Travel Itinerary

Day 1
Santa Fe

Pick up car in Albuquerque airport

La Fonda on the Plaza ★★★★ (5 nights)

Rest of the day at leisure to explore

We suggest experiencing the rich history of chocolate at Kakawa Chocolate House, offering authentic elixirs from pre-Columbian to mid-1900s recipes. Then, explore New Mexico’s artistic heritage at the State Capitol, home to over 600 works by local artists. Don’t miss shopping for unique treasures like turquoise jewelry and pottery in the nearby artisan shops, with Canyon Road hosting over a hundred art galleries.

Dinner reservation at Joseph’s
Day 2

Santa Fe Architectural & Interior tour

Discover the distinctive architectural landscape of Santa Fe, renowned for its adobe buildings alongside diverse Victorian and Mission Revival styles. This guided walking tour provides insights into the city’s rich architectural heritage as you stroll through its enchanting back roads, residential neighborhoods, and dynamic art districts. Explore the fusion of cultural influences that shape Santa Fe’s captivating architectural identity.

The Museum of Indian arts and culture

Visit the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture to explore the origin and history of various Native American peoples like Pueblos, Navajos, and Apaches. Discover the largest collection of artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s works at her dedicated museum, showcasing her influence as a major figure of American Modernism. Explore art galleries like The Center for Contemporary Arts, SITE Santa Fe, and more to immerse yourself in Santa Fe’s vibrant art scene.

Dinner reservation at Izanami
Day 3

Drive to Chama (about 2hrs)

Cumbers & Toltec Scenic railroad tour

Embark on a scenic journey with the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, departing from Chama Depot at 10:00 am and returning at 4:05 pm. Traverse diverse landscapes, from historic sites to alpine meadows, and spot abundant wildlife along the way. Experience iconic landmarks like Tanglefoot Curve and Cascade Creek Trestle, with a midway stop at Osier, Colorado, for lunch amidst stunning scenery.

Day 4

Santa Fe food and wine pairing tour

Indulge in a walking culinary lunch tour in historic downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, blending flavors with insights into the city’s rich heritage. Explore top restaurants at the Santa Fe Plaza, savoring three courses with drink pairings and desserts. Led by local guides, this tour promises an immersive experience, perfect for both tourists and locals, offering a taste of Santa Fe’s culinary and cultural delights.

A red door of a Santa Fe dwelling with a string of red chili hanging.
Day 5

High road tour to Taos, Chimayo & Taos Pueblo with picnic

Begin a picturesque trip on the High Road to Taos, traversing the historic towns and missions of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Explore historic sites like El Santuario de Chimayo Shrine and the Church at San Francisco de Asis Mission in Taos. Enjoy a New Mexican picnic featuring local flavors before touring Taos Pueblo with a resident guide. Visit the Millicent Rogers Museum to admire southwestern art, then drive along the breathtaking Rio Grande Gorge Bridge before returning to Santa Fe.

Day 6

Drive to Albuquerque (about 1hr)

Hotel Andaluz ★★★★ (3 nights)

Dinner reservation at Seasons 52
Day 7

Sunrise Ballon ride tour

Get a sensational hot air balloon ride with a breathtaking Sandia Mountains and Rio Grande view. Drift just above the river’s surface and indulge in Champagne and snacks as part of the ballooning tradition. Before your adventure, savor breakfast at The Grove, featuring local farm ingredients like raspberry jam and chocolate-date scones.

ABQ Sawmill district & Historic old town tour

Explore Albuquerque’s rich history and cultural blend on the Mezcla de Culturas tour, starting at Hotel Albuquerque, once farmland for Villa de Alburquerque. Visit landmarks like the first public school and San Felipe de Neri Parish, then discover the vibrant Sawmill District. Conclude your journey at Paxton’s in Sawmill Market for a taste of local New Mexico craft beer or wine. Immerse yourself in the mix of cultures, art, and history that defines Albuquerque on this insightful tour.

Dinner reservation at MAS Tapas y Vino
Day 8

Breaking Bad RV tour

Experience the world of Breaking Bad firsthand on our 3-hour Film Location Tour. Ride in the iconic Breaking Bad RV and visit key locations from the show, including Jesse’s house, Los Pollos Hermanos, and Walt’s house. Plus, discover new Better Call Saul spots! Safety measures like contactless check-in and enhanced cleaning protocols are in place for your peace of mind.

Rest of the day at leisure

We suggest discovering Petroglyph National Monument, boasting over 25,000 ancient images carved into volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers. Take a stroll along the one-mile Boca Negra Canyon trail to view up to 100 petroglyphs. Then, enjoy a classic meal at the iconic Frontier Restaurant, a must-visit spot in Albuquerque for over 40 years.

Day 9

Drive to Sedona (about 5h30mins)

Amara Resort & Spa ★★★★ (3 nights)

Day 10

Day at Leisure

Sedona UFO and Star Gazing tour

Join Sedona UFO Tour at Plaza West Mall for an unforgettable experience. Using top-notch PVS7 night vision goggles, witness the mesmerizing Sedona night sky filled with stars and unexplained UFO sightings. Led by certified guides, marvel at the Milky Way, planets, and more. This family-friendly adventure offers an awe-inspiring glimpse into the unknown.

Day 11

Day at leisure to explore the surroundings

Day 12

Drop off car at Phoenix airport

Fly home