October 2 - 5, 2020
Overview & Pricing
Join the USC Alumni Association and USC Trojan Travel in the New Mexico desert in celebration of the 2020 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! Packages Old Town hotel accommodations, tour welcome event, two-day Fiesta admission including Mass Ascension and Balloon Glow, deluxe on-site hospitality, and more!
- Three (3) nights deluxe hotel ACCOMMODATIONS at Hotel Chaco (King-Bedded rooms only)
- Check-in: Friday, October 2
- Check-out: Monday, October 5
- Friday evening WELCOME GATHERING with light food and drinks
- ADMISSION and TRANSPORTATION to Balloon Fiesta Park for Saturday and Sunday’s Dawn Patrol, Mass Ascension and Saturday’s evening Balloon Glow (three sessions)
- Chaser’s Club HOSPITALITY including seating for breakfast and dinner, cash bar and premier viewing location next to launch field
- Sunday evening DINNER and FLAMENCO performance
- Balloon Fiesta SOUVENIRS
- Event LANYARD, CREDENTIAL and TICKET HOLDER
- On-site SET TRAVEL HOSTS and HOTEL HOSPITALITY DESK
- TAXES and GRATUITIES on all included items
PLEASE NOTE: Transportation to/from Albuquerque is not included.
*Pricing per person, based on occupancy.
*Extra nights. Price per person.
Max Occupancy: 2
Max Adult: 2
Max Children: 1
2000 Bellamah Ave NW - Albuquerque, NM 87104
Situated in the heart of Albuquerque in the Historic Old Town and new urban Sawmill districts, Hotel Chaco is a boutique hotel that beckons to luxury travelers seeking authentic original experiences. This Old Town Albuquerque hotel is the most distinct hotel in all of New Mexico. The unique room layouts and Albuquerque suites are designed by world-famous architecture firm Gensler, and feature authentic interior design with the best collection of contemporary Native American New Mexican artists on display. Hotel Chaco was also recognized as a Top 10 Best New Hotel of 2017 by USA TODAY 10Best.
Max Occupancy: 2 / Max Adults: 2 & Max Children: 1
PLEASE NOTE: Only King-bedded rooms are available!
Hotel Chaco’s 118 luxury Albuquerque suites and guest rooms are custom-designed with relaxation and peace in mind. Rooms have extended ceiling heights with expansive windows and balconies offering majestic views of the Sandia Mountains, the downtown skyline, historic Old Town, the west mesa, and the property’s stunning desert gardens and pristine pool.
The guest rooms in this luxury hotel in Albuquerque are well appointed with a soothing neutral color palette, tile flooring, a relaxing armchair, large executive workspace and heavy blackout curtains.
Balloon Fiesta Park
Saturday Morning Mass Ascension & Twilight Twinkle Glow
Admission to Saturday's morning and evening sessions. Enjoy Chaser's Club hospitality including guaranteed seating for breakfast and dinner, access to a cash bar and premier viewing location next to the launch field.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Sunday Morning Mass Ascension
Admission to Sunday's morning sessions. Enjoy Chaser's Club hospitality including guaranteed seating for breakfast, access to a cash bar and premier viewing location next to the launch field.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Dinner and Flamenco Performance
At Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque, passion and energy come alive nightly as you experience flamenco in its most intimate, powerful setting in the heart of historic Old Town Albuquerque. Featuring a world-class line-up of artists, the Tablao Flamenco presents a dynamic schedule of performances, featuring the premier artists from Spain and the United States, and delivers the traditional Spanish tapas experience, created by world-renowned Chef Mark Miller of Santa Fe`s Coyote Cafe and Hotel Albuquerque`s Chef Gilbert Aragon.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
Gondola Club Hospitality Upgrade
Upgrade to Gondola Club Hospitality for all three sessions. Gondola Club includes gourmet buffet meal (breakfast or dinner buffet, depending on session attended), open bar, prime location for viewing hot air balloon launch, dedicated bathrooms, live entertainment at evening sessions, collectible Gondola Club lapel pin, and more.
Please note this is a hospitality upgrade, and you will be charged an additional $199 per person.
$199 per person
What is a “Land-Only” package?
A Land-Only package includes all the items listed as “tour package features” EXCEPT for air transportation, airport/hotel transfers, and baggage handling. A Land-Only package would be appropriate should the tour participant not be able to conveniently depart/return from the same city listed in the Air package or wish to travel on their own. Please note flights and/or motor coach transportation to the destination city is not included in this type of package.
What’s included in my price?
Your final price includes room and all hotel taxes. It does not include items such as charges for meals, parking, rollaway beds, phone calls, valet and room service, or any other items of a personal nature.
What does “Single,” “Double,” “Triple,” and “Quad” mean?
Single, Double, Triple, and Quad refer to how many adults (13 and over) are sharing each room (total room occupancy). For example, if two adults wish to stay in the same room, the price would be the Double price, and this would be per person.
Do I need travel insurance?
Due to the investment of your travel package, we strongly recommend the purchase of appropriate insurance coverage. Medical insurance policies may not protect your travels away from home and often have out-of-network deductibles. Likewise, coverage through credit cards and travel suppliers can have shortfalls and not fully protect you. For additional information, please click on the Insurance link on the bottom right of this website.
What does the “Child” price mean?
Children’s prices are limited to those 12 years of age or under sharing a room with one or more adults and using existing bedding. For example, if the room is shared with one adult, the single rate applies as the adult’s price plus the child’s price. If the room is shared with two adults, the double rate applies as each adult’s price plus the child’s price.
What type of payments do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Debit cards featuring the Visa or MasterCard logo are also accepted; however, please be advised these types of cards typically have a maximum amount that you may charge daily. Please check with your financial institution. If you are making a phone reservation, we also will accept personal checks.
What if I have my own tickets to the game?
Should you purchase game tickets through your athletic donor eligibility or from other sources, a ticket deduction may be made from the cost of the tour package. Deduction amounts vary per tour package and must be taken by the specific date listed in the “Payment and Terms” section associated with the tour package.
When will I receive my tour documents?
Tour documents are typically emailed two to three weeks prior to departure for regular season football weekends and specialty programs while bowl game participants will receive theirs five to seven days out. Itineraries for special events, such as the Final Four, will be sent via email just prior to leaving. If you are not the main reservation contact and would like to receive the emailed tour documents, please add your email to the reservation or contact your booking agent.
If I’m not traveling, can I make a reservation for someone else?
When completing the reservation, use the name of the person for whom you are making the reservation. When entering credit card information, you may use your credit card and billing address for payment.