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The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta


One of our most popular fall trips, this incredible vacation sells out early every year. Featuring reserved upgraded seating in the Chasers Lounge. 


  • 4 balloon events: Balloon Glow, Special Shapes and Mass Ascensions
  • Upgraded seating in the Chasers Lounge
  • Ride the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway and have lunch with view 

While we don’t have the rates yet, we do know the dates. Here is your chance to get in early on the 2019 departure. A $250 deposit reserves your place until the final prices are received from the airline and hotel. Later this fall, we will bill you and give you the opportunity to take advantage of any Early Payment Di$counts.



Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Albuquerque in the late morning and enjoy lunch before checking into your hotel. Gather for a group orientation and enjoy the hotel’s awesome “Kickback” which includes complimentary hot food plus soda, beer and wine. Drury Inn & Suites – 3 nights (L)

Day 2

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta with over 600 balloons is the largest ballooning event and the most photographed event on earth. We have upgraded your experience to the Chasers Club Lounge which offers private seating on the field. Travel on the famous Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway. Enjoy the view and lunch on top at the new restaurant opening in the spring of 2019. (B,L)

Day 3

This morning is the Mass Ascensions; a launch of all the participating balloons. (Weather permitting, high winds could possibly cancel any events.) Enjoy a special tour at the Abruzzo Balloon Museum; back to the hotel to for some rest or an optional visit to Old Town this afternoon before tonight’s “Glowdeo” a static display of the special shape balloons. Following dinner is the spectacular afterglow fireworks! (B,D)

Day 4

One more Mass Ascension this morning. Lunch is included at the Route 66 Diner followed by a city tour before heading home. (B,L)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


Tuesday, October 8, 2019 to Friday, October 11, 2019

4 Days, 7 Meals

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner


Prices to be announced after December 1st

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