Santa Fe: Immersive Art and Otherworldly Landscapes - October 16, 2019 - Atlas Obscura Trips
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Kate Russell
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Michael Bergt
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ghost Ranch

Santa Fe: Immersive Art and Otherworldly Landscapes

from $2,480 USD per person for 6 days, 5 nights
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  • Max Group Size: 12
  • Moderate
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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.

  • Immersive art
  • Local heritage
  • Hand-carved art caves
  • Artist studio visits


Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Additional Info

Arrival & Departure

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. 

Activity Level

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.  

Health & Safety

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. 

Dates and Prices

Oct 16–21, 2019
Shared Room
$2,480 USD per person
Single Room
$2,880 USD per person
The total cost of this trip is $2,480. A $500 deposit is required to hold your space. The deposit is non-refundable after three days. The final payment of $1,980 will be due by September 1. All reservations will be final after this date and subject to our cancellation policy. By submitting your deposit, you agree to the trip's Terms & Conditions. For travelers wishing to have single accommodations during the trip, an additional $400 will be included in the final payment.
  • All lodging in double-accommodation rooms at the Parador Santa Fe for the duration of the tour. 
  • An experienced local guide to accompany you throughout the trip.
  • Guided tours and admission to all museums, galleries, and activities.
  • Transportation and gratuity for our drivers.
  • Daily Breakfast, two dinners, two lunches, tapas, and studio tour refreshments.
  • A great group of fellow Atlas Obscura fans and artists excited to explore the city.
  • Flights and other transport to and from Santa Fe.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional food and drink outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages.
  • Applying for a U.S. visa, if applicable.

Trip FAQ

Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Let us know your restrictions ahead of time by emailing so we can work with your trip leader to make arrangements.