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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise provided by Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon

Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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
  • Continental breakfast and sparkling wine on landing
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
  • Continental breakfast and sparkling wine on landing
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6746SUNRISE
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Scenic hot air balloon flight
  • Champagne toast
  • Light continental breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA Please check in at our office location.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not recommended for participants with knee problems
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Flights can only be operated with safe winds, clear sky and no rain. In case of unsuitable weather conditions, you will be provided the option to take the tour on an alternative date or be refunded in full.
  • A maximum of 12 people per balloon
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Scenic hot air balloon flight
  • Champagne toast
  • Light continental breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA Please check in at our office location.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not recommended for participants with knee problems
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Flights can only be operated with safe winds, clear sky and no rain. In case of unsuitable weather conditions, you will be provided the option to take the tour on an alternative date or be refunded in full.
  • A maximum of 12 people per balloon
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
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Last updated: 17 Aug 2021
A note from Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
Clear, protective vinyl has been hand-made to fit each of our shared baskets to increase the separation of passengers and the number of passengers in each basket has been significantly lightened to help with distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE
    5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
    Please check in at our office location.
    See address & details
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    Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Rise early to begin your hot-air balloon experience. Stop into the office for check-in, then ride to the balloon launch site (which varies day-to-day depending on weather). Your pilot begins the process of inflating the balloon when you arrive. You can even help out the crew during the inflation process for a more hands-on experience. As you float high above the ground, enjoy incredible birds-eye views of the Rio Grande Valley. Your pilot determines the route for the day depending on the wind’s direction. You may fly over the city of Albuquerque and even dip low enough to wave at people or skim the Rio Grande River. Throughout your flight, your pilot shares informative commentary about the landscape beneath you. After approximately one hour in the air, your pilot lands the balloon and the ground crew comes to meet you. Celebrate your flight with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and a commemorative flight certificate before returning to the original starting point.
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Dave T
1 contribution
Ask for John!
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had an amazing flight! Our pilot (John) was absolutely incredible and made this an unforgettable experience. Highly recommended!
Written 26 September 2021
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I'm so glad you enjoyed your flight and your pilot! Jon is one of our great pilots that we are grateful to have on our team.
Written 27 September 2021
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Kateri daw
1 contribution
Great balloon ride
Sep 2021 • Friends
Alfred was my pilot and he was very professional. He was a great pilot and very informative. He was funny and always told us where we were going. He was a great sport and got us from A-B safely. I would recommend it!
Written 26 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Isn't Alfred so great? He sure knows how to be professional and have fun at the same time. Safety is his main priority.
Written 27 September 2021
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WanderingWatchman
2 contributions
Great flight! Get Alfred for a pilot!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Ride was very smooth and beautiful! Alfred (our pilot) did a very good job and landed us smoothly. He was very polite and engaging and made it a great experience!
Written 26 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Seeing the city from a different perspective is very beautiful! Alfred enjoys his flights and adores all his passengers. Thank you for your kind words.
Written 27 September 2021
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Alicia A
1 contribution
Very peaceful
The hot air balloon ride was amazing!! However trip advisor charged me $71 more than the company would have. Book directly through the company of choice and not trip advisor.
Written 25 September 2021
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That is so great to hear that your flight was amazing! Third party prices can be different sometimes from our actually pricing. We always suggest to call our office or go to our website to see our rates.
Written 27 September 2021
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Ann C
Plano, Texas, United States11 contributions
Sunrise hot air balloon ride.
Alfred, Frank and Moe made this a most enjoyable ride. Alfred was a great a pilot and gave us a smooth and memorable experience. We were impressed with their emphasis on safety first approach after canceling trips 2 days in a row due to unfavorable wind conditions. One more check on our bucket list.
Written 21 September 2021
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We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your hot air balloon flight with Alfred and his crew. They love what they do and enjoy providing our passengers with the safest and most memorable experience possible. We are so happy that, despite the first couple of cancelations, that we were able to get you in a hot air balloon and help cross something off your bucket list. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 21 September 2021
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Randy D
2 contributions
Hot air Ballooning in Albuquerque
Sep 2021
Pilot was Albert Salazar. He did an excellent job of providing a safe, scenic flight. Very knowledgeable of the area and his craft. The scenery above Albuquerque at sunrise is Awesome!
good job guys
Written 20 September 2021
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We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Alfred! He is an amazing pilot and loves to share his passion for hot air ballooning with our passengers. There truly is no better way to see the beauty of Albuquerque at sunrise than from above. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 21 September 2021
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Christopher
2 contributions
Hot Air Balloon Flight.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Awesome experience! Alfread (Pilot), Frank & Moe (Flight Ops Crew), very professional and made our experience that much greater.
Written 18 September 2021
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We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Alfred and his crew! They are great and what they do and enjoy providing our passengers with the most memorable experiences possible. We hope you will fly with us again soon!
Written 21 September 2021
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Amy S
1 contribution
Peaceful!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Alfred and Greg were amazing. Checked a bucket list item off and had a wonderful time and learned a lot. Amazing views, smooth ride, and friendly staff.
Written 16 September 2021
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We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Alfred and Greg! They are great at what they do and enjoy providing our passengers with bucket list worthy experiences. They also love what they do and enjoy sharing their passion for hot air ballooning with our passengers. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 16 September 2021
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Jennifer P
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SPECTACULAR!
Sep 2021
JF is a top notch pilot! Could not have had a better time celebrating my birthday. JF was so friendly, funny and very enjoyable to be around. I highly recommend Rainbow Ryders to everyone in the ABQ area. They are very professional and have the process down so that you can just sit back and relax. The mimosas alter the flight was the cherry on top. Also shout out to badass Nicole and the team for doing the hard work to make our flight experience so smooth, you guys rock!
Written 15 September 2021
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We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your flight with JF and his crew. They all love what they do and enjoy sharing their passion for hot air ballooning with our passengers. we always say, there is no better way to end a flight over Albuqeruque than with a nice mimosa. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 16 September 2021
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LeAnne S
Buena Park, CA1 contribution
Bucket list. Check!
Sep 2021 • Couples
What a beautiful experience. Alfred was the best! We’ll organized team. Something we’ve wanted to do for a long time and Rainbow Ryders and Alfred did not disappoint!! Thanks guys! I highly recommend this.
Written 14 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Alfred! He is a great pilot and enjoys providing our passengers with the most memorable and bucket list worthy experiences possible. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 16 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
Kim G
Kim G
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A not-to-be-missed experience
Rainbow was easy to book for a sunrise hot air balloon ride in Albuquerque. The company treated the assembled group
267steveq
267steveq
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Hot air balloon ride
Disappointed,short ride,did not go very high stayed low,went another time and got higher to see the countryside
Pamela T
Pamela T
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Ask for Alfred, he is an amazing balloon pilot! Bubba and Frank were fun and excellent helpers as well.
We loved our sunrise hot air balloon ride yesterday with Alfred as our pilot and guide. Alfred was dynamic, fun an
952tori
952tori
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Spectacular Experience
We had a wonderful Experience with our ride with Damian and Steve. Very professional and Fun. Thanks so Much
Treanakay
Treanakay
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Amazing morning!!!
OMG! Just the most amazing morning ever! This was my second balloon ride but this team was so wonderful! Great e
JAtravels9999
JAtravels9999
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Peaceful, fun, breathtaking
We did the early morning Scottsdale balloon ride during our vacation. This is a top notch, premium experience. The
sab123
sab123
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Wonderful experience
It was a little colder the day we went but it was amazing. Dean was our pilot and he was enjoyable. Highly recomme
jenmb8
jenmb8
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Amazing experience!
I’ve wanted to go hot air ballooning forever and Rainbow Ryders completely exceeded my expectations! Our pilot Brad
aldosd2016
aldosd2016
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Awesome ride
The weather was nice and calm, so our pilot Kris took us up to 9000ft above sea level, almost as high as the Sandia
Lois75622
Lois75622
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Wonderful Hot Air Balloon Ride
We had a great balloon ride with Alfred this morning! He has a lot of experience. We had a very smooth landing! A
julescai
julescai
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Wonderful experience!
Such a wonderful experience! It was our first time on a hot air balloon and didn’t know what to expect but this mor
Xavi_Splash
Xavi_Splash
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Albert is the best!
Albert was awesome! We were all a little nervous since it was our first time. He made us feel comfortable and made
LoloBiz
LoloBiz
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Our first time riding in a hot air balloon
It was early in the morning but we couldn't ask for better weather to see all of Albuquerque! The person steering t
amybW6663BU
amybW6663BU
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Rainbow Riders ABQ
Alfred is an excellent pilot. We had a smooth take off and landing. You could tell he knew exactly what he was doin
2shelbye
2shelbye
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Beautiful!
Amazing sunrise balloon ride! The pilots were fun, and knowledgeable. I would recommend if you’re visiting ABQ!
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