Artists and Acequias: A Cultural and Artistic Tour of Canyon Rd and the Eastside
Have you already seen the downtown but would like to find your way in one of the older and more scenic neighborhoods? Would you like to find out about the artists and writers, "including the five nuts in the five mud huts," who made Canyon Rd and its environs the "heart art" of New Mexico. Find out about the mother ditch and the acequia association, one of the oldest extant community organizations in the US, as well as Las Posadas, a unique Christmas event. Afterwards go to some gallery openings and share in the fun that insiders have on Canyon Rd.
$15/pp. Group rates available. Fridays 4-5:30PM
or by appointment
The Dark Side of Santa Fe: Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends.
Absolutely the most fun walking tour ever!!
Not only is the tour guide a long-term resident, but she has lived in two haunted houses. Hear about the ever-present personalities behind the walls of both public and private buildings in Santa Fe. Learn where you too might meet a ghost. Even if you are a non-believer, have fun learning about legends, such as Georgia O'Keeffe, and a mystery or two in the oldest capital city. $10pp. Group rates available. Call 988-8022 for reservations
OUT OF TOWN TOURS
Taos: Artists and Indigenous Cultures
Have you been on the high road to Taos? Did you
know New Mexico has its own spectacular rift valley? Come to the home of
artists, adventurers and indigenous peoples. Tour both the village and
the pueblo at Taos. Visit some of the best museums in the state. On the
return trip, drive the high road through small northern New Mexico villages.
Visit the weavers at Chimayo and the Sanctuario known for its "miraculous"
An Outpost of Civilization: Pecos National Monument
See one of the lesser explored ruins near Santa
Fe and learn about its importance in New Mexico history. An important pueblo
and trading center, it also had more than one missionary church. The monument
itself encompasses Civil War battle sites as well as the remains of Greer
Garson's Forked Lightning Ranch. On the way back, stop at Arroyo Hondo
an unreconstructed ruin, just outside of town.
O'Keeffe Country and Beyond
See the extent of history in New Mexico up near
Abiquiu in O'Keeffe country. Go to an ancient Tewa ruin, visit the original
church of Abiquiu, hear stories about New Mexico's most famous artist,
Georgia O'Keeffe, and stop at Ghost Ranch where dinosaurs were discovered.
Relax in the late afternoon at the famous hot springs in Ojo Caliente.
Other tours, such as Bandelier National Monument, the Jemez, and Salinas National Monument, and Chimayo are available as well as custom tours.
Group and multi-day rates available.