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Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company

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Address: 1725 W Williams Dr Suite 39, Phoenix, AZ
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+1 480-299-0154
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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 prepared by Locally renowned Chef Bruce Brown.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$159.00*
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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride from Phoenix
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US$178.99*
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Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride over Phoenix

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Once In Lifetime Experience

Rainbow Ryders took us on a surreal, bucket list, unbelievable adventure. You must go. Jesse, our pilot, made us feel comfortable and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Callie E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rainbow Ryders took us on a surreal, bucket list, unbelievable adventure. You must go. Jesse, our pilot, made us feel comfortable and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to ballooning. He's so passionate about it & you know you are in great hands. The ride/views were jaw-dropping & the little toast at the end was the icing on... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent pilot for the flight. Company did a great job from start to finish, worth every penny. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience. My husband and I enjoyed our ride.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We received this trip as an anniversary gift. It was fantastic! The trip was a first for both my husband and I, and we were mesmerized by the coyotes and other wildlife we got to see!

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

This is awesome! We’re happy to hear that you were able to experience the beautiful views and wildlife the Sonoran Desert has to offer. We want to thank you for flying with us, and we hope to see you back in the sky soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second time out with this company and it was just as good as the first. I really appreciate the "extra mile" attitude, professional service and the great feeling you get when you know you are in good hands. The experience really shows with this company. Thank you Craig K. and to your great team (Chris, Gary and... More 

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

Thank you for coming back to fly with us! We greatly appreciate your kind words. On behalf of the flight team at Rainbow Ryders, thank you for providing such a kind review, and we hope to fly with you again! More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Craig and his team provided us a wonderful experience with safety, knowledge, and a memorable sunset balloon "bucketlist" experience of the Arizona desert that no one should miss!! Craig's knowledge and the teams attention to detail made our experience a memorable event. Thank you Rainbow Ryder's for a great "first balloon ride". Definitely more than one ride is NOW in... More 

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

We're very happy to hear that Craig was able to provide a great and memorable experience in the sky. Thank you so much for choosing to fly with us for your first balloon ride, and we hope to fly with you again! More 

Wooldridge, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flew a couple of mornings ago with Patrick. He did a great job. Explained a lot about the area and the balloon. It was a beautiful morning and the ride length was to be an hour, but Patrick flew us for at least 1-1/2 hour. Lots of fun and good eats and drinks afterwards.

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1 Thank KPick100
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed Patrick as your guide in the sky! He is a very talented and knowledgeable pilot, and a wonderful asset to our flight team. Thank you so much for flying with us! More 

Saint Robert, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What could be a better start to the day than taking off at sunrise with family, ten other balloons, and a great pilot (Jesse) on a beautiful balloon ride? Awesome experience! We had so much fun! Jesse and Pete (the chase man) were great. Even if you are afraid of heights, this is a bucket list item you won't want... More 

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

Check! We are so thankful that you chose to fly with us to check this off of your bucket list. Based off your pictures, it looked like a gorgeous morning for ballooning. Jesse and Pete will be very glad to hear that you enjoyed them as your guides through flight, and they would love to get you back up into... More 

Mesa, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the very beginning, I felt the people were very conscientious in making sure everyone had a safe experience. They were concerned with people's time schedules but safety was first. Our experience was wonderful and amazing. We had a 90-minute ride over the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The pilot and ground crew were very polite and accommodating. I even got a... More 

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

This is great feedback! We always strive to put safety first, so we are happy to hear that you felt that was accomplished. Thank you so much for flying with us over the Sonoran Desert, and we hope that if you’re ever back in town we could get you back up into the sky. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a our second ride with Craig, the first we have taken at Sunset. Below us - an unbelievable experience of hearing the newly flooded washes as we skimmed through the west valley Saddlebacks. Around us, views of snow capped peaks of the Superstition and Bradshaw mountains on fire from the sunset just clearing below the cloud ceiling. For... More 

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

Your description of the trip is beautiful! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your sunset experience and that the beautiful sights of the Sonoran Desert did not disappoint. Craig and the crew will be very thankful for the kind words, and that you chose to soar in the sky with them for a second time. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was on my bucket list and I couldn't have made a better choice! Was amazing and I'll do it again when I make it back to Phoenix! Craig and the entire crew where professional and made the adventure worthwhile!

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

We are so thankful that you chose to fly with us for your bucket list experience! If you’re ever back in Phoenix, look us up! We would love to take you back up for an adventure in the sky. More 

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