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

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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.
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.
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Important Information
Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Scenic hot air balloon flight
  • Champagne toast
  • Light continental breakfast
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (can be requested at an additional fee directly through the tour operator)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Alexa Coolburn wrote a review 18 Mar
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked a last minute flight while passing through Albuquerque on a road trip and was not disappointed! The experience was exciting and fulfilling but the knowledgeable and passionate staff really sealed the deal for me. Alfredo loves what he does and that energy was infectious.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Babs wrote a review 18 Mar
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Taking a hot air balloon ride with Dean Donley as pilot was just great. He peppers the ride with lovely humor while also discussing the scenery and points of interest below. He also is a pro with the balloon and makes all of us rookies feel comfortable. Then, after we're back on
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Date of experience: March 2020
Erika B wrote a review 15 Mar
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had an amazing time up in the hot air balloon with Dean. He was a hilarious pilot and shared lots of great info with us about the industry, the area and our travel details. It was absolutely the smoothest landing and the crew who chased the balloon were fantastic as well.
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Date of experience: March 2020
William D wrote a review 10 Mar
1 contribution
Having made a number of prevous balloon rides I found this one the best. We had a small and nimble balloon expertly piloted by Alfred and chased by Adam. Having chased gliders and balloons myself I know how difficult this can be. The best part of the flight was that the crew
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
Responded 2 weeks ago
We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with Alfred! He’s great at what he does and we’re sure he and Adam gave you a safe, fun, and definitely memorable experience!
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Mark M wrote a review 09 Mar
Blountstown, Florida15 contributions1 helpful vote
Best thing to do while in town. Dean was a great pilot and guide. Always felt safe and truly enjoyed the great ride. My fiancée is terrified of heights but decided to give it a try. She was so glad she did.
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Response from RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
Responded 2 weeks ago
We’re delighted to hear that you had such a great time with Dean! He is an amazing pilot and we hope that you’ll come out to fly with him again!
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About the operator
By: Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
Alexa Coolburn
21
10/10 would fly again
Booked a last minute flight while passing through Albuquerque on a road trip and was not disappointed! The
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Babs
11
A great ride with a surprise ending!
Taking a hot air balloon ride with Dean Donley as pilot was just great. He peppers the ride with lovely humor
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Erika B
11
RR & Dean are amazing
We had an amazing time up in the hot air balloon with Dean. He was a hilarious pilot and shared lots of great info
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William D
10
Had a great ride in a "sports" balloon :-)
Having made a number of prevous balloon rides I found this one the best. We had a small and nimble balloon
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Mark M
Blountstown, Florida
151
Must do while in town
Best thing to do while in town. Dean was a great pilot and guide. Always felt safe and truly enjoyed the great
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Craftychefc
12
#rainbowryders awesome experience
This was a great experience! #deandonley was a great pilot. I had the best time and will be doing this again.
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Dennis
10
Boss
This wasn’t on my bucket list since I don’t like heights. It was more like a death list item. This was absolutely
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tnahuys
Oviedo, Florida
52
Amazing and unforgettable experience
We came to Albuquerque to assist to a Summit for a AIHP Knowledge Sharing Summit and Marketplace, and we stayed
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Jan B
176
Birthday balloon ride
Outstanding service! Our pilot Dean was humorous and very experienced with 3500+ hrs of flight time. We felt very
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Jackie M
Millington, Tennessee
31
Balloon ride
We had the best time! Crew was very knowledgeable and handled every detail of our experience well even let us
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Key Details
  • Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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