Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - Oct. 6, 2023
Featuring Santa Fe and Pecos National Historic Park
 6 Days • 8 Meals
Air Holiday
Dazzling during the day, the spectacle of hundreds of hot air balloons is even better when they light up at dawn and dusk. See these amazing displays, plus explore early Pueblo life, and the artists of Santa Fe.

  • 8 Meals: 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend three nights in historic Albuquerque, a city rich in Native American Culture
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Albuquerque including historic Old Town, a maze of cobbled courtyards, hidden patios and numerous galleries and shops
  • Be amazed as all balloons fire their burners filling them with light at the evening Balloon Glow, followed by a spectacular evening fireworks display
  • Marvel at the “Mass Ascension” of the balloons and watch as the sky above Albuquerque fills with color in a spectacular display of sight and sound
  • Private tour of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center with dinner and exclusive live performance of a Native American dance troupe
  • Spend two nights in Santa Fe, nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the foothills of the Rockies
  • Visit Pecos National Historic Park, site of the westernmost battle of the Civil War
  • Embark on a walking tour of Santa Fe including Governor’s Plaza, San Miguel Mission and Loretto Chapel with its miraculous staircase

Day 1  Arrive in Albuquerque
Each October, the skies of New Mexico are painted with hundreds of balloons as they lift off from Fiesta Park. This evening, join your Tour Manager for an orientation at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner. Meal: D
Day 2  Balloon Fiesta’s “Mass Ascension” and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Depart very early for Fiesta Park. Founded in 1972, the Fiesta began with 13 balloons and has grown to more than 600 balloons from all over the world. View the “mass ascension” of these specially shaped balloons as they lift off at sunrise. Tonight, visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and enjoy a dinner featuring regional cuisine and an exclusive live performance from a Native American dance troupe. Meals: B, D
Day 3  Albuquerque City Tour and Evening “Balloon Glow”
Today, enjoy a city tour and explore the history of Albuquerque. There is free time today to explore Old Town. Get ready for a treat this evening at the Balloon Glow event. Just before dusk, the burners of nearly 500 balloons are ignited and the evening sky fills with a kaleidoscope of brilliant, luminous color. Top off the evening with a vivid fireworks display. Meal: B
Day 4  Santa Fe Touring
A local guide joins you for a walking tour of historic Santa Fe. Visit the Loretto Chapel, whose staircase is a marvel of architectural ingenuity. For shoppers, Governor’s Plaza will provide a variety of shops and artist studios. Meal: B
Day 5  Pecos National Historic Park
Travel east of Santa Fe to visit Pecos National Historic Park, which features the ruins of Pecos Pueblo and Mission. Pecos is the site of the westernmost battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Glorieta Pass that was fought March 26-28, 1862. Tonight, enjoy dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D
Day 6  Depart for Home
A group transfer takes you to Albuquerque’s Sunport Airport for flights home departing after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

Days 1 - 3   Best Western Rio Grande Inn, or Hyatt Place Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Days 4 & 5   Hilton at Buffalo Thunder or DoubleTree, Santa Fe, New Mexico


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Rooms for the night before the tour are available.
Cost for a room in Albuquerque is $259, tax included.


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