Please call 505-293-6800 for family and group discounts

Pay NOTHING upfront and NO BOOKING FEES when you call 505-293-6800 to book your flight. Pay EVERYTHING upfront PLUS $12-$20 booking fee per person when you book online.

World Balloon
Amazing Hot Air Balloon Flights in Albuquerque for Over 48 years

Missing a balloon flight in Albuquerque would be like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower!

Our Flights

Sunrise balloon ride in Albuquerque

Champagne Balloon Flights

The most popular balloon flight in Albuquerque - Available year round

Duration:   Allow 2.5 - 3 hours from the time we meet until we return to the meeting location.

Flight Time:   You will be in the air 45-60 minutes or longer depending on weather.

Occupancy:   12 passengers max. each.

$169- $215/Adult, $115/Kids* (ages 5 - 14)

Save by calling 505-293-6800 to book this flight.

Call for Group Rates

Private balloon ride in Albuquerque

Private Balloon Flights

Champagne Flight amenities in complete privacy. Perfect for marriage proposals!

Duration:   Allow 2.5 - 3 hours from the time we meet until we return to the meeting location.

Flight Time:   You will be in the air 45-60 minutes or longer depending on weather.

Occupancy:   Parties of 1 - 4 passengers


Save by calling 505-293-6800 to book this flight.

Balloon Festival Flight in Albuquerque

2022 Balloon Festival Flights

Two flights each morning during the Balloon Festival Oct. 1-9, 2022

Duration:   Allow 2.5 - 4 hours from the time we meet until we return to the meeting location.

Flight Time:   You will be in the air 45 minutes or longer depending on weather.

Occupancy:   12 passengers max. each.


Wheelchair Accessible Balloon Flights

Wheelchair Accessible Flights

Certain restrictions apply. Please call 505-293-6800 for more information

Duration:   Allow 2.5 - 3 hours from the time we meet until we return to the meeting location.

Flight Time:   You will be in the air 45-60 minutes or longer depending on weather.

Occupancy:   4 passengers max.


Included in each flight

All Balloon Flights Include

Memories that'll last a lifetime

Post-flight champagne / mimosas / non-alcoholic beverage toast

Light snack

Commemorative Flight Certificate

* Kids pricing ONLY available when purchasing from

* Kids must be accompanied by a fare paying adult.

* Kids discounts and Special Offers can not be combined with any other specials, discounts, or 3rd party offers.


10% Discount to military, police, fire and EMT.

Thank you for your service! We will never forget, and are grateful for your service. The least we can do is offer anyone currently serving or who has served a 10% discount for them and any other adults accompanying them.

For 10% off, enter code: "Military" when booking online or let your agent know when you book by phone. NOTE: Please be prepared to provide proof of service on your flight day.



"Super 4th Fun"

Fabulous time! Very gracious w reservation adjustments, photo ops and safety guidelines. Randy knew his stuff! Boom! Awesome crew too. Thnx for the mimosas toast.

Micheria D


Such a beautiful way to see Albuquerque. The entire staff was friendly and informative. I was surprised that they could fit so many people into a basket. We really enjoyed sharing our experience with the other passengers. The pilot include everyone in the flight preparation, landing and packing the balloon which added to this unique experience.

Rachel S.

"Excellent Experience and MUST Do!"

My pilot, Murray, was very entertaining and a true professional. I have lived in Albuquerque for 33 years and just barely had my first ride to realize I cannot believe I waited so long to experience this. Highly recommend this company!

Vicki G

"Great Trip!"

This was my first balloon ride and I had a great experience. There was a little too much wind when we got to our meeting spot so the team moved us and we were able to enjoy a great morning ride. It doesn't hurt that you end the trip with a mimosa! Bring a few layers though, it warmed up quite a bit and you are under the flame.

Kami S

Happy Passengers

About us

World Balloon is Albuquerque's Original hot air balloon operator

Our Albuquerque balloon adventures all begin at sunrise when you arrive at the launch site in time to watch us inflate the balloon.

Shortly after the sun rises over the Sandia Mountains, we will lift off for a peaceful journey down the Rio Grande Valley lasting approximately one hour.

After your flight, when your feet find their way back to earth, the World Balloon crew will be there to greet you and help you celebrate your voyage with the traditional champagne toast, light snack, commemorative flight certificate suitable for framing, and memories to last a lifetime.


  • We are fully licensed and insured.
  • We are licensed by the City of Albuquerque
  • We are members of the Balloon Federation of America and the BFA's Professional Ride Operators Division
  • We carry the best insurance available in the industry. If you would like to see a copy of our policy, call 505-293-6800 and we will gladly email you a copy

Convenience, Customer Service and Satisfaction

  • We meet all of our passengers at our dedicated launch site saving you significant time.
  • No other balloon company has a higher percentage of 5 star ratings on Trip Advisor or Yelp than we do. The reviews will speak for themselves.
  • World Balloon operates all year round in Albuquerque, and only Albuquerque, so you'll never get lost in the crowd.

Safety (Our #1 Priority)

"We know that this adventure is important to you and your flight experience is important to us. We do everything we can to make sure that you are safe and that you have the best time EVER!! Come, fly with us-you will remember it forever.
The World Balloon Family

Fact: World Balloon has an impeccable safety record.

Fact: World Balloon does NOT operate the largest fleet of hot air balloons, but we do operate the newest and best balloon equipment available.

Fact: World Balloon is a zero tolerance workplace. All of our pilots, crew and office staff are subject to random drug screenings.

Fact: Our pilots are some of the most experienced FAA certified commercial pilots in the industry.

Fact: We will not fly in unsafe conditions and have a very strict operations guide that all of our pilots must follow that defines weather conditions we will and will NOT fly in.

Fact: Our equipment requires a full FAA inspection annually or every 100 hours (which ever comes first) by FAA certified aircraft inspectors.

Fact: Before every flight our pilots and ground crew inspect the balloon, envelope, rigging and gondola.

Watch us prepare for flight and you'll see the many safety checks we make.

If you have any questions, please call 505-293-6800, the same phone number we've had for 48 years.

Road to Findout


Are we insured?  We are insured by an American-owned, A+ rated insurance company.

Where do we meet?   The address to our meeting location is: 6390 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. ( Map )

What time are the balloon flights?   We meet about 30 min. before sunrise. Click here for a sunrise chart , find your month and day. The exact meeting time will be included with your balloon ride confirmation.

Where will the balloon land?   A hot air balloon flight is dependent on wind speed and direction, so every flight we make in Albuquerque is different and our landing sites vary from day to day.

What should I wear?   Ballooning is an outdoor sport activity, so you should wear whatever you feel comfortable in and the type of clothing that you would expect to wear for a walk in the countryside on the day you fly. For women, climbing into the gondola will be very awkward in a dress or skirt. It is strongly recommended that all shoes worn should have flat soles. Please do not wear flip-flops or open-toed shoes.

Can I take a camera?   Absolutely, there is always plenty to photograph both prior to the flight, during and afterwards. You may bring a video camera also. We recommend that you have a suitable soft case, including carry strap, with you to stow and protect the camera during the landing. Bring extra memory cards and batteries. Panoramic cameras are nice for scenery.

How long will we be in the air?   You will be in the air 45-60 minutes or longer depending on weather. Please allow 3.5 hours from the time we meet until we return to the meeting location.

How many people are in the balloon?   Our hot air balloons carry a maximum of 12 passengers plus the pilot. Our gondolas (baskets) are designed for passenger comfort and safety.

Points of Interest

Fly and Ride Combo Package

World Balloon and NM Jeep Tours "Fly and Ride combo package." 10% off both excursions! (5% off of standing Senior/Military discount with NM Jeep Tours).

Click for Details
ABQ Trolley Co.

Your front-row seat to the sights and sounds of Albuquerque. We are a city-tour company providing guests a glimpse of a place we know and love. We help people fall in love with Albuquerque.

Los Rios River Runners

Family Adventures that Make Lifetime Memories. New Mexico's oldest, most experienced river rafting company with the best trained, and most fun rafting guides in all of New Mexico!


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Meeting Location
6390 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
(Directions from your location)

What we are doing to keep everyone safe:

Our primary goal is to make sure everyone stays safe. We also want everyone to have a good time and enjoy their flight with us. To ensure everyone is safe and has a good time, we will do everything we can to follow safety guidelines related to the spread of the Corona Virus. To do that, we are following the below guidelines:

  1. Masks are optional.
  2. Hot air balloon baskets were never designed to be socially distanced of course, and you may be in close proximity to other guests and the pilot. This is why masks are optional.
  3. For post flight activities, only disposable products will be used such as plastic cups and napkins. No food products or beverages are kept from one day to the next. Should there be leftovers, they are disposed of. All tables are wiped down and disinfected prior to post flight festivities as well as after post flight festivities. During post flight activities it is also recommended that guests spread out to social distance.

Again, our goal is to make sure everyone is able to stay safe and yet still enjoy their adventure of a lifetime. If you have any questions about the above process, please contact us prior to scheduling your flight.

Donation Requests

For donation requests, please send an email with your request to donations(at) containing the following information.

1) Name of Charity, 2) Charity Mailing Address, 3) Tax ID#, 4) Website, 5) Description of your cause, 6) Contact person, 7) Contact phone, 8) Contact email. Also let us know if the charity is based in the USA, a 501(c)(3) charity, or a school.

If this donation is part of an event, please provide: 1) Date of the Event, 2) Description of the event, and 3) please tell us how our contribution will be used. It may take up to one week for a response.

Thank you.

NM Jeep Tours, LLC

Experience the Land of Enchantment from the air and the ground with the exclusive Fly and Ride combo package from World Balloon and NM Jeep Tours. Mention the Fly and Ride package when booking a hot air balloon flight with World Balloon and a Jeep tour with NM Jeep Tours and receive 10% off both excursions! (5% off of standing Senior/Military discount with NM Jeep Tours).

The 10% discount with NM Jeep Tours is not valid with any other discounts or offers. NM Jeep Tours will, however, apply an additional 5% discount to those already receiving the standing 10% Senior/Military discount. Balloon flight and Jeep tour must be booked within 3 days of each other. Fly and Ride package must be mentioned at time of Jeep tour purchase in order to receive discount. Discount is non-transferable, meaning discount only applies to party who is also booked for balloon flight with World Balloon. 10% discount will not be applied if balloon flight with World Balloon is cancelled by customer. This package is not available during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. NM Jeep Tours

Passenger Limitations

For the safety of all our passengers we enforce the following flight restrictions:

All passengers must be 5 years of age or older. Age 5-18 requires parent or guardian to fly.

Maximum weight per passenger cannot exceed 275lbs, passengers may be asked to be weighed for accuracy at check-in.

It is strongly recommended that someone in the party be able to communicate in English.

Passengers with the following conditions cannot fly:

Expectant Mothers.

Back, Neck, Knee, Hip, Joint, Bone, Osteoporosis or Similar Physical issues within 2 years.

Inability to walk unassisted or stand for one hour unassisted. Canes / Walkers / Wheel chairs / Scooters not permitted.

Recent Surgeries or Other Conditions that may be aggravated during flight and landing.

We want everybody to be able to fly, but to do so safely. If there is anything you think we should know, or you are unsure of prior to your flight date, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss.

Flight Requirements

All flights are weather dependent.

The Pilot in Command may cancel the flight, or deny a flight for any passenger for any reason and they are the final authority on all flight and passenger related decisions.

All Private flights require a minimum of 2 passengers to fly

All non private flights require a mimumum of 4 passengers to fly. As a result, you will be with other guests on all non private flights

All passengers are required to read and sign our passenger release prior to flight.
Click here to review our passenger release document.

Accessibility and service animals

We do have a wheelchair accessible balloon that flies a maximum of 4 passengers. Please call 505-293-6800 for information and restrictions. Additionally, we love animals and want them to be safe and protected. This unfortunately means that we do not allow service animals onboard or around the aircraft. Hot Air Balloon burners are loud and will scare many animals. It is simply not safe or prudent to allow a service animal in or around the aircraft.

Flight Certificate Delivery

All flight certificates are emailed within 24 hours of order receipt. If you are unable to receive and/or print the flight certificates via email, please call us and we will mail the certificates via US Postal service. When US Postal Service delivery is requested, we will ship them within 48 hours of order receipt.

Scheduling Flight Certificates given as gifts

Simply present the flight certificates and other paperwork to whomever you intend to give the ride, and have them contact us to schedule, or they may schedule on our website using the codes on the flight vouchers. Since we will not know to whom they have been given, we will not contact you to schedule. It is your responsibility to make sure the recipient contacts us to schedule their ride. Please ask the recipient to have a calendar handy when calling so we can pick a mutually agreeable time. If we are unable to fly the first opportunity for any reason, they can contact us to reschedule at their convenience. Flight Certificates issued by us do not expire unless they are forfeited or were donated by us for a charitable donation. Any charitable donation certificates will expire 1 year after the issue if no expiration date is on the certificate.

Flight status hot line

Once your reservation is completed, and you have received a confirmation from us, you are confirmed for that specific day's flight. The email confirmation will include the flight status line number to call before your flight. You are required to call that number at the time indicated in the email to get the status of your scheduled flight. The flight line will inform you of three options: 1. that the flight is a go, 2. on a weather hold, or 3. canceled. It will also provide instructions about how to proceed based upon the flight status. If the flight is on, it will include the meeting time at our meeting location, the address of the meeting location, and hotel pickup information for those who reserved round trip hotel pick up transportation.

Please note hot air ballooning is weather dependent and that we do expect all guests to be in the local area prior to your flight; to avoid being late or missing your flight please make necessary preparations. World Balloon will not be responsible in the event you do not arrive for your flight. This is true even if the flight is placed on a weather hold. If something changes on our end, such as weather, we will amend the flight status line, so please check the flight status line one more time in the morning prior to leaving for the flight location. It is your responsibility to ensure we have a valid contact phone number and you are available. Please arrive at the given meeting location on time. We will leave for the launch site approximately 10 minutes after the meeting time. If you are not present when the balloon is ready to launch, you will be considered a "no-show." Please see the No-Show Policy . If the weather is unsafe to fly, we will work with you to reschedule your flight.

Meeting Location

We ask that you call the flight status line after 8pm the evening before your flight. The flight line number is (505) 273-9765. This recording will have the status of the flight, as well as any last minute updates for the flight information (if any). It also contains the address of our meeting location and other pertinent flight information.

We will meet you at our flight location which is the open field behind Village Inn at 6390 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque NM 87120. Click here for a Google map to this location.

No-Show Policy

A "No-show" is anyone who fails to show up for a flight after scheduling a flight. No-shows have a substantial impact on our business. As a result of no-shows we either flew an aircraft only partially full, or we didn't fly at all. Either way we incurred the same expense to fly whether we were able to fly you or not, therefore a no-show will result in a forfeiture of your flight fee, certificate, voucher or deposit and we will consider our obligation for that flight to be fulfilled. No refund will be possible since we incurred the cost of the flight in your absence.

Please make sure to allow sufficient time for arrival at the meeting location, and call us if you are running late. If you are using a third party certificate of any type to pay for your flight, that voucher will be redeemed and considered used and you will not be entitled to a refund from that third party agency. Should you manage to get a refund from them, we will charge the card you provided us at scheduling for your flight fee. There are no exceptions to this policy under any circumstances.

Weather Cancellation Policy

Weather is always a concern and does force cancellations and rescheduling of flights. If it clearly isn't going to be safe to fly on your date and time, the flight status line will announce this as soon as the decision is made before the flight. Please call us the next business day to reschedule your adventure. If the flight is on, we will provide specific meeting times and locations for the morning's adventure.

If the weather forecast isn't clear for the next morning, we will place the flight on a weather hold and ask everyone to call about 1 hour before the morning's expected meeting time to get an updated forecast. At that time we will let you know for sure if the flight is on. If we must cancel your flight due to weather, simply call us to reschedule your flight. If you are unable to reschedule, and you paid us directly for your flight, please call us for your options.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled flight, there is no penalty and you may reschedule. If you cancel with less than the required notice, or fail to show up the morning of your flight, we will charge the full amount to the card on file as a cancellation fee, or your flight certificate, voucher or prepayment will be considered forfeit and you will not be allowed to reschedule that reservation. No credit will be given in any way for cancelling with less than the required notice or for No-Shows .

Refund Policy

​World balloon was sold on March, 5, 2021. When purchasing World Balloon, our new owner agreed to honor all unexpired gift certificates, and prepaid flights purchased before March 6th. However, it will not be possible to refund any of those purchases. We will happily give you credit for future flights. Please call 505-293-6800 or email for more information.

All flight certificates and prepaid flights purchased directly from World Balloon (after March 5, 2021) are fully refundable within one (1) year from the date of purchase as long as either no flight has been scheduled, or you cancel your first scheduled flight at least 48 hours prior to flight time. All refunds will be issued to the original purchaser in the original purchase method (credit card purchases will be refunded via the same credit card) if possible. If not, a refund will be issued via company check. No refunds will be issued to No-Shows , those that show up intoxicated, or anyone whose flight certificate, flight, or voucher has been forfeited for any reason. No refund will be granted after one (1) year from sale. Even if the certificate is not refundable, as long as it hasn't been forfeited or used, it can still be used. There are no exceptions to this policy.

If you are eligible for a refund, we will process the request within 7-10 business days. If your flight was purchased through any third party, you will have to discuss any refund request with them. We are not able to provide refunds for any third parties for any reason.

Payment Options

We are pleased to accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and cash.

We do not accept checks as a form of payment.

Privacy Policy

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. The information collected includes name, email address, mailing address, payment information and other personal information such as passenger weights that might be required in order to schedule a hot air balloon ride.

We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us and to schedule and execute hot air balloon rides and other services you might contract with us to perform. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control over this Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off line.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information off line. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Changes to this Policy

We may make changes to this privacy notice from time to time. You may check back on this page at any time to see our current policy.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via the email address on this website.