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The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (2022)

Overview

Featuring deluxe access to the Chasers Lounge and Gondola Club

Details

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in New Mexico and enjoy lunch before checking into your hotel. Albuquerque Marriott Hotel – 4 nights (L)

Day 2

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta with over 600 balloons is the largest ballooning and most photographed event on earth! We have upgraded your experience this morning to the Chasers Club Lounge, which offers private seating on the field. Travel on the famous Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway. This afternoon visit Old Town for shopping or return to the hotel for R&R. (FB,L)

Day 3

Watch the balloons from another private venue on the other side of the field this morning, the Gondola Club. Today is Special Shapes day, an extremely popular ascension with approximately 100 uniquely-shaped balloons. You might see Darth Vader and Yoda, a flying cow or even Smokey Bear just to name a few! On a docent-led tour of the Abruzzo Balloon Museum you’ll learn about hot air and gas balloons from the first flight in 1783 to the present. (FB)

Day 4

The Turquoise Museum is housed in a mansion full of antiques – one of Albuquerque’s top attractions! Tonight we re-group for the Fiesta’s "Glowdeo," a static display of special shape balloons. Dinner will be held in the private Gondola Club with live entertainment and an open bar. A spectacular afterglow fireworks show ends the night in style! (All events are weather permitting.) (FB,L,D)

Day 5

After a sleep-in morning attend the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival offering the works of over 200 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the US. Take a break from shopping and enjoy ongoing live entertainment and specialty food booths before heading to the airport for the return flight home. (FB)

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

Departures

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 to Saturday, October 8, 2022

5 Days
$2870
p.p./dbl.occ.
$3250
single

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