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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Marsha Drennon
Marsha Drennon worked as an administrator and educator in higher education for nearly 40 years, with both public and private colleges and universities. She has served as president, vice president, headmistress and several other leadership positions at numerous New Mexico institutions, and is excited to share her deep and unique knowledge of the area with Road Scholar participants in the future.
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James McGrath Morris
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Marsha Drennon
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Lisa Wilder

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