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Hot Air Balloon Flights Over Rio Grande Gorge from Taos

Hot Air Balloon Flights from Taos

Hot Air Balloon Flights from Taos

Enjoy Hot Air Balloon Flights Over the Rio Grande Gorge from Taos, New Mexico.

The neatest thing to do in New Mexico is located in Taos, Hot Air Ballooning the Rio Grande Gorge. Your adventure begins bright and early, when you are picked up from your Taos area hotel/B&B. The crew and FAA certified pilots are personable and entertaining, making even the drive to the Gorge fun. After the flight, you will have a 226 year-old traditional champagne toast, followed by filling out your "Flight Certificates"!

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Taos is located about 130 miles from Albuquerque.

Hot Air Balloon Flights Over Rio Grande Gorge from Taos
Length: 3.5 to 4 hours
Prices - including tax
All amounts in US Dollar $

Our Adult Telephone Rate : $257.45
Our Adult Internet Rate"Internet Rate" is the Alcatraz Media Inc. rate for orders placed online. : $249.95
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Our Junior Rate
(ages 13-18):
Our Child Rate
(ages 6-12):
Time: Daily at Sunrise - between 5:00 am and 7:00 am - your time will be specified on your E-ticket 
Summary: Taos hotel pick-ups and drop-offs available. Child rate applies to children ages 6 to 12, who must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 6 are probably too small to fly but are more than welcome to ride in the chase vehicle.

Please reserve online or call 888-613-6037 for reservations or more information. There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order.
There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

The Flight:
Because the cool mountain air usually drains southward out of Colorado the balloon will likely drift gently down the Gorge, following the running water of the Rio Grande River. Once airborne, your pilot will guide the balloon over the Gorge and gently descend as much as 600 feet below the rim. As you float through the Gorge, you will want to have your camera ready to snap shots of the shadow of the balloon, Golden Eagles or perhaps a hawk perched on the cliff walls. After flying inside the Gorge for awhile, your pilot will ascend to an altitude that will allow you to see the entire Taos Valley.

The Landing:
After about an hour to an hour and a half, we will reach our landing site, where the chase crew will greet us as we make our touch down. Our crew will deflate and repack the balloon.

After the flight, there will be a 226 year-old traditional champagne toast, along with brunch. During the summer months, lunch will be provided in the park, next to the gorge. During the winter months, lunch will be held at a restaurant in town. We will also fill out "Flight Certificates" for you as proof to the world that you are now "Lighter-than-air-heads". You cannot imagine how enthralled you will be with what you have just experienced, and you will truly enjoy reminiscing about your flight!

Frequently Asked Questions
What to Wear:
Wear anything comfortable - Jeans and Sneakers are a great choice. However, open toed shoes and high heels are not allowed. Be sure to dress for early morning temperatures and "layer" so you can stay comfortable as the day warms up. Hats and sunglasses are good items to bring!

How many people:
Because this flight is so unique, we try to limit each balloon to only 4 adult passengers. This enables each passenger to truly enjoy his or her first balloon flight. But fear not, we have multiple balloons for groups larger than four. And if we need to squeeze more than four in a balloon we can arrange that also.

How much time to allow:
The whole adventure will take approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours, but because of the early morning start, we will have you back at your hotel in time to spend much of the day enjoying other things to do in Taos.

What you will get:
We will pick you up at all Taos hotels or B&B's then travel to the launch site. You will board your balloon for your exciting Rio Grande Gorge flight! After the flight we will celebrate with a champagne toast.

We will fill out a "Flight Certificate" for you as proof to the world that you are now a "Lighter-than-air-head."

We will return you to your Taos area hotel or B&B.

One of the neatest things you will ever do and memories that last a lifetime!

Rave Reviews:

~~ "We just arrived home from a wonderful vacation which was made even better by a terrific hot air balloon experience with some of the nicest people that one would ever meet. Your hospitality and genuine friendliness was overwhelming. Not only were we privileged to fly with an experienced balloon pilot but it was also very educational. We are telling everyone who will listen to us about how great your whole crew was, and how exhilarating the experience was. It was definitely the highlight of our vacation." - Ken and Marni

~~ "We are now back home from our New Mexico vacation, and we just wanted to let you know that our balloon adventure with you was the high point of our vacation, both literally and figuratively. Ed's expert piloting was a source of great reassurance for whatever anxiety we had at the start. The views and the serenity of floating over New Mexico made for an extraordinary experience. Most importantly, the hospitality that all of you showed us made us feel that we were your special guests. We cannot recommend the experience more highly. We hope that others NM vacationers enjoy the thrill of ballooning with you." - Frank, Helen, and Teddy

Waiver: Each guest must sign a waiver before boarding the balloon.

Plan your flight early in your trip, just in case we are weathered out, so you will still have another day to fly.

Taos hotel pick-ups and drop-offs available. Child rate applies to children ages 6 to 12, who must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 6 are probably too small to fly but are more than welcome to ride in the chase vehicle.


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