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Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company

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Address: Phoenix, AZ 85024
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+1 480-299-0154
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06:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Experience of a Lifetime, Happening Right Now! Offering launch times of...

The Experience of a Lifetime, Happening Right Now! Offering launch times of sunrise and sunset, our year-round flights are approximately one hour over the beautiful North Scottsdale and Sonoran desert area. We provide our guests a traditional champagne ceremony to commemorate your flight, a first flight certificate and locally crafted delights.We have proudly flown over 170,000 passengers and are the official ride operator of the World's Largest Balloon Event. Call to reserve your flight today and check this once in a lifetime experience off of your bucket list!

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US$179.00*
and up
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix
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US$209.00*
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Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride over Phoenix

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Awesome experience!

Captain Craig and crew were fantastic. I was nervous to go up, but they were really sweet and calming. My two daughters were extremely quiet during the ride and I was thinking... read more

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Miyuki A
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Troy, Michigan
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Troy, Michigan
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Captain Craig and crew were fantastic. I was nervous to go up, but they were really sweet and calming. My two daughters were extremely quiet during the ride and I was thinking they weren't into it, but later that afternoon, they both said how awesome the experience was! I said it didn't seem like you were enjoying it that much,... More 

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Thank Miyuki A
Apalachin
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I finished off our Arizona vacation with a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Rainbow Ryder's were fantastic from beginning to end. They called the day before to confirm our reservation, they brought us out to the desert for our ride. My husband helped with getting the balloon ready for the trip. Our flight operator Steve was professional... More 

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Thank Michele K
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our sunrise hot air balloon ride over Phoenix was a fantastic, once in a lifetime experience. From start to finish, every detail was first class. Our captain, Andy, was extremely nice and helpful and really worked hard to make sure that everyone had an enjoyable time. The early morning weather was perfect, and we enjoyed the mimosas and breakfast served... More 

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Thank Beth S
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75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our sunrise flight was cancelled due to winds heading straight into town rather than over desert (obviously not allowed). All flights from small companies were cancelled. Safety is an absolute priority. However, everyone we had contact with at Rainbow Riders (30 years in business) including Jesse and Chris, were respectful and informative. The facility was brand new, clean and comfortable.... More 

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1 Thank Wendy Y
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunrise in the desert, stunning not to be missed views. We were in AZ from the UK and thoroughly recommend this experience. It was excellently organised, professional and our pilot Craig and his team were superb, talking through everything, knowledgeable and gave us a great flight and landing. Champagne breakfast in the desert completed this never to be forgotten deal!... More 

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1 Thank Clive L
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us in an “international” flight! Craig has a lot of experience in piloting and certainly loves the sport, so it’s alway good when others recognize that. We hope that your continue adventuring and safe travels! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to start Easter weekend with my daughter from Boston!! Spectacular morning!!! fantastic views and now off the bucket list ! Andy our pilot from Iowa was great! friendly , fun, informative and most importantly we landed great !! (kinda important!) I highly recommend !

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Thank kristenlux67
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

A check off the list! Andy is quite a guy with a lot of talent, and he will be more than happy to see this review. Thank you for choosing to fly with us and for the recommendations, and we hope to see you back up in the sky soon. More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing time and everyone we came in contact with at Rain Ryder was extremely professional and friendly. We had them pick us up at our hotel just after 5AM (I said it was an early day). By the time we got to the location where the balloons would take off the sun was coming up (beautiful!). There... More 

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1 Thank SueM37835
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Thank you for flying with us for the sunrise launch! It is an early day, but we are very glad that you thought it was well worth it. The sunrise over the desert, plus thousands of feet up in the air, is an incredible sight for sure. We want to thank you for this review, and we hope to see... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top notch safety and professionalism! The sunrise flight was worth every penny and we cannot wait to take another flight with Craig and his crew. Absolutely amazing!

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Thank Nova K
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Awesome! We’re glad that the flight was second to none. We hope that you continue to adventure and make memories, and we can't wait to get you up in the sky again soon. More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous ride today with Captain Craig! It was smooth sailing with stunning views. The whole family enjoyed it. Would highly recommend!

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Thank rivka759
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Captain Craig with some iconic views. We will be sure to pass along the kind words, and we hope to see you again! More 

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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We flew today with lots of kids. Ryan and Jesse were awesome with everyone. The set out was early around 5.15am and we were done before 10am and we still had the whole day to ourselves. They made us feel comfortable. There was breakfast after the ride with champagne. It's worth doing when you are in AZ.

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Thank Mojibade O
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us in a ride over Phoenix! We’re very lucky to have guys as talented as Jesse and Ryan on our flight team, and we're very happy to hear they provided a great experience for you all. We hope this was a memory of a lifetime, and if you’re ever back in town we would love to... More 

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