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SECOND MESA (HOPI RESERVATION), ARIZONA

The Life and Land of the Hopi

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Program #1091RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Lodging and all program activities between 5,000 and 6,200 feet.

Itinerary for Sep 29 — Oct 4, 2013

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Type: Motel

Description: Tribal museum and craft shops on site; traditional Hopi dishes served in restaurant.

Contact info:
On route 264 5 miles west of juntion with route 87
Second Mesa, AZ 86043 USA
phone: 928-734-2401
web: www.hopiculturalcenter.com

Room amenities: Cable TV and telephone; air-conditioning

Facility amenities: Restaurant and meeting room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call motel for pricing.
Stayovers or early arrivals not recommended for participants traveling via shuttle due to extremely limited shuttle schedule.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 29 - Arrival & Check-In/Orientation & Introductions
Afternoon: Motel check in after 3:00PM. Road Scholar program registration from 4:30 - 5:15 PM in the motel meeting room.

Dinner: Dinner at the Hopi Cultural Center restaurant. Vegetarian options include salad, hopi bean taco, grilled cheese and cottage cheese.

Evening: Introductions and orientation in the cultural center meeting room following dinner. Begin your discussion of Hopi culture with your coordinator, a member of the Hopi tribe.

Lodging: Hopi Cultural Center Motel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Tribal museum and craft shops on site; traditional Hopi dishes served in restaurant.

Contact info:
On route 264 5 miles west of juntion with route 87
Second Mesa, AZ 86043 USA
phone: 928-734-2401
web: www.hopiculturalcenter.com

Room amenities: Cable TV and telephone; air-conditioning

Facility amenities: Restaurant and meeting room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call motel for pricing.
Stayovers or early arrivals not recommended for participants traveling via shuttle due to extremely limited shuttle schedule.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 30 - Introduction to Hopi Culture/Field trip to Dawa P...
Introduction to Hopi Culture/Field trip to Dawa Park/Hopi Katsina ceremonial cycle

Breakfast: Choose from a number of breakfast selections at the Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant. Eggs, oatmeal, toast and bacon are among the choices. Coffee or tea and juice included.

Morning: Hopi Culture lecture regarding the emergence and migration to the present day on the mesas in northeastern Arizona.

Lunch: Lunch in the cultural center restaurant. Choose from a variety of sandwiches daily. Beverage and french fries or fruit included with each meal. Vegetarian choices available.

Afternoon: Following lunch the group will depart for Dawa Park to view an amazing array of rock art -- over 1000 images have been counted. To get there, travel across the mesas to this beautiful site where images were carved in rock over hundreds of years. Although their meanings can never truly be known, your Hopi guide will interpret some of the images as they relate to clan symbols known today. The terrain at Dawa Park is sandy and uneven, but some of the rock art is within 50 feet of the vehicles so it can be accessed and viewed by all participants.

Dinner: Dinner choices vary every evening. Each entree comes with a salad, beverage and scoop of ice cream. Vegetarian options available.

Evening: An evening presentation explores the Hopi Ceremonial cycle or other pertinent topic of interest to the week's study.

Lodging: Hopi Cultural Center Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Tribal museum and craft shops on site; traditional Hopi dishes served in restaurant.

Contact info:
On route 264 5 miles west of juntion with route 87
Second Mesa, AZ 86043 USA
phone: 928-734-2401
web: www.hopiculturalcenter.com

Room amenities: Cable TV and telephone; air-conditioning

Facility amenities: Restaurant and meeting room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call motel for pricing.
Stayovers or early arrivals not recommended for participants traveling via shuttle due to extremely limited shuttle schedule.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 01 - Hopi Pottery making demonstration/Field Trip to W...
Hopi Pottery making demonstration/Field Trip to Walpi Village/Contemporary Hopi Issues

Breakfast: Choose from a number of breakfast selections at the Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant. Eggs, oatmeal, toast and bacon are among the choices. Coffee or tea and juice included.

Morning: Enjoy a pottery demonstration from start to finish with an engaging presentation. The process begins with clay gathering at sacred sites; the tempering process; coiling, shaping and building techniques; burnishing; design and painting techniques; and finally the firing process with sheep dung. See pieces in all stages of the process from wet clay to finished masterpieces, some with fire clouds.

Lunch: Lunch in the cultural center restaurant. Choose from a variety of sandwiches daily. Beverage and french fries or fruit included with each meal. Vegetarian choices available.

Afternoon: Take an afternoon field trip to the village of Walpi on First Mesa. Walpi commands a stunning setting with its centuries-old pueblos perched on the edge of First Mesa, overlooking ancient and traditional fields below. The walking tour of the village takes you past ancient structures, Hopi bread ovens, kivas and a plaza area for dances and ceremonies. Some of the structures are still lived in while others are used by traditional families during times of ceremonies. The town has no electricity or running water. The walk is approximately one mile round-trip on uneven terrain and takes about one hour to complete.

Dinner: Dinner choices vary every evening. Each entree comes with a salad, beverage and scoop of ice cream. Vegetarian options available.

Evening: Evening program in the Cultural Center meeting room on one or more contemporary Hopi issues -- land disputes, health, law enforcement, etc.

Lodging: Hopi Cultural Center Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Tribal museum and craft shops on site; traditional Hopi dishes served in restaurant.

Contact info:
On route 264 5 miles west of juntion with route 87
Second Mesa, AZ 86043 USA
phone: 928-734-2401
web: www.hopiculturalcenter.com

Room amenities: Cable TV and telephone; air-conditioning

Facility amenities: Restaurant and meeting room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call motel for pricing.
Stayovers or early arrivals not recommended for participants traveling via shuttle due to extremely limited shuttle schedule.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 02 - Kachina Carving and Significance of Katsinas in H...
Kachina Carving and Significance of Katsinas in Hopi Culture/Piki making Demonstration

Breakfast: Choose from a number of breakfast selections at the Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant. Eggs, oatmeal, toast and bacon are among the choices. Coffee or tea and juice included.

Morning: Watch a kachina carving demonstration while learning the significance of these items in Hopi culture.

Lunch: Lunch in the cultural center restaurant. Choose from a variety of sandwiches daily. Beverage and french fries or fruit included with each meal. Vegetarian choices available.

Afternoon: Today's field trip will visit a local community member's private piki house for a demonstration on how to make Hopi traditional piki bread. Made with ground blue cornmeal and ashes to preserve the color, it is a traditional food made on a special stone. Make sure to sample some of this unique "bread" and learn about its cultural significance while observing its creation in a time-honored tradition.

Dinner: Dinner at the Hopi Cultural Center restaurant. Vegetarian options include salad, hopi bean taco, grilled cheese and cottage cheese.

Evening: Free evening to get together with your fellow travelers to discuss the week's events.

Lodging: Hopi Cultural Center Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Tribal museum and craft shops on site; traditional Hopi dishes served in restaurant.

Contact info:
On route 264 5 miles west of juntion with route 87
Second Mesa, AZ 86043 USA
phone: 928-734-2401
web: www.hopiculturalcenter.com

Room amenities: Cable TV and telephone; air-conditioning

Facility amenities: Restaurant and meeting room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call motel for pricing.
Stayovers or early arrivals not recommended for participants traveling via shuttle due to extremely limited shuttle schedule.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 03 - Silver-Working Demonstration/Field trip to Ozaivi...
Silver-Working Demonstration/Field trip to Ozaivi Village/Home-Cooked Hopi Traditional Dinner

Breakfast: Choose from a number of breakfast selections at the Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant. Eggs, oatmeal, toast and bacon are among the choices. Coffee or tea and juice included.

Morning: Watch a Hopi silversmith at work, demonstrating the overlay process.

Lunch: Lunch in the cultural center restaurant. Choose from a variety of sandwiches daily. Beverage and french fries or fruit included with each meal. Vegetarian choices available.

Afternoon: Tour of one of the oldest continuously inhabited villages in the United States. Walk around Ozaivi's plaza and see some of the old construction, kiva entrances and ruins of a catholic church as you hear a recounting of the village's history. From atop the mesa you can see down to the fields below where dry farming techniques are used.

Dinner: Home-cooked Hopi dinner. The menu will be a traditional corn hominy stew. During the meal you will have the opportunity to converse with Hopi community members in an informal setting.

Evening: Continue your discussion. The traditional dinner will stretch into evening hours. Return to the Hopi Cultural Center after dinner.

Lodging: Hopi Cultural Center Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 04 - Questions and Answers, Farewells
Breakfast: Choose from a number of breakfast selections at the Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant. Eggs, oatmeal, toast and bacon are among the choices. Coffee or tea and juice included.

Morning: Morning question and answer session with your Hopi program coordinator. Program recap and farewells. Program ends in time for 10:00 AM checkout and for those to catch the shuttle.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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