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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

  • 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
Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
From US$159,00
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6:45am Departure
Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride - 6:45am Meeting time
From US$159,00
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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.
Write a ReviewReviews (59)

1 - 5 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Flying in a Beautiful Balloon

We took off at sunrise and flew over houses, parks and Petrogylphs Park. Our pilot, Dean, was amazing and was able to get us close enough to the rocks to actually see the petrogylphs. He also made an incredibly smooth landing. It was peaceful flying...More

1  Thank Beetky
Reviewed 4 days ago
Sunrise in Albuquerque!

The balloon ride was perfect. Dean was awesome. Super informative and funny. I always love the toast at the end!

1  Thank jessicaastroud
Reviewed 5 days ago
My Pilot is Better Than Your Pilot

What an amazing Mother's Day present! Our pilot, Alfred, was super friendly, informative and a great pilot. We had a smooth and exciting ride...couldn't have picked a better weather day. Joe and his partner on the chase crew were awesome as well. Loved the champagne...More

1  Thank shannonskennedy
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wow! An great ride!

This was my first time riding in a hot air balloon. I was able to watch it being inflated..Very cool! This was on my bucket list! Dean was our pilot! He explained everything that was going happen! Great sense of humor too! Would float with...More

2  Thank Wendy C
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We love when our passengers share their experiences with us and are excited to hear you enjoyed your adventure! We will be sure to pass along the kind words to Dean, as he will surely appreciate it. We hope you keep us in mind if...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
So worth it!!!

My wife and I visited my son in Albuquerque last week and the three of us did the Sunrise flight Monday morning. Dean was our pilot and he was so great to fly with. He was fun, informational, professional, and funny. It was obvious the...More

1  Thank dannosky
RainbowRyders1, Front Office Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We couldn't do it without our lovely passengers - you make our jobs fun!! It's great to hear you enjoyed your flight with us and truly appreciate the time you took to leave us a review. Cheers to a check off your bucket list and...More

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