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Santa Fe: Immersive Art and Landscapes

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Adventure hosted by Rachel At Atlas Obscura

6 days
Light activity level
Includes food, drinks, transport
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Lose yourself in the mysterious desert landscapes that have captivated artists from Georgia O’Keeffe to Judy Chicago. During this immersive experience, we’ll go behind the scenes at artist studios, meditate inside a hand-carved cave, traverse O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch, and expand our psyches in the House of Eternal Return. With insider access provided by our local guide, we’ll explore the flourishing art scene, intriguing cultural heritage, and magical setting that makes the City Different live up to its nickname.

This trip is offered by Atlas Obscura. Once you've reserved your spot, our team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip. Please note that flights to and from Santa Fe are not included in the trip cost.

This trip is limited to 12 travelers.
Lose yourself in the mysterious desert landscapes that have captivated artists from Georgia O’Keeffe to Judy Chicago. During this immersive experience, we’ll go behind the scenes at artist studios, meditate inside a hand-carved cave, traverse O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch, and expand our psyches in the House of Eternal Return. With insider access provided by our local guide, we’ll explore the flourishing art scene, intriguing cultural heritage, and magi…

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What's included

  • Accommodation
    5 nights in a hotel room
  • Food
    5 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 lunches, appetizers, snacks
  • Drinks
    Water, tea, coffee, wine, cocktails, beer
  • Transport
    1 bus ride

Your itinerary

  • Day 1
    Welcome to Santa Fe!
    With margaritas in hand, we’ll get to know our local guide and learn what makes the City Different so, well, different!
  • Day 2
    Canyon Road & the Santa Fe Style
    We'll explore art spaces that illustrate the breadth and depth of Santa Fe’s ever-evolving art scene.
  • Day 3
    The House of Eternal Return
    We’ll step inside the studios of several contemporary artists before heading to Meow Wolf.
  • Day 4
    Northern New Mexico: Magic & Tradition
    After exploring Chimayo, we’ll head to San Ildefonso Pueblo for a pottery demonstration and a traditional feast day meal
  • Day 5
    Ghost Ranch & Ra Paulette Caves
    We'll experience the breathtaking landscape of Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch.
  • Day 6
    Farewell & Departure
    Catch flights home or head to your next destination—or if you'd like, spend a few more days exploring Santa Fe!
From £2,022
/ person
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Meet your host, Rachel At Atlas Obscura

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I'm your Atlas Obscura Program Manager. Since 2016, Atlas Obscura has been offering unusual trips to the world’s most extraordinary places. Our itineraries are developed in close collaboration with the locals and insiders who host them—our global community of explorers, artists, researchers, and experts who grant us access to unique places and amazing experiences.

Elaine Ritchel will be leading your trip. She holds a master's degree in Art History and has worked as a gallery teacher and art museum educator in the US and abroad. She specializes in discussion-based teaching and creates meaningful, art-centered experiences that promote visual literacy and inspire personal awareness. She is the founder of Santa Fe Art Tours, where she reenergizes the museum and gallery-going experience with tours that invite you to look at art in a new way.
I'm your Atlas Obscura Program Manager. Since 2016, Atlas Obscura has been offering unusual trips to the world’s most extraordinary places. Our itineraries are developed in close collaboration with the locals and insiders who host them—our global community of explorers, artists, researchers, and experts who grant us access to unique places and amazing experiences.

Elaine Ritchel will be leading your trip. She holds a master's degree in Art History and has worked as a gallery teacher a…
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In partnership with Atlas Obscura

An Atlas Obscura Adventure
This trip is hosted by Atlas Obscura, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders.


Atlas Obscura’s mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the world we all share. Atlas Obscura chronicles hidden places, incredible histories, scientific marvels, and gastronomical wonders. It also creates and curates unusual trips and experiences across the globe.
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Meals and stays included

Every adventure is fully planned, from activities to accommodation.

Local expertise

Hosts expertly design each trip to immerse you in local culture.

Unparalleled access

Explore places and communities you can't easily access on your own.

Where you'll be

Our journey begins in downtown Santa Fe, at the city's oldest inn. From there, we'll set out to explore contemporary venues such as Meow Wolf, visit O'Keeffe's iconic Ghost Ranch, explore Chimayo and San Ildefonso Pueblo, and more.

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Once you've reserved your spot, Atlas Obscura's Trips team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip.

What to bring

We’re so excited that you’ll be joining us on our adventure to Santa Fe! A few months prior to the trip, we’ll be sending out a packing list, along with additional information and resources to help you prepare.