Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love Multi-Day Tour

2018 Dates announced in November

 

Meet at Hotel St. Francis in Santa Fe Lobby 8:00 am
Come dressed for hiking, sturdy shoes, hat, and sunscreen.
Please bring your Guest Waiver Form signed.

Day One ~ A Day in Northern New Mexico Sanctuaries

North of Santa Fe, we make our way to the historic village of Chimayo. There lies the historic adobe shrine of Santuario de Chimayo, built between 1813 and 1816, a sacred place that offers Holy Dirt, legendary for its healing properties and miraculous stories of curing the lame and sick. We also visit Santo Nino de Atocha Chapel, constructed in 1856 to honor the children of northern New Mexico. Afterwards, spark your pallet and tingle your taste buds with a tasting of the sacred, multi-generational heirloom blends of the Chimayo Chile, and enjoy the opportunity to take the spice of northern New Mexico into your own home kitchen.

Journey into the Windows of the sculpted, hand-carved Earth Cave Sanctuary to experience the healing sounds of singing bowls and tuning forks filling the space of this dramatic womb camouflaged into the naturally textured hillside. Your scenic hike into the cave offers breathtaking views of the arid, volcanic tuff landscape peppered with juniper and piñon pines. This meditative and serene experience will be followed by a gourmet picnic on the beautiful outdoor terrace.

Making our way to Taos, we cross the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge; located in the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument, it’s the seventh tallest bridge in the US, towering over 565 feet above the mighty Rio Grande with steep basalt walls offering dramatic views. At the center of the monument, we witness the tremendous geological forces of thick lava flows that cut into the Rio Grande Rift Valley and make up the Taos Plateau. This is one of New Mexico’s best photography opportunities with the Taos Mountains rising up out of the earth, housing Wheeler Peak, our tallest peak in the state.

This evening, savor a decadent meal in the private wine room at De La Tierra Restaurant featuring Chef Cristina Martinez.

Tonight’s accommodations are at the tranquil, luxury, adobe resort El Monte Sagrado in Taos.

Detailed Itinerary

8:00 Meet at Hotel St. Francis in Santa Fe

8:15 Shuttle to the village of Chimayo

9:00 Visit Santuario de Chimayo & Santo Nino de Atocha

9:45 Vigils Historic Chile Stop & Tasting

10:15 Shuttle to Origins Rancho de San Juan

11:00 Windows of the Earth Cave Sanctuary Tour & Sound Healing Session

12:30 Gourmet Picnic Lunch on Terrace at Origins

2:30 Shuttle to El Monte Sagrado Resort in Taos

7:30 Dinner at De La Terra in the Private Wine Room


Day Two ~ The Colors of Taos

Start your morning with a visit to a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Taos Pueblo, and immerse yourself in an intimate exploration of this bucolic village with your guide and the Taos Pueblo Director of Tourism. This exclusive and extensive experience of the pueblo will you give you a taste of the soul within these ancient adobe structures, which are over 1,000 years old. On this tour, you will have a deeper understanding and connection to the history, culture and people of Taos Pueblo. Discover how Taos got its name from the Tiwa language, and listen to the stories about the historical and modern context of these peoples. Learn about the Rio de Pueblo and Rio de Lucero that flow from sacred waters high in the mountains above the Pueblo and provide a life-source for natural foods that nurture the people of the Pueblo. Following your tour, enjoy a homemade picnic lunch on Taos Pueblo land under a shady portal.

This afternoon, we visit New Mexico’s most photographed church, San Francisco de Asis Mission Historical Landmark; built between 1772 and 1816, supervised by the Franciscans, boasting buttresses up to seven feet thick and two front-facing bell towers, the mission was a particularly favorite subject for Ansel Adams.

We then journey to the hand-built adobe home of Anita Rodriquez, a Taos local artist, to indulge in the art of tamale making. She will share a recipe for tamales passed on in a family that has lived on this Indian land for 300 years. In her cookbook, Coyota in the Kitchen: A Memoir of New and Old Mexico, she pays tribute to the long line of cooks whose food sustained generations, women at whose tables history was passed on and families were united. She jokes, “Latinas can’t distinguish between love and food. We can’t help it.”

Following dinner, tonight’s fireside entertainment on the portal of Anita’s home is a special flamenco dance performance by Catalina Fernandez accompanied by live flamenco guitar. Definitely a highlight of your Taos experience!

Tonight’s accommodations are at the tranquil, luxury, adobe resort El Monte Sagrado in Taos.

Detailed Itinerary

8:00 Breakfast is available at Gardens Restaurant

10:00 Shuttle to Taos Pueblo UNESCO World Heritage Site

10:15 Tour Taos Pueblo with Tourism Director

11:30 Gourmet Picnic Lunch on Taos Pueblo Land

12:30 Shuttle to visit San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church

1:30-6pm Tamale Cooking Class at Anita Rodriquez Casa

6:00pm Dinner & Live Flamenco Performance

7:30pm Shuttle to El Monte Sagrado Resort


Day Three ~ The Rio Grande Road to Santa Fe

Journey to the edge of the Rio Grande and join our Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) guide in Pilar. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, this stretch of river is enjoyable for all levels alike. Bask in the meditative paddling up river while listening to the sound of the current and the vibrant birds’ songs along the banks.

*For those who would choose not to SUP, a relaxing and meditative yoga class will be offered alongside the river’s edge.

After you’re quenched by the river, we shuttle to Vivác Winery to learn about some of the oldest vines in the country brought here by the Franciscans. Nestled below Barrancas Blancas Mountain in Dixon, we learning about Vivác’s 18 year story and taste some of the only wine made using 100% New Mexico grapes. Vivác, a Spanish term meaning “high-altitude refuge”, is a family love affair of handpicked New Mexican grown grapes, known by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as the Highest Rated Red Wine Producer in New Mexico’s History. Pair your wines with a decadent and delicious picnic made by your host.

Complete your tour in Santa Fe with your guide while we explore the highlights of the City Different. Experience the mystery of Loretto Chapel, the infamous Canyon Road saturated by art galleries, the living market under the Palace of the Governors’ portal, and the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi.

We come full circle across three days, from Santa Fe to Taos, and say our farewells at the Hotel St. Francis in Santa Fe.

Detailed Itinerary

8:00 Breakfast is available at Gardens Restaurant

8:30 Shuttle to Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument to meet our Standup Paddle Board Guide

9:00 Standup Paddle Board Adventure on the Rio Grande

12:00 Shuttle to Vivac Winery

12:15 Vivac Wine Tasting & Gourmet Pairing Picnic Lunch

2:15 Shuttle to Santa Fe

3:00 Walking Tour of historic Santa Fe

4:00 Farewells in Hotel St. Francis in Santa Fe


What’s Included in the Tour

  • Comfortable Transportation pick up & drop off in Santa Fe
  • Luggage Delivery Service at Resort
  • All Meals including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • All Accommodations at El Monte Sagrado Resort
  • Heritage Inspirations Water Bottle
  • Entry into Windows of the Earth Cave & Sound Healing Session
  • Entry into UNESCO World Heritage Site Taos Pueblo
  • Tamale Making Class
  • Guided Stand Up Paddle Board Experience with Equipment Rental
  • Wine Tasting & Lunch Pairing at Vivac Winery
  • Local Guide Tipping

What’s Not Included in the Tour

  • Airfare to New Mexico
  • Tipping for Heritage Inspirations Guide

Suggestions to prepare for your Journey

  • Northern New Mexico is a very open and exposed landscape in high elevation. Be sure to wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a sun hat. Be sure to drink lots of water on your journey.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes to enjoy exploring.
  • New Mexico weather can change without much notice. Wear layered clothing, have a rain layer and light long sleeve layer to protect your skin during sunny days.
  • Binoculars are encouraged.
  • Tag your luggage with your name to make easy for Bellman delivery service.
  • Bring a Daypack with your belongings needed for day excursions to bring in and out of vehicle for activities. Tag your bag with your name.
  • Suggestions of what to include: Water Bottle, Rain Layer, Hat, Sunscreen, Snacks and any necessary personal items.
  • Heritage Inspirations understands that you will want to enjoy free time in Taos to explore the historical Plaza, shopping and character of the town. There will be time in between our scheduled activities to soak in the flavors of Taos during your visit.

Trip Cost Details

  • 4 Minimum Guests per tour
  • 12 Maximum Guest per tour (Custom tours can be arranged)
  • Cost Per Person Introductory Rate $1499 + tax

Single Supplement Fees

For Single Travelers who want to ensure a private hotel room without sharing with someone on the group there will be a Single Supplement Fee added to the tour of $100 per day.

Cancellation & Deposit Policy

Advanced Bookings are required.

When booking one our Multi-Day excursions 50% of the Total Trip Deposit is due at the time of booking. Your final deposit is due 15 Days before the Tour Departure Date. Cancellations can be made up to 45 days prior to receive a full refund for your tour departure date.

We regret that exceptions to our cancellation policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather, terrorism, civil unrest or personal emergencies. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early.

Our mission is to provide you with an inspirational and immersive experience that elevates your sensations, palate and spiritual encounter with the diversity of the Land of Enchantment! From the moment we meet and start our tour together, your guide will take care of your every need or request. We offer you all the details, timing, what to expect and all information necessary to prepare you for each day and activity.

With small groups we are able to really focus in on each participant and engage every interest you have along the way. Our tours are designed to provide an unforgettably extraordinary opportunity exploring and discovering the regions highlighted so that you walk away feeling a personal relationship with the people and places visited.

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