New Mexico Discovery

6 Days | A desert adventure millions of years in the making

4.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
AUD $4,715
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Discover why New Mexico is known as the “Land of Enchantment” on a six-day adventure around the American Southwest. Learn how the local art, culture and cuisine have been shaped by Indigenous American and Spanish influences as you wander Pueblo streets. Tour the UNESCO World Heritage site of Taos Pueblo with an indigenous guide and eat your way around Santa Fe on a food tour that visits some of the best restaurants in town. You’ll also explore ancient Bandelier cliff dwellings and pictographs and marvel at an otherworldly desert landscape that has been shaped over millions of years. Whether you’re passionate about art or adventure, this tour has got you covered.

Trip overview

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Santa Fe, United States
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Min 15
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Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore the charming streets of historic Santa Fe as you discover the city’s history and eat your way around town on a New Mexico food tour with an expert local guide.
  • At UNESCO-listed Taos Pueblo, join a local guide to explore the village and learn about the customs and traditions of this Native American community that has been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years.
  • On a private tour of the Georgia O'keeffe Museum see some of the artist's most famous works and get special insight from a gallery guide.
  • Climb high above the canyon floor of Bandelier National Monument as you scale wooden ladders that lead to ancient cliff dwellings.
  • In Chimayo, visit a world-renowned tapestry gallery for an intimate, expert demonstration of traditional weaving technique and artistry.

Is this trip right for you?
  • During our visit to Bandelier National Monument you have the option to climb ladders to view the site above the canyon floor. Sturdy walking shoes are highly recommended.


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5 breakfasts, 1 lunch


Private vehicle


Hotel (5 nights)

  • Santa Fe - Leader led Farmers Market with tastings
  • Food & History Walking tour
  • Santa Fe - Private Georgia O'keeffe Museum Tour
  • Taos Pueblo - Guided Tour
  • Chimayo - Rug Weaving Demonstration
  • Bandelier National Monument
Add on activities
  • Santa Fe - Museum of Indian Arts & Culture - USD9
  • Santa Fe - San Miguel Mission - USD1
  • Santa Fe - Loretto Chapel - Free
  • Santa Fe - New Mexico History Museum - USD12
  • Santa Fe - Museum of International Folk Art - USD7
  • Santa Fe - Museum of Art - USD12
  • Santa Fe - Museum of Contemporary Native Art - USD10
  • Santa Fe - Botanic Gardens - USD10
  • San Francisco de Asis Church - USD5
  • Taos - Earthship Biotecture Tour - USD22

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6PM on Day 1 in Santa Fe. Please make your own way to the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
2. You are expected to arrive back into Santa Fe around 5pm at the same location as the joining point. There is no accommodation included on the last day in Santa Fe. If you wish to spend more time in Santa Fe we'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). Speak to an Intrepid booking agent for more information.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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4.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Suzanne · Traveled September 2022
Although we had an excellent tour guide in New Mexico I want to make people aware that prices on this trip fluctuate so don't book way in advance. Also be aware of $1000 single supplement. I was on a tour with one other person who was a male so they should have refunded me the single supplement. Still waiting on response from corporate and it has almost been 2 weeks. Very very disappointed. Will not use this company again.
Review submitted 26 Sep 2022

Etsuko · Traveled April 2022
Santa Fe and Taos trip is for art lovers. I’m an artist, so there were more than enough galleries to visit. I drove my car from CA to NM and our trip leader made sure that I could leave my car at the hotel in Santa Fe. Local guide, Peter informed us those jewelry in the open Indian market are genuine jewelry being regulated by Fed. I bought great turquoise there at very reasonable price.
Review submitted 03 May 2022

Ashley · Traveled September 2021
New Mexico was my first group tour experience as a solo traveler, and it was so much fun! New Mexico itself is beautiful and has everything you could want - history, culture, outdoor activities, scenery, and good food. We were a small group, and our tour leader Joel was fantastic. He came up with a ton of extra activities and ideas that weren't mentioned on the original itinerary, and would come up with the best plan of attack once we decided what we wanted to prioritize. It was also just an overall really fun experience getting to meet new people in this way, and it was a bummer when the tour ended. Definitely looking forward to my next one!
Review submitted 16 Sep 2021
New Mexico Discovery
AUD $4,715