Discover why Santa Fe embraces "The City Different" moniker on this Southwestern getaway. Kick off your journey with a locally guided walking tour through the Santa Fe Plaza, the historic heart of the city where you'll stop at some of the city's landmark sites like the Santa Fe Indian Market, Palace of the Governors, and Loretto Chapel. Try your hand at making tamales at the Santa Fe School of Cooking. Uncover the sculpted canyons and cliff dwellings once inhabited by the Pueblo Indians at Bandelier National Monument. Santa Fe's flourishing art scene, Native American roots and welcoming atmosphere await.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2023
Duration
6 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Santa FeWelcome to New Mexico, the "land of enchantment." Here you'll explore Santa Fe, a city with a rich blend of multiculturalism, natural beauty and profound history. Tonight, get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome reception at your hotel, located mere steps away from Santa Fe's iconic Plaza.
Day 2Santa FeThis morning starts with a locally guided walking tour of Santa Fe's Plaza, the historic heart of the city and gathering place for Santa Feans for nearly 400 years. As you amble through the plaza, enjoy stops at some of the city's landmark sites like the Santa Fe Indian Market, Palace of the Governors and Palace Avenue. Later, embark on an open-air tram tour* of Santa Fe and learn more about the history, architecture, and art of the oldest capital city in North America. Continue on with a visit to the Loretto Chapel, a former Roman Catholic church turned wedding chapel and museum. Here, you'll find the "miraculous staircase," a structure with origins as legendary as its spiral shape. Tonight, try your hand at making a tamale at the Santa Fe School of Cooking and savor Santa Fe's fusion of Native American, Spanish and Mexican flavors.
Day 3Santa FeToday, travel the scenic Turquoise Trail to the village of Madrid, a charming hamlet stitched into the landscape of the Ortiz Mountains. Once a major coal-mining town, the village is now revered for its thriving artistic community. Then, visit the Allan Houser Sculpture Garden to view 80 works by the prolific artist who's been lauded as one of the most renowned Native American painters and Modernist sculptors of the 20th century.
Day 4Santa FeToday's adventure takes us to Bandelier National Monument, a natural site where the native Pueblo Indians settled in the sculpted canyons and mesa tops west of Santa Fe. The volcanic landscape holds cliff dwellings and ruins of Pueblo villages dating back to the 1500s. On a guided elective walk,** you'll have the opportunity to discover more of the park's ancient ruins and thriving wildlife. Afterwards, savor an authentic New Mexican lunch before visiting El Santuario de Chimayo. Known for the miraculous healing powers of its Tierra Bendita (or Holy Dirt), the chapel is regarded as the most important Catholic pilgrimage site in the United States. Later you'll visit a Chimayo weaver and learn the fascinating process behind this intricate traditional art. The remainder of the day is yours to further explore this intriguing Spanish village. Dinner is on your own tonight. Perhaps you'll use your included Uber voucher and dine at a restaurant on Canyon Road.
Day 5Santa FeToday it's your choice! Choose between one of three museums: New Mexico Museum of Art, the oldest art museum in the state -OR- the Museum of International Folk Art, home to the largest collection of international folk art in the world -OR- the Wheelwright Museum, famous for the unique exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American Art. This afternoon, enjoy free time to further uncover Santa Fe on your own. Perhaps you'll visit some of the colorful art galleries sprinkled throughout the downtown area. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 6Santa FeYour tour comes to an end with wonderful memories of your Southwestern sojourn in Santa Fe.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/07/2023$1,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/11/2023$1,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
07/09/2023$1,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
08/20/2023$1,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/10/2023$1,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/24/2023$1,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/29/2023$1,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/05/2023$1,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/12/2023$1,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/25/2024$1,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/17/2024$1,899.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/07/2024$1,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/21/2024$1,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/28/2024$1,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Drury Plaza Hotel - Santa Fe, NM, United States
Disclaimer
* NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
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