THINGS TO DO IN SANTA FE
Southwest Tours from Santa Fe, NM
Our Multi-stop Day Tours of New Mexico from Santa Fe are perfect for experiencing our splendid cultural and scenic wonders without driving, lunch included. Go on a Scenic tour, take part in the culture, learn about the unexpected history of NM, while visiting: movie locations, National Monuments, Ghost Ranch, hot springs, and much, much more!
CURRENT TOURS LEAVING FROM SANTA FE
SEE WHAT WE OFFER
SCENIC & PHOTOGRAPHIC
Each tour is a handpicked Southwest Photography tour and itinerary of sublime beauty if you choose it.
HISTORIC & CULTURAL
Unexpectedly familiar History, your history, mingles with the strange and fantastic in New Mexico.
MOVIE SET & LOCATIONS
Easily more than 100 Hollywood movies have been shot at these locations — discover the reason!
SCHEDULED OR CUSTOM TOURS
SCHEDULED MULTI-STOP TOURS
Historic Santa Fe, New Mexico is perfectly situated for tours of the surrounding cultural and scenic wonders. We’ve carefully selected regional routes composing the highlights of the Southwest.
Looking for what-to-do in Santa Fe? Consider visiting more than one destination in one day without driving. Our guided bus tours are a good way to discover both what is famous and little known in this enchanted region of the United States. Meet delightful couples and independent travelers!
CUSTOM GUIDED TOURS
Group discounts and custom itineraries are available for your next small-group getaway. Share your experience and make memories with a group.
Custom tours for Wedding parties, Business conferences, Family events, or other small groups, provide engaging activities and sightseeing opportunities for everyone to share!
Provide us with your CUSTOM TOUR details!
TourShield is an industry-leading insurance coverage developed by FanShield, LLC, technology company. For a small fee as a percentage of your ticket order, you will be reimbursed for the entire amount paid, aside from the cost of the policy, if you’re unable to attend the tour for a qualified reason. The most impressive aspect of TourShield is the scope of coverage.
Optional Third-Party Coverage Inclusions
- Work travel conflicts
- Family emergencies
- Unexpected illness
- Car accidents
- And other common issues
OLD SANTA FE TOURS
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the most common tour questions
12 people maximum for our tours.
Most of our tours are day tours lasting approximately 8-10 hours, see individual tour for more specific details, as we occasionally offer half-day tours/experiences.
Yes, all tours begin and end near the historic Santa Fe Plaza. The Sheridan Avenue Transit Center is on Sheridan Avenue, just south of Marcy Street (it is located next to Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Annex, just north on Sheridan Avenue). This bus stop is the northern transfer hub for Santa Fe Trails. The Blue and Red Routes serve this stop.
Parking is conveniently available in parking garages or convenient city street parking.
Metered parking spots in downtown Santa Fe cost ＄2 per hour for the first two hours and ＄3 per hour thereafter. Meters are in operation from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, excluding major holidays. For your convenience, all city parking garages accept credit card payments.
All of our tours are held rain or shine except for extreme weather conditions. Before purchasing tickets, we advise to check the weather conditions for your tour date and dress appropriately.
We offer a remarkably flexible third-party tour cancellation insurance which is available separately at checkout. This policy includes various allowances for cancellation including weather.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded or rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed for each tour. Our tours often sell out. No partial credits or rescheduling is allowed for partial attendance, no shows, or late arrivals. It is your responsibility to show up at the right location, on time. The events commence promptly.
We suggest comfortable walking shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather conditions on the day of your tour. We strongly recommend you wear layers, particularly in spring and fall, as you can always take a layer off if you get too hot or add a layer if you get too cold. Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen may be appropriate year-round in the high desert.
We recommend you bring small items such as an ID, credit card and cash (to tip the guide), cell phone, and camera. Please don’t bring large backpacks or luggage.
We do provide osmotically filtered water from an insulated jug on our tours. There are also locations on the tour where you may refill a personal water container in most circumstances, but water is not available at every location.
Please plan to bring water with you in a refillable water bottle, but we will provide some bottled water.
Absolutely! Feel free to take as many pictures as you like, and don’t forget to tag us on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter.
Please keep in mind due to the nature of the locations we visit, all photos are for personal distribution only and are not licensed for commercial use.
Additionally, some locations we visit must not be tagged with the location name or geotagged with coordinates, at the request of the landowners, when posted to the internet. We will let you know which locations must remain private during the tours to protect the integrity of these special sites.
We love pets, but due to the policies of the various tour locations we visit, pets of any kind are not allowed on our tours.
Our tours start near the Santa Fe Plaza, where public restrooms are located nearby.
We do highly recommend using the restroom before the beginning of your tour.
We will have restroom stops built into each tour, but due to the primitive nature of some of the locations, restrooms will not always be immediately available.
For your planning, our prescheduled multi-stop tours occur on the weekend, mostly on Saturdays. Weekday tours or some weekend dates are set aside for custom group tours.
On our booking system, please note individual tours will only show available dates for that specific tour on the accompanying calendar. Please navigate to the tour you desire to book to see the correct dates.
If you have any issues at all, please don’t hesitate to call (505) 216-6011 or ask for a callback or email response by using our contact form. Our response is generally very quick!
HISTORICAL + PARKS & MONUMENTS
OUTLAWS + NATURAL WONDERS + O’KEEFFE
SOVIET SPIES + ROUTE 66 + CHURCHES
HOT SPRINGS + CHILIES + SPANISH GOLD
EASY RIDER + PETROGLYPHS + PUEBLOS
D. H. LAWRENCE + MOVIE RANCH + ETC