Carlsbad Caverns with Bat Flight Program
September 16, 2024 thru September 17, 2024
Embark on a captivating one-night journey that promises an intriguing blend of history, mystery, and natural wonder. Travel to Roswell, a town renowned for its UFO encounters. Explore the mysteries of the universe at the International UFO Museum and Research Center, delving into the realm of unidentified flying objects. Witness the mesmerizing Bat Flight Program at Carlsbad Caverns, a unique spectacle that reveals the secrets of the cave’s nocturnal inhabitants. Explore the magnificent Big Room, North America’s largest cave chamber. This unforgettable adventure awaits, promising a blend of earthly and otherworldly experiences in the heart of New Mexico.
2 days, 1 night
Activity Level 2
2 meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch) included
- International UFO Museum and Research Center
- Carlsbad Caverns
- Bat Flight Program
- Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- 1 nights lodging
- 2 meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch)
- Admission to all listed attractions
- Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
- All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
Embark on an extraordinary journey filled with intriguing encounters and natural wonders. Your adventure begins with a morning departure from Albuquerque, setting the stage for an exciting day ahead. As you traverse through picturesque landscapes of New Mexico, a comfort stop offers a chance to refuel and refresh.
Next, indulge in a meal at Cattle Baron. Located in arguably the most notorious UFO and extraterrestrial crash site on earth, Roswell, New Mexico.
After our western-themed lunch, we head to the International UFO Museum and Research Center, a hub of extraterrestrial exploration and discovery. Explore the mysteries of the cosmos and dive into the world of unidentified flying objects.
Afterward, check in at the conveniently located Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Enjoy an independent dinner at your leisure.
In the evening, embark on a captivating adventure to Carlsbad Caverns. Witness the mesmerizing Bat Flight Program at the Bat Flight Amphitheater, a unique spectacle that promises to leave you in awe. The size of the bat colony fluctuates from night to night and season to season. Between 200,000 and 500,000 bats call the cave home over the summer, swelling to over one million during migration.
Please note that to protect the bats, electronic devices are not allowed during the program.
Meals included: (L)
Your adventure unfolds as you arrive at the Carlsbad Caverns Visitor Center. Here, you’ll be immersed in the breathtaking world of underground wonders.
Commence your self-guided tour through the awe-inspiring Big Room. The Big Room is the largest single cave chamber by volume in North America. As you explore the cavern’s depths, marvel at the intricate formations that have taken millennia to sculpt.
Following your underground adventure, savor a well-deserved lunch at the Caverns Trading Company Café, where you can refuel and reflect on your subterranean journey.
We will depart from Carlsbad Caverns and begin our journey home. Along the way we will make a couple of comfort stops, allowing you to stretch your legs.
Meals included: (B)
Itinerary subject to change.
$525 per person
$625 per person
Final Payment Due:
July 9, 2024
• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• 1 nights lodging
• 2 meals (1 breakfast, 1 lunch)
• Admission to all listed attractions
• Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
• All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: July 9, 2024
None through July 9, 2024
$100 – July 10 – August 13, 2023
100% – August 13, 2024
Level 2: Relaxed
Expectations: This tour requires light physical activity combined with shorter travel days. Tour members should expect intermittent walking, with occasional slight inclines and stair climbs, including boarding the motorcoach. Activities may include an occasional city or nature walking tour, stopping along the way. Guests should be able to climb a set of stairs, walk up or down slight slopes and navigate some uneven terrain or cobblestone.
Appropriate for: Travelers who are somewhat physically fit and comfortable with longer days of touring (both walking tours and coach time).
For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.
If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.
Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
SUN TOURS acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS
Average high temperatures in New Mexico in September in the mid 80s, with low temperatures averaging the low 60s. Please be sure to bring a sweater and / or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you to on this tour.
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