January 23 - 27, 2018 (5 Days)
The unique natural wonders and towns nestled in this corner of Arizona, make a perfect January, comfortable weather tour (well, we cannot guarantee the weather). Wildlife, including breeding, migratory birds, caves, and old west history astonish us at every turn.
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
Day 1 L
We drive south from Albuquerque along the Rio Grande. In Truth or Consequences, we see visit the Geronimo Springs Museum, which depicts Southwest history with pioneer artifacts, railroad and cowboy memorabilia, Mimbres Indian pottery, and Native American arrowheads. One night’s lodging in Wilcox, Arizona.
Day 2 B,L
We drive to Chiricahua National Monument to view the stunning scenery of monolithic pillars and hoodoos. The road ends at Massai Point where we can hike the short nature trail. We tour Faraway Ranch, restored homestead of pioneers Neil and Emma Erickson. We emerge from the mountains, and then stop at Amerind Institute, an archeological research facility and museum. We lodge three nights in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
Day 3 B,L
In nearby Tombstone, we visit Boot Hill and take in the old west atmosphere of “The Town too Tough to Die.” A Trolley Tour introduces us to Tombstone’s history, characters, and historic buildings. After free time to explore Tombstone, we drive to Kartchner Caverns which were discovered in 1974. This is a stunning limestone cave with many world-class features including “bird nests,” “cotton” and brushite moonmilk.
The cave has been immaculately preserved and is beautifully presented.
Day 4 B,D
Our day begins with a visit to the San Pedro House at the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. The river’s stretch is home to more than 80 species of mammals, two native species and several introduced species of fish, more than 40 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 100 species of breeding birds. Then, we cross Mule Pass to reach Bisbee, a colorful copper town built in the 1880s. With our local guide, we tour the downtown historic area. Then we go underground by mine car into the Queen Copper Mine.
Day 5 B,L
We drive home on back roads through some of Arizona’s and New Mexico’s prettiest scenery.
Itinerary subject to change
PRICE PER PERSON:
$795 Double occupancy
$975 Single occupancy
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
4 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
Admission to all listed attractions
Kartchner Caverns Tour
Guided tours of Tombstone & Bisbee
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
DEPOSIT: $150 per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: November 3, 2017
None ... Through November 3, 2017
$150 ... November 4 – December 7, 2017
$450 … December 8 – January 18, 2018
100% ... After January 18, 2018