SOUTHWEST WING SAFARIS -Air/Land Adventure Expeditions & Tours
See the best of Santa Fe, north central New Mexico, and the Great American Southwest!
Southwest Safaris’ exciting, scenic, air/land expeditions explore the legendary landscapes of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Air tours range in length from 30 minutes to a full day. These unique airtreks reveal the natural beauty surrounding the City Different; highlight the charm of the Land of Enchantment; and traverse the treasures of the Four Corners Region’s largely inaccessible outback. From Santa Fe, NM, take off on an aerial odyssey over terrain of unspeakable wonder. Soar over landforms of the Southwest with the freedom of an eagle. Explore Grand Country, Indian Lands, and lost cities of the Ancients; cruise over deep gorges, roaring canyons, painted deserts, 12,000-foot mountains, and MORE!
Numerous itineraries are available, emphasizing vast expanses of awe-inspiring grandeur ... explored by aircraft, backcountry vehicle, and foot.
Behold the Southwest’s majesty: sculpted monuments, colorful mesas, mysterious deserts, breathtaking cliffs, and snow-capped peaks. Discover panoramic Santa Fe and surrounding mountains, canyons, volcanoes, and high desert. Enjoy New Mexico’s exhilarating geography, including the Rio Grande’s gorges, Pueblo ruins, Abiquiu Basin, Georgia O’Keeffe Country, Jemez/Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Bisti Badlands, and Chaco Canyon. See Arizona’s Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, and Painted Desert. Skytrek across Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Mesa Verde, thundering ravines, and western frontiers. Photograph Utah’s Arches, Canyonlands, moonscapes, and rivers. Admire Navajo, Hopi, Apache, and Pueblo Indian Reservations plus remote Anasazi cliff dwellings.
Spectacular scenic flying - jeeping - photography. All tours emphasize geology, archaeology, and natural history -- a fascinating interpretation of the evolution of the Southwest. Witness 800 million years pass beneath the wing. A complete edventure!
Tour members travel in the comfort and safety of special safari aircraft. On selected skylarks, customized ground transportation expands the expedition. Every airplane passenger has a window seat and a headset/microphone for two-way communication with the pilot/guide. Air safaris to Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly feature Navajo-guided ground exploration.
Southwest Safaris’ skyventures reveal the pristine splendor of New Mexico and the Four Corners Region without leaving a trace of ever having been there. Aerial adventures leave no tire tracks or footprints, collecting only unforgettable memories of untouched wilderness. These value-added ecodiscovery tours save time, gas, pollution, meal expenses, and lodging costs by eliminating weeks of driving.
All action-packed sky safaris offer incomparable return on total travel investment. Each air odyssey, long or short, produces interactive, colorful, kaleidoscopic impressions of a world-famous geographic fantasia. Each is a once-in-a-lifetime journey.
Location and Directions
It is easy to get to the Santa Fe Municipal Airport. From downtown Santa Fe, take Cerrillos Road, heading towards Albuquerque. Approximately 6.7 miles south you will see a Holiday Inn on the left. Turn right onto Airport Road and drive about 3 miles, heading west. Cross Route 599 and take the first left onto Aviation Drive. Follow this road to the airport (roughly one mile). Meeting spot is the lobby of Santa Fe Air Center. Taxi service offered by a local cab company is available for those without a car. Airport directions also may be found on Southwest Safaris’ website in the Q&A section.
Fares and prices generally depend on the type, duration, route, and destination of a tour, as applicable. Travelers are encouraged to go to Southwest Safaris’ website for specific offerings.
Skyfaris and custom charters are conducted during daylight hours only: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Each season offers different advantages. Please call, toll-free, for complete Southwest Safaris information, tour consultation, and booking instructions: 1-800-842-4246. Office hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mountain Time.
Areas of Service and Expertise
Southwest Safaris’ outback expeditions emphasize Santa Fe, Northern New Mexico, and the Four Corners Region (where New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona abut). Guided air tours range from thirty-minute skyhops, to one-hour local scenic flights and two-hour extended skyquests, all featuring NM’s Land of Enchantment, to half-day airventures and full-day wing safaris, venturing into the heart of the Four Corners Region. For an extensive description of available air tours, see list of trip options on Southwest Safaris’ website. Reservations required. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discovery cards accepted. FAA/NPS Approved. Since 1974. Tours depart from/return to the Santa Fe Airport, Santa Fe, NM. See Questions & Answers on Southwest Safaris’ website for further details.