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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

Highlights
  • Superb sunrise views of Albuquerque, the Sandia Mountains, and the Rio Grande
  • Commentary from your pilot on the region's geology and environment
  • Early morning tour leaves the day free for other activities
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
From US$159,00
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6:30am DepartureMost Popular
Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride - 6:30am Meeting time
US$169,00
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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride - 6:15am Meeting time
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Overview
Get the best possible views of the Albuquerque area without the expense of a helicopter tour. By heading out at sunrise in a hot air balloon, you'll be able to watch and snap photos as the sun's first rays fall on the dramatic landscape of the Sandia Mountains. Dip low over the mighty Rio Grande while listening to commentary on the area's geology and environment from your pilot. Then land for breakfast and sparkling wine.
What to Expect
Greet the day bright and early to catch the sunrise from your hot air balloon. Drive yourself to the balloon operator's downtown headquarters, or arrange for pickup at your hotel (additional expense). 

Get the opportunity to watch the balloon be inflated before stepping on board; you can help the crew if a hands-on experience appeals to you. Listen to a safety briefing and take off for aerial views of the city, the Sandia Mountains, and the Rio Grande. A hot air balloon experience allows you amazing views without the expense of booking a helicopter or flight tour, and there's no glass between you and the landscape. Listen to your pilot's commentary on the region's cultural, geological, historical, and environmental aspects. 

Land after about an hour for a continental breakfast and a glass of sparkling wine and then leave your experience with a commemorative flight certificate in hand.
Reviews (121)
1 - 5 of 108 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing

All team members were very professional, our balloonist Alfred Salazar was very professional, courteous and make our trip enjoyable. The ride is simply amazing, it was so much fun. We felt safe at all times, would highly recommend this adventure to anyoneMore

Thank kttsv
RainbowRyders1, Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your great review and comments about Alfred! I'll certainly pass along your kind words and I'm so happy you were able to have a great experience with our team. It's amazing how peaceful and serene flying in a Hot Air Balloon can be...More

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charmed morning !

Rainbow Ryders was so good about communicating with us - they called in advance to offer us the opportunity to change our flight date as bad weather was expected, but we were unable to so we stuck with original date and got very lucky as...More

1  Thank Karla M
RainbowRyders1, Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Karla and thanks for choosing to fly with Rainbow Ryders! We are glad the weather held up for your flight as we've definitely had some difficult weather over the last week or so! Dean is wonderful and I'll certainly pass along your comments to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
View from above

Dean Donley, our pilot, was fantastic. Wonderful personality, expert navigation, and humble. The experience is definitely a bucket list adventure. Seeing all the balloons ascend as you go up is awesome. The confirmation letter needs to identify the need to purchase a ticket to get...More

1  Thank John L
RainbowRyders1, Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi John and thanks for your review. Dean is an amazing pilot and we are very lucky to have him on our team! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience with us though and I'm sorry for the extra long wait to get through to buy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Outfit to do your balloon ride with!

Had a hot air balloon ride as one of my bucket list and I checked it off last September. Rode with my fellow hippo reunion members. We chose Rainbow Ryders. I can only comment on how they run their operations since I cannot compare it...More

1  Thank bigwawao
RainbowRyders1, Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thank you so much for your wonderful review! We always love when we are able to help someone check off a bucket list item and I'm glad you chose us for your first balloon flight! It sounds like you had an amazing experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
LOVED IT - Balloon Fiesta Sunrise Balloon Ride

Our first hot air balloon ride ever was day one of Balloon Fiesta with the sunrise mass ascension. Don't know how we will ever top this hot air balloon experience - it was MAGICAL!!! We went up with Pilot Zach Seibel/ Sundance, he was awesome....More

Thank geminiunicorn
RainbowRyders1, Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there and thanks for your wonderful review! We always love when we are able to provide magical experiences and it certainly doesn't get better then doing so during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta! Zach is great and we'll certainly pass along your comments his way...More

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lmkrdh
4 July 2018|
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Response from annewilson5274 | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to have your questions answered by the staff of Rainbow Ryders. We had 13 people in the basket with an average weight of 200 pounds. Still, contact the staff.
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Rosie B
18 May 2018|
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Response from msm092015 | Reviewed this property |
Rosie B, you should go to their website, check their availability during the Balloon Fiesta and make the reservation. I'd think you can also call to inquire and reserve.
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