Enchanted New Mexico With The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
from $3060
Duration: 6 Days
Whoever said “Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows” never visited the enchanting state of New Mexico or attended the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Artists, writers, and poets have long been inspired by the hues of hot pinks, deep purples, and flaming oranges that dance daily across the mystical southwestern sky. But for one week in October, chasing rainbows becomes even easier as hundreds of hot air balloons take flight and turn the already stunning atmosphere into a kaleidoscope of dizzying colour. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta may be the largest balloon event in the world, yet its Mass Ascension, fiery Balloon Glow, evening fireworks, and other beloved rituals aren’t the only highlights on this vibrant New Mexico holiday. Visits to artsy Santa Fe, and the pilgrimage site of Chimayo are equally uplifting.

Please note: Itinerary is based on 2022, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN ALBUQUERQUE
Welcome to Albuquerque! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome drink and presentation by a [LF] local balloonist.
Day 2 ALBUQUERQUE
ALBUQUERQUE Opening Ceremonies and Mass Balloon Ascension. Visit to the International Balloon Museum. [LF] Tequila tasting and lunch at a famed local restaurant. Balloon Glow and After-Glow fireworks show this evening. (B,L)
Day 3 ALBUQUERQUE
ALBUQUERQUE Visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural centre. Guided sightseeing includes Route 66 and Old Town. Guided tour of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Free time this evening. (B)
Day 4 ALBUQUERQUE-SANTA FE
ALBUQUERQUE Scenic drive on the [LF] Turquoise Trail en route to Santa Fe. SANTA FE Guided trolley tour includes San Miguel Mission, the Palace of the Governors, the State Capitol, and Loretto Chapel including the "Miracle Stairway." Free time this afternoon and evening. (B) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Santa Fe by browsing the galleries and artisan shops. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 5 SANTA FE. EXCURSION TO CHIMAYO
CHIMAYO Visit [LF] Santuario De Chimayo to learn about the miraculous healing powers that still attract thousands of pilgrims each year. SANTA FE Lunch at a hidden gem local restaurant on the Santa Fe Plaza. Free time this afternoon before farewell dinner with live Mariachi performers this evening. (B,L,D)
Day 6 SANTA FE-ALBUQUERQUE
SANTA FE Morning drive to Albuquerque. ALBUQUERQUE Your holiday ends at Albuquerque International Sunport Airport. Schedule departing flights after 11 am. (B)
Departure Date:
2023-10-13
Return Date:
2023-10-18
Single : 4275NZD
Triple : 3060NZD
Twin : 3309NZD
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Departure Date:
2023-10-06
Return Date:
2023-10-11
Single : 4275NZD
Triple : 3060NZD
Twin : 3309NZD
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