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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®

Pricing varies based upon availability | Call 800-725-2477 to book your flight

ABQ Sunrise

Sunrise Balloon Ride

Flight Time: 45 Minutes - 1 Hour

Total Time: 5 Hours

Join Rainbow Ryders for hot air balloon flights during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®. Liftoff with us, and hundreds of other hot air balloons, during each morning's ascension.

Rainbow Ryders is the ONLY company authorized to give balloon rides from BALLOON FIESTA® PARK for the world's largest balloon event, the ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA®. All other commercial ride companies launch a minimum of five miles from Balloon Fiesta® Park. Fly with Rainbow Ryders and you're amidst all the action!

Be sure to include the exclusive Ryders Club for VIP treatment when you book your balloon ride! You'll receive the following benefits when you upgrade your flight with this package:

• Prepaid parking and admission to Balloon Fiesta Park
• Express check-in line at the Rainbow Ryders' tent
• Access to our VIP heated lounge before your flight with a catered breakfast and hot drink specials
• Q&A with our chief pilots and crew before your flight and a VIP escort to your balloon
• A Ryders Club souvenir gift package

Don’t miss this opportunity to launch with hundreds of colorful balloons from the Balloon Fiesta® field aloft the enchanting skies Albuquerque! Meet us at the Rainbow Ryders tent at Balloon Fiesta Park and make sure to bring your camera!

ABQ fiesta pre post event ride

Pre/Post Event Ride

Flight Time: 45 Minutes - One Hour

Total Time: 3 Hours

Looking for a Balloon Fiesta experience without all of the crowds and traffic? Join us just before or right after the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® for a spectacular flight a midst up to 50 balloons!

Make sure you bring your camera! The early morning adventure begins as you meet Rainbow Ryders at Balloon Fiesta Park for check-in. From there the pilots will begin the inflation process, giving you the opportunity to become an involved, “hands on” crew member as the gentle giants come to life. You may also choose to observe inflation and take pictures as the sun rises over the Sandia Mountain Range.

At lift off you’ll embark upon a journey of uniqueness. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Rio Grande Valley and the majestic Sandia Mountains while floating across the sky. Send your greetings to the earthbound folks below!

After landing, enjoy a celebratory toast to end your safe and memorable adventure. You will be presented with a flight certificate and balloon flight pin to commemorate your aeronautical experience.

Sunset Balloon Ride

Flight Time: 45 Minutes - One Hour

Total Time: 3 Hours

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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 launch sites on the West Side of Albuquerque. From there the pilots will begin the inflation process, giving you the opportunity to become an involved, "hands-on" crew member as the gentle giants come to life. You may also choose to observe inflation and take pictures as the sun ventures across the Albuquerque sky.

At liftoff, you'll embark upon a journey across the Land of Enchantment for about an hour. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Rio Grande Valley and the majestic Sandia Mountains while floating across the sky. Send your greetings to the earthbound folks below!

After landing, enjoy a celebratory toast to end your safe and memorable adventure. You will be presented with a flight certificate to commemorate your aeronautical experience. Once finished with your adventure, relax back at Balloon Fiesta Park and enjoy the Balloon Glow, the most popular event at the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®.

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