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Eske's Paradise Balloons

Taos, NM 87571
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Are you going to safety?

To be honest, we did not fly with Eske's. Day 1 we saw another hot air balloon take off and after... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CharliefromTampa
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Tampa, Florida
First Balloon Flight

My family and I hada great flight with Ken and his crew. This is a hands on experience; the riders... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
rigdon2
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Prosper, Texas
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  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
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“balloon ride” (5 reviews)
“launch site” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Taos, NM 87571
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest, we did not fly with Eske's. Day 1 we saw another hot air balloon take off and after a bunch more test helium balloons we got as far as inflating our ballon, but as a gust rolled it a bit, the pilot...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

My family and I hada great flight with Ken and his crew. This is a hands on experience; the riders get to help inflate the balloon before takeoff and also help pack the balloon after landing. This was great for my family, but may be...More

1  Thank rigdon2
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

My family and I had the pleasure of experiencing a hot air balloon ride with Eske's. It is hands down worth the money! The crew (Ken, Steve, and Casey) are all so welcoming, knowledgeable, and funny! On the ride out to the launch site, they...More

1  Thank Jen O
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I always wanted to take a balloon ride, and for our 10th wedding anniversary, we did! But, more than a "ride" -- this was a complete experience -- from the scenic van ride to the launch site, to assisting with preparations ......More

Thank GoodServiceLover
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

The balloon ride was very nice - we had low winds and Ken taught us a lot about the "art" of flying the balloon. Ken continually tried to catch the breezes to give us the best ride. We also got to touch down in the...More

1  Thank karen123502
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Ken is a great guy and a fantastic balloonist! Is that the right word? We had been in a balloon one other time in Turkey -this was just as magical! There were 5 of us including Ken in the basket. The sweeping view of the...More

Thank PocahontasTraveler
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Ken took us up on a beautiful morning on the gorge! I had no idea what to expect but Ken explained how the balloon would fly. And by golly he got it down into the gorge and kissed the Rio! Couldn't have asked for a...More

Thank Travellingirl50
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This was all in all a great experience. Please note that the "experience" also includes working at putting the balloon up and away. Knowledgeable staff. Chosen due to safety record. Great champagne breakfast included. I would not suggest taking this trip with or for an...More

Thank piscesgirl001
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The balloon ride was great. Our pilot was able to touch down in the Rio Grande which was a nice touch. You should know, however, that you will be expected to do some manual labor. Everyone had to help deflate and fold the balloon then...More

1  Thank midwesternplains
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

My wife and I were very excited about taking our first hot air balloon ride however the company we chose did not live up to their advertised adventure. To start with we were the last balloon of five up and first down so a short...More

Thank Obsk
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