Balloon Fiesta Flyer

October 5th - October 11th, 2017

World's Premier Balloon Event


Join us for an exciting trip to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta from October 5 -11, 2017. Travel aboard a traditional Pullman style sleeper and executive business car. You will view the spectacular and awesome scenery of the Southwest from picture windows in your private, vintage accommodations. Full meals will be served each day while we are enroute.


Day 1— You will leave Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal at 6:10pm. We will have our cars attached to Amtrak’s “Southwest Chief” bound for Albuquerque. Our first on-board dinner will be served as the train snakes out of the Los Angeles area and up and over the Cajon Pass. This will be a good time to relax before retiring into your Pullman room for the night.

Day 2— Awake in the morning to our train crossing the Arizona desert and into western New Mexico. At noon, we will arrive in Albuquerque where you will have ample time to shop and enjoy the sights of the city. Our cars will be switched off the train and located in an area where we can come and go as we please. Our cars will be available throughout our stay in Albuquerque and will serve as our hotel.

Day 3— Today’s main event is the mass ascension of balloons for opening day. We will have to be up very early! A variety of events will be available today and you may spend the entire day here or return to town to find other adventures.

Day 4— We will take the Railrunner train to Santa Fe today. You can explore the town on your own.¬†We will have maps and recommended restaurants and places to visit.

Day 5— Cumbres and Toltec Day! We will board a private bus to take us to a day on the famous narrow gauge steam railroad through the spectacular mountain scenery. Lunch will be at the midway point on the trip.

Day 6— You will have ample time to continue exploring Albuquerque today or attend another Balloon event as our train is scheduled for a 4:45 PM departure. Savor a relaxing dinner as you enjoy the bluffs of New Mexico and the company of new found friends. The porter will prepare the berths for your final night aboard your vintage 1950s Pullman car.

Day 7— We return to California and anticipate our arrival back in Los Angeles at approximately 8:15 AM.

Call 877-4-LA-Rail (877-452-7245)
for reservations and information.
Some fares and options:

Roomette - (1 person) $2,750.00

Bedroom - (per person) $2,750.00

Master suites (TIOGA PASS) $3,050.00
(per person, larger rooms)

All meals will be prepared aboard by our skilled chefs and served by waiters in the dining room on TIOGA PASS. All guests will be welcome to utilize the open platform and the lounge of TIOGA PASS. Of course, full beverage service and snacks will always be served on the cars.

Albuquerque will be the first stop on our tour of the Southwest.
Take time on Day 4 to explore the historic and uniquely artistic town of Santa Fe.
We ride the Railrunner to Santa Fe
Enjoy the high-desert vistas from the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad on Day 5.