New Mexico

New Mexico

  • Day 1
    Hotel shuttle or airport transportation service or individual taxi to hotel (not included in FTJ tour package). Meeting with FTJ tour leader at the hotel.

    Depending on time of arrival, first short walk in historic Old Town that has been the heart of Albuquerque since the city was founded here in 1706. Today, Old Town is the city’s cultural center, with numerous museums and more than 100 shops, galleries and restaurants.

  • Day 2
    Old Town and area, visit rattle snake museum (optional), go to the famous and notorious institution of Albuquerque: Golden Crown Panaderia. Visit the turquoise museum learning, among other things, how to distinguish real from false turquoise.

    Walk in Nob Hill, a vibrant district with eclectic shops, swanky dining and chic nightspots. Its Route 66 architecture and neon signs, combined with predominantly locally owned shops, galleries and restaurants, make Nob Hill a hip and fashionable area.

  • Day 3
    Tour ABQ in trolley, visit and eat at the Indian Pueblo cultural center, visit the botanical garden and aquarium if you please so (optional), discover downtown ABQ, Old town ghost tour in the evening.
  • Day 4
    Road trip along the turquoise trail stopping in Madrid a former ghost town with a lot of stories to discover dating from the time of the coal mining activity, then go to nowadays still pretty much of a real ghost town Cerrillos and, with chance get to enter into Mary’s saloon for an indescriptible experience bringing you back in time few hundred years ago.
  • Day 5
    Drive to Acoma Sky city Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum rich in cultural architecture. Acoma Pueblo is part of New Mexico’s cultural heritage, as the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in North America and the 28th Historic Site designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Acoma history is also the story of the Southwest, from its initial role as the home to the Anasazi people, to the thirteenth century founding of the Pueblo, which is still alive and well as a community and touchstone for Native Americans in the area and nationwide.

    Flamenco show or some other activities will take place at a relax pace for you get into the very new Mexicain Laid back attitude (according to schedule and availability at time of visit).

  • Day 6
    Road trip to White Sands, gypsum desert with an early departure. Overnight planned to be in Truth or Consequences (unless unavailable) or else around White sands.
  • Day 7
    Truth or consequences
    To walk around this place with a very special name is like stepping into a living time capsule. It transport into another space-time dimension.
    In the morning enjoy thermal bathing overlooking at the historic Rio Grande, a place seen in all cowboy movies. Drive back to ABQ
  • Day 8
    Drive to Santa Fe, which embodies a rich history, melding Hispanic, Anglo and Native American cultures whose influences are apparent in everything from the architecture, the food, the art and on. At an elevation of 7,000 feet it has 320 sunny days per year. A world of magnificence.

    Visit Georgia O’Keefe museum, walk the fascinating Old Town, visit the rich native art museum, enjoy a green chile stew at the Blue Corn Cafe where you can even sample their handcraft beer or one of their great green chile margarita.

    Evening may open up to go the artisanal pizzeria and red-green chile beer pizzeria and end it at the very interesting Colkegan tasting room to sample their award winning mesquites smoke whiskey or any of their other special spirit. A real taste of the New Mexican savoir faire.

  • Day 9
    Enjoy Santa Fe with a day walking around, starting with the morning farmer’s market (schedule subject to change according to framer’s market day), viewing a variety of art expressions on Canyon road…Evening to enjoy an excellent meal and maybe to watch a show.
  • Day 10
    Early morning drive to Chimayo to visit the santuario (well known for its miraculous healings) where you can even grab a handful of holy dirt for you altar. Visit the Cantelina traditional weaving arts and Ortega’s weaving. Then have lunch at rancho Chimayo and drive up to Taos.

    Its majestic landscape encompassing the Rocky Mountains and the Rio Grande Gorge to which adds the clean air and mythical light, makes it New Mexico’s Soul of the Southwest. A place where you can experience rich spiritual traditions, fine art, distinctive cuisine, a thriving music scene and a simply nice and relax way of life.
    Overnight in Taos

  • Day 11
    Morning drive to Georgia O’Keefe Ghost Ranch where you will enter landscape of vast vistas, table-topped mesas, tall cliffs, the Rio Chama bordered by huge old cottonwood trees, mountains in the distance and more beauty around every bend in the winding road. “It is not a country of light on things,” said Georgia O’Keeffe. “It is a country of things in light.”

    At Ghost ranch get on horse and ride a quiet trail going to see the outside of the master painter’s house.

    If time allows it, stop at one or two wineries on the way back to Santa Fe. Dinner in Santa Fe.

  • Day 12
    Enjoy a free day in Santa Fe. A moment for you to be as laid back as the local and to gather any missing souvenir you might have left behind.
  • Day 13
    Drive back to ABQ with most likely be few stops on the way to discover some special local store specialized in everything Chile. A must!

    Rest of the day free unless any change or good surprise she up for optional activities.

  • Day 14
    Day in ABQ, shop your soul full if there is anything you don’t want to miss bringing back home. Farewell dinner. End of services.
  • Day 15
    Departure. Hotel shuttle or individual taxi service (not included in FTJ packages).

Exquisite colourful chile ristras all over the place

The land of Road Runner

for those who remember the cartoon…

Margarita trail in Santa Fe

a must sample drink in its most original forms

Acoma Sky City

where the sky is even more present than elsewhere for its proximity…

New mexicains cuisine

a world of highly addictive flavours

Santa Fe Rail Runner

where the farmer’s market is help twee a week

Private circuit for 4 travelers

Land of enchantment, this mythical place makes you travel in time and history. An essentially tri-cultural place where beauty and kindness are omnipresent: gastronomy, architecture, jewelry, fashion, arts, nature larger than nature, where the sky seems to occupy almost all the space, and roads… endless roads on which we will impregnate ourselves of this altitude desert which was formerly a sea. Pure happiness for the eyes, the taste buds and the heart, which reaches a peace state and vibrates in harmony with the soul.


  • Accompanying guide at destination )speaking French, English and Spanish)
  • Private driver for the group and transportation(except for trolley bus city tours and airport transfers)
  • Accommodation in double occupancy
  • Entrance to the Turquoise museums
  • Trolley city tour
  • Pueblo cultural center
  • Ghost tour
  • Albuquerque historical visit
  • Acoma Sky City, guided tour
  • White sands
  • Turquoise trail excursions
  • Madrid and Cerillos
  • ABQ and Santa Fe Old Town visits
  • Thermal bath in Truth or Consequences (2 to 3 hours)
  • Flamenco show (1)


  • All personal expenses and any optional activities
  • Tips for porter accompanying guide and driver, specialized guides
  • Insurance
  • Beverages and meals
  • Flight

NOTE: Fares, accommodations, dates and routes are subject to change (fuel increase, exchange rate, availability, etc.)

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New Mexico, land of enchantment

Tour accompanied by a certified tour leader from Quebec who speaks French, English, Spanish and Mandarin
15 days / 14 nights

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