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Albuquerque Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

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    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Central location in Albuquerque
    Departure Time
    • Glass of Champagne
    • Beverages
    • Light refreshments
    • Post flight certificate
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Maximum weight per passenger of 270 pounds
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    It was the first time in a hot air balloon for my girlfriend and I. We had a great experience and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a hot air balloon ride in Albuquerque. I thought I would be fine with a wool jacket, but it was still really cold! It's colder in the
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    Great piloting. Gentle landing and a fun group! We were able to take off from the westside, so that made it very convenient.On behalf of my friend, Thanks!
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    I couldn't have been happier with my first hot air balloon experience! It was so beautiful floating over the Rio Grande River and seeing the sights of Albuquerque at sunrise. The pilot was very personable and described everything we were seeing. Nothing to fear, but plenty of
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    Riding in a balloon has been on my bucket list for awhile. Our experience was absolutely amazing and we loved everything about our experience. Our pilot, James, made the trip so much fun, we did a splash and go on the Rio Grande and that was a major highlight. I'd definitely
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    My 30 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our Rainbow Ryders ride the day after the Fiesta ended. Our pilot, Jon Thompson, was exceptionally skilled and has a joyful personality. I felt safe the entire trip. We had 8 persons in a 10-person basket, which was great; it
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