New Mexico on the road
Drying red chili bunches hanging in bright doorways, adobe pueblos and charming casitas: Authentic New Mexico is everywhere. New Mexico’s ancient-yet-living cultures, awe-inspiring landscapes, uncharted outposts and authentic characteristics have made it a haven for artists and outdoor enthusiasts alike. It’s a place where simple activities become life-altering experiences. New Mexico is the place to come for adventures steeped in culture to feed your spirit and fill your soul.
Off the Beaten path discoveries and forgotten places
Discover naturals wonders such as White Sands and Cavern National Parks
Immersion into the Native American culture and history
Drive the Historic Route 66
Look up for UFO's at Roswell
Stand in 4 states at once
Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
Day 1-2: Albuquerque - Hotel Albuquerque
Day 2-3: Las Cruces - Encanto de Las Cruces
Day 3-4: Carlsbad - Hyatt House
Day 4-6: Santa Fe - Bishop lodge
Day 6-7: Taos - Palacio De Marquesa
Day 7-8: Farmington - Casa Blanca Inn
Day 8-9: Gallup - El Rancho
Day 9-10: Albuquerque - Los Poblanos
Estimated Price: $2,800 per person
(Based on 2 Adults)
Welcome to Albuquerque! Upon arrival, pick up your car at the airport and drive to your hotel.
Bisected by the mighty Rio Grande River and set in the shadow of the pink-hued Sandia Mountains, this high-altitude city of more than a half million people is New Mexico’s largest. There's a distinctive Southwestern cultural flair and culinary scene, thanks to its history as the home of Native American tribes for thousands of years and later as an 18th century Spanish colony.
Night at: Hotel Albuquerque At Old Town - Deluxe King
Today, drive to Las Cruses, home of the magical White Sand National Park.Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Park preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here.
Night at: Hotel Encanto de Las Cruses - Executive King
This Morning, take the road to Carlsbad and the Caverns National Park. Thanks to its position at the intersection of the southern Rocky Mountains, northern Chihuahuan Desert and southwestern Great Plains, the 19,000-hectacre Carlsbad Caverns National Park features an incredible array of wildlife, plants and natural wonders in caves, along hiking trails and abutting rock formations. Watch 17 species of bats in flight at dusk and dawn in the summer months, learn about astronomy and folklore from a park ranger, and take a once-a-month full moon walk along a desert trail. See reptiles and birds at Rattlesnake Springs and explore the area with a leisurely 14.4-kilometer drive along the gravel road that forms the Walnut Canyon Desert Loop.
Night at: Hyatt House - King
This morning, take the road Santa fe. On your trip, don't forget to make a stop at Roswell. From rocketeers and aliens to cowboys and artists, explorers of all kinds have crossed paths in Roswell. What will you uncover? There’s only one way to find out.
Night at: Bishop Lodge - Resort King
Take a day off to enjoy the charm of New Mexico. As soon as you set foot in Santa Fe, you will realize it is unlike anywhere else. With its rich history and heritage that includes Native American, Spanish, Mexican, cowboy, artistic and modern U.S. cultures, Santa Fe is among the nation’s most unique cities. You’ll discover that it definitely is one of the most interesting, and was named by Conde Nast Traveler magazine as a "Best Small City."
Night at: Bishop Lodge - Resort King
Continue your route to another small and charming little town.Set in a desert valley amid the crimson Sangre de Cristo Mountains, few cities in the USA are as unique as Taos. The influence of three cultures can be felt around every corner, thanks to its Native American, Spanish and Anglo heritages. For 100 years, Taos been home to artists and craftsmen, making it a great place to find creative inspiration and innovative souvenirs. With over 2,500 square kilometers of public wilderness, outdoor enthusiasts can find numerous places to hike, ski or bike. The population of Taos may be small, but the possibilities are limitless.
Do not miss a tour of the Taos Pueblo
Night at: Palacio De Marquesa - Deluxe King
Today, drive to Farmington. Nestled in the San Juan River valley, Farmington is located in the northwest corner of New Mexico and at the very heart of the Four Corners region. With a backyard that features three rivers, four golf courses, five lakes and six National Parks and thousands of acres for off-roading the opportunities for outdoor adventure are practically limitless here!
Night at: Casa Blanca Inn - King
Continue your route, make a detour via four corner and drive along the sacred Shiprock while ending to a landmark of the Route 66: Gallup. Nestled in spectacular red rock beauty and located along historic Route 66, Gallup offers enticing outdoor adventures, awe-inspiring arts and rich culture rooted in Native American tradition and its People. It is the perfect destination for international travelers looking for something different, for families, and for those seeking new thrills. Gallup is a real, authentic western town.
Night at: El Rancho Hotel - King
Take the road 66 back to Albuquerque. on your way make a stop at Grants. the city offers visitors a wealth of historical and recreational activities, despite being only two exits long. Several attractions are located in the city, such as the New Mexico Mining Museum and the Route 66 Vintage Museum & Double Six Gallery. Nearby is the La Ventana Arch in the El Malpais National Conservation Area.
Night at: Los Poblanos Historic and Organic Farm - King
After a well deserved morning at leisure, drop-off your car rental at the airport and fly to your next destination.