Kayak & Hiking Adventure with Wine Tasting Tour
8AM – 2:30PM | $165 per person
Includes Rental of Kayak, Paddle, Wetsuit, Life Jacket, Professional Guide, Gourmet Picnic Lunch along the Rio Grande, and tasting of your choice at Vivác Winery.
We encourage you to bring a backpack, water bottle and a change of clothes for your guided hiking experience following kayaking.
8:00AM Meet time at El Monte Sagrado Lobby
- Journey from Taos along the Rio Grande corridor on a scenic shuttle into the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument where we meet our New Mexico River Adventures Guide. Here we will have a Safety and Orientation talk to prepare you for your guided kayak activity, accommodating both the novice and the experienced. A carefully selected section of river will offer you an unforgettable experience; mild to wild, the choice is yours. Kayak to your lunch destination and enjoy a delicious, gourmet picnic lunch riverside within the chiseled canyon walls shaping the valley, and refresh and rejuvenate before your hike within the monument.
- After lunch, we travel up the canyon to our trailhead at La Vista Verde Trail, catching views of the famous Taos Box. Our two and half mile, round-trip hike at 6,400 feet offers breathtaking scenery along the way, and ends at a spectacular, panoramic look-out point.
- To finish off our day and treat ourselves after a great hike, we’ll shuttle southward, following the waters of the Rio Grande to the Vivác Winery for a local tasting, which includes a glass of wine, a pint of beer, or a pint of local cider. 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.
Additional Activities are available to add to these itineraries for additional cost. Please inquire with Angelisa Espinoza direct 575.779.5516.