The professional guide will be right there to guide you and this magnificent work of art. As you float across the sky, you will see the Rio Grande Valley and imagine how far you are up in the sky. There are recommendations that on insist on you taking your child along for the activity. The minimum age is 5 years old to be a tourist. All children have to be accompanied by an adult.
This is a nice outing for a group of 4 that would love to see the key landmarks of Sandia Mountains which is a major landmark in Albuquerque. The greatest award for you as a tourist is that your child will rewarded with a certificate of completing this activity. Your departure times depend on when you schedule the event.
While touring, you will be receiving light refreshments. You can also bring your own. Some tourist will love the sparkling wine that is an option while touring. Guests can fill the excitement of having a wonderful view, and the terrific weather will be all that you could ask for in those moments.
Albuquerque is a wonderful area to tour. What could enhance the tour is having an activity like this under your belt. There is not too many people that could say they ridden in an hot air balloon. Experiencing this activity will be one of the happiest memories you could have.
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Begin your experience in the afternoon with check-in at the downtown headquarters (or choose optional pickup from your Albuquerque hotel). Afterward, hop in the van and head to the launch site.
When you arrive, watch your hot air balloon fill up with air. You even have the option to assist the crew as they fill up the giant balloon!
Once the balloon is ready, step into the sturdy basket and float up to the skies. Soak up bird's-eye views of the Rio Grande Valley and Albuquerque as you gently drift high above the ground. Snap photos of the sprawling mesa and the Sandia Mountains, a landmark mountain range to the east of Albuquerque.
Your pilot decides the route for the evening depending on the winds. You could glide over Albuquerque, hover low enough to wave at people in the city, or see the Rio Grande River up close. Expect stunning panoramic views of the desert landscape, any way the wind blows you. Your friendly and informative pilot shares commentary about New Mexico throughout your flight.
You can also learn about your pilot's tales from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the biggest hot air balloon festival in the world. During the annual fall event, some 750 balloons dot the desert sky.
After about one hour in the air, your pilot takes you back to solid ground, where a crew comes out to meet you. Toast to an incredible flight with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine accompanied by light refreshments.
Before you leave, receive a certificate that commemorates your hot air balloon flight. Then return by van to your original starting point (with optional hotel drop-off paid to the tour operator).
Pickup & Return:
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.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Professional guide
- Scenic hot air balloon flight
- Sparkling wine
- Light refreshments
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.