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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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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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Reviewed 6 days ago
An Absolute Must-Do

My family of 4 took the sunrise ride on July 3rd and it proved to be one of the most amazing and memorable experiences I'm sure we will ever have! We opted for a pick-up at our hotel and Robert was there promptly at 5:00...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic experience

This was so cool!! I booked a private sunrise ride for myself and my dad while we were in Albuquerque. I had never been in a balloon before, now would gladly go again here or their other locations. Day before called to check in and...More

Thank TisforTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago
Smooth Ride

I'm afraid of heights & thought twice (or more) about booking this trip for my family. I'm so glad I did, the boys thought it was cool to hold open the mouth of the balloon while they started filling it, the ride itself was very...More

Thank janap657
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Must Do! Great time!

Beautiful setting and fun and interesting trip. Guide had a great sense of humor and made the trip extra special. Crew did a wonderful job keeping things on track.

Thank Pj L
Reviewed 1 week ago
sunrise flight

This was my first balloon ride and it was great. I know it was the crew that made it exceptional. They let us be a part of the experience. Kris, our pilot, was wonderful. I learned things from fly the box to the mechanics of...More

Thank Pam S
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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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