Experience genuine adventure.
Turquoise Tours has been years in the making after hundreds of adventures exploring the people, food, cultures, and vastness of New Mexico. All of these experiences have culminated to create a one of a kind tour company that offers you the adventures we've sought over the years and turning the unpackaged, raw and sometimes gritty into tangible, accessible, and fun!
Founded by Lindsay Mapes, a former History major at the University of Michigan who arrived to Gallup, New Mexico as an AmericorpsVISTA Volunteer, she spent the previous decade searching for adventure all throughout the Land of Enchantment. As a recovering travel junkie, Lindsay has visited 49 U.S. states and dozens of countries, and may have taken a tour or so herself. After trading in the fulfilling but exhausting career of non-profit management, she is the Chief Adventure Office and lead Storyteller for Turquoise Tours.
From her background in community and economic development, Turquoise Tours seeks to work directly with local New Mexicans and Native Americans to craft the most genuine, authentic experiences. Nothing beats local knowledge! In that vein, we hope you join us to truly understand New Mexico; hear the stories from locals, cook traditional foods with locals, ride a mountain bike with a local, and maybe even stay with a local.
Get under the surface of this fascinating place with Turquoise Tours. Welcome to New Mexico.