New Mexico – Land of Enchantment Tauck Tours

New Mexico – Land of Enchantment

Embark on a vibrant journey in the Southwestern United States with this New Mexico-Land of Enchantment tour. On this adventure through Albuquerque, Taos and Santa Fe witness diverse cultures, incredible artwork and fascinating museums. Take a float ride on the Rio Grande and explore the beautiful Ghost Ranch. Vibrant colors are not reserved for just visual arts here, taste the rainbow of flavors this region is known for.


8 Daysfr. $3,390

Tour Highlights & Offers

  • EXCLUSIVE – A visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
  • EXCLUSIVE - visit private artist’s studio in Santa Fe
  • EXPLORE 1,000 year old Pueblo de Taos
  • VISIT Bandelier National Monument
  • STORYTELLER tales
  • FLOAT TRIP on the Rio Grande
  • VISIT the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • PRIVATE WELCOME and talk at the National Museum of Nuclear Science
  • GUIDED TOUR of Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch
  • PRIVATE presentation by a local chef (with lunch)
  • MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS in Albuquerque, Taos and Santa Fe ensuring in-depth cultural discoveries
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Hotel Chaco in Albuquerque (2 nights)
  • El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa in Taos (2 nights)
  • Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe (3 nights)

ARRIVE ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO Location Information Description

Albuquerque, USA

A transfer is included from the Albuquerque International Sunport to Hotel Chaco. Join your hosts for a welcome reception followed by dinner tonight at your new ultra-modern hotel – inspired by the ancient local Chacoan culture and nestled between Albuquerque's historic Old Town and the vibrant Sawmill district, against a backdrop of New Mexico’s mesas and the Sandia Mountains.

Dinner

Hotel Chaco

PUEBLO CULTURE & THE NUCLEAR SCIENCE MUSEUM Location Information Description

Albuquerque, USA

Today you'll explore New Mexico's myriad cultural influences, from Pueblo tribes to innovations of the Atomic and Nuclear ages. A guided sightseeing tour of Albuquerque includes historic Nob Hill, the University of New Mexico, downtown districts and Old Town Albuquerque. On a visit to the National Museum of Nuclear Science, a private welcome and introductory talk by a museum docent provide insights on New Mexico’s unique role in the history of the Nuclear Age.

After lunch, get a closer look at the history and accomplishments of the Pueblo people, from pre-Columbian to current times, with a visit to the unique Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, a showcase of puebloan history and culture operated by 19 Native American pueblo communities. Return to your hotel late afternoon; dine tonight at the resort.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel Chaco

BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT AND ON TO TAOS Location Information Description

Los Alamos, USA

Depart Albuquerque this morning and stop at Jemez State Monument to see the ruins of its 17th-century mission church before peeking into the lives of the ancient Anasazi Pueblo culture at Bandelier National Monument, one of North America’s oldest human settlements.

Location Information Description

Taos, USA

Lunch in a 100-year-old adobe home whets your appetite for the mountain vistas that enhance today’s journey to the Taos region, which has long attracted a thriving and talented community of artists and craftspersons with the scenic beauty of its contrasting forests and deserts.

Visit Santuario de Chimayo en route to your Taos resort, where you'll spend the next two nights and enjoy dinner at your leisure tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa

PUEBLO LIFE, PAST & PRESENT IN TAOS Location Information Description

Taos, USA

Start your day with a private lecture that shares insights on Pueblo life. A guided excursion to continually inhabited multistoried Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcases a unique way of life that has remained unchanged for almost ten centuries.

Storyteller Roberta Meyer enriches your visit with tales of regional legends before your crossing over the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge; enjoy the rest of the day and evening as you please in Taos.

Breakfast

El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa

RIO GRANDE FLOAT TRIP, GHOST RANCH & SANTA FE Location Information Description

Santa Fe, USA

After leaving your Taos resort, today’s gentle float trip* on the Rio Grande with a native guide ends with a traditional Pueblo Indian cooking demonstration and family-style lunch, where you will meet local artisans crafting baskets and drums.

Continue on through picturesque desert landscapes for a memorable guided visit to Ghost Ranch, immortalized in the work of artist Georgia O’Keeffe; explore the area's stunning landscapes, and view trees and mountains as O'Keeffe saw and painted them. Arrive at your hotel in Santa Fe in time for dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Eldorado Hotel & Spa

THE MANY FLAVORS OF SANTA FE Location Information Description

Santa Fe, USA

As the crossroads of the historic Southwest, Santa Fe's unique culture and ambiance are a blend of Spanish, Native American and Old West influences. Experience this diverse cultural mix on a guided walking tour of Santa Fe's centuries-old center, on which you'll see the city's historic plaza, terminus of the storied Santa Fe Trail, and America's oldest public building, the Palace of the Governors; and visit St. Francis Cathedral, the Manhattan Project site, and famous Loretto Chapel, adjacent to your hotel.

Discover the tasty secrets of southwestern cuisine at a private presentation by a local chef, followed by lunch highlighting the city's diverse heritage at the Santa Fe School of Cooking. Later, a special private guided tour of the New Mexico History Museum offers a close-up look at the legacy of the Spanish Colonial era that is so prevalent here. Choose from among an amazing array of choices for dinner as you please tonight in Santa Fe.

Breakfast, Lunch

Eldorado Hotel & Spa

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE MUSEUM & LOCAL ARTIST VISIT Location Information Description

Santa Fe, USA

Enjoy an exclusive, private morning visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe – revealing the sensuous landscapes and other works by this renowned 20th-century artist, who so loved this part of the Southwest that she made it her home later in life. The collection contains over 1,100 paintings, sculptures and drawings by O'Keeffe herself, and nearly 1,800 works by her contemporaries, including many photos chronicling her life and career.

Later, embark on a Tauck Exclusive insider visit to the studio of an acclaimed local artist, who you'll meet for a private demonstration, presentation and lecture on the art styles of New Mexico.

After time to explore and have lunch as you please this afternoon in Santa Fe, celebrate the close of your remarkable New Mexico adventure at this evening's farewell cocktail reception and dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Eldorado Hotel & Spa

JOURNEY HOME Location Information Description

Santa Fe, USA

our ends: Albuquerque. Fly home anytime; a transfer is included from El Dorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe to Albuquerque International Sunport. Allow a minimum of 2 hours for your flight check-in. Ask at booking about extending your stay with additional hotel nights.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Fri, Jul 01, 2022
$3,390.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more before departure: $350.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
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  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
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  • All prices are in US Dollars.
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