Santa Fe Art Museum
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Santa Fe Spa & Downtown Vacation

Santa Fe, New Mexico is one of our favorite places! We compiled a vacation that includes authentic Santa Fe offerings, including basing you in two locations: downtown at a boutique hotel and outside of the city at a beautiful resort spa. Daily activities include a national park visit, horseback riding, cultural tours of downtown and more. Check out the below vacation. Talk with our Preferred Travel Advisor to book this trip or customize it to fit your needs or that of your group!

6 days/ 6 nights starting at $2322 USD* per person based on double occupancy

* Daily inclusions listed below. Itinerary pricing based on double occupancy. We are happy to customize this itinerary to fit your needs.

Santa Fe Spa & Downtown Vacation Itinerary

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

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by the Santa Fe Plaza

Day 1: Santa Fe & Spa Resort Accomodations

Private transfer from the Albuquerque airport to your spa & resort hotel, located 20 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza. This property is a wellness retreat that’s pretty special. The resort boasts natural cold springs that have helped rejuvenate travelers for millennia. Healthy and tasty meals mix with a medicine wheel and puppies and fluffy chickens to help guests relax in truly unique Santa Fe style. 

Enjoy a complimentary welcome drink and the resort’s 70-acres and partake in activities including soaking, fitness, culinary classes, expressive arts, yoga, wellness, horticulture, and more. 

Dinner tonight (included) at the restaurant on-site, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and harvest much of the farm-fresh greens and vegetables from their own organic gardens.

Suggested room category: 1-bedroom Casita. Each Casita has its own private courtyard patio entrance and includes:

  • King bed
  • Gas fireplace 

Day 2: National Parks & Pueblos

There are two great options for travelers to enjoy today.

OPTION 1: FULL DAY AT BANDELIER AND SAN ILDEFONSO PUEBLO 

  • Guided hike at Bandelier National Monument, a national park site, with pick up from the hotel. 

Go hiking at Frijoles Canyon to learn about the history and culture of the Native American people who once inhabited this area. Experience petroglyphs, cliffs and caves at this lesser visited and cool national park site.At around 1:00PM, you’ll be transported to San Ildefonso Pueblo for a traditional Native American feast 

After lunch, enjoy a pottery making demonstration and a guided walk around the Plaza at San Ildefonso Pueblo. This pueblo has been occupied since the 14th century and is is one of the best known of the New Mexico living pueblos. The group will meet Elmer Torres, who once served as the Governor of San Ildefonso Pueblo, and be able to enjoy learning more about the history of the Pueblo People, including their Tewa language.

OPTION 2: GUIDED HIKE AT BANDELIER / MOUNTAIN BIKING 

  • Guided hike at Bandelier National Monument, with pick up from the hotel. Go hiking at Frijoles Canyon to learn about the history and culture of the Native American people who once inhabited this area. Experience petroglyphs, cliffs and caves at this lesser visited and cool national park site.
  • Catered picnic lunch at Bandelier and transportation back to Santa Fe or
  • Guided Mountain Bike excursion along the Rail Trail from 2:30PM to 5:30PM. This is an easy ride with great views of the surrounding mountains. There are uphill and downhill sections but, overall, it’s an easy excursion on a trail that is packed will for mountain biking.

At the end of your excursion, return to Santa Fe. Enjoy dinner in Santa Fe at one of the many great restaurants or back at your resort should you choose. Spend another night at the wellness resort.

Day 3: Horses & Relaxation

  • Group rides are booked by skill level and beginning level riders will not be placed on intermediate or experienced level rides.
  • All riders must provide their height, weight and skill level at the time of booking in order to match riders to the horse and group.  Weight limits vary depending on horse availability. We cannot accommodate riders who weigh more than 225 pounds (235 lbs during winter months)
  • Hotel pick up and transfer R/T included.

After horseback riding in the morning, spend the afternoon at the resort where you can enjoy relaxation or activities. In addition to yoga and pilates, the fitness center, disc golf, archery, hatchett throwing and rifelry, there multiple pools for soaking. Enjoy open-air soaking in the natural, spring-fed post, the saltwater pool, float tank offering REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy or in heated natural artesian spring-fed pools.

Enjoy dinner on your own at the resort or beyond.

Day 4: Downtown Santa Fe & Boutique Hotel Charm

Your private driver will take you from resort into downtown Santa Fe. Today you switch accommodations to downtown boutique hotel charm. It’s just a twenty minute drive to Santa Fe’s historical district.

Your hotel tonight is a historical building that’s been totally renovated from three historical mansions. The location of this hotel is awesome, just one block away from State Capital, a ten minute walk from 16th century adobe historical houses and a half mile to the iconic Santa Fe Plaza. Each room is individually decorated with beautiful art and has its own personality. The owners of the inn are foodies, being a Cordon Bleau trained chef and Franch sommelier. Get ready for good food!

Follow your dedicated guide for a tour of historical downtown Santa Fe, followed by a curated Canyon Road art walking tour. Your guide will bring a fresh perspective to Santa Fe’s historic arts district. Home to over 80 art galleries, Canyon Road is a “must see” for any art lover visiting Santa Fe.

Enjoy dinner at the inn (included).

Day 5: Cooking & Culture in Santa Fe

Spend the morning enjoying a cooking class. Join a small group (max. 16 people) and learn more about native cuisine or Mexican traditional preparations. 

Hear from local Chefs about the subtle intricacies of traditional cuisine savoir-faire. It is not only about using ingredients, it is about a gourmet cultural trip in the world of locally grown herbs, vegetables and more.

The afternoon is yours to explore downtown Santa Fe with its museums and arts. We recommend the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and New Mexico Museum of Art.

Day 6: Depart Santa Fe

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and head to the airport (transportation included).

Trip Prices & Inclusions

6 days/ 6 nights starting at $2322 USD* per person based on double occupancy

* Daily inclusions listed below. Itinerary pricing based on double occupancy. We are happy to customize this itinerary for you!

Package Inclusions

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS FOR 2

Transportation:
Private Transfer from airport to hotel R/T
Private Transfer from spa resort to downtown boutique hotel

Accommodations:
1 room for two people each night at spa resort and downtown hotel

Activities:
1 day hiking & Pueblo w/ pickup from hotel
Downtown Tour
Santa Fe Cooking School- group class
Horseback Riding

Meals:
Welcome drink at resort hotel
Welcome dinner at downtown boutique hotel
All taxes and fees are included

Package Exclusions
Any meal and service not showing in the inclusions
Gratuities
Personal expenses
Travel Insurance