Lose yourself in the mysterious desert landscapes that have captivated artists from Georgia O’Keeffe to Judy Chicago. On this immersive art experience, we’ll go behind the scenes in artist studios, meditate inside a hand-carved cave, traverse O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch on horseback, and expand our psyches in the House of Eternal Return. With insider access provided by our local guide, we’ll explore the flourishing art scene, intriguing cultural heritage, and magical setting that make the City Different live up to its nickname.
We’ll depart for our welcome dinner from El Parador Bed & Breakfast at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16. El Parador is located in downtown Santa Fe, roughly an hour from Albuquerque International Airport, or 20 minutes from Santa Fe Regional Airport. You’re welcome to arrive and check in to El Parador after 3 p.m. on October 16. We recommend arriving no later than 5 p.m. Our trip will conclude on the morning of October 21. Check out from El Parador is at 11 am. You can make arrangements to fly out of Santa Fe or Albuquerque or you're welcome to stick around in Santa Fe and explore the city on your own.
This tour is moderately active. Travelers should be reasonably fit and feel comfortable walking 3 to 5 miles over the course of each day, outside in the sun. Travelers should also be comfortable horseback riding at a beginner level. For those who choose not to ride, there is an optional shuttle tour available, as well as several hiking trails.
We'll be staying at The Parador in downtown Santa Fe. There are a variety of rooming configurations available, and single travelers should be prepared to share a room with another traveler of the same gender, depending on the composition of the group. Single travelers who would like to have a room to themselves can book private accommodations with a single supplement of $400.
Note that Santa Fe, New Mexico stands at 7,100 feet in elevation, which can make physical activity more demanding. Altitude affects some more than others; if you are sensitive to altitude, we encourage you to arrive a day or two early to acclimate.
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Let us know your restrictions ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so we can work with your trip leader to make arrangements.
The weather in Santa Fe in October is mild and dry. You can expect highs of 72° F during the day and average lows of 41°F.