There may be some delays 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, our group leader will provide a program orientation. We'll then enjoy a short video introduction to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.Lodging: MCM Elegante HotelMeals Included: Dinner
We'll then go to Albuquerque's historic Old Town, the focal point of community life since it was founded in 1706. About ten blocks of historic adobe buildings surround the central plaza, including San Felipe de Neri Church, which was built in 1793 and is the oldest building in the city. The city's settlers built their homes, shops and government offices here; many of these have been converted into the restaurants, art galleries and shops that comprise Old Town today.Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: Evening at leisureLodging: MCM Elegante HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We'll return to the hotel for some leisure time before departing for our lunch destination.Lunch: Lunch at a selected restaurantAfternoon: After lunch, we'll visit the art museum at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
We'll then return to the hotel, where we'll hear an expert lecture about hot-air ballooning, followed by our program closing.
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 we'll have a variety of choices.Evening: As darkness falls, all the balloons will ignite their burners for the Special Shape Glowdeo. We'll remain for the AfterGlow Fireworks Show, then return to the hotel.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..
Breakfast this morning will be the last meal provided during this program.Meals Included: Breakfast