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
Get a feel for the fun and funky town of Taos on this 50-minute, half-mile walking tour of the historic downtown area. Follow your guide to several historic points of interest as you hear stories about what makes the small New Mexico town so unique. Transportation to/from the departure point is not included, nor is guide gratuity.Offered daily at 11:00AM by reservation. Meets at the downtown Taos Plaza Gazebo.
• 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
Taos has been on the map as an art Colony since the late 1800’s. An eclectic, talented, and creative mix of artists have come to this high desert mountain town to experience our ethereal light, vivid landscape and dynamic cultures bringing life to their remarkable art. Walking along Kit Carson Road we visit artisans and galleries along the way towards the Taos Historical Plaza for an intimate insiders experience. Join us every Thursday for our Taos Artisan Insider Walking Tour from 10am - 1pm and finish with a Chocolate Elixir at our local Taos Bean to Bar movement. Meeting at El Monte Sagrado Resort on 317 Kit Carson Road we depart at 10am.
• 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