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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

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Albuquerque, United States
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Watch daylight appear above the Rio Grand Valley during a sunrise hot air balloon ride from Albuquerque, and see the first rays illuminate the rugged Sandia Mountains. Take in stunning aerial views and dip low enough to skim the Rio Grande, then rise back up above the desert landscape. Touch town after a 1-hour flight, and begin the day with sparkling wine and a light continental breakfast before returning to your launch site.
  • One-hour sunrise flight from Albuquerque with light breakfast
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Rio Grande Valley and marvel at the colorful sunrise over the Sandia Mountains
  • Learn about New Mexico’s natural history and hot-air ballooning from the expert pilot
  • Have the option to help out the pilots during the inflation process for a more hands-on experience
  • Celebrate the flight with a glass of sparkling wine and light breakfast after landing
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Professional guide
Scenic hot air balloon flight
Champagne toast
Light continental breakfast
Hotel pickup and drop-off (can be requested at an additional fee directly through the tour operator)
Gratuities
5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not recommended for participants with knee problems
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Flights can only be operated with safe winds, clear sky and no rain. In case of unsuitable weather conditions, you will be provided the option to take the tour on an alternative date or be refunded in full.
  • A maximum of 12 people per balloon
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rainbow Ryders

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise.

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The experience was awesome! Just as well an awesome pilot!
Jacob_W
, Apr 2021
When we touched down on the water and the porkpie in the top of the tree was awesome! Also flying so high in the clouds made it well worth it!
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UNFORGETTABLE experience. a MUST-DO for any age
Terri_G
, Jan 2021
Our pilot, Chris, and his team were absolute perfection. The views we had of the area were superb; seeing the Rio Grande river was amazing (our reflection in the water); the take-off and landing were smooth; Chris answered every question we had during the flight and he knew every landmark that we asked about and he pointed out many in addition. This experience was top-notch and is worth 100x the cost. It was not bright and sunny on our trip, but it did not take away from the total awesomeness one bit.
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Unforgettable
Terri_G
, Jan 2021
Chris was so fabulous. He was energetic, fun, professional and extremely knowledgeable. He was helpful with people who needed extra help and/or time. The whole crew worked together like a fine oiled machine from start to finish. The actual ride itself was just a perfect, beautiful experience. Chris gave us landmarks we were looking at and answered every question . He truly loves ballooning and it shows. He even gave us a map of the exact flight path we took, complete with statistics!! I would recommend this for any person, any age and any ability!!!
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Loved Chris. He knows how to fly!
Vicky_C
, Jan 2021
The landing! Awesome! Excellent take off even though we were still attached to the van! Great descriptions throughout entire flight.
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First time flight
Tiffany
, Nov 2020
Dean was great. Very friendly and funny. Professional. Gorgeous views. Very smooth ride. I would definitely recommend.
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Hands down best thing in ABQ
Steph_S
, Sep 2020
This is a must do experience, and was the highlight of our time in Albuquerque. Our pilots name was Dean, and he was extremely awesome. He was great at providing information on historic things in Albuquerque, and pointing out areas with markings, specific history, etc. He was also great at keeping us entertained, and made sure that we'd gotten more than our moneys worth
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Couldn’t be more perfect!
Maria_C
, Jul 2020
My daughter and I took a road trip. We decided to check off an item off my bucket list. Hot air ballon ride!! BEST experience ever. Beautiful views, awesome conductor and beautiful mimosa toast with a wonderful blessing afterwards. We made an amazing memory, couldn’t be more perfect.
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Great Experience
Scott_N
, Jul 2020
Had a great time. Was really nice and not scary to be up in a balloon (I had concerns). The flight captain (Brad) was the best. Hands down one of the best things I’ve done
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Surprise Birthday present for my daughter - amazing
Christine_M
, Jun 2020
Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride was one of the most amazing experiences. I surprised my 17 year old daughter, who has been wanting to take a hot air balloon ride forever. I figured Albuquerque would be the best place to do it. Our pilot Dean was exceptional with his witty humor and expertise in flying. I was never worried in the least, and seeing my daughter light up was definitely a memory that would last forever. They even went the length of putting a Happy Birthday banner on the side of the basket. I would definitely hire them again for such a spectacular event.
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Hot Air Balloon Rainbow Ryders
rjevans100
, Oct 2018
This was a very EXCELLENT adventure! Damian (the pilot) was very professional and informative; he advised us of what to expect during the ride and at landing time. Damian was attentive and we might add, very entertaining. I thought I would be fairly apprehensive but as it turned out I was anxious in an excited way! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the ride and we'd do it again in a heartbeat! Thank you Rainbow Ryders and THANK YOU Damian! Donna and Rob Evans...Lafayette, LA
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Product code: 6746SUNRISE

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