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Custom Tours by Clarice. These guided, 90-minute open-air tram excursions run four times a day from the corner of Lincoln Avenue and West Palace Avenue. Tours don't require reservations and offer a nice overview of Downtown. 505/438–7116. www.santafecustomtours.com.
Great Southwest Adventures. Great Southwest Adventures conducts guided tours in 7- to 35-passenger van and bus excursions to Bandelier, Tent Rocks National Monument, Taos (via the "Low Road" through the Gorge), O'Keeffe country, and elsewhere in the region. Guides are avid outdoors enthusiasts; in addition to their regular tour offerings, the company arranges single- and multiday custom trips throughout the region for groups of any size. 505/455–2700. www.swadventures.com.
Rojo Tours. Established in 1986, this operator designs specialized trips—to view wildflowers, pueblo ruins and cliff dwellings, galleries and studios, Native American arts and crafts, and private homes—as well as adventure activity tours. 505/474–8333. www.rojotours.com.
Santa Fe Detours. This reliable company offers daily walking tours (one in the morning and another in the afternoon) that depart from the Plaza; these last about 2½ hours. By reservation, you can also book several different guided auto tours, including both 75-minute and three-hour Santa Fe City excursions as well as longer trip to Taos (going up on the High Road, and then returning on the Low Road), Bandelier National Monument, the Puye Cliff Dwellings at Santa Clara Pueblo, and various venues for hiking and biking. Santa Fe Detours also offers full vacation planning and group tours throughout north-central New Mexico and the Four Corners region. 505/983–6565 or 800/338–6877. www.sfdetours.com.
Santa Fe Guides is an organization of about 15 respected independent tour guides—its Web site lists each member and his or her specialties. 505/466–4877. www.santafeguides.org.
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