Available Space | 8
Length | 4 nights, depart El Paso Oct. 24, return home via Albuquerque International Sunport Oct. 28. Please note: There will be no transportation provided at the conclusion of this post tour from Albuquerque to El Paso.

Hotel | Two nights Albuquerque, two nights Sante Fe. In both locations, it will be a local unique/boutique property



In Santa Fe, participants will visit the city’s historic Plaza area, the Santa Fe Railyard, Canyon Road arts district and new midtown innovation district.


Attractions included on the tour:


– Meow Wolf House of Eternal Return, new form of immersive interactive art
– Santa Fe School of Cooking, hands-on class of foods inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe
– Santa Fe Farmers Market
– Restaurants on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail
– Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
– New Mexico Museum of History and Palace of the Governors
– Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
– Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa Resort


In Albuquerque, attendees will visit historic Old Town and the up-and-coming Sawmill District, as well as the Downtown and Nob Hill neighborhoods.


Attractions will include:


– Hot air balloon ride with one of Albuquerque’s top-rated providers
– Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque, the country’s first authentic flamenco performance space
– Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, the gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico
– National Hispanic Cultural Center, home to North America’s largest concave fresco
– Turquoise Museum, which reopened in the iconic castle downtown this April
– Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, the longest aerial tram in North America
– Flavors of ABQ Bike Tour with Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals
– Up-and-coming Sawmill District including a preview of the Sawmill Market


Physical Ability | Santa Fe: Level 1 Albuquerque: Levels 1 and 2



-Active $525

-Associate $600

-Emeritus $625

-Spouse $625


Disclaimer: Tour is subject to change, based on number of participants. Visit Albuquerque and TOURISM Santa Fe reserve the right to cancel the tour or change the tour itinerary if necessary.


There will be no refunds for the pre- and post-tours as those funds go to the entities providing the trips.


Travel north from El Paso to discover the heart of New Mexico with two days of soulful exploration in the state’s oldest city and two vibrant days in the state’s largest city. The tour begins with a short drive to Las Cruces, NM for brunch and then a four-hour road trip up I-25 through the middle of the Land of Enchantment. Upon arrival in Santa Fe, you will stretch your legs on a walking tour of the city’s historic Plaza area getting your bearings among 400+ year old iconic places like the Palace of the Governors, the Cathedral Basilica and La Fonda on the Plaza hotel. Day two in Santa Fe will explore the modern heart of the city with visits to Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return, the Santa Fe School of Cooking and a crawl on the Santa Fe Margarita Trail guided by the city’s master mixologists. You will have a chance to meet local growers and observe the seasonal ritual of green chile roasting at the Santa Fe Farmers Market.


In Albuquerque, soar high above the city in the hot air ballooning capital of the world, take in a heart-pounding flamenco performance at Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque—the first of its kind in the country, savor a spectrum of culinary delights on a Flavors of ABQ Bike Tour, get an introduction to the city’s more than 20 museums and cultural centers, ride to over 10,000 feet aboard the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway and be one of the first to preview Sawmill Market—the state’s first food hall—opening in spring 2020.


Dedicated Trip Hashtag: #HeartofNM



Thursday, Oct. 24 (El Paso à Las Cruces à Santa Fe)


7:00 am:                   Guests to grab to-go breakfast boxes

7:30 am:                   Pack up van

8:00 am:                   Depart El Paso

9: 00 am:                  Breakfast in

10:30 am:                Depart Las Cruces

*we will make a pit stop along the way and stop to stretch our legs at some point – and pick up sandwiches for lunch

1:30 pm:                   Arrive in Santa Fe (@cityofsantafe) and check in to TBD

2:30 pm:                   Guided walking tour of historic downtown Santa Fe

3:30-5 pm:               Free time to explore the Plaza area historic sites, museums and shops

6:00 pm:                   Georgia O’Keeffe Themed Dinner and cooking class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking

9:00 pm:                   Return to hotel



Friday, Oct. 25 (Santa Fe)



8:30 am:                   Meet in hotel lobby to transfer to breakfast

9:00 am:                  Breakfast at Modern General

10:30 am:                Visit Meow Wolf House of Eternal Return (@meow_wolf)

12:30 pm:               Lunch at Second Street Brewery (@secondstreetbrewery)

2:00 pm:                  Visit Santa Fe Railyard Contemporary Art Galleries (@sferailyardarts)   

3:30 pm:                  Free time in historic Plaza area

6:00 pm:                  Depart hotel on foot for Santa Fe Margarita Trail crawl and dinner

9:00 pm:                  Return to hotel


Saturday, Oct. 26 (Santa Fe à Albuquerque)


8:30 am:                  Meet in hotel lobby to transfer to breakfast

9 am:                         Breakfast in Santa Fe at TBD

11 am:                       Arrive in Albuquerque (@visitabq); check in/drop-off luggage at TBD

12 pm:                      Guided tour of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (@Indianpueblo)

1 pm:                         Lunch at Pueblo Harvest (@puebloharvest)

2 pm:                         Experience a traditional Native American dance

3 pm:                         Abbreviated Flavors of ABQ Bike Tour with Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals (@routesbicycletours)


Break at hotel


6 pm:                         Preview of Sawmill Market (@sawmillmarketabq)

7 pm:                         Sips at Crafted Wine and Spirts Tasting Bar inside Hotel Chaco (@heritagehotels)

8 pm:                         Dinner at Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque (@tablaoflamencoabq)

10 pm:                      Return to hotel


 Sunday, Oct. 27 (Albuquerque)


6 am:                         Hot air balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders (@rainbowryders)

10 am:                       Brunch at TBD


Break at the hotel





2 pm:                         Visit National Hispanic Cultural Center (@nhccnm) and Mundos de Mestizaje

3 pm:                         Enjoy a Mini Happy Arte Hour! (hands-on art workshop) at NHCC

5 pm:                         Ride the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway (@sandia_peak_tramway)

6 pm:                         Dinner at Ten 3 (@ten3tram)

9 pm:                         Return to hotel


Monday, Oct. 28 – Depart Albuquerque


8 am:                         Breakfast at TBD (dependent on flight times)


Attendees depart Albuquerque via shuttle or UBER (ABQ will coordinate based on flight times)

(TBD) Add History Tour of Old Town tour

Transportation note:Transportation from El Paso to Santa Fe and Albuquerque will be provided. Attendees of this post-tour should return home via the Albuquerque International Sunport (bus will not return to El Paso). Last night in Albuquerque. No official functions Oct. 28 so participants can make flights FROM ALBUQUERQUE as early as they like; there will be a breakfast at the hotel for those who want it.

Photo courtesy of Visit Santa Fe

Photo courtesy of Visit Santa Fe

Photo courtesy of Visit Albuquerque