Introduction
It's amazing. An adobe wall changes colors constantly…amber at dawn, fiery at sunset, powder gray in moonlight. That trick of light and nature drew Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams and generations of other artists to New Mexico. But it’s just one of the reasons we love it here. Every view seems to have a backdrop of mountains. The air is clear, and the walking—from sage-strewn plateaus to the art-lined streets—is the equal of anyplace we’ve traveled. No other region in the U.S. has been inhabited so long by peoples who left such visible records of their times. Centuries of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo cultures have weathered well, and we take the chance to explore them all. You just can’t imagine your first glimpse of a cliff dwelling from the floor of a gorge or the privilege of entering a pueblo with a Taos Indian friend as our guide. Beware: if you enjoy art, architecture and fine regional food, you’ll never want this Classic Journey to end.
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-2 - SANTA FE
We gather in Santa Fe (2 nights) for an introductory walk that highlights its spectacular adobe architecture, including the Palace of the Governors, America’s oldest public building erected in 1610. Our welcome dinner is in one of the city’s world-class Southwestern restaurants.

On a morning walk, we explore the Anasazi’s 900-year-old cliff dwellings in Bandelier National Monument—even climbing short ladders to rooms built into a sheer canyon wall. Modern pueblo life is the subject later as we visit the home of the San Ildefonso Indians. Of all of New Mexico’s artists, Georgia O’Keeffe is surely the best known. We take a private tour of her home and studio in Abiquiu and follow a trail through juniper and piñon pines to Chimney Rock at Ghost Ranch.

DAYS 3-6 - TAOS
En route to Taos (3 nights), we drive through red-rock canyons…accompany a native guide on a tour of Taos Pueblo, a U.N. World Heritage Site…and a rimside walk along the Rio Grande Gorge. We’ve allowed a whole day to take in the glories of Taos, from historic highlights like Kit Carson’s adobe home to the fine galleries and shops.

On our final day, we travel the scenic High Road back to Santa Fe, with a stop en route at Chimayó, renowned for its weavings and a chapel known as the Lourdes of the Southwest.
Picture yourself...
  • Retracing the steps of ancient cliff dwellers
  • Viewing stunning landscapes through an artist’s eyes
  • Witnessing history and culture in a thriving pueblo
Santa Fe & Taos
Culture + Walking
6 Days / 5 Nights
Starting Point: Santa Fe, New Mexico – 1:00pm – first night hotel

Ending Point: Santa Fe, New Mexico – 1:00pm - downtown


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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
May 26-31, 2019$3595.00$495.00
September 1-6, 2019$3695.00$495.00


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What's Included
  • Accommodations for 6 days and 5 nights at our favorite luxury boutique hotels
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 5 dinners
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
Santa Fe & Taos
Culture + Walking
6 Days / 5 Nights
The north-central region of New Mexico has a warm, dry climate. Keep in mind, we will be spending some of our time at slightly higher elevations where temperatures tend to be cooler than the average.


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Hotels
Inn On The Alameda

Nestled in the heart of Santa Fe, this riverside inn is wonderfully peaceful with its adobe architecture and quiet courtyards. The guest rooms are authentically decorated in Southwestern colors with handmade armoires and headboards.

El Monte Sagrado

This indulgent eco-retreat is near Taos Plaza in a setting of tropical flora and waterfalls. Uniquely decorated rooms celebrate local heritage. You’ll also enjoy a saltwater pool, and the Anaconda bar is perfect for a drink after a day in the desert.

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