Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Travel with Us to Albuquerque – October 13-18, 2017
Friday, October 13
On Friday, we will arrive in Albuquerque and settle into our home for the next few nights at The Best Western Rio Grande Inn. We’ll enjoy time to relax prior to a group dinner.
Saturday, October 14
After enjoying an included breakfast, we will depart for the Opening Ceremonies at the Fiesta Grounds. Founded in 1972, the Balloon Fiesta began with 13 balloons and has grown to more than 600 balloons from all over the world!
You’ll be able to view the “mass accession” of these specially-shaped balloons as they lift off at sunrise. A local guide will then join us for a tour of Albuquerque. (Lunch and dinner not included)
Sunday, October 15
After an included breakfast, you are free to explore the city of Albuquerque at your leisure. That evening, we will enjoy the Balloon Glow event!
Just before dusk, the burners of nearly 500 balloons are ignited and the evening sky fills with a kaleidoscope of brilliant, luminous color. As if that wasn’t enough, the evening will be topped off with a fireworks display! (Lunch and dinner not included)
Monday, October 16
Following an included breakfast, we will check out of the hotel in Albuquerque and board our coach for Santa Fe, where we will join a local guide for a walking tour of the historic part of the city. Among the places we’ll visit will be the the Loretto Chapel, a marvel of architectural ingenuity, and the Governor’s Plaza, which houses a variety of shops and artists’ studios.
Then, we will make our way to our new home for the next two nights at the Hilton Buffalo Thunder in Santa Fe. (Lunch and dinner not included)
Tuesday, October 17
After enjoying an included breakfast, we will board the coach and head east to Pecos National Historic Park, which features the ruins of Pecos pueblo and mission. Pecos is the site of the western-most battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Florieta Pass, fought March 26-28 in 1862.
That evening, a group dinner will follow.
Wednesday, October 18
On Wednesday, we will conclude our trip by traveling back to Albuquerque, and then home to Sioux Falls.
Cost per Person (including airfare from Sioux Falls):
Single – $2,575.00*
Double – $1,960.00*
*The included airfare is based on current rates and is subject to change until ticketed. Any change(s) will be reflected in the final bill.
A $250.00 deposit is due upon registration, with the final payment being due on July 13, 2017. For more information, contact Deb at (605) 335-5116.