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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 Apr 10 — Apr 22, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Santa Fe's only Native American-owned hotel, Hotel Santa Fe is located in historic downtown Santa Fe and in the heart of the new Guadalupe Railyard District. The hotel offers a unique cultural experience, from luxurious rooms to evening entertainment.

Contact info:
1501 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA
phone: 855-825-9876
web: www.hotelsantafe.com

Room amenities: Rooms are decorated with Native American art, and are very much "Santa Fe style" with lovely Southwest decor. Hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, wireless high-speed Internet access, complimentary parking and courtesy shuttle service within 1 mile radius of the hotel. Rooms are all smoke-free. Room service available; coffee/tea machines in rooms.

Facility amenities: Room service, fitness center, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, business center, restaurant, meeting rooms, laundry, Southwest decor, smoke-free, lounge, Santa Fe massage spa, Native American art, Pueblo-style architecture

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements well in advance of program's start date; hotel will not extend group rate for pre and post program stays, but will offer a good seasonal rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, April 10 - Arrival in Santa Fe, Hotel Check-In, Introduction...
Afternoon: Check-in at hotel between 3:00-5:30 PM.

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

Dinner: Hotel dining room

Evening: Program orientation and introductions in hotel meeting room.

Meet your study guides, view a slide show that will introduce you to the program.

Lodging: Hotel Santa Fe

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Part of Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Nativo Lodge is one of Albuquerque's boutique hotels. Located in northern Albuquerque close to Balloon Fiesta Park, the hotel is only a few miles from Old Town, Indian Pueblo Culture Center and many other area attractions. Nativo Lodge features Native American decor, with many of the hotel's features having been made by local pueblo residents.

Contact info:
6000 Pan American Fwy. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109 USA
phone: 505-798-4300
web: www.hhandr.com/nativo_amenities.php

Room amenities: Rooms feature in-room WiFi, gourmet coffee and tea, plush bedding, irons and ironing boards, separate vanities, two phone lines, data ports, voicemail, refrigerators upon request (fee charged), microwaves upon request (fee charged), room service, work desk, sitting area

Facility amenities: The hotel features a restaurant on premises serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local seasonal items and a variety of entrées with Southwestern flare are available as well as many other choices. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available. Recreational amenities include an outdoor and indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, a fitness facility. Spa amenities include facials and body treatments. There is a business center, complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas, complimentary guest parking and laundry facilities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Two: Thursday, April 11 - Navajo Weaving Lecture, Downtown Walking Explorat...
Navajo Weaving Lecture, 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: 8:00AM-9:00AM - Breafast buffet served in hotel dining room. Check-out.

Morning: Presentation on Navajo weavings in hotel classroom from 8:30 am-9:30 am

Board bus to downtown area for a walking exploration of some of Tony Hillerman's favorite Santa Fe places with Anne Hillerman as your guide.

Lunch: 11:30AM - Lunch at La Plazuela Restaurant in the historic La Fonda Hotel, a Tony Hillerman favorite.

Afternoon: 12:45PM - Depart Santa Fe for bus ride to Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico campus. Visit the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and the Zimmerman Library. Driving exploration of Albuquerque's Central Avenue, once part of Rt. 66.

Dinner: 5:00PM - Dinner at restaurant at the base of Sandia Tramway.

Evening: 7:00PM - Travel to Nativo Hotel Albuquerque for check-in.

Lodging: Nativo Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This hotel, opened in 1937, drew many film stars while Wild West movies were being made in the area.

Ronald Reagan, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Kirk Douglas were among the many who stayed at El Rancho.

The hotel is decorated and furnished throughout in an Old West rustic style; autographed movie star photos, Navajo rugs, and other period decorations adorn its magnificent 2-story open lobby with circular staircase.

The hotel was and is located on Route 66.

Contact info:
1000 East Highway 66
Gallup, NM 87301 USA
phone: 800-543-6351
web: www.elranchohotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, HBO. The rooms are individually decorated and fully restored.

Facility amenities: New furnishings complement the refurbished antique furniture.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Friday, April 12 - Acoma Pueblo Guided Exploration, St. Bonaventure ...
Acoma Pueblo Guided Exploration, St. Bonaventure School, Crown Point Rug Auction

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 Crown Point Rug Auction

Breakfast: 7:00AM - 8:00AM - Hotel dining room

Morning: Check out of hotel by 8:30 AM and get your luggage to designated location for loading.

8:45AM - Board bus for trip to Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

9:00AM-10:00AM - Visit the Cultural Center.

10:00AM - Bus departs for Acoma Pueblo

Lunch: Lunch at Yaak'a Cafe at Acoma Pueblo

Afternoon: After lunch, explore the Visitors' Center at Acoma Pueblo

With a Native American guide, walk through Acoma Pueblo, located on top of 400' mesa. Learn how it has changed very little over hundreds of years.

2:30PM Bus departs Acoma with a stop to pick up boxed dinners at Subway.

Bus departs for Thoreau and St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School. Located amid the beautiful red mesas of northwestern New Mexico. St. Bonaventure Mission serves the Navajo (Diné) living on the Eastern Navajo Nation.

5;15PM - Travel on to Crown Point Rug Auction, held the second Friday of each month. This is the main rug auction and craft sale on the Navajo Reservation. See hundreds of exquisite handmade Navajo rugs.

Other excellent craftspeople will be showing jewelry, pottery, beadwork and more.

Dinner: Eat boxed dinners on bus or on Rug Auction grounds

Evening: Attend the actual Rug Auction, beginning at 7:00 PM.

Bus travels on to Gallup, NM with hotel check-in about 9:00 PM.

Lodging: El Rancho Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in near Chinle, Arizona, the hotel features 73 modern rooms. The lodge’s pink adobe construction is reminiscent of ancient pueblos. Guests enjoy sitting in the shade of cottonwood trees planted in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Contact info:
PO Box 548
Chinle, AZ 86503 USA
phone: 800-679-2473
web: www.tbirdlodge.com

Room amenities: Private baths, air conditioning/central heating, telephones, color/cable television,

Facility amenities: On-site cafeteria, charming guest rooms. Hotel is only authorized provider of group tours in Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

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


Day Four: Saturday, April 13 - Window Rock Tribal Park, Navajo Tribal Museum and...
Window Rock Tribal Park, Navajo Tribal Museum and Library, Hubble Trading Post, Presentation by Navajo Nation representative

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: Check out of hotel by 8:00AM. Bus departs by 8:15AM for Earl's, one of the most popular restaurants in Gallup. This facility dates back to the days of Rt. 66 and specializes in comfort food.

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

Lunch: Lunch at Navajo Nation Inn at Window Rock.

Afternoon: Bus continues on to Chinle with a stop at Hubble Trading Post. Hotel check-in and free time until dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at Thunderbird Lodge's cafeteria.

Evening: PRESENTATION featuring special Navajo Nation representative in hotel meeting room

Lodging: Thunderbird Lodge

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

Description: Located in near Chinle, Arizona, the hotel features 73 modern rooms. The lodge’s pink adobe construction is reminiscent of ancient pueblos. Guests enjoy sitting in the shade of cottonwood trees planted in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Contact info:
PO Box 548
Chinle, AZ 86503 USA
phone: 800-679-2473
web: www.tbirdlodge.com

Room amenities: Private baths, air conditioning/central heating, telephones, color/cable television,

Facility amenities: On-site cafeteria, charming guest rooms. Hotel is only authorized provider of group tours in Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

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


Day Five: Sunday, April 14 - Navajo Guided Truck Exploration of Canyon de Chel...
Navajo Guided Truck Exploration of Canyon de Chelly, Video Featuring a Tony Hillerman Book

Note: Walking over uneven paved and unpaved terrain up to one mile over course of the day. Truck exploration of Canyon de Chelly is not physically strenuous.

Breakfast: Thunderbird Lodge cafeteria

Morning: Depart for Navajo-guided exploration of Canyon de Chelly in open-air trucks (weather permitting).

Lunch: Thunderbird Lodge cafeteria.

Afternoon: 2:45PM - Board bus for Magical Mystery Tour. This tour is optional but if you have an interest in seeing beautiful scenery you won't otherwise see, and if you want some spectacular photo ops with Don Strel, you will want to go!

Dinner: 4:30PM - Bus departs for dinner destination. Dinner at The Junction -one of Chinle's rather off-beat restaurants. It isn't fancy, but the food is okay!

Evening: Bus returns to hotel after dinner. Video in hotel meeting room featuring one of Tony Hillerman's books.

Lodging: Thunderbird Lodge

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, April 15 - Guided visit to Hopi Country in north eastern Ari...
Guided visit to Hopi Country in north eastern Arizona, followed by travel to Moenkopi Lodge.

Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day in various areas of Hopi villages.

Breakfast: Hotel check-out and breakfast from 7:00-8:00 AM at Thunderbird Lodge Cafeteria. Pick up box lunches in lobby before departure.

Morning: 8:30AM - Bus will depart on trip through northern Arizona for a visit to the Hopi Nation. A Hopi guide will take group to an area called First Mesa, Second Mesa and Third Mesa, divided into 12 villages in four regions.

You'll meet, with your guide, 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 selected site

Afternoon: Hopi visit will continue in the afternoon.

Bus will travel on to Moenkopi Lodge, a hotel owned & operated by the Hopi Nation later in the day, with hotel check in about 5:30 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at Denny's next door to the Moenkopi Lodge.

Evening: 7:45PM - 9:45PM: Watch the "Dark Wind" Hillerman movie in the hotel classroom.

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: http://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, April 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 in the hotel dining room and check-out.Group leader will pick up box lunches from the Moenkopi Lodge restaurant.

Morning: 9:30AM - Bus departs for trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Lunch: Lunch will be at a lovely picnic spot near the Desert View Watchtower area.

Afternoon: Continue to explore the South Rim area on foot and/or by bus as time permits.

Dinner: Meet on the porch of the El Tovar Hotel at 4:45PM. Dinner will be in the dining room. Afterwards, depart for check-in at the Cameron Trading Post & Lodge.

Evening: Evening will be free for rest and relaxation.

Lodging: Cameron Trading Post & Lodge

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 Eight: Wednesday, April 17 - Kayenta and Navajo Cultural Center/Tuba City and ...
Kayenta and Navajo Cultural Center/Tuba City and Trading Post/Cameron Trading Post

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: Hotel dining room

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. You will visit the Tuba City Trading Post and the Navajo Nation interactive museum.

Lunch: Lunch at Burger King in Tuba City. This is a very special place, which you'll realize after seeing the place and speaking with the owner.

The food is Burger King standard fare, but what you'll see and hear is anything but standard!

Afternoon: 1:00PM - Bus departs for Goulding's Lodge in Monument Valley. After check-in visit the Goulding's Trading Post and museum. You might even have time for a swim!

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Evening: Optional John Ford classic movie at the hotel theater (no charge) or free evening after dinner.

Lodging: Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Goulding's Lodge, located in Utah's Monument Valley, has amazing views, and, for a hotel out in the middle of this vast expanse of geological glory, has many amenities. Staffed by local Navajos (Dine'), one experiences the grace and culture of this Southwestern native American people and the true American West.

Contact info:
P. O. Box 360001
Monument Valley, UT 84536 USA
phone: 435-072-7323 x1
web: www.gouldings@gouldings.com

Room amenities: In-room wireless Internet access, flat-screen TV with satellite TV service, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer and bathing amenities, ironing board and iron, individual climate control

Facility amenities: Year-round indoor heated swimming pool; seasonal outdoor sundeck; fitness room with treadmill and weight bench; public computer station with free Internet access; DVD rentals; historical museum on property; Stage Coach Dining Room; Earth Spirit Theater

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Thursday, April 18 - Navajo guided full-day exploration of Monument Va...
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: 8:30AM -Depart hotel on 4X4 vehicles for a full-day exploration of Monument Valley with Navajo guides.

Lunch: Eat lunch at a specially selected site in Monument Valley.

Afternoon: 5:30PM - Return to the hotel for a shower and rest before dinner.

Dinner: Dinner is at your convenience in the hotel dining room.

Evening: Optional John Ford classic movie at the hotel theater (no charge) or free evening after dinner.

Lodging: Goulding's Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This 100 percent non-smoking hotel is conveniently located off U.S. Highway 160, just minutes from Mesa Verde National Park, the Dolores River, the Anasazi Heritage Center Museum, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.

Contact info:
2321 E. Main
Cortez, CO 81321 USA
phone: 970-565-3400
web: www.baymontinns.com/Baymont/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=33417&brandInfo=BU

Room amenities: cable/satellite TV, free wireless high speed Internet access, hair dryers, in-room coffee maker, individual A/C and heat, iron and ironing board, pillow top mattresses, wake-up service

Facility amenities: The facility offers Braille elevators, an exercise room, guest-use fax machine, guest laundry, indoor heated pool, indoor whirlpool/hot tub, news stand, a sun deck, and free wireless high speed Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Friday, April 19 - Bluff Fort Historic Site, Edge of the Cedars Stat...
Bluff Fort Historic Site, Edge of the Cedars State park and the Dinosaur Museum in Blanding. Short hike in Sand Canyon to see early Pueblo ruins.

Note: Walking up to two miles over course of the day on paved and unpaved terrain.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Your group leader will give you information regarding luggage and departure.

Morning: 9:30AM - Special talk about Goulding's Lodge in the hotel meeting space.

Lunch: Stop in Bluff, Utah for lunch at the Twin Rocks Cafe.

Afternoon: Our excursion will take us to Bluff Fort Historic Site, then on to Blanding, which specializes in feathered dinosaurs. On the way to Cortez, we will visit the Sand Canyon for a short hike to enjoy a great view of early Pueblo ruins. Arrive at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Cortez at approximately 4:30PM.

Dinner: 5:30-7:00PM: Dinner at Nero's Restaurant in Cortez.

Evening: 7:00PM - Bus returns to the hotel

Lodging: Baymont Inn and Suites Cortez

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 Eleven: Saturday, April 20 - Anasazi Heritage Center, Shiprock, Toadlena Tradi...
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: 8:00AM - Hotel check-out. Luggage out in front of the hotel. Bus departs at 8:30AM en route to pick up box lunches at Once Upon a Sandwich. From there, we continue on to the Anasazi Heritage Center.

Lunch: Box lunches at the Center's picnic area.

Afternoon: Bus travels on to Shiprock, which is a lovely photo opportunity. After Shiprock, we'll stop for a visit at the Toadlena Trading Post. Then its on to Gallup, with a few stops along the way as designated by Anne Hillerman and Don Strel.Arrive in Gallup by 4:00PM for a brief talk by a local expert on the city's rich heritage, the Intertribal Ceremonial and Tony Hillerman's connection.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant followed by check in at the hotel.

Evening: Free Evening

Lodging: Comfort Suites Gallup

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

Description: Santa Fe's only Native American-owned hotel, Hotel Santa Fe is located in historic downtown Santa Fe and in the heart of the new Guadalupe Railyard District. The hotel offers a unique cultural experience, from luxurious rooms to evening entertainment.

Contact info:
1501 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA
phone: 855-825-9876
web: www.hotelsantafe.com

Room amenities: Rooms are decorated with Native American art, and are very much "Santa Fe style" with lovely Southwest decor. Hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, wireless high-speed Internet access, complimentary parking and courtesy shuttle service within 1 mile radius of the hotel. Rooms are all smoke-free. Room service available; coffee/tea machines in rooms.

Facility amenities: Room service, fitness center, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, business center, restaurant, meeting rooms, laundry, Southwest decor, smoke-free, lounge, Santa Fe massage spa, Native American art, Pueblo-style architecture

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements well in advance of program's start date; hotel will not extend group rate for pre and post program stays, but will offer a good seasonal rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Twelve: Sunday, April 21 - Zuni Pueblo, El Morro National Monument, El Malpa...
Zuni Pueblo, El Morro National Monument, El Malpais, Rt. 66 Casino Truck Stop

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: Check out of the hotel and board the bus for departure to Zuni Pueblo. 8:30AM - Breakfast will be served in a Zuni home by Sunny Days Catering which is also providing box lunches.

Morning: Exploration of Zuni Pueblo including the Old Mission Church and the Eagle Aviary.

Lunch: 12:45PM - Bus departs for El Morro National Monument. Box lunches may be eaten on the bus or at El Morro depending upon the timing.

Afternoon: Bus stops at Rt. 66 Casino Truck Stop near Albuquerque for a stretch break, a soft drink or even a few minutes at the nickle slots...but only a few! Then the bus continues on to the Santa Fe.

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel Santa Fe in their Amaya Restaurant. Don Strel wil have a little surprise for you that you will enjoy during dinner.

Evening: Check into the Hotel Santa Fe after dinner

Lodging: Hotel Santa Fe

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Thirteen: Monday, April 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:
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35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
24 Field trips

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