Exploring the Magic of Northern New Mexico: Scenery, Pueblos and Churches
Our tour will take us north on the Camino Real, a road that connected Mexico's ancient cultures with the equally ancient cultures of the American Southwest. This Camino trail is a backdrop for countless Hollywood movies. The first stop will be at the Poeh Cultural Center in the native pueblo of Pojoaque, which translates to "water gathering place". We will visit the museum and see the hundreds of ancient pots returned to this pueblo from museums. Next we see the Nambe Pueblo and follow the trail of pilgrims to the village of Chimayo at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains Each year, more than 300,000 people of every culture visit the Santuario Shrine in hopes of miracle cures. The chapel for the Santo Niño de Atocha is on the grounds, receiving prayers for children. The famous New Mexico Red Chile served at the Rancho de Chimayó restaurant is where we will enjoy lunch. Returning to Santa Fe or Albuquerque, we see the Santa Fe Opera and it's amazing architecture.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Private transportation
- Entry/Admission - Poeh Cultural Center
- Entry/Admission - Ortega's Weaving Shop
What's excluded :
- lunch at Rancho de Chimayo
- Entry/Admission - Rancho de Chimayó
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Poeh Cultural Center, 78 Cities of Gold Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87506-0918
Native American artifacts, museum exhibits and history
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Nambe Pueblo, Nambe Pueblo, New Mexico
Passing through the valley of ancient Pueblos and farms, back ground to countless movies through the decades
Stop At: Chimayo, Chimayo, New Mexico
Ancient Church complex, home to the place of miracles, stunning scenery, the Ortega house of weaving.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Rancho de Chimayó, 300 Juan Medina Rd, Chimayo, NM 87522, USA
Lunch at Rancho de Chimayo, my favorite restaurant in the area. Rancho de Chimayó was honored as one of New Mexico's Culinary Treasures in March 2014. This fantastic restaurant is a favorite of locals and tourists alike.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Santa Fe Opera House, 301 Opera Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87506-2823
There have been three theatres on the present site of The Santa Fe Opera's approximately (now) 150 acres of land. Each has been located on the same site on a mesa, with the audience facing West toward an ever-changing horizon of sunsets and thunderstorms, frequently visible throughout many productions when no backdrops are used. Over the years, because of the first and second theatres' exposure to weather, rains covered audiences and orchestra members (and threatened the latter's instruments), requiring occasional cancellations, postponements, or extended intermissions.
Stop At: Ortega's Weaving Shop, Juan Medina Road, Chimayo, NM 87522
Unique southwestern designs available in vests and blankets from the Ortega family of weavers
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
I will call before the tour to arrange time and place.
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.