Where does my tour start?
Our group tours begin and end at the Taos Plaza near the Gazebo, the largest structure on the Taos Plaza. For custom tours or private tours (winery tours), we pick you up at your accommodation in Taos. If you are not staying in Taos, you will meet your guide at the Taos Plaza. If you’re unsure as to where the tour begins or where to meet your guide, contact us.
Taos Pueblo Closures
Taos Pueblo closes to visitors for ceremonies and other traditional occasions, sometimes without notice. Times the Pueblo is typically closed are for feast days throughout the year (sometimes only a half-day), 10 days at the end of August, 2 months in late winter, and the 4th day of a funeral, which happens often. In the event the Pueblo is closed, we substitute a stop at a 200 year old Spanish colonial hacienda.
Do you have air conditioning in your vehicle?
Absolutely, and heat! This is the high desert, afterall. Our vehicle is a12-passenger Nissan NV Van 3500 with lots of air vents to keep you cool, or warm in the winter.
Do you allow dogs on your tours?
Dogs are most certainly allowed, and encouraged, on our Downtown Walking Tour. In fact, many businesses have dog bowls outside their doors with water for our furry friends. For dogs, including service dogs, on any of our other tours, please call us.
Can you accommodate wheelchairs or those with mobility issues?
While we have been able to accommodation wheelchairs in the past, please call us to describe the wheelchair or accommodation needed. We do not have a wheelchair lift on our van. For those with limited walking abilities or those using a cane or assisted walker, there is walking at Taos Pueblo that you can opt out of. None of the stops require walking aside from to and from the Van, except for the walking tour, which is wheelchair accessible. There is about 0.5 miles of walking/distance on the downtown walking tour.
How do I get to the Taos Plaza Gazebo?
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From Santa Fe/South you will enter Taos on Paseo del Pueblo/Highway 68. Once in downtown Taos, turn left/west at the stoplight at Kit Carson Road and enter the Historic Downtown Plaza. The Gazebo is the largest structure, located in the northwest corner of the Plaza with steps and benches for waiting.
From Colorado/North you will enter Taos on Paseo del Pueblo/Highway 64. Once in downtown Taos, turn right/west at the stoplight at Kit Carson Road and enter the Historic Downtown Plaza. The Gazebo is the largest structure, located in the northwest corner of the Plaza with steps and benches for waiting.
Where is free parking?
There is a free parking lot about 2 blocks from the Taos Plaza at the Loretto Parking Lot (260 Camino de la Placita).
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Directions from the Plaza Gazebo: continue west through the Plaza and exit. At the stop sign, turn right/north on to Camino de la Placita. Pass the large Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on your left. Take the first left after the church into the Town of Taos Free Parking Lot (look for the blue sign that says Municipal Parking Lot). All metered spaces in Taos are free on Sundays and holidays.
What is your cancellation & refund policy?
If you wish to cancel a reservation, please email info@TurquoiseTours.us as soon as possible.
Cancellations made at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour or shuttle receive a full refund minus 10%.
No-shows and cancellations made within 24 hours of the start date of your tour or shuttle will receive no refund.
How do I come prepared for my tour?
Make sure you have eaten a meal before your tour - there are limited to no food options on all of our tours. Please use the bathroom before your tours starts. Bring water, sun protection, comfortable shoes, and your camera! Cash is recommended to tip at the Pueblo and your tour guide.