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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

Highlights
  • Superb sunrise views of Albuquerque, the Sandia Mountains, and the Rio Grande
  • Commentary from your pilot on the region's geology and environment
  • Early morning tour leaves the day free for other activities
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
From US$159.00
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride - 6:30am Meeting time
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Overview
Get the best possible views of the Albuquerque area without the expense of a helicopter tour. By heading out at sunrise in a hot air balloon, you'll be able to watch and snap photos as the sun's first rays fall on the dramatic landscape of the Sandia Mountains. Dip low over the mighty Rio Grande while listening to commentary on the area's geology and environment from your pilot. Then land for breakfast and sparkling wine.
What to Expect
Greet the day bright and early to catch the sunrise from your hot air balloon. Drive yourself to the balloon operator's downtown headquarters, or arrange for pickup at your hotel (additional expense). 

Get the opportunity to watch the balloon be inflated before stepping on board; you can help the crew if a hands-on experience appeals to you. Listen to a safety briefing and take off for aerial views of the city, the Sandia Mountains, and the Rio Grande. A hot air balloon experience allows you amazing views without the expense of booking a helicopter or flight tour, and there's no glass between you and the landscape. Listen to your pilot's commentary on the region's cultural, geological, historical, and environmental aspects. 

Land after about an hour for a continental breakfast and a glass of sparkling wine and then leave your experience with a commemorative flight certificate in hand.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful adventure!!

Riding in a hot air balloon was not on my bucket list originally. I was researching activities to do for my graduation trip, and New Mexico really stood out with activities. This hot air balloon ride was breath taking and stood out among all our...More

1  Thank Rachel M
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Welcome to the hot air balloon capital of the world! We are very glad you chose to travel to New Mexico and even more thrilled you hopped on a hot air balloon with us! It's a very peaceful and magical experience and we are happy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very Professional

We enjoyed our first-ever hot air balloon ride, and I'm very glad I checked it off my bucket list. The sunrise was gorgeous, and seeing Albuquerque from that altitude was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, there were a few things we weren't prepared for... 1) We...More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Bucket List Worthy!

Our private flight was a terrific experience, and our pilot Paul did a spectacular job. The views are awe-inspiring. Paul greatly impressed me with his piloting skills. Add a romantic toast after the flight and it made for a memorable day.

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

Paul is wonderful and we are glad you agree! Thank you for choosing to take a bucket list adventure with us, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed a memorable morning with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago
A true bucket list experience!

This was a true bucket list experience! The pilots were knowledgeable and friendly. It felt very safe and secure!

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

Cheers to a check off your bucket list! Thank you for taking a ride with us, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Rainbow Ryder’s Balloon Ride

We are on our honeymoon and decided to take a chance at this hot air balloon thing. It was amazing!!! Dean took us up and he was awesome. We would definitely do it again! Thanks, Dean!

1  Thank Johnathan R
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Congratulations! We are very happy we were able to be a part of your special celebration and are even more thrilled that you enjoyed it. Cheers to a check off your bucket list, we hope to fly with you again soon!

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Rosie B
19 May 2018|
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Response from msm092015 | Reviewed this property |
Rosie B, you should go to their website, check their availability during the Balloon Fiesta and make the reservation. I'd think you can also call to inquire and reserve.
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