Celebrating 50 years of Adventure Travel

Overview

With its otherworldly landscapes and unique blend of cultures, New Mexico is aptly known as the "Land of Enchantment." Unwind, relax and recharge in healing waters and natural hot springs. Travel downstream on the Rio Chama through the colorful cliffs and canyons that inspired the great artist Georgia O'Keefe. Practice yoga on the banks of the river each morning and cleanse your mind each evening under the New Mexico sky. Enjoy a variety of different healing pools in Ojo Caliente to close out a week of rejuvenation.

This adventure is available on a private basis only, and is subject to change.

  • Unwind at Ten Thousand Waves, a premier Japanese-style ryokan and spa above Santa Fe

  • Journey down the Wild and Scenic Rio Chama, explore side canyons and enjoy riverside yoga sessions each day

  • Soak in Ojo Caliente Hot Springs Resort on ancient, sacred land and enjoy farm-fresh meals

  • Arrive: Albuquerque or Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Depart: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Group Size: 4-16 Guests
  • Minimum Age: 18 Years Old

Itinerary

  • Day01

    Welcome to New Mexico

    Fly into Santa Fe or Albuquerque at any time today and take a shuttle ride to the hotel in Santa Fe. For those who prefer extra assistance, we have scheduled one group transfer from ABQ at 3pm. Santa Fe is the oldest and highest capital in the United States and recently celebrated its 400th anniversary. Its unique architectural style incorporates both indigenous and colonial influences. Tonight, meet for a trip orientation and welcome dinner at Izanami, the acclaimed Izakaya-style Japanese restaurant at our spa resort.

  • Day02

    Unplug, Unwind & Rejuvenate

    Today is yours to digitally detox, unwind your body and connect with nature in a variety of hot, mineral tubs, cold plunge, wet/dry saunas and a meditation room. For an added fee, you may enjoy a premium private tub, a yasuragi head and neck treatment, and/or a 50-minute therapeutic massage followed by a salt glow. This evening we will venture into the heart of historic Santa Fe to enjoy a festive dinner at the iconic New Mexican Restaurant, The Shed.

  • Day03

    Journey into The Rio Chama Wilderness

    This morning, drive north toward the historic town of Tierra Amarilla, our starting point for a three-day journey through a pristine desert river canyon - a true treasure of the Southwest! Choose to stand-up paddleboard, kayak or relax on a raft while enjoying a mellow day, with a stop at a riverside hot spring before continuing on to camp. Let the guides prepare a healthy, fresh menu designed specifically for your wellness journey.

    • Accommodation: MT Sobek Camp - Rio Chama
    • Activity: 4-hours SUP, kayaking or rafting on Class I-II rapids
    • Transportation: 2.5-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day04

    Ride Aragon Rapid & Hike Navajo Peak

    Begin the day at camp with a morning meditation and yoga class to appreciate nature. Venture downstream and challenge yourself with Class II and III rapids. Hike up the summit of Navajo Peak to enjoy breathtaking views of the multicolored layers of sandstone and limestone canyon walls. This afternoon, return to camp for a yoga class designed to relax muscles and ease tension. Then, sit back in one of our camp chairs and take in the sunset as the colors of the sky and canyon walls change before your eyes.

    • Accommodation: MT Sobek Camp - Rio Chama
    • Activity: 4 hours SUP, kayaking or rafting Class II-III rapids and 2 miles hiking with 800' elevation gain & loss
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day05

    Hike Huckbay Canyon & Soak at Ojo Caliente Hot Springs

    Start the day with a beautiful hike through Huckbay Canyon. Afterwards, float downriver to our take-out and stop for lunch before leaving the Rio Chama Wilderness. Enjoy a picturesque drive to Ojo Caliente Hot Springs Resort before checking into your comfortable room and soaking below the cliffs in the variety of natural mineral pools and springs. Ojo's legendary waters have been soothing body, mind and spirit naturally for thousands of years.

    • Accommodation: Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
    • Activity: 3-hours SUP, kayaking or rafting Class I-II rapids and half-mile hiking
    • Transportation: 45 minute private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day06

    Enjoy Morning Soak & Depart for Home

    Relish one last New Mexican sunrise as you take in a morning soak through Ojo's many pools. Enjoy a hearty and healthy breakfast in the resort's restaurant before driving and hour back to Santa Fe and departing for home.

    • Transportation: 1-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast
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Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

This MT Sobek wellness retreat includes the assistance of an expert yoga instructor throughout the week.

Reason #02

Our wellness retreats blend active pursuits, including hiking, stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking, with rejuvenating yoga and restorative experiences in nature.

Reason #03

We work closely with the wellness experts to create the best trips in the adventure-wellness space.

What To Expect

  • Activities

    Daily yoga and relaxation sessions, hiking stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, wildlife watching - all in the company of expert guides and instructors.

  • Lodging

    Three nights of riverside camping, plus two nights at the elegant Ten Thousand Waves resort and one night at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa.

  • Climate

    New Mexico experiences abundant sunshine with summer high temperatures reaching the mid-80°Fs. Be prepared for arid heat and low relative humidity.

FAQ

  • Can I still go on this trip if I have never practiced yoga before?

    Yes, all are welcome on this trip from yoga novices to experienced yogis.

  • Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?

    No, we will provide yoga mats and any props necessary.

  • What is the camping like?

    We use three-person three-season tents for every two people, plus comfortable Paco Pads and fresh sleeping bags. You will share fireside chats with your fellow campers while your guides prepare fresh, gourmet meals.

  • Who will meet me on arrival?

    There will be a scheduled group transfer from Albuquerque (ABQ) departing at 3 p.m. Or you are welcome to make your own way to the Ten Thousand Waves hotel in Santa Fe.

  • What type of yoga will we practice?

    Adrea Richmond leads a well-balanced blend of a Mediterranean flow, Ancient Indian philosophy, and American flare.

  • Is this wellness trip alcohol free?

    No. One glass of wine is included with each dinner, if you enjoy wine.

Dates & Pricing

Pricing Dates

Flexible Dates

We offer this trip on a private basis with seasonal departure dates that offer great flexibility (pending availability). Click below to request dates and an MT Sobek Regional Specialist will be in touch to help organize your private adventure.

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2019
$4,595.00 Price per person

Additional Cost

  • $700.00 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All necessary specialty camping, rafting, and SUP gear
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival and departure day group airport transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving outside of the group transfer
  • Optional travel protection
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Testimonials

  • "I have taken 12 trips with MT Sobek. Each has left a positive imprint on me-widening my view of the world and its peoples."

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  • "I have traveled extensively around the world. The experience with MT Sobek was by far the best I have ever had. Thank you for such excellence."

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