The place to be on October 6 - 9, 2022 is at Balloon Fiesta Park.
For nine days in October, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® creates an enchanted world of special-shaped balloon rodeos, twilight balloon glows, and vibrant balloon-filled skies.
Brisk autumn mornings in the Rio Grande Valley create an otherworldly backdrop for the breathtaking majesty of our most popular event, Mass Ascension of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®.
During the 2021 Balloon Fiesta, more than 540 hot air and gas-filled balloons were launched The event hosted pilots representing 7 countries and more than 70 food and merchandise vendors.
The Balloon Fiesta is the premier international ballooning event, powered by the typically perfect October climate and a phenomenon called the "Albuquerque Box," (a combination of weather patterns and geographic landscape, the box allows balloonists to control and even retrace their adventure)
Join us as we help Balloon Fiesta celebrate its 50th Anniversary!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2022
Check in to the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in beautiful downtown Albuquerque after 3:00PM.
This evening we will get to know each other and have some fun at the GoGIRLS! Welcome Dinner. After dinner we will enjoy a night on the town in Downtown Albuquerque or Nob Hill where cocktail bars, breweries, wine bars, restaurants and dance clubs are clustered in walkable areas ...or we can hit Albuquerque's casinos!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2022
Get your kicks on Route 66! We will have breakfast at 66 Diner and begin our tour of the historic Route 66. Home to the nation’s longest continuous stretch of Route 66 within a single city, Albuquerque has a long list of must-see roadside oddities and landmarks you don’t want to miss.
Running through the heart of the city along Central Avenue, this historic highway leads travelers through some of the city’s most beloved neighborhoods and is still a jumping off point for transportation. Home to eclectic shops and unique restaurants, Route 66 is adorned with buzzing neon signs, vintage artifacts, and epitomizes Albuquerque's unique attitude. You can experience an authentic fusion of old and new along Route 66 in Nob Hill, the University area, Downtown, and Historic Old Town.
In the evening our driver will pick us up and whisk us to the Balloon Fiesta where we will enjoy the evening’s festivities as VIPs of The Gondola Club.
About The Gondola Club...
Enjoy Balloon Fiesta from one of the most picturesque locations in Balloon Fiesta Park. The Gondola Club is a private area away from the crowds that offer guests delicious food, local entertainment, premium parking, courtesy shuttles, and outdoor seating for VIP guests.
Your experience will provide spectacular views of a Mass Ascension, Special Shapes Rodeo, Balloon Glow, and a stunning fireworks show. The Gondola Club has its own gift shop so you can shop without fighting the crowds on Main Street.
• Admission to Balloon Fiesta
• Gourmet buffet meal dinner buffet
• Host/open bar (no additional charge for alcoholic beverages)
• Prime location for viewing the launch field
• Shuttle transportation to/from the parking area and Main St
• Dedicated bathrooms
• Live entertainment during evening sessions
• Collectible Gondola Club lapel pin
• Souvenir Gift
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022
This is what you came for! Liftoff with hundreds of other hot air balloons during today’s Mass Ascension. Hundreds of balloons will take to the sky …and you will fly high in the sky to experience it firsthand!
You'll receive the following benefits with your upgraded your flight with this package:
• Prepaid admission to Balloon Fiesta Park
• Express check-in line at the Rainbow Ryders' tent
• Access to the VIP heated lounge before your flight with a catered breakfast and hot drink specials
• Q&A with the chief pilots and crew before your flight and a VIP escort to your balloon
• A Ryders Club souvenir gift package
Don’t miss this opportunity to launch with hundreds of colorful balloons from the Balloon Fiesta® field aloft the enchanting skies Albuquerque!
(OPTIONAL: 2022 rates have yet to be released. Will update when announced.)
After you fly high in the sky in a hot air balloon, ride high in the sky in the world’s longest tram. The Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway will take you on a 2.7-mile journey to the peak of the Sandia Mountains.
Once you’ve reached your lofty destination on the mountain, you’ll be in awe of the spectacular views over the 11,000 square miles of Albuquerque sprawled beneath you. The night views are particularly stunning.
(OPTIONAL: $25 to $35 depending on your age.)
This evening features The GoGIRLS! White Farewell Affair. Dress to impress in your favorite white outfit. (White attire is requested, but not required.)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2022
Check out of the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque by 11:00AM. Safe travels!
*Itinerary is subject to change.
When you visit Hyatt Regency, you’ll be staying in the finest hotel rooms in Albuquerque. Located in downtown Albuquerque, the Hyatt’s contemporary hotel rooms provide beautiful views of the mountains and the city while reflecting modern living with cozy accommodations.
Bordered by busy downtown streets, the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque offers quick and easy access to downtown attractions such as Route 66, restaurants and shopping. Downtown's Albuquerque’s high-rises can be glimpsed from the outdoor pool on the third floor.
The Lobby Lounge, Forque Kitchen and Bar and HQue Lounge provide casual and fine dining options.
Your vacation package includes:
• Three night stay at Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
• Route 66 Tour with Breakfast
• Balloon Fiesta – The Gondola Club with Dinner
• Transportation to/from all activities
• GoGIRLS! Welcome Dinner
• White Farewell Affair
• GoGIRLS! T-shirt
• Dedicated Group Manager
$1295* per person / double occupancy
$1884* per person / single occupancy
$100 deposit per person (Nonrefundable)
An additional $200 payment is due by June 1, 2022.
Remainder of the balance is due August 15, 2022.
Men and children are welcome on this trip.
*Rates and availability are subject to change.
Save your spot NOW as hotels are selling out fast for the Balloon Fiesta’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.
$100 OFF for GoGIRLS! VIP Members
(*Must have completed two GoGIRLS! trips at the time
of booking to be considered VIP.)
The vacation package is inclusive as indicated. NOT included are:
• Gratuities and tips
• Travel Protection
• Meals except as included in itinerary
• Money for personal expenses
• Flights to Albuquerque
If cancelled before 01/06/22 your fee will be $100.00
If cancelled between 01/07/22 and 08/15/22 your fee would be $400.00
If cancelled after 8/16/22 your fee will be non-refundable
Cancellations will only be accepted by submitting the Cancel/Rebook Form.
Additional terms and fees apply to domestic air, extra services, tours, and partial room cancellations.
The Fine Print
Ebony Vacations | GoGIRLS! Black Travel Club is not responsible for errors or omissions. Ebony Vacations | GoGIRLS! Black Travel Club enters into contracts with hotels and air, land, or water transportation companies, but all such entities are owned and operated by independent contractors. Ebony Vacations | Go GIRLS! is not responsible for any negligent or willful act, omission, or failure to act on the part of any such entity or its employees, or of any other third party beyond its direct control. In the event the trip must be cancelled due to COVID-19 related issues, Ebony Vacations | GoGIRLS! will adhere to the policies of each individual hotel, vendor, tour company, etc.