Experience the beauty and charm of the Southwest along with the greatest balloon festival in the world...The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®. Enjoy a single hotel stay in beautiful Santa Fe and experience the history and culture of the Land of Enchantment.
5 Days / 4 Nights
October 5, 2020
Round Trip Airfare
4 Nights Accommodations at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
7 Meals: 4 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®
Visit Taos Pueblo one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in North America
Experience Old Town Albuquerque
Santa Fe City Tour including Palace of the Governors and Loretto Chapel
Pueblo Cultural Center
Services of a Professional Conway Tour Manager
Rates include $82 in air transportation taxes and fees subject to change. All rates are based out of Boston and New York/New Jersey. Add $160 for Hartford.
Checked baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges for checked baggage. This information will be given with final documents.
Travel Insured International Protection Plan is available: $145pp Double/Triple/Single. $172pp Single for Hartford.
REAL ID OR PASSPORT REQUIRED: Beginning October 1, 2020, any adult 18 years and older must have the new REAL ID or a Passport to travel via air within the United States. Please contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for more information regarding a REAL ID.
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Today jet away to the "Land of Enchantment" fabulous New Mexico. Your accommodations for the next four nights are at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza located in charming Santa Fe. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at a popular restaurant.D
For your convenience a boxed breakfast will be included this morning. Today depart early for the Fiesta grounds to witness the 47th annual Balloon Fiesta® in Albuquerque. Founded in 1972, the Fiesta began with 13 balloons and has grown to over 500 participants representing countries throughout the world. It has emerged as the most photographed event in the world. At sunrise witness the ascension of hundreds of balloons as they paint the sky with picture postcard brilliance. Later explore Albuquerque and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center which depicts the history and culture of 19 Native American Pueblos. You have time to explore Old Town and its many adobe buildings that house numerous shops and restaurants before returning to Santa Fe via the picturesque "Turquoise Trail".B, D
This morning travel to Taos Pueblo, a village that has been inhabited for over 1000 years by Native Americans. Led by a native Indian tribe member enjoy a tour of this National Historic Landmark. Later explore historic Taos Plaza for lunch and enjoy some shopping and sightseeing. This evening you are free to explore Santa Fe on your own.B
Today explore Santa Fe with a local guide. You'll see the Palace of the Governors and the miraculous staircase at Loretto Chapel. Later you're free to explore one of America's most fascinating cities on your own. Discover century old buildings and narrow winding streets filled with museums and unique Southwestern shopping. This evening witness the outstanding Balloon Glow event. Just before dusk hundreds of balloons are ignited transforming the evening sky in a kaleidoscope of brilliant colors.B, D
You'll depart Santa Fe today and be transferred to the Albuquerque airport where you will jet back home with fond memories of New Mexico and the unforgettable display at the International Balloon Fiesta®.B
During your stay in Santa Fe, enjoy the opportunity to spend 4 nights in a national landmark. The Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza hotel is housed within a 300-year-old hacienda. This impressive property showcases the true essence of the Southwest with its exposed beams, rich red and brown hues and detailed decorative elements. Guests will enjoy accommodations with a flat-screen television, mini-refrigerator, in-room safe, coffee maker, telephone, iron/ironing board and hairdryer. A concierge, swimming pool, fitness center and restaurant are located on-site; or take advantage of its central location and walk to shops, restaurants, galleries and more during your visit here.