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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
6 Day Package
Tour Dates: October 12 - 17, 2018
Air Included!

Price Per Person:
$2249.00 Double Occupancy
$2839.00 Single Occupancy


Watch hundreds of colorful balloons ascend into the desert sky at the Albuquerque Balloon 
Fiesta. Explore beautiful Santa Fe and ride the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad. Visit the Taos and 
Acoma Pueblos. Stay two nights in Albuquerque and three in Santa Fe.
Daily Itinerary:
Day 1
Friday, October 12th        Albuquerque & Acoma                              (L)
Fly from San Francisco to Albuquerque, staying two nights at the Hilton Garden Inn. Enter 
ancient Acoma Pueblo, set high on a mesa for protection from maudauding Indians.

Day 2 Saturday, October 13th      Balloon Mass Ascension & Balloon Glow                   (B, D)
Just after dawn, watch the Mass Ascension, the Balloon Fiesta’s signature event where hundreds of colorful balloons rise in waves from the desert floor. Visit the International Balloon Museum before learning about turquoise at the Turquoise Museum. At tonight’s Balloon Glow you may walk among the hot air balloons softly glowing from the light within.
Day 3 Sunday, October 14th        Tram Tour of Santa Fe & History or Art                        (B, D)
Spend the day in Santa Fe, the old Spanish capitol, end of the Santa Fe trail, part of Route 66 and fine art mecca. Take a tram tour of Santa Fe, exploring its 500 years of history and its modern beauty. Choose a free afternoon to 
explore the city, a visit to the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, or a visit to the oldest public building in the United States, the Palace of Governors and the Santa Fe History Museum. Stay three nights at the Hilton Santa Fe.
Day 4 Monday, October 15th          Taos Pueblo, Kit Carson & Art                                       (B, D) 
Tour the 1,000 year old Taos Pueblo, set beside the Sangre de Christo Mountains, before free time around the Taos Square. Visit the home of explorer Kit Carson’s and the Harwood Art Museum, dedicated to the art of Northern New Mexico. 
Day 5
Tuesday, October 16th Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad                        (B, L, D) 
Travel through Northern New Mexico’s desert landscape, made famous the painters such as Georgia O’Keefe. Ride the scenic Cumbres & Toltec steam railroad into southern Colorado. Its path through steep passes and deep gorges was an engineering feat for the time. 

Day 6
Wednesday , October 17th                                                                                              (B, L)
Visit the Sanctuary of Chimayo, known as the “America’s Lourdes.” Shop for Chimayo Chilies and other New Mexican foods. 
Additional Information:
Trip Features
•Roundtrip Airfare & Airport transfers
•5 Nights Hotel Accommodations
•12 Meals (5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners)
•2 Balloon Fiesta events, the Mass 
   Ascenscion and the Balloon Glow
•International Balloon Museum
•Acoma Pueblo
•Turquoise Museum
•Santa Fe tram tour & Old Town Santa Fe
  Georgia O’Keefe Museum or Palace of the    Governors 
•Santa Fe’s Old Town
•Taos Pueblo
•Cumbres & Toltec steam train
•Kit Carson House
•Harwood Art Museum
•Sanctuary de Chimayo
•Motorcoach Transportation
•Escorted trip
Activity Requirement- We will be in the high desert up to 7,200 feet. At Taos and Acoma Pueblos we will walk over uneven, unpaved ground and will stand during the tours.

Payment
$500 deposit per person due upon signup
$1000 payment due April 1st
Balance due July 1st



Cancellation Policy
121 or more days prior to departure - Full refund minus administrative fee
120 or less days prior to departure - no refund
$100 administrative fee on all refunds


Trip insurance available and recommended


 
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