Up, up and away the balloons go into the New Mexico sky each October! Few spectacles on earth rival the Mass Ascension, as hundreds of hot air balloons lift off from Balloon Fiesta Park to drift in the crisp early-morning high-desert air. This memorable tour also features an evening balloon glow with fireworks, a visit to Ancestral Puebloan ruins, a ride on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway and the culture and history of the Land of Enchantment.
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Guided Tour of Old Town Albuquerque
Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway
Santa Fe Historical District
Balloon Glow Event
Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway Ride
Bandelier National Monument
10 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
Flying to Albuquerque, you will be met by a local guide at the Sunport who will assist in the motorcoach transfer to your hotel. After a bit of free time to settle in and freshen up, you will re-board the coach for dinner at one of Albuquerque's fine Southwestern restaurants. Then, following dinner, you will return to the hotel.D
This morning it is up, up and away, bright and early, to Balloon Fiesta Park and the Mass Ascension. The next stop will be the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to watch the Native American dancers and have lunch. Then it's on to the Turquoise Museum for an informative visit on how to appreciate and buy turquoise. Your day ends with a guided tour of Old Town.
Today you travel the Turquoise Trail Scenic Byway, past former ghost towns to historic Santa Fe, the state capital. Once in Santa Fe you can take a guided walking tour of the historic district that ends at the National Historic Landmark of the Santa Fe Plaza, "the heart of Santa Fe", and enjoy a hosted lunch. Then it's back to the hotel to rest before heading to the Balloon Glow and a buffet dinner at the Gondola Club.B, L, D
This morning you will head to the base of the majestic Sandia Mountains where you will have the opportunity to ride the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway. This ride takes you 2.7 miles up for a breathtaking panoramic view of over 11,000 square miles. You then travel north to Bandelier National Monument, best known for its mesas, sheer-walled canyons and the Ancestral Pueblo dwellings found among them. You will then return to Albuquerque for your farewell dinner.B, L, D
Today you will depart for the Albuquerque Sunport, where you will catch your flight back home.B
Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.
Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.
Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.
Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com
To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.
B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
A deposit of $500.00 per person is due within 7 days of booking in order to confirm a seat on this tour.
Final payment is due July 4, 2020.
Cancellation Policy (if not buying insurance):
Non-Refundable after due date in July.
Roundtrip Motorcoach Transfers from Pennsburg to and from the Airport
Roundtrip Motorcoach Transfers from the Airport to and from Albuquerque
First Class Accommodations throughout the Tour
All Ground Transportation and Sightseeing Admissions as indicated in the Itinerary
Hotel Baggage Handling for one bag per person
All Departure Taxes
All Hotel Taxes and Surcharges
Meals Listed on the Itinerary Indicated by: B (Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
Airline Checked Bag Fees (payable at the airport)
Items Not Included:
Meals Not Listed in the Itinerary
Items of a Personal Nature Like: Phone Calls, Laundry, Medical Assistance and Gratuities to Drivers, Perkiomen Escorts and Hotel Housekeeping.
Airline fuel surcharges, fees, taxes, etc. are subject to change without notice & may result in additional charges
Please note: All known taxes and fees have been included in the listed prices. Airlines do reserve the right to pass along changes or increases, etc. including fuel surcharges as deemed necessary and without prior notification. If this should occur, it may result in additional charges to each traveler.
Because of cancellation penalties that can be incurred, Perkiomen Tours strongly recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your vacation. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com
Proof of Citizenship:
Please note that airport travel travelers must show proof of identification at check-in. To prove identity, a traveler needs a valid Driver's License or Government picture I.D. card. A passport may be substituted for a Driver's License or Government picture I.D. card. Travelers will also be required to show their flight boarding pass.
Transportation Security Administration's Guidelines for Checking Luggage:
Customers are urged to leave their checked luggage unlocked, which will avoid the potential need for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel to forcibly open bags that require further inspection. Plastic zip ties or cable ties may be used if desired.
Customers are asked to:
NOT pack food or beverages in checked bags
Pack footwear on top of other contents
Put personal belongings in clear plastic bags to reduce chances of TSA Screeners having to handle them
Spread out - NOT stack - books
Leave gifts unwrapped should screening require them to be opened
Put scissors, pocket knives and other sharp items in checked luggage
Put film in carry-on bag because screening equipment will damage undeveloped film
Avoid over-packing your bag so that the screener will be able to easily reseal your bag if it is opened for inspection
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