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Bandelier National Monument from Santa Fe

  • Visit Bandelier National Park
  • See Anasazi cave dwellings and homes
  • Explore a 2-million-year-old volcano
Bandelier National Monument from Santa Fe
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Bandelier National Monument from Santa Fe
USD 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 22 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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

4  Thank LeticiaNegron
Reviewed 2 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

Reviewed 1 July 2018

Dene was amazing. We learned so much from her - even the park ranger was trying to listen to her tour to find out more information about the park! We definitely would not have had the same experience without her. Don't do Bandelier without Dene!!!

2  Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 29 June 2018
VERY NICE DAY but a bit expensive

It is a lovely park with interesting things to see. The rangers at the station were great. It's a bit expensive at $25.00 per person but it's worth it. Go in the morning when it's cooler. We were there at the end of June mid-day...More

Thank Shoko1818
Reviewed 8 June 2018
You need to do this.

My wife and I booked with Dene for the Bandelier Nat'l Monument. What a treat. WE got some mild hiking in, learned alot, were entertained and educated by a very engaging guide that obviously loves the area and what she does. If you like history,...More

1  Thank rickmcguirt
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Chadley L
19 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
11 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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