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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

From US$159.00
Highlights
  • Superb sunrise views of Albuquerque, the Sandia Mountains, and the Rio Grande
  • Commentary from your pilot on the region's geology and environment
  • Early morning tour leaves the day free for other activities
  • Continental breakfast and sparkling wine on landing
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Overview
Get the best possible views of the Albuquerque area without the expense of a helicopter tour. By heading out at sunrise in a hot air balloon, you'll be able to watch and snap photos as the sun's first rays fall on the dramatic landscape of the Sandia Mountains. Dip low over the mighty Rio Grande while listening to commentary on the area's geology and environment from your pilot. Then land for breakfast and sparkling wine.
What to Expect
Greet the day bright and early to catch the sunrise from your hot air balloon. Drive yourself to the balloon operator's downtown headquarters, or arrange for pickup at your hotel (additional expense). 
Get the opportunity to watch the balloon be inflated before stepping on board; you can help the crew if a hands-on experience appeals to you. Listen to a safety briefing and take off for aerial views of the city, the Sandia Mountains, and the Rio Grande. A hot air balloon experience allows you amazing views without the expense of booking a helicopter or flight tour, and there's no glass between you and the landscape. Listen to your pilot's commentary on the region's cultural, geological, historical, and environmental aspects. 
Land after about an hour for a continental breakfast and a glass of sparkling wine and then leave your experience with a commemorative flight certificate in hand.
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All reviews rainbow ryders toast hot air balloon bucket list balloon ride balloon fiesta an amazing experience rio grande pilot dean ground crew launch site juice felt very safe the entire experience afraid of heights weather was perfect private flight
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Wonderful anniversary adventure!! This was an amazing experience that I will cherish forever. Dean was a remarkable pilot and the chase crew was so hardworking. So much fun and very peaceful!

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Heather S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A hot air balloon ride is something I wanted to do, but was nervous. When we stopped by to inquire about it, the staff was very friendly, informative and calmed my nerves. We booked for the next day, and the whole experience was awesome. Kris...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing!!!!!! Omg. Paul is awesome! What a smooth ride. Take off was smooth. Landing was smooth. Champagne toast Was beautifully spoken. Please do this! Especially with this company. It’s amazing.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank nccudjoe
Reviewed 4 days ago

The team was professional and each of them had a great sense of humor, making the experience even more fun. I went up during the Balloon Fiesta on a wonderful morning and it's a memory that will always stay with me.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MegvanG
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took a flight in mid-May. Dean our pilot was great and made sure we had maximum time in the air. The whole experience was just fantastic.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Anne Matta W | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to have your questions answered by the staff of Rainbow Ryders. We had 13 people in the basket with an average weight of 200 pounds. Still, contact the staff.
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Key Details
  • Rainbow Ryders
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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