Hot air balloon rides in Albuquerque New Mexico

During a morning Hot air balloon Albuquerque, see the dawn break over the Rio Grand Valley and watch the first rays illuminate the untamed Sandia Mountains. Enjoy breathtaking aerial views, descend to skim the Rio Grande, then soar back above the arid terrain. After an hour-long flight, land in town, have sparkling wine and a small continental breakfast, and then fly back to your launch point.

What to Expect

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in Albuquerque
  • From Albuquerque, a one-hour morning flight with a small meal.
  • Watch the brilliant dawn over the Sandia Mountains and take in the breathtaking vistas of the Rio Grande Valley.
  • Learn from the experienced pilot about the natural history of New Mexico and hot-air ballooning.
  • Possibility to assist the pilots with inflation for a more practical experience.
  • After landing, toast the successful trip with sparkling wine and a small breakfast.

Includes and Excludes


knowledgeable assistant.
a beautiful hot air balloon ride.
Prosecco toast.
breakfast in the continental style.


Pickup and delivery from hotels.

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Hot air balloon named Rainbow Ryders: Start your hot-air balloon trip by getting up early. Check-in at the office first, then ride to the balloon launch location (which varies day-to-day depending on the weather). When you arrive, your pilot starts the balloon’s inflation procedure. For an even more practical experience, you may assist the staff as they inflate the balloon. Enjoy breathtaking bird’s eye views of the Rio Grande Valley as you glide far above the surface of the earth.

Depending on the direction of the wind, your pilot decides the course for the day. Albuquerque can be flown over in a plane, and you can even dive low enough to wave at people and skim the Rio Grande River. Your pilot provides insightful remarks on the surroundings as you fly over them. Your pilot lands the balloon after about an hour in the air, and the ground crew arrives to greet you. Before landing at the starting location, enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and a certificate commemorating your flight.

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Additional Information

  • When making a reservation, confirmation will be sent.
  • For travelers with back issues, not advised.
  • The minimum age is five.
  • For those with knee issues, not advised.
  • The tour operator retains the right to deny service to passengers who are inebriated or exhibit indications of intoxication due to the nature of this trip and the safety of all visitors. You won’t be eligible for a refund if your tour is postponed as a consequence.
  • Only with safe winds, a clear sky, and no rain are flights able to take off. You will be given the choice to attend the trip on another day or get a full refund if the weather is inappropriate.
  • 12 passengers at most per balloon.
  • Not accessible in a wheelchair close to a bus or train.
  • No significant illnesses, including heart issues.
  • Most visitors may take part Anyone who is pregnant cannot fly.
  • The number of participants for this tour/activity will not exceed 6.

Policy on Cancellations

For a full refund, you may postpone your experience cancellation up to 24 hours in advance.

  1. You must cancel at least 24 hours prior to the experience’s start time to get a complete refund.
  2. You won’t get your money back if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity begins.
  3. Less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, any modifications cannot be made.
  4. Cutoffs are determined by the experience’s local time.
  5. Good weather is necessary for this encounter. You will be given the option of an alternate date or a full refund if it is postponed because of bad weather.
  6. There must be a minimum number of participants for this activity. If the minimum isn’t reached, you’ll be given the option of an alternate day or experience or a complete refund.

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