New Mexico Adventures

Angelisa Murray Heritage Inspirations Founder and Guide

EXPLORING NEW MEXICO WITH HERITAGE INSPIRATIONS

Our partner Heritage Inspirations provides a series of all-inclusive guided tours that focus on people, history, traditions, cultural sites and landscapes that distinguish New Mexico. Tours include half-day, full-day and multi-day options along with private and customized tours upon request. Learn more about these tours at HeritageInspirations.com.
Bandelier National Monument
Bandelier National Monument Hiking Tour | Every Saturday

Hike and explore the eastern flanks of Pajarito Plateau in the Jemez Mountains, where dynamic geological forces weave a story of ancestral Pueblo peoples’ migration and settlement. First, in Tsankawi, look at petroglyphs and take in spectacular views of the Jemez, Sangre de Cristo and Sandia mountain ranges. Then, at Bandelier National Monument wind through Frijoles Canyon to look for evidence of 10,000-year-old human activity and end your study of ancient civilizations at Bandelier’s Tyunonyi village’s cliff dwellings. Learn more.
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Kasha – Katuwe Tent Rocks + Wine Tasting Hiking Tour | Every Saturday

Journey to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument to explore this stunning recreational playground. Be surrounded by water sculpted sandstone hoodoos and soft cliffsides, eroded by years of weather, to form thin cone like spires and slot canyons stretched like taffy. This moderate 3-mile scenic hike offers an immersive opportunity to look at ancient rocks shaped into otherworldly shapes and stripped into interesting formations by the long-standing counter forces of wind and water. Learn more.
 

Iconic Architecture
Historic Architecture & Interiors Walking + Wine Tasting Tour | Every Thursday & Friday

Walk through Santa Fe’s historic eastside neighborhood and along Canyon Road’s winding residential gallery district to discover the beauty of three distinguishing New Mexican architectural styles: Pueblo, Spanish Territorial and Northern New Mexican. While discerning these exterior styles, also learn about the history and importance of the time-old tradition of acequia managed water flow while looking at artfully and authentically assembled interiors that reflect inhabitants’ interior stories. Learn more.

 

Shop with a Fashionista
Fashionista Shopping + Wine Tasting Tour | Every Friday & Saturday

Enjoy a personalized shopping tour of Santa Fe. Achieve a signature look by visiting the trendiest boutiques, vintage shops and traveler’s market hide-a-ways, where casual, chic, vintage and luxury styles can all be found. Santa Fe’s distinctly casual yet sophisticated atmosphere allows for creative expression, flair, exoticism and colorful individuality. This one-of-a-kind find tour wraps up at the Gruet tasting room in Hotel St. Francis for a bubbly finish. Learn more.

 

Chimayó in Fall
The Magical Heirlooms of Chimayó Tour | Every Saturday

With this tour, explore the healing dirt of Santuario de Chimayó, taste the heirloom goodness of chile blends, and watch artisans weave colorful Southwest textiles. Going to Chimayó, New Mexico is an expedition back in time to an era that was hand-grown, hand-made and filled with holy visitations. This tour includes lunch at Rancho de Chimayó, a restored hacienda with generationally preserved cuisine. Learn more.

 

Hot Air Ballooning In Albuquerque with Rainbow Ryders

Hot Air Ballooning with Rainbow Ryders

New Mexico is known for year-round hot air ballooning and in Albuquerque we've partnered up with the oldest and most experienced professional balloon ride company, Albuquerque's Rainbow Ryders, to take your vacation to the next level. Learn more and book your ride with Rainbow Ryders at (505) 823-1111 or Rainbow Ryders.com.
Guided Rafting Floats & Tours Seasonal in Northern New Mexico

White Water Rafting Adventures with Los Rios River Runners

March - November

Experience New Mexico's wild side with the oldest and most experienced rafting company, Los Rios River Runners. Take a whitewater rafting trip down the Rio Grande or star-filled river camping trip in the majestic Rio Chama canyon wilderness. Half-day, full-day and overnight adventures available visit Los Rios for details.

Native Cultures River Feast & Float

March - November

Get an in-depth and personal tour of the sacred Rio Grande with this custom New mexico rafting adventure from Los Rios River Runners. Float down a tranquil section of the Rio Grande with a river guide and a Native American interpretive guide who will provide an intimate glimpse of New Mexico's Native American cultural history and spirituality. After the float enjoy a traditional Pueblo Feast Day meal including red chile stew, posole, calabacitas, oven bread or fry bread and Indian tea. 
  • Two departure locations available: 60 minutes North of Santa Fe or 20 minutes North of Albuquerque
  • Transportation not provided
  • Advanced purchase required
  • To book, call Los Rios River Runners at 800-544-1181