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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

Albuquerque, United States
Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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

Departure Point

5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA

Please check in at our office location.

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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise.
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.
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.
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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise.

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  • "I am afraid of heights but would definitely take another ride." See review


580 Reviews

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Great ride friendly staff...
, Dec 2021
Great ride friendly staff lovely champagne ceremony!! Great value for the money l, as a solo traveler I felt very comfortable!!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight with us! All of us here at Rainbow Ryders work hard to ensure each and every one of our passengers leaves with a lasting memory and we are pleased to hear we were able to do that for you! Please come back and fly with us again soon!
Amazing Ride
, Nov 2021
From lift off to landing. It was amazing. The pilot, Troy Bradley is a world renowned person in the ballooning world. Another bucket list accomplishment.
Floating on air
, Nov 2021
It was so beautiful and serene up in the air. My friend was apprehensive et first, but even she loved the experience. It ended in a champagne toast. What a great way to start the day.
A lot of hard work to get those balloons ready.
, Nov 2021
The amount of work the crew puts in to prepare for the flight is amazing. Unfortunately we never got to fly but I appreciate that they take safety as seriously as they should. We tried two days in a row. The first they scrubbed without unloading anything and the second they got 3 out of 8 balloons up but the winds picked up and those that got up had to come down immediately.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for your review. We were greatly disappointed we weren't able to take you for a flight, but as you mentioned, safety will always be our first priority. If there's anything further we could have done to give you a five-star experience, please don't hesitate to reach out!
Best Experience
, Sep 2021
This was a dream finally come true. It was not the least bit scary once in the air. It was such a smooth ride with magnificent views! Great Pilot
I would do it again in a heartbeat! I'll be back
, Sep 2021
I couldn't believe I wasn't scared out of my mind. But it was so quiet and calming at times. The views were awesome. Anthony and Jared were an awesome professional team and I felt very safe in their competent hands.
, Sep 2021
I loved every minute of it! The before, during and after were all an adventure! I have been telling everyone I meet they absolutely must go UP.
, Aug 2021
Alfred was awesome, knowledgeable, and very skilled. Not only was it a beautiful trip but Alfreds’ ability helped us feel safe and secure so that we could enjoy the beautiful landscapes
, Aug 2021
so fun. the sunrise was beautiful and the hot air balloon ride was a total bucket list item. The landing was one of my favorite parts!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Spectacular views from the sky
, Aug 2021
The assent from the parking lot, looking down on the other balloons preparing to come up to join us.

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