*Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Dates: October 6-11, 2018

Meets: Sa, Su, M, Tu, W and Th from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Location: Holiday Inn

Single Occupancy: $1,650.00

OR

Requirement: Moderate to extensive walking.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a yearly hot air balloon festival that takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, during early October. The Balloon Fiesta is a nine-day event and has over 500 hot air balloons each year. The event is the largest balloon festival in the world. 

Day 1 – 

  • Welcome Dinner

A true journey this will be as we depart Omaha for one of the largest balloon festivals in the world. Today is a travel day taking us all the way to Colorado Springs where we will check into our hotel just before dinner for a true American feast.

Day 2 – 

  • Evening Session at Balloon Fiesta

We head out this morning with our eyes set to the south! Our afternoon will include lunch and a stop in Las Vegas, NM before arriving at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Albuquerque. This evening, its time for Balloons! Visit the balloon field for your first Fiesta experience!

Day 3 – 

  • Morning Session at Balloon Fest
  • Sandia Peak Tramway
  • Shopping at Old Towne

Today is definitely one to write home about! Bright and early we sail on over to the fair grounds for the "Dawn Patrol", "Special Shapes Rodeo" and the "Flying Competition". Then, you have the option to take an excursion and ride the Sandia Peak Tramway! Riding in a cable car to the top of Sandia Peak, you'll experience a difference in temperature but most importantly spectacular views of the valley below. We will head back to Albuquerque and the "Old Towne" for lunch.

Day 4 –

  • Morning Session at Balloon Fest
  • Rail Runner to Santa Fe

Today is much like yesterday. You have the option to visit the Balloon Fest for the morning and evening sessions. But today we have an exciting excursion for the afternoon. Take the Rail Runner to Santa Fe for the day and explore a vast array of shops and restaurants, chapels, churches, and more! Enjoy a spectacular lunch at "Cow Girl", then continue exploring this fascinating town! The day is up for adventure and exploration.

Day 5 –

  • Garden of the Gods
  • Cliff Dwellings
  • Evening Dinner in Manitou Springs

As the balloons sail away from Albuquerque, we will journey homeward. We have a few afternoon stops before arriving at our hotel in Colorado Springs. On our way to there we will tour Garden of the Gods, and have an option to tour the Cliff Dwellings or spend time in Manitou Springs. Dinner tonight is an exciting Mexican dinner experience in Manitou Springs. Finish the night with a ride north to Denver where we will check into our hotel. Relaxing in the mountain air has never felt so good.

Day 6 –

Grab a last cup of coffee before loading the coach for Omaha. We depart the Rockies for a comfortable ride home. Lunch will be in Sterling, CO with stops in Grand Island and Lincoln. You will leave with stories and memories of a lifetime.

Notes:

Must be 18 or older.
Fee: $1,650.00
Hours:144.00
CEUs:14.40

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)Single Occupancy$1,650.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Double Occupancy$1,150.00

Holiday Inn

Date Day Time Location
10/06/2018Saturday7 AM to 7 PM Holiday Inn
10/07/2018Sunday7 AM to 7 PM Holiday Inn
10/08/2018Monday7 AM to 7 PM Holiday Inn
10/09/2018Tuesday7 AM to 7 PM Holiday Inn
10/10/2018Wednesday7 AM to 7 PM Holiday Inn
10/11/2018Thursday7 AM to 7 PM Holiday Inn

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