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Family Experience at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® + Photography Class & Stay at the Marriott Albuquerque

Albuquerque , NM  |  Oct 11-14, 2018

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Take your family to a magical weekend at the most photographed balloon festival in the world! Soak in the brilliant colors and wonders of the desert landscape at the world famous Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® and see the skies burst with color as hundreds of hot air balloons lift off in this dazzling annual extravaganza. Thursday evening, delight in watching the Special Shape Glowdeo where balloons of all shapes and sizes will be on display. Friday, enjoy a day at Santa Fe exploring the beautiful art and landscape, and then indulge in Spanish inspired southwest cuisine during a private group dinner at James Beard award-winning chef Mark Kiffin's Compound. Then on Sunday, watch in awe as more than 500 balloons are launched at once during the Mass Ascension, an experience like no other! You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from world famous photographer Ken Sklute during a photography Master Class. Honored as one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, among many other accolades, Ken will show you how to step up your photography game to capture the perfect shots during a hands-on workshop experience. Relax and recharge with a three-night stay at the Marriott Albuquerque.

Experience includes: 

  • Access to the 2018 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®
  • VIP Gondola Tickets to the Evening Shape Glowdeo (October 11, 2018)
  • Private group dinner at chef Mark Kiffin's Compound in Santa Fe (October 12, 2018)
  • VIP Gondola Package to the Morning Mass Ascension (October 13, 2018)
  • Photography Master Class with award-winning photographer Ken Sklute
  • Three-night stay at the Marriott Albuquerque (Check-in October 11, 2018 - Check-out October 14, 2018)
  • Experience is for 2 adults, and 3 kids (ages 4-12)