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Program #10427RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
John from San Antonio, TX Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/03/14 - 10/06/14
Balloon Fest was lots of fun. facilities were adequate but the logistics of getting in and out of balloon park were superb. Weather will have a great influence on the success of your visit.

Jeanette from Deshler, NE Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/07/14 - 10/10/14
This program is so worth every penny. If you love hot air balloons you will LOVE this program. It was so enjoyable!

Ronald from Pinetop, AZ Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 10/03/14 - 10/06/14
We were so happy we attended the Albequerque Balloon Fiesta by taking the Road Scholar Program. With 100,000 attending, it simplified our being a part o the festival. We were grateful for the transportation and how effortlessly we were able to enjoy the weekend.

ann marie from Sonoma, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/10/14 - 10/13/14
Even though Mother Nature stepped in with wind and brief rain the main day of ascension of so many balloons from before day light - and then final evening of fireworks was an amazing experience! Bring your energy for early morning risings and find those benches to sit down when you need to!

Kathryn from Fort Myers, FL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/07/14 - 10/10/14
If you have never been--- book it and go!!!

Leroy from Fort Myers, FL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/07/14 - 10/10/14
Road Scholar is the premiere program not just for travel but for learning while on the run.

June from Belpre, OH Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 10/07/14 - 10/10/14
This program was amazing and beyond my expectation.

Frederick from Lewisburg, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/10/14 - 10/13/14
There is probably no more convenient way to attend the balloon festival. Simply not needing to drive in the traffic congestion (that is an understatement) almost makes this program worth the money all by itself.

Donald from Escondido, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/03/14 - 10/06/14
Once again, this program makes the difference between a great event and chaos. If you want to see the balloon fiesta, this is the only sensible way to do it. To try this on our own, driving to that venue in a car, bad idea.

Thomas from Lawrenceville, GA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 10/07/14 - 10/10/14
This was an excellent program. Our group of about 45 had excellent accommodations at the Elegante. We had two early morning balloon lifts and our night Glow was cancelled due to weather - although the fireworks still occurred. The balloon festival was interesting in that you (and 1,000 other spectators) could mingle close-up with the balloon operators during the entire lift process. We stayed an extra two days and visited Sante Fe (via the Rail Runner) and the Acoma Pueblo. The shuttle at the Elegante was handy and useful. Free breakfast each morning. We are glad we chose this one.

Ivan from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/03/14 - 10/06/14
Very sensational ballooning event, but can be improved.

Virginia from Eau Claire, WI Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/03/14 - 10/06/14
Seeing the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque was a wonderful experience. It was great to have no worries about getting to the Fiesta. Being bussed there by our great bus driver, Billy, was great. Having the hospitality tent for us was a nice place to start. Being up close and personal to the balloonists and there balloons was great.

Mary from Clarkdale, AZ Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 10/11/13 - 10/14/13
If you love ballooning, join this activity. It will make you smile!!!

Leanna from Levelland, TX Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/11/13 - 10/14/13
A wonderful weekend. RS took care of all the transportation so it was hassle free on my part. The Balloon Fiesta did not disappoint & sides trips to museums were a great addition.

Sidney from Malvern, PA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/11/13 - 10/14/13
What a wonderful cultural and visual experience!

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