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Rainbow Ryders

5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunset
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"The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow Ryders Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company is proudly celebrating over 35 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, LAS VEGAS, and ALBUQUERQUE year-round, and seasonally in COLORADO SPRINGS!
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“hot air balloon” (124 reviews)
“champagne toast” (108 reviews)
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5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
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"balloon ride"
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"hot air balloon"
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"champagne toast"
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"bucket list"
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"balloon fiesta"
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"pilot dean"
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"ground crew"
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"launch site"
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"great pilot"
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"experienced pilot"
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"great company"
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"once in a lifetime"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I and some friends enjoyed an wonderful Hot Air Balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders in January. Dean was our pilot and he was great. He patiently answered everyone's questions and additionally explained about preparation for landing, which is extremely important. We landed in a park...More

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

We are happy to hear you and your friends chose to take a ballooning adventure with us! Dean and his crew had a blast and we all hope to fly with you again soon! Cheers to new adventure!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our sunrise hot air balloon ride. The entire team was very professional and knowledgeable. We had Dean as our pilot and he was great! Very knowledgeable about the area and answered all of our questions. If you are on...More

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

Happy Ballooning! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your adventure with Dean and crew! It truly is a check off your bucket list and we think everyone needs to experience it at least once. We are happy you enjoyed your experience and we hope...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family booked a morning balloon ride for Easter morning. Rainbow Riders is very professional and organized. No glitches, no bumps, just a dreamy liftoff, amazing balloon ride over Albuquerque and a champagne toast at the end. Perfect experience!

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RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We hope you had a very Happy Easter! Cheers to new adventure and a check off your bucket list!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Riding in a hot air balloon was one of the greatest experiences of our lives! Our pilot, Dean, helped to quell all of our fears and allowed us to enjoy our flight! He was extremely knowledgeable, entertaining & friendly! If anyone is considering taking a...More

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RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to hear you were able to conquer your fears and float among the clouds with us! We will be sure to pass along the kind words to Dean, he will surely appreciate it and had a blast flying with you. Thank you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had so much fun taking a morning balloon ride! It was a perfect day and the staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you to Rainbow Ryders for providing me such a wonderful experience and memories. Highly recommended!

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RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love those perfect days where we can float peacefully along the blue skies. Thank YOU for taking a bucket list adventure with us! We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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bedfordmom2
14 February 2018|
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Response from flyingoma | Reviewed this property |
Not very often. It depends on the weather and the wind speed.
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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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