Taos Highlights Small-Group Driving Tour
Take in some of the most well known sites around Taos, New Mexico in one tour. The Taos Highlights Small-Group Driving Tour is a family friendly, three hour trip that hits many of the city's historical sites. Among the stops is St. Francis de Asis Roman Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos, also known as 'The Most Photographed Church in North America.'
The tour begins with pick up at the Turquoise Tours & Gift Shop, where visitors ride in an air conditioned/heated mini bus. From there, the bus will hit the historic Taos Plaza in the heart of the city, with many buildings dating back to the 1930s. Also on this tour is a stop at the stunning Gorge Bridge, which spans the Rio Grande. Visitors will also experience the Taos Pueblo living and traditional Native American village, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is here where some walking is involved. On average, the walk through the Pueblo village is a half-mile and takes about 35 minutes.
The first permanent settlement in Taos was built by the native peoples sometime around 1000 A.D. Spanish colonization followed in 1615. Modern day Taos was incorporated in 1934, and has a population of 5,700, including a thriving artist community.
The professional tour guide and native Pueblo guide will give visitors on the Taos Highlights Small-Group Driving Tour will provide visitors with interesting tidbits about all the sites on the tour. There is no better way to experience the history and wonder of Taos, New Mexico.
Your tour of Taos's most famous tourist destinations begins at 1pm. Please check in before the start time, at Turquoise Tours & Gifts Shop.
Major tour stops include the Historic Taos Plaza at the heart of Taos, St. Francis de Asis Roman Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos and the 'Most Photographed Church in North America', Taos Pueblo living and traditional Native American village on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the stunning and impressive Gorge Bridge towering over the Rio Grande.
An average of 3-hours should be allotted for this tour which may vary depending upon traffic conditions and destination lengths of stay.
Pickup & Return:
Turquoise Tours & Gift Shop.
Approximately 4pm at the Turquoise Tours & Gift Shop (Taos Plaza).
Departure Times: 1pm
- Entrance fees to Taos Pueblo ($16pp)
- Professional guide and Taos Pueblo Native tour guide
- Small-group tour
- Transport by air-conditioned/heated Casper the van
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A small amount of walking is involved to enter the various sites, if you choose to walk. There is a walking tour of the Taos Pueblo less than 1/2 mile in total and duration of approximately 35 minutes
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- A maximum of 11 people per tour is allowed