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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
with Mayflower Tours


Up, Up, and Away! Book by July 31 - 2009 and Save $100 per couple!

 Departure: October 2, 2009
5 Days - 3 Meals

What could be more glorious than the sight of hundreds of brilliantly colored hot air balloons set against a blazing Southwestern sunset? Imagine a blue sky filled with a kaleidoscope of dazzling colors and shapes. That’s what you’ll experience at the world’s largest balloon event, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.

Your spirits will soar as you watch more than 700 balloons from all over the world ascend into the skies during your four nights in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rise bright and early to witness the Opening Ceremonies, which are followed by a grand “Mass Ascension,” as hundreds of balloons - some vibrant, some whimsical - fill the skies over the grounds.

Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension

During your visit, you’ll also enjoy the Balloon Glow, a signature Fiesta event that’s guaranteed to set the night sky ablaze. Just before dusk, nearly 500 balloons are tethered over the fiesta grounds. In unison, the pilots set their burners aglow, creating a luminous, magical display, followed by a spectacular fireworks show. It’s a pyrotechnical display you’ll not soon forget.

Balloon Glow

Journey Back in Time at
Old Town Albuquerque

Albuquerque Old Town

Established as a colonial farming village in 1706, Albuquerque’s Old Town neighborhood still bears the mark of its Spanish founders. Through narrow brick pathways to Spanish-style plazas and 18th-century adobe architecture, you’ll explore the heritage of Albuquerque’s varied past, guided by a local expert on the region’s history and culture.

Old Town Albuquerque

Bandelier National Monument

The ancestors of modern Pueblo people built thriving communities in the area called Bandelier about 600 years ago. Several thousand Ancestral Pueblo dwellings are found among the pink mesas and its sheer-walled canyons.

Bandelier National Monument Entrance Building

Escape to Santa Fe and
Old World Wonders

We’ll head north along the picturesque Jemez Mountains to Santa Fe, the oldest capital city in the United States. We enjoy a walking tour of Santa Fe’s historic district and visit Loretto Chapel. Constructed in 1873, this striking gothic chapel houses the Miraculous Staircase, a marvel of architectural ingenuity that some claim was designed and built by St. Joseph himself!

Loretto Chapel Staircase

For the shoppers, Santa Fe is a dream come true. Governor’s Plaza is home to countless shops and artists studios.

Let Your Spirits Soar!

Spectacular sights await at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta! Don’t miss this chance to feel the joy and excitement of this internationally renowned event!

Get Ready To Join Us!
You'll Be Glad You Did!

Hotel Accommodations:

Best Western Rio Grande Inn, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Your Day by Day Itinerary


Price: $1049.00 
   per person double

Single Supplement: $479

$200 non-refundable deposit per person without Travelers Protection Plan

$300 Deposit per person
with Travelers Protection Plan 

Mail Deposits and Final Payments to:

The Glade Explorers Travel
10 Prestonwood Terrace
Fairfield Glade, TN 38558

For Information Contact:
Elaine Johnston

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