Taos Pueblo Tours
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Taos Pueblo is the world’s only living Native American community that has been designated both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark. Taos Pueblo is a sovereign nation with its own government, with the inhabitants speaking English, Spanish, and the native language (Tiwa). Tourism is an important part of the Pueblo’s economy and visitors are welcomed. This settlement in northern New Mexico, which was established in the late 13th and early 14th century, consists of ceremonial structures and multi-storied adobe homes built into terraced tiers. The entire pueblo is made from adobe, and the roofs are made of large timbers that have been hauled in from the forests. Some of the buildings are as tall as five stories. Although at places it looks like one large single building, the Pueblo is made up of individual homes that are built next to (and on top of) each other. Taos Pueblo has been continuously inhabited since its creation, and is the largest of the existing Native American pueblo communities. Around 150 people live full time in the pueblo, with other families that are part of the community living in more modern homes outside the ancient walls but still on Pueblo land.
Taos Pueblo is located just outside of Taos, New Mexico. The nearest international airport is 135 miles away in Albuquerque. Visitors are asked to maintain an attitude of respect toward the inhabitants that live in the pueblo, and not to enter any buildings that aren’t clearly designated as businesses. Visitors must ask tribal members before taking their picture and pay a fee for photography. Visitors are prohibited from entering the river or the cemetery, and from taking photographs in San Geronimo Chapel. The Pueblo is usually open to visitors every day, except when tribal rituals close the Pueblo. The Pueblo is also closed for about ten weeks between late winter and early spring.
Address: 120 Veterans Highway, Taos, New Mexico 87571, USA
Hours: Opening hours: Open Monday–Saturday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Sundays 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults $16, Students and groups of 8 or more $14, Children younger than 10 visit free
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Taos Pueblo
Many Taos treasures are located outside of town, but you can easily see them all in one afternoon on this small-group tour. Starting from the historic Taos Plaza, visit the famously photographic St. Francis de Asis church, peer over the Rio Grande Gorge, and observe Native American traditions at the UNESCO-listed Taos Pueblo. A dedicated guide handles all the driving so you can soak up New Mexico history and high desert views the whole time.
Get a comprehensive tour of Taos' highlights with a small group on this single day tour. You'll cover the must-see attractions: the Earthship neighborhood, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Taos Plaza, and of course the UNESCO-listed Taos Pueblo. Traveling with a small group means you'll enjoy an intimate atmosphere and plenty of time to ask questions. If the Pueblo is closed, the group will stop at the Martinez Hacienda instead.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Taos Pueblo hours of operation?
Taos Pueblo hours of operation: Opening hours: Open Monday–Saturday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Sundays 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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