5 of the Best Places to Enjoy a Santa Fe Hot Air Balloon Ride

Love is in the air…quite literally! Soaring towards the skies by balloon has been recognized as one of the most romantic activities in New Mexico. With awe-inspiring views as far as the eye can see, a Santa Fe hot air balloon ride is the perfect setting for a memorable date, anniversary celebration, or even a proposal! If you and your sweetheart are planning a trip to northern New Mexico, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to surprise them with a sky-high adventure they’ll never forget.

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5 Places For Incredible Santa Fe Hot Air Balloon Experiences

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Johnny Lewis the Balloon Pilot has flown balloons all over the world is one of the most experienced pilots in the country! He also owns his own flight company in the incredibly beautiful of Las Barrancas. Lewis will send you and your sweetie airborne as you take in the stunning views of the ravine. The flight is approximately one hour and ends with a complimentary champagne toast and light brunch once you return to Earth.

Eske’s Paradise Balloons

This Taos hot air balloon company boasts some of the most experienced Rio Grande Gorge pilots in northern New Mexico! Eske’s Paradise Balloons prides itself in granting customers with first-class experiences they’ll be talking about for years to come. Your ride will begin 45 minutes before sunrise with a balloon safety and flight lesson. At sunrise, your beautiful balloon takes off and rides the gentle winds towards the skies. You’ll fly over and down into the Rio Grande Gorge while following the river downstream for a possible “splash and dash.” Keep your eyes open for golden eagles and other wildlife as you explore the canyon. Upon landing, enjoy a traditional champagne and brunch celebration.  

World Balloon in Albuquerque

If you’re willing to make the drive to New Mexico’s largest city, the fun that awaits will be worth it! As the first company to provide hot air balloon rides in Albuquerque, World Balloon is a northern New Mexico must! As they say, “Missing a balloon flight in Albuquerque would be like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower!” You may choose from a variety of flight experiences, each offering its own perks and amenities. Adventures begin at sunrise and continue with a peaceful journey down the Rio Grande Valley.

Attend the International Balloon Fiesta This Fall

The International Balloon Fiesta attracts thousands of balloon fans and tourists each year for an outstanding 9-day celebration. It is the world’s largest balloon event and also the most photographed event on the planet! You won’t want to miss the famous Dawn Patrol shows, mass ascensions of hundreds of balloons, a magic night glow, and so much more! If you wish to enjoy the balloons from the ground, there’s no better opportunity than this fun-filled festival.

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Our charming bed and breakfast in peaceful and secluded Chimayo provides you with the best of both worlds. Along with convenience to historic Santa Fe and Taos, our guests also enjoy inspiring countryside landscapes, intimate guestrooms, and a traditional New Mexican breakfast. The romantic setting also makes us an ideal destination for couples on a romantic getaway. Treat your sweetheart to a one-of-a-kind vacation and book with Casa Escondida today!

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