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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Offer Valid: 02/27/2023 - 08/31/2023
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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

featuring Santa Fe and Pecos National Historic Park

DAY 1 Arrive in Albuquerque: Each October, the skies of 

New Mexico are painted with hundreds of balloons as they lift 

off from Fiesta Park. This evening, join your Tour Manager for 

an orientation at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner. Meal: D

DAY 2 Balloon Fiesta’s “Mass Ascension” and Evening 

“Balloon Glow”: Depart very early for Fiesta Park. Founded 

in 1972, the Fiesta began with 13 balloons and has grown 

to more than 600 balloons from all over the world. View the 

“mass ascension” of these specially shaped balloons as 

they lift off at sunrise. Get ready for a real treat this evening 

at 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. Top off the evening 

with a vivid fireworks display. Meal: B

DAY 3 Albuquerque City Tour and Indian Pueblo Cultural 

Center: Today, enjoy a city tour and explore the history of 

Albuquerque. There is free time today to explore Old Town. 

Tonight, visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and enjoy 

a dinner featuring regional cuisine and an exclusive live 

performance from a Native American dance troupe.

Meals: B, D

DAY 4 Santa Fe Touring: A local Guide joins you for a 

walking tour of historic Santa Fe. Visit the Loretto Chapel, 

whose staircase in a marvel of architectural ingenuity. For 

shoppers, Governor’s Plaza will provide a variety of shops 

and artist studios. Meal: B

DAY 5 Pecos National Historic Park: Travel east of Santa Fe 

to visit Pecos National Historic Park, which features the ruins of 

Pecos Pueblo and Mission. Pecos is the site of the westernmost 

battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Glorieta Pass that was fought 

March 26-28, 1862. Tonight, enjoy dinner hosted by your Tour 

Manager. Meals: B, D

DAY 6 Depart for Home: A group transfer takes you to 

Albuquerque’s Sunport Airport for flights home departing after 

12:00pm. Meal: B

2023 Departure Date: October 13

Travelers Protection Plan (TPP) – $175 per person

This nonrefundable fee waives all cancellation fees when we are notified of cancellation one day before 

the tour departs. If you must leave the tour early due to personal illness, illness or death of a member of 

your immediate family, TPP guarantees full refund for any unused services after the departure of the tour. 

Other benefits include medical expenses for illness and injury, emergency transportation, 24 hour hot line, 

and lost or stolen baggage assistance. Return air transportation is included ONLY if your air tickets were 

provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours. If you purchase the optional Travelers Protection Plan (TPP), you 

will be refunded all payments, including deposit amount, less the TPP premium amount.

Cancellation Charges Without Traveler’s Protection Plan (TPP)

• 61 days or more: Deposit Amount

• 60 to 31 days prior: 20% of tour cost

• 30 to 15 days prior: 30% of tour cost

• 14 to 1 day prior: 40% of tour cost

• Day of departure or early departure from tour: 100% of tour cost

• No refund on unused portions of the tour

Exclusions: Mayflower Cruises & Tours reserves the right to alter its refund and cancellation policy when 

a substantial amount of cancellation or postponement of travel is attributable to: conditions resulting 

from an act of God, natural or man-made disaster, fire, government action, civil disorder, war, hostilities 

between nations, or unavailability of transportation through no fault of Mayflower Cruises & Tours. National Tour Association

FOR RESERVATIONS OR INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrea Auger Vacations by Andrea 760-730-3829

Tour Highlights


• 8 Meals: 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners

• Round trip airport transfers

• Spend three nights in historic Albuquerque, a city rich 

in Native American Culture

• Marvel at the “Mass Ascension” of the balloons and 

watch as the sky above Albuquerque fills with color in 

a spectacular display of sight and sound 

• Visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center with dinner and 

exclusive live performance of a Native American dance 


• Guided sightseeing tour of Albuquerque including

historic Old Town, a maze of cobbled courtyards, 

hidden patios and numerous galleries and shops

• Be amazed as all balloons fire their burners filling them 

with light at the evening Balloon Glow, followed by a 

spectacular evening fireworks display

• Spend two nights in Santa Fe, nestled in the Sangre de 

Cristo Mountains in the foothills of the Rockies

• Visit Pecos National Historic Park, site of the 

westernmost battle of the Civil War

• Embark on a walking tour of Santa Fe including 

Governor’s Plaza, San Miguel Mission and Loretto 

Chapel with its miraculous staircase

Pueblo ruins at Pecos National Historic Park



Call  Andrea for air rates and schedules from your city 

to and from Albuquerque.

2023 Departure Date Per Person Twin Single Room add

          October 13           $1,899              $729

Rooms for the night before the tour are available. 

Cost for a room in Albuquerque is $259, tax included.


Days 1 through 3 – Best Western Rio Grande Inn or Hilton 

Garden Inn, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Days 4 and 5 – Residence Inn or Fairfield Inn, Santa Fe

This Hot Deal is promoted by Vista Chamber of Commerce.