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Rainbow Ryders

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"The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow Ryders Inc. Hot Air Balloon Company is proudly celebrating over 35 years of flight experience. Offering hot air balloon rides first thing in the morning at sunrise year round, and sunset...more
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5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113-1765
+1 505-823-1111
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Reviewed yesterday

This was such a cool experience and something I'd like to do again. Our guide (Dean) was the man and I felt completely safe with him as our pilot. The rest of the staff was really friendly and it seemed like they cared that we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Tyrel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always wanted to take a ride in a hot air balloon. I thought that my anniversary would be the perfect reason to do so. I am so glad that I did. This business is very focused on customer service and safety. The pilot shared...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mmarro2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, can't say enough about the Rainbow Riders if you are in Abq. and looking to go up in Hot air Balloon. Abq. is the Best place I think to do this, especially at Balloon Fiesta, because of the Box effect there. I've been up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kwajfluff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an incredible experience with the amazing Dean and Crew this morning. Absolutely stunning experience! Such an enjoyable flight with the friendly and professional crew. Thanks guys will always remember our flight this morning!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank megan m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're wondering whether the hot air balloon ride is worth the splurge price, I say do it. Albuquerque offers an unique landscape to see from the balloon, broad, bright blue skies from which to view and, from our experience, gentle winds to escort you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dlscps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flying in a hot air balloon has always been on my bucket list. Rainbow Ryder’s helped me to check it off. Very professional pilot and experienced. Smooth landing 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 375mehdia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first hot air balloon ride so I wanted it to be exceptional-- and it was! ABQ is world famous for hot air ballooning and the pilots and support crew we interacted with at Rainbow Ryders are world class! We chose a private...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

My wife and I flew with Dean. He is an excellent pilot and an all around good guy. He was very good at explaining what was going on and was happy to answer all of my questions. We could not have been happier with our...More

1  Thank DanBeq
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Hello and thank you for the review! We are so glad that you had a wonderful experience with us and a soft landing. Dean is a great pilot and we will be sure to let him know the kind words you have said about him....More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Scott of Rainbow Ryders runs an excellent operation. From the international balloon fiesta to weekends on the west mesa. Good pilots. Friendly staff. Safe equipment

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank albuquerquetrave2017
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We will let Scott know of your kind words. We do our best to give everyone a fantastic Bucket List experience!

Reviewed 28 November 2018

I took my two daughters, son-in -law, grandson, and granddaughter (six adults from 78-21) over Thanksgiving this year to Albuquerque for a once in a life time experience of riding in a hot air balloon. The Rainbow Ryders was the very best choice for us...totally...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018

Thank you so much for the great review. We are so glad that you family enjoyed their hot air balloon ride with us. We will pass along your kind words to Paul, as we are sure he will greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much...More

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Karla B
23 May 2018|
Response from flyingoma | Reviewed this property |
Oh! I had to go to their website to read about that package! I wish I had known about it when I booked my flight! I would have done that! Sounds like it would have made things a lot easier to find! Yeah! I think it... More
13 February 2018|
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Response from flyingoma | Reviewed this property |
Not very often. It depends on the weather and the wind speed.
31 December 2017|
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Response from RainbowRyders1 | Property representative |
Our meet times in early April are going to be 6:15 - 6:30am. Hope to see you then!