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Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company

Phoenix, AZ 85024
+1 480-299-0154
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US$209.00*
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Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride over Phoenix
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US$179.00*
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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix
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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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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“champagne toast” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Phoenix, AZ 85024
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1 - 10 of 690 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our Albuquerque based balloon ride was an awesome experience. Helping as our pilot (Alfred) and chase crew (Laura) set up the balloon, to the flight, to getting a better understanding about the sport of ballooning, to the landing, deflation, packaging up the balloon and basket...More

Thank 633yvettew
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We LOVED our balloon ride during the annual Balloon Festival in Albuquerque. Abraham was a great pilot. He trip was costly, but going up with hundreds of balloons was quite a sight to see! I would recommend this experience to everyone!

Thank MBalk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes- this was on my bucket list and yes, I'm afraid of heights! Having said that, I booked this flight and never regretted it! After seeing an ad in my hotel room where Rainbow Ryder's owner Scott Appleman was featured, I booked my flight. Their...More

Thank DeeKay638
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great experience. Very fun, great service and outstanding facilities and equipment. All the staff their work very hard to ensure everyone has a great time while maintaining safety. We did the sunrise experience and it was fantastic. Can't wait to do the sunset...More

Thank gc140pt6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked this as a bucket list side trip that could have been better. The good: beautiful views & champane.. The not so good: Difficult to climb into this basket when your only 5ft 3 even though they provide a step stool which is useless. We...More

Thank JustaPhillyGirl
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We apologize that your experience in hot air ballooning did not meet your expectations. As seen in in almost all of our reviews, we strive to provide the highest level of quality service in the industry. We take steps to inform all our guests several...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a belated birthday party for our 15-year-old daughters, we took a group of their friends and sailed across north Phoenix at sunrise in a hot air balloon. The weather was perfect. We could see coyotes, jack rabbits, and a deer below us. The photography...More

2  Thank Allan S
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're excited the weather was perfect and you were able to see the morning wildlife. We absolutely agree, the photo opportunities are expansive and the views seem unreal. We can't wait to show 'Captain' Patrick the photos you took of him, he is going to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I chose Rainbow Ryders based upon excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. Once again the reviews were spot on. We took our hot air balloon flight Sept 4 at 5:30 am. We were met by our Pilot at the office and drove us outside of Phoenix. We...More

1  Thank GKirton
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad we were able to make your birthday wish come true! Patrick is quite the guide, and he loves making your time in the sky one to remember. Isn't the Arizona sunrise a special view? The bright colors in your picture make it seem...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

On July 29th I surprised my wife with a balloon ride. We were very impressed with the whole adventure and plan on doing it again. I have to give all my appreciation to our pilot Dean he went above and beyond to make this special...More

1  Thank _csainz2002
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dean will be very happy to hear your high praises and appreciation you gave him. We’re glad he made your special day special, and we hope it will be an anniversary to remember. Dean will be pleased to hear you thought his jokes were hilarious,...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

On Aug 31, my husband and I were escorted on a balloon ride above Albuquerque at sunrise!! This had been on my bucket list, bur I never imagined how abaolutely amazing it would be!! Our pilot, Dean, was the ultimate professional from liftoff, through the...More

1  Thank Rosalie S
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We’re glad that we were able to help get ‘ballooning’ checked off your bucket list. Dean is quite the guide and we do appreciate hearing that him, as well as the crew, gave you a special experience. Thank you for your recommendations, and we hope...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Travelled from the UK to USA to tick off a bucket list ride of a balloon ride over the desert at sun rise. Amazing flight by Paul and the ground crew who involved us all in setting up the balloon for the flight. We also...More

1  Thank AdrianBlackpool
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for going the distance to fly with us! We’re pleased to hear that Paul and the ground crew gave you a memorable ‘tick’ off the bucket list. If you’re ever back in the area, reach out to us, and we would be overjoyed...More

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regymendes2017
6 July 2017|
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Response from thomas451 | Reviewed this property |
it is per person. I think it was about $179.00. It was 20.00 extra for them to pick us up/drop off at hotel. worth it!!
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bsrsunshine
21 March 2017|
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Response from RainbowRyders1 | Property representative |
Hi there! We do indeed offer a military discount. Please give our office a call at 480.299.0154 to get the most updated pricing information.
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Katy G
10 March 2017|
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Response from RainbowRyders1 | Property representative |
Hi Katy, We generally ask for about 48 hours notice if possible. However, we are moving into our busy season so we do recommend about one week in advance to ensure we have availability. If you do call the day before and we... More
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