle. We rate the experience a 10 out of 10 ! We are pleased to say that we happily crossed another item off our bucket list!

Thank Martin S
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Everything about our hot air balloon ride in Albuquerque was exceptional, from the friendly and helpful staff who checked us in to the efficient, friendly staff who brought us back to the balloon park after our ride. Our pilot, James L., remained focused on safety from the beginning to the end of our trip and helped to make the trip fun. He set the balloon down so gently we couldn’t even feel the landing! While initially the cost of the balloon ride seemed steep, I can only say it was worth every penny! What a fabulous experience!

Thank Ed123jk
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Went on a ride with a bunch of relatives visiting from PA. Beautiful views with a splash and dash for added fun! Great ride and fabulous pilot!

Thank ABQPaula
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