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Fly with Rainbow Ryders

The premier hot air balloon ride company in the Southwest!

Rainbow Ryders rises above the rest with daily hot air balloon rides in Phoenix and Albuquerque for every occasion and any size group, year-round. Flying safely for over 30 years, Rainbow Ryders is the official hot air balloon ride operator at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.®

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To experience our memorable hot air balloon rides, click here to make a reservation or call Rainbow Ryders at (800) 725-2477.

Is a balloon ride on your bucket list?

Find out why Rainbow Ryders hot air balloon rides are voted Best in the Southwest by our passengers on Trip Advisor in Albuquerque and Phoenix. Check out our videos of Rainbow Ryders balloon rides.

Reserve Rainbow Ryders balloon rides online

Daily balloon ride packages include an uplifting, one hour balloon flight with breathtaking views above and beyond Phoenix-Scottsdale or Albuquerque, celebratory flight ceremony with a toast, after flight refreshments and a flight certificate.



Rainbow Ryders News

Space Shuttle Balloon

Special Shapes Sculpt the Sky

Rainbow Ryder’s owner, Scott Appelman, talks to the Albuquerque Journal about the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta’s® special shape balloons and READ MORE»


Teen Trades Open Road for Open Skies

KRQE features a story on Rainbow Ryders’ 16-year-old chase crew member Cameron Wall, soon to become a balloon pilot himself! READ MORE»

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How to Catch a Ride from Balloon Fiesta

KRQE Channel 13 News talks about the ins and outs of getting a hot air balloon ride from Balloon Fiesta READ MORE»


Get the Truth. Make an informed decision about your Fiesta ride!

Nothing rivals the power of the mass ascension from Balloon Fiesta® Park during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, the World’s READ MORE»

FIJI Balloon

FIJI Diamond Balloon To Bring Awareness to Wounded Warriors

KRQE covers the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: “Here with what we can expect when we look up during fiesta week READ MORE»

Fiji Balloon

We’re Flying the Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) Balloon

In addition to flying corporate balloons for Intel, Dos Equis, Santa Ana Star Casino and KOB-TV, Rainbow Ryders Hot Air READ MORE»

Hot Air Ballooning Newsletter

Our August Newsletter is Here!

Balloon Fiesta is right around the corner! Plus, say “I do.” in a Rainbow Ryders hot air balloon! The NM READ MORE»