Enchanting New Mexico

October 20-29, 2018

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Special Features

  • Luxury Motorcoach Transportation
  • See Carlsbad Caverns, one of the Wonders of the WorldNew-Mexico-montage-2018[1]
  • Visit the Living Dessert
  • Tour the UFO Museum and lunch at the Crashdown Cafe
  • Historical Fort Stanton Visit
  • Lincoln Monument – walk in the footsteps of Billy the Kid and others
  • Visit the breathtaking White Sands National Monument
  • See the “Very Large Array” Space Projects
  • Visit the ancient Native American Dwellings of Acoma Sky City

Come with Sunnyland to a place where you can explore underground caves and look to the stars all in the same day. New Mexico has it all, from eating lunch with Aliens, to Lincoln State Monument, where Billy the Kid made his great escape! See the space projects such as the Very Large Array and rocket experiments and a mock-up of the International Space Station. Take your shoes off and hang out with us in the White Sands of New Mexico, The Land of Enchantment.


Prices

Double: $1,625/pp
Single: $2,150/pp
Triple: $1,450/pp
Trip Protection:  $172.50/pp – Double, $217.50/pp – Single, $139.50/pp – Quad
Early Booking

$100/pp if booked by April 30, 2018

 

Deposit:  $50/pp due at time of booking
Final Payment Due:  Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Day 1, Saturday, October 20

This morning we start our journey toward the Land of Enchantment, but first we will have a get acquainted dinner and a good nights rest in Wichita Falls. (D)

Day 2, Sunday, October 21

Today we travel to Carlsbad, New Mexico where the real adventure begins.  We will rest our heads and start fresh tomorrow morning. (B)

Day 3, Monday, October 22

We will visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park today.  This area has a rich and diverse history dating back to prehistoric and Native American cultures. The temperature in the caverns stays a mild 56 degrees year-round.  You will have time to enjoy lunch and then spend a delightful afternoon at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park, an indoor/outdoor living museum featuring flora and fauna of the Chihuahuan Desert. (B)

Day 4, Tuesday, October 23

Prepare to be lost in space as we explore Roswell, world renowned for the “Roswell Incident” and its International UFO Museum and Research Center.  Keeping with the space theme, we will see the re-creation of Robert Goddard’s workshop and planetarium at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, where it really is “rocket science”.  Next we will see a mock-up of the International Space Station at the New Mexico Museum of Space History.  (B, L)

Day 5, Wednesday, October 24

This morning we begin our day at Fort Stanton State Monument, the historic home of Kit Carson, Black Jack Pershing and the Buffalo Soldiers.  We step back in time at the Lincoln State Monument, one of New Mexico’s most widely visited attractions. It is a community mostly frozen in time during the 1870′s and 1880′s.  You can walk in the footsteps of Billy the Kid and many others from the Wild West.  (B, L)

Day 6, Thursday, October 25

Today we venture into a land like no other!  275 square miles of wave-like gypsum sand in the middle of the dessert.  Take your shoes off, put your feet in the sand, and soak up some of the New Mexico sun.
No tour to New Mexico is complete without a visit to a Pistachio Farm to purchase some yummy treats!
We will venture toward Las Cruces, NM, a city that boasts 350 days of sunshine allowing visitors to enjoy a wide variety of attractions and outdoor activities any time of year.  Enjoy the sites and free time this afternoon in this charming plaza. (B)

Day 7, Friday, October 26

We will have a little more free time in Las Cruces this morning to grab those last minute souvenirs.  We will then travel to Socorro, New Mexico is home to San Miguel Mission, built in 1891 on the same site as the original mission from 1627.   Tonight you will have a little free time to explore Socorro on your own. (B)

Day 8,  Saturday, October 27

If you love science, you will love today’s adventure!  “Very Large Array” is comprised of 27 radio antennas spread over 22 miles that are able to detect extremely faint radio emissions from the distant stars.  Their visitor center informs guests about radio astronomy and the future of this science.  We will continue our  travels to the dwellings of Acoma Sky City! Sky City is on top of a 367 foot sheer-walled sandstone bluff. This is the only continuously, inhabited community of the Native American Acoma Tribe in North America since 1150 A.D. (B)

Day 9, Sunday, October 28

We will start heading toward Springfield, with a stop in Elk City, Oklahoma where Sunnyland will treat you to a Farewell Dinner as a way of saying “Thank You” for traveling with us. (B, D)

Day 10, Monday, October 29

We will return to the Ozarks by late afternoon with fond memories of our Enchanting New Mexican Adventures and a new appreciation for a very different culture! (B)

 

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