15464
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.
Rating (4.57)
Program No. 15464RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
2,499
Special Offer
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At a Glance

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 a one of a kind experience learning about New Mexico and the world's premier ballooning event.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles over varied terrain. Standing for up to three hours. Elevations of 5,300-7,000 feet.Those going on the balloon ride must be able to climb into/out of the basket which are approximately 4 feet tall. Some days will include very early departure times for the mass accessions at Balloon Fiesta Park.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover Balloon Fiesta Park where you will experience beautiful balloons up close -- from set up and inflation, to flight.
  • Enjoy a full day in Santa Fe experiencing its abundant culture and learn about the area's Native American and Spanish history.
  • Learn about the history and science behind hot air ballooning from a local pilot and expert.

General Notes

Balloon Ride at added cost. Max of 160 participants, divided into four groups of 40 for some activities. Please note: Balloon ride participants will not be able to accompany non-balloon ride participants on the morning of this event.
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Tom Fisher
Tom Fisher has been an FAA certified commercial hot air balloon pilot for 22 years and can usually be seen flying in and around the state of New Mexico. He has flown in the Balloon Fiesta for the last 22 years. Tom was a latecomer to ballooning as he started ballooning at age 50. Before this adventure, he served the Indian Health Service for 35 years before retiring on June 2005. He was the director of the agency's telecommunications division.

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

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Christopher Gibson
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Elizabeth Mesh
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