Watch the sunset as you soar over the beautiful skies of the Rio Grande Valley in a hot air balloon ride!
Your adventure begins at sunset as arrive at the launch site where the crew will inflate the hot air balloons giving you the opportunity to become involved hands on as a crew member and help with the balloon inflation, or you may sit back, observe and take pictures as the gentle giant comes alive. Then you'll soar over the skies of the Rio Grande Valley in a hot air balloon!!
At lift off you embark upon a journey of uniqueness. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Rio Grande Valley while floating in the sky and sending greetings to earthbound folks below.
After landing, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast to end your safe and memorable adventure. You will be presented with a flight certificate and balloon flight pin to commemorate your aeronautical experience. Make sure you bring your camera!
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.
1 hour flight
3:00 pm daily (November through March)
Please Note: Time shown on availability calendar is for booking purposes only and is dependent on the varying time of sunset. Actual departure time will be detailed on your E-Ticket.
What to bring/wear
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.
There are no refunds. All sales are final.
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