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Taos Arts & Culture

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this three-day, two-night trip to Taos, New Mexico, immersing yourself in the culture of creativity and cooperation that transformed this tiny colony into an international center for the arts.

Taos Arts & Culture

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this three-day, two-night trip to Taos, New Mexico, immersing yourself in the culture of creativity and cooperation that transformed this tiny colony into an international center for the arts.

Taos Arts & Culture

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this three-day, two-night trip to Taos, New Mexico, immersing yourself in the culture of creativity and cooperation that transformed this tiny colony into an international center for the arts.

Taos Arts & Culture

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this three-day, two-night trip to Taos, New Mexico, immersing yourself in the culture of creativity and cooperation that transformed this tiny colony into an international center for the arts.

Taos Arts & Culture

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this three-day, two-night trip to Taos, New Mexico, immersing yourself in the culture of creativity and cooperation that transformed this tiny colony into an international center for the arts.

Taos Arts & Culture

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this three-day, two-night trip to Taos, New Mexico, immersing yourself in the culture of creativity and cooperation that transformed this tiny colony into an international center for the arts.

Taos Arts & Culture

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this three-day, two-night trip to Taos, New Mexico, immersing yourself in the culture of creativity and cooperation that transformed this tiny colony into an international center for the arts.

Taos Arts & Culture

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this three-day, two-night trip to Taos, New Mexico, immersing yourself in the culture of creativity and cooperation that transformed this tiny colony into an international center for the arts.

Taos Arts & Culture

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this three-day, two-night trip to Taos, New Mexico, immersing yourself in the culture of creativity and cooperation that transformed this tiny colony into an international center for the arts.

Taos Arts & Culture

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this three-day, two-night trip to Taos, New Mexico, immersing yourself in the culture of creativity and cooperation that transformed this tiny colony into an international center for the arts.

Taos Arts & Culture

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this three-day, two-night trip to Taos, New Mexico, immersing yourself in the culture of creativity and cooperation that transformed this tiny colony into an international center for the arts.

Taos Arts & Culture

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this three-day, two-night trip to Taos, New Mexico, immersing yourself in the culture of creativity and cooperation that transformed this tiny colony into an international center for the arts.

Taos Arts & Culture

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this three-day, two-night trip to Taos, New Mexico, immersing yourself in the culture of creativity and cooperation that transformed this tiny colony into an international center for the arts.

Taos Arts & Culture

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this three-day, two-night trip to Taos, New Mexico, immersing yourself in the culture of creativity and cooperation that transformed this tiny colony into an international center for the arts.

Taos Arts & Culture

Taos, New Mexico

Arts & Culture

Experience the soul of the Southwest on this three-day, two-night trip to Taos, New Mexico, immersing yourself in the culture of creativity and cooperation that transformed this tiny colony into an international center for the arts.

EXPERIENCE DETAILS

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in this world-renowned art colony
  • Meet with artists in their homes and studios
  • Visit the studio of Ernest Blumenschein, one of the Taos Six
  • Visit Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Hike the canyons of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
  • Stay in the heart of town at the El Monte Sagrado
“The month was September, and the fertile valley a beautiful sight, and inspiration for those who ply the brush for happiness.”

These thoughts of Ernest L. Blumenschein upon first seeing Taos, New Mexico were thanks to a wagon accident that stranded him and his friend Bert Philips in the tiny village in 1898. After three days waiting on a repaired wagon wheel, they abandoned their original travel plans, set up a studio and began to paint —- eventually forming the Taos Society of Artists and defining Taos as an art colony.

Today, the highly-unique, vibrantly-colored and environmentally-inspired work of the Taos Six lives on through the artists still working in the valley that Blumenschein, Phillips, John Henry Sharp and others were enamored by more than 100 years ago. Now home to a world-class ski resort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a delicious organic dining scene, all set in the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Taos will draw you in with its small town charm and big cultural personality. 

Meet with artists in their homes and studios during your three-day, two-night immersion in this world-renowned art colony, including visiting Blumenschein’s original gallery, now the studio of local painter Rich Nichols. Learn about how Taos’ rich southwestern heritage influenced its art with a curated tour at the Milicent Rogers Museum, and discover the artistic process at the home of jeweler Claire Hayes, getting a glimpse into the lives both past and present of the remarkable women who are the true legends of the town.

You’ll also explore the landscape and history that has served as inspiration for thousands of artists, trekking directly into the heart of the steep canyons at the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and touring through neighborhoods of multi-story adobe buildings that have been continuously inhabited for over a thousand years at Taos Pueblo. 

Staying in the heart of Taos at the El Monte Sagrado, where the well-appointed rooms are complete with private balconies featuring garden views, you’ll find yourself absorbed into the peace and beauty the community has maintained throughout the centuries.

ITINERARY

Day One
  • Picked up from home via black car
  • Depart Denver via private aircraft
  • Arrive to Taos Regional Airport and transportation to a hike will be waiting
  • Go for a moderate 2.4 mile guided hike in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument Park
  • Transfer to a local winery for lunch and a tasting
  • Discover art from New Mexico on a curated tour of the Millicent Rogers Museum
  • Check in to the El Monte Sagrado Hotel
  • Locally sourced dinner in town
Meals:Lunch, Dinner
Day Two
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Embark on a privately guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Taos Pueblo
  • Traditional lunch at a local’s house and learn how to make bread in a horno oven
  • Start off your walking art tour of Taos at the Couse-Sharp Historical Site and finish off sipping a chocolate elixir
  • Explore the town plaza and enjoy and charming dinner a short walk away
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Three
  • Enjoy breakfast before checking out
  • Begin a guided tour of Taos local artists with stops at a bee farm, pottery workshop, and jeweler
  • All organic lunch
  • Depart Taos via private aircraft
  • Transported home via black car

Accommodations, activities, and restaurants are subject to change in the travel industry. Any necessary modifications will be updated here and Manifest will ensure the modifications are in keeping with the original intention and quality of the outlined trip.
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch

WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Black car service between your home and a private terminal at Centennial Airport
    • Round-trip flights on private aircraft to/from Taos
    • All transportation in New Mexico as per the itinerary
    • Two nights at the El Monte Sagrado Hotel
    • All meals, activities, fees, and gratuities as per the itinerary

ACCOMMODATIONS

    • El Monte Sagrado Hotel
    • Taos Mountain King room with a private balcony overlooking to gardens and Southwestern flair 
    • Luxurious accommodations in the heart of Taos which include a spa and a restaurant offering indoor and outdoor seating

WHAT TO BRING

    • 2 Sets of active outfits for daily activities
    • 2 Sets of casual outfits for dinners
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Casual dinner shoes
    • Hat
    • Personal toiletries
    • Sunglasses
    • Water bottle
    • Camera

FAQ

What is the hike like?
The hike takes place on a 2.4 mile out and back dirt trail, with minor elevation changes, in the Rio Grande Gorge.  Along the hike there’s a good chance you will spot some bighorn sheep and at the end of the trail you will get a spectacular view of the Rio Grande River.

What if I purchase art on this trip, can I take it home with me?
If the items fit in your suitcase, then it’s no problem transporting on the plane.  However, if the items are too large, then it will have to be shipped back.  Please contact your Manifest Representative and they can arrange shipping for you.

Does this trip require me to be on my feet for long periods of time?
Each activity will last anywhere from one to three hours.  While most of the activities require guests to be on their feet and walking, each will be separated by a short car ride or designated downtime in the rooms.  Please let your Manifest Representative know if you are concerned, and we can find a solution which works for you.

Starting at dollar 6,380 pp Subject to availability

double occupancy (members only trip)

Flexible Dates

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