New Mexico Discovery

Trip Code: SSKM

Why we love it

Explore the charming streets of historic Santa Fe, famous for its Pueblo-style architecture and vibrant arts scene., Browse Native American art markets and visit 11,000-year-old ruins to uncover the rich history and ancestral heritage of the US Southwest., Climb high above the canyon floor of Bandelier National Monument as you scale wooden ladders that lead to ancient cliff dwellings., Visit a world-renowned tapestry gallery for an intimate, expert demonstration of traditional weaving technique and artistry., Stroll through the sprawling and serene Ghost Ranch, home to Georgia O’Keefe’s summer house and studio, plus thousands of well-preserved fossils.

Is this trip right for me?

Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.

During our visit to Bandelier National Monument you have the option to climb ladders to view the site above the canyon floor. Sturdy walking shoes are highly recommended.

Important information

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6PM on Day 1 in Santa Fe. Please make your own way to the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
2. You are expected to arrive back into Santa Fe around 5pm at the same location as the joining point. There is no accommodation included on the last day in Santa Fe. If you wish to spend more time in Santa Fe we'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). Speak to an Intrepid booking agent for more information.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

What to bring/pack

You will need to bring a mixture of lightweight clothing, some warm items for the evenings, and long shirts and pants for protection against mosquitoes particularly if you are in a malaria zone. Clothes should be easy to wash and dry. Some people like to take jeans for evenings out but they can be tough to dry and should not be used for trekking. Avoid nylon and other synthetics, which can be very uncomfortable in hot weather. Ex-military or military style clothing and equipment is NOT recommended.

Physical rating


Joining your group

The Inn of the Governors, 101 W Alameda St, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The Inn of the Governors is an authentic southwest style Santa Fe hotel near the plaza which has more than a 50-year tradition of intimacy and charm. All the rooms are decorated with a vibrant colour scheme that includes Native American rugs and southwestern-patterned carpeting.Complimentary offerings include Welcome Gift of Sherry and Biscochitos, hot breakfast daily, WIFI and outdoor year round heated swimming pool

Joining instructions

The Inn of the Governors is located is located 10 miles/16kms from the Santa Fe airport (SAF) or 60 miles /96kms(about 1 hour) from the Albuquerque international airport (ABQ).
From Santa Fe airport there is a shuttle bus or taxi service to downtown Santa Fe.
From Albuquerque Airport there are shuttle buses that runs to Santa Fe.

Finishing your trip

The Inn of the Governors, 101 W Alameda St, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Meals & dietary information

Breakfasts included: 5

Lunches included: 

Dinners included: 1

While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. If you have dietary requirements and/or food allergies, please let your booking agent know prior to departure.

Climate & seasonal information

The following national holidays are observed in the US, which can affect our itinerary as traffic can be extreme, and shops, restaurants and attractions can be closed:

New Year's Day (01 January)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday of January)
Washington's Birthday (third Monday of February)
Memorial Day (last Monday of May)
Independence Day (4 July)
Labor Day (first Monday in September)
Columbus Day (second Monday of October)
Veterans Day (11 November)
Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday of November)
Christmas Day (25 December)

In case of emergency

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time.

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In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the number below.

Intrepid’s Local Operator: +1 1800 557 6989



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