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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise provided by Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon

Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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Last updated: 18 Jun 2020
A note from Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
Clear, protective vinyl has been hand-made to fit each of our shared baskets to increase the separation of passengers and the number of passengers in each basket has been significantly lightened to help with distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks provided for travellers
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
Continental breakfast and sparkling wine on landing
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6746SUNRISE
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Scenic hot air balloon flight • Champagne toast • Light continental breakfast • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA Please check in at our office location.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Scenic hot air balloon flight • Champagne toast • Light continental breakfast • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities
Departure details
5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA Please check in at our office location.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Minimum age is 5 years
Not recommended for participants with knee problems
Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
Flights can only be operated with safe winds, clear sky and no rain. In case of unsuitable weather conditions, you will be provided the option to take the tour on an alternative date or be refunded in full.
A maximum of 12 people per balloon
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE
    5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
    Please check in at our office location.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Rise early to begin your hot-air balloon experience. Stop into the office for check-in, then ride to the balloon launch site (which varies day-to-day depending on weather). Your pilot begins the process of inflating the balloon when you arrive. You can even help out the crew during the inflation process for a more hands-on experience. As you float high above the ground, enjoy incredible birds-eye views of the Rio Grande Valley. Your pilot determines the route for the day depending on the wind’s direction. You may fly over the city of Albuquerque and even dip low enough to wave at people or skim the Rio Grande River. Throughout your flight, your pilot shares informative commentary about the landscape beneath you. After approximately one hour in the air, your pilot lands the balloon and the ground crew comes to meet you. Celebrate your flight with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and a commemorative flight certificate before returning to the original starting point.
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  • You'll end at
    5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE
    5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA
    Please check in at our office location.
    See address & details
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Melissa K
Virginia Beach, VA18 contributions
Fabulous adventure
A wonderful experience. JF and his crew were very professional, informative and friendly. The ride was smooth with a very smooth landing. Definitely a bucket list experience.
Written 23 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your flight with JF and his crew! They love what they do and enjoy providing our passengers with the most bucket list worthy experiences possible. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 23 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CSL122
Piermont, NY106 contributions
Unforgettable
My daughter took this hot balloon ride for her birthday. She absolutely loved it, despite a fear of heights. She can't stop talking about it. After the ride, there's a champagne celebration. If in Albuquerque, you can't miss this experience and Rainbow Ryders is the way to go!
Written 6 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are so pleased to hear that your daughter enjoyed her flight with us and was able to have an extra special birthday experience, despite the initial fears! We always say there is no better way to see the beauty of Albuquerque then from above. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 12 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Katie D
1 contribution
Loved the experience but I felt like a piece of meat on a bbq
Our guide and view was great. However we were standing near the burner which was HOT. Anytime the flame was turned on, it was VERY UNCOMFORTABLE (felted like we were on a bbq grill) . I would suggest to try and stand towards the end of the basket (away from the flame) to fully enjoy your experience.
Written 26 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight with us, but are saddened to hear that your experience was unpleasant due to the heat from the burners. Unfortunately there is no way to reduce the amount of heat emitted, but we do completely understand your discomfort which is why we do suggest bringing hats to help reduce the direct contact your skin has with the heat. We hope that you will fly with us again, so we could have the opportunity to give you a five star experience, closer to the front of the basket!
Written 12 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Natália A
Bridgeport, CT1 contribution
First time
Jun 2021 • Friends
It was an amazing experience and our pilot Damian and crew were just as amazing. I would definitely recommend.
Written 25 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first hot air balloon flight with Damian! He is a great pilot and loves to provide our passengers with the most memorable experiences possible. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 12 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Randolph P
1 contribution
Fantastic ride
Jun 2021
My wife and I booked a one-hour balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders for my birthday, and it was even better than I expected. Fantastic! The only drawback is that we had to get up so early in the morning to get to the office at 5:15 am to sign waivers and get a preflight briefing. But this is all for safety reasons; the winds are much slower and more predictable in the first hour or so after sunrise. Ask for our pilots, Alfred and A.J. - they are the best!
Written 25 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed you sunrise flight with Alfred and AJ. They love what they do and enjoy providing our passengers with the most memorable and safe experiences possible. Although it is an early wake up call, nothing can beat those views of Albuquerque! We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 25 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jackie R
Springfield, VA4 contributions
Perfect way to start your day
Jun 2021 • Solo
Wonderful experience with our pilot JF. Rainbow Ryders is a very organized company. We kept to schedule, they followed their safety protocal, kept everybody safe and we all had a blast. Highly recommend Rainbow Ryders.
Written 24 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your flight with JF. He is an amazing pilot and loves to provide our passengers with a safe and memorable experience. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 25 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

2Travelers92308
Apple Valley, CA61 contributions
Bucket List
Jun 2021 • Couples
The sunrise from the hot air balloon was fabulous! The pilot, JF, and his crew gave us an incredible, once in a lifetime, experience.
Written 21 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your sunrise flight with JF and his crew! They love what they do and enjoy sharing their passion with our passengers. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 25 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jenifer T
Lecanto, FL5 contributions
Big WOW experience!
We had a wonderful sunrise trip with Alfred and his team. Their program is well run and very efficient. Everything was clock work and well managed from the time we arrived to our farewells. A great group of experienced and informed guides. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning and highly recommend this experience.
Written 21 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your sunrise flight with Alfred! He is a great pilot and loves to share his passion for ballooning with our passengers. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 25 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steve T
Gainesville, FL15 contributions
Awesome!
This was not on my bucket list. My wife had been on a hot air balloon ride once before and talked me into doing it. It was incredible. I highly recommend the Rainbow Ryders. They were well organized, polite, a first class operation. This fa exceeded my expectations.
Written 18 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight with us! We are also very pleased to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations of ballooning. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 25 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Langundowi
2 contributions
☑️ Another one on my bucket list
Jun 2021 • Couples
It was amazing and the pictures we took are incredible!!! A must do in Albuquerque, NM. Our pilot, Kris is the best!!!!
Written 17 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Kris! He loves what he does and enjoys providing our passengers with the most memorable experiences possible. We hope to fly with you again soon!
Written 25 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
267steveq
267steveq
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Hot air balloon ride
Disappointed,short ride,did not go very high stayed low,went another time and got higher to see the countryside
Pamela T
Pamela T
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Ask for Alfred, he is an amazing balloon pilot! Bubba and Frank were fun and excellent helpers as well.
We loved our sunrise hot air balloon ride yesterday with Alfred as our pilot and guide. Alfred was dynamic, fun an
952tori
952tori
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Spectacular Experience
We had a wonderful Experience with our ride with Damian and Steve. Very professional and Fun. Thanks so Much
Treanakay
Treanakay
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Amazing morning!!!
OMG! Just the most amazing morning ever! This was my second balloon ride but this team was so wonderful! Great e
JAtravels9999
JAtravels9999
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Peaceful, fun, breathtaking
We did the early morning Scottsdale balloon ride during our vacation. This is a top notch, premium experience. The
sab123
sab123
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Wonderful experience
It was a little colder the day we went but it was amazing. Dean was our pilot and he was enjoyable. Highly recomme
jenmb8
jenmb8
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Amazing experience!
I’ve wanted to go hot air ballooning forever and Rainbow Ryders completely exceeded my expectations! Our pilot Brad
aldosd2016
aldosd2016
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Awesome ride
The weather was nice and calm, so our pilot Kris took us up to 9000ft above sea level, almost as high as the Sandia
Lois75622
Lois75622
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Wonderful Hot Air Balloon Ride
We had a great balloon ride with Alfred this morning! He has a lot of experience. We had a very smooth landing! A
julescai
julescai
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Wonderful experience!
Such a wonderful experience! It was our first time on a hot air balloon and didn’t know what to expect but this mor
Xavi_Splash
Xavi_Splash
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Albert is the best!
Albert was awesome! We were all a little nervous since it was our first time. He made us feel comfortable and made
LoloBiz
LoloBiz
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Our first time riding in a hot air balloon
It was early in the morning but we couldn't ask for better weather to see all of Albuquerque! The person steering t
amybW6663BU
amybW6663BU
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Rainbow Riders ABQ
Alfred is an excellent pilot. We had a smooth take off and landing. You could tell he knew exactly what he was doin
2shelbye
2shelbye
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Beautiful!
Amazing sunrise balloon ride! The pilots were fun, and knowledgeable. I would recommend if you’re visiting ABQ!
Heidi B
Heidi B
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Flight of a lifetime
A hot air balloon ride has always been on my bucket list. And this was the year my husband surprised me with the tr
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