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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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!

William
(5)

need to remove la mesita restaurant from future trips.the food was marginal and the service was terrible.

Alan
(5)

Very informative and interesting. You'll learn much and gain greater respect for indigent populations.

Priscilla
(5)

I went on this trip expecting to learn about art and history, and did indeed accomplish that. What I did not expect, and what was extraordinary, was the in-depth contact with contemporary persons of indigenous heritage, sharing their art, music, literature, and homes. These were most compelling experiences.

Pat
(5)

This is a wonderful introduction to the SantaFe area, providing diverse topics to enjoy. Information presented opened up a new perspective on the area!

Juanita
(5)

This was my 4th Road Scholar trip, and every trip has been unique and pleasurable. Santa Fe is a lovely city, and our leader, Marsha, was a wonderful representative of the City Different. Her knowledge of the area was exemplary, and the speakers who lectured were fantastic. I will be recommending this trip to all my life-long-learning friends.

Eileen
(5)

Warning: you will need a jacket for cool mornings. Polartec worked for me. You will also need a water bottle as one was not provided and the dryness requires constant replenishment. Look at the temperatures for your trip date !!! People on my May trip didn't have warm enough clothes along. Purchases will be expensive. Bring some cash, not just credit cards. Local Native Americans will appreciate it. Don't forget the sunblock. Pros: Great variety of activities. The place is beautiful and stark. You will have enough photo opportunities that you will need an extra battery and charger. There will be more walking than you expect, but the hotel location is great.

Susan
(5)

This program exceeded my expectation. It was both entertaining and educational, with excellent speakers. Delicious meals and interaction with local artists. Beautiful country. Highly recommend.

Peggy
(5)

Great program, I would recommend to almost anyone interested in learning about the beautiful area of New Mexico (current and past)






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