Southwest Native Trails (Santa Fe)

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This immersive Native American Cultural Heritage tour dives deep into the captivating culture and traditions of the Southwest. From Chaco Canyon’s Pueblo structures to Hovenweep National Monument’s villages through local historians, you’ll embrace history of the Ancestral Puebloans and thriving Native American cultures.
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    This immersive Native American Cultural Heritage tour dives deep into the captivating culture and traditions of the Southwest. From Chaco Canyon’s Pueblo structures to Hovenweep National Monument’s villages through local historians, you’ll embrace history of the Ancestral Puebloans and thriving Native American cultures.


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityAlbuquerque
End CitySanta Fe (NM)

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Small Ship Cruise


  • North America
  • United States


  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

Trip includes

    • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • All transport and transfers shown
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Optional Experiences and free time


Travel Map

Day 1: Arrive in Albuquerque

Start your cultural encounter with New Mexico in its warm heart - Albuquerque. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception.

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

Welcome Reception

Day 2: Uncover the History of Acoma Pueblo

Trace centuries-old stories etched in stone by Ancestral Puebloan peoples and early Spanish settlers at the Petroglyph National Monument. Marvel at the designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks 400 to 700 years ago, a valuable record of cultural expression and of...

Day 3: Explore Chaco Canyon Stays With Stories Make Travel Matter

You’ll love this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®  Experience along your Southwest Journey as you visit the Chaco Canyon inside Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Head on a field trip with your Local Specialist to Pueblo Bonito, an important “Great House” in modern day cultur...

Day 4: Delve Into the Legacy of the Navajo Make Travel Matter

This morning, stop at Window Rock, the capital of the Navajo Nation, where you'll see the Window Rock geologic formation and the World War II Navajo Code Talkers' Memorial and learn how Navajos helped the United States win WWII. Take a step back in time and visit the ...

Day 5: Marvel at Canyon de Chelly National Monument Make Travel Matter

See an ancient community built into a sandstone cliff as you peer over the edge of the White House Overlook to see the mastery of Ancient Puebloan construction. Watch nature defy gravity when you encounter Spider Rock and hear the legend of the mythical Spider Woman w...

Day 6: Time Hop to Prehistoric Settlements in the Southwest Stays With Stories Make Travel Matter

Head to Hovenweep National Monument, an intriguing prehistoric settlement. As you travel through the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, stop at Southwest Colorado's leading archeological museum at the Canyon of the Ancients Visitor Center for a MAKE TRAVEL MAT...

Day 7: Dive into Durango

Spend your day at leisure exploring the historic town of Durango. Choose to go farther afield taking an optional scenic drive on Colorado’s Million Dollar Highway (U.S. Route 550), from the town of Ouray, known as the Switzerland of America, to the historic mining tow...

Day 8: Discover Taos Pueblo Dive Into Culture Connect with Locals

Make your way through the mountains and into New Mexico, arriving at the Rio Grande Gorge, a geological feature where the watercourse of the Rio Grande follows a tectonic chasm. Cross the Taos Landmark Site of the Rio Grande Bridge, a steel arch bridge that stands rou...

Day 9: Uncover the High Road from Taos to Santa Fe

Start the day taking the High Road from Taos to Santa Fe and visit Trujillo's weaving shop. Dive Into Culture learning first-hand how these eighth-generation weavers use one of a kind handwoven techniques. Visit Nambe Village, an active indigenous community at the bas...

Day 10: Savor the Culture of Santa Fe Make Travel Matter

This morning we head to Allan Houser Sculpture Garden, where you will meet with the museum’s director. Explore the 50-acre open air museum dedicated to preserving the artist's work. This afternoon you’ll love the eye-opening MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience where you'll...

Day 11: Depart Santa Fe

Say a fond farewell to Santa Fe and make your way to the Santa Fe Airport at your leisure.


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Last Updated: 2/23/2024
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At Trafalgar, we passionately believe in the power of travel to broaden the mind and build bridges between people. By sharing with you the hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks, the local people you wouldn’t otherwise meet, and the traditions you may not have experienced by yourself, we ensure that you get the ‘insider’ view, an authentic and enhanced experience you simply could not have had on your own.

It is this dedication to taking our guests beyond the obvious sights that has helped us grow over the past 65 years into one of the most trusted and successful international guided vacation/holiday companies in the world. From Europe to the United States, South America to South Africa, and with the recent addition of Asia, we pride ourselves on uncovering the hidden gems, cultural highlights and not-to-be-missed attractions of the places you visit. We’ll help you delve deep into the heart of each city and capture the true essence of each new destination.

We are committed to establishing lasting relationships with our guests by exceeding their expectations the first time and every time, through consistently outstanding quality of service, experience and value.

We're proud to be the most globally awarded guided travel company. Every year, we win some of the most prestigious travel accolades around the world – from the Travel Globes to the Agents' Choice Awards. We've collected 46 major travel awards over the last five years alone, as well as the Gold Trusted Merchant Award from independent reviews provider Feefo.


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As the world’s most awarded and loved travel company, Trafalgar unlocks the best of the world for every traveller. From the iconic sites to breaking bread with locals at private Be My Guest experiences, guests can be assured of a dream holiday without the stress of 'what ifs'. Committed to Make Travel Matter, Trafalgar aims to make a positive impact on locals, communities and wildlife visited, and the planet we call home. With tried and tested tours, created by local travel experts in destination and enjoyed by more than 5million happy guests, Trafalgar’s proud to be recognised by its Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award.

Trafalgar is part of the family-owned and run The Travel Corporation (TTC), driven by service for over one hundred years.


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  • 10 Breakfast (B)
  • 2 Lunch (L)
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
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