Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque New Mexico - Bucket List Trip 2023

The Famous Balloon Fiesta

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

Trip Status:  Sold Out!  Join our waitlist: 763-784-8291

Single Occupancy $3,490 
Double Occupancy $2,990 

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

Location: Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico

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

Accommodations: Hyatt Tayama Resort

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Shayne Barness

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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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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: Thursday October 5, 2023 – 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: Friday October 6, 2023

We are off to Santa Fe for the day! Private tour with Karen and Ana – two fabolous local historians! Plenty of free time to explore. Dinner together

Day Three: Saturday October 7, 2023

Rise and Shine! We will be up early to head to the Dawn Patrol and Mass Ascension while they sing the National Anthem. We will return to the Hotel to re-group before heading back into old town Albuquerque. We will head to the Sawmill, an indoor/outdoor marketplace with tons of food and vendors, for lunch and drinks. TBD for the afternoon


  • Mass Ascension & Dawn Patrol at Balloon Fiesta
  • Sawmill Market
  • Old town Albuquerque
  • Freetime


Day Four: Sunday October 8, 2023

Easy Morning at the hotel – there are many trails and activities on the resort grounds. Mid-Morning we will head out to the Acoma Pueblo – one of New Mexico’s most dramatic landmarks. We then will head back to the back to the Balloon Fiesta grounds to be VIP for the After Glow Fireworks Show – dinner and cocktails served!


  • Free time at the Tayama Resort
  • Acoma Pueblo – historic landmark
  • Balloon Fiesta Afterglow Fireworks Show


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. We will take the Sandia Tram ride in the late morning/early afternoon. Departure times will vary. Multiple shuttles to airport.


  • Sandia Tram
  • Big Breakfast together



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: ABQ – Albuquerque, NM (Albuquerque Int’l Sunport)
Arrival Date: October 5, 2023
Pick Up Times: Please Arrive by 2:30 PM

Departure Airport: Albuquerque, NM (Albuquerque Int’l Sunport)
Departure Date:  October 9, 2023
Drop off Times: Drop off times will vary

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 have a maximum of 14 women
  • 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.