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

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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.
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You'll start at
5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE
5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USAPlease check in at our office location.
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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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You'll end at
5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE
5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USAPlease check in at our office location.
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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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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 (can be requested at an additional fee directly through the tour operator)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Angel F wrote a review Yesterday
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Staff was excellent. Really made sure we were taken care of. They made it so I could get in and out of basket despite physical limitations. Trip was smooth, landing was easy.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Kate O wrote a review 6 Jul
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We spent the morning with Neil and Christian who were nothing but professional, informative, and a joy to be with on our first hot air balloon ride. My husband and I enjoyed the experience and would suggest it to anyone.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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dvhall51 wrote a review 3 Jul
Killen, Alabama5 contributions
Go and do this !!! We had an amazing time with Kris Braden our pilot !!! we will definitely float with Rainbow Ryders again !!!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Rebecca W wrote a review 2 Jul
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The sunrise ride was lovely and Kris was a great pilot. Definitely recommend this excursion in the area.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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kiks_722 wrote a review 1 Jul
San Antonio, Texas13 contributions
What a great experience! And yes, this was on my bucket list! I was born and raised in NM. I grew up with the famous balloon fiesta just an hour away and always wondered what it would be like to actually ride in a balloon. Well, the ride did not disappoint! I surprised my family
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Disappointed
We took the Colorado Springs trip with our daughter, her husband, and our two granddaughters. The being up in the
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Hot air Balloon Tour
This was a fascinating tour! From start to finish, watching how it is set up, flown, to the rear down. It is a love
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Wonderful ballooning experience
My husband and I just did the sunrise balloon flight in Albuquerque, New Mexico and we had such a great experience!
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tnahuys
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Amazing and unforgettable experience
We came to Albuquerque to assist to a Summit for a AIHP Knowledge Sharing Summit and Marketplace, and we stayed on
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Amy K
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Well worth the money
Such an awesome experience. My 17 yr old and I loved every minute. Easy to reserve, easy to pay, champagne at the
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One of the HIGHS of our trip
We ended our family vacation with an amazing sunrise hot air balloon ride. We tried to do a sunset ride the night b
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charlottej433
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Amazing experience!
I was able to check this off my bucket list with a smile! What a great experience. The staff was supportive at all
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PeakTravelersCO
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Unforgettable Experience in Albuquerque
If you are looking for a memorable experience while visiting Albuquerque, this is the perfect activity! Soaring the
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Gayle F
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Wonderful experience!
What a way to view Albuquerque from above. The morning was weather comfortable, the guide & balloon operator was wo
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E5112UTLawrence
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Awesom
THis is the second time I have been for a hot air balloon ride, the first time was in seattle. It is an early start
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379malissah
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Beautiful ride
My husband and I were able to book a same day Balloon ride on our only full day in Albuquerque. Our pilot, Troy, d
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polimorphous .
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Expertly piloted balloon ride
First time riding a hot air balloon. Have always been a bit scared to, and admittedly was feeling a little nervous
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Diane
I was really nervous at first best experience ever!! Dean was the best we had so much fun the views were amazing!
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sandy2560
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Tranquil and gorgeous
If you have never done a hot air balloon ride, do it in Albuquerque. And do it with Rainbow Ryders. We didn’t real
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Frankenod
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Great trip!!
My 13 year old daughter and I rode with Dean and the Rainbow Ryders this afternoon. Had a great time. Trip was am
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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