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From Santa Fe to Bandelier National Monument Tour with Guide

  • Visit Bandelier National Park
  • See Anasazi cave dwellings and homes
  • Explore a 2-million-year-old volcano
Bandelier National Monument from Santa Fe
From US$ 140.00
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Bandelier National Monument from Santa Fe
US$ 140.00
Journey to the ancient Anasazi ruins of a time gone by on this private trip to Bandelier National Park from Santa Fe. Explore the cave dwellings and climb ladders for a look into their homes on the sunny side of Frijoles Canyon. Also, visit the Valles Caldera, the site of a 2-million-year-old volcano that sits on the top of the Jemez mountains. All necessary entry fees plus a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
What to Expect
Bandelier National Park: a journey to the ancient Anasazi ruins of a time gone by. On this tour you will explore the cave dwellings and climb numerous ladders to peek into their homes on the sunny side of Frijoles Canyon. The Pueblo people are descendants of hunters and gatherers who came into the region over 10,000 years ago. “Anasazi” is a Navajo term referring to the ancestors of Pueblo people before the coming of the Spanish. They were farmers who grew maize (corn), beans and squash. Cotton was cultivated and woven into garments. The people made winter blankets ingeniously woven of yucca-fiber string twisted with turkey feathers or strips of rabbit skin. They fashioned tools from animal, bones, wood and local stones such as obsidian and basalt.

There is a sense of solitude at Bandelier National Park that is refreshing and relaxing. Enjoy your day exploring with a friendly and knowledgeable guide.
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1 - 5 of 25 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
A Wonderful Experience

We're so glad that we made a day trip from Santa Fe to Bandelier. It was a great time from beginning to end. The Park Rangers were super welcoming and helpful. The basic (shorter) loop through the park was very well marked, interesting and not...More

Thank JandRLA
Reviewed 1 week ago
Truly enchanted journey to Bandelier!

Bandelier National Monument is a special Place and Dene' made it even special by her caring and informative guiding. The hike to the Alcove House Trail was amazing and the Cave Dwellings were a marvel. Dene' provided me with lots of information about the History...More

Thank BalajiArunagiry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
a wonderful place to see the history and enjoy the scene

This is a great place to visit with a family. There is shuttle bus from White Rock visitor center. At the Bandelier visit center, you can buy a map to see the whole site. It is an easy 1.5 mile walk plus some steps to...More

2  Thank He D
Reviewed 19 July 2018
It was a wonderful experience!

My husband and I were picked up from our hotel at pre-scheduled time by Dene. She has a lot of knowledge of the area and drive to Bandelier went by quickly due to her excellent conversation skills. While there she pointed out interesting sights and...More

5  Thank LeticiaNegron
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Take a step back in time to explore and understand a village of people and how they survived so many years ago. Great location to bring the family to explore as you climb back in time into pueblos from people from a time so long...More

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Chadley L
18 July 2018|
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Response from linbill2015 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any. Check their web site to be sure. Great place to visit!
Wanda C
28 May 2018|
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Response from jackwags | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can do a self guided tour. Just stop at the visitors center and you can get a pamphlet with maps and other info. I think the website said the entrance fee is going up to $25 dollars starting June 1st.
Lisa K. E
10 April 2018|
Response from Carmen M | Reviewed this property |
You should give yourself a couple of hours once you are there. We brought sandwiches and drinks and had our picnic there after our visit.
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