Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in Albuquerque

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride in Albuquerque

See the sunrise as you soar over the beautiful skies of the Rio Grande Valley in a hot air balloon ride!

The flight crew will pick you up from your hotel just before sunrise and once you arrive at the launch site you will be able to take pictures and watch as the gentle giants soar to life. You can even assist if you like!

Your pilot will fly you over all the local points of interest. Once you land, the flight team will provide a light continental breakfast to accompany the traditional balloonist's champagne toast. To complete your experience, you'll receive commemorative souvenirs, a first flight certificate and a balloon lapel pin.

You'll fly in state of the art balloon equipment and your pilot is certified through the FAA. Your pilot is friendly, responsible and will provide an informative tour for your experience.

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1 hour flight


6:00 am daily

Please Note: Time shown on availability calendar is for booking purposes only and is dependent on the sunrise. Actual departure time will be detailed on your E-Ticket.


What to bring/wear

  • Dress in layers
  • Sunscreen
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Hats for guests over 6 feet tall
  • A camera (your flight team will be glad to take photos of you!)
  • A small bag on board is allowed to carry small items like camera, water bottle, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the balloon land? -- A balloon flight is dependent on wind speed and direction. Every flight is different and the landing sites vary.

How will we get back to the launch site after our flight? -- The chase crew will follow the balloon while you’re flying and meet at the landing site. You are then invited to help with the packing of the balloon. After the balloon is loaded into the truck and trailer, the passengers will board the van and head back to the launch site.

How high do you fly? -- The balloons will fly from ground level to a couple thousand feet above ground level, depending on weather.

Why does the balloon fly only at sunrise & sunset? -- Because that is when the winds and thermal activities are the calmest.

What is the temperature in the balloon? -- Due to the burners, the temperature in the balloon is a few degrees warmer than the surrounding air, despite the increased altitude.

How long is the flight? -- The flights last anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes.

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum age is 5. Hotel pickup is NOT included in the tour price. If you wish to receive hotel pickup in Albuquerque, there is a $20 fee payable on-site.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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