Bucket-List Adventures Made Possible – Guided Tours from New Mexico

Feb 14, 2024

Embarking on a bucket-list adventure transcends the ordinary, turning dreams into reality. SUN TOURS offers guided tours from New Mexico to some of the most awe-inspiring destinations on the planet, each with its unique allure and unforgettable experiences. These destinations can feel out of reach at times but traveling in small groups can provide the best value and the easiest way to experience these amazing places.  From the serene beauty of Japan’s cherry blossoms to the raw wilderness of Tanzania’s Serengeti, these journeys promise to enchant and transform.

Japan: A Springtime Splendor

Imagine wandering through Tokyo, enveloped in the delicate fragrance of cherry blossoms, a symbol of life’s fleeting beauty. Japan is a tapestry of ancient traditions and modern wonders. From the tranquil Hama Rikyu Gardens to the historic Sensoji Temple and the Imperial Palace’s majestic gardens, Japan offers a journey through time. Experience the harmony of nature and culture with a kaiseki dinner, a traditional multi-course Japanese meal, and embrace the serenity of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto. Each step in Japan is a step through history, art, and natural beauty, making it a quintessential bucket-list destination.

When traveling by guided tours from New Mexico, you can achieve your dreams. SUN TOURS is currently offering a spring departure with very limited space left. However, Japan is on the table again for next year! Call to be added to our interest list.

Tanzania: A Safari Odyssey

Tanzania beckons with the promise of raw, untamed nature. Imagine gazing at the majestic Kilimanjaro or witnessing the Great Migration across the Serengeti’s endless plains. Guided tours provide unparalleled access to the “big five” in their natural habitat, offering a profound connection to the earth’s primal beauty. Luxurious lodges and tented camps nestled in the heart of wilderness areas provide comfort amidst the wild, making every moment in Tanzania an encounter with the sublime.

If you’re dreaming of a safari adventure, we partner with the best. These experts are Carnivore Safaris. Lucas Mhina, our partner and friend, is passionate, knowledgeable, and professional. His team is wonderful and takes care of our passengers as we experience the amazing Serengeti.

We are currently offering Tanzania: Serengeti Adventure at the end of May 2024. There is currently only one spot available for this departure. However, we will be offering it again in 2025 along with exciting new African adventures! Keep an eye out for a small group tour to Rwanda for gorilla trekking! A presentation on Tanzania and the gorilla trekking tour can be found here. You can also call to receive updates when booking becomes available.

New York City: A Theatrical Extravaganza

The allure of Broadway, the pulse of Times Square, and the echoes of history on Ellis Island make New York City a mosaic of American culture. Guided tours from New Mexico to the Big Apple promise more than just sightseeing; they offer an immersive experience into the heart of the city’s theater scene, iconic landmarks, and culinary delights. Whether marveling at the skyline from the One World Observatory or being swept away by Broadway’s magic, NYC is a celebration of creativity and diversity. Experience this bucket-list adventure in July 2024 with SUN TOURS.

Norwegian Fjords Cruise: A Voyage Through Time

Norway’s fjords are nature’s masterpiece, a realm where cliffs plunge into deep, icy waters and myths linger in the mist. Cruising through these ancient waterways offers a glimpse into a world unchanged by time, where fishing villages dot the landscape, and nature’s grandeur is overwhelming. From the historic charm of Hamburg to the natural splendor of Alesund and Bergen, this journey is a testament to the enduring beauty of the natural world.

This cruise journey is offered in partnership with Cunard – who have been in the cruise business for over 180 years. This escorted cruise from New Mexico is aboard the Queen Mary 2. Whether you’re lounging in one of the ship’s expansive decks or enjoying afternoon tea in one of its elegant salons, the Queen Mary 2 promises a journey steeped in luxury and comfort, making it a top choice for travelers seeking the best cruise ships for their next vacation. This vessel is the winner of the USA Today 10 Best award for Best Mid-Sized Cruise Ship 2023 and travAlliancemedia Travvy Awards Best Luxury Cruise Ship. This departure is scheduled for August 2024.

Machu Picchu with Galapagos Islands Cruise: An Adventure Across Time and Nature

The Galapagos Islands, far-flung flung in the Pacific Ocean, are a mosaic of unique ecosystems that have evolved in splendid isolation. This archipelago is a living laboratory, offering a rare glimpse into the processes of natural selection that inspired Charles Darwin. Imagine setting foot on volcanic landscapes where giant tortoises roam, and marine iguanas bask on sun-drenched shores. Each island is a world unto itself, home to species found nowhere else on Earth. Aboard a first-class catamaran, travelers are not just visitors but guardians of this fragile ecosystem, experiencing the islands’ natural wonders while contributing to their preservation.

Perched high in the Andes, shrouded in mist and mystery, Machu Picchu stands as a testament to the Inca civilization’s architectural, agricultural, and astronomical prowess. This ancient city, rediscovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, continues to captivate with its sophisticated stone structures that blend seamlessly with the natural landscape.

The combination of the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu in a single journey offers a rare opportunity to witness the pinnacle of natural evolution and human ingenuity. These destinations compel us to reflect on our place in the natural world and the legacy of our civilizations, making them essential entries on any bucket list for the discerning traveler seeking depth, wonder, and inspiration in their adventures. SUN TOURS is offering this combination land tour and cruise for September 2024!

Patagonia, Buenos Aires, and Iguazu Falls: A Journey to the End of the World

The wild landscapes of Patagonia, the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires, and the thundering waters of Iguazú Falls epitomize the diverse beauty of South America. From the glaciers of El Calafate to the tango rhythms of Buenos Aires, this journey is a celebration of natural wonders and cultural vibrancy, offering an unforgettable exploration of the continent’s southern reaches.

A newly added tour for SUN TOURS and an adventure-packed two weeks! In April 2025, this guided tour from New Mexico makes it possible for you to explore South America in worry-free comfort.

Bucket-List Adventures Made Possible with Guided Tours from New Mexico

Guided tours from New Mexico to these bucket-list destinations offer more than just travel; they provide a passage to the heart of each location’s unique story, landscape, and culture. Whether it’s the serene beauty of Japan, the raw wilderness of Tanzania, the vibrant pulse of New York City, the timeless majesty of Norwegian fjords, the ancient allure of Machu Picchu and the Galapagos, or the diverse wonders of Patagonia and Buenos Aires, each journey promises to be an unforgettable chapter in the story of your life.

Book Your Next Adventure

SUN TOURS visits over 100 destinations annually and all 7 continents every 18 months. If one of our group tours doesn’t meet your needs, we offer custom individual and group tours through our in-house travel agent!

If traveling from outside of New Mexico, no worries! We can accommodate your travel to meet with our groups.

For Arizona residents, we invite you to explore our sister company, Pleasurebent Tours at PleasurebentTours.com!