Rise Above the Rest with Rainbow Ryders Inc. Hot Air Balloon Ride Company. Join us as we fly with soft winds through clear skies over North Phoenix. Your adventure begins before sunrise when you meet our Pilots and Crew. After checking in, we will head out to our launch site and from there you will have the opportunity to become involved "hands on" as a crew-member, helping with the balloon inflation. If taking in the scenery is more your style, simply enjoy the view around you and take pictures as the stunning balloon comes alive. Every flight begins with a briefing and safety demonstration as your pilot operates propane-burning motors that slowly inflate the 100-foot-tall gentle giant and then it's up and away! You will embark upon a journey of uniqueness and take delight in breathtaking views while floating through the skies and sending greetings to those, earthbound below. After landing you will enjoy a celebratory toast - a tradition dating back over 200 years by early French balloonists - post flight food catered by Wildflower Bread Co. and be presented with a flight certificate to conclude your safe and memorable adventure. Our FAA certified pilots have over 150 years combined experience with over 15,000 hours of balloon flight time. We have safely flown over 190,000 passengers in our 31 years of business and are the OFFICIAL and ONLY Hot Air Balloon Ride Operator of the World's Largest Balloon Event.
February 14, 2017 - April 13, 2017Basketballs Ballooning Slam Dunk - Offering 3/22 to 4/06/2017 Sunrise OR Sunset hot air balloon ride in AZ. Float serenely above Arizona's majestic landscape and enchanting Sonoran Desert vistas. Join our Pilot and launch crew to watch the colors expand as larger than life balloons take shape. Lift Off, and embark upon a unique journey as the balloon gently rises and the ground unfolds before your eyes. Propelled by the wind, you will float above the breathtaking views of the scenic Sonoran Desert. Celebrate Upon landing, with a locally crafted gourmet Southwestern first class dining experience of breakfast or appetizers. As our crew pack up the balloon, enjoy a celebratory toast of Prickly Pear champagne and refreshments with your Pilot, to end your safe and memorable adventure. You will be presented with a personalized flight certificate commemorate your aeronautical experience with Rainbow Ryders Inc. Call 480-299-0154 and ask for the "Basketballs Ballooning Slam Dunk" for $169 Sunrise OR $179 Sunset special rate, Adult offer. Children (5-12 years old) $99.