Unique Santa Fe Tours
Santa Fe's sprawling terrain coupled with its cultural diversity makes taking it all in a little overwhelming. Luckily, with the help of guides, drivers and other professionals who help create some of the area's best specialized tours, you can get a better view of it all from the comfort of your seat while someone else does the driving. Just make sure to have your camera ready and your most comfortable shoes on as you embark on any of these excellent tours in Santa Fe.
Loretto Line Tour Company
makes exploring Santa Fe more like an adventure than a difficult chore. The tour is an excellent way to learn more about the area as well as absorbing some detailed but highly interesting history in the process. You'll dig deep and go "beyond the plaza" to some of the city's most historically and culturally rich locations. Your guides will make seeing and learning about it all even more fun than you could imagine, and by the time your tour is done, you'll possess a level of knowledge about Santa Fe that will make you appreciate the city even more.
Address: 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 - MAP
Phone: (505) 983-3701
Area expert Stephanie Beninato
leads walking tours around central Santa Fe and Canyon Road that offer a scope of its respective general history as well as specialized interests. Some of those interests include the dramatic Jewish-legacy tour or the highly picturesque garden tours. Most of these day trips are $22 per person and well worth checking out for Beninato's expertise as well as the opportunity to enjoy Santa Fe's outdoor beauty.
Phone: (505) 988-8022
Explore Santa Fe your way by customizing a daylong or multi-day trip by contacting Destination 505
. The professionals at Destination 505 can organize all the details of your trip including studio tours and excellent archeological excursions. One of the owners of this enterprise is a Santa Clara Pueblo member, so he has access to areas and locations that other tour guides do not, making it well worth the time to book your tour and see Santa Fe from a truly unmatched perspective.
Address: 1911 5th St #204 Santa Fe, NM 87505 - MAP
Phone: (505) 424-9500
See plenty of the rustic Santa Fe terrain from the comfort of your seat on the Santa Fe Southern Railway Tour
. The tour runs vintage train cars from the old depot on South Guadalupe to Lamy. There is also a day train that runs year-round, and during the summer, the High-Desert Highball does a two-and-a-half hour trip that begins at sunset and features free snacks and a cash bar. It is a truly a unique way to see Santa Fe.
Address: 410 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501- MAP
Phone: (505) 989-8600
Pathways Customized Tours
lets you explore Santa Fe in a variety of ways. Choose from such diverse tour packages as a downtown walking tour, a full city tour, a trip to the cliff dwellings and native pueblos, a "Taos adventure," and even a trip to Georgia O'Keeffe country to see some of the natural beauty that inspired this much-loved artist. Get your camera and make sure you're wearing the most comfortable pair of shoes you have, as you get ready to embark on a tour of Santa Fe that is as unique as you are!
Address: 161-F Calle Ojo Feliz, Santa Fe, NM 87505- MAP
Phone: (505) 982-5382
Everyone has stories, but rarely do they come to life as vividly as they do when you go on Storytellers and the Southwest: A Literary Walking Tour
. Your guide is a former Smithsonian museum docent and local writer Barbara Harrelson, and she leads this unique, 2-hour literary walking tour of downtown that explores the legends, the history, the characters and the authors of this region that have all helped create some of the world's most essential literature. The tour is, in many ways, the story behind the stories.
Address: 822 Camino Zozobra, Santa Fe, NM 87505- MAP
Phone: (505) 989-4561