Balloon Fiesta 2024 Trip - Beatrice Bradley

The Famous Balloon Fiesta

VIP Balloon Fiesta & Santa fe
Oct. 3-7, 2024
5 Days / 4 Nights

Trip Status:   Sold Out      

Single Occupancy $4,342        

Double Occupancy $3,618

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Dates: October 3-7, 2024
5 Days / 4 Nights

Location: Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico

Airport: ABQ – Albuquerque, NM (Albuquerque Int’l Sunport) 

Accommodations: TBD

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Karen, Lynne & Connie Hart

Lynne Connie Karen

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Don’t just tour New Mexico, Experience New Mexico

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and having belly laughs with a new friend. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘friends get-away trip’. 

Day One: Arrival Day

Welcome to Albuquerque, New Mexico! For flight information please see “flight information” tab below.


  • Welcome Dinner at the Resort where we will get acquainted and go briefly over the trip


Day Two: Let’s Explore Santa Fe!

We are off to Santa Fe for the day! Nestled in the breathtaking high desert of New Mexico, Santa Fe is a city unlike any other. With its rich history, vibrant art scene, and stunning natural landscapes, Santa Fe is a destination that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant culture and explore the countless art galleries, museums, and historic sites that make Santa Fe so unique. Take a stroll through the colorful streets of the city’s historic downtown, where you’ll find incredible architecture and some of the best shopping and dining in the Southwest. 

Day Three: Morning Glow: VIP Gondola Club Balloon Fiesta – Experience Balloon Fiesta in Style & Sandia Tram 

Rise and Shine! We will be up early to head to the Dawn Patrol and Mass Ascension while they sing the National Anthem.

Are you ready for the ultimate VIP experience at the world-famous Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta? Look no further than the Gondola Club! This exclusive, elevated viewing area provides the best views of the breathtaking balloon ascensions. You’ll enjoy the ultimate comfort and luxury with a private lounge, unlimited food and beverage options, and a dedicated concierge service to cater to your every need. Plus, with exclusive access to the Gondola Club’s private entrance and parking, you’ll skip the crowds and get right to the heart of the action.

We will return to the Hotel to re-group. After an early morning. This day is the perfect day to try and schedule a Hot Air Balloon Ride (not included in the itinerary). We will have about 3-4 hours of relaxation and rejuvenation time before we head to the Sandia Tram

The Sandia Tram is a thrilling way to experience the stunning natural beauty of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This world-renowned aerial tramway takes you on an unforgettable journey up the side of the breathtaking Sandia Mountains, where you’ll enjoy unparalleled views of the surrounding desert landscape. Along the way, you’ll soar past rugged rock formations and deep canyons, and take in panoramic vistas of the Rio Grande Valley below. At the top, you’ll find a variety of hiking trails, a gift shop, and the High Finance Restaurant, where you can savor delicious food and drink while taking in the stunning views. Whether you’re a nature lover, adventure seeker, or just looking for a unique way to experience the beauty of New Mexico, the Sandia Peak Tramway is an absolute must-see. 


Day Four: New Mexico Salsa Cook off & Evening Glow and Firework Show!

Experience the magic of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta like never before with the Evening Glow VIP Gondola Club! As the sun sets over the city, the fiesta comes alive with the magical glow of hundreds of hot air balloons. And with the VIP Gondola Club, you’ll enjoy the ultimate front-row seat to this incredible spectacle. This exclusive, elevated viewing area provides the best views of the balloons as they light up the night sky with their vibrant colors and patterns. Plus, with unlimited food and beverage options, a private lounge, and a dedicated concierge service, you’ll be pampered in luxury as you take in the breathtaking sights. And with exclusive access to the Gondola Club’s private entrance and parking, you’ll skip the crowds and get right to the heart of the action.


    Day Five: Departure Day

    Easy morning at the hotel after we had so much fun watching the firework show. Breakfast together. Departure times will vary. Multiple shuttles to airport.

    Flight Details

    Airport Pick Up is included when arriving at the designated airport within the specified pick up window.

    Arrival Airport: Albuquerque, NM (Albuquerque Int’l Sunport)
    Arrival Date: October 3, 2024
    Pick Up Times: Arrival times vary, check into hotel is 3:00

    Departure Airport: Albuquerque, NM (Albuquerque Int’l Sunport)
    Departure Date:  October 7, 2024
    Drop off Times: First drop off will be at 10:30 AM


    Experience All-Inclusive Travel with Beatrice Bradley

    At Beatrice Bradley, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional, all-inclusive travel experiences with absolutely no hidden fees. From the moment you step off the plane to the moment we bid you farewell, every detail is taken care of. Our goal is to provide a completely hassle-free experience, allowing you to focus solely on enjoying your journey and creating lasting friendships.

    Here’s What Our All-Inclusive Experience Includes:
    • Airport Group Transfers: Seamless airport pickups and drop-offs by our friendly hosts, ensuring a smooth start and end to your adventure.
    • Dedicated BB Hostess: Travel with peace of mind knowing a dedicated Beatrice Bradley hostess will be with you throughout the trip, ensuring every aspect of your journey is unforgettable.
    • Full Dining: Enjoy all meals carefully selected to reflect the local cuisine, inclusive of all tips. Whether it’s a quick breakfast or a sumptuous dinner, we’ve got it all covered.
    • Unique Accommodations: Stay in boutique hotels or unique properties that are handpicked for their charm and comfort, providing an authentic and intimate experience.
    • Curated Activities: We find the BEST of the best tours. Making the absolute most out of our time.
    • Included Gratuities: Tips for tour guides and transportation are all taken care of. We ensure that those who make your trip special are rewarded, without you needing to worry about the details.
    • Transportation: All transportation during the experience.
    • You won’t see “Free Days” on our itineraries: Our trips are made for a balanced experience. We carve out time to bond, laugh, shop and explore but we will never just send you out on your own and say “good luck” we do everything together or smaller group breakouts.

    With Beatrice Bradley, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure you have a memorable and carefree travel experience. Join us and discover the joy of true hassle-free travel!

    Flexible pay-as-you-go payment plan

    How it Works:

    Step 1 Choose Payment Plan (available with credit card and ACH payment options)
    Step 2 Your $250 Deposit will be processed within 2 business days
    Step 3 When you are ready to make a payment, click the “Review and Pay” button on your invoice
    Step 4 Once clicked, in the top left of the invoice, next to the amount, you will see “Edit Amount.” Here you will be able to enter the amount you would like to pay
    Step 5 Full amount needs to be paid by 60 days prior to the trip. *If there is a remaining balance at 60 days prior to the trip then an automatic payment for the remaining amount will be charged.

    Activity Level – Moderate

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    There will be walking and standing during the tour.  You will need to be able to get in and out of a van.

    It is your responsibly to fully read and understand the physical abilities that correlate to this Beatrice Bradley Experience. Difficulty level of activity is subject to individual interpretation so it is extremely important that you read the itinerary and reach out if you have concerns or questions.

    If you have questions about the specifics of the physical activity during this trip, please give us a call at 763-784-8291

    Role of a Beatrice bradley hostess

    Beatrice Bradley is an Experience Company not a Tour Company.  The role of a Beatrice Bradley Host is to be warm and welcoming. To relate and connect. To have attention to details. And to manage the behind-the-scenes magic so your experience is one-of-a-kind. They are not local experts nor are they tour guides. We hire local experts, guides, and historians as each location warrants. They are expert hosts and manage the camaraderie and logistics of the experience. Our goal is that your hostess will make you feel welcomed, comfortable, and that you will walk away with new & lasting friendships made during an unforgettable experience.