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
We'll then visit the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum before returning to the hotel for some leisure time.
Bus departs for the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center at 12:00 PM.Lunch: Lunch at a selected locationAfternoon: After lunch, we'll view exhibits at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and visit Albuquerque's historic Old Town. Bus departs for the hotel at 5:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: Evening at leisureLodging: MCM Elegante HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Return to the hotel for some leisure time.
At 11:00 AM, we'll depart for the National Hispanic Cultural Center.Lunch: Lunch at La Fonda del Bosque at the National Hispanic Cultural CenterAfternoon: 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." We'll have our program closing following the second lecture.
At 5:00 PM, the bus will depart for Balloon Fiesta Park.Dinner: Dinner will be "on our 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 Special Shape Glowdeo, followed by the AfterGlow Fireworks Show.
Bus will depart for the hotel after the fireworks show.Lodging: MCM Elegante HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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