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Taos Downtown Walking Tour

Taos, United States

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Explore the historical aspects of downtown Taos on this 1-hour walking tour of the town. Stroll through the streets, as you walk about half a mile (0.8 km) and learn about the people of the past. Hear stories of Kit Carson, Padre Martinez, Don Juan de Onate, Long John Dunn, and Doc Martin.
  • 1-hour historical walking tour of Taos
  • Stroll the historic downtown area as your guide tells you tales of the town’s history
  • Learn about famous people of the past, such as Doc Martin, Long John Dunn, and Padre Martinez
  • This tour involves about half a mile (0.8 km) of walking
Meet your group and guide at 100 S. Plaza Drive at the gazebo a little before 11am for your 1-hour walking tour of historical Taos. Most tours run right at 11am, but other times are available if requested at the time of booking. Because most of this tour is on sidewalks, it’s wheelchair accessible.

Follow your guide around the town as you pass by historical areas. Listen to stories about people of the past as you walk about half a mile around the town. Some of the famous historical figures your guide tells you about include Kit Carson, Padre Martinez, Don Juan de Onate, Long John Dunn, Doc Martin, and others.

Along the way, gain a better understanding for Taos' unique history, and what makes the town the way it is today. Your walk finishes back at the gazebo around 12pm, and you can decide what’s next for the day.
Stop At:  
Taos Plaza
The starting and ending place of this walking tour, your guide will cover the major historical points of the Historic Taos Plaza.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
John Dunn Shops
We will walk through the John Dunn Shops and explain who Long John Dunn was.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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What is the maximum group size during Taos Downtown Walking Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

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  • "If you want a great tour with knowledgeable guides at a great price, definitely book this tour." See review
  • "We felt that it was well worth the reasonable price for this overview of the area." See review


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Disapponted in Taos
, Aug 2019
There does not seem much to see at all in Taos. The guide was knowledgeable about the history of the area, but we stood and listened a good portion of the time. There were few stops or places to see. On our own, we toured the Kit Carson Museum, which was the most worthwhile place to visit in the town.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Hi Rose, We're disappointed you didn't enjoy Taos, or our 8-stop, one-hour walking tour during your visit a couple of months ago. We received a 5-star glowing review from the other party on your tour, which is perplexing. Taos is a fascinating place to explore and as I mentioned during our phone call, we'd be happy to give you a tour of the area instead of just the downtown next time you're visiting. Happy Travels! Turquoise Tours
Walking tour
, Aug 2019
Learned some Taos history and enjoyed the local insights. It was a fun tour. Also inspired us to go see some nearby spots we hadn’t known about.
Top time in Taos
Mark B
, Dec 2018
Steve was a very knowledgeable and personable guide on our tour of historic Taos. His detailed descriptions of the people and history of Taos was very entertaining and his care of our safety as we negotiated the streets was exemplary. We would highly recommend this tour.
Tour of Taos with Anita
, Oct 2018
Four of us were visiting Taos again. We had been there many times, but had never done a tour. We signed up for the Historic Downtown Walking Tour to find out if we had missed anything and discovered we had missed a lot! Anita was our guide. She was engaging and fun, told us interesting facts and gave us information about what happened in the past in Taos -- bringing it all to life with her engaging manner. Highly recommend the tour.
Cool, very informative, much more...
MichaelMurphy M
, Dec 2017
Cool, very informative, much more interesting then I was expecting for sure
Due to our visit in October, on a...
, Oct 2017
Due to our visit in October, on a rainy day during off season, we ended up with a private tour. We learned about the history of Taos and walked within a few blocks of the town square. It was informative and interesting and have us a general historical understanding of the city. We felt that it was well worth the reasonable price for this overview of the area.
-Taos Historic Downtown Walking Tour...
, Jul 2017
-Taos Historic Downtown Walking 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 :
Guide was so knowledgeable. We had a...
David T
, May 2017
Guide was so knowledgeable. We had a private tour as we were the only ones signed up that day. Highly recommend...learned so much history.

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