Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
8 days – Departs October 10, 2017

10 Meals
Santa Fe Trolley Tour
Loretto Chapel
Mass Balloon Ascension
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Fort Hays Chuckwagon & Entertainment

Price Per Person
$2099 Share-basis SO CA
$806 Single Supplement
$300 Deposit with balance due August 26, 2017


Day 1 and 2: Mesa / Las Cruces
Travel to attractive Mesa, Arizona, for an overnight at the award-winning Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. Then, continue on to historic Las Cruces, New Mexico, to spend the night at the fullservice Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces with breakfast included. A Welcome Dinner is planned at the attractive Double Eagle Restaurant on the Old Plaza. (D; B,D)

Day 3: Santa Fe / Trolley Tour
Continue on to Santa Fe where a trolley tour will show you some of the highlights, including the Loretto Chapel with its miraculous staircase built without nails or visible support. Overnight at the centrally located Inn of the Governors. (B)

Day 4: Albuquerque / Balloon Museum / Balloon Glow
Today you’ll arrive in Albuquerque to begin getting into the ballooning spirit with a visit to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, featuring one of the finest collections of ballooning memorabilia in the world. You’ll have the rest of the day free to explore Old Town before checking into the Hotel Albuquerque for a two-night stay. (B)

Day 5: Balloon Fiesta / Balloon Glow
Rise and shine for an early breakfast and a visit to the Balloon Fiesta Grounds to join in the exciting Mass Ascension where hundreds of colorful balloons soar into the sky. Later, after lunch and relaxation time on your own, you’ll head back to the Balloon Grounds to experience the Balloon Glow where lighted balloons provide an enchanted scene. (B)

Day 6: Gallup
This morning, you’ll visit the fascinating Indian Pueblo Cultural Center where the displays depict the development of the Pueblo culture from prehistoric times. Then, continue on to Gallup, New Mexico, in the heart of Indian Country, where you will spend the night at the southwestern-style Hampton Inn. (B)

Day 7: Scottsdale
Continue on to pretty Scottsdale and an overnight at The Holiday Inn Express & Suites with a Farewell Dinner included.(CB,D)

Day 8: Home
Talk about happy times all the way home. (B)