A Culinary River Adventure

Rio Grande Gorge + Vivac Winery

From The Inn of the Five Graces, you will journey by luxury SUV into the belly of the Rio Grande Gorge, where you will start your day with an adrenaline rushed water voyage. There you’ll meet with the New Mexico River Adventures team who will prepare you for your whitewater river journey. The Racecourse is a class 2-3 rapid (4 during high water levels) section of the Rio Grande for a thrilling ride that will suit both first time rafters or whitewater enthusiasts.

Rio Grande Gorge + Vivac Winery

This route goes right through the highest walled parts of the canyon, where you will be surrounded by stunning Quartzite and basalt lava cliffsides, and local willow, Apache plume and cane cholla cactus dotting the peachy and orangey covered rock landscape. With possible wildlife sightings including bighorn sheep, beaver or river otters.

After you’re grinning from ear to ear from your rafting adventure you will journey further down river to Vivác Winery where we will indulge in our Inspired Gourmet Picnic prepared with Chef Mike Dooley. His delightful spread, ready to nourish you after working up an appetite is perfectly paired with your Vivác tasting, ready to toast to your paddle fun adventure together!

This is truly a ‘peak experience’ breathtaking views, adventure, and unforgettable culinary experience that would be the highlight of any Santa Fe trip!

What’s Included

Chef Mike Dooley will provide the lunches for these tours. He has crafted a Signature Gourmet Lunch Menu exclusively for Heritage Inspirations Tours. His passion for local food nourishing the soul “one meal at a time” leaves a lasting impression on the palate.

1 = Easy | 3 = Moderate | 5 = Difficult

GUEST MIN/MAX: 2 min / 6 max

WHAT TO BRING:  Change of clothes due to watery portion of outing.

At high elevations and in a dry climate, proper hydration, warm breathable layers, and sun protection is a necessity. New Mexico weather can also change without much notice.


  • Luxury SUV transportation with field guide
  • Raft tour with optional Wetsuit & Professional Guides
  • Gourmet Lunch with Wine Pairing
  • Travel pack including a Towel & Water Bottle

This Experience Is Very Limited. Please Sign Up Early To Secure This Opportunity.



Heritage Inspirations & The Inn Of The Five Graces

Heritage Inspirations is the preeminent luxury adventure company in New Mexico, and as Forbes Magazine points out, “one of the few truly high-end, meaningful, genuine, and sustainability-minded travel companies operating in the United States.”

Bringing a lifetime of invaluable insights and connections, Heritage Inspirations draws on their closest relationships to thoughtfully illuminate the incredible people, cultural sites, traditions, magnificent landscapes, and natural wonders for our guests.

Together with the Five Graces Private Experiences team, we have crafted highly curated, all-inclusive guided tours specifically designed to inspire ‘core memories’ that will endure long after the journey ends.

*Five Graces Private Experiences, offered in partnership with Heritage Inspirations, are exclusively available to guests of The Inn.

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