Welcome to Taos

Taos Pueblo, a marvel of adobe architecture, ranks among the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the US, and stands at the root of a long history that also extends from conquistadors to mountain men to artists. The town itself is a relaxed and eccentric place, with classic mud-brick buildings, fabulous museums, quirky cafes and excellent restaurants. Its 5700 residents include bohemians and hippies, alternative-energy aficionados and old-time Hispanic families. It's both rural and worldly, and a little bit otherworldly.

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$81.38 Cultural & Theme Tours

Taos Highlights Private Tour

Your private tour of Taos's most famous tourist destinations begins at 1:00pm, picking up your tour guide at the Taos Plaza Gazebo. The Gazebo is the largest structure on the Plaza. Major sites include the Historic Taos Plaza at the heart of Taos, St. Francis de Asis Roman Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos and the 'Most Photographed Church in North America", Taos Pueblo living and traditional Native American village on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the stunning and impressive Gorge Bridge towering over the Rio Grande, and the Historic Taos Plaza, where the tour starts and ends. An average of 3-hours should be allotted for this tour which may vary depending upon traffic conditions and destination lengths of stay. Note: Taos Pueblo closes to visitors for ceremonies and other traditional occasions, sometimes without notice. In the event the Pueblo is closed, we substitute a stop at a 200 year old Spanish colonial hacienda.

$19.53 Cultural & Theme Tours

Taos Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour in New Mexico

Meet your local guide under the gazebo at the Historic Taos Plaza for your 50-minute walking tour of this quirky and artistic northern New Mexico town. Walk a half-mile route from one historic point of interest to the next, as your guide recounts stories of characters from the past, including Padre Martinez and his offspring, Dona Luz and the lady of the night, Conquistador Juan de Onate's lost foot, Long John Dunn (Taos's very own Donald Trump), Mister Manby's mysterious beheading, the Pueblo Revolt, the scalping of New Mexico's first Governor, and a few ghost stories sprinkled in. Most of the walking is on sidewalks and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Dress appropriately for weather - sun, heat, rain, wind. Guide gratuities are not included.

$235 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Rio Grande Gorge Balloon Ride

We fly most days at sunrise, weather permitting. We begin by meeting you at the visitor’s center here in town, which is easy to find right on the main road. Once we pick you up there, we will transport you to the launch site where we will inflate the balloon and fly for about an hour. During the summer months this flight will often be in the Rio Grande Gorge, but we always decide where and when to fly based on what is safest for that particular day. During the flight, depending upon the direction of the winds on flight day, you will have great views of the Taos Mountains, The gorge itself, and beautiful wildlife. We have a chase crew that follows us during the flight and will meet us shortly after landing. After we pack the equipment, we will go the Rio Grande Gorge bridge for a champagne ceremony and a light snack. We always have non-alcoholic alternatives available as well. Each person that flew will receive a commemorative flight certificate to celebrate their adventure.The whole duration of the event is about 3 ½ hours with the flight portion being about 1 hour.

$107.42 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Taos Winery Tour

With convenient pickup at your accommodation, or, if you're visiting Taos for the day, at a place of your choice, your winery tour begins at 1pm. A scenic drive to the first winery in the artist colony of Dixon, La Chiripada is a family run winery in the Embudo Valley. Started by two brothers in the 1970's, it's now operated by their son/nephew. After tasting up to 6 wines of your choice, you'll venture to Black Mesa Winery in Rinconada, another scenic small town on the Rio Grande. With 6 more wine tastings, be sure to ask for a sample of their famous and delicious chocolate wine! You'll receive a souvenir wine glass, if you choose to take with you. The final stop is at Vivac winery located in the canyon on the road back to Taos. The tour will finish around 4:30PM. All wine tastings and server tips are included, as well as transportation and riveting information on the Spanish and Native American history of the area. Not included are snacks or guide gratuity (while not required, gratuities of 15-20% of tour cost is welcomed to make your guide feel appreciated and valued). Bringing munchies along is definitely recommended! Keep in mind that you are consuming alcohol at elevation, which may increase the effects of alcohol. Drink plenty of water and eat lunch before you join the tour.

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Brewery Tour - Enchanted Circle

Beginning at 5:00PM, we pick up your party either at the Taos Plaza Gazebo or your accommodation in Taos then travel north to the iconic Taos Mesa Brewery Mothership where each guest is served a flight of beer. Then we travel north and west around the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway to the brand new and state of the art Red River Brewery. With 12 beers on tap (and a 13th only for the 'locals') plus an award winning 3-year chef, guests enjoy a flight of beer at this impressive and thoughtful establishment overlooking Red River's bustling Main Street. We then continue along the Enchanted Circle to Angel Fire's Enchanted Circle Brewery, passing the infamous runway landing strip (be sure to ask your guide) where you enjoy your third flight of beer. The final stop is in downtown Taos at the cute and quintessential, Eskie's Brewpub - the oldest brewpub in the state. With one flight of beer included at each of the four breweries, you'll be glad we're driving. Each stop offers a full restaurant (food not included in price). Custom pickups from Red River or Angel Fire available. 

$85 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Taos Artisan Walking Tour & Chocolate

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Heritage Inspirations, Taos, Taos County, New MexicoJourney with your guide throughout the historic area of Taos and the Taos Plaza. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Couse-Sharp Historic Site, Taos, Taos County, New MexicoLearn about the founding fathers of the Taos Artist SocietyDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Blumenschein Home & Museum, Taos, Taos County, New MexicoMeet artisan Rich Nichlos in Ernest Blumensceins Art StudioDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Taos Plaza, Taos, Taos County, New MexicoDiscover the WPA commissioned frescoes painted by Taos Artist Society MembersDuration: 15 minutes