A desert adventure millions of years in the making
Packed with plenty of history, art, adventure and chili peppers, New Mexico is a destination that covers all the bases. On this 6-day discovery of the American Southwest, you’ll see firsthand why the state is known as the “Land of Enchantment.” Learn how local art, culture and cuisine have been shaped by Indigenous American and Spanish influences as you wander the Pueblo streets of Santa Fe and Taos. Then, explore the ancient Bandelier cliff dwellings and pictographs, marvel at an otherworldly desert landscape shaped over millions of years and, if you dare, strap in for a thrilling, waterlogged rafting trip down the Rio Grande.
Explore the charming streets of historic Santa Fe, famous for its Pueblo-style architecture and vibrant arts scene.
Browse Native American art markets and visit 11,000-year-old ruins to uncover the rich history and ancestral heritage of the US Southwest.
Climb high above the canyon floor of Bandelier National Monument as you scale wooden ladders that lead to ancient cliff dwellings.
Visit a world-renowned tapestry gallery for an intimate, expert demonstration of traditional weaving technique and artistry.
Marvel at the towering tent rocks of Kasha-Katuwe, unique formations created by volcanic eruptions over 6 million years ago.
Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.
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.
This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our New Mexico Discovery trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6PM on Day 1. Please make your own way to the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
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.
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.
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