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Day 1: On arrival in Albuquerque, you check-in your hotel for a three night stay and freshen up. Then you head to a nice dinner and reserved seats for the Balloon Glow and the After Glow Fireworks Show. The Balloon Glow happens when all the balloons fire their burners and light up at the same time. Probably the most spectacular single moment in all of Balloon Fiesta. That is followed by the After Glow Fireworks. New Mexico’s most spectacular fireworks displays – now among Balloon Fiesta’s most popular events.
Day 2: It’s an early morning today. Starting before dawn at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The Dawn Patrol Show is a choreographed inflation & launch set to music. Followed by the morning glow and Mass Ascension when more than 500 balloons from all over the world rise together in a harmonious lift off.
After the Mass Ascension you will travel the scenic Turquoise Trail to Santa Fe, the oldest seat of government in the United States. Famous for its unique mix of Spanish and Indian cultures, the rows of streets of Santa Fe are lined with buildings of distinctive design, adobe houses and interesting shops. Your visit to this historic city also features the Palace of the Governors, oldest continuously used public building in the United States and Historic Square. Return to Albuquerque for the evening. Dinner is included tonight at an authentic Mexican restaurant.
Day 3: Today, you will tour the Acoma Pueblo, the oldest coninuously occupied city in America it has been inhabited for 1100 years. It is one of New Mexico’s most scenic and historic spots. Here you’ll experience breathtaking views and monolith rock formations like no other in the world.Discover the traditional Native American culture and living history of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. The Sky City Cultural Center provides a look into their heritage through a variety of activities and exhibits.
Returning to Albuquerque this afternoon you enjoy a city tour, including Old Town, San Felipe de Neri Church, and a thrilling panoramic view of Albuquerque and the Rio Grande Valley as you ride the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway to the 10,378 foot summit of the mountain. Dinner is included this evening at another nice restaurant.
Day 4: Your last attraction in Albuquerque is the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, owned and operated by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico, it showcases the history of the Pueblo people through art, artifacts, and dance. After this morning’s visit you depart for home.