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Experience the Soul of the Southwest in Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this four-day, three-night trip to Taos, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in the history and creative culture that transformed this once tiny art colony into an exceptional vacation destination.

Experience the Soul of the Southwest in Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this four-day, three-night trip to Taos, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in the history and creative culture that transformed this once tiny art colony into an exceptional vacation destination.

Experience the Soul of the Southwest in Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this four-day, three-night trip to Taos, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in the history and creative culture that transformed this once tiny art colony into an exceptional vacation destination.

Experience the Soul of the Southwest in Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this four-day, three-night trip to Taos, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in the history and creative culture that transformed this once tiny art colony into an exceptional vacation destination.

Experience the Soul of the Southwest in Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this four-day, three-night trip to Taos, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in the history and creative culture that transformed this once tiny art colony into an exceptional vacation destination.

Experience the Soul of the Southwest in Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this four-day, three-night trip to Taos, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in the history and creative culture that transformed this once tiny art colony into an exceptional vacation destination.

Experience the Soul of the Southwest in Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this four-day, three-night trip to Taos, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in the history and creative culture that transformed this once tiny art colony into an exceptional vacation destination.

Experience the Soul of the Southwest in Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this four-day, three-night trip to Taos, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in the history and creative culture that transformed this once tiny art colony into an exceptional vacation destination.

Experience the Soul of the Southwest in Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this four-day, three-night trip to Taos, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in the history and creative culture that transformed this once tiny art colony into an exceptional vacation destination.

Experience the Soul of the Southwest in Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this four-day, three-night trip to Taos, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in the history and creative culture that transformed this once tiny art colony into an exceptional vacation destination.

Experience the Soul of the Southwest in Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this four-day, three-night trip to Taos, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in the history and creative culture that transformed this once tiny art colony into an exceptional vacation destination.

Experience the Soul of the Southwest in Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this four-day, three-night trip to Taos, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in the history and creative culture that transformed this once tiny art colony into an exceptional vacation destination.

EXPERIENCE DETAILS

Highlights

  • 4 days / 3 nights in Taos, NM
  • Deluxe accommodations at the El Monte Sagrado
  • Private transportation to and from the airport
  • An artisan walking tour + chocolate tasting
  • $100 food and beverage credit to use at the hotel’s restaurants 
“The month was September, and the fertile valley a beautiful sight, and inspiration for those who ply the brush for happiness.”

These were the thoughts of American painter, Ernest L. Blumenschein upon first seeing Taos in 1898. After falling in love with the culture of the Taos Pueblo and the raw, natural landscape of the area, he and five other artists eventually established the Taos Society of Artists, infusing the area with creative energy and defining this part of New Mexico as a thriving art colony. Over the years, more artists have come to settle in Taos, and today the town has grown to include more than 80 galleries and three museums, each celebrating the rich creativity of this region.

Set in the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico, Taos will draw you in with its small-town charm and big personality. In addition to its fame as an eclectic arts community, it’s also home to a world-class ski resort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a delicious organic dining scene. 

During your trip you’ll stay at the beautiful El Monte Sagrado hotel, a small luxury resort just blocks from Taos’ historic plaza, surrounded by waterfalls, ponds, and towering cottonwood trees. The accommodations here range from spacious rooms and suites to historic casitas, each with authentic Southwestern décor, private patios and balconies, and lovely views of the surrounding landscape.

Guests have access to the hotel’s architecturally stunning De La Tierra Restaurant, which serves cutting edge regional and seasonal dishes indoors and in a garden courtyard. There’s also an onsite lounge, The Anaconda Bar, featuring custom craft cocktails, a light dining menu, and live music. As part of your trip, you’ll have a $100 food and drink credit that you can use at either of the restaurants.

Once you’re settled in, we’ve arranged for you to take the popular Taos Artisan Walking Tour. The guided tour departs from the hotel and takes you through the heart of downtown Taos where you’ll immerse yourself in the area’s rich history and explore hidden gems of the local art scene. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with artists in their homes and studios, stop by Blumenschein’s original gallery—now the studio of local painter Rich Nichols—and tour the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, the home of the original Taos Society of Artists founders. The tour ends at Chokola Bean to Bar, where you’ll enjoy a tasting of organic, small-batch, crafted chocolates before walking back to the hotel. It’s a wonderful way to get an up-close-and-personal look at this dynamic community.

After visiting local studios and galleries, you may want to get out and explore firsthand the extraordinary landscape that has inspired so many works of art over the years. For this, you can hike the winding trails within the 200,000-acre Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, go rafting, kayaking, or fishing on the Rio Grande, or tour the historic multi-storied adobe buildings at Taos Pueblo—the only U.S. World Heritage Site cited for the significance of its traditional Native American living culture. There’s a lot to see and do in Taos and a wonderful mix of mountain, high desert, and forest terrain that’s perfect for half-day excursions.

You can also spend a day at the renowned Taos Ski Valley—just 20 miles from your hotel—mountain biking in the warmer months and skiing and snowboarding in winter. This world-famous resort offers a variety of trails, ski lessons for all ages, seasonal activities, and cozy slopeside restaurants, with day passes available for guests who aren’t staying onsite.

To relax and recharge, spend a little quiet time in the peaceful waterfall gardens at the hotel, check out the many hot springs in and around Taos, or book a healing massage at The Living Spa, El Monte Sagrado’s award-winning onsite wellness center.

This short getaway to Taos will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed, inspired by the creative energy of Taos and the magnificent landscapes of northern New Mexico.

ITINERARY

Discover Taos
To make your trip even more special, we’ve arranged for you to take the popular Taos Artisan Walking Tour. This guided tour departs from the hotel and takes you through the heart of downtown Taos where you’ll immerse yourself in the area’s rich history and explore hidden gems of the local art scene. Contact the Manifest Travel Team to arrange the date and time that best fits your schedule. 

You’ll also have a $100 food and drink credit you can use at either of the restaurants located within the El Monte Sagrado hotel.

There’s so much to do in this mecca for artisans. Be sure to check out these suggested activities that we can help arrange or you can schedule on your own:

  • Visit the Blumenschein Home & Museum to learn more about the famed artist
  • Learn about the history and culture of the Southwest at the Millicent Rogers Museum
  • Explore the many art museums and galleries in the area
  • Sign up for a Horno Bread Baking class at Taos Pueblo
  • Take the 3-mile O’Keeffe Hiking Tour from Taos to Ghost Ranch
  • Visit the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument
  • Kayak or raft the waters of the Rio Grande River
  • Enjoy a half-day fly-fishing excursion
  • Snowshoe across a designated section of Carson National Forest (December-March)
  • Head up to Taos Ski Valley for a day of skiing, ice skating, and slopeside dining (December-April)

WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Private car service from your home to the airport
    • Transportation to your hotel from the airport
    • Deluxe accommodations at the El Monte Sagrado hotel
    • An artisan walking tour + chocolate tasting
    • $100 food and beverage credit to use at the resort restaurants
    • Transportation to the airport upon departure
    • Private car service from the airport back to your home

ACCOMMODATIONS

    Deluxe accommodations at El Monte Sagrado, a luxury hotel situated in the mountains of northern New Mexico, just a few blocks away from Taos’ historic plaza.

    Manifest Payment Terms: 
    • 20% due upon upon booking
    • 80% due 60 days from trip start date
    • 100% due if booked inside 60 days from trip start date

    Manifest Cancellation Terms: 
    • 36 or more days from trip start date - 100% refund
    • 16-35 days from trip start date - 100% refund less $150 per person administration fee or a 100% refund in Manifest travel credits (must be used within one calendar year of cancellation date)
    • 0-15 days from trip start date - 100% non-refundable and no Manifest credits given

Starting From dollar 1,736 pp Subject to availability

double occupancy (members only trip)

Flexible Dates

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