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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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6:30am DepartureMost Popular
Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride - 6:30am Meeting time
US$ 169.00
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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.
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Reviews (92)

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Birthday Balloon Surprise!

Rainbow Ryders is the best! They surprised us with a birthday banner for our flight! Smooth ride, easy landing, our pilot Paul was very informative about the area! We ended our flight with a nice champagne toast....highly recommend!

Thank D D
Reviewed 4 days ago
Lovely, Informative Sunrise Ride

My wife and I treated our two grandkids (8 and 6) to a surprise balloon ride on our trip from Tucson to Denver, and we all had a great time. We all learned a good bit about ballooning, Albuquerque from 1,000 ft up and natural...More

1  Thank 1rwallemail
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome Hot Air Balloon Ride! Rainbow Riders Rock!

My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Rainbow Riders! The sunrise (0545 show time) ride was excellent and Dean Donley and crew did an amazing job from pre take off, actual flight, landing, and going back to the facility. Dean's commentary during the...More

1  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

I visited Albuquerque for the first time this year and hot air ballooning seemed like the thing to do when in town! I am not a dare devil, and was pretty nervous going up into the air. However, Rainbow Ryders was extremely safe and my...More

Thank Charlotte D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Hot Air Balloon Tour

My boyfriend and I are on a road trip up to Washington state and decided to stop in Albuquerque overnight. We opted to do the sunrise hot air balloon tour with rainbow Ryder your group. Caution: you do have to be there super early ......More

Thank McKenzie B
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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.
Rosie B
19 May 2018|
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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