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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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What You Can Expect

Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

Fly over the Rio Grande

Customer Reviews

Donald D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Simply amazing experience. Their balloon is labeled Bucket List and it certainly achieves that. Very professional staff and our pilot/guide was both knowledgeable and funny. You must do this once in your life.

Philip S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent. Pilot new his stuff. The crew were really friendly. Highly recommend

Phyllis S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

WOW!! Amazing, exciting, and educational to see and hear about hot air ballooning and about Albuquerque while gliding through the sky in a Hot Air Balloon. The Rainbow Ryders' pilot, Dean, made numerous weather and wind speed checks prior to the flight and during the flight however, the wind speed was somewhat faster than predicted in those weather checks. The faster wind speed made for an exciting ride and we knew we had a very excellent, professional pilot. Nearing landing time, the wind speed still remained faster than predicted for the landing however, Dean, had given us very good instructions about what to expect and what to do to ensure safety. With Dean's instructions and the speedy, outstanding assistance from his crew member on the ground, Adam, we had an exciting and safe landing in a spot you probably might not believe!!! The champagne, light continental breakfast, and conversation with Dean and Adam after landing was also fun. KDS and PAS , Dallas, TX

Kurt H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

For starters -Most gracious to Rainbow Ryders for accommodating us when we shoed up a day early by mistake! My family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our first trip as Marcus put us at ease right away. Very professional outfit, and highly recommended.

Jane G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My first hot air balloon ride and an amazing experience! Troy was a great pilot and the crew was very professional. Will definitely do it again!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We enjoyed this tremendously! Our pilot Troy was excellent and very thorough with his detailed instructions and descriptions of what to expect. The views were outstanding and there was even a rainbow in the sky the morning of our flight. Highly recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great flight, great crew, Pilot Dean was professional and entertaining. My fifth balloon flight and this was by far the most enjoyable. The views were terrific. I highly recommend it.

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