10427
New Mexico
Highlights of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Discover ancient petroglyphs, explore unique museums and learn the history, science and art of ballooning as you experience the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
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Program No. 10427RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
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At a Glance

Experience the best of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, study the history of hot-air ballooning and feel the excitement of the Special Shape Rodeo or Mass Ascension during three visits to the Balloon Park. Learn how balloons are made, how they are inflated and what pilots need to know to fly them. Discover why Albuquerque is such a perfect place for this world’s premier ballooning event.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile over uneven grass and paved surfaces in the dark at Balloon Fiesta Park; climb a flight of stairs. Standing up to an hour on field trips. Elevations of 5,300 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Watch the pilots and their crews prepare huge and intricately constructed balloons for inflation and flight.
  • See a fireworks presentation and balloon entries from countries around the world.
  • Learn about the history and science of ballooning at the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.
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Adrienne Prince
Adrienne Prince grew up and was educated in Germany, England and Italy, and has traveled throughout that continent, the Middle East and India. Being at home in the world helps paint a larger context to the history of the Southwest and the U.S. For the past 12 years she has been leading groups throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. When she is not on the road she lives in Santa Fe, N.M. and enjoys photography, collaging and studying the wisdom traditions of East and West.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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