Balloon Rides

We offer three distinct types of balloon rides:

  • Champagne Balloon Flight
  • Exclusive Balloon Flight
  • Balloon Festival Flight

Champagne Flight : $159/Adult, $99/Child

World Balloon Rides in AlbuquerqueThe Champagne Flight is our most popular flight. It is a one hour excursion conducted in a balloon that can carry up to 12 passengers. Your adventure will take place over the course of approximately three to three and one half hours beginning with you arriving at the launch site in time to inflate the balloon while enjoying a beautiful New Mexico sunrise over the Sandia Mountains. Then, shortly after sunrise, we will lift off for a peaceful journey down the Rio Grande Valley. The unique aerial view of the valley is unforgettable! After your flight, when your feet find their way back to earth, the crew will meet you, and help you celebrate your voyage with the traditional champagne toast, light continental breakfast, commemorative flight certificate suitable for framing, a commemorative lapel pin, and memories to last a lifetime.

Exclusive Flight : $250.00/Adult, $200.00/Child *

World Balloon Rides in AlbuquerqueThere might be times when your balloon ride signifies a special event in your lives that you do not wish to share with others. Perhaps your flight will include a marriage proposal, a wedding ceremony, a special family reunion, an anniversary, or any special occasion. For these special times, you may want to consider an Exclusive Flight. While an exclusive flight has all the amenities of the Champagne flight, you will only share the experience with those whom you choose. The balloon will be reserved solely for your use. After your flight, when your feet find their way back to earth, the crew will meet you, and help you celebrate your voyage with the traditional champagne toast, light continental breakfast, commemorative flight certificate suitable for framing, a commemorative lapel pin, and memories to last a lifetime.

Balloon Festival : $250.00/Adult, $250.00/Child

Only pay when you fly!

World Balloon Rides in AlbuquerqueThe Balloon Festival in Albuquerque is in October.
All flights taken during October 3 - 13, 2014 are $250.00. Reserve your Balloon Festival Ride today as we fill up quickly!

World Balloon flights take place 5 miles west of "Balloon Fiesta Park", NOT from Fiesta Park.

Meeting location is 6390 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque New Mexico 87120 [map].

Hotel pickup is NOT available during the Balloon Festival.
Flight certificates are not valid during the balloon festival.

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Albuquerque Balloon Rides are memory making events.

Balloon flight preperationAfter meeting and checking in at our launch site, we will assemble and inflate the gentle giant and begin our balloon ride. Everyone has a different idea about this portion of the flight. Some people want to help inflate the balloon, some just want to watch. Either way is fine with us. It's all about building memories and ensuring you have an experience that will last a lifetime.

 

Balloon in flightAfter spending about an hour in the air enjoying the tranquility and serenity of lighter-than-air flight, we will land and pack up the balloon and return to the launch site to begin our post flight festivities.

Champagne Celebration after each balloon ride

Champagne Celebration after each balloon rideOnce back at the launch site, a celebration of our event awaits with a champagne toast, juice, a light continental breakfast, a commemorative flight certificate and lapel pin, and a brief history lesson about the origins of both modern Hot Air Ballooning, and Champagne's involvement with ballooning.

While the flight's festivities might end there, we assure you the memories will last a lifetime and you will be telling your friends about your flight for years to come, never looking at a calm blue sky quite the same way again.

Natalie Grant, her band, and several other guests recently joined us for a morning balloon ride over Albuquerque and created this video about their flight. Don't take our word for how much fun she had, just watch her video. Used with permission from Natalie Grant.

Thanks for joining us Natalie, we look forward to having you back soon!

Albuquerque's Original Balloon Ride