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Rainbow Ryders

5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
+1 505-823-1111
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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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  • Average1%
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5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
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"hot air balloon"
in 126 reviews
"balloon ride"
in 245 reviews
"champagne toast"
in 106 reviews
"bucket list"
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"rio grande"
in 116 reviews
"balloon fiesta"
in 137 reviews
"pilot dean"
in 42 reviews
"ground crew"
in 48 reviews
"chase crew"
in 43 reviews
"sunrise flight"
in 19 reviews
"launch site"
in 39 reviews
"great pilot"
in 31 reviews
"experienced pilot"
in 16 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 40 reviews
"soft landing"
in 13 reviews
"great company"
in 15 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fly over the river, and beautiful north valley! Dress in layers, as the chilled mornings warm as the sun rises. Not to be missed A bucket list event!

1  Thank 320carolh
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RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking an early morning (chilly) adventure with us! The sunrise flights always take our breath away and we are happy to have shared that bucket list adventure with you!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was Fantastic! First time for me and my wife. It was awesome! Since you are literally floating in the air, it doesn't even feel like you're moving! So cool! Our pilot, Sheldon, was awesome!

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RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's incredible how smooth the ride is once up in the air. Sometimes you don't even realize you started to move off the ground! We are glad you enjoyed your bucket list adventure and hope to take another magical flight with you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great time and very impressed with our pilot, Dean! Would definitely fly with this crew again. Thank you for an awesome experience!!!

1  Thank mkmatz
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RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for the awesome review! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your bucket list adventure!

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bedfordmom2
14 February 2018|
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry... that is over 10 mph.
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Lasaraanne
1 January 2018|
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Response from RainbowRyders1 | Property representative |
Our meet times in early April are going to be 6:15 - 6:30am. Hope to see you then!
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knothomeeither
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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