Cloudcroft Thanksgiving

November 27, 2024 thru November 29, 2024

Immerse yourself in a cozy Thanksgiving in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. This three-day tour starts in Albuquerque, leading you through stunning landscapes to the peaceful haven of The Lodge in Cloudcroft. Spend Thanksgiving surrounded by natural beauty at White Sands, followed by a festive dinner at Rebecca’s. Conclude your holiday with a historic touch at the Quarai Mission Ruins, blending relaxation and exploration in this memorable celebration.


Deluxe Motorcoach


3 days, 2 night

Activity Level 3



4 meals (2 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner) included



Tour Highlights

  • Spaceport America
  • White Sands National Park
  • Thanksgiving Dinner at Rebecca’s
  • Heart of the Desert Tour
  • Quarai Mission Ruins at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument


  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • 2 night’s lodging
  • 4 meals (2 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner) included
  • Admission to all listed attractions
  • Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
  • All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)

Day 1 - New Mexico Landscapes

Our journey begins with a departure from Albuquerque, weaving through New Mexico’s diverse landscapes with comfort stops along the way. We explore Truth or Consequences, a town with a quirky name and a cozy spot for lunch. Visit Spaceport America, a gateway to the stars nestled in the desert. We ascend to Cloudcroft, where The Lodge awaits, offering rest amidst the tranquil highlands.

Day 2 - Sands, Sun, & Serenity

Start with a breakfast, then journey to the mesmerizing White Sands Visitor Center for a morning amid the glistening dunes. Return to The Lodge for some leisurely afternoon free time. The day culminates in a Thanksgiving meal at Rebecca’s, offering a chance to indulge and give thanks. The evening is yours to relax and soak in the tranquil ambiance of Cloudcroft.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 3 - Ancient Stones & Back Home

After breakfast at The Lodge, we set off for a tour at Heart of the Desert in Alamogordo, renowned for its pistachios and wines. Next, we’ll enjoy a lunch from Alpine Alley Café in Mountainair.

The journey continues at the Salinas Main Visitor Center, a gateway to the intriguing past of the region. We then explore the Quarai Mission Ruins, part of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, where history whispers among the ancient stones.

Our day concludes as we return to Albuquerque, bringing our adventure full circle.

Meals included: (B, L)

Itinerary subject to change.

Package Pricing

$875 per person

Triple Occupancy

Deposit: $100

$955 per person

Double Occupancy

Deposit: $100

$1,145 per person

Single Occupancy

Deposit: $100

Final Payment Due:

September 24, 2024

Deposit: N/A

Price Includes

• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• 2 nights lodging
• 4 meals (2 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner) included
• Admission to all listed attractions
• Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
• All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)

Booking Policy

FINAL PAYMENT DUE:   September 24, 2024


  • None through September 24, 2024

  • $100 – September 25 – October 8, 2024

  • $600 – October 9 – 22, 2024
  • 100% – After October 22, 2024

Travel Protection starts at $104


Level 3: Moderate

Expectations: Expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest on the coach and between attractions. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing stops or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening. There may be some changes in altitude or temperatures.

Appropriate for: Most travelers beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some physical exertion.


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.


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.


In November, Cloudcroft, New Mexico, experiences a transition from fall to winter, with cooler temperatures and the potential for snowfall, especially towards the end of the month. Daytime highs are typically in the upper 40s to low 50s Fahrenheit (around 8-11°C), while nighttime temperatures can drop below freezing, often into the 20s (-6°C or lower). The weather can vary significantly due to Cloudcroft's high elevation (over 8,600 feet or about 2,600 meters), so it's common to see colder temperatures and early snow compared to lower elevations in New Mexico. It's advisable to prepare for a range of conditions, including cold weather, potential snow, and sunny days.

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