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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 4 days ago

Checked off a bucket list item in Albuquerque! This was my first balloon ride and I could not imagine a more perfect first time. Our Pilot/Team (Alfred, Damien & Elijah) were amazing!! I would definitely recommend - it is a must do!

Thank NacholeG
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My sister in law and I went up in a balloon for the first time and Dean and his crew made it fun and easy to do. Dean our pilot explained everything clearly and with humor. He was a good guide as well, pointing out...More

Thank Rae Z
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

WOW!!! We couldn't have asked for a better 1st time hot air balloon ride! Our pilot Alfred and crew Elijah and Adam were absolutely incredible! So knowledgeable and professional-we will be back. And we'll request to ride with them again!

Thank djmzoo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an outstanding flight with Alfred and his crew! They say it's all in the details and this group certainly had that in spades! I highly recommend this trip if you are in the area!

Thank missymcole
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sunrise balloon ride was awesome! I rode in their largest basket which holds up to 16 people. We only had 12 people on the ride that day so there was plenty of room to move around. Great views of Albuquerque and the Sandia mountains....More

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

The “check” is officially on the list! It makes us very excited to share in the experience of your first balloon ride. The views over Albuquerque truly are something special, especially when you place the Sandia Mountains together with the sunrise. Thank you for joining...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So fun! Definitely a must do. Worth the money and worth getting up so early. Jesse was our captain and he made the trip fun! Great personality, and a smooth ride. Very efficient and friendly crew. Very professional. They all seemed very experienced.More

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

Love the photos, thanks for sharing! It looks like you all had had a great time with Jesse as your guide in the sky. We’re happy to hear the ride was gorgeous and smooth, and that the crew were welcoming as well. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We could not have had a better experience with Rainbow Ryders! Our guide was Dean, who was friendly, fun, and very informed about all the questions we asked! The views are just indescribable. We did a private ride and it was definitely worth the extra...More

1  Thank rachdz0g08
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very happy to hear you had an incredible flight! Dean enjoys answering everyone's questions, and making you feel a part of the Rainbow Ryders' family while in the sky. We do agree, the views are truly breathtaking from that high up. Thank you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did a balloon ride with them a year ago. Took my sister for her birthday and surprised her with other friends from out of town. They are professional and fun. I recommend them to anyone looking for a great balloon ride.

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

Thank you for allowing us to be apart of her birthday surprise! We really appreciate the kind words, and are grateful for this review. We hope it was an adventure you won’t forget.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my mom on the Saturday before Memorial Day. It was unforgettable. Our pilot, Alfred, and his crew were great. It was a perfect day for flying. Thank you mother nature. Thank dad and Rainbow Riders!!

Thank vsred2017
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great start to the weekend! We’re glad that the weather was perfect, and that you had such an unforgettable time. Thank you for joining us in the adventure.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must when you are in Albuquerque! Rainbow Ryders is experienced, professional, and fun! Our pilot Dean was just the best! Along with an awesome balloon ride, Dean taught us about the construction of the balloon, the purpose behind each safety policy and...More

Thank nutriocabin
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That is great to hear! Dean is such a talented pilot, and he loves hearing his passengers enjoyed listening to his conversations. We and Dean do appreciate the praise, and are grateful you had such a great experience that high up in the sky. Thank...More

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knothomeeither
i am interested in booking for two on the sunset ride, but our date is showing up as invalid. will there be a sunset ride on Sunday, April 9?
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
How long is the balloon ride?
23 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
Are you actually up in the air before the sun rises?
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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