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Trip Overview

from $2,495 per person with air


  • Air From Most Major U.S. Gateways
  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • 5 Nights Quality Accommodations
  • 11 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, & 3 Dinners
  • Admission to All Included Activities/ Attractions in Itinerary


  • Garden of the Gods
  • Balloon Fiesta
  • Balloon Glow Event
  • Albuquerque Old Town
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • Santa Fe Plaza Tour
  • Historic Taos Pueblo


  • Day 1

    Colorado Springs

    Arrive in Denver for the start of an exciting autumn adventure. We’ll board a deluxe motorcoach for drive through Denver and then travel along the Front Range towards Colorado Springs. We’ll check into our home for the night in Colorado Springs at the Embassy Suites. Tonight, join your fellow tour members for a get-acquainted dinner.

    Meals: Dinner
    Overnight: Embassy Suites - Colorado Springs, CO

  • Day 2

    Garden of the Gods

    This morning we’ll visit the stunning Garden of the Gods and enjoy a tour of the park. We’ll make stop in Pueblo for lunch and continue south to New Mexico and into the Rio Grande Valley. The day concludes just north of Santa Fe as we check into our home for the night at the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder - Santa Fe, NM

  • Day 3

    Santa Fe / Albuquerque

    Start today with a narrated tram tour of Santa Fe, “The City of Holy Faith.” Ending at the Santa Fe Plaza, we are ideally located to find lunch and explore on our own. The plaza offers many museums and art galleries for your enjoyment. Then, we’ll travel to Albuquerque and visit the Pueblo Indian Cultural Center to learn of the Pueblo peoples’ rich heritage. Afterwards, we check into the Albuquerque Marriott for a two-night stay. The evening is for you to relax at the hotel or explore Albuquerque’s Old Town.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Overnight: Albuquerque Marriott - Albuquerque, NM

  • Day 4

    Albuquerque Int'l Balloon Fiesta

    Today is the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! Witness waves of colorful balloons lift into the morning sky for the most photographed event in the world. Our morning will be spent amidst the activities and sights at the Fiesta Field. We’ll pay a visit to the Albuquerque Museum before returning to the hotel for lunch and some rest. This evening we go back to the balloon fields to attend Balloon Glow. There are a multitude of food vendors onsite with dinner options for everyone. After sunset, we’ll witness all of the tethered balloons lit from within at night like giant holiday ornaments. This will be followed by New Mexico’s most spectacular fireworks display.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Overnight: Albuquerque Marriott - Albuquerque, NM

  • Day 5

    Chimayo / High Road to Taos

    This morning we’ll travel north to Chimayo, known for its heritage of Spanish weaving and for El Santuario de Chimayo, a chapel referred to as the “Lourdes of America”. We’ll enjoy lunch here before embarking on the High Road to Taos Scenic Byway. Upon arrival in Taos, we’ll visit the Taos Pueblo to learn about the Pueblo culture with a native guide. Excellent lodging awaits us at El Monte Sagrado. Our delicious final dinner will be the perfect conclusion to a memorable week.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: El Monte Sagrado - Taos, NM

  • Day 6

    Denver / Travel Home

    Today, our adventures draw to a close. We’ll travel from Taos back to Denver for an afternoon flight and bring home the wonderful memories made on our epic journey.

    Meals: Breakfast


Dates & Prices

Tour cost includes airfare from most major U.S. gateway airports.

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Tour Dates Per Person (Double) Per Person (Single) Availability
September 29 - October 4, 2021 $2,495 $2,995 Available
October 6 - October 11, 2021 $2,495 $2,995 Available
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  • “This trip was seamless. Every detail was orchestrated perfectly and every need was met.”
    Linda & Scott A.
  • “So many highlights of this tour, but perhaps the most amazing thing was the balloon ascension.”
    Ralph & Teri P.
  • “Margie was not only one of the best tour guides I've ever had, but she truly cared about her job and her passengers. Meals were outstanding, and I cannot say enough good things about our driver.”
    Janet M.