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Rainbow Ryders

5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
+1 505-823-1111
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USD 159.00*
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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USD 199.00*
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunset
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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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“hot air balloon” (116 reviews)
“balloon ride” (231 reviews)
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5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
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Reviewed yesterday

Dean was our pilot and was extremely knowledgeable and fun. Great ride and the best way to see Albuquerque. Would highly recommend this company.

Thank Nadine H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great experience- a must do. Help with inflation-smooth take off-see the beautiful sites of Albuquerque- couldn't even tell we were up over 8000 feet-and ended with a smooth landing. Dean is a knowledgeable experienced pilot that made you feel at ease with the...More

Thank Gaylemh123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend Rainbow Ryders! Had a great time with my family (5 single women between the ages of 13 and 65) on the sunrise flight. We sailed up to 10,300 feet and were in awe of the fantastic views. My family wants to do this...More

Thank MJCAN
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for traveling with us to new heights! The views when you're up that high truly are beautiful, aren't they? We swear they're some of the best around, so we understand your awe. We're happy to hear your family had an amazing time with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been up once before in Egypt and was glad to have a chance to go up again. Really thrilling to be up at 3,00 feet in an open basket.. The passengers can be part of the assembly process if interested and capable. It...More

Thank Suzanne F
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for coming and giving ballooning a shot in Albuquerque! We’re glad that the views of the Sandia Mountains did not disappoint, and that you had a fun time with our pilot and crew. We appreciate you choosing to fly with us, and we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dean was our pilot earlier today, he was great at talking us through everything to expect. A brilliant landing. If this isn't on your bucket list it should be! Absolutely amazing & cant recommend enough. Thankyou!More

1  Thank Charlotte A
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing to fly a ‘Bucket List’ adventure with us! Dean we’ll be glad to know you appreciated his informative talks and landing, so we’ll be sure to pass it along to him. Thank you for the recommendations, and we hope if you’re...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Writing this review for my adult son with Asperger's who went with Rainbow Ryder's for sunrise balloon trip. It's a costly $169, but he loved it. He got to help inflate the balloon. He said the views were great and the pilots were very informative....More

Thank EKCovan
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We’re so happy to hear that your son loved the adventure! We appreciate his help inflating the balloon, and we’re glad he enjoyed the Champagne afterwards. Thank you for posting this review, and we hope you both continue adventuring.

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an incredible way to end my family's stay in Albuquerque with the uniqueness of an Albuquerque hot-air balloon ride. Outside of the picturesque views and serene calmness of being 3,000 - 4,000 ft above the ground, the staff at Rainbow Ryders were consummate professionals...More

1  Thank Christopher W
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your extremely pleasant review. We’re glad you had an entertaining and enjoyable experience with us. Dean is quite the guide, and he will be happy to hear you thought he was a great ambassador of the sky. We hope your time spent...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third hot air balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders and it was so much fun! So much depends on the weather and wind and everything cooperated today. We flew down the course of the Rio Grande, descended to within inches of the river...More

1  Thank Jolene M
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for continuing to come back to see us! We’re happy to hear each time you have flown it’s been fun, safe, and overall enjoyable. Dean, Doug, and John will be excited when we tell them that you had a great third round of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may be an exhilarating experience to a few, the fact remains that it is not much of a ride as anticipated. One looks for a flight where it would be different from the droning sounds of an aircraft, the fact is it is not...More

Thank Lalo N
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're sorry to hear the flight did not live up to your expectations. We do think the views are wonderful from high above Albuquerque and want to ensure all our passengers understand that our burners do make a loud noise when we use them, so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to take this off my bucket list so I rode the Hot Air Balloon with Rainbow Ryders. It was our 40th wedding anniversary and I wanted something special. I got lucky with the weather. Beautiful, sunny, calm day. We lifted off and for...More

Thank josephmU4266JB
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy 40th! Thank you for sharing the moment with us, and we’re glad we were also able to help you get another ‘check’ on the bucket list. If you’re ever back in town, give us a call, and we’d love to get you back up...More

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knothomeeither
12 March 2017|
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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.
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NShields111
24 August 2016|
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Response from SophiaJ1G | Reviewed this property |
Including the ascend & descend, it was about 50 minutes or so.
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Kristina64
13 May 2016|
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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
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