Group posted: 4/17/2019
ALBUQERQUE BALLOON FESTIVAL-GRAND CANYON-HOOVER DAM-LAS VEGAS TOUR
10/11/2019 - 10/18/2019
GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS... So Much Included! LOW-cost Air from $79, Most Meals, Cancellation Travel Protection, Escorted, MORE!
ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FESTIVAL TOUR
GRAND CANYON-HOOVER DAM-LAS VEGAS
Albuquerque ~ World Famous Albuquerque Balloon Festival including MASS ASCENSION & SPECIAL SHAPE RODEO GLOW WITH FIREWORKS ~ Petrified Forest National Park ~ Flagstaff ~ Grand Canyon National Park ~ Hoover Dam ~ Las Vegas ~ Tour
SO MUCH Is Included! ~ LOW-cost Air Add on Cities from just $79 ~ FREE Travel & Cancellation Travel Protection PLUS Cancel For ANY Reason option ~ FREE Meal Package ~ FREE Escorted Experience ~ And so much more!
8-Day ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FESTIVAL & NATIONAL PARKS plus LAS VEGAS TOUR from just $1,799. LOW-cost Air is available from select USA cities! This amazing trip is a GOLDEN ANCHORS EXCLUSIVE and SO MUCH is Included! You will fly (LOW-COST AIR) to Albuquerque (and return from Las Vegas). Your leisurely paced TOUR features your comprehensive Trip Cancellation & Interruption Travel Protection with an option for Cancel For ANY Reason (FREE TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN) to make this a worry-free vacation. All Transfers are included (FREE TRANSFERS) in New Mexico, Arizona & Nevada.
Enjoy an exciting 8-Day tour of the American West. Best of all no need to worry about planning meals as you enjoy Breakfast daily and some dinners (FREE MEAL PACKAGE) while in the West. Your comprehensive sightseeing will include TWO visits to the Albuquerque Balloon Festival for the morning MASS ASCENSION and then the evening SPECIAL SHAPE RODEO GLOW & FIREWORKS. Also enjoy visits to Petrified Forest National Park, Grand Canyon National Park on your way to Las Vegas to enjoy all the glitter and excitement of Las Vegas, we will stop for a visit and tour of Hoover Dam.
TRIP ITINERARY: Departs October 11, 2019
Day 1 | LOW-cost Air USA to Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Fly from Select USA cities (other cities on request) to Albuquerque . Upon arrival FREE TRANSFERS are included from the airport to your hotel. Upon arrival you check into your first class (3 star) Albuquerque hotel, Crowne Plaza (or similar). Tonight, enjoy your included dinner in Albuquerque.
Day 2 | Albuquerque Special Shape Balloon Glow & Fireworks
Breakfast is included today. Enjoy this amazing city before you are transported to the world famous balloon festival grounds. You enjoy special admission for one of the world’s most photographed events. This afternoon and evening event allows you to enjoy hundreds of balloons. Of special note are special shape balloons that will launch and illuminate in the night sky. Hundreds of balloons will launch. A highlight will be a special fireworks show. Dinner on your own.
Day 3 | Albuquerque to Petrified Forest National Park & Flagstaff
Breakfast is included today. Another amazing experience at the balloon festival park for what is called MASS ASCENSION. This grand event is the launch of all balloons participating in the festival. This is the world’s largest single launch of balloons and is a sight to behold. Later we leave Albuquerque and head west towards Arizona. First stop will be a visit to the fascinating Petrified Forest National Park. Continue west to the resort community of Flagstaff. Upon arrival you check into your first class Embassy Suites Flagstaff (or similar) for your two night stay. Tonight dinner is included in Flagstaff.
Day 4 | Grand Canyon National Park
Breakfast is included today. Today will be one of the scenic wonders of the trip as you head to the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Grand Canyon is considered to be one of the most spectacular sights on earth and today you will understand why. Enjoy a full day at this National Wonder. Dinner on your own.
Day 5 | Travel to Las Vegas
Breakfast is included today. Your travels today include breathtaking vistas of the desert as you cross into Nevada. Enjoy a stop and tour of Hoover Dam. Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Your arrival in Las Vegas is always a treat to see. Upon arrival you check into the Luxor hotel, or similar on the famous Las Vegas strip. Dinner on your own. If you have not done so already, check out the fabulous shows. Book early as the most popular shows sell out!
Day 6 | Las Vegas
Breakfast is included this morning. You have a full day to enjoy this incredible entertainment mecca. There are so many things to see and do. Dinner on your own.
Day 7 | Las Vegas
Breakfast is included this morning. You have a full day to enjoy this incredible entertainment mecca. There are so many things to see and do. Dinner on your own.
Day 8 | Las Vegas and Fly to USA
Breakfast is included this morning. Your unique journey to Albuquerque Balloon Festival & National Parks will come to an end today as you say goodbye to your Tour Escort and other travel companions. You will be transferred to the Las Vegas Airport for your flight home with many wonderful memories of your Western trip.
TAB: POLICIES (PRICING)
$1,799 per person double
$2,499 per person single
Taxes/Fees of $79 additional.
Rates are valid for: October 11, 2019 departure
Rates were valid on January 10, 2019 and are subject to change
PAYMENTS: $500 PP non-refundable deposit due upon booking. Final Payment due 120 days prior to departure. If there are any additional airfare charges they must be paid at time of deposit.
CANCELLATION PENALTIES: Deposit is non-refundable, 120 - 91 days prior 50%, 90 days or less 100%
WHAT’S INCLUDED & what’s not included…
SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare Golden Anchors with the competition and find out all of the value you receive. No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel. We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. Golden AnchorsTrips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience. (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)
LOW-COST AIRFARE AVAILABLE: You already know, that getting to the cruise or destination requires expensive travel arrangements. LOW-cost Air is already offered in your Golden Anchors Trips price. And that even includes your arrival and departure transfers. Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase air and transfers on your own. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Upgrade to Golden Anchors PREMIUM AIR and you can select the number of stops, the times, the airlines, or any flight preferences at prevailing air supplements. This option is VERY HIGHLY recommended to get your EXACT flight preferences. Ask your agent for details.
$79 Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego
$249 Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Portland, OR, Salt Lake City, Seattle
$299 Austin, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, San Antonio, St Louis, Miami, Denver
$329 Atlanta, Ft Lauderdale, Chicago, Orlando, New York, Philadelphia, Tampa
$399 Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, OH, Detroit, Hartford, Indianapolis, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburg, Raleigh, Richmond, Washington
$429 Jacksonville, West Palm Beach
NOTE: all rates are per person.
Transfers Are Available Even If You Don’t Participate in our Low-cost Air Program: You may purchase round-trip transfers in Albuquerque and Las Vegas for just $49 per person. You must provide your exact air schedule no later than 60 days prior to trip departure.
FIRST CLASS (3 Star) HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 nights Albuquerque, 2 nights Flagstaff, 3 nights Las Vegas (are included. NOTE: all rates are per person.
FREE MEAL PACKAGE: Most Meals including ALL Breakfasts, and two Dinners. The cost of meals while you are traveling is a substantial cost. That is already included in your Golden Anchors TRIPS price. Most meals are already planned for. Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this FREE program already included. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Meal package is not included on Pre & Post tours.
SIGHTSEEING as outlined in itinerary on the ITINERARY Tab. Every effort has been made to include all the “must see” attractions in each destination, yet provide time for individual exploration.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: There are some things that are not possible to include. Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price. Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be prepaid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.
TAB: PACKAGE DETAILS
WHAT IS GOLDEN ANCHORS TRIPS’ ALL ABOUT…
SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare Golden Anchors Trips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive. No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel. We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. Golden Anchors Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience. (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)
FREE CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION TRAVEL PROTECTION Plus CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION SUPPLEMENT*: 52 Great Trips takes the worry out of travel because ALL of our guests already have Trip Cancellation & Interruption Travel Protection and is FREE. This is so critically important for your peace of mind for your vacation experience. Cancel for Work-related Reasons (including loss of job) trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost including work-related reasons in addition to job loss). Cancellation trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost).Travel interruption trip protection FREE (up to 150% of Trip Cost). Emergency medical and evacuation & Repatriation trip protection FREE (up to $250,000).. Baggage & Personal Effects travel protection FREE (up to $1500). Travel Delay travel protection FREE (up to $750). Missed connections travel protection FREE (up to $500). Baggage delay travel protection FREE (up to $400). Non-medical Emergency Evacuation FREE (up to $150,000). Accident & Sickness Medical Expense travel protection FREE (up to $50,000). And more. Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this free program already provided FREE. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! (benefits include Worldwide Emergency Assistance.) See TRAVEL INSURED trip protection policy statement for exact details and benefit limits.) TRAVEL INSURED is one of America’s most respected Travel Insurance Providers and provides you peace of mind while traveling. Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details. This document contains highlights of the travel protection plan. The plan contain insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company. The plans also contain non-insurance Travel Assistance Services that are provided by an independent organization. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions.
TRAVEL PROTECTION POLICY DETAILS: Your FREE policy will include coverage of your total invoice for $1,501 to $2,000 per person. If you purchase services that exceed this amount you can add to the travel protection amount with the following low-cost add on:
$2001 - $2500 per person $35 supplement
$2501 - $3000 per person $70 supplement
$3001 - $3500 per person $105 supplement
$3501 - $4000 per person $140 supplement
$4001 - $4500 per person $175 supplement
$4501 - $5000 per person $210 supplement
CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION*: You may add at an additional cost optional CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION. This gives you protection regardless of your reason for cancellation. This addition provides coverage of 75% of the nonrefundable trip cost. Trip cancellation must be 48 hours or more prior to scheduled departure. CFAR must be purchased at the time of the plan purchase and within 14 days of your initial trip deposit. Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details. *NOT available for residents of New York.
Your CANCEL FOR ANY REASON policy coverage cost is detailed below. If you purchase services that exceed this amount you can add to the travel protection amount with the following low-cost add on:
$1001 - $1,500 per person $80 supplement
$1501 - $2000 per person $100 supplement
$2001 - $2500 per person $120 supplement
$2501 - $3000 per person $140 supplement
$3001 - $3500 per person $160 supplement
$3501 - $4000 per person $180 supplement
$4001 - $4500 per person $200 supplement
$4501 - $5000 per person $220 supplement
Golden Anchors TRIPS TOUR ESCORT: Having a local expert is of great value and with our travel experience you will have it. Having an experienced expert to ensure the smooth operation of the trip, answer your individual questions and be of assistance in the event of an emergency is of great value. Compare how much more it would cost if you had to purchase this free program already included. (see FAQ policy description for full details.)
GUESTS WORLDWIDE CAN PARTICIPATE: Airfare is available to Albuquerque and returning from Las Vegas from many USA and other gateways to participate in this trip. We can provide hotel & transfers before or after the tour. Ask your Golden Anchors Trips advisor for details.
LEISURELY PACED TRAVEL EXPERIENCES ARE ALREADY INCLUDED: While many trips shuttle their guest from destination to destination, the Golden AnchorsTrips philosophy is to offer a more leisure paced tour to ensure an in-depth experience for our guest. So many of our competitors have one-night stays and move your JETTour along too fast. With Golden Anchors Trips your travel experience will be a journey under the philosophy of taking your time. Have the time to enjoy where you are visiting. Compare what they do versus this program already included.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. . .
Escort: Either way you are going to get local knowledge on the destination you are visiting. We provide a special Golden AnchorsTrips Escort that travels with you on the included land portion of the trip when there is a minimum of 30 guests. If there are less, then we provide a local host that provides that same experience. Either way, you are going to enjoy a personal and intimate experience with local experts of the region you are visiting.
FREE Meal Package: A core philosophy of Golden Anchors Trips is to be inclusive with meals where the itinerary makes sense. This means providing Breakfast daily and some dinners on the tour portion of your tour. This will be provided as a planned meal or in some instances as a credit to allow you choice (depending on the convenience for our guests in the destination we are visiting).
Travel Protection Program: Golden Anchors Trips is very unique in that your trip travel protection program is free. Pre-existing condition is waived with your deposit. Your enrollment is automatic with participation in our group travel program. The premium is included for the base cost of the Tour or CruiseTour. Your Travel Protection includes Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Baggage & Personal Effects Coverage, Accident & Sickness Medical Expense Coverage, Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation Coverage, and world-wide assistance from Travel Insured. See the trip protection plan policy for complete details of coverage. IF you would like to increase your trip protection coverage contact Travel Insured or your travel agent for exact details. Golden Anchors Trips HIGHLY recommends the addition of CANCEL FOR ANY REASON optional supplement.
What’s Not Included: There are some things that are not possible to include. Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price. Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be prepaid, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.