New Mexico called the Land of Enchantment and we think we know why. It has stunning desert landscapes, breathtaking mountains, great cuisine and a spectacular river - the Rio Grande. It has a mix of European American, Native American, and Mexican heritage, the state is a unique and colorful place to visit. We've picked a sample of the some of the best that it has to offer in hiking, exploring and adventure. We'll go hiking, rafting and stand up paddle boarding and have time to browse Santa Fe's galleries and museums.
We will also explore the area's cultural history, explore Bandelier National Monument, and Chaco Canyon National Monument, and the option to soothe our muscles at the spa at Ten Thousand Waves. Group size: 12
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What's not included: travel to and from Albuquerque, 1 dinner specified in the itinerary, guide gratuities, alcoholic beverages, optional activities (Ten Thousand Waves Spa) and travel insurance.
This trip is suitable for any active woman who wants a vacation that mixes being active in the outdoors with historical and cultural exploration. A basic level of fitness is needed. A rating of 2 is suitable for any woman who regularly walks at a brisk pace 3 to 4 days a week for 35 - 45 minutes. Rating: 1  3 4 5.
New Mexico has long been known for its fascinating history, stunning natural beauty, vibrant arts and culture, and great cuisine. On this trip, we've picked a sample of the best that it has to offer for seven days of fun and adventure. We will explore the trip on foot, from a raft, and on a stand up paddleboard. We will visit Bandelier National Monument and the amazing Chaco Canyon Historical National Park. There is an option to soothe your muscles at Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa.
At the beginning and end the trip we will stay at the Rio Grande Inn, an Albuquerque hotel within walking distance to Historic Old Town and a short shuttle from the airport. As we travel north and west visiting the different areas we will stay in standard hotels with 2-beds and a full bath. There are few choices in Cuba (a small village in NM, not the country!) and we will be staying in the best it has to offer. As we move on to Santa Fe we will stay at the lovely Inn on the Alameda. This centrally located, locally-owned small hotel is known for its gracious staff, bountiful breakfast, and beautiful architecture. We'll spend the last night in Albuquerque back at the Rio Grande Inn.
Below is the proposed itinerary for the trip. As is true on any adventure travel trip, plans for any specific day may be modified due to weather considerations, unforeseen circumstances, new opportunities, and group interests.
My traveling companions were so wonderful. We were a really cohesive group and I connected with each person and enjoyed getting to know everyone of them. Our guides were fantastic and I felt like this was a very safe way to travel.
As always with AGC trips, the camaraderie among like-minded women is what made this a stellar experience.
Our guides and their residence; our team of participants who always took what came our way and enjoyed; New Mexico and its beauty and people.
A great group of women were on this trip. Especially enjoyed the river rafting.
All of the different parts of New Mexico.
The opportunity to experience the natural beauty of New Mexico and to learn about the past civilizations and contributions of our Native Americans was pleasurable and enlightening.
The beauty of New Mexico. Also: the guides ability to cope with Nature's setbacks and the cooperation of the team.
Exceeded expectations from the beautiful hikes that the guides picked for us to Chaco Canyon. How the guides worked around the closures due to fire exceeded expectations. The Ghost Ranch was awesome and the Sante Fe walking tour was an incredibly informative. The ladies on this tour gave me a sense of family and were incredibly supportive.
There were a variety of activities with some free time in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. The guides were very knowledgeable, engaging and hard working! Because of covid restrictions, they were forced to adapt the itinerary and did a great job of substituting fun activities. The scenery was beautiful, the weather perfect and all of the women were wonderful travel companions. I’m looking forward to another trip with AGC.
Over and above.
I loved this trip!