Taos Highlights Small-group Driving Tour
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Taos Highlights Small-group Driving Tour

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Stop At: Taos Plaza, Immediately West of the Intersection of Us 64 and Nm 68, Taos, NM 87571-6071

The quaint and cute Historic Taos Plaza that is listed in its entirety on the National Register of Historic Places.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Taos Pueblo, 120 Veterans Highway, Taos, NM 87571

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site and living Native American Village of Taos Pueblo. There is some walking on a 30-minute guided tour of the traditional village. Visit homes that have been converted to shops for authentic Native American jewelry, arts, and crafts and locally made breads, desserts, and foods.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, US 64, 10 miles west of Taos, Taos, NM

Have an opportunity to walk 680ft above the might Rio Grande on the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, and if you're lucky, spot a herd of Big Horn Sheep. Perhaps the best stop for stunning photos.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Earthship Visitor Center, #2 Earthship Way, Taos, NM 87571

This funky neighborhood is made of recycled products or garbage. Yes, people live here, totally off-grid collecting rain water to drink and shower and solar panels generate their electricity. Check out their Visitor Center to go deep on how the Earthships came to be, the sophisticated systems that run the households everyday appliances, and how they have expanded this innovative building style to over 80 countries around the globe.

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  • Transportation with air conditioning/heat
  • Professional Guide
  • Admission to Taos Pueblo
  • Entry/Admission - Taos Pueblo
Not included
  • Gratuities (not necessary but nice!)
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A short amount of walking is involved to enter the various sites. There is a walking tour of Taos Pueblo less than 1/2 mile in distance and a duration of approximately 30 minutes.
  • This is a small-group driving tour (no more than 10 people) that includes transportation in an air-conditioned Van.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Robert W
5 | 2017-10-01

My husband and I were the only two people on this Small Group Driving Tour!!! Therefore we were able to dictate the pace of the tour. We weren't interested in shopping time, so our guide moved along so as to not waste our time. He even took us to a place that was not on the tour that he thought we might be interested in seeing. He was very knowledgeable of the whole area. He even gave us some winery recommendations. I would definitely recommend this tour if you only have half of day to spend in Taos.

Dorothy T
5 | 2017-09-15

Great tour and very informative. Mark, our guide, really made our trip toTaos special. The tour was exactly as stated it would be and above what was expected. Thank you for always providing great tours on your website.

Susan S
5 | 2017-08-28

We really enjoyed this tour. We had considered taking the High Road to Taos tour, but as it was 190 per person, we decided against that one, but in the process found this tour. It was much more reasonably priced, and we felt it was very informative. Our guide was absolutely chock-full of excellent information. He really knew his history of the area and all the different people who had settled there over the centuries. We particularly enjoyed the Taos Pueblo as well as the architectural background with regard to adobe buildings.

Gary R
5 | 2017-08-17

Ended up being a personal tour with just my husband and me. Lisa tour guide was knowledgeable and had terrific stories. Had a real downpour on the way to the Gorge, but we just pulled over and waited it out! Got to the Gorge with great views and no rain. Super tour. Highly recommend.

Mary H
5 | 2017-08-12

Tour was amazing. Our guide, Steve, had so much information. The tour of the Taos Puebla was the best. Our tyoung tour guide who lived there was so informative.

Madine K
5 | 2017-08-06

Driver was knowledgeable and very accommodating! Highly recommend this trip! E AND N K.

Joyce T
5 | 2017-08-02

We booked on-line for 2 people. When we got there it was only us. We had a fabulous private tour of Taos. We went inside the St Francis church. We visited a pueblo and had a guided tour of it. Our driver, tour guide, was fabulous and explained all about Taos and answered questions. It was definitely more than 3 hours. We had not had lunch when we got there so they recommended the best place in town and gave us extra time before starting the tour. We ate in the tree shaded courtyard at Lambert's which was a 5 minute walk from the tour shop in town. Lunch was delicious as was the fresh made iced tea. We shared a hamburger and it was inexpensive. After the tour we walked around town, shopped and had delicious home-made chocolate ice cream in the chocolate shop in town. We could not have done this on our own and we did have a car as we were staying in Santa Fe.

5 | 2017-07-27

-Taos Highlights Small-Group Driving Tour Our guide was Lisa. She is amazing very knowledgeable about the history of Taos, and New Mexico in general. We enjoyed learning about Taos. We also enjoyed visiting the St Francis de Asis Church, where we even got to see Aztec dancers celebrating a special ceremony. We had a great time and we loved all the places where she took us, especially, The Rio Grande Gorge, for which we will always have a special place in our hearts because WE GOT ENGAGED THERE! We definitely recommend Turquoise Tours. If you want a great tour with knowledgeable guides at a great price, definitely book this tour. Thank you Turquoise Tours! This was an unforgettable trip and we will definitely be back :

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