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Santa Fe has so much to offer, we couldn't stick to just one tour
...or even one day! 


WEDNESDAY TOUR OPTIONS


Choose between a guided walking tour of Santa Fe with a Santa Fe native, or tempt yourself with a hands-on course in the art of cooking with red chiles, New Mexico's state vegetable!  In the afternoon, the stakes rise with an off-road adventure in an authentic 1975 Pinzgauer.

Guided Walking Tour of Historic Santa Fe

Put on your walking shoes and embark on a custom tour back in time as your expert guide, author/historian Santa Fe native Allan Pacheco, takes you through the streets of Old Town Santa Fe, where you will explore and learn about "The City Different."  


From the oldest known church in the U.S., to the Governor's Palace, to a stop at 109 East Palace Avenue, the first stop for scientists on their way to Los Alamos to work on the Manhattan Project, Allan will delight you with fascinating tales of this historic town.


Time: 10:00 am 

Tour Length: Three Hours (includes lunch at The Shed)

Cost: $40



Red Chile Workshop at the Santa Fe School of Cooking

Corn tortillas, red chile sauce made from New Mexican powder, roasted tomato & chipotle sauce, and red chile sauce made from New Mexican pods!  These are the mouth-watering dishes you'll prepare alongside one of the school's expert chefs

Entertaining and educational, you'll learn the culinary history of the chile while learning the skills of cooking with chiles. And of course, this workshop won't be complete without enjoying the dishes prepared for you by you!

Time: 10:00 am
Class Length: Three hours (includes a full lunch)
Cost: $112

4x4 Pinzgauer Off-Road Adventure


Climb aboard an all-terrain Pinzgauer for an adventurous ride that will ascend 3,000 feet for some breathtaking scenery from the top of a lookout tower. Your driver will take you over normally-un-passable terrain across four vegetation zones.


The "Pinzie" has 14 ½ inches of ground clearance with locking differentials on the front and back axles. It can carry up to 3,000 pounds, turn about as tightly as a motorcycle, handle a 45-degree side slope without rolling, and climb any grade that its tires can grip.  


Time: 2:00 pm

Tour length: 3 hours 

Cost: $120



Santa Fe Ghost Walk

With Allan Pecheco from the historic walking tour as your guide, you'll get the skinny on the legends, facts, lies, and myths surrounding Santa Fe's storied past as you roam the streets of Old Town at night. Santa Fe is well-known as a hotbed of supernatural activity, as well as for an unusually high numbers of UFO sightings in and around the city.   

The walk will end at the La Posada Hotel, former home of Julia Staab, who died there under suspicious circumstances in the late 19th century and whose ghost still walks the halls.

Bring your camera, because you never know what you may encounter on this exciting, and scary, tour.  Past tour ghosts have shared with Allan their photos that showed some unusual shadows or orbs....even a shape or two!

Time: 8:30 pm

Tour length: Two hours 

Cost: $30





THURSDAY TOUR OPTIONS


For those interested in seeing more of Santa Fe before getting down to business, choose from a tour of the beautiful Georgia O'Keeffe Museum or an interactive scavenger hunt among the streets of Old Town, where a smartphone app will guide you and your group all over Old Town for a morning of friendly competition. 

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum


Dedicated to the art, life and legacy of famous artist Georgia O'Keeffe, this museum showcases her magnificent works of art, most of which were inspired by her lifelong love of the southwest. The galleries consist of works dating from 1901 through 1984, where poor eyesight forced her into retirement.  The museum also contains a large gift shop filled with her images on note cards, photos, and other accent pieces.

The museum ticket includes a complimentary mobile app for a self-guided interactive way to tour the galleries.

Time: 10:30 am
Tour length: Two hours (includes lunch at Georgia)
Cost: $35

Scavenger Hunt on the Plaza


Armed with a smart phone and a thirst for adventure, be prepared for a fun morning winding your way through the streets of Santa Fe on a quest to score the most points while exploring the history of Santa Fe. Your adventure will begin at the State Capitol, where you'll be divided into teams.  


After selecting a team name, you'll be on your way by deciphering your first clue and moving on to the next clue, all while learning interesting facts about the city!


Time:  10:00 am

Tour length: Three hours (includes lunch at The Shed)

Cost: $35



SATURDAY GUEST PROGRAM


Start your day by climbing aboard your private trolley for a ride to the Santa Fe Farmers Market, located at The Railyard.  Along with locally-grown organic vegetables and fruits, numerous stalls sell baked goods and crafts & body products.



From there, you'll be whisked away to Canyon Road, where you can stroll down a picturesque street filled with unique galleries and artist studios. This artists' enclave contains paintings, glass, jewelry, and some of the most interesting sculptures available in the southwest. 


Lunch will be at The Compound, restored from a group of adobe homes into one of Santa Fe's finest dining establishments, where Chef Mark Kifen uses regional ingredients introduced to the southwest by the Spaniards centuries ago.


After lunch, hop back aboard your trolley for the final stop of this incredible day - The Kakawa Chocolate House.  Here you'll sample a few different flavors of this establishment's rich and smooth chocolate elixirs, made from historic recipes that span the time period 1000 BC to the mid-1900's AD.
 
Your special discount coupon will come in handy as you choose which elixirs you'll want to take home with you!
Time:  10:00 am

Tour length: Four hours 

Cost: $70



      


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