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Albuquerque Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

Highlights
  • Soar above Albuquerque during this sunrise hot air balloon ride
  • After you land, enjoy Champagne with light refreshments
  • Take home a souvenir flight certificate to remember your hot air balloon ride
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Albuquerque Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight
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Albuquerque Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight
From US$158.99
Overview
Seeing the sunrise in Albuquerque along the Rio Grande is one of the most beautiful things you can do in the city, and this sunrise hot air balloon ride takes you to one of the best vantage points to see it—the sky. Soar above the city taking in views of the sunrise, and afterward, enjoy Champagne along with light refreshments.
What to Expect
Your hot-air balloon adventure begins as you meet your crew at the launch site, conveniently located on the west side of the Rio Grande River. After check in the pilot will perform safety and weather checks, then the crew will begin preparing the balloon for inflation. Once inflated, you will launch and fly for approximately an hour alongside the river valley.
During the flight, depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day, you will have great views of the Sandia Mountains to the east, Petroglyph National Monument to the west, the volcano’s that surround Albuquerque and Mount Taylor in the distance.
There will be a "chase crew" that follows during the flight who will meet you shortly after landing to pack up the equipment. From here, you will return to the launch site for a champagne ceremony and a light snack. There are non-alcoholic alternatives available. Each person that flew will receive a commemorative flight certificate to celebrate their adventure. The total time your tour will take is approximately 3.5-hours and you will be in the air for approximately 1-hour.
Reviews (94)
1 - 5 of 91 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Sun Rise Balloon Ride

They are a well run operation. My wife and I had a great time. This is a must do activity when in Albuquerque.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Explorer757721
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great experience!

Super fun, professional and beautiful - our first scheduled flight was pushed back due to wind (so glad they were safe and didn't take us up when it wasn't the best conditions) but they accommodated us on the next available and it was beautiful! Great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank piecesofship
Reviewed 9 January 2019
Awesome!

We recently did a sunrise ride with World Balloon. The staff was great! Their easy manner helped me get over my fear of heights. And I was very happy I went! The views were amazing and it was a wonderful "can't miss" experience. I would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank tracym9112018
BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tracy, thank you for your honest review and especially including your fear of heights. So many people want to fly with us but hold back because of heights so we know this review will be helpful. Our team is thrilled to be able to...More

Reviewed 2 January 2019
Awesome ride

This was amazing. Professional crew, fun, informative. It was more than I anticipated. Yes the view was great, but the ride and experience was even more.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Susan M
BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 stars Susan! You are a 5 star passenger! Please come visit and fly with us again soon.

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Peaceful and amazing

This ride was the highlight of our trip to Albuquerque. We arrived before sunrise and a couple of our group helped hold the balloon while it was filled with air. We took off just as the sun came up and the views were amazing. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank rbaum62
BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you letting us be your highlight on your trip to ABQ. We hope we have the chance to do it again in the future.

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lynne1092017
14 December 2018|
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Response from eigram120 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in NM for about 5 days. Plenty to see in Santa Fe & Albuquerque. Hot air balloon rides are early mornings.
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adam j
22 October 2018|
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Response from stacyvh2018 | Reviewed this property |
We were there very early, for a sunrise flight. The whole trip, in the air and back was a couple hours at most. It was fabulous!
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tagw
2 October 2018|
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Response from BalloonRideOwner | Property representative |
There is no landing gear on a balloon. Most landings, a balloon hits the ground, hops once then stops.Occasionally you will see a balloon lay down on its side and slide to a stop, depending upon the wind speed. The worst... More
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