Albuquerque Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride
1,003 Ratings
Experience the breathtaking beauty of a sunrise hot air balloon ride over Albuquerque's Rio Grande Valley. Marvel at the vibrant colors in the sky and learn about New Mexico's landscape from your expert pilot.
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon - Rise early to begin your hot-air balloon experience. Stop into the office for check-in, then ride to the balloon launch site (which varies day-to-day depending on weather).

Your pilot begins the process of inflating the balloon when you arrive. You can even help out the crew during the inflation process for a more hands-on experience.

As you float high above the ground, enjoy incredible birds-eye views of the Rio Grande Valley. Your pilot determines the route for the day depending on the wind’s direction. You may fly over the city of Albuquerque and even dip low enough to wave at people or skim the Rio Grande River. Throughout your flight, your pilot shares informative commentary about the landscape beneath you.

After approximately one hour in the air, your pilot lands the balloon and the ground crew comes to meet you. Celebrate your flight with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and a commemorative flight certificate before returning to the original starting point.

What's Included
  • Scenic hot air balloon flight
  • Professional guide
  • Champagne toast
  • Light snacks after the flight
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Experience a sunrise hot-air balloon ride over the scenic Rio Grande Valley from Albuquerque, the host city of the world’s largest hot-air balloon festival. Watch as the sun slowly rises over the Sandia Mountains, casting brilliant reds and oranges across the sky. Your knowledgeable pilot will guide you through the diverse topographical features of the New Mexico terrain. Once you’ve returned to earth, celebrate the unforgettable journey with a glass of bubbly and a souvenir flight certificate.

  • 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.
  • Unable to fly anyone who is pregnant
  • This is a shared basket flight, there will be anywhere from 10-16 total passengers in each basket
5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Eagle Rock Avenue Northeast
Please check in at our office location.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Mar 30, 2024
Amazing flight with a great team! - Alfred, our pilot was amazing. He explained everything he was doing: changing direction, lowering then elevating the balloon and why. He answered our questions and told stories from his experiences. Highly recommend!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 28, 2024
Great balloon ride - Left on time, professional and friendly staff. Answered all our questions about the balloon. Ride was exactly then right duration. Definitely a bucket list experience.
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Mar 27, 2024
Amazing Experience - Brad was an amazing pilot with entertaining stories and kept us engaged during the trip. His skills with the balloon were impressive, with a nice soft landing.
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Mar 27, 2024
Wonderful experience! - Fantastic crew, high commitment to safety. Professional! We had an amazing experience, and felt very safe.
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Mar 26, 2024
Book the Trip! - This company has the process down! Although I am not a fan of heights I felt very safe the entire time. The whole crew is fantastic! I would 100% recommend this experience for anyone who is visiting Albuquerque. Even my teens were impressed!
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Mar 26, 2024
Don’t second guess, book it!! - Greg Morrison was an AMAZING pilot! He was very knowledgeable and the ride was very smooth. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!!
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Mar 23, 2024
Absolutely amazing!! - An amazing experience!! Troy our pilot was fantastic and very knowledgeable about all things to do with hot air ballooning.
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Mar 18, 2024
Very professional crew - It was and amazing experience, and our flight was very wonderful. I will totally go back and do it again next time I'm in town.
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Mar 16, 2024
I had a blast ballooning - Definitely an awesome experience. It was the one thing I wanted to do in Albuquerque. Our pilot Kris was super knowledgeable and funny. My sister and I had a great time. Definitely recommend!
Review provided by Viator
Mar 16, 2024
Bucket list! - So fun, and felt very safe with Kris! Bummer that the day was cloudy, but we were thankful that we were able to go up. The crew was professional and this felt very safe. Be prepared for the landing, and do what they tell you. We would definitely do this again!
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up to 6 guests
1 Adult
April 2024