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Rio Grande Pueblos & Georgia O'Keeffe Country New Mexico! 

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Rio Grande Pueblos & Georgia O'Keeffe Country With Mark Bahti

New Mexico! 

Last produced November 2010 

Reserving now for  November 7-13, 2015 Limited to the first 19 guests 

We still have space for you.




Consider New Mexico—a land of enduring cultures and cultures of enduring art.  

From the delicately rendered pre-historic Clovis point to the meticulously handcrafted jewelry of 

today—each culture that has touched this land has contributed its own distinctive traditional arts that complement the beauty that is New Mexico, truly creating The Land of Enchantment! Join scholar, author, second generation  Indian trader Mark Bahti, Pueblo Indians, artists and along with New Mexico's historians, to savor the arts and culture, history, beauty and cuisine of one of America’s most breathtakingly beautiful places! 
Join Mark Bahti, author, cultural historian and second- generation Native American arts dealer, (See for an insightful exploration of New Mexico's Rio Grande Pueblos and Georgia O'Keeffe Country. Mark Bahti's grandfather, Arthur N. Pack, conservationist and publisher of Nature magazine, developed and operated Ghost Ranch as a dude ranch in the 1930’s and ‘40’s when O'Keeffe arrived and began to make New Mexico her home (and Ghost Ranch was host to some fairly interesting if taciturn guests who turned out to be the scientists from the then-super-secret Los Alamos Lab). In 1952 Arthur Pack moved on to   co-found the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona. Mark's enthusiasm for Indian arts, history and culture is deep and contagious! You will learn and enjoy treasured memories! 

Mark and his wife, Emmi Whitehorse, have Bahti Indian Arts in Tucson and Santa Fe.













Snapshots from the road during our last scouting trip...

Turquoise anyone?

    The master, Ray Lovato, shares his art with his grandson.


A bygone era crumbling...


You will savor your four delightful nights at The Inn of the Governors in Santa Fe and Hotel Albuquerque

We've also chosen the best of excellent and charming accommodations near some of New Mexico's finest restaurants in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, to assure you restful and memorable evenings...and opportunities for some mighty fine New Mexico dining in the charming historic capitol of Santa Fe, as well as in Albuquerque and Taos!

You'll also enjoy the added intrigue of Georgia O'Keeffe Country, her Santa Fe museum, and her home, and lots more!

The Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town offers grand comfort and a superb location for two evenings to explore Historic Old Town.

We choose to travel as a small group (limited to just 20 guests) in comfortable, spacious new passenger vans, where everyone enjoys their own window seat!

This is our most comprehensive and wonderful Indian Country program. Not often available (not since 2010), it’s full of new features for 2015!


A two block stroll from the historic Plaza (dine in or walk to many of Santa Fe's wonderful restaurants), the Inn will quickly become your home-away-from- home. Wood burning fireplaces in each of our Superior and Deluxe rooms add true Santa Fe ambiance to your  accommodations. Can you smell that cedar burning?

Trip fee  includes all hotels, a number of meals, and roundtrip transportation from Tucson or Albuquerque (you choose!), plus the knowledgeable company of Mark, Mary & Piet. Private rooms are available, of course.

Personally produced and hosted by Mary and Piet. Call/email them at Baja’s Frontier Tours in Tucson at (520) 887-2340 for information and registration.  


Mark's personal insights, plus the knowledge of the people we will meet along the way, will deepen your appreciation and understanding of the world around you throughout our fascinating journey.

Are you a serious collector, historian or photographer? Or, perhaps happily looking, learning and gathering snapshots? If the romance of this Enchanted land and the details of our experience speak to you, this may be a truly memorable learning vacation for you to choose to anticipate!


A classic New Mexico landscape from Ghost Ranch

Please call us with any questions about details and itinerary. Any time. 

Mary & Piet Van de Mark - 520-887-2340 in Tucson


Collector? Shopper? Just Looking?  Our guests have learned they can trust the artists and traders we visit.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum



Contact Mary & Piet Van de Mark at Baja's Frontier Tours with your questions.

(Tucson, Arizona) 520-887-2340.  



The Journey is the Destination!

This program is produced for the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum & Tucson's Tohono Chul Park.

Mary & Piet are the tour producers and operators as well as your personal hosts on this - and every - BFT learning vacation!

Please call us in Tucson with your questions: 520-887-2340


If you're not yet a member of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, this is a great time to make that happen click here:

Questions & Reservations:

Call Mary & Piet Van de Mark at Baja's Frontier Tours

(Tucson, Arizona) (520) - 887-2340.  


$2995 per person double occupancy roundtrip from Tucson or Albuquerque. 

Single occupancy private rooms are available.


   Members of Tohono Chul Park please register directly with Jo Falls (see below).

If you're not yet a TCP member, this is a good time to become one and enjoy all the benefits of membership!

It's easy to become a member and join the tour at this members' price and enjoy all the many other many benefits of TCP membership! 

Call Jo Falls (520)742-6455, X-228

November 7-13, 2015 With Mark Bahti  

$2995 per person double occupancy. Single occupancy private rooms are available.

Tucson's Tohono Chul Park is a non-profit, botanical garden and art museum. 

  You may e-mail Jo at  


 Contact Piet & Mary Van de Mark by phone:

520-887-2340 (Tucson, Arizona)

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