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Our History

SUN TOURS is New Mexico's oldest and largest tour operator, founded in 1978.


Our first three tours were commissioned by the Albuquerque Office of Senior Affairs and took place in September, October, and November, 1978. The tours were so well received that many more commissions were forthcoming. In 1983 Sun Tours began offering its tours directly to the public. By then we had expanded our range of operations to the entire western United States. Each tour destination had been methodically researched, enabling us to create the best possible itinerary.

SUN TOURS continued to expand its horizons. In 1983 we operated our first tour to the eastern United States with a tour to Florida. In 1984 we took our first group overseas for a tour of Switzerland, Austria, and southern Germany, which included the 350th anniversary performance of the Oberammergau Passion Play. Also in 1984, we operated our first tour to Canada—a wonderful tour to the Canadian Rockies, which is still one of our most popular destinations.

SUN TOURS’ first cruise was a Transcanal itinerary with Sitmar Cruise Lines in 1986. It was so successful that in 1987 we had four groups cruising the seven seas! 

In 1988 SUN TOURS joined the National Tour Association, America's premier trade group for tour operators. In 2000 SUN TOURS began its series of "1-Night" tours to see the sights close to home.

We attract people from far and wide to join our tours that begin and end in Albuquerque. 

Now is the time to take that trip you have been thinking about. You deserve it. Find out why our clients wouldn’t travel with anyone else. LET’S GO!

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