Best of the Southern Rockies

8 Days of Elevated Sky

Rising unforgettably from the mesas of the southwest, do the rockies begin or end? Either way, the roar is thundering and offers visitors a unique experience.  Moving north along the Sangre de Cristo subrange we'll visit places where healing waters bubble from the earth and pueblos meet geologic wonders.  

A day in Durango allows the opportunity to take the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, go on a fly fishing expedition or soar through the trees on a zipline adventure.  This tour offers a good mix of history, scenery, active excursions and culinary delights to offer a multifaceted experience.

Day 1 - Arrivals into Albuquerque

Make your way to Albuquerque Sunport (ABQ) by 4:00 pm.  You'll have a ticket in hand for shuttle service from the airport to the Hotel Andaluz.   We'll kick the tour off with a welcome reception in this historic hotel lobby from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.   Then you will have the evening on your own if you would like to explore downtown Albuquerque just outside the door.

Inclusions:
-Shuttle transfer from ABQ to the Hotel Andaluz
-Hotel Reception (enough food to call it dinner, or light enough if you want to explore Albuquerque's dining scene)
-Hotel Night at Hotel Andaluz

Contact us if you would like to extend your trip with time in Albuquerque prior to the tour beginning and we will be happy to help make arrangements.

Day 2 - Albuquerque to Santa Fe

Arrive at the southern end of the rockies with the Sangre De Cristo range rising above Santa Fe. On the way, we'll explore the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument .  Then on to spend the evening in Santa Fe and the old town square.


Inclusions:
-Breakfast at Hotel
-Picnic Lunch
-Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Entrance Fees
-Group Dinner
-Hotel Night at Eldorado Hotel & Spa

Day 3: Santa Fe

We'll start the morning off with breakfast at the hotel. Then it's a quick trip to Bandelier National Monument the discover the crossroads of native american, and geologic history.  

Inclusions:
-Breakfast at Hotel
-Picnic Lunch
-Entrance Fees to Bandelier National Monument 
-Dinner on Own
-Hotel Night at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa 

Day 4 - Santa Fe to Durango

After breakfast, we head out for the landscapes that inspired Georgia O'keeffe's art.  We'll spend the afternoon at Ghost Ranch going through the breathtaking landscapes before moving on to historical Durango.

Inclusions:
-Breakfast at Hotel
-Picnic Lunch
-Entrance Fees to Ghost Ranch
-Group Dinner
-Hotel Night at the Leland House & Rochester Hotel 

Day 5 - Experience Durango

Today, you have your choice of activities.  Included in the tour is a round-trip ticket on the Durango Silverton Railroad.  If you would like to add some adventure, the option to add a zipline experience is available or you can choose to spend the day on a fly fishing expedition instead.

Inclusions:
-Breakfast at Hotel
-Round Trip Ticket on the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
-Transfer to the DSNGR (walkable if preferred)
-Hotel Night at the Leland House & Rochester Hotel 

On Own:
-Lunch
-Dinner

Additions:
-Zipline Adventure +395 per person
-Fly Fishing Expedition +300 per person

Day 6 - Durango to Alamosa

After breakfast at the hotel, we will stop at Chimney Rock National Monument and then on to enjoy the hot springs in Pagosa Springs. From there we will spend the afternoon in The Great Sand Dunes National Park.

Inclusions:
-Breakfast at Hotel
-Entrance Fees to Chimney Rock National Monument
-Picnic Lunch
-Day Pass to The Springs Resort and Spa to include locker, robes and water
-Entrance Fees to Great Sand Dunes National Park
-Group Dinner
-Hotel Night at the Historic Windsor Hotel

Day 7 - Alamosa to Taos

Spanish conquistadors thought the Taos Pueblo to be one of the fabled Seven Cities of Gold. Today we will step back over 1,000 years and discover these ancient dwellings.  Then on to artistic Taos for our final evening together with a special celebration meal.


Inclusions:
-Breakfast at Hotel
-Entrance Fees Taos Pueblo
-Picnic Lunch
-Group Dinner
-Hotel Night at El Monte Sagrado 

Day 8 - Taos to Albuquerque

After breakfast in the hotel we will depart at 8:30 am to arrive at Albuquerque Sunport at 11:00 am for flight departures scheduled after 12:15 p.m.

Inclusions:
-Breakfast at Hotel

Mileage: Approximately 135

We can also arrange to book and deliver you to hotels in Albuquerque if you would like to spend some additional time on your experience.

Dates

Tour 1:  8/1/2016 - 8/8/2016
Tour 2:  9/1/2016 - 9/16/2016

Rates

Per Person Single Occupancy : $3180.00
Per Person Double Occupancy : $2560.00

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