22407
New Mexico

Colorful Santa Fe: Art, Architecture and Local Cuisine

With local experts and on independent explorations, learn for yourself what makes Santa Fe “The City Different” on excursions to museums, cathedrals and traditional adobe-style houses.
Rating (4.67)
Program No. 22407RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,549

At a Glance

Nicknamed “The City Different,” Santa Fe boasts a fascinating mixture of art and architecture which set the city apart. With ample free time, explore the city on your own to discover its unique multicultural heritage, and enjoy the high-desert landscapes that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe’s mesmerizing paintings. Learn from local experts, and enjoy free time to sample traditional cuisine from award-winning chefs as you see for yourself what really makes Santa Fe different.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking three miles daily over varied terrain. Elevations of 7,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about Santa Fe’s unique blend of architecture, multicultural heritage and emphasis on the arts with field trips to Museum Hill and Chimayó, an international pilgrimage site.
  • Discover Native American art traditions on an expert-led excursion to the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research.
  • Expand your knowledge as an expert instructor teaches you about the life and art of the long-time Santa Fe resident Georgia O’Keeffe.

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials.
Featured Expert
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Lois Ellen Frank
Lois Ellen Frank, PhD, is a Santa Fe-based chef focused on Native American foods. She is also a Native American food historian, culinary anthropologist, photographer and James Beard Award-winning author. She is a featured instructor of the Southwest Indian Nations at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, and is chef and owner — along with Native Chef Walter Whitewater of the Diné Nation — of Red Mesa Cuisine.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Lois Ellen Frank
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Elizabeth Mesh
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Jerry Rightman
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Israel Francisco Haros Lopez
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