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TURQUOISE TRAILS
OF SANTA FE

WITH ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA

Santa Fe Guided Tour
(with Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta)

7 Days/6 Nights

 

October 02 - October 08, 2022

Spanish, Native American, and Old West influences combine to give you a taste of the southwest.  

Enjoy time touring the town of Santa Fe.  Visit the Pecos National Historical Park, a Turquoise mining museum, an alpaca farm, Sandia Peak, Old Town Albuquerque and so much more! Wrap up the week with the amazing Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and experience the exclusive Chaser's Club. Comb through the day-to-day itinerary for more details! 

 ITINERARY 

Day 1 ~ October 2, 2022  

ARRIVE IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO   

 

Arrive at the airport in Albuquerque. After collecting your baggage, meet your driver for transportation to your hotel in Santa Fe. Spend the afternoon exploring the Santa Fe Historic Plaza before your Welcome Dinner this evening.

Meal:  Welcome Dinner

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe hotel or similar

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Day 2 ~ October 3, 2022    

SANTA FE SIGHTSEEING

 

Join your tour director this morning on a
tour of Santa Fe.  Experience this city where Spanish, Native American, and Old West influences all combine to form a city
with its own exclusive culture and character.


See many of the city's major points of interest, including its
unique architecture.  Enjoy a guided visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum to learn about and admire the artwork of Santa Fe’s most famous artist.

 

Venture down the artistic hub of Canyon Road and shop for Native American art and handicrafts. Explore on your own.


Meal:  Breakfast

Day 3 ~ Pecos National Historical Park & Sante Fe

SANTA FE AND NEARBY AREA

Today enjoy a visit to Pecos National Historical Park. You will see Pecos Pueblo, an ancient ruin over a millennia-old as well as the Spanish Mission Church. Join a ranger for a guided walk around the main loop trail to hear about the crossroads of history and culture that define this gem of a national park. You'll also learn about
southwest archaeology and ongoing cultural preservation efforts.

 

NOTE: All Guided Tours are subject to Ranger or Volunteer Availability

 

 

Meal:  Breakfast

Day 4 ~ October 5, 2022   

TURQUOISE TRAIL TO ALBUQUERQUE  

Your journey today begins first at the Casa Grande Trading Post, Petting Zoo & Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum in Cerrillos. Learn
about this historic village and admire artifacts from the mineral mining era. Enjoy time to visit animals and shop for one of kind jewelry. Then continue to Weasel & Fitz in the former ghost town of Madrid to explore this gallery of recycled and found objects
turned into whimsical local folk art and crafts. Next stop is the Mine Shaft Tavern & Cantina to visit the Ghost Town Museum.


See mining relics, and movies, step onto Engine 769 & ring its bell. There is free time for lunch on your own before continuing to
Albuquerque.


Meal(s): Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel:    Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Uptown or similar

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Day 5 ~ October 6, 2022 

HOLLYWICK FARMS & SANDIA PARK

Head to Hollywick Farms, a working Alpaca Farm, to get up close and personal with alpacas and browse the one-of-a-kind items made 

from hand-made alpaca fiber. 

 

Afterward, it’s on to the Sandia Peak Tramway to ride 2.7 miles up and enjoy an 11,000 square mile panoramic view. You can grab a bite at the TEN 3 at the Peak.

 

Meal:  Breakfast

Day 6 ~ October 7, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA

You're in for a wild time at the colorful aerial extravaganza that is Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta. This morning enjoy the opening ceremonies followed by Mass Ascension. Then you have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the exclusive Chasers' Club, featuring guaranteed private seating, deluxe views of the colorful balloons and a hot meal. Witness the Balloon Glow when the festival balloons light their burners under the moonlight, a magnificent prelude to Albuquerque's spectacular fireworks display (subject to availability).


Meal(s):  Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 7 ~ October 8, 2022 

DEPART ALBUQUERQUE

Today after breakfast bid a fond farewell to New Mexico and take your transfer to Albuquerque International Airport for your flight home.


Meal:  Breakfast

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Don't Miss this Amazing Opportunity!    

THE TURQUOISE TRAIL
Tour Sante Fe and appreciate the area's southwest flair. Experience the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and enjoy this colorful aerial extravaganza. 
Seats are limited. Reserve this tour today!

Trip Details

$2,850 per person, based on double occupancy

Single Supplement: $1,150

Included in this amazing tour:

  • Professional Tour Director

  • Local Guides

  • 6 nights of Accommodations

  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers

  • Breakfast Daily, Select Lunches and Dinners as listed in Itinerary

  • All Entrance Fees and Taxes 

Not Included:

  • Airfare

  • Professional Tour Director Gratuities

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