Our most popular tour, visit the top sites: Taos Pueblo a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Taos Plaza, and the most photographed church in North America. Hear stories from our experienced and personable local guides. This is the best tour offered to get a handle on Taos in a short period of time. During the winter season (Nov - Apr), this is a private tour without transportation provided meaning there will be no other people except those in your party and your guide who rides along with you in your vehicle. *included: admission fees *not included: transportation, guide gratuity, Taos Pueblo guide gratuity 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. Offered daily by reservation. Please call for groups. 575.776.TOUR (8687)
• 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
Immerse into Taos’ eclectic artistic community! Starting on Kit Carson Road, weave in and out of winding alleyways exploring the historical context while pausing to mix with the local art scene. 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. Come to this high desert mountain town to not only experience the ethereal light and vivid landscape, but to also encounter this dynamic community and their remarkable art to life. Enjoy a mix of old and new while exploring downtown’s rich art history. Discover the vibrant center of this uniquely quirky and highly talented community.
• 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 Valley • Post flight champagne • Pictures of your flight, taken from our chase vehicles as they follow our adventure
• 4 hours
Llama Trekking Adventures in the Southern Rocky Mountains and High Desert Wilderness of New Mexico! Hike with Llamas in New Mexico's Pristine Wilderness! On the trail, gentle and sure-footed trail llamas carry the gear, leaving you free to enjoy the natural beauty and inspiring solitude of the New Mexico wilderness. Learn about Local Ecology, Native Plants, Wilderness Skills, and New Mexico History and Folklore, with an experienced Naturalist Guide. Gourmet Backcountry Meals are prepared and served in a scenic wilderness location. All ages welcome. Must be able to hike approximately 5 miles in mountainous and desert terrain, at altitudes above 7,000'. Children must be able to make the hike themselves, or be carried in a child pack. Please Note - These are Hiking Trips! Nobody Ever Rides the Llamas!
• 6 hours