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Globus Enchanted New Mexico with Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta(AF)

6 Day Tour from Albuquerque to Albuquerque 
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 color. 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 vacation. Visits to artsy Santa Fe, and the pilgrimage site of Chimayo are equally uplifting.

Itinerary (2023)

 Welcome to Albuquerque! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink and presentation by a [LF] local balloonist.
 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)
 ALBUQUERQUE Visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Guided sightseeing includes Route 66 and Old Town. Guided tour of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Free time this evening. (B)
 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.
 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)
 SANTA FE Morning drive to Albuquerque.
ALBUQUERQUE Your vacation ends at Albuquerque International Sunport Airport. Schedule departing flights after 11 am. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Related Globus Tours

AF - Enchanted New Mexico with Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
AFE - With Santa Fe

Globus Pricing Details

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Globus Notes

Guests should expect sustained walking and standing. Schedule of fiesta events are subject to change and will be confirmed on tour. The Albuquerque Airport is approximately 1.5 hours from Santa Fe depending on traffic. Schedule departure flights accordingly.

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10/06/2023 $2,329.00
10/13/2023 $2,329.00
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