¡Viva la Cultura! High Road Artist Studio Tour
Offered Monday thru Thursday | July 25 – July 28 | ¡VIVA LA CULTURA! WEEK preceding SPANISH MARKET
$349 per person + tax* for party of two | $285 per person + tax* for party of three or more
Meet at the H.I. Travel Hub located inside the Inn & Spa at Loretto at 7:30AM + return to the same location at 4PM
Monday + Tuesday enjoy a Clafoutis picnic lunch at Vivác Winery | Wednesday + Thursday enjoy lunch at Sugar Nymphs
*Includes Interpretive Guide, Escort and Drive for your 8.5-hour tour with transportation both roundtrip from Santa Fe to Taos back to Santa Fe. Gratuity for guide not included.
A full day plunge into the vibrant culture inspiring Santa Fe’s Spanish Market
After meeting at the historic Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe, we will travel north through otherworldly foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. These ancestral lands undulate with rose-hued sandstone formations, and will transport you to a sacred space that is beyond the noise and clutter of our modern lives.
Soon we will turn onto the Historic High Road between Santa Fe and Taos. As we take in views of high desert mesas dotted with Juniper trees and Sagebrush, our experienced guides will tell the story of the area and share with our guests the many unexpected highlights of the historic route. Along the way we will stop to explore the El Santuario de Chimayo, famous for its heirloom chile, chapel altar, and sacred shrine with healing dirt. The villages of Truchas, Las Trampas, and Penasco spring up unexpectedly as we wind our way through pinon forests and mountain passes. Adobe buildings and historic churches radiate with warmth of the New Mexico sun as they are set against the deep blue of high altitude skies.
Intermittently, we will visit the artists of Santa Fe’s Spanish Market in their home studios and galleries. We will have time to have genuine conversations about their methodology and how the region inspires their art form. This experience is an opportunity to look behind the scenes of Spanish Market into the lives of the artists who sustain this important tradition.