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Rainbow Ryders

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Address: 5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
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+1 505-823-1111
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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"The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow...

"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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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunset

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A wonderful experience from beginning to end!

Dean, and his team, at Rainbow Ryder's made our balloon ride a memorable experience from beginning to end. The balloon ride was easy to book, the company kept us informed and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CatherineK8846355
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Chester, New Jersey
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Chester, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dean, and his team, at Rainbow Ryder's made our balloon ride a memorable experience from beginning to end. The balloon ride was easy to book, the company kept us informed and clued in when a high wind forecast was issued the day before and they followed through and updated us when it was a "go" later in the day. From... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We flew with Dean and not only was he informative, but he really made the flight so much fun! His laid back but focused attitude made everyone on board instantly trust his expertise without feeling patronized. I cannot recommend Rainbow Ryder's enough- especially if Dean is your pilot!

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2 Thank K-la W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our maiden hot air balloon ride. Our pilot, Dean Donley, was friendly, informative, and amusing. Guests were able to view, and assist if desired, with the setup and teardown of the balloon. The flight took north up the Rio Grande basin, and we had breathtaking views of the City of Albuquerque, the Sandias mountains, and the Three... More 

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Hood River, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We flew with Rainbow Riders in mid-April and had a great experience. They were very efficient in getting everything organized. No time wasted! Very safe and enjoyable.

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1 Thank papaj0n315
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew hot air ballooning would be a once in a lifetime experience but our pilot, Troy, and his crew made the experience incredible, very informational, funny and kind. The views and experience were breathtaking. We felt in good hands the entire trip!

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous morning spent with our crew Dean Donley, Adam and new friends met on the ride. The crew was friendly, laughing and a pleasure to be with. No question was dumb and they really treated us like family. We were able to see a lot of the country and appreciate the beauty.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely one of the best things I've ever done on vacation. I went on a sunrise balloon ride with my girlfriend and was blown away by the excellent service, views, and overall experience. Dean, our pilot, was super friendly, funny, informative, and a skillful pilot. He was very conscientious of which groups were together and tried to keep... More 

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Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The company was very safe, knowledgable, and priced well. The office is easy to find. I will take my grandkids in the next few years as they get bigger. Small children have a hard time seeing over the basket edge. I would suggest going to the Hot Air Balloon museuem before taking a ride. it helps to understand the mechanics... More 

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New Paris, IN
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74 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I took a sunrise balloon ride. From start to finish everyone we dealt with was professional and accommodating. The balloon ride was great. Our pilot Tom was very professional and knowledgeable. The champagne toast and snacks was more than expected and a great way to end a memorable experience. Great company.

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Columbia City, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rainbow Ryders far exceeded my expectations. I was traveling with my son and my grandmother, both of whom wanted to ride in a hot air balloon with me in Albuquerque. My grandmother doesn't get around well, so before we committed to riding we stopped by their office and were able to scope out the baskets to see if she would... More 

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