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On the Road in Northern New Mexico: The Best of Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque

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Program #11005RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque represent the best of northern New Mexico’s cities, contemporary lifestyles and natural diversity. Learn how they intermingled over the centuries, how they are similar and how they differ as you compare and contrast area food, culture and music.


• Visit some of the many state museums to learn about the history of New Mexico and to view Southwestern art.
• Step back in time on a trip to historic church El Santuario de Chimayo, famous for the healing earth inside.
• A Native American guide leads you through Acoma Pueblo (Sky City), the spiritual and cultural hub of the Acoma people for 2 millennia.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles daily over varied terrain. Elevations of 7,200 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Albuquerque, 1 night; coach to Santa Fe, 2 nights; coach to Taos, 2 nights; coach to Albuquerque 2 nights; departure.

Date Notes
This program is two days longer than the standard 11005 program as it includes the annual Gathering of Nations Powwow. This event features Native Americans from many tribes in the United States; they perform their traditional dances and wear their tribe's regalia over a three-day period. This program will take in the Saturday events (April 26) and then will have other activities on Sunday (April 27) prior to the regular 11005 program's beginning on Sunday evening.9/28/2014
This date is one day longer than the standard 11005. This program will attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Day 7.

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Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
7 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
1 Performances


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