USA – New Mexico Balloon Fiesta & Santa Fe

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October 5, 2022
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5 Days
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Albuquerque International Sunport
Max People : 12
Overview

There is no view more vivid and fascinating than the sight of thousands of balloons ascending into the shimmering blue sky on an early autumn morning. The tour of New Mexico Balloon Fiesta Park will remain etched in your mind forever. Ride the hot air balloon across the sky and soak in the fabulous views of New Mexico during the flight. The dreamy experience of riding the balloon will make you want to take part in the tour again and again. Alight from the sky-high tour and explore the rugged terrain of New Mexico with hike and treks. Admire the view of the red and gold sunrise between the dunes of white sand, which soak in every last drop of beauty that New Mexico has to offer.

Highlights
Visited Places:

• Albuquerque

• New Mexico Balloon Fiesta Park

• Scandia Crest

• Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks

• Santa Fe at the foothills of Sangre de Cristo

• New Mexico History Museum

Travel Experience:

• Hot air balloon ride

• Museum tour

• Mexican cuisine and culture

• Hiking

• Nightlife

• Balloon ascension

6 Reasons To Book This Trip

1. Affordable Adventure – Traveling with a like-minded group is not only fun but also it’s cost-effective instead of traveling solo.

2. Forget About The Planning – We take care of permits, transportation, and logistics, so all you have to do is show up.

3. Shared Photos – At the end of every trip we will have a google photo album where we share our wonderful tour pictures. We can also share to this website and multiply the memories!

4. Make New Friends – On every trip you will meet new people, it’s a good opportunity to make friends for your life while enjoying the group event.

5. Group Leader –  Event organizer will be there every step of the way, making sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

6. Unforgettable Memories – All events are designed keeping in mind to have an unforgettable memory of your lifetime.

Notes
Tour Start

Albuquerque

Tour End

Albuquerque

Destination

usa

Flights
  • Arrival: Day01 before 3pm (flexible)
  • Return: Day05 must be after 5 pm
Airport: Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)
Meeting Point
  • The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.
  • More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp
Availability
  • Seat available till the booking is open!
  • Balance due 2 months before the tour departure date!
* Minimum number of members requires for all group tour. Please confirm with the organizer before any flight booking!
Itinerary
Day01

Arrival at Albuquerque

Description:

The grand road tour of New Mexico begins with the arrival at Albuquerque International Airport before four in the evening. There are no activities planned for the day, so you may feel free to venture out on your own. The largest city of Mexico, Albuquerque, nestled amid the desert, boasts of modern Downtown and ancient Old Town as well. Explore the quaint and charming Spanish colony and stay at the hotel overnight.

Activities Included:
  • N/A – Free time 
Accommodation:
  • Overnight hotel stay in Albuquerque
Day02

Balloon Ride and the White Sand

Description:

If you are touring New Mexico during the autumn season, then you are in for a day of wanderlust treats. The warm mornings, mellow afternoons, and breezy evenings are ideal for adventures and excitements. Riding the hot air balloon in this weather is going to be so much fun and enthralling too. The gentle wind currents blow in a boxed pattern amid the mountain range in the east and the low river valley in the west, leading to the creation of the Albuquerque Box. Begin the day with a hot air balloon ride. Feast your eyes on the fascinating views from up above the world and indulge in the grand champagne ceremony after the flight. Take a tour of White Sands National Monument next before heading back to the hotel.

Activities Included:
  • Balloon Ride & Morning Show
  • White Sands National Park
  • Walking & Hiking
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Overnight hotel stay near White Sands
Day03

Albuquerque to Balloon Fiesta

Description:

Relish the view of the golden sunrise at daybreak at the white sand dunes and then walk along the short trails to explore the beautiful location. Drive back to Albuquerque Hotel to take part in the evening session of the balloon fiesta. Enjoy three of the most exciting events ever, which are the Laser Light Show, AfterGlow Fireworks Show, and Special Shape Glowdeo.

Activities Included:
  • Evening Balloon Fiesta
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Overnight stay in Albuquerque
Day04

Santa Fe

Description:

Attend the morning session of Balloon Fiesta and enjoy the thrilling events that include Laser Light Show, Morning Glow, Sawn Patrol, and Mass Ascension. Mass Ascension is the grand launch of several balloons that make for the most spectacular view of lights and colors. Drive over to Scandia Crest to catch a glimpse of the floating balloons in the sky. Continue towards Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks or the steep white cliffs. Go hiking at the jagged volcanic rocks and then drive over to Santa Fe at the foothills of Sangre de Cristo. Visit the New Mexico History Museum and indulge in the nightlife of Santa Fe before calling it a day.

Activities Included:
  • Scandia summit drive
  • Tent Rocks – Hiking
  • Santa Fe Downtown
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Overnight hotel stay in Santa Fe
Day05

Santa Fe to Airport

Description:

Set out on a walking tour of the beautiful town of Santa Fe right after breakfast. Check out of the hotel at eleven in the morning and enjoy the last day of the trip with everyone. Go on a fun shopping spree and sample the local Mexican cuisine at the restaurants and bars of Santa Fe before bidding farewell to the tour rep and tourist group members. Drive to the airport and catch the flight back home in time. Take back home a host of beautiful memories and travel photos to be shared with your loved ones.

Activities Included:
  • Santa Fe – Free time for shopping and exploration
  • Airport Transfer
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Inclusions

Price Includes

  • 04 Night Hotel Stay (Double Occupancy)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All transportation by SUV / VAN
  • 1 Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • 1 Evening Balloon Fiesta session
  • 1 Morning Balloon Fiesta session
  • Tour leader / Event host

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Any meals unless specified above
  • Personal Expenses
  • Airport Tax / Travel insurance
  • Tips
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FAQ

I'm a solo traveler, can I still join the tour?

Yes of course, As all our tours are for solo travelers. You will travel with like-minded and fun-loving people who like to explore new destinations and activities like yourself.

I want to join with my partner or friends; is it possible?

No condition for fun! You can always join the group tours with anyone by your side either your partner or a group of crazy friends. We make sure to arrange accommodation and all other activities accordingly. Do you want to know the lined-up list of tours; please check our tour finder section for more details.

I am travelling solo, do I have to pay single supplement?

No. All trip prices are based on double occupancy rooms. You will be paired with another solo traveler of the same gender to share the accommodation. If you enrolled with another person, you’ll room with that person. Although single supplement option is available if you prefer a room for yourself. If you are interested in a single room please select the single supplement package while booking.

What are the accommodation options?

We offer luxurious hotels, budgeted motels, spontaneous camps, handy lodges and every other possibility at your destination.

What is cancellation policy?

If you cancel your booking cancellation fees could apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:

More than 60 days prior to departure you will receive a full refund less deposit amount
Between 45 to 60 days prior to departure we will retain the deposit or 50% of the amount paid (whichever is greater)
Less than 45 days prior to departure we receive the right to not refund any of the costs paid

Do I need a Travel Medical insurance?

Yes, Travel insurance is required for all international trips. Insurance covers (and reimburses you) for things like trip cancellation, trip interruption, and trip delay, lost or delayed baggage, medical coverage, medical evacuation, etc.

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Lei Wang

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The tour is fantastic. I really enjoyed the hot air balloon ride. Himanshu and Judy were wonderful too. They made sure we had a good time. I am also so glad to meet other fellow travelers, the friendship that we developed during the trip was a nice experience. Thank you.

October 22, 2021