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Rainbow Ryders

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Address: 5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
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+1 505-823-1111
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07:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:00
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"The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow...

"The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow Ryders Inc. Hot AIr Balloon Company is proudly celebrating 30 years of flight experience. Offering hot air balloon rides first thing in the morning at sunrise year round and sunset flights in the winter months. Enjoy your hour long flight over the beautiful Rio Grande Valley, upon landing you will be welcomed back to the ground with a celebratory toast and a light continental breakfast as you are presented your commemorative flight certificate. We have proudly flown over 170,000 passengers and are the official balloon ride operator of the Worlds Largest Balloon Event. Flying in PHOENIX and ALBUQUERQUE year round!

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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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Smooth as Silk

A very delayed "Thank YOU" to Rainbow Ryders. Totally professional balloon ride for two. We took our ride for our 6 year wedding anniversary. Amazed at how little the inside of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
CurlyRocks
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very delayed "Thank YOU" to Rainbow Ryders. Totally professional balloon ride for two. We took our ride for our 6 year wedding anniversary. Amazed at how little the inside of the basket was but once we were in the basket and soaring smoothly across the sky...WOW!!! What a great experience.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked our flight 6 months before and were full of excitement. The flight was on the Mass Assenction day of the Balloon Fiesta. We were delayed due to weather and we did not think we would be able to fly. Thanks to our AMAZING pilot Taylor Aldous we were able to fly. We were even able to do the... More 

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We are excited to hear that we were able to fly with you all during the festival! It sounds like the six month wait was worth the wonderful views the Fiesta provides in October. Thank you for providing this review and recommendations to future customers. Continue adventuring, RR More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A truly great experience. The pilot made it seem effortless. We glided into the sky and rode the wind. Great views.

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review! We are glad that you had a great experience will all the wonderful views Albuquerque has to offer. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience with Rainbow Ryders in Albuquerque, NM! They run a very professional operation, very friendly and efficient. Our pilot had 16 years professional experience as a pilot, and he provided a great flight. The crew was great, too! Definitely worth it.

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

This is awesome news! Thank you for choosing to fly with our company in Albuquerque. We are certainly grateful for all of our pilots, and are happy to hear when customers enjoy them just as much as we do. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the initial greeting, until we returned to the office, the exceptional staff, ground crew(Doug and Elijah) and pilot(Dean) created a safe, entertaining and informative atmosphere. The ride itself was a captivating experience. Our group included ages from 10 years to 70 and the trip was thoroughly enjoyed by all. I cannot say enough positive things about the day, and... More 

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Thank Kris V
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We are very thankful for your kind review! Dean and the crew are some great and funny guys, so we’re glad to hear that they provided a positive atmosphere. Thank you for flying with us, and for sharing these great photos. Soft landings, RR More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dean was a great pilot and made our ride safe and enjoyable. The entire process of inflating the balloon, engaging in the journey, and bringing the balloon down was intriguing! We would absolutely fly with Rainbow Ryder's again. We did have to move our scheduled flight by one day to accommodate weather, so it is helpful to have a little... More 

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to fly with Rainbow Ryders for your balloon ride, and thank you for the kind review! We are glad you enjoyed Dean as the pilot, and your overall experience from start to end. We hope to see you again! RR More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, son and I were going from WV cross country to the Grand Canyon. We made prior reservations to fly with Rainbow Ryders. (Two of us; I was part of the balloon chasing ground crew.) We stayed at Nativo Lodge, which is only a few minutes away from Rainbow Ryders. The staff was very friendly and gave good instructions... More 

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you so much for providing this wonderful review. We are grateful that you chose to fly with us during your trip. Albuquerque provides very stunning views that provide a great atmosphere for photography. Thank you for soaring with our company, and we hope to see you again! Continue adventuring, RR More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We travelled to New Mexico and tried to take a hot balloon trip despite of the cold winter (it snowed two days ago). It's good that Rainbow Ryder took us and we got a small hot balloon of 4 passengers. The pilot, Dean Donley, was amazing in his skills: it could fly very low so you see the shallow on... More 

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We are so excited to hear that even in the cold you enjoyed your flight! Thank you for traveling to New Mexico and flying with us, and we hope to see you in the future. Soft landings, RR More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had a great time with Dean Donley (our pilot) even letting my 7-year old "co-pilot" and help pack up the balloon at the end. I felt safe and loved the experience.

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing us to partake in this experience with you both! I am sure Dean appreciated the extra help from your 7-year old in “co-piloting” the balloon, so it was a win-win for both. We hope to fly with you guys soon. Continue adventuring, RR More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is an absolute must do experience! We felt so comfortable and safe and assured with this company and with our amazing pilot! It was a blast. I really don't have the words to describe how epically cool this was...just DO IT! And the staff at RR are professional, intelligent, and awesome.

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Thank debbiebiery
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review! We always strive to put safety first, so we are happy to hear you felt that shine through during your experience with our company. Thank you for flying with us. Continue adventuring, RR More 

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