Big Bend and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks

Featuring the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort

9 DAYS • 15 MEALS Explore the incredible caverns, magical white sands, and unexplained phenomena of America's desert Southwest, while staying on real working ranches, eating West Texas barbecue, and gazing at stars like you've never seen them before.
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The Mayflower Tours Way
  • 15 Meals (5 dinners, 2 lunches and 8 breakfasts)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend 2 nights in Big Bend National Park at the Casa Grande Lodge
  • Guided tour of Big Bend National Park featuring the Sam Nall Ranch and Santa Elena Canyon
  • Enjoy a delightful barbecue cookout dinner in Big Bend National Park
  • Tour Fort Davis National Historic Park, a major frontier military post
  • Visit the West of the Pecos Museum in the restored 1896 Orient Hotel and Saloon
  • Explore beautiful Carlsbad Caverns National Park and see the incredible Big Room with its huge columns and cavern formations
  • Spend 2 nights at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino
  • Visit the UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell and the fine Hubbard Museum of the American West and the Straddling Museum of the Horse in Ruidoso Downs
  • Travel the Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway
  • Tour Smokey Bear Historical Park to learn about the symbol of forest fire prevention and visit Valley of Fires Recreation Area with its gigantic Malpias Lava Flow
  • Visit White Sands National Monument, an awesome expanse of snow-white gypsum sand dunes
  • Farewell dinner in historic Old Mesilla, New Mexico
  • $45 in Mayflower Money
Tour Activity Level
LEVEL 3: A blend of longer and shorter days on this program with more walking tours mixed with some periods of standing. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces or involve stairs.