Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
& National Parks
Visit Las Vegas, 2 national parks and the spectacular Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta on this once in a lifetime tour! Your journey begins with your flight to Las Vegas; enjoy a leisurely three night stay. Then travel to Grand Canyon National Park for a tour before continuing to Williams, AZ for one night. Next, enjoy a tour of the Petrified Forest National Park before traveling to Albuquerque where you enjoy a leisurely three night stay. Highlights of your trip are sure to be the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta’s early morning Mass Ascension where hundreds of uniquely shaped balloons all lift off and the evening Balloon Night Glow Illumination event complete with fireworks! Finally you fly home with wonderful memories of this Legendary Journey!
DEPARTURES 2017: October 2 & October 6
02 2017 ITINERARY
Day 1 | Fly to Las Vegas
Today you fly to Las Vegas and check into the first-class (3-star) Excalibur or Luxor Resort(or similar) for three nights.
Day 2 | Las Vegas at Leisure
Enjoy a day of fun and exploration of this magnificent city.
Day 3 | Las Vegas at Leisure
Enjoy another day of fun in this wonderful city. While here, don’t miss the Fremont Street Experience, home of the most spectacular light and sound shows in Las Vegas. The five-block pedestrian mall, 90-foot canopy has more than 2.1 million lights and 540,000 booming watts of sound that provide one of the most breathtaking shows in Las Vegas. There are several different shows nightly, starting at dusk. Best of all, the shows are free!
Day 4 | Travel to Williams, AZ
Today you travel to Williams, AZ. On the way, enjoy a tour of Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim. The Grand Canyon is more than a great chasm carved over millennia through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau. This canyon is a gift that transcends what we experience. Its beauty and size humble us. Later, check into a first-class (3-star) Holiday Inn Express (or similar) hotel for one night.
Day 5 | Travel to Albuquerque
Today you travel from Williams to Albuquerque. On the way you will enjoy a tour of Petrified Forest National Park. Petrified Forest National Park is a surprising land of scenic wonders and fascinating science. The park features one of the world’s largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood. The multi-hued badlands of the Chinle Formation known as the Painted Desert display 225 million year old fossils, historic structures, archeological sites. Upon arrival in Albuquerque you check into the first-class (3-star) Radisson Hotel (or similar) for a leisurely three night stay.
Day 6 | Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Today you will witness the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta’s Mass Ascension launch. The Mass Ascension is a launch of all the participating balloons and has been a feature of Balloon Fiesta since its earliest days. It is the most spectacular display of sound and color in all of aviation. During mass ascensions, balloons launch in two waves. Launch directors, also known as “zebras” because of their black-and-white-striped outfits, serve as “traffic cops,” coordinating the launch so balloons leave the field in a safe and coordinated manner. Weather permitting, balloons begin to launch at about 7:15 AM on mass ascension days, led by a balloon flying the Am| erican flag to the strains of “The Star Spangled Banner.” You may see as many as 700 balloons at one time. The afternoon is at your leisure.
Day 7 | Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
The events now known as “balloon glows” were invented in Albuquerque in 1979, when local pilots inflated balloons on Christmas Eve night as a “thank you” to local residents. The sight of balloons lit from within at night like giant holiday ornaments is breathtaking, and “glow” events are now held all over the world. Balloon Fiesta launched its Balloon Glow, the world’s biggest, in 1987. Fiesta Glow “all burns,” when all the balloons fire their burners and light up at the same time, are perhaps the most spectacular single moment in all of Balloon Fiesta. The Balloon Glows, followed by New Mexico’s most spectacular fireworks displays, are now among Balloon Fiesta’s most popular events.
Day 8 | Fly Home
Today our incredible journey comes to an end. You fly home with many wonderful memories of your Legendary Journey.
PLEASE NOTE: Balloon events vary based by departure date, Please ask reservation agent for details.
October 6 2017 ITINERARY
Day 1 | Fly to Albuquerque
Day 2 | Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Day 3 | Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Day 4 | Travel to Williams, AZ
Day 5 | Williams, AZ and Travel to Las Vegas
Day 6 | Las Vegas at Leisure
Day 7 | Las Vegas at Leisure
Day 8 | Fly Home
• AIR Available from Just $99 from Las Vegas & Albuquerque (one way), Los Angeles & Select Florida Cities to Las Vegas and home from Albuquerque (or reverse). (fly from your home city on request.) You may take a $200 air credit and arrange your own air and transfers. This allows you to make any flight arrangements you desire. Transfers from local airports are NOT included.
• 7 Nights First-Class Hotel
• Accommodations: 3 Nights Las Vegas; 1 Night Grand Canyon/Williams, AZ; 3 Nights Albuquerque
Sightseeing per itinerary including admission & tours at all National Parks on itinerary
• Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta including tickets and special VIP tent to Morning Mass Ascension & Evening Night Glow Balloon night illumination with fireworks
• Escorted & Private Motorcoach Transportation Throughout.
Double / Triple: $1198
Rates were valid on February 15, 2015 and are subject to change
CHECK DISCOUNT: You may deduct $100 for this type of payment.
RATES ALREADY INCLUDE government taxes and vendor fees of $99
(and these fees will be shown separately on your invoice.)
$500 deposit due upon booking.
Final Payment due 100 days prior to departure.
Deposit is non-refundable
100 - 61 days prior 50%
60 - 31 days prior 75%
Within 30 days 100%
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$99 AIR Available from Las Vegas & Albuquerque (one way), Los Angeles & Select Florida Cities to Las Vegas and home from Albuquerque (or reverse). (fly from your home city on request.) You may take a $200 air credit and arrange your own air and transfers. This allows you to make any flight arrangements you desire. Transfers from local airports are NOT included.
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