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“Smooth Relaxing Ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rainbow Ryders

Rainbow Ryders
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$209.00*
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
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“Smooth Relaxing Ride”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Excellent ride, beautiful views and I'm not a fan of flying. Al was an excellent pilot and Jeff worked the lines like a pro. The private ride is highly recommended!

Visited June 2014
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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Our private balloon flights are so amazing and romantic. Thanks for the review. So glad we could flying enjoyable for you.
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“These people know what they are doing”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Safety was on my mind when I took my daughters on a balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders. The staff exercised safety precautions, even when on the ground. They advised the riders where to stand when setting up and the Rainbow staff went over the safety precautions for the flight slowly and asked if everyone understood. Our captain for the flight was well-seasoned and stayed in contact with the other Rainbow balloon that was in the air at the same time. I was comfortable with the experienced captain and staff, so my daughters and I relaxed and immensely enjoyed the flight! We even sailed low over the Rio Grande River and we could see the reflection of our balloon in the water. If you plan on taking a balloon ride while in New Mexico, then Rainbow Ryders is the company to use. You will have a lot of fun. I know we did!

Visited June 2014
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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
We are so glad you had such an amazing experience over our gorgeous Rio Grande River. Safety is our top priority at Rainbow Ryders. We love the review!
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“Exceptional Experience!”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

I was so fortunate to be directed by the Conceirge at the Sheraton Airport ABQ to book with Rainbow Ryders. The service was impeccable from start to finish. It is an experience I will remember, share and cherish always. I was privileged to fly with veteran pilot Troy Bradley and crew. We had a beautiful morning, the staff, service, flight, champagne toast in the park, and hotel transport were all A-rated.

Visited May 2014
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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thanks Phyllis. Troy is a top notch pilot and we are proud to have him on board. The Sheraton gave you a great suggestion on what to do in Albuquerque. We appreciate the review.
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Farmington, New Mexico
2 reviews
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“Amazing service and friendly staff!”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

We booked our trip a week in advance and had friendly staff greet us on the day of the ride. The day of our ride was cancelled due to weather conditions. But the company gladly rescheduled us for the next day, which had perfect weather. Our pilot and the crew were so friendly and very welcoming. The flight was AMAZING!!! We were in the air for an hour or so and had a safe, easy landing. After our flight we went to a beautiful park that overlooked the city and had drinks with snacks. The pilot read us a great poem and we all did a cheers! Everyone received a certificate and a pin. I highly recommend Rainbow Ryders and plan on taking more family and friends in the future! Riding in a hot air balloon is something every one should do!!!!

Visited June 2014
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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
We love the review, thank you very much. We cannot wait to fly with you again very soon.
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Ashburn, Virginia
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“Once in a Lifetime Experience”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Wow! We had a blast. Everything about our experience was wonderful. Mike our pilot was outstanding and our takeoff and landing were perfect. What a great time!!!!

Visited May 2014
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RainbowRyders1, Owner at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us. Mike is a great pilot. We cannot wait to fly with you again soon.
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