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Featuring Carlsbad Caverns National Park and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

• Private lounge access to the Albuquerque
Int’l Balloon Fiesta: Balloon Glow, Special
Shapes and Mass Ascensions
• Go deep into Carlsbad Caverns National Park
• Explore the unique landscape of White Sands
National Monument
• Roundtrip air to Albuquerque/from El Paso

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    Day 1

    Arrive in Albuquerque and enjoy a late
    lunch before checking into your hotel.
    Gather for a group orientation and enjoy
    the hotel’s nightly “Kickback,” a social hour
    which includes complimentary hot food,
    soda, wine, and beer. Drury Inn & Suites –
    3 nights (L)

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    Day 2

    The Albuquerque International Balloon
    Fiesta, with over 600 balloons, is the
    largest ballooning event and the most
    photographed event on earth. We have
    upgraded your experience to the Chasers
    Club Lounge, offering private seating right
    on the field! After the balloon ascension,
    enjoy a guided tour of Albuquerque with
    lunch hosted at the Route 66 Diner. A
    special presentation is in store at the
    Turquoise Museum, which houses the
    world’s largest collection of turquoise from
    60 mines around the world. Here you will
    learn all there is to know about this gem and
    ornamental stone. (B,L)

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    Day 3

    This morning is the Mass Ascensions,
    a launch of all the participating balloons
    (weather permitting, high winds could
    possibly cancel any events). Enjoy a special
    tour at the Abruzzo Balloon Museum.
    Back at the hotel rest up before tonight’s
    “Glowdeo,” a static display of the Special
    Shape balloons. The spectacular afterglow
    fireworks follows dinner this evening. (B,D)

  • Day 4

    One more Mass Ascension this morning
    and a hosted lunch before traveling south
    to your beautiful accommodations in Las
    Cruces. Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces.
    (B,L)

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    Day 5

    White Sands National Monument is one of
    the world’s great natural wonders. Explore
    the breathtaking wavelike dunes of snowwhite
    gypsum that stretch for 275 square
    miles. Learn how the animals have adapted
    in this harsh desert climate. Lunch is hosted
    at a historic lodge set high in a Ponderosa
    Pine forest (think Lake Tahoe) before
    arriving in the town of Carlsbad. Fairfield
    Inn & Suites by Marriott – 2 nights (B,L)

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    Day 6

    Carlsbad Caverns is often called the
    eighth wonder of the world. Descend (by
    elevator) 830 feet and view the gigantic
    subterranean chambers and fantastic cave
    formations. We will come together for a final
    group dinner tonight. (B,D)

  • Day 7

    Visit Guadalupe National Park before
    arriving in El Paso Texas to a hosted
    Mexican lunch at a popular El Paso
    landmark. Your afternoon flight returns you
    home in the evening. (B,L)

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17th Annual Christmas Mystery Tour

This trip completely sold out from Preview Day responses. Because the trip doesn’t depart for 7 months, we encourage you to put your name on the wait list if you would like to go. There undoubtedly will be some cancellations.

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A Play on the Lake, A Ride to the Sky

Head to Lake Tahoe for a fun overnighter featuring the 1960’s musical, Beehive. An exuberant jukebox celebration of women musicians from the 60’s; Beehive transports audiences on a nostalgic musical journey. The outdoor venue at Sand Harbor is perfect for a summer night of music, laughter, and of course Aqua Net-glistening coiffures! Join your fellow Sports Leisure travelers for a late morning trip to Truckee. Check into the Hampton Inn, don your best 60’s apparel (optional) before dinner at Moody’s before enjoying the show. Imagine, this venue has one of the most stunning backdrops in the world, a Lake Tahoe sunset!
After breakfast at the hotel; depart for Olympic Valley. Squaw Valley is one of the largest ski areas in the United States, and was host site of the entire 1960 Winter Olympics. A tram ride to the summit provides an aerial view of the valley, plus takes you to High Camp for lunch. Visit the Olympic Museum before returning to Sacramento, mid-afternoon.

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A Port, A President and The Pageant of the Masters

Art comes to life at one of the world’s most unique festivals

7 Days · 13 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

Departures
October 9th - 15th
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