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Program #11005RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Elevation Note
Santa Fe is at an elevation of 7,000'.

Itinerary for Feb 24 — Mar 3, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hotel is very close to the Albuquerque Sunport and Interstate 25; however, one cannot hear planes arriving or departing from inside the hotel. The proximity to the Airport makes for a short trip for tired passengers; hotel has recently undergone a major remodel and is contemporary and pleasant to see.

Contact info:
2910 Yale Boulevard S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87106 USA
phone: 505-843-7000
web: www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/contact.html?propertyID=3125

Room amenities: 100% non-smoking guest rooms; in-room movies, cable channels, coffee and tea maker, room service, refrigerator available at extra charge, flat-screen television, closed caption programming, Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, pillowtop beds, down comforters, hypoallergenic pillows, bathrobes, accessible shower and/or bath, hairdryer, make-up/shaving mirror, bath amenities, turndown services, free newspaper, iron and ironing board, sprinklers in room, wake-up service, knock-light for hearing impaired, complimentary Internet service.

Facility amenities: Hotel offers 24-hour complimentary shuttle service available to and from the airport. The hotel offers a gift shop, free parking, 24-hour business center services, ATM, free Internet based printing service, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, 100% non-smoking rooms and facilities, safe deposit boxes, Braille elevators, on-premises security, disability accessible facilities, laundry/valet service, ramp access, outdoor seasonal pool, complimentary fitness facility, golf course nearby, air-conditioned rooms and facilities.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Best seasonal rates
Please call the hotel at 505-834-7000 well in advance to arrange for pre and post stays. Let them know that you'll be with the Road Scholar program and give them the program's start date; ask if you can stay in the same room during the program dates in Albuquerque.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 24 - Arrive in Albuquerque/Orientation and Introductio...
Arrive To: Hotel check-in any time after 3:00 PM. Register with your program's Group Leader in hotel designated area between 4:00 and 5:30 PM.

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Evening: Program orientation and introductions in hotel meeting room from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

Lodging: Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The hotel is designed to reflect the spirit and culture of Santa Fe. Six miles from downtown's Historic Plaza area, the hotel is near public transportation.

Contact info:
4048 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507 USA
phone: 505-473-4646
web: doubletree1.hilton.com/en_US/dt/hotel/SAFCRDT-DoubleTree-by-Hilton-Hotel-Santa-Fe

Room amenities: Rooms feature Southwestern decor. You'll also find hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, dataports, refrigerators upon request, cable television, and more. Rooms feature luxurious Sweet Dreams by Double Tree Sleep Experience beds, in-room coffee maker with Wolfgang Puck coffee, in-room Wi-Fi, 37-inch HDTV, room service, and more.

Facility amenities: Indoor-outdoor heated pool and spa surrounded by adobe-style patio, 24-hour business center, complimentary printing service, fax, Notary Public, photo copying service, automated teller (ATM), coin operated laundry, laundry/valet service, local area transportation, lounge, multi-lingual staff, news stand, room service, safety deposit box, snack shop, fitness room, on-site restaurant and more.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Monday, February 25 - Field Trip to Pecos National Historic Park/Travel...
Field Trip to Pecos National Historic Park/Travel to Santa Fe/Visit State Capitol Building Art Collection/Presentation by Native American award-winning musician

Note: Walking up to one mile over paved and packed dirt terrain during course of the day

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room and hotel check-out no later than 8:00 AM.

Morning: From 8:00 until 10:15 AM, you'll have a class about the history of New Mexico. Have luggage to bus for loading no later than 11:15 AM. Bus departs for Pecos at 10:30 AM.

Lunch: Lunch at Frankie's in Pecos from 12:00 - 1:15 PM.

Afternoon: From 1:30 - 3:00 PM, you'll explore beautiful Pecos National Historic Monument, an example of late Anasazi pueblo ruins and Spanish colonization. The site, on ranch land (the Forked Lightning Ranch) owned by the late Greer Garson and her husband, Buddy Fogelson, was donated with the hope that the monument would be preserved for visitors. The museum/visitors' center features a film narrated by Ms. Garson. A mile-long, paved hiking trail circles the site which has remains of pueblo dwellings, kivas and a mission church, all located on remarkably beautiful land in the Pecos valley 30 miles northeast of Santa Fe.

Bus departs for Santa Fe at 3:00 PM. Upon arrival, you'll visit the New Mexico State Capitol building and see some of its famous art collection.

Bus takes you to hotel at 5:00 pm for check-in at approximately 5:30 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Evening: Lecture and performance from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, where you'll hear music of the southwest, taught by Native American professional musician and scholar, Ronald Roybal. Ron is an award-winning musician dedicated to the preservation of traditional Native American music as well as being a composer of some of his own. He's a fine singer, guitarist and Native American flute player, and your evening with him will be unlike any other evening of your life! He's a delightful presenter in every way.

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The hotel is designed to reflect the spirit and culture of Santa Fe. Six miles from downtown's Historic Plaza area, the hotel is near public transportation.

Contact info:
4048 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507 USA
phone: 505-473-4646
web: doubletree1.hilton.com/en_US/dt/hotel/SAFCRDT-DoubleTree-by-Hilton-Hotel-Santa-Fe

Room amenities: Rooms feature Southwestern decor. You'll also find hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, dataports, refrigerators upon request, cable television, and more. Rooms feature luxurious Sweet Dreams by Double Tree Sleep Experience beds, in-room coffee maker with Wolfgang Puck coffee, in-room Wi-Fi, 37-inch HDTV, room service, and more.

Facility amenities: Indoor-outdoor heated pool and spa surrounded by adobe-style patio, 24-hour business center, complimentary printing service, fax, Notary Public, photo copying service, automated teller (ATM), coin operated laundry, laundry/valet service, local area transportation, lounge, multi-lingual staff, news stand, room service, safety deposit box, snack shop, fitness room, on-site restaurant and more.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Tuesday, February 26 - International Folk Art Museum/Museum of Indian Ar...
International Folk Art Museum/Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and other state museum visits/Dinner on your own and free evening

Note: Walking up to one mile over the course of the day over paved terrain. Standing up to 30 minutes at a time at museums, with opportunities to sit.

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room from 7:00 to 8:00 AM

Morning: From 8:30 - 9:30 am, hear a lecture about the history of Santa Fe in hotel meeting room before departing for a visit to the International Folk Art Museum and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture at 9:45 am, both part of the State of New Mexico Museums system. The MIAC offers a huge collection of pottery, basketry, rugs, jewelry and artifacts, mostly from tribes of the southwest region. The exhibits are beautifully displayed and documented. The International Folk Art Museum features the huge collection of folk art of Alexander Girard. Displayed in charming scenarios, you'll be fascinated by this delightful museum. Both museums have great gift shops as well!

Lunch: Lunch from 11:30 - 12:30 at Museum Hill Cafe.

Afternoon: Continue with museum visits until 1:45 pm, when the bus will take you to downtown to visit the Palace of the Governors, New Mexico Museum of Art and the New Mexico History Museum. You'll receive passes to visit these State of New Mexico museums as you choose, or you may have some free time in the downtown plaza area.

Bus returns to the hotel at 5:00 pm, or you may stay downtown for dinner on your own. You can get back to the hotel via taxi or city bus (schedules at front desk at hotel).

Dinner: Dinner on your own tonight. You may return to the hotel and dine at a restaurant close by if you wish, or remain in the downtown area where there are many fine restaurants.

Your group leader will have some suggestions for you, if you'd like restaurant recommendations. Return to the hotel after dinner on your own, via cab or city bus.

Evening: Free evening for more time in Santa Fe or rest and relaxation.

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located just on the outskirts of downtown Taos; the historic Plaza is just a few miles away. Associated with the Sagebrush Inn and Conference Center, the facility has pretty grounds and landscaping around it and lots of areas to explore.

Contact info:
1500 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 87571 USA
phone: 575-751-1555
web: www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-taos-new_mexico-NM017?amp;promo=gglocal

Room amenities: Irons and ironing boards, cable/satellite TV, free high-speed Internet, free local calls, in-room air conditioning, in-room coffee maker, microwave, refrigerators.

Facility amenities: Hotel offers banquet and meeting rooms, a convention center, use of the copy machine, interior corridors, outdoor heated pool, outdoor whirlpool/hot tub, free newspapers Monday-Friday, outdoor parking, a restaurant, and wireless Internet service. The hotel is 100% smoke-free.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Wednesday, February 27 - Santa Clara Pueblo/St. Francis de Assis Church/Ma...
Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day over packed dirt and paved terrain. Standing for up to thirty minutes at a time during site visits.

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room at 7:00 - 8:30 AM; check out of hotel no later than 8:30 AM

Morning: Bus departs at 9:00 AM for Taos, with a number of stops in between.

First, visit Santa Clara Pueblo, where you'll visit the pottery studio of Paul and Rosalda Speckled Rock at 10:00 AM. Bus departs for Santa Clara Pueblo at 12:00 pm for a visit with Paul Speckled Rock at his pottery shop at 1:30 pm. Santa Clara is one of the most popular pueblos for visitors. Its tribal members are among the most artistically active of all the pueblos, and fine works by Santa Clara artists can be found in a large number of shops and studios in the village. Santa Clara ancestors most likely migrated south from the Four Corners region, eventually reaching the Pajarito Plateau on the eastern slope of the Jemez Mountains between A.D. 1100 and 1300. Today, Santa Clara is home to about 2600 people. The tribe's 47,000 acres still supports some farming. A small casino and bowling center in Espanola should help fund additional tribal endeavors.Bus departs for Taos at 11:00 AM.

Lunch: Lunch at the Trading Post Cafe in Taos from 12:30 - 1:30 PM.

Afternoon: After lunch, visit Ranchos de Taos and St. Francis de Asis Church, one of the most photographed churches in New Mexico. Then you'll visit the Martinez Hacienda (2:30 PM visit), an example of a Spanish/Mexican Hacienda with many outbuildings, all representing the Spanish Colonial era. Bus travels to hotel for check-in about 4:30 PM.

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Evening: After dinner, you'll meet a Taos resident who will charm you with stories about many fascinating personalities that made Taos the remarkable place it is today. You may be tired from the long day, but we guarantee that this presentation will keep you awake!

Lodging: Comfort Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located just on the outskirts of downtown Taos; the historic Plaza is just a few miles away. Associated with the Sagebrush Inn and Conference Center, the facility has pretty grounds and landscaping around it and lots of areas to explore.

Contact info:
1500 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 87571 USA
phone: 575-751-1555
web: www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-taos-new_mexico-NM017?amp;promo=gglocal

Room amenities: Irons and ironing boards, cable/satellite TV, free high-speed Internet, free local calls, in-room air conditioning, in-room coffee maker, microwave, refrigerators.

Facility amenities: Hotel offers banquet and meeting rooms, a convention center, use of the copy machine, interior corridors, outdoor heated pool, outdoor whirlpool/hot tub, free newspapers Monday-Friday, outdoor parking, a restaurant, and wireless Internet service. The hotel is 100% smoke-free.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Thursday, February 28 - Rio Grande Gorge Bridge/Millicent Rogers Museum/B...
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge/Millicent Rogers Museum/Blumenschein Home/Taos Pueblo (if open)

Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day over paved and packed dirt terrain. Standing for up to 30 minutes at a time (with some opportunities to sit) at museums and at Taos Pueblo.

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room from 7:00 - 8:30 am.

Morning: Bus departs for a trip to Taos Pueblo (8:30 AM) (if it's open to visitors--it's closed once in awhile for funerals, special pueblo meetings, etc. and we seldom know more than a day in advance and sometimes not at all). After the Pueblo, the bus will travel to the Millicent Rogers Museum, scheduled for a 10:45 AM visit. Here, visitors enjoy many outstanding historical collections of Native American art and jewelry, contemporary paintings, weavings, and pottery, including the Maria Martinez family collection. Also showcased are Hspanic textiles, metal work and sculpture, as well as a wide range of contemporary Anglo-European Southwestern Art. The bus then departs for the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, locally known as the "High Bridge." This is a cantilever truss bridge across the Rio Grande Gorge 10 miles northwest of Taos. At 650 feet above the Rio Grande, it is the fifth highest bridge in the United States

Lunch: You'll have a boxed lunch at the picnic area at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, departing back to Taos at 1:30 PM.

Afternoon: Bus departs at 1:30 PM for the Ernest Blumenschein Home (2:00 PM visit). This was the home of painter Ernest L. Blumenschein, a co-founder of the Taos Art Colony and one of the "Famous Seven." It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.

At 2:45, you'll depart for the historic Taos Plaza, where you'll have from 3:00 - 5:00 PM to explore the Plaza and Bent Street areas.

At 5:00 PM, walk to a restaurant near the Plaza for dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at Antonio's "A Taste of Mexico" from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.

Evening: Bus departs for the hotel, arriving by 7:30 PM. Free evening for rest and relaxation.

Lodging: Comfort Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hotel is very close to the Albuquerque Sunport and Interstate 25; however, one cannot hear planes arriving or departing from inside the hotel. The proximity to the Airport makes for a short trip for tired passengers; hotel has recently undergone a major remodel and is contemporary and pleasant to see.

Contact info:
2910 Yale Boulevard S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87106 USA
phone: 505-843-7000
web: www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/contact.html?propertyID=3125

Room amenities: 100% non-smoking guest rooms; in-room movies, cable channels, coffee and tea maker, room service, refrigerator available at extra charge, flat-screen television, closed caption programming, Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, pillowtop beds, down comforters, hypoallergenic pillows, bathrobes, accessible shower and/or bath, hairdryer, make-up/shaving mirror, bath amenities, turndown services, free newspaper, iron and ironing board, sprinklers in room, wake-up service, knock-light for hearing impaired, complimentary Internet service.

Facility amenities: Hotel offers 24-hour complimentary shuttle service available to and from the airport. The hotel offers a gift shop, free parking, 24-hour business center services, ATM, free Internet based printing service, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, 100% non-smoking rooms and facilities, safe deposit boxes, Braille elevators, on-premises security, disability accessible facilities, laundry/valet service, ramp access, outdoor seasonal pool, complimentary fitness facility, golf course nearby, air-conditioned rooms and facilities.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Best seasonal rates
Please call the hotel at 505-834-7000 well in advance to arrange for pre and post stays. Let them know that you'll be with the Road Scholar program and give them the program's start date; ask if you can stay in the same room during the program dates in Albuquerque.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, March 01 - Chimayó visit/Albuquerque/Indian Pueblo Cultural ...
Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day over paved or packed dirt terrain. Standing up to 1 hour at museums with opportunities to sit).

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room from 7:00-8:00 AM and hotel check-out. Have luggage to bus for loading no later than 7:45 AM, please!

Morning: Bus departs to the northern New Mexico village of Chimayó at 8:00 AM, following the High Road.

The bus will travel on to Chimayó. This Hispanic village is much as it has been over the last two hundred years. Stop to visit the Santuario de Chimayó, famous for the healing earth found inside. The Santuario also offers some remarkable folk art, from its beautiful retablos, stations of the cross, and bultos (statues of the saints). This little church is a very special one with a fascinating history; it's a great example of the simple faith of northern New Mexicans.

You'll visit one of the shops in Chimayó to see some examples of the beautiful weavings, produced by families in Chimayó that have created these works of art for centuries.

Bus departs for lunch destination at 11:00 AM.

Lunch: Lunch at Sopaipilla Factory in Pojoaque from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

Afternoon: Bus continues on to Albuquerque.

You'll gain an overview of the geological aspects surrounding the city as well as learning some interesting facts about its history.

Upon arrival, about 2:00 PM, you'll visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, dedicated to preserving and perpetuating Pueblo culture and advancing understanding by presenting with dignity and respect, the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo people of New Mexico.

After the visit, bus will depart for Old Town Albuquerque.at 3:00 PM. This charming area offers many examples of authentic adobe architecture; the beautiful old church there is open for you to visit, and you can explore Old Town with your group leader's guidance.

At 4:30 PM depart for dinner destination.

Dinner: Dinner at Sweet Tomatoes restaurant from 5:30-6:30 pm.. Sweet Tomatoes offers an enormous salad bar, with many selections of breads, meats, desserts and more.

Bus departs at 6:30 PM for hotel and check-in.

Evening: Check in at the hotel. From 7:30 - 8:30 PM, we'll show an optional video in a hotel meeting room.

Lodging: Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hotel is very close to the Albuquerque Sunport and Interstate 25; however, one cannot hear planes arriving or departing from inside the hotel. The proximity to the Airport makes for a short trip for tired passengers; hotel has recently undergone a major remodel and is contemporary and pleasant to see.

Contact info:
2910 Yale Boulevard S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87106 USA
phone: 505-843-7000
web: www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/contact.html?propertyID=3125

Room amenities: 100% non-smoking guest rooms; in-room movies, cable channels, coffee and tea maker, room service, refrigerator available at extra charge, flat-screen television, closed caption programming, Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, pillowtop beds, down comforters, hypoallergenic pillows, bathrobes, accessible shower and/or bath, hairdryer, make-up/shaving mirror, bath amenities, turndown services, free newspaper, iron and ironing board, sprinklers in room, wake-up service, knock-light for hearing impaired, complimentary Internet service.

Facility amenities: Hotel offers 24-hour complimentary shuttle service available to and from the airport. The hotel offers a gift shop, free parking, 24-hour business center services, ATM, free Internet based printing service, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, 100% non-smoking rooms and facilities, safe deposit boxes, Braille elevators, on-premises security, disability accessible facilities, laundry/valet service, ramp access, outdoor seasonal pool, complimentary fitness facility, golf course nearby, air-conditioned rooms and facilities.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Best seasonal rates
Please call the hotel at 505-834-7000 well in advance to arrange for pre and post stays. Let them know that you'll be with the Road Scholar program and give them the program's start date; ask if you can stay in the same room during the program dates in Albuquerque.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Seven: Saturday, March 02 - Boca Negra Petroglyphs/Acoma Pueblo/Dinner and cl...
Note: Walking up to two miles over paved or uneven packed dirt terrain over course of the day. Standing for 15-30 minutes at a time during guide lectures when visiting Petroglyphs and Pueblo.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room from 7:00 - 8:00 am.

Morning: After a brief lecture about the history of Albuquerque from 8:15-9:15 am, bus departs for Boca Negra Petroglyphs (ranger lecture at 10:00 AM). This area features a wide expanse of fragile, unique cultural resources that can never be replaced and are part of the National Park system. Four to seven centuries ago, the Rio Grande's Pueblo people carved or painted images into the boulders along the 17-mile long section known as the West Mesa. As you listen to the ranger and walk some of the trails, you'll speculate what these images mean, why they were created and what the people who made them were like.

We'll depart at 11:30 AM for Acoma Pueblo.

Lunch: Lunch at the Yaak'a Café from 12:45 - 1:45 PM at the Sky City Cultural Center at Acoma Pueblo.

Afternoon: After lunch, you'll have a chance to see the pueblo's visitors' center prior to exploring, with a Native American guide, the mesa-top where the ancient part of Acoma Pueblo (2:00 pm) is located,

Acoma Pueblo, known as "Sky City," was settled possibly as early as A.D. 900. It is situated on top of a 376 foot high sandstone bluff. You'll learn about the Spanish conquistadors who occupied it in 1599, the filmmakers who helped build the road that goes to the top of the mesa and the 6,000 residents who today either live in two nearby villages or in the Pueblo itself. You'll walk through the ancient village, see the large mission church and meet some of the pueblo residents during your field trip.

Bus departs for Albuquerque at 4:00 PM, arriving at the hotel about 5:30 PM.

Dinner: Dinner from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at the hotel, with closing remarks to follow.

Lodging: Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Eight: Sunday, March 03 - Breakfast and Departure
Depart From: Independent departures from the hotel.

Checkout time is by 12:00 noon.

The hotel has a free shuttle to take you to the airport or train station; arrange with the front desk the evening before, if possible.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served buffet style between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM in the hotel dining room. Check out time is no later than 12:00 noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast



Free Time Opportunities


Santa Fe, NM
General OverviewMuseums and galleries, e.g., Palace of the Governors Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Art and Culture, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Spanish Colonial Museum, Laboratory of Anthropology, Rancho de los Golondrinas (recreation of a Spanish Colonial village), Gerald Peters Gallery, Nedra Matteucchi (Fenn) Gallery, Alan Houser Sculpture Garden, Houshang's Gallery, Alene Lapides Gallery, Laurel Seth Gallery and many more. Historic buildings and churches include Sena Plaza, El Santuario de Guadalupe, the Oldest House, San Miguel Mission, St. Francis Cathedral, the Chapel of Loretto (with its miraculous staircase!) and Cristo Rey Church. During late June, July and August, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Santa Fe Opera are in full swing and there are many theatre productions and concerts going on in the city year round. The Santa Fe Visitors' Guide provides seasonal listings of events, as does New Mexico Magazine. A link to Santa Fe's calendar of events, web sites and telephone numbers is listed below.
For additional information, visit: www.santafe.org
Taos, NM
General OverviewWhile in Taos, you will have some time to explore the Plaza area and Bent Street area, where many galleries and shops are located. Although the program does not visit the Taos Pueblo, there will be an opportunity to be taken there on our bus, if you choose to do so during your free time. Admission to the pueblo is approximately $8.50 per person. Photographs are not allowed without a permit.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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7 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips

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