Tour and Itinerary Design

Topics: New Mexico, National Park Service, Carlsbad Caverns National Park Pages: 8 (1163 words) Published: August 2, 2006
Tour and Interpretive Program Development
Chris Grey
Dr. Lance Fredrick
September 28, 2001


5 Day Tour

Departure Date: February 2, 2002

Principal Places of Visitation:

White Sands in Alamogordo, New Mexico
(Hamstone Inn)
Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad, New Mexico
(Greek West Inn & Suites)
Alien Exhibit in Roswell, New Mexico

Total Price:

Travel Route:

Itinerary: Five-Day New Mexico Tour
All meals and admission included in tour price are indicted in parentheses.


9:00 A.MSpot Time at Albuquerque bus terminal;
motorcoach from ALL ABOARD AMERICA

10:00 A.M. Clients Begin to arrive at terminal

Albuquerque To Alamogordo

10:30 A.M.Departure, bus terminal
Route for day: Interstate 25 to
U.S. Route 380; Route 54 to Alamogordo

12:30 A.M.Lunch Stop, Benny's at Exit 52, Socorro,
New Mexico

2:00 P.M.Leave Benny's

3:30 P.M.State Rest Stop, at Route 54, Exit 14
Have clients use restroom facilities, take a stretch or buy snacks from vending machines.

4:00 P.M.Leave Rest Stop

5:30 P.M.Arrive, Alamogordo
Hamstone Inn
1295 Hamilton Rd
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 505-439-1782

7:30 P.M.Dinner Welcome Reception; Banquet room
(dinner included)


Alamogordo To White Sands

6:00-8:00 A.M.Continental Breakfast provided for clients in Hamstome Inn Banquet room (breakfast Included). Inform clients to sign check and bill their rooms after breakfast (This procedure to be done on all tours after breakfast).

9:00 A.M.Departure, Hamstone Inn on continued service with ALL ABOARD AMERICA, Routing for today: State Route 70 to White Sands National Park

10:00A.M.-4:00 P.M.Arrive, White Sands National Park
Fee: included to access Park. Tour will visit Lake Lucero, Missile Test Area and Dunes area of park.
Do not give tour: Tour will be provided by Park Ranger for entire duration.
(12:00 P.M. Lunch will be provided in White Sands camp ground area by local catering service).
Note: Allow time for clients to shop at souvenir shop.

4:30 P.M.Return to hotel

5:30 P.M. Arrive back at hotel
Dinner at Banquet Room in hotel
.(Dinner included).
Note: Allow Clients the rest of the day to shop and tour the city.
Note: Inform clients about early start for next day activities.


6:00-8:30 A.M.Breakfast on own in Hamstone Inn Banquet room.
(Breakfast included)

Alamogordo to Carlsbad

9:30 A.M.Leave Alamogordo
Routing: U.S. Route 54 to U.S. route 82; U.S. Route 285 to Carlsbad

12:30 P.M.Lunch Stop, Artesia, NM,
Exit: 177
Kecos Diamond Steakhouse
(505) 746-4545

2:00 P.M.Leave Artesia
Note: Beautiful View of Pecos River
3:30 P.M.Arrive, Carlsbad
Greek West Inn & Suites
3804 National Parks Hwy
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(505) 885-9048

6:00 P.M.Dinner in motel in the Banquet Hall
(dinner included; limited choice menu)

7:30 P.M.Dinner ends
Note: Inform clients of early start time
Note: Suggest entertainment at the lodge next door to motel.


6:30-8:30 A.M.Breakfast on own in the Banquet Hall
(Breakfast included; limited choice menu)


9:00 A.M.Departure for Carlsbad Caverns
Routing: U.S. Route 285 to Carlsbad Caverns

9:30 A.M.Arrive, Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Admission for tour and Ranger Guide included.
Note: Have clients use facilities; Lunch in cave "Great Room" (Lunch Included; Limited choice menu) Note: Have clients spend time in gift shop at end of tour.

3:00 P.M.Return to motel

3:30 P.M.Note: Allow clients to roam around for shopping and dinner of there choice (Dinner not included). Friday

6:30 A.M.Departure for breakfast at
Portez Restaurant
506 S Canal St
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(505) 885-4747 (Breakfast included)

Carlsbad To Roswell...

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