Enchanted New Mexico with Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta (AF)

6 Day Tour from Albuquerque to Albuquerque

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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.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
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Enchanted New Mexico with Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta map

 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 1 dinner


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.

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ALBUQUERQUE

Welcome to Albuquerque! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink and presentation by a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local balloonist.

Day 2 ALBUQUERQUE

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

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 3 ALBUQUERQUE

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 ALBUQUERQUE–SANTA FE

ALBUQUERQUE Scenic drive on the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 SANTA FE. EXCURSION TO CHIMAYO

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

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch
DinnerDinner

Day 6 SANTA FE–ALBUQUERQUE

SANTA FE Morning drive to Albuquerque.
ALBUQUERQUE Your vacation ends at Albuquerque International Sunport Airport. Schedule departing flights after 11 am.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

LISA PERLA

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

It's my passion for travel that led me into the Travel Industry in 1999. Originally from New England, I love sharing the area's historical significance and quaint appeal, especially when the Fall colors are at their most brilliant. My heart especially lies in the West, though, with the overwhelming beauty of our parks and canyonlands. I truly enjoy sharing what this wondrous country has to offer, and my goal is for our guests to leave with once-in-a-lifetime memories.

Tour Director - LISA PERLA

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).