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New Mexico - Land of Enchantment

8 days with Tauck   Rating: Deluxe

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Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tour begins: 6:00 PM at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa. An airport transfer is included from the Albuquerque International Sunport to the award-winning Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, sculpted into New Mexico's spiritually soothing landscapes at the foot of the Sandia Mountains. Join us for a welcome reception followed by dinner tonight at the resort. (D)

Day 2 Pueblo culture & the Nuclear Age in Albuquerque
Today your New Mexico vacation explores the state's myriad cultural influences, from Pueblo tribes to innovations of the Atomic and Nuclear ages. On a visit to the National Museum of Nuclear Science, a private welcome and introductory talk by a museum docent provides insights on New Mexico's unique role in the history of the Nuclear Age. Next up, a guided sightseeing tour of Albuquerque that includes historic Nob Hill, the University of New Mexico, downtown districts and Old Town Albuquerque. You'll get a closer look at the history and accomplishments of the Pueblo people, from pre-Columbian to current times, on 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 resort late afternoon; dine tonight from a choice of restaurants at the resort. Note: The largest hot air balloon festival in the world, the annual 9-day Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta takes place in early October. Guests on the October 5, 7, 9 & 12 tours can enjoy an optional early morning (5:00 AM) excursion today to see the mass ascension of balloons; ask for details at booking. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Bandelier National Monument and on to Taos
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. Lunch in a 100-year-old adobe home whets your appetite for the mountain vistas that enhance today's journey to Taos. Visit Santuario de Chimayo and the St. Francisco de Asis Mission en route to your resort in Taos where dinner is at leisure this evening. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Pueblo Life, past & present in Taos
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 regional legends before your crossing over the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Enjoy lunch and dinner on your own today, and the rest of the day as you please in Taos. (B)

Day 5 Landscapes along the Rio Grande to Santa Fe
Today's gentle float trip* on the Rio Grande with a native guide ends with a cooking demonstration and a traditional 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 luxury hotel and spa in historic Santa Fe in time for dinner at your leisure. (B, L, D)

Day 6 An authentic taste of Santa Fe
A walking tour in the heart of the downtown historic district leads you to the Santa Fe School of Cooking for a private cooking demonstration with lunch. Then it's off to the New Mexico History Museum for a guided look at the legacy of the Spanish Colonial era that is so prevalent here. (B, L)

Day 7 Georgia O'Keeffe's Southwest & a visit with a local artist
An exclusive morning opening for Tauck features a privately guided tour in the renowned Georgia O'Keeffe Museum to see a vast collection of the artist's work, followed by an insider visit to an artist's studio to more fully immerse in the art styles of New Mexico. Join us for a special farewell dinner tonight. (B, D)

Day 8 Journey Home
Tour ends: Albuquerque. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from the Eldorado Hotel & Spa to Albuquerque Int'l Sunport; allow a minimum of two hours for check-in. (B)
All This Included
Culture, landscapes & the arts... Scenic treasures meld with cultural pleasures here to enchant travelers of every interest... Albuquerque welcomes with Pueblo history & Atomic Age science... Taos astounds with monuments to man & nature, from cliff dwellings to riverside adventures... and Santa Fe delights the eyes & the palate with the art of daily life...
  • Multiple-night stays in Albuquerque, Taos and Santa Fe ensuring in-depth cultural discoveries
  • Visits to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and private welcome and talk at the National Museum of Nuclear Science offer an insider look at life in Albuquerque, past, present & future
  • Exploration of Bandelier National Monument & Pueblo de Taos
  • Private presentation by a local chef and lunch at the Santa Fe School of Cooking
  • Exclusive Tauck visit to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum & a private artist's studio in Santa Fe
  • Storyteller tales & a float trip on the Rio Grande, followed by a guided visit to Ghost Ranch
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • 16 meals, service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes and porterage
  • Private visit to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
  • Private presentation by local chef
  • Visit to a private artist's studio in Santa Fe
  • Private welcome and talk at National Museum of Nuclear Science
  • Albuquerque's Old Town and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • Visit to Pueblo de Taos enhanced by storyteller's tales
  • Bandelier National Monument
  • Rio Grande float trip
  • Guided visit to Ghost Ranch
Albuquerque: Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
Taos: El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa
Santa Fe: Eldorado Hotel & Spa
  • Tour has optional activites which may incur additional costs.
  • May 11 and October 7, 2018 are small group departures, averaging 24 Tauck guests,
  • For activities marked with an asterisk (*) in day-by-day descriptions, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.
  • The largest hot air balloon festival in the world, the annual 9-day Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta takes place in early October. Guests traveling on the October 7, 9 and 12 departures are invited to an early morning (5:00 AM) excursion to see the mass ascension of balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta; ask at booking.
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