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Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise

From US$159.00
  • Superb sunrise views of Albuquerque, the Sandia Mountains, and the Rio Grande
  • Commentary from your pilot on the region's geology and environment
  • Early morning tour leaves the day free for other activities
Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
From US$159.00
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6:45am Departure
Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride - 6:45am Meeting time
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Get the best possible views of the Albuquerque area without the expense of a helicopter tour. By heading out at sunrise in a hot air balloon, you'll be able to watch and snap photos as the sun's first rays fall on the dramatic landscape of the Sandia Mountains. Dip low over the mighty Rio Grande while listening to commentary on the area's geology and environment from your pilot. Then land for breakfast and sparkling wine.
What to Expect
Greet the day bright and early to catch the sunrise from your hot air balloon. Drive yourself to the balloon operator's downtown headquarters, or arrange for pickup at your hotel (additional expense). 

Get the opportunity to watch the balloon be inflated before stepping on board; you can help the crew if a hands-on experience appeals to you. Listen to a safety briefing and take off for aerial views of the city, the Sandia Mountains, and the Rio Grande. A hot air balloon experience allows you amazing views without the expense of booking a helicopter or flight tour, and there's no glass between you and the landscape. Listen to your pilot's commentary on the region's cultural, geological, historical, and environmental aspects. 

Land after about an hour for a continental breakfast and a glass of sparkling wine and then leave your experience with a commemorative flight certificate in hand.
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1 - 5 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Awesome experience

We flew this morning with Kris, we had such a good time. You get to watch them prepare the balloon for flight, then you take off. We dipped in the Rio grande before really taking off. Went down to the hills, saw some coyote, and...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
“The highlight of my trip!” - Grandma

On a road trip across the SW US and along Route 66 with my 80 y/o Grandma. Today, was her favorite day of the entire trip. The weather was perfect and the crew was great! Our pilot, Dean, was amazing! He made the trip even...More

1  Thank Christina I
Reviewed 5 days ago
Flying in a Beautiful Balloon

We took off at sunrise and flew over houses, parks and Petrogylphs Park. Our pilot, Dean, was amazing and was able to get us close enough to the rocks to actually see the petrogylphs. He also made an incredibly smooth landing. It was peaceful flying...More

1  Thank Beetky
Reviewed 1 week ago
Sunrise in Albuquerque!

The balloon ride was perfect. Dean was awesome. Super informative and funny. I always love the toast at the end!

3  Thank jessicaastroud
Reviewed 1 week ago
My Pilot is Better Than Your Pilot

What an amazing Mother's Day present! Our pilot, Alfred, was super friendly, informative and a great pilot. We had a smooth and exciting ride...couldn't have picked a better weather day. Joe and his partner on the chase crew were awesome as well. Loved the champagne...More

Thank shannonskennedy
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Rosie B
19 May 2018|
Response from msm092015 | Reviewed this property |
Rosie B, you should go to their website, check their availability during the Balloon Fiesta and make the reservation. I'd think you can also call to inquire and reserve.