Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Day 1 - Arrive in Albuquerque. Welcome to Albuquerque! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2 - Albuquerque. Get ready for the world-famous Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta! Experience this morning's pre-dawn OPENING CEREMONIES and the unforgettable MASS ASCENSION"where hundreds of hot air balloons take off and turn the sky into a virtual rainbow of colors, all led by a balloon flying the American flag to the music of The Star Spangled Banner. What began as a gathering of 13 balloons 44 years ago has grown into the largest ballooning event in the world, drawing entries from more than 28 different countries. While on the balloon grounds, visit the INTERNATIONAL BALLOON MUSEUM, dedicated to the art, culture, science, history, sport, and spectacle of ballooning. The museum features one of the finest collections of ballooning equipment and memorabilia in the world. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, along with shopping and dining. (B)

Due to an early departure this morning, a boxed breakfast will be provided.
Day 3 - Albuquerque. This morning, visit Old Town and the INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER, a fascinating museum and crafts market collectively run by the 19 New Mexico pueblos (villages). Here, you will learn about the history, background, and life of what now comprise the 19 pueblos of New Mexico. Time to explore Old Town on your own this afternoon. This evening, catch the popular BALLOON GLOW, where all balloons fire up their burners and light up at the same time, and the AFTER-GLOW FIREWORKS SHOW. (B)
Day 4 - Albuquerque. Excursion to Santa Fe. Today, travel along the [LF] TURQUOISE TRAIL to Santa Fe. This scenic drive passes through the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, past wide-open spaces and dramatic scenery. There's time to stop in Madrid, a former mining town, before arriving in Santa Fe, the oldest seat of government in the U.S. Experience this city up close as you embark on a guided TROLLEY TOUR, including the San Miguel Mission, the Palace of the Governors, the State Capitol, and LORETTO CHAPEL'S "Miracle Stairway." Before returning to Albuquerque, enjoy a special farewell dinner. Share fond memories of your trip while feasting on [LF] authentic Southwestern cuisine. (B,D)
Day 5 - Albuquerque. The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)


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  Tour Name   Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
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  Tour Duration    5 Days
  Start City:   Albuquerque
  End City:   Albuquerque
  Price From   USD $1,449.00   See in Cart
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2017-10-06 USD $1,449.00 See in Cart
2017-10-06 USD $1,449.00 See in Cart
2017-10-06 USD $1,449.00 See in Cart
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    Extra Nights per person in Albuquerque:
    in single room $242; in twin room $149; in triple room $110


  • City Highlights
    Opening ceremonies; Mass Ascension; International Balloon Museum; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center; Balloon Glow & After-Glow fireworks show at the Balloon Fiesta
    Travel the [LF] Turquoise Trail; trolley tour including Loretto Chapel; farewell dinner featuring [LF] authentic Southwestern cuisine
  • Launch Date
  • 09/13/16 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Breakfast daily including 1 box breakfast on Day 2, 1 special farewell dinner in Santa Fe
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  • Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
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