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Eat Pray Love Excursion in Northern New Mexico - Heritage Inspirations Immersive Active & Cultural Tours
Posted Mar 5, 2017
Heritage Inspirations offers three-day excursions exploring the beauties of Northern New Mexico with elegant accommodations and dining at El Monte Sagrado.
There are three workshops offered: June 1-3, August 3-5, and September 7-9, 2017.
Day 1 - Northern New Mexico Sancturaries
Visit the historic village of Chimayo, a sacred place. It's church was built in 1813 on a site that is said to have healing properties. After a tasty New Mexican lunch, we travel to Earth Cave Sanctuary to experience the healing sounds filling the space of this dramatic hand-carved cave. Your scenic hike into the cave offers breathtaking views of the arid volcanic landscape among the juniper and piñon trees - a truly meditative and serene experience. Making our way to Taos, we cross the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, the seventh tallest bridge in the US towering 565 feet above the Rio Grande, offering dramatic views and one of New Mexico’s best photography opportunities. Our evening ends with a delightful dinner in the private Wine Room of De La Tierra Restaurant at El Monte Sagrado resort.
Day 2 - The Colors of Taos
Start your morning with a visit to a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Taos Pueblo to immerse yourself into an intimate exploration of this ancient village, guided by the Director of Tourism of Taos Pueblo. Following your tour enjoy a homemade picnic lunch on Taos Pueblo land under a shady portal. Then we visit New Mexico’s most photographed church and a favorite subject for Ansel Adams, San Francisco de Assisi Mission built between 1772 and 1816 supervised by the Franciscans. Boasting buttresses as thick as seven feet thick and two front-facing bell towers. We then journey to the home of Anita Rodriquez, a Taos local artist in her hand-built adobe home to indulge in the art of tamale making. Tonight’s entertainment by the fireside is a special flamenco dance performance by Catalina Fernandez with live flamenco guitar on the portal of Anita’s home!
Day 3 - The Rio Grande Road to Santa Fe
Journey to the edge of the Rio Grande and join our Stand Up Paddle Board guide in Pilar. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, enjoy the meditative paddling up river while listening to the sound of the current and the vibrant birding along the banks. We then travel to Vivac Winery in Dixon to learn of the oldest vines in the country brought here by the Franciscans. We'll tour and wine taste learning about Vivac's 18 year story and the only winery using 100% New Mexico grapes. Pair your wines with a delicious picnic made by the winery. We then travel back to Santa Fe where we began our journey and visit the Loretto Chapel, the infamous Canyon Road saturated by art galleries, the living market under the Palace of the Governors’ portal, and the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi.