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Southwest Adventure and Balloon Fiesta

Southwest Adventure and Balloon Fiesta

$2785 / per person
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Please join us for an exciting 9 day tour of the American West that includes glittering Las Vegas, the magnificent Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Famous Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. 

Dates

October 6-14, 2019

9 Days

Pricing

Double:  $2,785/person

Single:  $3,705/person

Air: $1,140 per person*

*Approximate round trip airfare from St. Louis. Deduct $150 if meeting at the airport.

Highlights

11 Meals

2 Nights in Las Vegas

2 Nights in Flagstaff

4 Nights in Albuquerque

Fremont Street

Hoover Dam

Lake Mead

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Grand Canyon Tour

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Sandia Peak Aerial Tram

Acoma Pueblo and Sky City Cultural Center

Bernalillo

Santa Fe Tour

Turquoise Trail

Moderate Activity Level

Reservation Info

A $100 per person deposit due at time of booking. Special cancellation policies apply. Reservations recommended by 7/22/19 to avoid utilization deadlines. Please call after 7/22/19 to check availability.

Departure Info

Pickup points for transfer to St. Louis Airport: Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield, Pontoon Beach, Marion, Mt Vernon, Nashville, Fairview Heights, South County, Cape Girardeau, Evansville

Tour Plan

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Day 1 | Las Vegas

Our flight takes us to Las Vegas. There will be time to enjoy sights on the famous Strip before a stop to enjoy the Fremont Street Experience, a covered five-block area filled with exciting things to see and do. Dinner is included this evening at the Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant. (D)
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Day 2 | Hoover Dam - Lake Mead

After breakfast this morning we travel to Hoover Dam, where you will enjoy a guided tour. After, enjoy a luncheon cruise on Lake Mead. (B,L)
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Day 3 | Flagstaff

After breakfast at our hotel, we will travel to Flagstaff, Arizona, and visit the Walnut Canyon National Monument, located East of Flagstaff. (B)
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Day 4 | Grand Canyon

Today we take a trip to the Grand Canyon. We will be met at the entrance of the park by an experienced guide. We will enjoy various views of the Canyon before returning to our Flagstaff hotel. (B)
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Day 5 | Albuquerque

After enjoying a scenic drive to Albuquerque, New Mexico, our first site to visit is the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The Center features the history, art and culture of New Mexico’s 19 Indian Pueblos. The pueblos are represented through displays of weaving, pottery, jewelry, clothing and photography. After touring, dinner will be in the Pueblo Harvest Cafe. (B,D)
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Day 6 | Albuquerque - Balloon Fiesta

A spectacular start today is the Mass Ascension of more than 700 balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. After the launch, we will travel to the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway. The Tram travels 2.7 miles from the base of the foothills to the top of Sandia Peak, suspended over rugged boulders and rocky mountain landscapes. Lunch will be included. (B,L)
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Day 7 | Sky City - Balloon Fiesta

After breakfast, our next visit will be the Acoma Pueblo and Sky City Cultural Center. Atop a 367-foot mesa, the tour includes the San Esteban del Rey Mission, the largest mission in the state. Lunch will be included at the Center. This evening we will see a balloon illumination event. There will be food vendor sites available for dinner. (L)
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Day 8 | Bernalillo – Santa Fe

Today we will travel to Bernalillo to view the Coronado State Monument named for Francisco Vasquez de Coronado. The monument preserves the ruins of Kuaua Pueblo. Afterwards, we move on to Santa Fe, where we will have a locally guided driving and walking tour of Santa Fe highlights. The Santa Fe Plaza, built in 1610, is still the life and heart of the city. As we return to our hotel, we drive the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway linking Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
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Day 9 | Alburquerque

Fly out of Albuquerque having experienced dazzling natural beauty, diverse cultures, history and an unforgettable International Balloon Fiesta. (B)
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