- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Get ready for an early morning hot air balloon flight along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque! Watch as the balloon inflates and then board the basket for an experience of a lifetime. Gently float over Albuquerque and see the beautiful scenery surrounding you. After your approximate hour-long flight, you'll land and enjoy a glass of champagne and light refreshments and receive a flight certificate commemorating your adventure.
- Glass of Champagne
- Light refreshments
- Post flight certificate
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Central location in Albuquerque
All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
Your hot-air balloon adventure begins as you meet your crew at the launch site, conveniently located on the west side of the Rio Grande River. After check in the pilot will perform safety and weather checks, then the crew will begin preparing the balloon for inflation. Once inflated, you will launch and fly for approximately an hour alongside the river valley.
During the flight, depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day, you will have great views of the Sandia Mountains to the east, Petroglyph National Monument to the west, the volcano’s that surround Albuquerque and Mount Taylor in the distance.
There will be a "chase crew" that follows during the flight who will meet you shortly after landing to pack up the equipment. From here, you will return to the launch site for a champagne ceremony and a light snack. There are non-alcoholic alternatives available. Each person that flew will receive a commemorative flight certificate to celebrate their adventure. The total time your tour will take is approximately 3.5-hours and you will be in the air for approximately 1-hour.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Maximum weight per passenger of 270 pounds
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
I was so apprehensive at the thought of going up in a balloon. And then we arrived and I met the pilot and chase crew and all my fear disappeared. They were professional and funny and very clear with their instructions. The day was beautiful and the ride was amazing.
Started the early morning helping them setup the balloon with their guides. Picture perfect weather and I was with a father/daughter and of course the balloon operator. We had a great climb to about 3200 feet and there were other balloons in the air as well. This is my second time in a hot air balloon and I just loved it.
WE had a great time, the company let us add 2 people at 7 day window, we enjoyed the trip and the bucket list has one more item crossed off. Recommend this company for anyone trying a ride. PS don't go in the evening until winter, the winds too strong until then! Ask questions too