Bucket List Balloon Fiesta 2023 | Beatrice Bradley

The Famous Balloon Fiesta

VIP Balloon Fiesta, Santa Fe and Route 66
October 5 – 9, 2023 or october 9-13, 2023
5 Days / 4 Nights

 Trip Status: Sold Out!      

Single Occupancy $3,590   

Double Occupancy $2,990                       

Dates: October 5 – 9, 2023 or October 9-13, 2023
5 Days / 4 Nights

Location: Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico

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

Accommodations: Hyatt Tamaya Resort

Meet your HostS

Karen & Connie Hart &  Connie Pickett & Wynndy

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Let our team know that you are interested in joining us on this tour. Our team will reach out via email and will be available to chat about this trip.

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Secure your reservation here. We only take 10-12 women on each trip. Making a reservation is the only way to secure your name to the trip list.

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

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). Other options include: Private Beatrice Bradley Group Horseback Ride 90 minutes: $120
Up to 10 Women – Weight limit is 235lbs – Beginner and up. Tamaya Mist Spa and Salon: Cost Varies. Bike Ride / Outdoor Game Equipment. Self guided group trail walks. 


Day Four: Sandia Tram and VIP Gondola Club: Evening Glow and Firework Show!

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. 

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: Monday October 9, 2023 – 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.



    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.

    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 5, 2023 or 9th
    Pick Up Times: Arrival times vary, check into hotel is 3:00

    Departure Airport: Albuquerque, NM (Albuquerque Int’l Sunport)
    Departure Date:  October 9, 2023 or October 13, 2023
    Drop off Times: First drop off will be at 10:30 AM

    Important information

    As a solo-traveler, we need you to provide self-awareness and an understanding that you are fully responsible for yourself. This includes: your possessions, your physical abilities or fitness, your attitude, and all other aspects that relate to traveling solo in a group. 

    • Connect with our Members on our Private Facebook Group – Beatrice Bradley Member’s Only
    • You must be able to manage your own luggage and all of your personal belongings on this trip
    • This is not a handicap accessible able trip – you must be able to get in and out of a Large Passenger Transit Vehicle
    • All Ground transportation is included on this trip
    • Group Airport transfers are included in this trip
    • This trip will have 2 Beatrice Bradley Hostesses
    • If you need a roommate, we will happily pair you with another Beatrice Bradley traveler
    • Travel insurance is not included. Beatrice Bradley is not a licensed travel insurance operator nor is our staff trained to in travel insurance. You can choose to purchase travel insurance through any licensed provider you choose. We will ask you upon booking if you would like us to send you some suggested licensed insurance companies.