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Rainbow Ryders

5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
+1 505-823-1111
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US$159.00*
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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US$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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5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entire experience from start to finish was magical. I had tried not to become too excited about this adventure in case it never happened on my trip to New Mexico. It almost didn’t, for various factors. The service levels were first class and of...More

Thank brendabeachbum
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your beautifully written review... we couldn't have said it better ourselves! We're glad you were able to have true peace while in the sky. There is nothing like being hundreds of feet up in the air and taking in all of nature's...More

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The main purpose of going to the USA for our honeymoon was to visit the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and in particular tick of a bucket list item and take a ride in a balloon. We purchased our tickets well in advance from Australia which was...More

1  Thank Paul T
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

'Bucket list' checked! Brooke will be happy to hear you enjoyed flying with him during the Fiesta. We do appreciate his hard work, but your kind words are going to mean a lot to him. The Fiesta is such a beautiful event and you really...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have rode with many balloonists and they are awesome. Love that they give back generously to the community.

Thank kevinCronk
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review of our company! We enjoy giving back to our community and taking passengers, like you, for an adventure of a lifetime. Continue to explore new heights!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank albuquerquetrave2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw them at the balloon fiesta this year. They are also out every day taking tourists up to view the city

Thank Mickey6448
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We do fly everyday of the year, weather permitting, including the Fiesta in October. Thank you for noticing us! If you ever find yourself interested in a flight, we would love to take you up.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the fiesta for the first time this year. We were so excited to not only be able to attend, but to also take a balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders. So amazing to help fill the balloon, hop in the gondola...More

Thank chemie71
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Welcome first time balloonists! We're glad your very first Fiesta was one for the books, and one in the sky. It really is hard to describe the feeling of floating in the air, but we're glad that experience is leading you to want to do...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole experience of the Rainbow Ryder’s was exemplary from start to finish. We were picked up by Rick who might be the coolest guy in town.... ask him about his time with Walter White.... and right from that moment our whole flight was a...More

Thank Fiona N
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us on an adventure over Albuquerque. We're glad your time with Rick and your pilot was exemplary, professional, and fun. Our pilots and crew really are some of the best guys in town. We're going to have to ask Rick about...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had wonderful experience this morning with Rainbow Ryders. We had a fun morning flying above ABQ! There were 12 people in our basket, some travelers and some locals - everyone was nice and our basket had a great time. Dean is...More

1  Thank Matt C
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for a morning in the sky! We're glad you had fun and felt safe with Dean, Adam and Matt; they will greatly appreciate the shout out. We hope it was an anniversary gift you'll never forget. If you ever find...More

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knothomeeither
11 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
23 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
12 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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