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Address: 216 Dogwood Trail, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone Number:
+1 505-891-7634
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Best in the business!!!!!

So glad we found Sweet Escapes. Personalized service at a lower price. Owner Capt. Kirk (John Melleoncamp look-a-like) and his chief pilot David gave us a 5 star experience. Avid... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
david k
Augusta Ga

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Augusta Ga
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122 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad we found Sweet Escapes. Personalized service at a lower price. Owner Capt. Kirk (John Melleoncamp look-a-like) and his chief pilot David gave us a 5 star experience. Avid scuba divers know what the term cattle boat means. That is how I saw the other balloon companies setting up that morning. They used huge baskets and crammed as many... More 

2 Thank david k
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2016

It was a truly great experience and we had an amazing time. Thank you captain Kirk! :) Scheduling was super simple - we just e-mailed sweet escape and got response within just a few minutes. We got lucky with the weather and had a great view of the ascension during the Balloon Fiesta. Balloons were in a great condition. The... More 

Thank Vicky L
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing trip with Sweet Escapes. Booking was easy and Kirk the owner was very nice to work with. Our pilot, Dave was fantastic and pointed out many points of interest! Landing was perfect! Best Value in ABQ for a private balloon ride!

1 Thank Kelly H
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Sweet escapes took me and my boy for a ride of a life time. It was awesome, no wind, perfect and flew along the river. Two different touchdowns on the river!. I found Kirk and his crew to be professional and the end was the topper with the Balloonist prayer and all. Thanks

2 Thank antpossie
North Dakota
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Kirk and David made our experience with Sweet Escapes Balloon Rides unforgettable. We arrived as the balloon was being prepared and they offered to let us help with the process. A few minutes later, we were airborne. The pilots were both friendly and safety-conscious. After a wonderful flight on the west side of Albuquerque, we landed and were drive back... More 

4 Thank JBND123
Pearland, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Had a great time!! The crew was fantastic and loved that we had a personal tour. The package included champagne toast and pictures.

2 Thank mrr1018
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Sweet Escape gave my son and I a trip to remember. We could not have asked for better weather or flight. It was the best value I could find on the internet and was not disappointed. Thank you David and Mark for the experience and a boat load of Pic’s your team took for our photo album. Larry

4 Thank Fishrlarry
New York, New York, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

We had an awesome time with David and kurk. We were in the air for about an hour with 8 or 9 other balloons. We felt very comfortable with their expertise and their passion for flying. The view was a once in a life time experience. It's a family owned business and they were extremely personable. We had called the... More 

4 Thank Bruny16
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Extremely professional and safety conscious from the very start, we had a most enjoyable experience and would highly recommend this company. Having a smaller size group makes this an experience you will remember positively for the rest of your life.

2 Thank tweb
Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

I went up with Captain David Fuston and Sweet Escapes on September 6th. Kirk runs Sweet Escapes. David, the pilot, was very friendly and had lots of Hot air balloon experience. I went up Pilot David and one other passenger in a triangular balloon bucket with. With a smaller group you get to really talk to the pilot and ask... More 

3 Thank Gwendolyn D

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