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Nature Immersion-Unplug in the desert

Albuquerque, United States

Experience hosted by Terry

2 hours
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Have you ever noticed that you feel better after being outside? Scientific studies are now showing that time in nature can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve your sleep and creativity.

In this guided experience, you will unplug from the stresses of daily life and enjoy spending time in the high desert foothills of Albuquerque. This is not a hard hike and not really a nature walk either. In fact, we may barely cover a mile and it will involve plenty of sitting. This is good for people of all physical abilities, who might be a little hesitant to explore the outdoors on their own or who want to unwind and slowdown. And don’t worry….this is not religiously based, you aren’t required to share any of your thoughts if you don’t want to and there will be no awkward drumming sessions! Instead, we’ll use the sweeping views of the mountains and valley to hone your quiet observation skills, give you some time to de-stress and perhaps you’ll trip over some emotional insights along the way.

There will be several segments, each with a different focus, and we’ll end with a cup of coffee in the outdoors. The hope is that you will come away feeling a sense of well-being.

**** Since this is an outdoor experience in an area with plenty of open space and we will be arriving in separate vehicles, it is naturally 'socially distant' !! A perfect way to reboot your mind.
Other things to note
Pit toilets are at the parking lots, but not along the trails. Allow extra time to pay for parking and use the bathroom
Have you ever noticed that you feel better after being outside? Scientific studies are now showing that time in nature can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve your sleep and creativity.

In this guided experience, you will unplug from the stresses of daily life and enjoy spending time in the high desert foothills of Albuquerque. This is not a hard hike and not really a nature walk either. In fact, we may barely cover a mil…

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Thu, Apr 15
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Fri, Apr 30
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Meet your host, Terry

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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With one foot in the natural world and one in the art world, I have found a perfect balance in NM. I pursued wildlife science and enviro communication, but also create art as a way to capture beauty. Since moving to Alb in 2001, I have found scientific and artistic inspiration outdoors, but I also find that it’s the perfect place for introspection. I now have a global ecotourism startup business and have organized group trips to Panama, Africa, Spain and California. I adore meeting new people and love sharing New Mexico with others.

My other tours: Art Studios and Old Town Scavenger Hunt
With one foot in the natural world and one in the art world, I have found a perfect balance in NM. I pursued wildlife science and enviro communication, but also create art as a way to capture beauty. Since moving to Alb in 2001, I have found scientific and artistic inspiration outdoors, but I also find that it’s the perfect place for introspection. I now have a global ecotourism startup business and have organized group trips to Panama, Africa, Spain and California. I adore meeting new people an…
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Where you'll be

I hike and mountain bike in this area of Albuquerque foothills nearly everyday, year round and have scoped out the places that are a little off the 'beaten track', where I have found the perfect blend of solitude and safety. The views towards the mountains are exceptional and the views towards the valley are grand and inspiring. For people traveling from out-of-town, or who haven't explored much in the foothills, this spot is an accessible gem.
Amy
October 2019
I'm so grateful to Terry for helping me get a great start for my New Mexico trip. It was special for her to share her favorite spots and her love for Albuquerque, the mountains, plants, and birds. Terry helped me experience silence in ways I hadn't before. She is personable and friendly, mellow and easy to be with. The time ended so nicely with warm coffee, real milk, and delicious New Mexican cookies. Thanks, Terry, for an amazing, memorable afternoon!
I'm so grateful to Terry for helping me get a great start for my New Mexico trip. It was special for her to share her favorite spots and her love for Albuquerque, the mountains, pl…
Barbara
October 2019
Terry was wonderful guide and quick to respond to my questions prior. Great experience to connect with nature, clear your mind and take in beautiful views of Albuquerque.
Nadia
October 2019
Terry is the perfect guide for this experience! The location itself was beautiful and Terry added so much more to the experience. She has put much thought and care into planning this experience. She suggests a few things to help you consciously unplug, and it's up to you what you choose to do. I found that I felt a deep connection with the surroundings and the earth, and came away with a higher awareness of my own state of consciousness. Terry is a beautiful person and I really enjoyed connecting with her.
Terry is the perfect guide for this experience! The location itself was beautiful and Terry added so much more to the experience. She has put much thought and care into planning th…
Christin
October 2019
If you're coming to Albuquerque you must book this activity with Terry! She is a wonderful guide, compassionate, and truly loves what she does. Plus she knows a lot about the area. I highly suggest this experience - you will not ne disappointed!
If you're coming to Albuquerque you must book this activity with Terry! She is a wonderful guide, compassionate, and truly loves what she does. Plus she knows a lot about the area.…
Felicia
August 2019
Terry is such a wonderful person. It was lovely spending time outdoors with her. She even brought some local coffee and cookies for the end our trip. We had some wonderful conversations.
Mary
July 2019
Since my husband and I are moving to this area, we we wanted to experience some local insight on the area and hiking. Terry was very informative about the area and made us feel welcome. We enjoyed the short meditative listening and observation stops. And we especially enjoyed the special coffee and cookie at the end. It did rain a little, but it didn’t seem to bother anyone that much. It was still very memorable! I hope we get together with Terry again once we’ve moved here.
Since my husband and I are moving to this area, we we wanted to experience some local insight on the area and hiking. Terry was very informative about the area and made us feel we…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Proper clothing for the weather (remember, it can be changeable).

Walking shoes with good tread