New Mexico
The Best of New Mexico: Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque
Discover the story of Northern New Mexico as you learn about its Pueblo People, historic monuments, unique architecture and Sky City — one of the oldest inhabited settlements in the US.
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Program No. 11005RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Explore the best that New Mexico has to offer: the cosmopolitan heart of Albuquerque, the state's largest city; the Old World charm of Santa Fe; and the frontier spirit of Taos. From history and culture to cuisine and the arts, compare and contrast these unique cities and see how they evolved into the jewels they are today.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles over varied terrain. Standing up to one hour. Elevations up to 7,500 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the renowned museums and art galleries that make northern New Mexico a mecca for both artists and collectors.
  • Native Americans lead you through Taos Pueblo, a World Heritage site and Acoma Pueblo (Sky City), both among the oldest continually inhabited communities in the US.
  • Enjoy visits to Bandelier National Monument and the Earthship Biotecture Community.
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Mark Utgaard
A resident of New Mexico for more than 40 years, Mark Utgaard enjoys sharing his love for the state’s culture and history with others. He is a former journalist and editor, and for 20 years, owned an importing business that offered traditional and contemporary handcrafts from Colombia for wholesale in North America, Asia and the Caribbean. During the 1960s and 1970s, Mark traveled to Europe several times as a member of youth orchestras, and later worked as a travel manager for other youth choirs and orchestras journeying to Europe. He has been a Road Scholar group leader and instructor for six years. In his free time, Mark likes to make furniture from old wood and he is learning to play the button accordion.
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