Taos Kayak & Hiking Adventure + Wine Tasting Tour
Taos Kayak & Hiking Adventure + Wine Tasting Tour | 8AM – 3:00PM | $225/person for party of two or $199/person for party of four or more + tax
| 4 Person Minimum
Difficulty Rating ●●●○○ (1● = easy, 3● = moderate, 5● = difficult)
Tour includes Stand-Up Paddle Board, Paddle, Wetsuit, Life Jacket, Professional Guides, Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting
Meet at Taos’ El Monte Sagrado Resort at 8AM return to the same location at 3:00PM
After we pick you up at El Monte Sagrado Resort in Taos, you will journey along the scenic Rio Grande corridor to the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument. Our first stop will be at New Mexico River Adventures, where you’ll see why they pride themselves on full service amenities and easy access to your water voyage. If you’d like to stand-up paddle board, instead of kayak, this trip mirrors this one.
Upon meeting your kayak guide, you will have a safety and orientation talk, which will prepare you for either your novice or experienced river journey. You guide will carefully select a section of river for you to forge an unforgettable experience – mild to wild – the choice is yours. Luckily for you, the Rio Grande is the perfect destination for the kayak board enthusiast because it offers a cross section of abilities.
You’ll be given the charge to paddle to your lunch destination, where you will enjoy a delicious gourmet riverside picnic lunch. Absorb the chiseled basalt canyon walled view, while you nourish and rejuvenate yourself, because after lunch you will travel up the canyon to the La Vista Verde Trailhead for the next leg of your journey.
Your monument hike is a 2 ½ mile, 6,400-foot round-trip expedition, offering breathtaking scenery and spectacular panoramic views. You’ll be sure to take in the famous Taos Box overlook to see the plunging steep walled Rio Grande Gorge, where raging waters swirl below you. This hiking tour explores the heart of this geological rift zone and provides your opportunity to delve deeper into this 2.8 to 4.8 million-year-old lava walled 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.
Finally, to finish off your day and wind down from the day’s physical activities, we’ll shuttle you southward to the Vivác Winery for a local tasting. Here, you’ll be given your choice of a glass of wine, a pint of beer, or a pint of local cider. Vivác, a Spanish term meaning “high-altitude refuge,” is a family love affair of handpicked New Mexican grown grapes, known by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as the Highest Rated Red Wine Producer in New Mexico’s History.
We encourage you to bring a backpack, water bottle and a change of clothes for the hiking phase of the outing, but rest assured this all-inclusive tour comprises all your kayaking needs, gourmet picnic lunch and lively guided perspectives.
So, kayak the glorious waters of the Rio Grande Gorge, hike to breathtaking views above your watery escapades and then partake in locally grown libations, for an unforgettable adventure that will be the highlight of your taos trip!
Our incredibly talented friends and professionals at Vivác Winery have a commitment to excellence & are the Highest Rated Red Wine Producers in New Mexico’s History! Fresh & young, edgy & sophisticated, Vivác offers you something out of the ordinary!
Vivác is the creation of brothers Jesse and Chris Padberg, along with their wives, Michele and Liliana Padberg, respectively. In November of 1998 Jesse and Chris embarked on a new mission “to make the best wine po
ssible and have a good time doing it!” This meant professionally crafted, world-ranked, dry red wines-a first for New Mexico.
Indulge in the local flavor of 100% New Mexican grown grapes while enjoying our picnic lunch offering a breathtaking view of their vineyards along the Rio Grande corridor.