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 9:00 AM bus departs for return to the hotel where you'll have some free time from 9:30-10:30 AM. At 10:30, you'll depart for a visit to the National Hispanic Cultural Center and lunch.Lunch: Lunch at La Fonda del Bosque at the National Hispanic Cultural CenterAfternoon: Bus returns to the hotel after lunch. From 2:00-4:30 PM, there will be two lectures in the hotel meeting room on hot-air ballooning and the history of the balloon fiesta.
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 a number of choices.Evening: As soon as it begins to get dark, all the balloons will inflate in the darkness for the Night Magic Glow, followed by the AfterGlow Fireworks Show.
Bus will depart for the hotel after the fireworks show.Lodging: MCM Elegante HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
You'll visit the Anderson-Abruzzo Balloon Museum from 9:00-10:30 AM prior to returning to hotel for some relaxation time from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.
Bus departs for lunch destination at 12:00 PM.Lunch: Lunch at a selected restaurantAfternoon: After lunch, there will be an exploration of Old Town.
At 3:00 PM the bus departs for the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
Bus departs for the hotel at 5:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: From 7:00-9:00 PM, we'll have our program closing in hotel meeting room followed by videos about ballooning and its history.Lodging: 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