Taos Artisan Walking Tour
$85 per person + tax | Offered Year-Round | Every Thursday & Friday
Meet at Taos’ El Monte Sagrado Resort at 10AM on Thursdays with a return to the same location at 1PM or meet at 2PM on Fridays and return to the same location at 5PM.
Inclusive of either Chocolate Elixir or Wine Tasting
Immerse yourself in Taos’ eclectic artistic community!
Taos has been on the map as an art colony since the late 1800s and it has a reputation for its eclectic talented creative populace. We know you came to this high desert mountain town to not only experience the ethereal light and vivid landscape but to also encounter this dynamic community, where they can’t help but bring their remarkable art to life.
We will share with you a mix of old and new, we’ll investigate downtown’s rich art history, and we’ll discover the vibrant center of this uniquely quirky and highly tolerant community.
You’ll glean an insider’s perspective to the hidden art gems, as you walk the back roads of downtown Taos with your local guide. Starting on Kit Carson Road at El Monte Sagrado Resort, you’ll weave in and out of winding alleyways exploring the historical context while you pause to mix with the local art scene.
The overall tour theme will be to illustrate and experience the vibrancy, color and character of the artists who have contributed so much of Taos’ eccentric story. Follow in the artists’ footsteps while we visit a variety of studios, engaging with their inventive creators and appreciating their inspired creations.
The tour will finish with happy hour fun. On Thursdays, we’ll go to Chokola Bean to Bar, which makes organic, small-batch, exquisitely crafted chocolate. Here, you’ll taste the supremely sipable chocolate elixir, and as you taste the aromas of carefully infused flavors, you’ll also learn about their chocolate bars artisanally wrapped in gold.
And what is a happy hour without wine?! On Friday, we’ll finish at the Anaconda Bar at El Monte Sagrado for a wine tasting of 100% local New Mexican made wines by our parters at Vivac Winery, exclusively provided just for us. The Anaconda Bar will feel like a fitting ending to your art infused afternoon, with its anaconda snake twisting and turning its way through the bar and its fish tank bar backdrop. Luckily, happy hour goes until 6PM, so if you’re ready to nosh on exquisite epicurean foods with your new best friends, then share some small plate orders of bison meatballs or gin cured salmon.
You can’t help but see outlandish individuals that embody Taos’ funky artistic spirit while walking the streets of downtown. So, immerse yourself in the local artisan population with our Taos walking tour and let us introduce you to these offbeat backroads of Taos, while you get a taste of happy hour goodness – book your tour today!