The Land of Enchantment: Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico

The Land of Enchantment: Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico

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Magical Santa Fe, New Mexico’s capital, sits in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. This vibrant city is renowned for its Pueblo-style architecture, creative arts, sumptuous cuisine, and 400-year-old history. Founded as a Spanish colony in 1610, it still boasts a traditional Spanish plaza. Here, local artisans sell beautiful handmade items. In the historic district, crooked streets wind past adobe landmarks including the Palace of the Governors; Loretto Chapel; and the bustling art districts of Canyon Road and the Railyard. Spend a day in Taos, one of America’s most famous art colonies and home to Taos Pueblo.

Pricing from
$3,699

Reserve your place with confidence: Your deposit will be fully refundable until 120 days before departure.

Trip Type
Closer to Home, Group Travel Tour
Departure Dates
Sep 22, 2022 - Sep 26, 2022

HOTELS

LA POSADA DE SANTA FE, A TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO RESORT & SPA
Set on six beautifully landscaped acres just steps from the historic Plaza, La Posada is the only resort in downtown Santa Fe. Authentic adobe-style architecture, distinctive accommodations, award-winning service, tranquil spa escapes, culinary discoveries, and a subtle sense of Southwestern magic and charm come together to create the ultimate New Mexico getaway.

HEALTH PROTECTION MEASURES

All participants must be in good physical and mental health and agree to the AA Health & Safety Pledge. All Program excursions require walking (a minimum of one half mile) over uneven surfaces, climbing stairs without handrails, standing during on-site lectures, and touring sites that may not be handicapped accessible. On some Programs, hiking or extensive walking is necessary to participate on excursions. Please consult your Client Services Associate for specific program requirements. In order to provide the best service we can, AA requires that any condition that may need assistance, such as special diets, special medical or physical attention or treatment be reported on the personal information form sent to you in your confirmation packet. If you require special attention during the Program, and do not travel with a companion who will assist you, you may be asked to hire an assistant and/or private conveyance to participate in the Program. AA encourages participants to consult their personal physician for specific advice regarding the activities and destinations of The Program. For general health information visit https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

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When you make a new reservation for any trip, your payments to Arrangements Abroad will be 100% refundable until final payment is due—at 120 days before departure for 2022 programs.

TOUR MAP

Santa Fe map

ITINERARY

  • day 1

    DEPARTURE / ALBUQUERQUE

    Arrive independently into Albuquerque International Airport by early afternoon, and join a group transfer to your hotel in Santa Fe. This evening, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner with your fellow travelers.

  • day 2

    SANTA FE

    Depart this morning for a walking tour to view several of Santa Fe’s iconic sites. Visit the Loretto Chapel to see the Miraculous Staircase, a spiral staircase with no visible means of support that has been the subject of films, television specials, and articles. Afterwards, stop at one of the oldest houses in the United States, and historic San Miguel Mission. Admire the architectural beauty of the New Mexico State Capitol, known as the “Roundhouse” for its distinctive circular shape. Before lunch, explore the creative genius of Georgia O’Keeffe at the awe-inspiring Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, which houses many of the artist’s works. This afternoon, drive up to Museum Hill and view Journey’s End, a monumental bronze sculpture by Reynaldo “Sonny” Rivera. Conclude the day with a docent-led tour of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, which showcases the art, material culture, and stories of the people of the Southwest from prehistory through the present day.

  • day 3

    TAOS / CHIMAYÓ

    Drive up the “low road” along the Rio Grande on the route to Taos. Enjoy a private visit to the Millicent Rogers Museum, where a highlight is the stunning collection of American Indian turquoise jewelry once owned by the Standard Oil heiress, for whom the museum is named. On the trip back to Santa Fe, visit Chimayó, a village along the high road and home to the Santuario de Chimayó, often thought to be the most significant pilgrimage site in the United States. This evening is at your leisure in Santa Fe.

  • day 4

    SANTA FE

    After breakfast, drive to the Bandelier National Monument, known for its mesas, canyons, and Pueblo dwellings. Then, drive through Los Alamos on the way back to Santa Fe before lunch on your own. Later this afternoon, enjoy a private tour and reception at Allan Houser Sculpture Park and Gallery. This evening, celebrate a wonderful journey at a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.

  • day 5

    ALBUQUERQUE / RETURN

    After breakfast, depart the hotel and join an included group transfer to the Albuquerque Airport. Otherwise, depart independently at your leisure.

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