World Balloon is Albuquerque's original hot air balloon ride, being in business for 43 years and counting. We fly each day, meeting just before sunrise. A typical World Balloon ride in Albuquerque will take you over the Rio Grande Valley and may include the river itself, with El Bosque (the forest) on either side. You'll enjoy views of the Sandia Mountains, the mountains surrounding the high desert, and maybe even the Petroglyph National Monument depending on the winds that particular day. Our rides range in length from 45 minutes to an hour, but they may go as long as an hour and a half depending on weather and available landing sites.