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Albuquerque Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

Highlights
  • Soar above Albuquerque during this sunrise hot air balloon ride
  • After you land, enjoy Champagne with light refreshments
  • Take home a souvenir flight certificate to remember your hot air balloon ride
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Albuquerque Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight
From USD 158.99
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Albuquerque Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight
From USD 158.99
Overview
Seeing the sunrise in Albuquerque along the Rio Grande is one of the most beautiful things you can do in the city, and this sunrise hot air balloon ride takes you to one of the best vantage points to see it—the sky. Soar above the city taking in views of the sunrise, and afterward, enjoy Champagne along with light refreshments.
What to Expect
Your hot-air balloon adventure begins as you meet your crew at the launch site, conveniently located on the west side of the Rio Grande River. After check in the pilot will perform safety and weather checks, then the crew will begin preparing the balloon for inflation. Once inflated, you will launch and fly for approximately an hour alongside the river valley.
During the flight, depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day, you will have great views of the Sandia Mountains to the east, Petroglyph National Monument to the west, the volcano’s that surround Albuquerque and Mount Taylor in the distance.
There will be a "chase crew" that follows during the flight who will meet you shortly after landing to pack up the equipment. From here, you will return to the launch site for a champagne ceremony and a light snack. There are non-alcoholic alternatives available. Each person that flew will receive a commemorative flight certificate to celebrate their adventure. The total time your tour will take is approximately 3.5-hours and you will be in the air for approximately 1-hour.
Reviews (90)
1 - 5 of 87 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Peaceful and amazing

This ride was the highlight of our trip to Albuquerque. We arrived before sunrise and a couple of our group helped hold the balloon while it was filled with air. We took off just as the sun came up and the views were amazing. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rbaum62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic flight!

I have had a balloon ride on my bucket list for a while now. Finally did it on my 66th birthday! It was a wonderful experience. I was really nervous at first but as I watched all the prepping for our ride my nerves were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kathaz77
BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy Birthday! Thank you for flying with us and making us a part of this memory. Come back again, there's great views and more champagne waiting for you!

Reviewed 14 November 2018
BREATHTAKING!!!

This was our first balloon ride, and I was quite nervous about it. My husband was very excited and is much more adventurous than me. Anyway, we watched Murray and crew inflate the balloon and they expertly got us all safely loaded in the basket....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jomomma1481
BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many come to us with nervous anticipation but leave with an unforgettable memory of an experience they would gladly do again. We thank you for choosing Wolrld and thank you for the time to leave a review!

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Flight of a Life Time

Booked a trip with World Balloon as a surprise for my wife. She was nervous at first but quickly relaxed and loved the adventure. The pilot was Jeff who was funny and very well experienced and professional. We were able to see many other balloons...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 622jr2
BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing World to surprise your wife with! We're happy to hear the adventure was enjoyed! It is a great memory to have with your family!

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Spectacular Sunrise Hot Air Balloon

Celebration of our 27th wedding anniversary with the World Balloon Sunrise sailing with Scott our Pilot and Kevin our Ground Crew: SPECTACULAR! Words to describe this incredible adventure with Scott: Knowledgeable, Utmost concern for our Safety, Informative, Professional, Light-Hearted. Highly recommended if you are in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MommyFive
BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Thank you for choosing World to celebrate your anniversary with! Happy Anniversary to you from all of us.

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lynne1092017
14 December 2018|
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Response from AustinBobby | Reviewed this property |
I not sure what your question is. If you are asking about the hot air balloon ride, it lasted about 3 hours from arriving to departing. If you are asking about something else, you will have to be more specific.
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adam j
23 October 2018|
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Response from stacyvh2018 | Reviewed this property |
We were there very early, for a sunrise flight. The whole trip, in the air and back was a couple hours at most. It was fabulous!
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tagw
2 October 2018|
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Response from BalloonRideOwner | Property representative |
There is no landing gear on a balloon. Most landings, a balloon hits the ground, hops once then stops.Occasionally you will see a balloon lay down on its side and slide to a stop, depending upon the wind speed. The worst... More
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