Flying Experiences

Shared Rio Grande
Balloon Ride for Two

Albuquerque, NM

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Albuquerque, NM

Soak up incredible views of the Rio Grande River Valley as you effortlessly float through the air in a colorful hot air balloon! 

  • Join a professionally trained and certified balloon pilot for a high-flying day of fun
  • Watch as your massive balloon fills with air before safely boarding the aircraft
  • Enjoy up to 1-hour of flight time and get a bird’s eye view of the Rio Grande River Valley
  • Follow up your flight with a complimentary champagne toast and snacks
  • Experience the beauty of New Mexico in a whole new way with this Shared Rio Grande Balloon Ride! 
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

Daily - Sunrise

Essential Information
  • Participants must be at least 5 years old
  • All participants must be able to climb into the basket and stand independently for the duration of the flight
  • Includes champagne (or a non-alcoholic beverage) and snacks 
  • Participants must be at least 21 years old and possess a valid ID to consume alcohol
This experience lasts approximately 3 hours with 45 to 60 minutes of flight time.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
This experience is available for up to 16 participants.
Spectators are welcome to watch from the ground or the chase vehicle.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Please contact your experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable layers of clothing and closed toe shoes. Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions.
What can I expect during this experience?

You can expect to have a great time with friendly people and knowledgeable balloon pilots. The goal is to have an amazing time while exploring Albuquerque's wilderness aboard a hot air balloon. 

Can I bring a camera?

Yes! Cameras are highly encouraged. For safety reasons, we recommend that you bring a camera with a neck or wrist strap.

What should I wear?

Because your experience will begin prior to sunrise, we recommend wearing light layers and flat, closed toe shoes. To stay warm, you may also want to bring gloves and a hat. 

Is this ride handicap accessible?

Unfortunately, this hot air balloon ride can not accommodate wheelchairs or anyone with mobility issues. All participants must be able to safely board the aircraft and stand for the duration of the flight. 

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 14 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 48 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and reschedule at least 48 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event that your tour is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be able to reschedule directly with the experience provider.



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