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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
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Reviewed today

My family of 4 took the sunrise ride on July 3rd and it proved to be one of the most amazing and memorable experiences I'm sure we will ever have! We opted for a pick-up at our hotel and Robert was there promptly at 5:00...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was so cool!! I booked a private sunrise ride for myself and my dad while we were in Albuquerque. I had never been in a balloon before, now would gladly go again here or their other locations. Day before called to check in and...More

Thank TisforTravels
Reviewed yesterday

I'm afraid of heights & thought twice (or more) about booking this trip for my family. I'm so glad I did, the boys thought it was cool to hold open the mouth of the balloon while they started filling it, the ride itself was very...More

Thank janap657
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful setting and fun and interesting trip. Guide had a great sense of humor and made the trip extra special. Crew did a wonderful job keeping things on track.

Thank Pj L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took the sunrise flight. Best time as you’ll see sun rising. These are the professionals RAINBOW RYDERS and the best company you’ll want to book. Other companies have tried to copy but don’t go there as not all can answer these 2 questions with any...More

Thank barryn338
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a gorgeous way to start the day. An absolutely beautiful sunrise ride with pilot Dean who was fantastic. I would definitely do this again if I find myself back in ABQ. Highly recommend checking this off the bucket list.

2  Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was my first balloon ride and it was great. I know it was the crew that made it exceptional. They let us be a part of the experience. Kris, our pilot, was wonderful. I learned things from fly the box to the mechanics of...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since our trip last year to Cappadocia, Turkey , we fell in love with hot air balloons and made sure this was on our to do list for the recent New Mexico trip! Albuquerque is famous for the balloon festival and perfect setting for the...More

2  Thank garsilee
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have experienced dozens of hot air balloon launches, starting at the first festival at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds, but we never had gone up in one. We decided to treat our daughter and grand daughter to a sunrise flight. Our...More

2  Thank CampingGary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience. We had a great day, very little wind. The pilot was very experienced and actually toyed with us to make the ride more enjoyable.

Thank JC S
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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!