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Year-round.  7 nights.  Self-Guided Tour

This sweeping journey of New Mexico covers visiting thousand-year-old pueblos, the world’s largest gypsum desert (White Sands), historic military forts, railroad towns, such as Las Vegas (New Mexico), famous battlefields and shootout sites, frontier cities and rustic adobe villages. The cultural citadel and 400-year-old capitol, Santa Fe, is also a must-see cityscape below two regional lofty mountain ranges and surrounded by the high desert. Throughout the tour guests will sample Native cuisine, create artwork from clay, watch Native Indian dancers, listen to cowboy songs, and attend interesting and educational lectures covering the rich history and fable of the land and the people.

Day 1. Albuquerque, NM. B.

Albuquerque, NM. Arrival at Sunport International airport in Albuquerque; car rental; hotel check in.


Day 2. Alamogordo, NM. B.

g4001017.jpgFirst stop, south of Socorro, at El Camino Real International Heritage Center. It offers an overlook on the historic Camino Real Trail, the country's oldest, and longest continuously used route bringing European colonists to "New Spain" (New Mexico).

The exhibits, interpretive learning center, and artifacts present the history and heritage of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro - the Royal Road to the Interior. Then to White Sands National Monument encompassing 275 square miles of desert, the world's largest gypsum dune field. The Dune Drive is a sixteen-mile scenic roadway roundtrip.

You can hike on the white sand dunes and take wonderful pictures. 



Day 3. Santa Fe, NM. 

You will head north and walk through the black rocks of Three Rivers Petroglyps Site that gives direct access to one of the largest rock art in the Southwest (900-1400 a.D.).



Lincoln, NM storeBefore reaching the town of Lincoln stop at San Patricio and see the Hurd-La Rinconada Gallery where a vast collection of paintings by the Whyet-Hurd family is on display. The frontier town of Lincoln preserves the 19th-century atmosphere made famous by one of the most violent periods in New Mexico history, with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett among other famous and infamous characters of the Wild West. Further north, and near the town of Mountainair, you find the 17th century’s 3 Salinas Pueblo Mission Church ruins. The old Puebloan life and effects of the encounter with Spanish Franciscan Friars permeates the atmosphere.

Quarai Mission Church in Salinas by Blue Mesa Photos.Explore Quarai Mission which served as the seat of the Holy Inquisition in New Mexico during the 1630's. Continuing the scenic drive you pass through the lovely and scenic village of Galisteo along Galisteo Creek. Soon you arrive in the 400 -year-old capital of the state, State Fe, where you spend the night.


Day 4. Santa Fe, NM.

Santa Fe is rich in history and spreads its wide turf below the majesty of the lofty Sangre de Christo Mountains. Santa Fe, literally holy faith in Spanish, was originally occupied by a number of Pueblo Indian villages dating back between 1050 and 1150. The old world charm is still preserved amidst the contemporary and thriving art scene that has made Santa Fe the artisans’ mecca of the Southwest, bar none! Characterized by cool winters and warm summers, the city makes visitors feel right at home. A plethora of old adobe missions, art galleries featuring Indian and Folk art, and world-famous restaurants and hotels awaits you. Historic Santa Fe truly lives up to its epithet, The City Different.


Day 5. Ojo Caliente, NM.

El Santuario de Chimayò is one of the most visited sites for its history and the miraculous mud; also important paintings and sculpture examples of 19th century religious folk art, altar screens and wood statues(santos).

Santuario de Chimayo

Bandelier National Monument, boasting over 10,000 years of human history, offers a close look into the Frijoles Canyon’s ruins, kivas (ceremonial structures), cliff dwellings and rock art.

Overnight in Ojo Caliente. Widely known for its hot springs, Ojo Caliente has been a gathering place and a source of healing for hundreds of years.


Day 6. Taos, NM. B.

Spend the morning in the whisper zone of a renown Ojo Caliente resort and experience the four different types of mineral water: lithium, iron, soda and arsenic. These mineral waters make Ojo Caliente the literal hot bed of natural healing. Later, when you approach the 16th-century town of Taos, meaning place of red willows, you will first drive by a community of passive solar homes called Earthship, the first home entirely made from recyclable materials. Afterward, drive across the bridge over the Rio Grande Canyon and enjoy the stunning view.

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When you get to Taos be sure to visit the famous Taos Pueblo, which is still inhabited today.

Dating back to a thousand years ago, the pueblo is one of three New Mexico best preserved sites on UNESCO's World Heritage list. Visit, also, the Millicent Rogers Museum and see its vast collection of Southwestern art and jewelry assembled by Millicent, a renowned New York heiress who spent her last years in Taos.


Day 7. Albuquerque, NM. B.

Today, experience New Mexico's Old and New World history by seeing some famous historical sites. For example, Fort Union State Monument (1851) located along the Santa Fe Trail; Las Vegas, a 19th century railroad town with a predominant Victorian style layout; Pecos National Historical Park that combines the ancient pueblos of Pecos, Colonial Missions, and communities built along the Santa Fe Trail; and the Civil War battlefield, Glorieta Pass, which ended the expansion of the Confederate Nation in the western territory.

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Continuing your drive southward, spend the night in the Duke City, Albuquerque.


Day 8. Departure.

Choose the Experience you prefer from any of the following: prepare a Native meal, pottery making, watch a Native Indian dance performance, listen to cowboy songs and poetry, attend  interesting and educational lectures about the rich history and fable of the land and the people. Or if you have other suggestions, please let us know.

Seven Directions will organize the perfect event for you. We will inform you about the program you're looking for and the price.

Price. $575 per person, in double room.
Single Supplement: $410.

Price includes: accommodation;   4 breakfasts; a detailed itinerary, tax.

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$120 deposit per person is due at booking, payable by check or using the PayPal link on this website. 60% of deposit is refundable if cancellation is made by written notice 40 days prior to departure. Deposits are applied to payment of the program price. Check payable to: Seven Directions LLC. 1027B Canyon Road. Santa Fe, NM 87501. USA.
Balance due upon invoicing, 30 days prior to departure.

B=breakfast included.

Some minor itinerary changes may be made. Due to fluctuations in oil prices and State tax increases, a surcharge may be added to your tour fee. Details and costs will be advised before departure. Rates vary during local festivals.

Travel and Life & Health insurances are recommended. An “Indemnification and Hold Harmless” agreement has to be signed by each participant before starting the trip.

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