Hot Air Balloon Albuquerque
Albuquerque’s Original Balloon Ride
With 38 yrs of continued excellence in the skies, Albuquerque’s Original Balloon Ride is a company that is truly backed by revered tradition. Pioneering commercial hot air ballooning in the South West, one is sure to be a part of something thrilling and captivating. Albuquerque as a city hosts the biggest hot air ballooning event anywhere with skies being painted with over eight hundred hot air balloons in the spectacular International Balloon Fiesta. This company is sure to meet ones safety needs as all pilots are certified fully with the FAA to fly commercial hot air balloons, and to meet ones budget with packages such as the Champagne flight which costs $150 per individual and $125 per child which is the most popular flight, transporting a maximum of eight passengers at sunrise with champagne celebrations. The Exclusive flight package costs $250 per adult and $200 per child, which is most suitable for occasions in which one does not wish to share with others, such as, birthdays and engagement proposals; this package comes with all the services of the champagne flight. The City Lights package is also available costing $300 per adult, $275 per child; these flights are similar to the champagne package except that flight begins just before dawn, which later allows passenger to gaze upon the stars and city lights in which, whenever the burner is aflame, the balloon will brightly illuminate. To get more information or booking, dial 1-800-351-9588 for customer services or 505-293-6800 in Albuquerque.
Sky Span Adventures
Being in Albuquerque means being in the hot air ballooning capital of the entire world. Albuquerque is the home to over 300 FAA certified pilots which puts experience at its utmost prime. Sky Span Adventures takes full advantage of this prestige, offering flights over New Mexico’s Rio Grande Valley, which is said to have weather perfect for hot air ballooning all year. Flights will last for about an hour, which is dependent on the package chosen; afterward upon landing is met with the traditional toast (which is done in the local park and followed with a continental breakfast,) certificates and lapels in memory of this experience are also offered. Sky Span Adventures is not famed with having cheap flights, as it keeps experience and safety at the fore front; regardless, the packages are fairly affordable with Champagne flights costing $150 per adult, $125 per child under 15 years; the Exclusive flight costing $250 per adult, $200 per child under 15 years; City Lights flight costing $300 per adult, $275 per child under 15 years; and the famous balloon festival flights during October 1-9 costing $250 whether adult or child. To have hotel pickup added to any package (except festival flights,) an additional $15 is required per person. To make these payments, American Express, MasterCard, Discover and Visa cards are all accepted along with travelers’ checks, personal checks or cash. For information or booking, dial 1-877-SKYSPAN or 505-250-2300 locally.