New Mexico Adventures

Exclusive Activities, Tours and Excursions

When you stay at a Heritage Hotel & Resort we want to make sure you have the best and most authentic New Mexico vacation possible. Read on for great vacation activities from walking tours of historic Santa Fe to outdoor adventures.


Heritage Inspirations offers active trips and explorations that are equal parts dynamic, authentic and culturally diverse. These travel sojourns offer guests the chance to experience the culture, traditions and wild places in the Land of Enchantment through all-inclusive itineraries that introduce guests to the native people, colorful cuisine, cultural sites and traditions that insight into the diversity of the landscape and natural wonders for which New Mexico is known.
Iconic Architecture Walking Tour

Heritage Inspirations Historic Architecture & Interiors Walking + Wine Tasting
Offered Thursdays

This tour of Santa Fe's historic eastside neighborhood and the winding residential gallery district of Canyon Road shows off the beauty of three distinctive architectural styles: Pueblo, Spanish Territorial and Northern New Mexico. Guests will learn about the age-old tradition of acequia managed water flow. Learn more.
Chic Shopping With a Fashion Insider

Heritage Inspirations Local Santa Fe Fashionista Chic Shopping + Wine Tasting Tour
Offered Fridays & Saturdays

Achieve a signature look by visiting the trendiest boutiques, vintage shops and traveler’s market hide-a-ways, where casual, chic, vintage and luxury styles can all be found with this Heritage Inspirations tour. Santa Fe’s distinctly casual yet sophisticated atmosphere allows for creative expression, flair, exoticism and colorful individuality. This one-of-a-kind find tour wraps up at the Gruet tasting room at our sister hotel, Hotel St. Francis, for a bubbly finish. Learn more.
Chimayó, New Mexico Colors of Fall
The Magical Heirlooms of Chimayó Tour

Explore the healing dirt of Santuario de Chimayó, taste the heirloom goodness of chile blends and watch artisans weave colorful Southwest textiles with this immersive visit to the historic village of Chimayó. Learn more.
Tent Rocks National Monument Natural Geology

Heritage Inspirations Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks + Wine Tasting Tour
Offered Saturdays

This moderate, 3-mile hike passes through sandstone hoodoos and soft cliff sides eroded by years of weather to form thin cone like spires and slot canyons like stretched taffy. Learn more.
Bandelier National Monument Human History & Captivating Landscapes

Heritage Inspirations Bandelier National Monument Hiking Tour
Offered Saturdays

Explore and enjoy the petroglyphs and spectacular views of Tsankawi, Frijoles Canyon and the ancient civilizations of Tyuonyi village's cliff dwellings during this unforgettable tour of Bandelier National Monument. Learn more.
Hot Air Ballooning In Albuquerque with Rainbow Ryders

Hot Air Ballooning with Rainbow Ryders

New Mexico is known for year-round hot air ballooning and in Albuquerque we've partnered up with the oldest and most experienced professional balloon ride company, Rainbow Ryders, to take your vacation to the next level. Rides embark from Albuquerque, and advanced booking is required.
Book Today with Rainbow Ryders at 505.823.1111 or
Guided Tours

Los Rios River Runners Rafting Adventures

White Water Rafting
Experience New Mexico's wild side with the oldest and most experienced rafting company, Los Rios River Runners. Take a whitewater rafting trip down the Rio Grande or star-filled river camping trip in the majestic Rio Chama canyon wilderness. Half-day, full-day and overnight adventures available visit Los Rios for details.

Native Cultures River Feast & Float
Get an in-depth and personal tour of the sacred Rio Grande with this custom river raft tour from Los Rios River Runners. Float down a tranquil section of the Rio Grande with a river guide and a Native American interpretive guide who will provide an intimate glimpse of New Mexico's Native American cultural history and spirituality. After the float enjoy a traditional Pueblo Feast Day meal including red chile stew, posole, calabacitas, oven bread or fry bread and Indian tea. 

These adventures are seasonally available March through November. See schedule and pricing, and book your trip with Los Rios River Runners directly at 800.544.1181 or
Native American Pottery Artist Demonstration San Ildefonso Pueblo

Artist Home Studio Tours

What better way to learn about the art and history of New Mexico than to go visit an artist in their home studio? With our exclusive partnership with Cultural Treasures, a professional tour company, you can visit a Native American or Hispanic artist in their home and enjoy a traditional New Mexican lunch with them after they do a custom demonstration of their celebrated traditional art.
  • Tours include a visit to a Northern New Mexican Artist home studio and lunch with the artist for $125/person
  • Tours must be booked 7 days in advance on or by calling Robbie O'Neill at 505-231-0855
  • Tours are minimum of 2 people and a maximum of six people
  • Transportation is not provided and the guest will need to arrange their own transportation
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