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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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 an exceptional adventure that spotlights New Mexico, past and present.
Activity Level
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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Tom Fisher
Tom Fisher began his career in ballooning when he attended his first Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in 1996. He purchased a balloon soon after, and earned his private pilot certificate in 1998 and his commercial certificate in 2001. Tom is an active member of the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association and the AAAA Education Foundation, and is a board member and docent for the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque Balloon Museum.
Tom Fisher
James McGrath Morris
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