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Rainbow Ryders

5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
+1 505-823-1111
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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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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5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were not able to fly on our scheduled morning because of weather, so came back the next morning. It was a little windy, but the pilots found a place to launch. It was a beautiful ride, but we did get carried a little off...More

Thank 00Montana00
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are glad to hear that we were able to get you up in the air while you were here in Albuquerque! Everyone needs to see the city from the perspective of being thousands of feet up in the sky. Thank you for choosing to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went up at sunrise and watched the sun come up over the mountains. There was a special event the day we went up and we got to see about 50 balloons drifting around us. Jesse out pilot was very knowledgeable about the area and...More

Thank Karen B
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're glad you enjoyed your experience from the inflation to the landing. Jesse will be happy to hear you were grateful for his knowledge and piloting abilities. Thank you for posting this review and giving some helpful hints for future customers. We hope this was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience with Rainbow Ryders was fantastic. The communication before our flight was good and timely. The morning of everything went off without a hitch. Dean was our pilot and he was great, buzzing the highway, touching down on the Rio Grande and supplying cheerful...More

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

Thank you for joining us for an early morning adventure! We’re glad your experience was fantastic and that it placed a check on the list. Dean will be happy to hear you enjoyed him, and his humor, as your guide for the sunrise flight. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jesse was a great balloon pilot. He was extremely knowledgable and courteous to all. Our party of four adults and two children was combined with a party of three retired teachers. He did a nice job of relating to everyone. We thoroughly enjoyed our flight...More

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

We’re excited that Jesse made you all feel at home and welcomed in the basket. He is quite the pilot, and we’re glad you enjoyed the Jesse we get to experience everyday. Thank you for choosing to fly with us, and we hope you’ll come...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on an amazing balloon ride this morning. WOW simple WOW!! Worth every penny! Our guide and his crew where so nice and more than whiling to answer questions! Take pictures! a local who drives home from work and sees them in the sky every...More

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

Thank you for joining us for an adventure! We’re excited that you were amazed with the beauty of the experience and views that us locals have come to love. We appreciate the kind review, and we hope you’ll come back for another visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our very awesome pilot Jessie and his crew Elroy and others were very informative and professional. The flight was well handled and a great day to fly. The landing was exciting, coming in and brushing tree tops to hit the pavement next door to Vics...More

Thank prof121
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jesse loves ballooning and getting to spend time with you all up in the sky, so we’re sure he enjoyed the flight as much as you. We’re very happy to hear that you felt safe during the experience, especially being that we put that as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great company that provides fantastic hot air balloon rides. I went on a ride as part as a company outing as was impressed with the organization. I am not a morning person but enjoyed every moment of an early morning ride. If...More

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

Thank you for joining us for a sunrise trip. We’re glad to hear the early morning wake up was worth the views and time spent up in the sky. We appreciate you posting this review, and we hope you’ll come back for another visit. Continue...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ride was great! Views were awesome and Dean, our pilot, was both funny and informative. Easy to book and check in. Must do!More

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

We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your ride with Dean! He is quite the guide and he definitely enjoys the time he gets to spend with you all while up in the sky. Thank you for choosing to fly with us, and we hope you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hot air balloon ride was more of a "bucket list" item for us, so I doubt if we would do it again. But I am so glad we went with Rainbow Ryders! We went first thing in the morning, they picked us up and...More

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

Thank you for checking a balloon ride off of your “bucket list” with us! We’re glad the experience was a thrill for you all. We appreciate you posting this review, and we hope that you will continue to adventure!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I admit that I didn't want to do this. I don't like ferris wheels much less the thought of going up 2000 feet. But my wife insisted and I am so glad she did. My wife, son, and I got to the office a bit...More

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

We’re so excited to hear you ended up enjoying the journey! The views truly are a spectacular sight, especially for the sunrise. The ‘splash and dash’ is one of the greatest traditions of the ballooning world for the Albuquerque area, so we can understand why...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 505QueenBee | Reviewed this property |
From the time you arrive until you are on the ground and finished your champagne -- about 2 hours! Enjoy!
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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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