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Albuquerque Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

  • Soar above Albuquerque during this sunrise hot air balloon ride
  • After you land, enjoy Champagne with light refreshments
  • Take home a souvenir flight certificate to remember your hot air balloon ride
Albuquerque Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight
From US$ 158.99
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Albuquerque Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight
From US$ 158.99
Seeing the sunrise in Albuquerque along the Rio Grande is one of the most beautiful things you can do in the city, and this sunrise hot air balloon ride takes you to one of the best vantage points to see it—the sky. Soar above the city taking in views of the sunrise, and afterward, enjoy Champagne along with light refreshments.
What to Expect
Your hot-air balloon adventure begins as you meet your crew at the launch site, conveniently located on the west side of the Rio Grande River. After check in the pilot will perform safety and weather checks, then the crew will begin preparing the balloon for inflation. Once inflated, you will launch and fly for approximately an hour alongside the river valley.

During the flight, depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day, you will have great views of the Sandia Mountains to the east, Petroglyph National Monument to the west, the volcano’s that surround Albuquerque and Mount Taylor in the distance.

There will be a "chase crew" that follows during the flight who will meet you shortly after landing to pack up the equipment. From here, you will return to the launch site for a champagne ceremony and a light snack. There are non-alcoholic alternatives available. Each person that flew will receive a commemorative flight certificate to celebrate their adventure. The total time your tour will take is approximately 3.5-hours and you will be in the air for approximately 1-hour.
Reviews (88)
1 - 5 of 85 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first balloon ride, and I was quite nervous about it. My husband was very excited and is much more adventurous than me. Anyway, we watched Murray and crew inflate the balloon and they expertly got us all safely loaded in the basket....More

Thank jomomma1481
Reviewed 5 days ago
Flight of a Life Time

Booked a trip with World Balloon as a surprise for my wife. She was nervous at first but quickly relaxed and loved the adventure. The pilot was Jeff who was funny and very well experienced and professional. We were able to see many other balloons...More

Thank 622jr2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Spectacular Sunrise Hot Air Balloon

Celebration of our 27th wedding anniversary with the World Balloon Sunrise sailing with Scott our Pilot and Kevin our Ground Crew: SPECTACULAR! Words to describe this incredible adventure with Scott: Knowledgeable, Utmost concern for our Safety, Informative, Professional, Light-Hearted. Highly recommended if you are in...More

Thank MommyFive
BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing World to celebrate your anniversary with! Happy Anniversary to you from all of us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to try this if ever you are in Albuquerque, the thrill of being in a balloon was amazing. for those of you that think this would be scary, well don't be afraid. We went up to 10,100ft. and traveled at 16 mph, and...More

Thank Paul F
BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

If you're a first timer with a little hesitation, our pilots are the best at helping you see through your fear and be comfortable taking in the views. Thank you for flying with us and taking time to share your experience!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful Morning

So sunrise departure is a little early for me, but it was SO worth it! The sky was clear, no breeze - a glorious day to fly! Our flight was about an hour, the crew was fun and knowledgeable. The history lesson afterwards was fun...More

Thank Sheri S
BalloonRideOwner, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The views are worth the wake up! Thank you for choosing World to start your day.

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adam j
22 October 2018|
Response from Ingridlady | Reviewed this property |
We took off at about 6:45/7:00 am and were back in the car about 9:30
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2 October 2018|
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Response from BalloonRideOwner | Property representative |
There is no landing gear on a balloon. Most landings, a balloon hits the ground, hops once then stops.Occasionally you will see a balloon lay down on its side and slide to a stop, depending upon the wind speed. The worst... More
Austin F
24 August 2018|
Response from BalloonRideOwner | Property representative |
We will usually cancel if the forecast winds are higher than 7 to 10 mph. Depending on the direction we are flying.
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