Santa Fe Tours
Learn more about our tour options for visiting Santa Fe, the City Different:
Santa Fe Regional Tours:
One of American’s most distinctive cities with its low-slung adobe architecture and worldly artsy ambiance, Santa Fe proudly calls itself the City Different. Because of those unique features, Heritage Inspirations offers two walking tours. You can study the historic Puebloan and Spanish influenced architecture along Canyon Road’s gallery district or feel out Santa Fe’s expressive fashion flair with a fashionista-oriented shopping outing. Both provide an in-depth glimpse to the sophisticated, yet earthy, Santa Fe style. And don’t forget that Santa Fe also has a couple of National Monuments within easy reach outside the city, you can journey to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks and hike through water sculpted sandstone hoodoos or explore ancient cliffside dwellings and search for petroglyphs at Bandelier.
Hike and explore the eastern flanks of Pajarito Plateau in the Jemez Mountains, where dynamic geological forces weave a story of ancestral Pueblo peoples’ migration and settlement. First, in Tsankawi, look at petroglyphs and take in spectacular views of the Jemez, Sangre de Cristo and Sandia mountain ranges. Then, at Bandelier National Monument wind through Frijoles Canyon to look for evidence of 10,000-year-old human activity and end your study of ancient civilizations at Bandelier’s Tyunonyi village’s cliff dwellings.
Journey to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument to explore this stunning recreational playground. Be surrounded by water sculpted sandstone hoodoos and soft cliffsides, eroded by years of weather, to form thin cone like spires and slot canyons stretched like taffy. This moderate 3-mile scenic hike offers an immersive opportunity to look at ancient rocks shaped into otherworldly shapes and stripped into interesting formations by the long-standing counter forces of wind and water.
Walk through Santa Fe’s historic eastside neighborhood and along Canyon Road’s winding residential gallery district to discover the beauty of three distinguishing New Mexican architectural styles: Pueblo, Spanish Territorial and Northern New Mexican. While discerning these exterior styles, also learn about the history and importance of the time-old tradition of acequia managed water flow while looking at artfully and authentically assembled interiors that reflect inhabitants’ interior stories.
The Magical Heirlooms of Chimayó Tour | Every Saturday
With this tour, explore the healing dirt of Santuario de Chimayó, taste the heirloom goodness of chile blends, and watch artisans weave colorful Southwest textiles. Going to Chimayó, New Mexico is an expedition back in time to an era that was hand-grown, hand-made and filled with holy visitations. This tour includes lunch at Rancho de Chimayó, a restored hacienda with generationally preserved cuisine.
The High Road to Taos Day Trip | Every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
The High Road travels North through scenic mountainous terrain, remote artistic enclaves and old New Mexican history. Transiting through Chimayó, Truchas, Peñascoand up to Taos, you’ll see how the mix of Native, Spanish and Anglo forces shaped this area and made it so spellbindingly unique. Take this tour if you’re fascinated or curious by the mix of multi-cultural influences and gorgeous landscapes that influenced this region.
Journey off the beaten path, deep into the Georgia O’Keeffe country with this full day artistic tour. Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of the white sandstone cliffs of Plaza Blanca while enjoying breathtaking views of the Chama river valley that will inspire the inner artist in you. Then travel down the back roads to the quaint historic town of Abiquiu. As you enter the town with the Chama River running through it and creating a canyon of colorful siltstone surrounded by gently rolling sagebrush covered plains that paint vivid hues across the landscape, you will immediately understand why so many artists make this their home. You will be welcomed into the unique and creative home of the artistic couple, Frank and Debra for a gourmet picnic. Then they will take you on an in-depth insider’s tour of their studios giving you insights into their working style and inspiration for their art.
Enjoy a personalized shopping tour of Santa Fe. Achieve a signature look by visiting the trendiest boutiques, vintage shops and traveler’s market hide-a-ways, where casual, chic, vintage and luxury styles can all be found. Santa Fe’s distinctly casual yet sophisticated atmosphere allows for creative expression, flair, exoticism and colorful individuality. This one-of-a-kind find tour wraps up at the Gruet tasting room in Hotel St. Francis for a bubbly finish.