Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande Valley, is one of the most picturesque areas in all of New Mexico to fly and enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride for two. The area was already the site of Native American pueblos when the Europeans first arrived in 1540. Albuquerque, the city, was first settled in 1706, and a couple of hundred years later, the Mother Road, known as Route 66, came through town; and things have never been the same for us since. Albuquerque is bisected by I-25 running north to south from Colorado to Mexico, and I-40 running east and west from Texas to Arizona.
The valley is bounded for most of its length by the Sandia Mountains to the north, the slightly lower Manzano Mountains to the east, and the low, but rugged lava escarpments to the south and west. To the west of the Rio Grande is a lava field and a cluster of dormant volcanoes. At the eastern end of the valley lies the Tijeras Canyon, a rugged and boulder-strewn gorge that opens onto a broad plateau.
You will soon find out that there is a lot to see and do, and there is no better way to start your day of exploration than with a sunrise balloon flight over Albuquerque and the Rio Grande Valley. It was in 1972 that the first Albuquerque International Balloon Festival took flight with 13 hot air balloons. Today it is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world with 600 balloons taking flight daily the first week in October to the delight of almost one million spectators.
Your flight offers you unparalleled opportunities to see lots of New Mexico wildlife. In the Albuquerque suburbs on the Eastside, near the mountains, you could see Deer, Bobcats, Cougars, and sometimes Black Bears. In our prime flying area on the Westside, you could see Road Runners, Bald Eagles, Sandhill Cranes, Jack Rabbits, Coyotes (but not Wile E Coyote), as well as that all elusive Jackalope while on your flight.
HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHTS ARE THE THRILL OF A LIFETIME. Often envied, seldom enjoyed. Bucket List Check-Off!
OFFERING THE FINEST IN LOVERS ONLY BALLOON FLIGHTS. We don't fly big balloons, so you can enjoy that flight for just the two of you.
It has always amazed me that we could fill a sack with hot air and float with the wind through the skies on a wingless flight.
There is more to it than that; actually a whole lot more, as hot air balloon are registered aircraft with the FAA and you do have to hold a pilot's certificate to pilot a balloon. All hot air balloon flights are weather permitting, but let our pilots show how we rise above the rest with our balloon flights!
Never forget the day you and your loved one got engaged.
Make that special day even more special for you and your friends!
Birthdays and Anniversaries are more memorable when you fly!
WE ONLY OFFER LOVERS ONLY BALLOON FLIGHTS FOR TWO, ALL YEAR ROUND. YOU WILL NEVER SHARE YOUR SPECIAL FLIGHT WITH MORE PEOPLE. WE OFFER SUNRISE BALLOON RIDES, SUNSET BALLOON RIDES, AND DAWN PATROL BALLOON RIDES. RATES FOR TWO ARE $325/PERSON. WE REQUIRE A VALID CREDIT CARD TO RESERVE YOUR BALLOON FLIGHT, AND WE ACCEPT VISA, MASTERCARD, AND OF COURSE CASH.
ALL BALLOON WEDDINGS ARE SPECIAL DAYS, AND WE CAN CATER YOUR DAY TO YOUR DREAMS. PRICING BEGINS AT $1995, WHICH INCLUDES OUR MINISTRY WEDDING SERVICE, IN THE BALLOON, IN THE LAUNCH FIELD, AND YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION IN THE FIELD WE LAND ALONG WITH CHAMPAGNE AND A BALLOON WEDDING CAKE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE ADDITIONAL SERVICES, WE CAN PROVIDE IT FOR YOU. IT'S YOUR DAY, MAKE IT ONE TO REMEMBER!
LOOKING FOR THAT ONE-OF-A-KIND GIFT FOR SOMEONE? THINK OF US FOR GIFT CERTIFICATES. ALL GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE VALID FOR ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF ISSUE.
ALL OUR PILOTS ARE FAA COMMERCIALLY LICENSED AND INSURED. THEY ALSO HOLD A SECOND-CLASS MEDICAL CERTIFICATE. EACH YEAR THEY ATTEND A SAFETY SEMINAR FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR US ABOUT OUR PILOTS AND SAFETY RECORD, PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY. WE ARE HAPPY TO TALK TO YOU!
ALL BALLOON FLIGHTS ARE TOTALLY DEPENDENT UPON THE GOOD GRACES OF MOTHER NATURE, AND SAFETY IS OUR FOREMOST CONCERN. CONSEQUENTLY, IF THE WEATHER IS NOT CONDUCIVE FOR A SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL BALLOON FLIGHT, WE WILL CANCEL AND RESCHEDULE FOR A DAY THAT IS CONVENIENT FOR BOTH OF US.
NEEDLESS TO SAY, THE CORONAVIRUS HAS IMPACTED ALL OF US, AND IN ORDER TO KEEP YOU, OUR CREW, AND OUR PILOTS SAFE, WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED SOME COMMON SENSE PRACTICES TO HELP KEEP US ALL SAFE. WHILE NO SYSTEM, OR HEALTH MEASURES CAN GUARANTEE 100% SAFETY, IF WE ALL DO OUR PART, THEN WE HELP EACH OTHER. YOUR TEMPERATURE WILL BE TAKEN FIRST THING IN THE MORNING WHEN WE MEET AND A MASK WILL BE PROVIDED TO EACH PASSENGER. MASKS ARE REQUIRED OF ALL PASSENGERS AND ARE TO BE WORN FROM THE TIME WE MEET, UNTIL WE BRING YOU BACK TO YOUR CAR AT THE CONCLUSION OF YOUR FLIGHT; NO EXCEPTIONS.
WE HAVE A 48 HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL BALLOON FLIGHTS WITH A VALID CREDIT CARD; AND NOTHING IS CHARGED TO YOUR CARD UNTIL YOUR FLIGHT IS COMPLETE. HOWEVER, IF YOU CANCEL WITHIN 48 HOURS OF YOUR SCHEDULED BALLOON FLIGHT AND WE ARE UNABLE TO RE-BOOK YOUR FLIGHT WITH LIKE PASSENGERS, WE WILL CHARGE YOU FOR YOUR FLIGHT WITH THE CREDIT CARD ON FILE.