Natural Wonders of New Mexico & Arizona (Hiking)

El Paso, NM

Safarika Travel
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26 reviews
May 3 - 7, 2023
Group size: 5 - 10
Natural Wonders of New Mexico & Arizona (Hiking)
El Paso, NM

Safarika Travel
  • Facebook verified
26 reviews

May 3 - 7, 2023
Group size: 5 - 10

About this trip


New Mexico is home to some of the most unique and breathtaking natural landscapes in the country. From the vast white dunes of White Sands National Monument, to the underground wonder of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and the towering rock spires of Chiricahua National Monument, there is something for everyone to explore and discover!

Whether you're a nature lover, or a hiking enthusiast, these parks offer an unforgettable experience, reconnect with nature, and create lasting memories!

Join our team and bring back amazing collection of Team photo-memories of the most emotional moments of the trip captured by talented photographer and team leader Alex Mironyuk  📸  🏔 🤩

Trip Overview:

✈️  Arrival El Paso , Departure:: Tucson

🍭  Kids: 12+ OK with previous hiking experience

🏩  Lodging: Standard hotels, comfortable and clean 

🤗  Group size: max 10 travelers

🥾 Level of difficulty:  Intermediate (for individuals able to walk up to 10 mi/full day

Trip Cancellation Policy

Participant can cancel their trip anytime prior departure with the following penalties: 

- Cancellation 45+ days before departure - fully refundable

- Cancellation 45 to 31 days before departure -  registration deposit is non-refundable

- Cancellation 30 to 0 calendar days before departure – full trip cost is non refundable

Trip cancellation insurance is advisable; it protects all registration deposits and payments for both air and land cost.

What to pack

Gear items:

- Suitcase for your MAIN luggage - PLEASE NO BULKY LUGGAGE ITEMS,  PACK COMPACT as we don’t have much room in the van trunk. Carry-on size is preferred. 

- A day-pack for daily activities and hiking (it should fit the following: your water reservoir, an extra layer, your personal hiking snack,  sunblock, and your personal first aid kit)

- Head lamp

- Trekking poles 

- Water bottle or camelback reservoir (1.5 to 2L)

- Small bags for your personal trash/leftovers for hiking days

- Sunblock (UV 50+)

- Lip balm (UV protection)

- Eye drops (good to have when traveling to the desert)

- Your personal first aid kit (your personal medicines you can’t do without)

- Sunglasses 


- Ear plugs, if you are a sensitive sleeper

- Gaiters (protection for your boots and pants from mud, wet and dust) - recommended

Hiking Outfit:

- Good sturdy high-ankled hiking boots, well-worn before the trip  (!) Please no brand new boots, try them a few times on hiking trails before the trip to avoid painful blisters while on travel

- Comfortable tennis shoes (it's good to have a change of shoes for off-trail activities)

- Hiking pants  (long pants, no shorts please)  

- Light long-sleeved loose shirt  for hiking (protection from sun, insects)

- A change of long/short-sleeved t-shirts as a base layer for hiking (preferably a quick-dry fabric, not cotton)

- A change of long -ankled hiking socks (not cotton. merino wool is the best) 

- Fleece jacket or hoodie

- A windbreaker jacket

- Sunhat 

What’s included

  • All arrangements
    Logistics, bookings and arrangements
  • Professional assistance
    Team Leader & Crew Photographer
  • Ground transportation
    7-12 seater passenger van with AC
  • Lodging
    Standard hotel, twin beds
  • Meals
    Breakfasts included in hotels
  • All admissions
    Carlsbad caverns, National Parks parking fees etc.
  • Tons of happiness :)
    Everyday WOIW guaranteed
  • Flights
    start at $300 USD roundtrip from SFO
  • Meals
    Lunches and Dinners
  • Early arrival
    Hotel stay in El Paso on May 2 if you decide to arrive a day earlier


Day 1. May 3 (Wed)
Arrival in El Paso > Sunset in Guadalupe Mountains

Our group is meeting at the El Paso Airport at 1:30 PM  and start driving toward Guadalupe Mountains. A stop on the way for sunset hike.

Overnight in hotel

Your Organizer

Safarika Travel
26 reviews
Safarika Adventure Club (Safarika Travel Inc.) was founded in Los Angeles (CA) in the year 2013. Legal travel provider on the territory of United States (California Seller of Travel License # 2112795-40) since 2013. Founder & CEO - Karina Safari, professional adventure travel organizer and team leader since 2011. Specialization: in small group hiking trips in South America and beyond, as well as private eco-adventures for families.


Every day of the trip was unforgettable and filled with adventure. After telling all the stories to friends dozens of times I realize how lucky I am to know Safarika Adventure Club , because without Karina Safari this trip would not have been as awesome.
By Larysa Z for Best of New Zealand North to South Adventure on 20 Mar, 2023
Absolutely incredible experience! We've learned about ice walking and received many useful tips about winter photography. Great company, as always (unforgettable memories) Thank you, Karina & Alex!
By Yelena M for Canada Winter Wonderland Snowshoe Adventure on 08 Feb, 2023
Another travel (Canada Winter Wonderland), another great adventure & memorable experiences. I highly recommend this trip and our guide, Alex Mironyuk!
By Grigory L for Canada Winter Wonderland Snowshoe Adventure on 04 Feb, 2023
Amazing trip. Incredible views of winter Canada wonders and great company.
By Vladimir L for Canada Winter Wonderland Snowshoe Adventure on 30 Jan, 2023
Amazing experience, great team, and incredible guide! Everything went smooth and super well-organized. The itinerary was thoughtful and accommodations cozy. The organizers' guidance of what to pack to feel warm and comfortable was spot on. Very unusual to see and experience beautiful hiking trails and their surroundings covered in ice and snow, much less crowded too. Frozen waterfalls were absolutely magical! Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone not afraid of a bit of cold.
By Denis G for Canada Winter Wonderland Snowshoe Adventure on 30 Jan, 2023
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One of the best trips I've done! I am mainly either a solo traveler or prefer to go with my family But 4 days hiking trip to Montana Glacier NP has changed my preferences :) Thank you very much, it's been a pleasure and FUN Met so many interesting intelligent people, would highly recommend if you enjoy active vacations
By Yelena M on 10 Sep, 2020
I traveled with Karina to Patagonia in 2020 and it was awesome! Perfect planning & organization throughout the trip, including dealing with the unexpected (e.g. lost luggage). I really liked other folks in the group and made several new friends in this trip. I highly recommend Karina's trips to casual and semi-serious hikers, and plan to be a return customer myself.
By Grigory L on 14 Mar, 2020
Thank you, Karina, for a wonderful first time experience of active adventure trip! Everything is well thought and organized. Would recommend to anyone!
By Aizhan T on 20 Jun, 2019