There may be a brief delay in room readiness as the hotel is usually full all during the event.
Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00-7:00 PMEvening: From 7:00-8:30 PM, we'll have a program orientation and introductions, plus a short video about "Balloon Fiesta: What to Expect" that will prepare you for Balloon Fiesta activities and events.Lodging: MCM Elegante HotelMeals Included: Dinner
At 8:45 AM bus departs for return to the hotel where there will be some free time from 9:00-11:00 AM. At 11:00, you'll depart for a visit to the National Hispanic Cultural Center and lunch.Lunch: Lunch at La Fonda del BosqueAfternoon: Bus returns to the hotel after visiting the art museum at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. From 2:00-4:00 PM, there will be two lectures in the hotel meeting room: "Albuquerque's International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta" and "Hot-Air Ballooning."
At 5:00 PM, the bus will depart for Balloon Fiesta Park.Dinner: Dinner will be "on your own" at Balloon Fiesta Park. There are many vendors selling food and drink at the park, so you'll have many choices.Evening: As soon as it begins to get dark, all the balloons will inflate in the darkness for the Twilight Twinkle Glow, followed by the AfterGlow Fireworks Show.
Bus will depart for the hotel after the fireworks show.Lodging: MCM Elegante HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
At 12:00 PM, bus departs for lunch destination.Lunch: Lunch at a selected restaurant from 12:30-1:30 PMAfternoon: After lunch, view exhibits at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and visit Albuquerque's historic Old Town. Bus returns to hotel at 5:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: Program closingLodging: MCM Elegante HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel offers free shuttle service to Albuquerque International Sunport.
Checkout time is 12:00 PM.Breakfast: Hotel dining room.
Your breakfast this morning will be the last meal provided during this program.Meals Included: Breakfast