New Mexico Cultural and Eco-Tours


What is ecotourism?

Ecotourism is a form of specialty travel that offers an authentic and engaging experience to travelers who want an off-the-beaten-path adventure that connects them with natural beauty. It is sensitive to the environment, allowing unique access while treading lightly on the land. For the local communities, it provides a rewarding and sustainable business model. Ecotourism creates transformative journeys that changes the way travelers and residents alike experience New Mexico’s vibrant natural landscapes, cultural heritage, and biodiversity. Each destination provides an authentic, culturally and environmentally sensitive gateway into New Mexico’s wilderness.

The Los Rios River Runners Eco-Taos Adventure Center

Our Eco-Taos Adventure Center features outdoor adventure companies that are dedicated to sustainable practices which help the environment and promote social justice. Ecotaos offers multi-day itineraries featuring whitewater rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, scuba diving, hot air balloon rides, horseback riding, and observing wild horses. Please contact us to design the perfect trip for you.

Sample 5-day tour: core activity 3-day raft trip
Day 1: Cultural, Historical and Artistic Orientation: Taos Pueblo, churches, museums, artists' studio visits
           Lunch, dinner, and lodging in Taos
Day 2: begin rafting adventure on Rio Grande or Rio Chama
           Llama trek to put-in available on Rio Grande
           Comfort Camp option available on the Rio Chama
Day 3: Rafting adventure continues
Day 4: Rafting adventure ends with Native Cultures Feast & Float
           Dinner and lodging at spa retreat: Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs & Spa or El Monte Sagrado in Taos
Day 5: Ballooning with champagne celebration, gourmet organic picnic lunch, afternoon activity of your choice 


Los Rios works with a number of high-end tour companies, providing a unique component for multi-day cultural tours.

Santa Fe Walkabouts

"Health Through Water" 4-day Eco-Tour includes a day of rafting on the Chama. For more information, visit their website.

2012 departure dates:
April 22–25
May 13–16
June 10–13?
September 9–12
October 7–10
November 11–14

Seven Directions Cultural Tours

We are pleased to work with Seven Directions, who offer custom tours of historic, cultural, and wilderness attractions in northern New Mexico and the Four Corners area. For more information, visit their website.