Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
Enjoy the amazing scenic views of Albuquerque in New Mexico as the sun rises riding in a Hot Air balloon.
Are you looking for a great adventure? Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon ride is what you are looking for. Enjoy Rio Grande, El Bosque, Sandia Mountains and Petroglyph National Monument right from the sky. This tour is family friendly however is not recommended for pregnant women and people with knee and back problems, this is a totally affordable ride and pickups are available but not included in the price.
The adventure begins with the process of inflating the balloon then enjoy all the scenic views that Albuquerque has to offer, your destination is determined by the wind and at your arrival enjoy a delicious breakfast and a complementary glass of sparkling wine. The ride takes 3 hour to complete including a safety briefing from the pilot.
Albuquerque is the capital of Hot Air Balloon rides in fact there is a festival during the month of October that gathers huge crowds of people and you can actually see hundred of balloons in the sky at once. This festival is considered to be magical and unique.
Pack your bags and visit Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon ride at Sunrise this is a perfect place to relax, take pictures of amazing views, celebrate a special occasion all of these right from the sky.
Rise early to begin your hot-air balloon experience (optional pickup from your Albuquerque hotel is paid directly to the tour operator). Stop into the downtown headquarters for check-in, then ride to the balloon launch site.
Your pilot begins the process of inflating the balloon when you arrive. Watch the fascinating transformation of the balloon as it fills up. You can even help out the crew during the inflation process for a more hands-on experience.
After a safety briefing, step into the balloon's basket and take to the skies with your professional pilot. As you float high above the ground, enjoy incredible birds-eye views of Albuquerque and the Rio Grande Valley. Capture great photos of the Rio Grande River and the Sandia Mountains, the 17-mile (26-km) mountain range located to the east of Albuquerque.
Your pilot determines the route for the day depending on the wind's direction. You may fly over the city of Albuquerque and even dip low enough to wave at people or skim the Rio Grande River. Then soar back up into the air again to get panoramic views of the New Mexico landscape. Throughout your flight, your pilot shares informative commentary about the landscape beneath you.
You can also hear first-hand accounts of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world's largest hot-air balloon festival that takes place every October with some 750 balloons participating.
After approximately one hour in the air, your pilot lands the balloon and the ground crew comes to meet you. Celebrate your flight with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and a light continental breakfast. Then receive a flight certificate to commemorate your hot-air balloon experience before returning to the original starting point (with optional hotel drop-off paid to the tour operator).
Pickup & Return:
Central departure location.
Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: Departure times vary based on time of year. Exact departure times must be reconfirmed with tour operator.
It is required that you provide your contact information (i.e. phone number) at time of booking. If you fail to provide this information, you are required to call to confirm your reservation after booking.
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
- Professional guide
- Scenic hot air balloon flight
- Champagne toast
- Light continental breakfast
Does not include:
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (can be requested at an additional fee directly through the tour operator)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 5 years
- Not recommended for pregnant women
- Not recommended for participants with back problems
- Not recommended for participants with knee problems
- Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
- Flights can only be operated with safe winds, clear sky and no rain. In case of unsuitable weather conditions, you will be provided the option to take the tour on an alternative date or be refunded in full.
- A maximum of 12 people per balloon