Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Hear the thrilling roar of hundreds of burners simultaneously igniting, turning the Balloon Fiesta Park into a remarkable site with hundreds of thousands of smiling, upturned faces, awestruck by the spectacular beauty of hot air balloons filling the big blue New Mexico sky. Enjoy hotel accommodations and free time in Old Town Albuquerque, exploring museums, shops and galleries. Sit front and center at the Chasers’ Club hospitality patio for two morning and one evening sessions featuring Dawn Patrol and Evening Glow. Join Illinois Alumni for special access to experience the world-renowned attraction, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!

Trip Itinerary:

October 11 Albuquerque, NM

Friday evening WELCOME GATHERING with light food and drinks

Accommodations: Hotel Chaco

October 12 Albuquerque, NM

Admission and transportation to Balloon Fiesta Park for Saturday and Sunday`s Dawn Patrol Mass Ascension and Saturday's Balloon Glow (three sessions)

Experience: Chasers Club hospitality including seating for breakfast and dinner, cash bar and premiere viewing location next to launch field.

Accommodations: Hotel Chaco

October 13 Albuquerque, NM

Admission and transportation to Balloon Fiesta Park for Saturday and Sunday`s Dawn Patrol Mass Ascension and Saturday's Balloon Glow (three sessions).

Sunday evening dinner and flamenco performance.

Accommodations: Hotel Chaco

October 14 Albuquerque, NM

Depart for home


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