11009
New Mexico
Santa Fe and Taos: A Tale Of Two Cities
Get an insider’s perspective on Santa Fe and Taos alongside local artists, exploring the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, enjoying traditional music and learning about native cultures.
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Program No. 11009RJ
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7 days
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Micki
(5)

The Santa Fe/Taos all women program was fun, very educational, and a grand setting to share with so many great women!

Patricia
(5)

Great Program. I will be traveling with Road Scholar again.

Sheila
(5)

Even if you are convinced renting a car and going by your own ebbs and flow, give one of these programs a try. This is especially true if you love the arts and art history. Then take what you learn, rent that car and go for it.

Marjorie
(5)

This was an excellent Road Scholar Signature City. Our group leader was most helpful and well prepared. We ate at various restaurants, and the food was very good. One evening was spent with a native American food anthropologist who is an excellent chef. She and her crew prepared authentic, classical food for us as she described her efforts to get her people to eat traditional, healthful food--a wonderful experience. This was one of the best Road Scholars we've been on. Park and Marj

Joyce
(5)

This was our second Road Scholar trip and we loved both. I learned valuable new thoughts about Georgia O'Keeffe, Native American experience, the history and varied culture of New Mexico, and local traditional arts. The meal we enjoyed at Red Mesa was remarkable. And the Meow Wolf collective's House of Eternal Return was a ten on the coolness scale. This was a terrific week.

Charles
(5)

Great trip with excellent speakers/ presentations. While RS managed to hit all the main attractions they also threw in unique experiences in dining and crafts - weaving - even including an active research center in SW art! This was our fourth RS trip and each has exceeded our expectations.

Patricia
(5)

As a first time Road Scholar, I am so glad I chose to go to New Mexico. The Santa Fe and Taos Program was a terrific experience. It was almost like visiting a foreign country without leaving the United States. There is a wonderful blend of cultures that is unique to the region. I shall never forget the warm scent of piñon burning in the hotel fireplace each evening...very comforting and welcoming.

Jerrie
(5)

My experience in the Road Scholar program in Santa Fe and Taos was beyond amazing. Every day the activities just got better and better. For a truly in-depth study of the culture, art, and history of this area, one can count on this program to deliver. In addition, I came away with a different outlook and perspective on current events in our country based on what I learned and experienced on this adventure.

John
(5)

The program could almost be considered an introductory course in Northern New Mexico's history, culture and geography

Kathleen
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

if you are thinking about traveling solo and keep hesitating for any reason this is we’re to start you will not regret it. Kathleen Massimiano

Donata
(5)

New Mexico certainly did weave a spell over me! This tour was just stunning on so many levels! The history, geology and the culture all add up to something so unique, it is hard to describe. You'll just have to see for yourself. A haven for artists, photographers, and history junkies like me. Road Scholar provided a well-balanced, varied, and very interesting itinerary executed by a diverse, well-informed and Interesting group of instructors! Kudos to you all! You will see me again on future tours.

Karen
(5)

This program is filled to bursting with art and cultural encounters that will inspire you and make you to want to return for a more in depth visit to Santa Fe and Taos.

Louise
(5)

I learned so much more than I expected. I don't even like Georgia O'Keeffe, but I treasured that morning learning about her through a fabulous presenter, then the tour of the museum. We experienced things we would have never been able to do if we hadn't been with Road Scholar. Loved it.

Christy
(5)

This was a wonderful experience. We covered many aspects of the history and culture of New Mexico, it's people and it's food.

Billie
(5)

I hadn't been on a group trip before, I was surprised how much I enjoyed having the trip planned for me so I could just enjoy...it was great fun!

Marcia
(5)

Our first Road Scholar experience, Santa Fe and Taos, more than exceeded expectation. The education components were well done, the accommodation was very comfortable and there was a decent amount of free time for us to explore on our own. We look forward to choosing another trip in the future.

Nancy
(5)

My experience with my first Road Scholar adventure exceeded my expectations. I look forward to selecting another trip for the future. As a single, there is the possibility of traveling with a participant in future programs

ronald
(5)

A great experience and an awesome job well done!!!

Kathleen
(5)

I went to Santa Fe and Taos expecting an interesting time away in the middle of winter. The trip was so much more than that! The Native American culture came alive both on an intellectual and spiritual level. A wonderful week!

Susan
(5)

Amazing immersive experience into Pueblo culture - food, music, art, spirituality.

Patricia
(5)

I was disappointed that my roommate paid $1500 after $100 deposit taken off, while I was charged $1600 even though Brenda Hilliier paid the$100 deposit for me, and I paid her back as well. I don't think that was fair

Rita
(5)

This was an excellent program. Hotel is lovely in excellent location. It is a very full program with just small pockets of free time so not for those who want a less active program. Highlight was lecture and visit to Georgia OKeefe museum and visit to Taos Puebla but all other activities were also interesting and informative.

Barbara
(5)

Sometimes it doesn't seem to work

Martha
(5)

Great program! Mark Utgaard (Group Leader) was very knowledgeable, interesting and personable. Itinerary was varied, accommodations were wonderful and centrally located. Transportation was good and a big plus was the food was great!

Diana
(5)

Go ahead and use anything I expressed in my review that helps you.

Maureen
(5)

Outstanding program if you can deal with the 7,200 ft. elevation.

Lynne
(5)

I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively and this program was one of my best travel experiences.

Helen
(5)

This was an outstanding trip! As a new Road Scholar I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was very pleased with my experiences throughout.

Reba
(5)

I liked the program.

Duke
(5)

Great Trip! Tours were well organized and very informative. Great Location for a new experience.

Susan
(5)

Great introduction to a unique landscape and unique cultures

Carolyn
(5)

I would like to be able to type in the name of a place and have all programs for that area be displayed. Going from continent to country, to wherever is confusing to an old girl like me.

Susan
(5)

Very easy to use

Irene
(5)

This was a delightful interesting, inspiring experience

Carolyn
(5)

Santa Fe and Taos is an interesting destination and this program is well organized to maximize your enjoyment while you are there. Anyone who has enjoyed other Road Scholar programs will certainly enjoy Santa Fe/Taos.

Pamela
(5)

My husband, his 85-year-old mother, and I just returned from our Road Scholar trip to Santa Fe. What a wonderful experience! Our guide, Elizabeth, was terrific and very accommodating to us and to all the other travelers on our trip. We learned a great deal about Santa Fe, Native American (Pueblo) people and their history and challenges, and the artists who have been inspired by this beautiful country. Our fellow travelers were fantastic! We made several new friends who live in all around the country and will stay in touch with several of them. This was our first Road Scholar trip, but it will not be our last! Thank you, Road Scholar (and Elizabeth), for helping us create a special family memory.

Donna
(5)

I just returned from the Santa Fe/Taos program which was absolutely Terrific!! The things I learned about the history & people of the area, the art & architecture, and more were fascinating. We had a very compatible tour group and an outstanding leader. Take this Road Scholar tour!! Donna B

Gloria
(5)

Having been a participant in my first Road Scholar experience I can say it met and exceeded my expectations for a well planned, executed high quality adventure. I am glad I had the opportunity to engage and enjoy my educational outing while traveling with "like minded adventure seekers". Thank you Road Scholar staff. Your work brightened March of 2017.

Tom
(5)

Our trip to Taos and Santa Fe opened a window on both a history and culture that was previously unknown to us.

Linda
(5)

This was a great trip! The content was vast and the experiences diverse. Santa and Fe and Taos were extremely interesting, and I want to go back to experience more!






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