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Rainbow Ryders

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Address: 5601 Eagle Rock Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
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+1 505-823-1111
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"The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow...

"The Experience of a Lifetime Happening Right Now!" Rainbow Ryders Inc. Hot AIr Balloon Company is proudly celebrating 30 years of flight experience. Offering hot air balloon rides first thing in the morning at sunrise year round and sunset flights in the winter months. Enjoy your hour long flight over the beautiful Rio Grande Valley, upon landing you will be welcomed back to the ground with a celebratory toast and a light continental breakfast as you are presented your commemorative flight certificate. We have proudly flown over 170,000 passengers and are the official balloon ride operator of the Worlds Largest Balloon Event. Flying in PHOENIX and ALBUQUERQUE year round!

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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
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Hot Air Balloon Ride

Went on a Hot Air Balloon Ride on Thursday morning, Feb 16, 2017. I absolutely loved it. It was smoother than any airplane I've been on. Dean was our guide and coaching Damien as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went on a Hot Air Balloon Ride on Thursday morning, Feb 16, 2017. I absolutely loved it. It was smoother than any airplane I've been on. Dean was our guide and coaching Damien as he obtained flight hours as a pilot. Both men were very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great balloon flight. Gorgeous overview of the city! Our pilot was great and such a great smooth and gentle landing. Do it again in a heartbeat!!

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Thank P A
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We’re so glad that you enjoyed your ride in the sky! Thank you for choosing to fly with us, and we look forward to hopefully flying with you again. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful experience riding in my first hot air balloon. I was terrified to try it and even had a panic attack making the reservation but the day we went I didn't worry at all. The balloon ride is so smooth and I liked even being able to help hold the balloon open to fill it with air.... More 

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for entrusting us with your first ever hot air balloon ride! We are so glad that you ended up enjoying your time in the sky with us. We very grateful for this kind review, and we hope to take you back up again soon. More 

Agawam, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

unbelievable people and views. our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and had been flying balloons for almost 30 years. We went on a day where a storm was rolling in and while other guides took a chance and took off before the storm our guide waiting until he was given the okay to fly. Even though this shortened our time... More 

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Thank JLaZZ447
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time! Balloon Fiesta is an extremely beautiful event and one of the best times to get great pictures. Thank you for sharing your photos with us, and we hope to see you next Fiesta! More 

West Virginia
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful experience! These men love their jobs and its very obvious! Amazing views of the Rio Grande, Albuquerque, and the mountains. Call them today! It was such an easy process. And a special surprise after the flight! SO COOL!

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Thank angelausa2015
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Our pilots and crew really get the best office views! How can you not love your job at that point, right? We’re glad that you enjoyed the wonderful views of Albuquerque from hundreds of feet up in the sky. We hope that it was a memorable experience, and thank you so much for flying with us! More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We rode with Rainbow Ryders during the Balloon Festival and it was worth every dime. Call them immediately! Book now! They fill up fast and you don't want to miss this experience. We attended the Festival for two days and half of our party rode in the Balloon one morning, the other half the second morning as we had tiny... More 

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RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

This is great to hear! We may be biased, but we truly think the Balloon Fiesta provides some amazing views that are very hard to beat, especially while in the sky. Thank you for flying with us and the helpful tips. We hope to see you again for another Fiesta! RR More 

Albuquerque
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Rainbow Ryders land often in our neighborhood ( Lee Acres Neighborhood) and we often go out and greet the travelers with smiles and handshakes.

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Thank carolynr386
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Awesome! Thank you so much for your support on the ground, and if you’re ever interested in flying, we'd love to be your guide in the sky! More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great experience from beginning to end. Knowledgeable and careful staff. Our pilot had long experience in New Mexico as well as the east coast. He was interesting and funny and made the flight fun from inflation to landing. Snacks, champagne and a nice certificate at flights end. Well worth the time. My granddaughter had a great time.

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Thank kewilliams2016
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We are excited to hear that you and your granddaughter enjoyed the hot air balloon experience! Thank you for flying with us, and we hope to fly with you again soon. RR More 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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74 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A very delayed "Thank YOU" to Rainbow Ryders. Totally professional balloon ride for two. We took our ride for our 6 year wedding anniversary. Amazed at how little the inside of the basket was but once we were in the basket and soaring smoothly across the sky...WOW!!! What a great experience.

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Thank CurlyRocks
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are happy to hear that the experience was top notch, and that you enjoyed soaring through the sky in one of our balloons. If you’re ever back in town, look us up; we would love to take you all back up into the sky. RR More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We booked our flight 6 months before and were full of excitement. The flight was on the Mass Assenction day of the Balloon Fiesta. We were delayed due to weather and we did not think we would be able to fly. Thanks to our AMAZING pilot Taylor Aldous we were able to fly. We were even able to do the... More 

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Thank GlenElgin
RainbowRyders1, General Manager at Rainbow Ryders, responded to this review

We are excited to hear that we were able to fly with you all during the festival! It sounds like the six month wait was worth the wonderful views the Fiesta provides in October. Thank you for providing this review and recommendations to future customers. Continue adventuring, RR More 

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