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“Amazing way to experience the Santa Fe area”
Review of Southwest Safaris

Southwest Safaris
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Owner description: xciting scenic air/land expeditions explore New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona. Experience best of Great American Southwest. Discover Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Mesa Verde, Arches, Canyonlands, Painted Desert, backcountry Anasazi cliff dwellings, plus Navajo, Hopi, Apache, Pueblo Indian reservations. Behold majestic mountains, mesas, deserts, canyons. Learn geology, archaeology, history. Enjoy Flightseeing - Jeeping - Photography. Thirty-minutes to all-day adventures. Trips depart from, return to, Santa Fe, NM. Real vacation value! FAA-approved. Since 1974.
Reviewed 20 May 2012

This is a two part experience: small plane ride around the Santa Fe area to look at the geology and archaeology from above, and a hike through the Tsankawi ruins. Bruce (the pilot) is knowledgable and energetic. He clearly loves to show the area to visitors. Georgia was our hiking guide, and she also has a lot of knowledge and love for the Los Alamos area. You couldn't ask for people who are more passionate about what they do, and that made for a great experience.

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Reviewed 24 February 2012

Despite being surrounded by snow storms, we had a great (and smooth) trip around the west of Santa Fe. Great views of El Camino Real, the Rio Grande, the Santa Fe trail, mesas, canyons, ancient cave dwellings, and mountains (including the southernmost peak of the Rocky Mountains.) We hope to do the Valley of Fire tour sometime when the weather permits.

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Reviewed 10 December 2011

Bruce was a great guide. Everything is better from the air. We did a 1 hour trip around Eastern New Mexico area. He has great knowledge of the area and of the geology. He took his time to know us and made us feel comfortable. Flying isn't cheap, but $150 per person for a 1 hour trip was really worth it.

Thank RustyVictor
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

This trip was beautiful - to see the land from the sky with a tour guide that knew every nook and cranny was unbelieveable. Bruce is full of interesting facts and knows the answers to all your questions about the land - he LOVES what he does. I'm normally leery of small planes but he put me at complete ease. We took the Skyway Sampler and it was money well spent!!!!

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Reviewed 8 September 2011

We've taken sea planes over Lake Como Italy and Sausalito, CA. We've even taken a small plane over a game reserve in South Africa. I can tell you this trip over amazing New Mexico is right up there with our previous trips. You can't imagine how beautiful the area is until you've seen it from the air. Bruce is an amazing pilot and guide and is extremely safe and cautious. This will be the highlight of your trip (unless you find some amazing art on canyon road).

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