This 3-hour small-group driving tour highlights the top 4 tourist sites in Taos: *UNESCO World Heritage site - the traditional and living Native American village of Taos Pueblo*stunning Rio Grande Gorge from high upon the Gorge Bridge*Taos Plaza with every building listed on the National Register of Historical Places*most photographed church in North America. With transportation in our new and tidy van, hear stories from our experienced and personable local guides. You'll quickly grasp the quirkiness that make Taos the most unique town you'll ever experience. The best tour offered to get a handle on Taos in a short period of time. 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.Winter Schedule: Saturdays. Groups of 4 or more, 7 days a week.
• 3 hours
A quick and easy way to get a handle on this funky little town. We cover the pivotal historical points that make this place unique, including the infamous and deadly haircut of Gov. Bent, Padre Martinez's 51 children, the one Native man saved an entire culture, the red light district of Taos's past, and The Trump of Taos. We mix plenty of spice, sauce, and a few ghost stories to keep you entertained for the whole 50-minute, half-mile walking tour. Dog friendly! Offered daily at 11:00AM throughout the summer and other times by reservation. Call for group tours or last minute bookings.
• 1 hour
Riding the soft desert wind in a hot air balloon is the perfect way to celebrate your special occasions with friends, family or when romance is in the air, and there is no better place to enjoy it than around Taos.Our Champagne balloon flights provide guests beautiful panoramas of Taos and the Sangre de Cristo's before we drop down into the Gorge and kiss the historic Rio Grande river as it gently flows south into the Gulf of Mexico. This is the most thrilling balloon ride anywhere. Your Pueblo Balloon adventure begins bright and early. Our experienced crew and experienced FAA certified pilots are personable, knowledgeable and entertaining. After the flight we celebrate with the traditional Champagne (or sparkling cider) toast where you'll be presented your official "Flight Certificates."
• 1 hour
Experience the first and oldest grape growing region in the country! By visiting three wineries and their vineyards, taste your way through New Mexico wines. Learn about the different grapes that grow in our high desert, short growing season, see where the grapes are actually pressed and processed, and taste our version of varietals you may be familiar with, and others you're meeting for the first time. This tour includes all fees and tips (except your guide's gratuity) and door to door service, so don't worry about driving, your guide has you covered!
• 3.5 hours
Visit four breweries tasting your way through the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway. Starting in downtown Taos, we drive you to the iconic Taos Mesa Brewery Mothership, the brand new and state of the art Red River Brewery, Angel Fire's Enchanted Circle Brewery, and finishing with the oldest Brewpub in New Mexico - Eskie's in downtown Taos. With a 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). Picking up at Taos Plaza Gazebo in downtown Taos, or at your accommodation. Custom pickups from Red River or Angel Fire available.
• 4 hours
Taos has been on the map as an art colony since the late 1800s and it has a reputation for its eclectic talented creative populace. We know you came to this high desert mountain town to not only experience the ethereal light and vivid landscape but to also encounter this dynamic community, where they can’t help but bring their remarkable art to life. We will share with you a mix of old and new, we’ll investigate downtown’s rich art history, and we’ll discover the vibrant center of this uniquely quirky and highly tolerant community. This tour is offered on Thursdays from 10am - 1pm, we’ll go to Chokola Bean to Bar, which makes organic, small-batch, exquisitely crafted chocolate and on Fridays from 2pm - 5pm, we’ll finish at the Anaconda Bar at El Monte Sagrado for a wine tasting, exclusively provided just for us. Immerse yourself in the local artisan population with our walking tour and let us introduce you to these offbeat backroads of Taos!
• 3 hours
Gear up and get ready for New Mexico’s favorite half-day Class III whitewater adventure. This exciting 3-hour tour is our most popular half-day trip, and is perfectly suited to families, groups, first-timers, and those of all ages and abilities!
• 3 hours
This Rio Grande rafting trip traverses the calm oxbows of the Orilla Verde National Recreation Area. The open canyon allows scenic views of towering basalt cliffs, high desert ecosystems, a lush riverside habitat, Class II rapids, and swimming.
• 3 hours
Taos Hot Air Balloon Rides offers Rio Grande Gorge flights followed by a delicious champagne brunch. These hot air balloon flights are over an hour long, sometimes much longer, depending on a combination of factors including wind conditions and landing areas. We will travel 10 to 15 miles at altitudes typically between 500 ft and 4000 ft above the Taos area. We fly seven days a week during the Taos ballooning season (June - September).The hot air balloon flight includes:Exquisite panoramas of the Taos ValleyPost flight champagnePictures of your flight, taken from our chase vehicles as they follow our adventure
• 4 hours