Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, October 6th – 14th, 2018

Get the truth! Make an informed decision about your Balloon Fiesta® ride. Flying with Rainbow Ryders from Balloon Fiesta® Park is an unforgettable experience!
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Fly with Rainbow Ryders and you’re a midst all the action! Book Now! Balloon Fiesta® balloon rides and private Fiesta balloon flights sell out fast!

For Balloon Fiesta VIP treatment book Ryders Club Balloon Fiesta balloon rides or Ryders Club private Fiesta balloon flights!

Rainbow Ryders is the ONLY company authorized to give balloon rides directly from Balloon Fiesta Park for the world’s largest balloon event, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.® All other balloon ride companies must launch a minimum of five miles from Balloon Fiesta Park.

Can’t make Balloon Fiesta? Rainbow Ryders offers pre and post Balloon Fiesta balloon rides in Albuquerque.

You can view the Release and Waiver of Liability here.

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Balloon Rides

Don’t miss this opportunity to launch with hundreds of colorful balloons from the Balloon Fiesta field aloft the enchanting skies Albuquerque! Take a Rainbow Ryders hot air balloon ride during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Lift off with us, and hundreds of other hot air balloons during each morning’s ascension.

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Sunset Rides

The sunset flight adventure begins late-afternoon as you meet Rainbow Ryders at Balloon Fiesta Park for check in. After check-in, you’ll step into our chase vehicles and be driven to one of our various launch sites. At lift off you’ll embark upon a journey of uniqueness. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Rio Grande Valley and majestic Sandia Mountains while floating across the sky. Once finished with your adventure, relax back at Balloon Fiesta Park and enjoy the Balloon Glow.

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Private Balloon Rides During Balloon Fiesta

Experience Balloon Fiesta in an intimate and inspiring way. Your private balloon launches directly from Balloon Fiesta field and drifts among hundreds of hot air balloons. If you are planning to propose, get married, or just take a bunch of colorful Balloon Fiesta photos, go first class with a private balloon ride! 

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Exclusive VIP Ryders Club Balloon Rides

Avoid the lines! The Ryders Club gives you VIP privileges: along with your Balloon Fiesta hot air balloon ride, you get pre-paid parking, Balloon Fiesta admission, express check-in (no lines), Ryders Club Good Morning Breakfast and hot beverages, Q&A with our chief pilots, VIP escort to your balloon, and a commemorative Ryders Club pin.

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Pre and Post Fiesta Balloon Flights

Can’t make Balloon Fiesta? Rainbow Ryders launches discounted pre/post Balloon Fiesta rides in Albuquerque before Balloon Fiesta (October 3rd-5th) and after Fiesta (October 15th). Space is limited – be sure to book now! Float serenely above Albuquerque’s scenic Rio Grande and enchanting southwestern vistas.

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