BADLANDS, NM Hiking Tour

Hiking Tours / by Air and Land
7 Day
  • Itinerary

     
    Date:  Oct 1-8, 2022 (8 Days/7 Nights)
    Number of participants: Maximum 10
    YOU NEED TO BE FULLY VACCINATED TO BE ABLE TO JOIN THIS TOUR
    THIS TOUR IS FOR INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED HIKERS ONLY
    If you are not a member of TrailHike Richmond Hill, your level of fitness (ability to hike) must be screened by your Hike Leader, Ian Clark. So, you need to contact IAN to make sure you meet the fitness requirements for this tour. 

    Balloon Fiesta and Hikes in Wild New Mexico

    THIS TOUR WILL BE CONDUCTED BY YOUR HIKE LEADER "Ian Clark".  
    Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/trailhike-richmondhill/events/285233303/
    If you asked me my favorite US state...It would be correct to assume Arizona....however NewMexico beats out all others for second...yes even beats Utah.....
    If you asked me my favorite thing to photograph...most would assume sunrise/sunset.....sand.....waterfalls.....but that would be wrong...Badlands are by far my favorite landscape to photograph
    Yes......this is "my kind of adventure" starting out at the "International Balloon Festival in NM" (second to the Balloon Festival in Turkey) and onward thru Albuquerque NM to AZ with various hikes along the way

    ---------------TasmainIAN--------------
    Adventures to include the following: (posted some pics)
    - International Balloon Festival - Albuquerque NM
    - TentRocks NM (subject to permits)
    - Bisti Badlands NM (Scrambled Eggs - Dinosaur Egg)
    - Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness NM (Alien Chair)
    - Nageez - King of Wings
    - Chaco Culture National Historical Park NM (Pueblo Village)
    - El Malpais National Monument NM
    - Petrified Forest NM/AZ (Blue Mesa)
    - West Fork AZ (Sedona - fall colours)
    - Salt River Horses AZ
    - Superstitions AZ
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    BRIEF ITINERARY
    Day 1: SAT 1 OCT 2022: Toronto >> Albuquerque, NM
    Flight from Toronto to Albuquerque. Arrive around 11.00 AM
    - HIKE:  TentRocks (subject to permits).
    - Attending the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 
    Twilight Twinkle Glow - AfterGlowTM Fireworks Show. (admission is included in the package)
     
    Day 2: SUN 2 OCT 2022: Albuquerque, NM >> Grants, NM
    Dawn Patrol Show - Krispy Kreme Morning Glow. (admission is included in the package)
    - HIKE: El Malpais National Monument
    - SUNSET:  Sandstone Bluffs Overlook
     
    Day 3: MON 3 OCT 2022: 
    Grants, NM >> Gallup, NM
    - HIKE   Bisti Badlands NM (Scrambled Eggs - Dinosaur Egg). -  Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness NM (Alien Chair) -  Nageez - King of Wings -  Chaco Culture National Historical Park NM (Pueblo Village)
    -  SUNSET:  Churchrock
     
    Day 4: TUE 4 OCT 2022: Gallup, NM >> Flagstaff, AZ
    - HIKE:  Petrified Forest NM/AZ (Blue Mesa)
    - Sunset:  Arizona Snowbowl. - Kendrick Park
     
    Day 5: WED 5 OCT 2022: Flagstaff, AZ >> Sedona, AZ
    - HIKE:  West Fork AZ (Sedona - fall colours)  
    - SUNSET: Doe Mountain
     
    Day 6: THU 6 OCT 2022: Sedona, AZ >> Mesa, AZ
    - HIKE:  Salt River Horses AZ  -  Superstitions AZ - Black Glass Canyon (Goldfields).
    - SUNSET:  Goldfield Ghost Town
     
    Day 7: FRI 7 OCT 2022: Mesa, AZ >> Phoenix, AZ
    - HIKE: Geronimo Cave via Peralta  
    - SUNSET: Dobbins Lookout and/or Different Pointe of View
     
    Day 8: SAT 8 OCT 2022:
    Phoenix, AZ >> Toronto
    -  On the way to the airport, you will have a short Inter City Tour (Phoenix)
    -  Flight Home around noon
     
    NOTE: The itinerary, sightseeing, and hikes are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond our control.
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    Price & Inclusions

    PRICE: 
    Double room: CA$2390 (taxes are included) per person in double occupancy
    Single room: CA$3280 (taxes are included) per person in single occupancy
    (the single supplement is CA$890)
     
    FOR PAYMENT: Please choose "e-transfer as the mode of payment", after placing your order, please e-transfer to: info@funtours.ca (the amount will be automatically deposited to our account), which means no password is required.
     
    What’s included:
    7-night Hotel accommodation 
    • 7 Breakfasts
    • Private Air-Conditioned Transportation by a Van 
    • Airport Transfers
    • Escorted tour by the tour director (Professional Hike Leader)
    • Admission to Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta >> Twilight Twinkle Glow™ / Balloon Glow / Night Magic Glow™
    • Admission to Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta >> Dawn Patrol Show - Krispy Kreme Morning Glow
    • Admission to the places that are mentioned in the itinerary
     
    HOTELS
    Quality Inn & Suites Downtown - Albuquerque, NM 
    Quality Inn & Suites - Grants, NM 
    Quality Inn & Suites - Gallup, NM 
    Comfort Inn I-17 & I-40 - Flagstaff, AZ 
    Arroyo Pinion Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection - Sedona, AZ 
    Sleep Inn Mesa - Mesa, AZ 
    Cambria Hotel Downtown Phoenix Convention Center - Phoenix, AZ 
     
    What's NOT included:
    • International flights (Toronto- Albuquerque & Phoenix-Toronto). 
    • Lunches and Dinners are not included
    • All Gratuities (Hotel-Guide-Driver)
     
    ************ FLIGHT INFORMATION ************
    You need to book your own flights. You can book your flights through the Expedia website (OR) United Airlines website / Air Canada Website / American Airlines
    We suggest the following flights since they are currently the best options. If you book a different flight, please make sure to be in Albuquerque around noon to be able to do the hikes on the first day. Since the availability and prices are constantly changing, please book your flights as soon as you can.
     
    • Sat, Oct 1, 2022- Toronto to Albuquerque by American Airlines (1 stop)
    6:00 AM - 12:05 PM
    Flight number: AA1748 & AA2865
    Total duration: 7h 35m (1 stop)
    2h 35m stop in Chicago (ORD)
    • Sat, Oct 8, 2022 - Phoenix to Toronto by Air Canada (non-stop)
    12:15 PM - 7:21 PM  
    Flight number: Air Canada 1836
    Total duration: 4h 6m  
     
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    Cancellations & Refunds
    * Full refund if you cancel at least 30 days before the trip departure date.

    * 29-15 days prior to departure - pay a penalty equal to 50% of the total purchase amount.
    * 14-8 days prior to departure - pay a penalty equal to 70% of the total purchase amount.
    * Within 7 days of departure - fully non-refundable - pay a penalty equal to 100% of the total purchase amount.
    * All reservations are fully transferable and you may transfer your booking to anyone else, without penalty. Simply send us an email through the Contact Us button at the top of the page.
    * In the event that a tour is cancelled, the liability of FunTours.ca will be limited to providing a full refund of the original trip price.

    Pickup

    You will be picked up at Albuquerque Airport by your Hike Leader "IAN".  

    Note

    Level of difficulty: THIS TOUR IS ONLY FOR ADVANCED HIKERS 
    The hikes are 2-4 hours, and some of them are challenging.
     
    Travel Documents
    US Immigration requires that all travellers MUST have a valid passport (or Nexus or EDL cards).  If you do not have a Canadian or USA passport, please make sure that you have the appropriate permissions or documentation to travel to the USA.
    YOU CAN NOT TRAVEL IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ALL REQUIRED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, SUCH AS PASSPORT AND VISA (if applicable).
     
    Itinerary Changes
    The itinerary is subject to change at any time without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances/weather and road conditions.

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