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Taos Highlights Small-group Driving Tour

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Taos, United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Many Taos treasures are located outside of town, but you can easily see them all in one afternoon on this small-group tour. Starting from the historic Taos Plaza, visit the famously photographic St. Francis de Asis church, peer over the Rio Grande Gorge, and observe Native American traditions at the UNESCO-listed Taos Pueblo. A dedicated guide handles all the driving so you can soak up New Mexico history and high desert views the whole time.
  • Experience the best of Taos without renting a car
  • Learn the history behind the adobe buildings of Taos Plaza
  • Get desert and canyon views at the mouth of the Rio Grande Gorge
  • Visit a real Native American pueblo with a guide
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Transportation with air conditioning/heat
Professional Guide
Admission to Taos Pueblo (or Martinez Hacienda if Pueblo is closed for a ceremony)
Gratuities (not necessary but nice!)
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Taos, NM 87571, USA

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A short amount of walking is involved to enter the various sites. There is a walking tour of Taos Pueblo less than 1/2 mile in distance and a duration of approximately 30 minutes.
  • This is a small-group driving tour (no more than 10 people) that includes transportation in an air-conditioned Van.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Turquoise Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Taos Highlights Small-group Driving Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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, Oct 2019
Our driver was, Steve and he was excellent. Very knowledgeable, he also threw in humor and made the tour very enjoyable. We also met another tour guide and he was helpful also. The tour was just the right length of time. Steve gave us an excellent recommendation for dinner and other suggestions of things to see and do on our own.
Anita is the best. She more than made up for a very rainy day
Marilyn V
, Oct 2019
Anita was prompt, extremely knowledgeable about the area and its history. Our tour of the Pueblo was cut short due to the rain but she filled us in. In addition she was very attentive and caring of the individual needs of the group. A favorite stop was the Earthship 'off the grid' housing development .
You will not e sorry
, Jun 2019
The private Taos tour was worth every penny. We were able to get a first hand look at a number of differing places of interest in Taos. The Taos Pueblo was by far our favorite and we spent a considerable amount of time there. But we saw lots of other interesting spots and learned a lot about them. We returned later in our trip to spend a longer period of time at many of them. This tour is a great starting point for learning about all that Taos has to offer.
Well Worth it!
, Sep 2018
Four friends went on this tour with "Steve." Another lady was with us in the van. Steve was prepared, experienced and knowledgeable. Loved going to the Taos Pueblo. His advice about one of the craftsman at the pueblo was helpful to me. Bought the cuff bracelet at a reasonable price that I wanted for my trip memory. We had lots of questions which he could answer. That area of the country is very fascinating for an east coaster.
, Jun 2018
Excellent our guide was truly professional and friendly. She was exceptional and very entertaining.. She is a credit to her company and a really educated tour guide.
My husband and I were the only two...
Robert W
, Oct 2017
My husband and I were the only two people on this Small Group Driving Tour!!! Therefore we were able to dictate the pace of the tour. We weren't interested in shopping time, so our guide moved along so as to not waste our time. He even took us to a place that was not on the tour that he thought we might be interested in seeing. He was very knowledgeable of the whole area. He even gave us some winery recommendations. I would definitely recommend this tour if you only have half of day to spend in Taos.
Guild Mark was very personal and...
Karen S
, Aug 2017
Guild Mark was very personal and would recommend that you ask for him as he really understood and knew the history of Taos. Seeing Rio Grand Gorge was the highlight of the tour.
We really enjoyed this tour. We had...
Susan S
, Aug 2017
We really enjoyed this tour. We had considered taking the High Road to Taos tour, but as it was 190 per person, we decided against that one, but in the process found this tour. It was much more reasonably priced, and we felt it was very informative. Our guide was absolutely chock-full of excellent information. He really knew his history of the area and all the different people who had settled there over the centuries. We particularly enjoyed the Taos Pueblo as well as the architectural background with regard to adobe buildings.
Ended up being a personal tour with...
Gary R
, Aug 2017
Ended up being a personal tour with just my husband and me. Lisa tour guide was knowledgeable and had terrific stories. Had a real downpour on the way to the Gorge, but we just pulled over and waited it out! Got to the Gorge with great views and no rain. Super tour. Highly recommend.
Tour was amazing. Our guide, Steve...
Mary H
, Aug 2017
Tour was amazing. Our guide, Steve, had so much information. The tour of the Taos Puebla was the best. Our tyoung tour guide who lived there was so informative.

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