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Albuquerque Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

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    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.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Great flight on a gorgeous morning with awesome pilot and crew! Thanks for the recommendation to Duran Pharmacy for breakfast afterwards!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank PattiBEng
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Everything was wonderful! Got to feel helpful when inflating the balloon, including going inside it. The ride was terrific. Small basket and balloon. Only four people, plus Captain Mike, who had 25 years of ballooning experience. Incredible views. Easy landing. Got to feel helpful again...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Mobile30320440012, Manager at World Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Hello, We are very pleased you had such a great experience with us. Thank You for the great review. If there is anything we can do for you in the future please let us know. Tim World Balloon

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was prior reviewed as 5/5 and it deserved that. The whole procedure was clear and professional, and we all felt safe, thanks to our balloon captain Mike. Simply a beautiful and smooth ride.

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Had an absolute wonderful time! Easy meeting place for take off and watching the balloons inflate was awesome. Randy was an excellent guide. He had a good balance of giving us fun facts and the history of hot air balloons and letting us just enjoy...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank acpadgett
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was sooo awesome! The whole experience couldn’t have been better from watching the balloon inflate to the snacks and mimosas at the end. Murray was the best!! He made it fun and safe, shared information about ballooons and the surrounding area we flew over....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    26 March 2019|
    Response from yolandao86 |
    My friend who I want to take is 335 and is 6’8 can he ride the hot air balloon ??
    14 December 2018|
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    Response from eigram120 | Reviewed this property |
    We stayed in NM for about 5 days. Plenty to see in Santa Fe & Albuquerque. Hot air balloon rides are early mornings.
    adam j
    23 October 2018|
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    Response from stacyvh2018 | Reviewed this property |
    We were there very early, for a sunrise flight. The whole trip, in the air and back was a couple hours at most. It was fabulous!
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