Land of Enchantment: New Mexico Balloon Festival

      Albuquerque, NM, USA

      OE
      23 reviews
      Oct 10 - 16, 2024
      Group size: 20 - 35
      Land of Enchantment: New Mexico Balloon Festival
      Albuquerque, NM, USA

      23 reviews

      Oct 10 - 16, 2024
      Group size: 20 - 35

      About this trip

      New Mexico and Balloon Festival! 

      Discover the Land of Enchantment on an unforgettable journey this fall, centered around the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico's signature event. Enjoy Native American culture, historical Taos, stunning Santa Fe, views from Sandia Peak, loads of Nuclear history, and some of the best food you can find. This winding adventure through the expansive vistas and boundless skies of the Southwest's magnificent deserts promises an experience like no other.


      At the core of this expedition lies the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, renowned as the world's largest balloon festival and a must-have on every adventurer's bucket list. Picture yourself surrounded by hundreds of vibrant balloons gracefully ascending against the backdrop of the Sandia Mountains in the serene morning light. The desert sunrise paints the sky with luminous hues as skilled pilots navigate their colorful vessels toward the heavens. Witness the Mass Ascension in the morning one day and the captivating After Glow event in the evening on another, where you can stroll amidst the balloons, their propane burners casting a twinkling glow against the deep blue canvas of the sky. This tour promises to etch indelible memories of the Southwest's expansive deserts and limitless skies.

      What’s included

      • All Accommodation
      • All Transportation
        Airfare from PDX, Luxury motor coach
      • Meals
        6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners (please note: on the two days when dinner is not provided, the Drury has several options of hot/cold food and alcoholic beverages available for guests in the lobby)
      • All Entrances
      • Tour Director
      • All Tips and Gratuities
        OregonWest will provide all tips and gratuities for meals, hotels, drivers, guides, and Tour Director. If you feel you have received excellent service and wish to provide an additional tip, you may.

      What’s not included

      • Personal Spending
      • Alcoholic Drinks

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy
      Available until September 10, 2024

      Price is per person Double Occupancy. Includes all activities and Includes Roundtrip airfare from Portland International Airport to Albuquerque International Airport.  

      $4,669
      Deposit: $200
      Single Occupancy
      Available until September 10, 2024

      Price is per person Single Occupancy. Includes all activities and Includes Roundtrip airfare from Portland International Airport to Albuquerque International Airport. 

      $5,739
      Deposit: $200


      Itinerary

      Day 1 - Oct. 10, 2024
      Arrive in Albuquerque

      Fly non-stop from PDX early in the afternoon and arrive in Albuquerque where we will head to Uptown and check into the Albuquerque Marriott. After getting settling into your comfortable surroundings, we head out for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant. 

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      OE
      OregonWest Excursions
      23 reviews
      OregonWest Excursions has been providing luxury travel for mature guests for more than 20 years. We pride ourselves on a personal touch and ensuring our guests stay in the finest hotels and enjoy the best food and excursions available in every destination.

      Reviews

      I had a great time, great food, excellent Tour Guide. Two out of the three accommodations were exceptional, Astoria not so much.
      By Darlene H for Oregon Coast Scenic Railway Signature Excursion on Jul 15, 2024
      We really enjoyed this trip. Chris did a excellent job and we hope that we are fortunate to be able to use him again in the future. The only complaint is that here was way too much walking on this trip. Everyone on this tour thought so also. I would suggest using more public transportation for getting around in Boston.. Thank you
      By Gary B for Stars, Stripes and Boston Delights on Jul 11, 2024
      The first three nights in the cabins, was horrible, they were small, uncomfortable and not worth what you paid for. The trip was wonderful, informative and very enjoyable. Ed was enjoyable and very knowledgeable about the area we were in. Uplifting when we were so tired from all the many things we did. You might keep in mind our age group, when planning our trips.
      By Dagmar M for Western Landmarks: Cowboys, National Parks & Monuments on Jun 27, 2024
      Wonderful group of travelers on this trip. Beautiful scenery and awe inspiring sights at every turn. Ed was an informative and fun travel guide.
      By Steven T for Western Landmarks: Cowboys, National Parks & Monuments on Jun 25, 2024
      I had an amazing time. We got to see and learn so much in the eight days. Edwardo was excellent in his knowledge, as well as making sure we were all happy. I loved making new friends, being safe and No Worries. I am excited for Ireland and Iceland. As well as will sign up for Italy with Edwardo next year.
      By Cynthia A for Western Landmarks: Cowboys, National Parks & Monuments on Jun 25, 2024
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