Taos Highlights Small-Group Driving Tour

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Why We Love This

  • Family friendly
  • Save on admission to selected attractions
  • Led by a local guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour by minibus

Turquoise Tours

Your tour of Taos's most famous tourist destinations begins at 1:00pm at the Taos Plaza Gazebo. The Gazebo is the largest structure on the Plaza.

What You'll Do

Major tour stops include the Historic Taos Plaza at the heart of Taos, St. Francis de Asis Roman Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos and the 'Most Photographed Church in North America", Taos Pueblo living and traditional Native American village on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the stunning and impressive Gorge Bridge towering over the Rio Grande. And the Taos Plaza, where the tour starts and ends.

An average of 3-hours should be allotted for this tour which may vary depending upon traffic conditions and destination lengths of stay.

Cancellations & Refunds

Can be canceled up to 48hrs in advance

Departure Point

Taos Plaza (Gazebo)

Departure Time



3 hours

Return Details

Approximately 4:00pm at original departure point

Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A small amount of walking is involved to enter the various sites, if you choose to walk. There is a walking tour of the Taos Pueblo less than 1/2 mile in total and duration of approximately 35 minutes
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required


Entrance fees to Taos Pueblo
Professional guide and Taos Pueblo Native tour guide
Small-group tour
Transport by air-conditioned/heated Casper the van


Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks

Departure Point: Taos Plaza (Gazebo)

"My husband and I were..."

October 1, 2017 - 

My husband and I were the only two people on this Small Group Driving Tour!!! Therefore we were able to dictate the pace of the tour. We weren't interested in shopping time, so our guide moved along so as to not waste our time. He even took us to a place that was not on the tour that he thought we might be interested in seeing. He was very knowledgeable of the whole area. He even gave us some winery recommendations. I would definitely recommend this tour if you only have half of day to spend in Taos.

"Great tour and very informative...."

September 15, 2017 - 

Great tour and very informative. Mark, our guide, really made our trip toTaos special. The tour was exactly as stated it would be and above what was expected. Thank you for always providing great tours on your website.

"Guild Mark was very personal..."

August 31, 2017 - 

Guild Mark was very personal and would recommend that you ask for him as he really understood and knew the history of Taos. Seeing Rio Grand Gorge was the highlight of the tour.

"We really enjoyed this tour...."

August 28, 2017 - 

We really enjoyed this tour. We had considered taking the High Road to Taos tour, but as it was 190 per person, we decided against that one, but in the process found this tour. It was much more reasonably priced, and we felt it was very informative. Our guide was absolutely chock-full of excellent information. He really knew his history of the area and all the different people who had settled there over the centuries. We particularly enjoyed the Taos Pueblo as well as the architectural background with regard to adobe buildings.

"Ended up being a personal..."

August 17, 2017 - 

Ended up being a personal tour with just my husband and me. Lisa tour guide was knowledgeable and had terrific stories. Had a real downpour on the way to the Gorge, but we just pulled over and waited it out! Got to the Gorge with great views and no rain. Super tour. Highly recommend.

"Tour was amazing. Our guide,..."

August 12, 2017 - 

Tour was amazing. Our guide, Steve, had so much information. The tour of the Taos Puebla was the best. Our tyoung tour guide who lived there was so informative.

"Driver was knowledgeable and very..."

August 6, 2017 - 

Driver was knowledgeable and very accommodating! Highly recommend this trip!

"We booked on-line for 2..."

August 2, 2017 - 

We booked on-line for 2 people. When we got there it was only us. We had a fabulous private tour of Taos. We went inside the St Francis church. We visited a pueblo and had a guided tour of it. Our driver, tour guide, was fabulous and explained all about Taos and answered questions. It was definitely more than 3 hours. We had not had lunch when we got there so they recommended the best place in town and gave us extra time before starting the tour. We ate in the tree shaded courtyard at Lambert's which was a 5 minute walk from the tour shop in town. Lunch was delicious as was the fresh made iced tea. We shared a hamburger and it was inexpensive. After the tour we walked around town, shopped and had delicious home-made chocolate ice cream in the chocolate shop in town. We could not have done this on our own and we did have a car as we were staying in Santa Fe.

"-Taos Highlights Small-Group Driving Tour..."

July 27, 2017 - 

-Taos Highlights Small-Group Driving Tour
Our guide was Lisa. She is amazing very knowledgeable about the history of Taos, and New Mexico in general. We enjoyed learning about Taos. We also enjoyed visiting the St Francis de Asis Church, where we even got to see Aztec dancers celebrating a special ceremony. We had a great time and we loved all the places where she took us, especially, The Rio Grande Gorge, for which we will always have a special place in our hearts because WE GOT ENGAGED THERE!
We definitely recommend Turquoise Tours. If you want a great tour with knowledgeable guides at a great price, definitely book this tour.
Thank you Turquoise Tours! This was an unforgettable trip and we will definitely be back :

"This was an excellent and..."

June 29, 2017 - 

This was an excellent and very informative tour. Mark, our tour guide, is very knowledgable

"I would have really liked..."

January 26, 2017 - 

I would have really liked to see the inside of the St. Francis church, but it and the gift shop were both closed.

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