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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
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 10 travelers.

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

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Traveler Tips


  • "Recommend sunrise trips as our pilot mentioned that due to weather/wind conditions 95 of the morning flights take off as scheduled, but the sunset is less predictable due to winds." See review

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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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Up Up and Away in A Rainbow Ryder Balloon
Randy and Geri B
, Aug 2018
The pilot and ground crew were amazing and made everything so enjoyable. The flight was fantastic and the landing was spot on. The knowledge and command of the balloon by Paul the pilot was amazing. His many years of experience in the industry made it feel safe even at 4,000 feet. This is a must do while in Albuquerque and we highly recommend Rainbow Ryders and Paul as a pilot.
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Ok Experience
michellevjade
, Aug 2018
The title is sunrise balloon ride but we did not see the sunrise. The balloon took off after the sun was already up. They make you drive to their office, then depart for a 15-20 minute van drive to the landing site. A bit silly, no need to meet at their office when you should just meet near the landing site. About 12 people crammed into the basket, not very comfortable. Overall not impressed.
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This was a fantastic experience made...
dalensally
, Mar 2018
This was a fantastic experience made even better by the friendly customer service and professionalism of the crew. We always felt safe and secure while enjoying this hot air balloon ride and our pilot, Dean, was informative as well as humorous throughout the flight!!
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Amazing! One of the best parts of my...
MichaelMurphy M
, Dec 2017
Amazing! One of the best parts of my trip! They were very safe the entire time and let us help set up and/or take photos. Was breathtaking and I enjoyed every minute of it! Highly recommend- they have 1000s of hours of experience and I felt very comfortable with them.
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Incredible. Easy to book. Super...
Carolyn O
, Nov 2017
Incredible. Easy to book. Super nice staff. Great ride...smooth! Highly recommend this adventure. Folks in my balloon ranged in age from about 10-80 years old and everyone had a great time. Safe, knowledgable, professional, pilot and ground crew. Recommend sunrise trips as our pilot mentioned that due to weather/wind conditions 95 of the morning flights take off as scheduled, but the sunset is less predictable due to winds.
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I highly recommend this Hot Air...
Usual
, Sep 2017
I highly recommend this Hot Air Balloon ride. Incredibly professional organization and experts in the field. The views were amazing. So worth getting up early for.

Product code: 6746SUNRISE

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