Enchanted New Mexico with Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta & Santa Fe


  • 8 days

  • New Mexico

  • Steady pace

tour : AFE

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Was from

£1,889pp

Now from

£1,700pp

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Overview

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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 historic Route 66, artsy Santa Fe, and the pilgrimage site of Chimayo are equally uplifting.

Want more tamales? More turquoise? More peppers? More pottery? Who doesn’t?! Extend your New Mexico vacation with two extra days in sunbaked Santa Fe and linger a little longer in the cafés, galleries, missions, and museums this is adobe haven is known for.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

ARRIVE IN ALBUQUERQUE

Day
1

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

Day
2

ALBUQUERQUE Opening Ceremonies and Mass Balloon Ascension. Visit to the International Balloon Museum. LF Tequila tasting and lunch. Balloon Glow and After-Glow fireworks show this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

ALBUQUERQUE

Day
3

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ALBUQUERQUE–SANTA FE

Day
4

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. Free time this afternoon and evening.
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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SANTA FE. EXCURSION TO CHIMAYO

Day
5

CHIMAYO Visit LF Santuario De Chimayo.
SANTA FE Lunch on the Santa Fe Plaza. Free time this afternoon before farewell dinner with live entertainment this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SANTA FE

Day
6

SANTA FE Free time this morning before transferring to your hotel near the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SANTA FE

Day
7

SANTA FE Free day includes admission at your leisure to the George O’Keefe Museum.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SANTA FE

Day
8

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

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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