Albuquerque Balloon Festival

Featuring Santa Fe & Pecos National Historic Park

Package includes:
  • Taxes & Fuel Surcharges
  • 5 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • Hotel Transfers & Baggage Handling
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • 5 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary
  •  Days 1 - 3  Best Western Rio Grande Inn, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  •  Days 4 & 5 Hilton Buffalo Thunder, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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 – Welcome to Balloon Fiesta and City Touring
Today, enjoy a city tour and explore the history of Albuquerque. Get ready for a real 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 3 – Mass Ascension and Private Dinner
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. There is free time today to explore Old Town. Tonight, head to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center for a private tour followed by dinner and an exclusive live performance of a Native American dance troupe in the Center. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 – Santa Fe Touring
A local Guide joins you for a walking tour of historic Santa Fe. Visit the Loretto Chapel, whose staircase in 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 12:00pm. Meal: B


TRIP #2067

Dates: Oct 9 - 14, 2020

Cost: $1749

Deposit: $200

Balance due: 8/4/20

Optional Insurance: +$200

Single Supplement: +$699

Air from IAD: + $800

Mayflower Activity Level: 3                                       1=Easy       5=Energentic

Unsold Space Release date: 4/9/20