The Land of Enchantment Tour

Posted by on April 11, 2013 in Art Tours, New Mexico Travel, Road Trips, South West Travel | 0 comments

 

New Mexico and Georgia O’Keeffe

May 3-6

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Discover the world of Georgia O’Keeffe in the Land of Enchantment

Spend five days exploring the life and art of Georgia O’Keeffe beginning in Colorado and touring through Northern New Mexico in the magical lands known as Georgia O’Keeffe country. Learn about the iconic Southwestern artist while exploring the region she called home for much of her adult life. Tour Ghost Ranch with sweeping views Georgia O’Keeffe made famous. Discover why Cerro Pedenral, the magical mountain O’Keeffe called her own, and the white cliffs and red mountains of Northern New Mexico inspired some of her most famous landscapes. Gain further insight to the world of Georgia O’Keeffe attending a book reading from “Weekends with O’Keeffe” in Albuquerque and touring the famous Georgia O’Keeffe museum in Santa Fe.    

Itinerary

Thursday, May 2

Depart Colorado Springs and travel into Southern Colorado through the spectacular San Juan Mountains over La Manga Pass and Cumbres Pass along the Conejos River before dropping down into New Mexico. Explore Chama and Abiquiu in the lands known as Georgia O’Keeffe country. Stop along the way for sightseeing and viewing the landscapes made famous by the artist, followed by a visit to Ghost Ranch, where Georgia O’Keeffe once lived and painted, before arriving in Abiquiu for the night.

 

Friday, May 3

Tour Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio in the hills above Abiquiu before departing on a scenic drive to Albuquerque past Bandelier National Monument and through the Jemez Mountains and the town of Jemez Springs. Spend the night in the pastoral and picturesque North Valley area of Albuquerque at a historic inn and organic farm, where the local and seasonally fresh cuisine is part of the experience, along with the charming farm store featuring products made by the lavender grown on their farm.

 

Saturday, May 4

Breakfast at the inn will be followed by a tour of local artists’ studios in nearby Corrales at the 15th Annual Art Studio Tour featuring 75 artists and studios showcasing works in various mediums. In the afternoon, enjoy the shops in Old Town Albuquerque and attend a book reading from “Weekends with O’Keeffe, by the author and Ghost Ranch librarian, Carol Merrill. From Albuquerque, travel along the scenic and historic Turquoise Trail into Santa Fe to spend the night and explore the “City Different”.

 

Sunday, May 5

In the morning, visit the plaza area and the Georgia O’Keeffe museum with their two special exhibits; “Annie Leibovitz’s Pilgrimage” and “Georgia O’Keeffe and the Faraway: Nature and Image“.  Depart Santa Fe for Taos, taking a scenic drive through the villages of Chimayo and Truchas. Visit the historic Mission Church of Ranchos de Taos made famous by the series of paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe before arriving in Taos to spend the night at a charming Southwestern hacienda style bed and breakfast.

 

Monday, May 6

Explore the museums, shops and galleries in Taos before departing for the return trip to Colorado.

 

Trip Details:

Package price is $850 per person based on double occupancy. Meals at restaurants are not included. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking and is refundable up to one week prior to the trip departure. Balance is due at the end of the trip.

 

For reservations, please contact us at: jan@beyondthehighwaytours.com or 719.201.1807.

 

 

 

 

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