Santa Fe Culinary Tour for Women 2017


Santa Fe Culinary Tour for Women 2017



11 months ago


5 Days/4 Nights


May 31 - June 4, 2017


USD 1,550.00 per person


May 30, 2017
Santa Fe Culinary Tour for Women 2017
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HIGHLIGHTS of the Santa Fe Culinary Tour

* Experience a hands-on tamale-making class

* Take a guided walking tour of downtown and learn about Native American history

* Experience a Native American blessing from the Governor of a nearby pueblo

* Be treated to a massage at a local spa

* Tour the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market and Santa Fe Railyard Artisans Market

* Suitable for vegetarians and meat eaters alike

The tour begins on Wednesday afternoon. Participants will make their own way to the hotel in Santa Fe via the Albuquerque or Santa Fe airport or by driving. Airport shuttles are available. A rental car is not necessary.


Rate is on half-twin basis.

Single supplement: $520

* Returning WanderTours participants receive a 5% discount on land costs

Requires a $300 deposit to secure your spot.

Final payment due no later than March 31, 2017.

Price does not include: Transportation to and from Santa Fe, shuttle to/from airport, travel insurance, purchases of personal nature such as souvenirs, laundry and beverages.


Day 1: Walking Tour Of Santa Fe Plaza (Meal: Dinner)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

We will begin this exciting adventure with a 1.5-hour guided walking tour of the historic downtown Santa Fe Plaza, beginning at 3:15 p.m.

With a local expert leading the group, we’ll walk through more than 400 years of history, art and culture. Our personal guide will present an extraordinary introduction to Santa Fe and provide an entertaining, humorous, and accurate portrayal of the “City Different.” We will visit the historic Plaza, the Palace of the Governors and also learn about the St. Francis Cathedral.

After our walking tour, we’ll head back to the hotel for a special Native American blessing by the Governor of a local pueblo. This sacred event will be the perfect start to our time in Santa Fe.

We’ll then have dinner at Vinaigrette, where salads star at this salad bistro. Owned by entrepreneur Erin Wade, Vinaigrette is the first of several restaurants owned by this dynamic woman.

Overnight at Hotel Santa Fe.

*HIGHLIGHT! You’ll not only enjoy a wonderful overview of Santa Fe today but we’ll begin the trip with a beautiful, traditional ceremony that few people get to experience.

Day 2: Tower Gallery And Chimayo (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Chimayo, New Mexico, United States

Today we’ll have breakfast at nearby Sage Bakehouse. Afterward, we’ll head north and go to Tower Gallery in Pojoaque to visit with renowned Santa Clara Pueblo sculptor, Roxanne Swentzell. Though best known for her rounded sculptures of Native American women, Roxanne is also dedicated to preserving the ancient foods of the Native Americans. We’ll watch a brief documentary about how she’s changing the lives of those on her pueblo.

Next we’ll take the beautiful “High Road” to Taos to get to Chimayo, located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. We’ll stop at El Santuario de Chimayo, the most important Catholic pilgrimage site in the Southwest. We’ll then enjoy a delicious lunch at Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante and Hacienda, located in a century-old adobe home and one of New Mexico’s most popular places to dine.

Tonight dinner will be on your own to give you a chance to enjoy any one of the many fantastic restaurants in town.

Overnight at Hotel Santa Fe.

*HIGHLIGHT! Spending time with Roxanne at the gallery will be a real treat today. We’ll have a chance not only to see her sculptures at the gallery, but also to learn about Native American foods and culture—perfect preparation for our Native American-inspired dinner on Saturday night.

Day 3: Tamale Cooking Class (Meals: Brunch)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

We’ll start the day with a three-hour hands-on class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking to learn the intricacies of making tamales. We’ll have a chance to try at least three different types (two meat-based and one sweet or savory). Each highlights a special tamale-making technique. We’ll then make our own and receive some bonus tips from the chef while the tamales cook!

After our meal, we’ll have a chance to wander to the plaza and stop it in a spice shop that features fantastic blends including chili, mole and other powders and rubs.

After lunch, you’ll enjoy a massage or spa treatment (your choice) either at our hotel or at one of the nearby spas. Santa Fe is filled with opportunities for a little pampering and this will be a chance for you to take advantage of some “me” time.

Once again dinner will be on your own to give you a chance to enjoy any one of the many fantastic restaurants in town.

Overnight at Hotel Santa Fe.

*HIGHLIGHT! Tamales are an important part of New Mexican cooking. Today, not only will we get to enjoy a variety of these delicious treats, but each of us will take away detailed instructions and new cooking skills so we can prepare them at home.

Day 4: Santa Fe Farmer’S Market And Chocolate Tasting (Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

This morning, we’ll walk to nearby Santa Fe Farmer’s Market where we’ll sample fresh breads, cheeses and produce with plenty of free time for browsing and shopping as the market is also home to some wonderful artists and craftspeople. It’s also a great place to find spices, food and souvenirs.

If you’ve got room for a treat, we’ll head up to Kakawa Chocolate House, which specializes in an historic chocolate delicacy—drinking chocolate. You’ll get to sample many flavors including chili-infused chocolate. Yum!

The afternoon is free for exploring and shopping.

In the evening, we’ll enjoy a four-course dinner of Native American foods in the home of local chef, food photographer and historian Lois Ellen Frank. Lois will show us around her home and garden, and we’ll learn about more of the flavors that make up the unique and multicultural patchwork of Santa Fe’s culinary scene.

Overnight at Hotel Santa Fe.

*HIGHLIGHT! Tonight expect an excellent meal, but we’ll also learn about the history of pre-contact food in the region and how food has evolved. Lois is a Native foods historian and winner of the James Beard Award for her cookbook, Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations.

Day 5: Departure (Meal: Breakfast)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Though there will be no formal meeting time, breakfast at the hotel is included so that we’ll have a chance to say our goodbyes before departing today. You may also have time to wander the Plaza and do any last-minute shopping. We’re happy to book additional hotel nights for you if you’d like to continue your stay.


  • Hotel accommodation
  • No fewer than 7 meals
  • Guides
  • Tips
  • Transportation to activities listed in itinerary
  • All services, gratuities and local taxes


Please note that participants should be able to walk at least a mile at a reasonable pace (25 minutes).

This trip is limited to 15 women.

Minimum bookings required: 6 people

Itinerary subject to change without prior notice.

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