5 Days Scenic Northern New Mexico Tour Package from Info Hub $1175/- (Posted on Aug 8 2011)

5 Days Scenic Northern New Mexico Tour Package from Info Hub $1175/-

SCENIC NORTHERN NEW MEXICO

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 3 – 6 people
Destination(s): New Mexico
Specialty Categories: Photography and Videography   Cultural Journey
Season: October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1175 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1175 US Dollar (USD)

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santa fe new mexico

New Mexico isn’t called the Land of Enchantment lightly. It is filled with a blending of historical and modern times; Indian, Hispanic, and Anglo cultures; magnificent scenery; friendly people and great and distinctive food. The greatest concentration of this is in Northern New Mexico. This 5-day photography and cultural tour is designed to provide the full perspective of the range and flavor of what is available in New Mexico.

The tour starts in Albuquerque, but quickly moves north to explore Santa Fe, Taos, and a major part of the surrounding territory in the north visiting many of the photogenic and cultural sites. We will visit Old Town in Albuquerque where the city was founded. Of the many places to see in Taos there is the thousand year old Pueblo still inhabited, the Martinez Hacienda, the St. Francis de Assisi church made famous by many artists including Ansel Adams, and many art galleries. In Santa Fe there is the Governor’s Palace, the plaza, galleries and fine eating.

For scenery and diversity there is the Turquoise Trail with a stop at Madrid, a colorful artistic community, the High Road to Taos includes a stop at the famous Santuario de Chimayo, and further north is the Enchanted Circle. More to the west is Abiquiu and Georgia O’Keefe country including Ghost Ranch and the Plaza Blanco. In addition to the Taos Pueblo we will visit the San Ildefonso and Picuris Pueblos and the Indian ruins at Bandelier national monument. There is much more including the tiny villages and communities, eating at local restaurants, and staying at a picturesque and historical inn.

A major part of this tour is instruction in photography. Specifically we will discuss: elements of the perfect image, how the digital camera works, how to control the camera so as to capture the desired image, and shooting procedures. This is a comprehensive, fun filled, total experience not to be missed. Minimum age for participants on the tour is 15.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: North to Taos via the High Road. In Albuquerque we visit Old Town to feel the early days of New Mexico. Leaving Albuquerque we drive up the Turquoise Trail with a stop at the artistic community of Madrid. Then to Taos via the High Road which takes us through Chimayo and its famous Santuario, Truchas, Las Trampas, Penasco, then over to Picuris Pueblo and Dixon and then north by the Rio Grande to Taos.

Day 2: The Enchanted Circle. A scenic tour into the Sangre de Cristos along the enchanted circle which goes through Angel Fire, Eagle Nest, Red River, and Questa including a side trip east to Cimarron.

Day 3: Touring Taos. In Taos there are many sights to see including the Pueblo, St. Francis de Assisi church, the Martinez Hacienda, the home of Kit Carson, the plaza and many galleries. We drive to the bridge, which is over 600 feet over the Rio Grande gorge, to view this magnificent sight. Time is available for sightseeing on your own.

Day 4: Abiquiu – Georgia O’Keefe Country. In the area around Abiquiu we visit the Chama river overlook and then visit Ghost Ranch, a gathering place for many famous artists. From there we drive a short distance south to Abiquiu to see many sights in that area including the famous Plaza Blanco. Then on to the San Ildefonso pueblo returning to Taos via the Rio Grande.

Day 5: South to Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Leaving Taos early we head south along the Rio Grande and over to the Indian ruins at Bandelier. In Santa Fe we visit the Plaza and Governor’s Palace, Andrew Smith’s Photography gallery, and Andrea Fisher’s pottery gallery. Lastly on our return to Albuquerque we stop at one of the old ranches of New Mexico, El Rancho de los Golondrinas.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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albuquerque new mexico

Price Includes:
– The guide
– Transportation
– Lodging for 4 nights based on double occupancy
– Breakfasts
– Any entry fees, and photography instruction.

Price Excludes:
– Transportation to Albuquerque
– Lodging in Albuquerque
– Meals
– New Mexico taxes.

Note:
– A deposit of 25% of the cost of the tour is due upon booking. The remainder is due three (3) months prior to the start of the tour
– Cancellation greater than three months prior to the start of the tour: full refund of the deposit (or full amount for the tour if such was provided) less $75 handling fee
– Cancellation within three months of the start of the tour: the deposit is forfeit and the remainder is returned.

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Posted by on Aug 8 2011. Filed under Albuquerque, Georgia, New Mexico, North America, Santa Fe, USA.

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