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Enchanted New Mexico with Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
October 10-15, 2025

6 Day Tour from Albuquerque to Albuquerque


October 10-15, 2025


A Globus trip with special group pricing from Blue Skies Travel 

 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 New Mexico 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 Balloon Glow, evening fireworks, and other beloved rituals aren’t the only highlights on this vibrant New Mexico vacation. Visits to Santa Fe, and the Miracle Stairway are equally uplifting.

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Day 1: Arrive in Albuquerque, NM

Welcome to Albuquerque!

At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. You’ll also enjoy a special presentation from a local balloonist, who will educate you on the sport of ballooning and what you’ll experience.


DoubleTree By Hilton Albuquerque


You will be welcomed by the signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, comfortable accommodations, modern amenities, and a superb location. Situated downtown, it's the closest hotel to the Albuquerque Convention Center and is connected by underground concourse. Complimentary shuttle service is available to shopping, dining and entertainment within a three-mile radius. 

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Day 2: Albuquerque

Experience this morning’s pre-dawn Opening Ceremonies and the unforgettable Mass Balloon Ascension. Then, visit a traditional New Mexican restaurant for a festive lunch and margaritas. This evening, catch the popular Balloon Glow, where all balloons fire up their burners and light up at the same time, and the amazing After-Glow Fireworks show.

Breakfast, Lunch included today.


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Day 3: Albuquerque


This morning, llearn about New Mexico’s legendary covert military projects, including the Manhattan Project, with a guided tour of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. The museum provides an objective, accessible window into the past, present, and future of nuclear science from the origins of atomic theory to modern-day advances in nuclear medicine. Then, visit the museum and crafts market of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Tonight is at leisure.

Breakfast included today.


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Day 4: Albuquerque - Santa Fe

Today, travel along the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway to Santa Fe. This scenic drive passes through the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, past wide-open spaces, and dramatic scenery. Arrive in Santa Fe, the oldest seat of government in the U.S. Experience this city up close as you embark on a city sightseeing tour, including the San Miguel Mission, the Palace of the Governors, the State Capitol, and Loretto Chapel’s “Miracle Stairway.” Next, take a captivating glimpse into the diversity of folk art from around the world. The Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe allows you to explore a vast collection of traditional textiles, ceramics, paintings, and other unique objects that showcase the rich cultural heritage of different regions and communities.

Breakfast included today.


Hilton Of Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Housed in a landmark 300-year-old hacienda, the Hilton captures the magic of the Southwest and its rich cultural heritage in a luxury boutique hotel experience featuring modern amenities in the heart of Santa Fe's historic downtown.

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Day 5: Santa Fe Excursion to Bandelier


This morning, explore the world of the ancient Anasazi Puebloans and their cliff dwellings, and the museum at Bandelier National Monument. Return to Santa Fe Plaza for lunch at a celebrated local restaurant. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore the plaza or renowned local art galleries. This evening, enjoy a festive farewell dinner with live entertainment.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included today.


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Day 6: Sante Fe - Albuquerque

Safe travels until we meet again!

Your vacation ends at Albuquerque International Sunport Airport. Schedule departing flights after 11 am.



Double occupancy rates per person - $3,419

Travel protection per person - $359 ​

A deposit of $250 per person is due upon reservation. Space is limited and reservations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Final payment is August 11, 2025

Ask me about airfare as well as extra nights in Albuquerque.

Rates, availability and all terms and conditions subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Don't miss out; contact Margo McDonough​ at Blue Skies Travel Center today.

302-893-4571 or

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