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Santa Fe Art & Design

ACCESS

Some of the region's most exclusive and inspiring art, including private collections not readily seen by the public

EXPERIENCE

Weaver communities and adobe casitas, the Rio Grande Gorge, Santa Fe's top kitchens

IMMERSE

Yourself in the Southwest: warm colors and vast skies, vibrant flavors, centuries of indigenous culture and history

Why Santa Fe

It’s no wonder why photographers, painters and sculptors—from Georgia O’Keeffe to Ansel Adams—have been drawn here for decades. Santa Fe is endless inspiration. It’s another world—an artist’s world. The city’s influential meld of culture, from Native American to Mexican to Spanish, defines Santa Fe as a beacon of culture, tradition and, perhaps most of all, art. 

Moments That Matter

Santa Fe is an icon of artistic influence unlike any other place in the U.S. Get exclusive access to outstanding private collections, and explore the art scene in and around the city. Meet local and indigenous artists, and venture outside the city to experience the deep-rooted culture and mesmerizing beauty of the landscapes.

Your Private Experience

Who It’s For

Our Santa Fe is for lovers of food, culture and, of course, art. Great for a long weekend getaway or a week-long deep adventure across New Mexico.

When to Travel

September through November is our favorite time to visit. Note that Albuquerque’s annual Hot Air Balloon Fiesta draws significant numbers in October and reservations can get challenging.

Make It Yours

Go deeper in indigenous craft and culture, more art, more fine dining, or a mix of everything. Our Santa Fe can be crafted to suit your interests.

Itinerary Highlights

While the focus here is art, there are many opportunities to delve deeper into history and indigenous culture. Here are our recommendations:

Day 1

Welcome to the Southwest! Flights arrive into the airport in Albuquerque; spend a day or two here, or transfer directly to Santa Fe. You’ll celebrate the region’s mix of Spanish and Mexican influence at tonight’s dinner, Coyote Café, a restaurant lauded locally and nationally for its pioneering use of regional ingredients. It’s the truest welcome to the Southwest.

  • Private transfer from Albuquerque to Santa Fe
  • Dinner at Coyote Café

Day 2

Today, immerse yourself in Santa Fe’s unparalleled art scene. From a private tour through the renowned SITE museum, to a meet-and-greet with an indigenous artist at Pojoaque Pueblo, you’ll get an understanding of how Santa Fe’s artist eye was formed. After a sopaipilla lunch, it’s off to a private home collection—William Miller’s, one of the finest in the region of Native American art.

  • Private SITE museum visit
  • Visit with local artists at Pojoaque Pueblo
  • Private home collection of William Miller

Day 3

Explore beyond Santa Fe today with a first stop at Taos Pueblo, where a local tribe member will lead you through a thousand years of indigenous history and art. After a photo op at the Rio Grande Gorge, head over to Chimayo to meet a community of Native American weavers and see their vibrant works. Dinner’s back in Santa Fe at one of our local favorites.

  • Private tour of Taos Pueblo
  • Stop at Rio Grande Gorge and its High Bridge
  • Visit Chimayo weavers village

Day 4

End your Santa Fe excursion on an artistic high note: a private tour of the 8,000-square-foot home of the Klein family. This isn’t just a house with an art collection—it’s a house built for an art collection. It’s also the perfect, artful end to your time in New Mexico. We’ll transfer you back to Albuquerque or wherever the next part of your journey takes you.

  • Private tour of Klein family collection
  • Private transfer to Albuquerque airport

Where We Sleep

Stunning landscape, tranquil retreat, woven history and inspired artistry: Our accommodations reflect Santa Fe's heart and soul

Santa Fe

The rich heritage of New Mexico meets modern comforts on this beautiful six-acre property, mere blocks from Santa Fe's historic town plaza. It's equal parts luxury and authenticity, fitting right into the city’s trademark pueblo adobe-style architecture. Rooms are beautifully appointed with touches of Native American, Mexican and Spanish inspiration.

People Love MO/AD Private Departures

I am truly a tough critic but you planned an exceptionally fun adventure—no constructive criticism necessary.
Avis C.
I look forward to another trip with MO/AD. You make everything more elevated, and interesting.
Patricia H.
Every person involved with leading and guiding was top notch—friendly, knowledgeable, fun, kind—it doesn’t get better.
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FAQs

  1. How many people is this itinerary suitable for?

    Our private itineraries are ideal for groups of four or more—you and friends, families, and multi-generational groups. For groups of six or more, an optional Modern Adventure local guide can be arranged.

  2. Can you curate an itinerary for a larger group?

    Yes, we can help you craft an unforgettable milestone celebration, for groups as large as 40 or more.

  3. What makes a MO/AD experience different?

    Our level of curation and care. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end, with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We also support you each step of the way, with comprehensive trip materials and itineraries, detailed day-by-day options, insider destination info, gear recommendations, and 24/7 dedicated support.

  4. How far in advance should I plan my trip?

    Preferably three to six months in advance. We stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible.

  5. What is typically included?

    We curate your Modern Adventure to ensure the experiences are authentic and immersive, and included in your trip price. This includes all accommodations, local transport and airport transfers, private travel for all day trips and excursions, private tours with local guides and cultural experts, exclusive VIP access and activities, all breakfasts and some lunches and dinners.

  6. How much will it cost?

    Private Modern Adventures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by time of year, number of people in your group, types of activities you prefer including private local guides and private transfers.

  7. What's not included?

    MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, transportation to your trip’s starting point, hotel incidentals (including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs), and any activities or meals not included in your confirmed MO/AD itinerary.

  8. What deposits are required?

    After learning more about you, your interests and preferred style of travel, as well as your preferred travel dates, we will present you with a detailed itinerary including activities, internal flights, transport and accommodations. In order to check and confirm availability for your group, there is a $750 non-refundable deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost.

    Your trip is guaranteed—and your dates secured—with a 25% non-refundable deposit. Many of our local partners, including our hotel and resort partners, require advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip is due 30 days prior to travel.