Our Scenic Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Albuquerque is our most Popular Package
Get ready for the best scenic hot air balloon ride over Albuquerque. Our Rio Grande river valley has ideal ballooning conditions year-round.
The scenic hot air balloon ride is our most popular flight as we offer very competitive pricing. The scenic flight is shared with other passengers. Depending on the amount of passengers for the day there could be hops, meaning when one balloon ride ends and the passengers get off the next group “hops” in.
We meet before sunrise at the Starbuck’s at Coors and Montano. There you will have a chance to purchase a libation and use the facilities before we take flight. We will then load into our chase vehicle and travel to one of a few different launch sites, depending on ideal wind conditions. The pilot and crew will begin inflating the hot air balloon; you’re welcome to help the crew or just sit back and take pictures. As the sun rises over the Sandia Mountains, you will be set aloft to cruise along the river and then up to enjoy some breath-taking scenic views of our wonderful city guided by where the wind takes us. Don’t forget your camera!. Upon landing, we’ll enjoy a celebratory champagne toast (apple juice for the wee ones) and a snack. After the celebration a chase crew will drive you back to your vehicle.
Also expect to be part of the crew! You are more than welcome to help with inflating the hot air balloon as well as helping us get everything packed up. It's really fun!
Book your first or next hot air balloon ride with us today online or call 505-604-9549. We cant wait to See you!
What People are Saying About the Best Scenic Hot Air Balloon Rides in Albuquerque
"This was the third Balloon ride I've booked in Albuquerque for family and friends and it was hands down our best experience. Booking with Art's wife Jennifer was smooth and friendly. We were blessed with a beautiful day (pretty standard for Albuquerque), and Art and his crew had me, my 73 year old cousin and eight fellow passengers, airborne in less than an hour. Art could not have been more amiable and informative. And the ride was magnificent. It was the first time I flew with more than 6 passengers but the basket had plenty of room. Chatting with Art and folks from Alabama, Texas, Florida and New Mexico was fun, but mostly we oohed and aahed. Great trip and great two man crew got us off and brought us in for a smooth landing. All Balloon ride companies are not created equal and believe me this is a great one. Thanks Art and all!"
-- David R. TripAdvisor
"Art and crew were extremely informative and helpful. They answered questions about the balloon and carriage and every aspect of our flight.They displayed professionalism in every way. We were in the air a little over an hour! Art was fun to be around as he kept a running monologue going throughout the flight.... most of it funny : ) The landing was impressive. Art put us down exactly where he wanted as soft a could be. After the flight they took us to a nearby park and gave us a history lesson of Ballooning, snacks & refreshment! What a wonderful day."
"Amazing one can have all these feelings in one hour or so. Art, the owner/operator and our pilot is a very experienced balloonist. He puts us at ease with his handling of the whole ride. All the accolades I've seen in the reviews I fully agree, so no need to repeat here. All I want to say is Art and his his friendly, hardworking crew made the whole experience WONDERFUL! Thanks guys. I highly recommend doing this ride with Air Carriage - you won't be disappointed."
--Margaret S. TripAdvisor