by Almea Matanock
A Well-Born Guide
Have Ph.D., Will Travel
P.O. Box 1601
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1601
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New Mexico/Southwest Tours
Taos: Artists and Indigenous Cultures
Have you been on the high road to Taos? Did you
know New Mexico has its own spectacular rift valley? Come to the home of
artists, adventurers and indigenous peoples. Tour both the village and
the pueblo at Taos. Visit some of the best museums in the state. On the
return trip, drive the high road through small northern New Mexico villages.
Visit the weavers at Chimayo and the Sanctuario known for its "miraculous"
of Civilization: Pecos National Monument
See one of the lesser explored ruins near Santa
Fe and learn about its importance in New Mexico history. An important pueblo
and trading center, it also had more than one missionary church. The monument
itself encompasses Civil War battle sites as well as the remains of Greer
Garson's Forked Lightning Ranch. On the way back, stop at Arroyo Hondo
an unreconstructed ruin, just outside of town.
O'Keeffe Country and Beyond
See the extent of history in New Mexico up near
Abiquiu in O'Keeffe country. Go to an ancient Tewa ruin, visit the original
church of Abiquiu, hear stories about New Mexico's most famous artist,
Georgia O'Keeffe, and stop at Ghost Ranch where dinosaurs were discovered.
Relax in the late afternoon at the famous hot springs in Ojo Caliente.
Wine Country: North or South
Did you know that New Mexico has had vineyards for hundreds of years? How does
the wine compare to those of California? Find out with an afternoon's visit to three or four local wineries
and a little history thrown in too. The tour guide will be glad to act as designated driver.
A Real Indian Detour: Gallup and More
Go to Zuni and see the river where the Shalako
crosses every winter. Visit the pueblo where the Spaniards first made contact
with the Pueblos. Tour the Hopi villages and stop at the historic Hubbell
Trading Post. Hike throught the ruins of Pueblo III culture at Chaco Canyon
and see the Sky CIty of Acoma. Depending on the time of year, attend a
dance at one of the Hopi villages, visit the studio of an artist, or attend
a rug auction. All tours custom- designed.
Other tours, such as Bandelier National Monument, the Jemez, and Salinas National Monument, and Chimayo are available as well as custom tours.
Group and multi-day rates available.