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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Oct. 5–8, 2018

Tour Operator: Sports & Entertainment Travel

Activity Level: Moderate

Hear the thrilling roar of hundreds of burners simultaneously igniting, turning the Balloon Fiesta Park into a remarkable site with hundreds of thousands of smiling, upturned faces, awestruck by the spectacular beauty of hot air balloons filling the New Mexico sky. Sit front and center at the Chasers’ Club hospitality patio for two morning and evening sessions featuring Dawn Patrol and Evening Glow. This specialty tour offers special access to experience the world-renowned attraction, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!

Please Note: This is the largest balloon event in the world and sells out quickly. UW Alumni Tours strongly recommends booking sooner rather than later as space is limited for this one-of-a-kind experience.


October 5

Check into your hotel and meet Sports & Entertainment Travel staff to pick up souvenirs and on-site travel documents. Evening welcome reception in Old Town to meet fellow travelers.

October 6 & 7

Early morning departure for Balloon Fiesta Park for Dawn Patrol and Mass Ascension. Mid-morning return to Old Town. Afternoon at Leisure. Late-afternoon return to Balloon Fiesta Park for the evening Balloon Glow. Access to Chasers’ Club hospitality (food and drink) available for both sessions. Musical performances, attractions, concessions and shops are located around the park.

October 8

Check out of your hotel and have a safe trip home!

Program Itinerary is subject to change. See final brochure for complete details.

Cost Details

Double Occupancy: $1,789 (per person)
Single Occupancy: $2,419

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