Exploring the Magic of Northern New Mexico: Scenery, Pueblos and Churches

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  • 8 hr

Our tour will take us north on the Camino Real, a road that connected Mexico's ancient cultures with the equally ancient cultures of the American Southwest. This Camino trail is a backdrop for countless Hollywood movies. The first stop will be at the Poeh Cultural Center in the native pueblo of Pojoaque, which translates to "water gathering place". We will visit the museum and see the hundreds of ancient pots returned to this pueblo from museums. Next we see the Nambe Pueblo and follow the trail of pilgrims to the village of Chimayo at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains Each year, more than 300,000 people of every culture visit the Santuario Shrine in hopes of miracle cures. The chapel for the Santo Niño de Atocha is on the grounds, receiving prayers for children. The famous New Mexico Red Chile served at the Rancho de Chimayó restaurant is where we will enjoy lunch. Returning to Santa Fe or Albuquerque, we see the Santa Fe Opera and it's amazing architecture.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Poeh Cultural Center

Native American artifacts, museum exhibits and history

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Nambe Pueblo

Passing through the valley of ancient Pueblos and farms, back ground to countless movies through the decades

Stop At: Chimayo

Ancient Church complex, home to the place of miracles, stunning scenery, the Ortega house of weaving.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

Lunch at Rancho de Chimayo, my favorite restaurant in the area. Rancho de Chimayó was honored as one of New Mexico's Culinary Treasures in March 2014. This fantastic restaurant is a favorite of locals and tourists alike.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Santa Fe Opera House

There have been three theatres on the present site of The Santa Fe Opera's approximately (now) 150 acres of land. Each has been located on the same site on a mesa, with the audience facing West toward an ever-changing horizon of sunsets and thunderstorms, frequently visible throughout many productions when no backdrops are used. Over the years, because of the first and second theatres' exposure to weather, rains covered audiences and orchestra members (and threatened the latter's instruments), requiring occasional cancellations, postponements, or extended intermissions.

Stop At: Ortega's Weaving Shop

Unique southwestern designs available in vests and blankets from the Ortega family of weavers

Duration: 30 minutes
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