CONNECT | BREATHE | ENERGIZE | SLOW DOWN
“Journey Within” A 3 Day Taos Glamping Adventure
2 Night | 3 Day Taos Glamping Tour
YOGA | HIKE | STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD
2020 Calendar Dates & Alignment:
August 12th-14th Perseid Meteor Shower
$1250 per person + tax | Single Supplement Private Tent Per Night Fee $199 pp
We meet at 1:00 PM in Taos’ El Monte Sagrado Resort on Day One and return to the same location at 2:00 PM on Day Three.
Taos | Far Away from the Everyday
Get your glamp on in Taos and immerse yourself in Taos’ grandeur! Experience the glorious and majestic Sangre de Cristo mountain rimmed horizon with a high elevation air and sky that makes it seem like you can touch the stars. Fill your senses with fragrant sagebrush after a summer monsoon and watch for rainbows arching across the sky. Scour the dark night sky for meteor streaks and take in a star filled expanse of the Milky Way. All while glamping this rugged landscape in an all-inclusively equipped and thoughtfully prepared tour that anticipates your comfort and enjoyment.
Your intention will be to receive, slow down, be inspired, and nurture yourself while exploring Taos’ wild environments.
This is your journey to CONNECT to the earth, water and sky. To focus on your breath and deeply BREATHE in the clean fresh air, while doing outdoor yoga. To ENERGIZE on the hiking trails that meet at the merger of the mystical Sangre de Cristos, the Rio Grande Valley and New Mexico’s Colorado Plateau. To INDULGE in the organic yet lavish elements of farm to table crafted meals and luxurious glamping tents.
Plus, one thing about our Chaco Canyon Glamping tour that amazes all of our guests, is the astoundingly crisp clear non-light polluted sky. As artificial light increasingly lessons our ability to commune with the Milky Way and our glowing star-filled Earthly ceiling, most of us have lost an important astronomical connection. Thus, we had the dazzling idea to incorporate undiminished star viewing, with possible flashes of meteor brilliance, by scheduling all of our Taos Glamping tours with the new moon, while the August tour will have the added benefit of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower.
The Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year since they fall in the height of summer and for 2018 it is projected that at least 60-70 meteors will fall per hour, and perhaps as many as 150-200. But worry not, even if you can’t make the August tour dates, we’ve ensured the new moon and dark sky phenomenon with our other tour dates, so you’ll not only have chances to commune with the stars but may still see streaks of lighted brilliance.
CONNECT | BREATHE | ENERGIZE | INDULGE in our immersive Taos glamping experience.
Your Two Night | Three Day Overview
DAY ONE | Journey into the Rio Grande Valley
On day one, we’ll meet at 1:00 pm in Taos at El Monte Sagrado Resort lobby. We’ll pick you up and drive you out to the edge of the Rio Grande Valley, where you’ll be astounded to see the Rio Grande Gorge in all her glory. This stunning 50-mile-long and 800-foot-deep tectonic chasm literally appears to have fractured the earth and split her in two.
We start with a Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) board lesson on the Rio Grande’s Orilla Verde section of the river. First off, we’ll get your feet wet surrounded by the Rio Grande del Norte National Monuments’ canyon walls all around you. You’ll be amazed by the scenic towering multi-hued basalt walls, while your guides prepare you for your SUP adventure. Enjoy your connection to water while paddling within a landscape rich with color and texture.
Enjoy the first evening adapting and acclimating to the high desert, above 7,000 ft, in the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument, on the edge of the Rio Grande Gorge Valley. You’ll soak in the sunset with a yoga class, indulge in a nourishing farm to table style meal, and then overnight in a luxury canvas glamping tent among wild fields of sagebrush. In Native American beliefs, sagebrush purifies both spirit and space, so let the fragrant sagebrush saturate your senses and provide some pinon aromatherapy.
Then, with the incredible Milky Way ribboned above your head, watch the sky for meteors and puzzle out the constellations.
Savor. Connect. Indulge the Night Sky.
DAY TWO | Hiking & Yoga in the Rio Grande Valley
Enjoy an optional early morning meditation before breakfast, if you’d like.
Today, we’ll hike into the Rio Grande Valley and learn more about this dramatic geological rift zone of ancient basalt. Our trailhead starts at 6,400 feet, offering breathtaking scenery along the 2.4 mile La Vista Verde Trail. Catch views of the Taos Box, an 18-mile stretch of up to 900-foot cliffs and huge rapids that empty at the historic Junction Bridge. Today’s hike sets an intention to immerse yourself in this wild landscape while unwinding from your daily life.
Following our hike, we go back to our glamping camp and enjoy free time with canyon views before restorative yoga to stretch any tightness from the hike. Then we indulge in tasty, healthy appetizers and drinks before a gourmet farm to table meal. And, retire again to night sky viewing and good conversation.
Before dinner, you’ll enjoy the option to collect sage and piñon to make your own smudge stick. A smudge stick aligns with our Taos Pueblo heritage. Smudging or the burning of sacred herbs is a common practice in many healing ceremonies and shamanic traditions and it’s used as a way of purifying and/or cleansing a space of negative energies or influences. This vibrational energy protects the physical and spiritual bodies, while the fragrance releases healing properties, and is often used in ceremonies. Your herbs will be tied into a bundle and allowed to dry to make a “smudge stick” for you to take home.
Savor. Connect. Indulge the Night Sky.
DAY THREE | Horno Bread Baking at Taos Pueblo
Rise and shine! Enjoy optional sunrise yoga before breakfast, pack up your belongings, and head into Taos for your horno bread baking experience.
Horno baking ovens are domed adobe outdoor structures that Northern New Mexican Pueblos have been using to roast meats, cook stews and bake goods, for centuries. You’ll get guidance from a Taos Pueblo member on how to work the dough and bake your loaf, which you’ll get to take with you. Plus, you’ll walk through the Pueblo to see their artistic perspectives and view their traditional Puebloan way of life.
We’ll have one last gourmet lunch before making our way back to Taos for our farewells with a 2:00 pm return to Taos’ El Monte Sagrado Resort.
We know Taos will touch you, inspire you, and make you surrender to her higher, unspoken but deeply felt, calling. And that is exactly why we developed this glamping experience because we want you to experience the way we live, as well as know and surrender to the mythical magic of Taos. If you want to bask in the magic of Taos, NURTURE and ENERGIZE yourself in the resplendent outdoors, CONNECT to your body and your soul, and INDULGE in good fun with luxurious surroundings, then this tour is for you – book now!
Don’t miss out on this enchanting immersively curated guided tour with Heritage Inspirations!
Book now, as these tours are space limited and sell out fast.
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Glamping is one of our deepest passions because it combines remote outdoor experiences, with luxurious camping facilities, so you do not have to forsake pleasure and comfort while experiencing our great, but hard to reach, outdoor locations. It’s a way to experience the untamed and completely unique parts of the world, like in the Rio Grande Gorge and Valley, without having to sacrifice creature comforts. You can enjoy a fusion of glamour and camping, glamping, while authentically experiencing the most awe-inspiring night sky of the Taos Plateau in a comfortable canvas tent, with non-camplike amenities, such as foam pad bedding, bedside table and canvas chairs. Glamping in luxury while doing sunset yoga, eating farm to table fresh meals, and connecting within and without – it can’t get much better than that!
All activities are designed to meet you at your level, either expert of beginner. For our Stand-Up Paddle Boarding experience, we join expert guides who will offer you a safe, adventurous and informative opportunity to quickly adapt to your board and paddle.
Take advantage of our SPECIAL Partner DISCOUNTS!
Up to 30% off your room rate at our partners El Monte Sagrado Room, for either pre or post tour nights
Up to 30% off your room rate at our partners Palacio de Marquesa, for either pre or post tour nights
We invite you to enjoy the views out your luxurious glamping tent, eat healthy decadent meals we prepare for you, sweat and savor the landscape through organized guided yoga, hiking and stand-up paddle boarding.
As a child born into an Italian family, Marianne quickly realized that the kitchen was the heart of the home, and cooking for each other translated into love. With large holiday family gatherings in New York City, she could see how gathering around a table was a unique part of everyday life. “The real enchantment of these visits, the memories that are etched in my heart forever, are the flavors, sounds, smells, and connections that came from cooking and eating together. To me, this potential was nothing short of magical.”
Thus, from an early age Chef Marianne wanted in on this business of making people feel happy, nourished, and cared for through food. After graduating from The French Culinary Institute in New York City in 2002, Marianne worked her way up through opportunities with famed Chefs and coveted restaurant positions, participating in the menu creating process and eventually focusing in on sustainable, locally resourced ingredients centered around globally inspired dishes.
With decades of success, her dream of moving to New Mexico after visiting her parents in the Land of Enchantment and feeling something she had never felt before – a feeling of home, her and her family relocated here in 2016. You’ll be blessed to experience that powerful exchange between cook and stranger, cook and family, cook and friend, with Marianne as she continues to translate those yearly New York trips into her cooking, sharing a portal of sorts through food that is a passageway towards thankfulness, peacefulness, thoughtfulness, forgiveness, and even love.
ADD TO YOUR EXPERIENCE
YOGA OR POST GLAMPING TREATMENT OPTIONS
Return Revived and Refreshed with a one hour service focused on invigorating the skin and stimulating the body’s self healing mechanisms. We blend wild-crafted, indigenous plants, and flowers with aromatic nourishing oils, inspired by the high desert, to create a lasting impression. The body is exfoliated with triple milled desert salts, to clarify and draw out toxins; completing the treatment is a customized massage using cedar wood and sage, butter cream. – $140 + tax and gratuity
Or Choose an Express Massage. 30 minutes dedicated to your areas of heightened awareness (AHA’s) – $85 + tax and gratuity