We loved the Albuquerque international Balloon Fiesta. Attending with a group tour made traffic, accomodations, meals and moving through crowds at the right time very easy. We even got to go up in a balloon with hundreds of other balloons. The mass ascension starts before dawn and the temperature was below freezing. Our tour had us up and out of the hotel and onto the Fiesta grounds for breakfast before the traffic got heavy. The special shape balloons are our favorites. The Rainbow Riders took very good care of us on our balloon ride.