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Program #20164RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Altitude at program locations ranges from 5,000' to 7,500' above sea level

Itinerary for Sep 10 — Sep 22, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This full-service hotel is one and one-quarter mile from the historic downtown Plaza and within an easy walk of a large mall with drugstore and grocery store. There is a shuttle that travels back and forth to the downtown area from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. The hotel sits on a hill overlooking Santa Fe with great views and many amenities and it is a non-smoking facility. It features Santa Fe-style decor and furnishings, and the staff is friendly and very accommodating.

Contact info:
750 N. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA
phone: 888-740-3291
web: www.lodgeatsantafe.com

Room amenities: Rooms are furnished and decorated with comfortable Southwest-style. Amenities include premium television channels, climate control, air conditioning, voice mail, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, daily housekeeping, clock radios and more.

Facility amenities: Non-smoking hotel, elevator, chapel/shrine, business center, fitness center/spa, outdoor seasonal swimming pool and hot tub, restaurant on premises, bar, garden, massage services, free Internet, 24-hour front desk, free parking.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar room rate
Contact Theresa Sandoval at the hotel (505-992-5853 or tsandoval@hhandr.com) or call the central reservations line at 1-800-529-5700 well in advance to reserve additional nights; please tell them that you are with a Road Scholar program that will begin on the date your program starts. The Road Scholar room rate (housing only; meals are not included in the Road Scholar room rate) will be offered for three nights pre- and post-program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, September 10 - Arrival in Santa Fe, Hotel Check-In, Introduction...
Afternoon: Check-in at hotel any time after 4:00 PM.

Register with program's Group Leader in hotel lobby between 4:00-5:30 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Evening: Program orientation and introductions in hotel meeting room.

Meet Anne Hillerman and Don Strel.

Lodging: The Lodge at Santa Fe

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Large hotel with mid-town location and free parking.

Contact info:
2020 Menaul NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107 USA
phone: 505-884-2511
web: www.mcmelegantealbuquerque.com

Room amenities: Data ports, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers, refrigerators upon request.

Facility amenities: Heated pool, spa and exercise room, restaurant and lounge on premises.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Thursday, September 11 - Class About Native Americans of the Southwest; Do...
Class About Native Americans of the Southwest; Downtown Walking Exploration of Hillerman Sites; Trip to Albuquerque and Hillerman University of New Mexico Sites

Note: Walking up to two miles over course of the day on paved and unpaved terrain; standing in museums (although with opportunities to sit!)

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Presentation on Native Americans of the Southwest. Then, we'll board our coach and go to the Plaza area for a walking exploration of some of Tony Hillerman's favorite Santa Fe places with Anne Hillerman as your guide.

Lunch: Lunch at the Cantina in the historic La Fonda Hotel, a Tony Hillerman favorite.

Afternoon: After lunch, depart for Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico campus, where we'll visit the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and the Zimmerman Library, followed by a driving exploration of Albuquerque's Central Avenue, once part of Rt. 66.

Hotel check-in at about 4:30 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at restaurant at the base of Sandia Tramway

Evening: Landscape photography class

Lodging: MCM Elegante Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Hotel

Description: All-suites hotel located on old Route 66.

Contact info:
3940 E. Highway 66
Gallup, NM 87301 USA
phone: 505-863-3455
web: www.hotelsone.com/gallup-hotels-us/comfort-suites-gallup.html?

Room amenities: High-speed Internet access, hair dryers, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, cable television

Facility amenities: business center, cable television, indoor pool

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Friday, September 12 - Acoma Pueblo Guided Exploration; Zuni Pueblo
Note: Walking up to one mile over uneven, packed dirt terrain; standing for up to one hour at a time in Acoma Visitors' Center and at Zuni Pueblo

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Check out of hotel and depart for Acoma Pueblo, where we'll have a guided exploration of the old village and see the Sky City Cultural Center

Lunch: Lunch at Y'aak'a Cafe at Acoma Pueblo

Afternoon: After lunch, depart for Zuni Pueblo

Dinner: Dinner at Zuni Pueblo

Evening: Travel to Gallup, NM with hotel check-in at the Comfort Suites

Lodging: Comfort Suites Gallup

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Proximity to Canyon de Chelly

Contact info:
Bia Route 7-Garcia Trading Post
Chinle, AZ 86503 USA
phone: 928-674-5000
Facility amenities: Fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, wifi and wired internet

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


Day Four: Saturday, September 13 - Window Rock Tribal Park; Navajo Nation Museum; Hu...
Note: Walking up to one mile over the course of the day; standing up to an hour at a time at museums and at tribal park

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Travel to Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona. At Window Rock, we'll visit Navajo Nation Museum, Visitors' Center and Window Rock Tribal Park.

Lunch: Lunch at Quality Inn Navajo Nation in Window Rock

Afternoon: Bus continues on to Chinle with a stop at Hubbell Trading Post. Hotel check-in and time at leisure before departing for our dinner destination.

Dinner: Dinner at The Junction restaurant in Chinle

Evening: Return to the hotel

Lodging: Holiday Inn Canyon de Chelly

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Proximity to Canyon de Chelly

Contact info:
Bia Route 7-Garcia Trading Post
Chinle, AZ 86503 USA
phone: 928-674-5000
Facility amenities: Fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, wifi and wired internet

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


Day Five: Sunday, September 14 - Exploration of Canyon de Chelly
Note: Walking over uneven paved and unpaved terrain up to one mile over course of the day.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Driving excursion along the rim of Canyon de Chelly

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon: Four-wheel-drive exploration of Canyon de Chelly

Dinner: Dinner at The Junction -one of Chinle's rather off-beat restaurants. It isn't fancy, but the food is okay!

Evening: Return to the hotel

Lodging: Holiday Inn Canyon de Chelly

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This hotel is the first built in Hopi tribal land in 50 years, and was the inspiration of the Elders of Upper Village of Moenkopi. It was their vision that their village should be a place of welcome and gathering for visitors to the land of the Hopi. The hotel offers a serenity lounge, and a kiva garden for visitors to enjoy.

Contact info:
P. O. Box 2260
Tuba City, AR 87056 USA
phone: 928-283-4500
web: www.experiencehopi.com/hotel.html

Room amenities: coffee maker, armchair, 32" flat-screen TV, wireless Internet access, non-smoking, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, air conditioning, radio alarm clock, cable television; voice mail

Facility amenities: Lobby coffee bar, full service business center, fitness center, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool, San Francisco Peaks Serenity Lounge, Kiva garden

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Monday, September 15 - Guided Visit to Hopi Country in Northeastern Ariz...
Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day in various areas of Hopi villages.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: After hotel checkout, the bus will depart on trip through northern Arizona for a visit to the Hopi Nation. A Hopi guide will take us to mesa-top Hopi villages, where we'll meet some artists who perpetuate traditions and culture of the Hopi, including Kachina doll carvers, basket makers, silversmiths and other artists who can explain the significance of the art.

In the Hopi villages, original homes are still intact and have been continuously occupied for over a thousand years.

Lunch: Lunch at the Hopi Cultural Center

Afternoon: Hopi visit will continue in the afternoon.

The bus will then travel on to Tuba City for hotel check-in at Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites, a hotel owned & operated by the Hopi Nation.

Dinner: Dinner at Tuuvi' Cafe, next to the hotel

Evening: Evening at leisure

Lodging: Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Lodge

Description: Cameron Trading Post is an authentic Native American Indian hotel & trading post in the heart of the Southwest near the Navajo and Hopi lands. Each room has the theme of an Indian hotel with hand-carved furnishings in historic Southwestern decor to provide comfort and charm during your stay.

Contact info:
466 HWY 89
Cameron, AZ 86020 USA
phone: 180-033-8738 x5
web: www.camerontradingpost.com

Room amenities: All rooms have telephone, cable TV, Wi-Fi, coffee makers and AC.

Facility amenities: A beautiful restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a huge stone fireplace, antique fixtures, and Native American Indian art decor. The beautiful Sandstone gardens at the Cameron Trading Post lodge were designed and planted in the 1930's. The Cameron Trading Post today is a center for local trade as well as a source for Native American Indian art, antique and contemporary.

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


Day Seven: Tuesday, September 16 - Full day guided bus and walking expedition of the...
Full day guided bus and walking expedition of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

Note: Walking short distances on paved and well-groomed trails.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: This morning we'll go to the Grand Canyon, where we'll explore some of the South Rim by coach and on foot.

Lunch: Lunch at the Maswick Cafeteria

Afternoon: We'll continue to explore the South Rim area on foot and/or by bus as time permits. We'll then have some free time near El Tovar Hotel.

Dinner: After meeting on the porch of El Tovar hotel, we'll having dinner in the dining room.

Depart for Cameron, AZ, after dinner.

Evening: Check-in at the Cameron Trading Post & Lodge

Lodging: Cameron Trading Post & Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Motel

Description: Proximity to Monument Valley

Contact info:
1000 Main Street
Kayenta, AZ 86033 USA
phone: 928-697-3231
web: www.wetherill-inn.com

Room amenities: Large flat-screen LCT TV, cable satellite television, high-speed wireless internet, coffee/tea maker, air conditioning, refrigerator

Facility amenities: Free high-speed wireless internet, guest PC and printer in lobby, indoor heated pool, guest laundry

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


Day Eight: Wednesday, September 17 - Visit the Tuba Trading Post and Explore Navajo In...
Visit the Tuba Trading Post and Explore Navajo Interactive Museum in Tuba City; Dinner at Goulding's Lodge

Note: Walking up to two miles over course of the day over paved and unpaved terrain; standing in cultural centers and trading post up to one hour at any given location

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Bus departs for Tuba City, AZ, named after a Hopi chief "Tuve." This is the administrative center for the western portion of the Navajo Nation. In Tuba City we'll visit the Tuba City Trading Post and the Explore Navajo interactive museum.

We'll then depart for Navajo National Monument.

Lunch: Boxed lunches at Navajo National Monument

Afternoon: After a short hike to see the Betatakin Ruins at Navajo National Monument, we'll depart by coach for Kayenta, AZ. In Kayenta, we'll stop at the local Burger King to see the amazing historical/pictorial display about the Navajo Code Talkers, who played an important role in the Asian Pacific Theater during World War II.

We'll then continue on to the Wetherill Inn. After checking into the hotel, we'll depart for our dinner destination.

Dinner: Dinner at Goulding's Lodge

Evening: Return to the hotel

Lodging: Wetherill Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Motel

Description: Proximity to Monument Valley

Contact info:
1000 Main Street
Kayenta, AZ 86033 USA
phone: 928-697-3231
web: www.wetherill-inn.com

Room amenities: Large flat-screen LCT TV, cable satellite television, high-speed wireless internet, coffee/tea maker, air conditioning, refrigerator

Facility amenities: Free high-speed wireless internet, guest PC and printer in lobby, indoor heated pool, guest laundry

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


Day Nine: Thursday, September 18 - Navajo Guided All-Day Exploration of Monument Val...
Note: Walking up to two miles over course of the day over uneven paved and unpaved terrain; getting on and off bus at locations on Monument Valley exploration; standing at some locations while guide explains area

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Depart for for a full-day 4-wheel-drive exploration of Monument Valley with Navajo guides.

Lunch: Lunch at a specially selected site in Monument Valley

Afternoon: Continue Monument Valley exploration

Dinner: Dinner at Goulding's Lodge

Evening: Return to the Wetherill Inn

Lodging: Wetherill Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
1 Navajo Hill
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330 USA
phone: 800-449-2288
Room amenities: Private balconies; no televisions

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


Day Ten: Friday, September 19 - Teec Nos Pos Trading Post; Mesa Verde
Note: Walking up to two miles over course of the day on paved and unpaved terrain.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel and check-out

Morning: Depart for Mesa Verde National Park, with stops at Teec Nos Pos Trading Post and Four Corners Monument on the way.

Lunch: Boxed lunches

Afternoon: Arrival and check-in at Far View Lodge at Mesa Verde

Dinner: Dinner in the Metate Room at Far View Lodge

Evening: Evening at leisure

Lodging: Far View Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
1 Navajo Hill
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330 USA
phone: 800-449-2288
Room amenities: Private balconies; no televisions

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


Day Eleven: Saturday, September 20 - Mesa Verde National Park
Note: Walking up to two miles over course of the day over paved and unpaved terrain; getting on and off bus several times; standing in some areas during guided explorations

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: All-day field trip to Mesa Verde

Lunch: Lunch at Spruce Tree House

Afternoon: Continue Mesa Verde field trip

Dinner: Dinner in the Metate Room

Evening: Evening at leisure

Lodging: Far View Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This full-service hotel is one and one-quarter mile from the historic downtown Plaza and within an easy walk of a large mall with drugstore and grocery store. There is a shuttle that travels back and forth to the downtown area from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. The hotel sits on a hill overlooking Santa Fe with great views and many amenities and it is a non-smoking facility. It features Santa Fe-style decor and furnishings, and the staff is friendly and very accommodating.

Contact info:
750 N. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA
phone: 888-740-3291
web: www.lodgeatsantafe.com

Room amenities: Rooms are furnished and decorated with comfortable Southwest-style. Amenities include premium television channels, climate control, air conditioning, voice mail, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, daily housekeeping, clock radios and more.

Facility amenities: Non-smoking hotel, elevator, chapel/shrine, business center, fitness center/spa, outdoor seasonal swimming pool and hot tub, restaurant on premises, bar, garden, massage services, free Internet, 24-hour front desk, free parking.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar room rate
Contact Theresa Sandoval at the hotel (505-992-5853 or tsandoval@hhandr.com) or call the central reservations line at 1-800-529-5700 well in advance to reserve additional nights; please tell them that you are with a Road Scholar program that will begin on the date your program starts. The Road Scholar room rate (housing only; meals are not included in the Road Scholar room rate) will be offered for three nights pre- and post-program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Twelve: Sunday, September 21 - Shiprock; Aztec Ruins; Arrive in Santa Fe
Note: Walking up to two miles over course of the day over paved and unpaved terrain; getting on and off bus several times; standing in some areas during guided explorations

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: After checking out of the hotel, we'll depart for Shiprock, NM, where we'll stop for a photo opportunity before continuing on to Aztec, NM.

Lunch: Lunch at Sonya's in Aztec

Afternoon: Visit Aztec Ruins National Monument, then continue on to Santa Fe.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: Program closing

Lodging: The Lodge at Santa Fe

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Thirteen: Monday, September 22 - Breakfast and departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. CHECK-OUT TIME IS 12:00 NOON.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Santa Fe, NM
General OverviewMuseums and galleries, e.g., Palace of the Governors Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Art and Culture, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Spanish Colonial Museum, Laboratory of Anthropology, Rancho de los Golondrinas (recreation of a Spanish Colonial village), Gerald Peters Gallery, Nedra Matteucchi (Fenn) Gallery, Alan Houser Sculpture Garden, Houshang's Gallery, Alene Lapides Gallery, Laurel Seth Gallery and many more. Historic buildings and churches include Sena Plaza, El Santuario de Guadalupe, the Oldest House, San Miguel Mission, St. Francis Cathedral, the Chapel of Loretto (with its miraculous staircase!) and Cristo Rey Church. During late June, July and August, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Santa Fe Opera are in full swing and there are many theatre productions and concerts going on in the city year round. The Santa Fe Visitors' Guide provides seasonal listings of events, as does New Mexico Magazine. A link to Santa Fe's calendar of events, web sites and telephone numbers is listed below.
For additional information, visit: www.santafe.org

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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12 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
22 Field trips

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