New Mexico
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, Santa Fe Art and Culture
See hot-air balloons decorate the sky at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, learn about the history of the Pueblo Indians and discover Santa Fe.
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Program No. 15464RJ
7 days
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Turn your eyes skyward to New Mexico’s multi-colored tapestry of hot-air balloons at the region’s world-renowned Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Trace Native American life back hundreds of years and learn how Puebloans have managed to retain their lands and traditions for centuries. Enjoy an exceptional adventure that spotlights New Mexico, past and present.
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On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile over varied terrain. Elevations of 5,300-10,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On early morning excursions to Balloon Fiesta Park, view beautiful mass balloon ascensions.
  • Enjoy a full day in Santa Fe experiencing its abundant culture.
  • Learn about the area's Native American and Spanish history on visits to Petroglyph National Monument and the Coronado Historic Site.
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Lisa Wilder
Lisa Wilder is a former environmental field program leader at Antioch College and the University of California, as well as a wilderness skills instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School. In 2001, she moved to Guatemala to learn Spanish and began a fair trade beadwork business working with Mayan artisans. She currently lives in remote New Mexico, where she homesteads.
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