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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

  • Thank you so much for sending me your 20th anniversary DVD of my Adventure Caravans' New York City 10 Day Rally. I really enjoyed this trip so much and meeting all the people on the trip. I enjoyed watching this video and it brought back so many wonderful memories.  I am really looking forward to taking another trip with Adventure Caravans! Would you please tell your staff what a pleasure it was meeting them and what a wonderful job they did on this trip and hopefully I will get to tour with them again soon. Thanks again for everything. 

    Mike Rimner
  • “Outstanding venues! Met our expectations for music exposure!”
    Larry & Karen Valdez
  • “We like the combination of enroute stops, free days to explore and planned AVC tours/activities. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour.”
    Winston & Linda Norris
  • “We had a great time with great people. Our hosts and co hosts couldn’t have made it better. Two thumbs up for Sandy & Hex, Tina & Claudia.”
    Edwin & Doreen Teall
  • “Fantastic experience to travel in RV and have guide and arrangements made. The freedom to deviate from the schedule gave freedom to do what you want. Logistics were excellent. Wagonmasters were very experienced to meet all needs of the caravan. Wonderful team.”
    Doug & Kay Marsh
  • First let me say that Barbara and I enjoyed the rally.  We would give it a solid 10+ points.  We look forward eagerly to our next adventure.  We would enthusiastically recommend Adventure Caravans to friends or strangers.  It was fun!

    Frank & Barbara McCollum

the Largest Ballooning event…in the World!

See the world’s largest Hot Air Balloon Show where balloons from around the world come together to experience the best flying conditions on the planet.  Imagine being parked in your own reserved area where you can conveniently view the drama from your own RV or our hospitality tent as hundreds of multi-colored hot air balloons of varied shapes and sizes ascend together.  Nothing can match the spectacle of these brightly colored airships soaring skyward.  It’s an inspiring sight and a thrill of a lifetime!

Even before the sun crests the Sandia Mountains, hundreds of hot air balloonists are readying their balloons to fly the cerulean desert skies of New Mexico in early October. You are invited to become a part of history as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta celebrates its annual festival. Observe the beauty of more than 800 graceful balloons in mass ascension, marvel at the skills of pilots in competitive events, watch the spectacular evening balloon glow ceremonies and the unbelievable special shapes ascension.  Experience the challenges of the chase crew or realize your secret dream of an optional ride into the crisp morning air in a giant rainbow-colored balloon.

The most photographed event in the world, Albuquerque is a mecca for pilots, photographers and observers alike. Join Adventure Caravans for this great Rally headed by our experienced staff that will ensure you have a memorable adventure.

In addition to fabulous Hot Air Balloon experiences, we take a tour of Old Town Albuquerque, visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, experience the thrill of the tram up Sandia Peak and have lunch at the top! We take the Acoma Pueblo Tour and journey up to Santa Fe for a day via the Turquoise Trail. Amazing we can fit it all in – 9 days of tours, balloon events and spectacular beauty. You can’t miss this rally!

RV CAMPING

We stay in the Balloon Festival RV Parking area with electric, water and mobile sewage service. The balloons ascend and when the wind is right, drift right over our rigs after take-off. The park is near the launch site and a free shuttle continually goes back and forth for those who want to talk to the pilots, walk amid the balloon gondolas, touch the balloons, help set them up, take them down or even volunteer to be part of a chase team.

 

Itinerary










Day 1
● Get Acquainted Reception & Orientation with Liquid Refreshments
Private Balloon Pilot Demonstration Hands-on-Demonstration of Balloon Flying by Experts
Oktoberfest Style Dinner Served in a Tent
Day 2
● Breakfast Served in Tent
● Dawn Patrol Show
● Morning Glow
● Opening Ceremonies
● Balloon Mass Ascension
● Chainsaw Carving Invitational
● Albuquerque Balloon Museum
● Twilight Twinkle Glow
America’s Challenge Gas Balloon Race Launch
● Afterglow Gala Fireworks Show
Day 3
● Breakfast Served in Tent
● Dawn Patrol Show
● Morning Glow
● Balloon Mass Ascension
● Traditional Champagne Brunch
● Fiesta of Wheels Car Show
● Chainsaw Carving Invitational
● Night Magic Glow
● Afterglow Gala Fireworks Show
Day 4
● Breakfast Served in Tent
● Dawn Patrol Show
● Balloon Flying Events & Competition
Albuquerque City Highlights Motorcoach Tour
● Tour of Old Town
● Turquoise Museum
● Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
● Indian Dancing Demonstration
● Dinner Served in Tent
Day 5
● Breakfast Served in Tent
● Dawn Patrol Show
● Balloon Flying Events & Competition
Albuquerque Motorcoach Tour
● Tram Ride to Sandia Peak – World’s Longest Tramway
● Lunch at High Finance Restaurant – Top of Sandia Peak
● Evening Social
Day 6
● Breakfast Served in Tent
● Dawn Patrol Show
● Morning Glow
● Flight of Nations Mass Ascension – and Flying Competition
Bernalillo County Motorcoach Tour
● Lunch at the Acclaimed El Pinto Restaurant
● Sky City Cultural Center
● Acoma Pueblo Tour
● Dinner Served in Tent
Day 7
● Breakfast Served in Tent
● Special Shapes Rodeo – Mass Ascension
● Balloon Flying Events & Competition
● Scenic Motorcoach Drive Along Turquoise Trail
Santa Fe City Motorcoach Tour
● Loretto Chapel & San Miguel Mission
● Special Shapes Glowdeo
● Afterglow Gala Fireworks Show
● Dinner Served in Tent
Day 8
● Breakfast Served in Tent
● Dawn Patrol Show
● Morning Glow
● Balloon Mass Ascension
● Chainsaw Carving Invitational
● Dinner Served in Tent
● Special Shapes Glowdeo
● Afterglow Gala Fireworks Show
Day 9
● Breakfast Served in Tent
● Dawn Patrol Show
● Morning Glow
● Balloon Mass Ascension
● Adventure Caravans’ Farewell Dinner Served in Tent
● Chainsaw Carving Invitational
● Music Fiesta featuring:
– Various Artists
– Night Magic Glow
– Afterglow Fireworks Show
Day 10
● Dawn Patrol Show
● Morning Glow
● Farewell Mass Ascension
● Breakfast Served in Tent
● Hugs & Good-byes

Tour Features

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Private Large Hospitality Tent for:
–    On-site Activities
–    To Host Lunches & Other Meals
–    Shelter if Inclement Weather
–    A Place to Meet with your Friends
–    Breakfast & Coffee Every Morning
Tent is lighted in the Evenings for Get-togethers

Excellent Viewing to Watch the Gala Fireworks Shows from your RV Parking Site

 

Testimonials

  • “Excellent management! Well orchestrated! Sandy & Hex went out of their way to ensure everyone’s needs were met. Great choice of shows!”
    Sue Roden
  • “This was our first tour and it exceeded our expectations!”
    Chris & Barb Christian
  • “Thank you for making all our dreams come true. Looking forward to all the new adventures with you next year.”
    Neal & Cassie Allred
  • “We had an enjoyable fun adventure in NYC.”
    Thomas & Shirley Lynch
  • “I never realized how beautiful Michigan is until I went on this tour!”
    George & Kathy Snyder
  • “We learned a lot about the area and went to wonderful museums.”
    Dave & Marge Thomas

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

  • Destination: Rallies | Nationwide & International RV Tours
  • Duration: 10 days
September 30 – October 09, 2016
Two Person / RV $3,195
One Person / RV $2,495
Additional Guest $1,395
October 06 – October 15, 2017
Two Person / RV $3,395
One Person / RV $2,695
Additional Guest $1,495
October 05 – October 14, 2018
Two Person / RV $TBD
One Person / RV $TBD
Additional Guest $TBD
October 04 – October 13, 2019
Two Person / RV $TBD
One Person / RV $TBD
Additional Guest $TBD

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