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“The way to see 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.
Williamsburg, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“The way to see Santa Fe area”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

The flight more than met our expectations.
My wife and I had reserved a one hour flight and as Bruce, the pilot and owner, was explaining the tour I asked what else should I consider. Without being the least bit pushy he told us what we could see if we spent extra time in the air.
We happily chose a hour and a half flight that took us over the mountains where we had previously skied, then over Georgia O'Keeffe country before seeing the geology of the glacier carving and volcanic mountain formation.The whole trip was fascinating. Next time I want to take the desert route and see the ancient city of Acoma.
The small plane, five passengers max, has no facilities but the terminal for the flight has lovely arrangements and a restaurant.
Call and talk to Anna to setup your trip.

Visited March 2014
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York Beach, Maine
Level 6 Contributor
281 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“beautiful spatious skies”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

My wife and I just completed a one hour flight with Bruce.My wife had reservations about going on a small plane and Bruce did a nice job of putting her at ease before we took off.The one hour flight was terrific.A great combination of scenery and information from Bruce made this flight exemplary.He has many different flights and I think this should be a must do if you are in Santa Fe.

Visited March 2014
Thank Mainelytravel
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Great Way to Spend a Morning”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

What a wonderful trip. All of the different landscapes were amazing and Bruce did a fantastic job as tour guide and pilot. Between the wild horses, the pueblo ruins and and all of the different desert zones it all came together for a trip to remember forever. Take the time for the tour and enjoy the memories.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Mike S
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very exciting!”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Everything was fantastic. The guide was knowledgeable and funny and extremely kind, and the scenery was wonderful (of course).

The only thing that's keeping me from giving this a "Super-Awesome" rating is the limited number of tours available for single passengers. To see the Painted Desert or Monument Valley, I would have had to pay for two.

But that said, it's perfectly understandable that the owners can't offer more single passenger tours. This is a small business, and the fares from single passengers don't always cover expenses.

And at the end of the day, it was really great seeing the tent rocks from up above. Highly, highly recommended.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Michelle C
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Unique and Awesome”
Reviewed 27 May 2013

This was an airplane tour of the pueblos west and northwest of Santa Fe. 45 minute plane tour in a Cessna 4 seater landing at Los Alamos. Treated to a breakfast of juice and bagels then a hiking tour of local ancient pueblo by Atomic City tours. 20 minute flight back to Santa Fe. Our host, Bruce, was a great tour guide, pilot and fun guy. Bruce and his wife, Anna, are very accomodating and friendly. We kept changing our time but they took it in stride.

Thanks to Bruce and Anna for a special and exciting outing.

Visited May 2013
Thank Tony0146484
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