FAMILY

Family Bonding through Enchanting Experiences

Fly-Fishing · Bienvenidos · GR + Horseback Riding · River Adventures

What better way to bond and adventure with your family than exploring the Land of Enchantment with a local guide who takes you beyond the ordinary tourist route. Create magical moments that will last a lifetime on HI’s family adventures. Disconnect from the outside world as you and your family provoke your curiosities and experience the Land of Enchantment.

Travel teaches children the importance of making memories and enjoying experiences, rather than wanting possessions. Family adventures promote independence, self-confidence and interpersonal skills.

Let us build the itinerary that suits all styles in the family. Crafted to meet everyone’s needs.

Taos Sunrise Yoga with a View of Rio Grande Gorge

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

The Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument exemplifies Taos’ vast outdoor riches and showcases why this truly dynamic region has creatively inspired so many artisans. Your tour would not be complete without viscerally experiencing what many consider the very soul of Taos – her phenomenal glorious wild backdrop. If you want to experience the local outdoor splendors of Taos, hear about the heritage and geology connected to this landscape, as well as witness her provoking artistic wild splendors, then this unforgettable active half-day expedition is for you!

Offered Every Saturday through October 15th
$135 per person + tax
Meet at the Taos Gorge Bridge Parking Lot at 6:00AM and return to the same location at 8:00 AM

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Culinary Outdoor Adventure from Taos | Raft, Gourmet Chef Lunch at Vivác Winery

DIFFICULTY RATING: 3   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

The Racecourse is a class 2-3 rapid (4 during high water levels) section of the Rio Grande and is for thrill-seeking folks! After you’re grinning from ear to ear from your rafting adventure you will journey further down river to Vivác Winery where we will indulge in our Inspired Chef Gourmet Picnic prepared to nourish you after working up an appetite. Our Chef has prepared a decadent spread perfectly paired with tasting Vivác wines to toast to your culinary outdoor adventure together!

Offered Wednesday thru Sundays Starting April 20th, 2022
$325 per person + tax* for party of two | $285 per person + tax* for party of three or more | Spring through Fall with advanced reservations
*Includes Raft, Paddle, Wetsuit, Life Jacket, Professional Guides, and Gourmet Lunch with Wine Pairing

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Culinary Outdoor Adventure from Santa Fe | Raft, Gourmet Chef Lunch at Vivác Winery

DIFFICULTY RATING: 3   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

The Racecourse is a class 2-3 rapid (4 during high water levels) section of the Rio Grande and is for thrill-seeking folks! After you’re grinning from ear to ear from your rafting adventure you will journey further down river to Vivác Winery where we will indulge in our Inspired Chef Gourmet Picnic prepared to nourish you after working up an appetite. Our Chef has prepared a decadent spread perfectly paired with tasting Vivác wines to toast to your culinary outdoor adventure together!

Offered Wednesday thru Sundays | May 1st - September 18th, 2022
$325 per person + tax* for party of two | $285 per person + tax* for party of three or more | Spring through Fall with advanced reservations
*Includes Raft, Paddle, Wetsuit, Life Jacket, Professional Guides, and Gourmet Lunch with Wine Pairing

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Hike & Kayak or SUP the Rio Grande Monument + Wine Tasting Tour

DIFFICULTY RATING: 3   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

Journey along the scenic Rio Grande corridor to the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument. Hike along the 2 ½ mile, 6,400-foot drop rim of the Rio Grande Gorge, offering breathtaking scenery and spectacular panoramic views. Take in the famous Taos Box overlook to see the plunging steep rustic red/orange walls of the canyon while you delve deeper into this 2.8 to 4.8 million-year-old lava and mesa topped wilderness area. You’ll learn to identify juniper, piñon, apache plume, sagebrush and cane cholla as you learn about the geological forces that etched this land.

Offered Wednesday thru Sundays Starting April 20th, 2022
$299 per person + tax for party of four or more

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The Volcanic Scenic Byway Cultural Tour from ABQ

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

The Jemez Mountains are located in the Santa Fe National Forest, and are known to be one of the most scenic areas in New Mexico. This is the perfect destination to unplug and reconnect with nature and your inner self. For 4,500 years people have been living in these valleys, along the Jemez River and in ancient cliff dwellings. Today the Village of Jemez Springs is a weekend getaway for New Mexicans and nearby is Jemez Pueblo, the only Towa speaking Pueblo in New Mexico. Climbing up in elevation from the pinon scrubbed foothills into the mountains, you will be delighted by the slotted canyons shadowed by towering ponderosa pine trees and cascading waterfalls. You will explore and discover through valleys and peaks that were formed by an ancient volcanic eruption with elevations of 11,253 feet.

Due to weather related closures, this tour is not being offered at this time | Offered Every Thursday thru Sunday
$275 per person + tax* for party of three or more | $349 per person + tax* for party of two
*Includes Admission to the Jemez Historic Site and Lunch at Los Ojo Saloon and admission into Jemez Springs.

Tour meets at 9:00AM at our H.I. TRAVEL HUB located at the northwest corner of HOTEL CHACO + ends around 3:45PM at the same location.

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Acoma Pueblo Day Tour

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

Acoma Pueblo, occupied since 1144 – 1150 AD, counts as the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States. If part of what you expect to experience on your trip to New Mexico, is a sense of Native peoples’ lives, traditions, art, culture, etc. then Acoma is the perfect opportunity to get a touch of an ancient yet presently existing past. Visit an ancient continuously occupied village atop a sandstone bluff overlooking towering monoliths and get a feel for living history!

Custom and offered upon availability
$225 per person + tax* for party of two | $199 per person + tax* for party of three or more
*Includes Acoma Pueblo entry fee, with photo taking privileges, and a picnic lunch.

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Touring the Turquoise Trail Tour from ABQ

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

Travel with us on the Historic Turquoise Trail, a gemstone of New Mexico. Join us on an unforgettable road trip on the high road between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Let us guide you along these winding roads as we travel back in time through the history of the Land of Enchantment. We will shop for antiques, gaze at art in galleries and sculpture gardens, and experience the eclectic side of New Mexico. Travel back in time to ghost towns of the past and fall in love with romantic Ortiz and Sandia mountains.

Offered Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
$299 per person + tax* for party of two | $249 per person + tax* for party of three or more
*Includes admission to TinkerTown Museum, Casa Grande Trading Post museum and delicious local lunch at The Hollar in Madrid, NM.

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¡Bienvenidos de Albuquerque! Tour

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

The Rio Grande is New Mexico’s primary water source. Along the river are dozens of communities that blend together, not just through their roads and houses but through the food, culture and traditions that have been passed down generation after generation. In the Rio Grande Valley these communities and land grants have grown into the largest city in New Mexico, Albuquerque. A thriving city, so unique and rich in culture. Some say it’s the epicenter of the Hispanic Heartland. Albuquerque is nestled in a valley between the majestic Sandia Mountains to the east and the Three Sisters Volcanoes to the west. This tour will take you from west to east. The Petroglyph National Monument is known for its 24,000 petroglyphs, located at the edge of an ancient lava flow, where for the past seven centuries both the indigenous people who have called this valley home and the conquistadors who conquered the area have etched petroglyphs into the hardened basalt rock. These hold a profound spiritual significance for both Native Americans and descendants of the Spanish settlers. Discover this record of cultural expression and then soar high above Albuquerque on the Sandia Peak Tramway to the crest of the Sandia Mountains. There you will take in breathtaking views of 11,000 square miles of New Mexico. We are thrilled to share the beauty of Albuquerque with you, join us on this wonderful day tour. 

 

Offered Every Thursday thru Sunday | Tour meets at 8:30AM in Hotel Chaco’s lobby in Old Town Albuquerque and ends around 3:15PM at the same location.
$299 per person + tax* for party of two | $250 per person + tax* for party of three or more
*Includes entry into Petroglyphs National Monument and Neon Sign Park, admission on the Sandia Peak Tramway, a Beverage at Villa Myriam and Picnic lunch prepared by our chef at Hotel Chaco.

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Hands-On Horno Baking in a Puebloan Home from Santa Fe

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

We invite you to immerse in ancient traditions as we visit the Naranjo family at their home on the Ohkay Owingeh (formally the San Juan) Pueblo. In a familial setting, you will be invited to prepare food, share stories, feast, and bake with the traditional dome shaped adobe “Horno” ovens.

Next we will travel a few miles north to Los Luceros Historical Site. You will decompress as you wander through fruit tree orchards, explore historic buildings, and relax on the banks of the Rio Grande river. This full day adventure will take you deep into the heart of New Mexico.

Offered Wednesday - Friday | 9AM - 3:30PM | APR 1 - OCT 30
$299 per person +tax* for party of four | $275 per person + tax* for party of five or more
*Includes Admission to Los Luceros Historical Site and a Feast Lunch at the Naranjo Home. Not including Gratuity for the Heritage Inspirations Guide.

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Hands-On Horno Baking in a Puebloan Home from Taos

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

We invite you to immerse in ancient traditions as we visit the Naranjo family at their home on the Ohkay Owingeh (formally the San Juan) Pueblo. In a familial setting, you will be invited to prepare food, share stories, feast, and bake with the traditional dome shaped adobe “Horno” ovens.

Next we will travel a few miles north to Los Luceros Historical Site. You will decompress as you wander through fruit tree orchards, explore historic buildings, and relax on the banks of the Rio Grande river. This full day adventure will take you deep into the heart of New Mexico.

Offered Wednesday - Friday
9AM - 3:30PM
APR 1 - OCT 30
$299 per person +tax* for party of four | $275 per person + tax* for party of five or more
*Includes Admission to Los Luceros Historical Site and a Feast Lunch at the Naranjo Home. Not including Gratuity for the Heritage Inspirations Guide.

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Hiking Tour in Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks

DIFFICULTY RATING: 3   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

On this 3-mile round trip scenic hike, 25 miles south of Santa Fe, you’ll get to see these incredible tent rock formations with boulder caps, poised like hats, on tall columnar bodies of rock. After you climb about 650 feet up, going through slight one-person wide tunnels, you’ll reach the top’s dramatic views of the Sandia mountains, the Sangre de Cristo mountains and the Jemez mountain range. Top off your hiking tour savoring a delicious lunch at Opuntia, one of Santa Fe’s finest neighborhood cafes with a lovely outdoor setting.

Year-Round Every Saturday & Sunday 7:30AM-1:00PM
$225 per person+ tax for party of two or $185 per person + tax for party of 3 or more

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Hiking Tour in Bandelier National Monument

DIFFICULTY RATING: 3   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

Beneath the eastern flanks of the Jemez Mountains lies the Pajarito (Spanish for “little bird”) Plateau where dynamic geological forces weave the story of migration and settlement of ancestral Pueblo Peoples. Join us as we explore and hike within Bandelier National Monument. Explore the low stone walls, petroglyphs and follow ancient pathways. Walk the timeless 1.5 mile path where echoes of the past intersect with the present and see spectacular views of the Jemez, Sangre de Cristo, and Sandia Mountains all around you.

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday Year-round  8AM - 3PM
$225 per person + tax* for party of two
$185 per person + tax* for party of three or more

*Includes Entry to Bandelier National Monument and Gourmet Pack Lunch

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Taos Half Day Active Tour

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

The Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument exemplifies Taos’ vast outdoor riches and showcases why this truly dynamic region has creatively inspired so many artisans. Your tour would not be complete without viscerally experiencing what many consider the very soul of Taos – her phenomenal glorious wild backdrop. If you want to experience the local outdoor splendors of Taos, hear about the heritage and geology connected to this landscape, as well as witness her provoking artistic wild splendors, then this unforgettable active half-day expedition is for you!

Offered Year-Round with Advanced Reservations
$135 per person + tax

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Taos Snowshoeing Day Tour

DIFFICULTY RATING: 3   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

Whether you are a skier/snowboarder looking for a different kind of snow adventure or you have never been on snowshoes, snowshoeing is a great winter experience for everyone! “Snowshoes are a footwear for walking on top of the snow and is similar to winter hiking. Snowshoes work by distributing your weight over a larger area so that your foot does not sink completely into the snow, a quality called “flotation.” So, there is a feeling like you are floating on top of snow.” Enjoy a tailgating gourmet picnic where your guide will have warm beverages, folding chairs, blankets and your lunch by HI Inspired Chef & Guide, Josh Willette. A perfect finish to your day spent in Taos Backcountry!

Available Wednesday – Sunday December 15th thru March 31st
$165 per person + tax for party of two | $150 per person + tax for party of four or more
Receive a 10% discount on your room nights at El Monte Sagrado Resort for your pre and post tour nights. Contact us Direct to arrange your reservations.

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Ghost Ranch Hiking Tour in Abiquiú from Taos

DIFFICULTY RATING: 3   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

Book this day tour to experience the beauty of Ghost Ranch, discover the views that stimulate artistic passions, and imagine prehistoric nature’s escapades along this majestic terrain. Enjoy a breathtaking 3 mile roundtrip hike offering views of the ancient etched earth of the Chama River Basin with a view of Georgia O’Keeffe’s home below Chimney Rock.

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday Year-round  8:00AM - 4:00PM | 2 pp min & 8 pp max
$249 per person + tax for party of two | $199 per person + tax for party of three or more | Offered Year-Round
Gourmet Picnic Lunch enjoyed at Café Abiquiu & The Terrace in Abiquiu.

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Chaco Canyon Day Tour

DIFFICULTY RATING: 2   (1 = Easy  |  3 = Moderate  |  5 = Difficult)

Transport yourself into another world, at Chaco Canyon! This UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Park lies on top of the southeastern Colorado Plateau’s physiographic province in the San Juan Basin and had a diverse thriving culture from 850 A.D. to 1250 A.D. It served as the heart of spiritual and ceremonial practices for the Chacoan people.

Experience this major ancestral Puebloan center of migration, grand construction, and cultural integration and see why Chaco is a fascinating place of mystery.

Offered Every Saturday, March - November
$300 per person + tax
Hotel Chaco guests $275 Tour Price per person & Hotel Chaco Packaged Room Rate $189 (Jul - Dec) Rate, tax + fees

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