Who We Are

We are a team of friends, Isabelle, Cathy and Gerard, all 3 of us Americans, born in France. All three of us very much in love with this Land of Wonders that keeps enchanting us every single day… The moment we landed in New Mexico, we were bewitched and never left!

 

Isabelle Thiebaut’s been always passionate about discovering other cultures through her travels. She extensively traveled Europe countries for her own pleasure and ventured to further remote continents, such as Africa (Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Djerba Island), and later on, America (Canada, Mexico and New Mexico).

She led several trips for private groups and incentive for corporates in France,  Mauritania and here in Santa Fe.

Isabelle is the founder of Eye-Opening opportunities, (eyeopeningllc.com). The company offers an array of high-end health supplements and services to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Eye-Opening Opportunities also provides French interpretation and translation services.

Cathy Bedart-Vachez is a “born traveler”. From a very young age, she was eager to discover the world, a bug she had inherited from her dad. With her parents, she traveled most European countries as a kid, and as soon as she could, she started reaching more remote and exotic places, like Asia (Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey). She eventually relocated to Guadaloupe Island, in the Caribbean, where she met Gerard.

Gerard Vachez is also a travel lover. Before moving to Guadaloupe, he had visited Greece, Spain, and Morocco, and spent 2 years in Burundi (Central Africa).

Together, they moved to Miami, Florida, and enjoyed discovery trips to many splendid US states, as well as magical stays in the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Canada, and Mexico.

Cathy and Gerard Vachez have been running a thriving Graphic Design business (xposureadvertising.com) for 22 years in the US, with branches in Miami and Santa Fe.

We are passionate about New Mexico and Santa Fe, and we want to share our passion with curious and adventurous people!

We create “once in a lifetime” customized, luxury tours, for private small groups, corporate/CEO groups, and incentives. 

We’re an adult only operation, 21 years and older. We favor small, intimate, groups, (less than 10 people), so we can all enjoy each other’s company without the headaches and hassles of large groups!

Join us for a wonderful tour of our magical city, Santa Fe, and its surprising and spectacular surroundings.

How it works

From the moment you arrive in New Mexico, we’ll take care of you and bring you to discover some of the richest, most intriguing, and beautiful places in Santa Fe and surrounding areas.

We will pick you up from the airport and accompany you through your whole trip. We will be your personal tour guide/concierge and translator.

For your comfort and safety, all transportations will be done via luxury car services. https://new-mexico-black-car-service.business.site/

We will take you to the best, incredible hotels, restaurants, amazing sites, and so much more.

Once you choose us as your “travel master”, we will take care of every single detail. You select the hotel you like from our list of partners, and we’ll book everything for you.

We will customize this vacation to your specific tastes, wether you’re an art enthusiast, a hike fanatic, an opera buff or an animal lover…  we will literally tailor the entire tour for your individual enjoyment.

Additional services

If you’re not comfortable or fluent in English, no worries! Should you like us to make your trip to New Mexico even more enjoyable and headache free, we can meet & welcome you at your layover airport, Denver or Dallas, and accompany you for the last leg of the trip, no need to worry about finding the right terminal, or struggling to understand the airport announcements in English.

If you prefer the privacy, comfort and intimacy of a home sweet home while you travel, rather than staying at a hotel, no problem!! We will secure a luxury house rental and private chef for your gourmet meals.

Take advantage of our team’s professional photographer, (with highest quality camera on the market), on tour with you, so you won’t have to worry about taking pictures, and will be free to fully enjoy the scenery.  At the end of your vacation, we will provide you with a CD/VDV of spectacular pictures and a gorgeous book of your adventures in New Mexico.