Land Journey

New Mexico – Land of Enchantment


Year, Departure Type

Select small group departures (averaging 24 Tauck guests), or classic departures, and the year you would like to travel.

Journey Type
Time of Year
Apr - May, Jul, Sep - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Albuquerque, Bandelier National Monument, Taos, Sante Fe, Ghost Ranch
Land of Enchantment New Mexico Escorted Tour
UNESCO World Heritage Site, Taos Pueblo


Uniquely Tauck



TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – A visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum & a private artist’s studio in Santa Fe




Multiple-night stays in Albuquerque, Taos and Santa Fe ensuring in-depth cultural discoveries


Visits to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and private welcome and talk at the National Museum of Nuclear Science offer an insider look at life in Albuquerque, past, present & future


Exploration of Bandelier National Monument & Pueblo de Taos


Storyteller tales & a float trip on the Rio Grande, followed by a guided visit to Georgia O'Keeffe's beloved Ghost Ranch


Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed





Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.



Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Legendary Journeys and Adventures

Step back in time to centuries of Pueblo culture... at Bandelier National Monument where echoes of ancient American Indian lifestyles live on today... at Taos Pueblo, ten centuries strong and along the Rio Grande where storytelling, a raft trip and a family-style lunch inspire the imagination... stroll through the spirited landscapes of Ghost Ranch and gaze at the vibrant works of Georgia O'Keeffe... Today, let the enchantment begin.

Spend two nights at a resort at the foot of the Sandia Mountains, and three nights in fabulous Santa Fe. Enjoy a private visit to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, a private presentation by a local chef (with lunch) and a visit to a private artist's studio in Santa Fe... be treated to a private welcome and talk at the National Museum of Nuclear Science... discover Albuquerque's Indian Pueblo Cultural Center... visit 1,000-year-old Pueblo de Taos, enhanced by a storyteller's tales... explore ancient dwellings at Bandelier National Monument... take a float trip down the Rio Grande, and a guided visit to Ghost Ranch. It's New Mexico vacation magic at its best!

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The Santa Fe School of Cooking

Day 6

Discover the flavors of the Southwest at the Santa Fe School of Cooking

Set in the heart of historic Santa Fe for close to 30 years, the Santa Fe School of Cooking is an internationally acclaimed, recreational culinary school and online market specializing in foods of the American Southwest. For centuries before Santa Fe was even considered a city, the area enjoyed a unique food culture cultivated by the Native American peoples. Over time, the mix of Native American, Spanish and Anglo cultures in Santa Fe created one of the most diverse and exciting "foodie scenes" in North America. Learn some of its secrets through a private presentation by a local chef, followed by an extraordinary lunch at this acclaimed cooking school.

A float trip on the Rio Grande

Day 5

Enjoy a private guided float trip along the mighty Rio Grande... and a traditional Pueblo lunch

One of the great rivers of the American Southwest, the Rio Grande rises in Colorado and flows to the Gulf of Mexico through the states of Colorado, New Mexico and Texas and several Mexican states; the mighty river forms part of the border between the US and Mexico. The Rio Grande has long been a popular waterway for rafting, and in the 1960s became one of the first rivers in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Near Taos, board a rubber raft with your native local guide for a private gentle float trip on the Rio Grande, capped by a traditional Pueblo cooking demo and family-style lunch.

International Balloon Fiesta

Day 2

See the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on select departures

What began as a small gathering of 13 hot air balloons in a mall parking lot to help celebrate an Albuquerque radio station’s 50th anniversary in 1972 has grown into the largest balloon event in the world. Held each year during the first week in October, the 9-day Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta now attracts almost 600 balloons and 1,000 pilots. Hundreds of thousands of guests visit the Balloon Fiesta each year, and hundreds of thousands more fans watch the balloons from outlying areas and on TV. Guests on early October departures of “New Mexico – Land of Enchantment” can enjoy an optional early morning (5:00 AM) excursion to see the mass ascension of balloons on Day 2; ask for details at booking.


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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures, averaging just 24 guests, are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

Solo Traveler Savings

Traveling solo doesn't mean traveling alone – with Tauck, it means camaraderie on a journey with like-minded travelers who share similar interests, enjoying the spirit of travel that makes exploring the world a necessary part of life – and sharing the special travel experiences found on Tauck’s guided land trips and cruises that create lifetime memories. For 90+ years, solo travelers have found a special "travel" home with Tauck in destinations the world over – and we’re offering solo travelers an additional reason to travel with Tauck – special Solo Traveler Savings on select departures.

Airport Transfers Included

Upon arrival and departure, transfers to and from your hotel are included as noted.

What you need to know

Before You Go


Travel Documents, Booking and Deposits, and more

No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

Important Information

Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Customer Protection

Customer Protection: Our UK-based agents comply with the bonding requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority and provide full financial protection for the package holidays that we sell in the UK. For flight-based holidays, this is through the Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (details of which are available from the UK-based agent with whom you book). When you buy a package holiday that doesn’t include a flight, protection of your monies paid to our UK-based agent will be provided by way of a bond.

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Reviews (16)

This was an excellent way to get to see and learn about New Mexico. The activities were all first rate and educational. The itinerary and the logistics were well handled. We enjoyed learning new things, meeting new people, and getting a "behind the scenes" look of the culture of the people, the workshop of a sculptor, the kitchen of a chef, etc.

Most Memorable Moment:

As good as all the stops in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos were, the most memorable part of the tour was our tour guide. She provided great insight into the history and the culture of New Mexico. She clearly demonstrated a passion for this tour. And she was very good at engaging all participants on the tour.She is a great representative of Tauck.

It's hard to imagine how one week can be filled with such beautiful terrain, museums, dining, and art. Tauck really outdid itself. Visiting Albuquerque, Taos and Santa Fe with beautiful sites along the way was truly amazing. History, landscape, culture = fantastic!

Most Memorable Moment:

Georgia O'Keefe's Ghost Ranch was spectacular, and witnessing the actual terrain compared to her artwork was astounding.

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