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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 11 — Sep 23, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This charming hotel is located one block from the historic downtown Plaza and is surrounded by Santa Fe restaurants and shops with convenient transportation nearby. 100% non-smoking facility.

Contact info:
100 Sandoval Street
Santa Fe, NM 87507 USA
phone: 505-988-2811
web: www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/SFEHIHF-hilton

Room amenities: Southwest motif, Hilton Serenity Bed and Amenity Collections, coffee and tea service, ironing boards, robes, hair dryer and makeup mirror

Facility amenities: Business Center, Complimentary printing service, fax, express mail, notary public, office rental, photo copying service, video conferencing available, video messaging, video phone, 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market, laundry-valet service, ATM, baggage storage, bar area, concierge desk, elevators, gift shop, guest activity/recreation desk, lounge, multi-lingual staff, room service, fitness room, pool

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
Request additional nights directly from hotel prior to arrival by calling 505-988-2811.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, September 11 - 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 between 4:00-5:30 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

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: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

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, September 12 - Navajo Weaving Lecture, Downtown Walking Explorat...
Navajo Weaving Lecture, Downtown Walking Exploration of Hillerman Sites, Trip to Albuquerque and University of New Mexico's Hillerman Sites

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

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel from 8:00-9:00 AM

Morning: Presentation on Navajo weavings in hotel classroom from 8:30-9:30 AM, followed by a downtown 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, from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Afternoon: Bus departs at 12:45 PM for Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico campus. Visit the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and the Zimmerman Library, followed by a driving excursion along Albuquerque's Central Avenue, once part of Rt. 66.

Dinner: Dinner at restaurant at the base of Sandia Tramway from 5:30-7:00 PM

Evening: Bus departs at 7:00 PM for Nativo Lodge and hotel check-in

Lodging: Nativo Lodge

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 13 - Acoma Pueblo Guided Exploration, St. Bonaventure ...
Acoma Pueblo Guided Exploration, St. Bonaventure School, Crownpoint Rug Auction

Note: Walking up to one mile over uneven, packed dirt terrain; standing for up to one hour at a time in Acoma Cultural Center and at Crownpoint Rug Auction

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel from 7:00-8:00 AM

Morning: Check out of hotel and bring luggage to designated location by 8:30 AM. Please be on board bus for 8:45 departure.

Visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center from 9:00-10:00 AM.

Bus departs for Acoma Pueblo at 10:00 AM.

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

Afternoon: After lunch, explore the Cultural Center at Acoma Pueblo. Then, with a Native American guide, walk through old Acoma Pueblo, located on top of a 400' mesa. Learn how it has changed very little over hundreds of years.

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

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.

Travel on to Crownpoint 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 9:30 PM.

Lodging: Comfort Suites Gallup

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.sacredcanyonlodge.com

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

Facility amenities: On-site cafeteria, charming guest rooms

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


Day Four: Saturday, September 14 - Window Rock Tribal Park, Navajo Tribal Museum and...
Window Rock Tribal Park, Navajo Tribal Museum and Library, Hubbell 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 8:00 AM. Bus departs at 8:15 AM 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 Hubbell Trading Post. You'll be here on a special day. This date is set aside yearly for the Friends of Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in partnership with the National Park Service to conduct one of the Native American Art Auctions at the park. Over 400 items will be offered in each auction, including contemporary and antique Navajo weavings, Pueblo Katsina dolls, pottery, paintings, carvings and baskets from several tribes, ranging in price from just $20 to over $4,000. You certainly don't have to purchase anything, but it's an amazing opportunity to see some of the best Native American art you may ever have the opportunity to behold. In addition to the auction, the Hubbell Trading Post will be open throughout the day. Arts, crafts, and food vendors will be on-site for your enjoyment. Bus will depart for Sacred Mountain Lodge at time set by bus driver and your guide/group leader. Hotel check-in and free time until dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at the Sacred Mountain Lodge cafeteria

Evening: Evening time TBD - Anne Hillerman and Don Strel will either do a presentation or you may have a quiet evening to relax. It's their call and yours!

Lodging: Sacred Canyon 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.sacredcanyonlodge.com

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

Facility amenities: On-site cafeteria, charming guest rooms

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


Day Five: Sunday, September 15 - Rim Exploration of Canyon de Chelly, Video Featur...
Rim 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.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Sacred Mountain Lodge cafeteria

Morning: Driving exploration of the rim of Canyon de Chelly

Lunch: Lunch at the Sacred Canyon Lodge cafeteria

Afternoon: Board bus at 2:45 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: Bus departs at 4:30 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: Sacred Canyon 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, September 16 - Guided visit to Hopi Country in Northeastern Ariz...
Guided visit to Hopi Country in Northeastern 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 the lodge cafeteria. Pick up box lunches in lobby before departure.

Morning: Bus departs at 8:30 AM for trip through northern Arizona to visit 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: Boxed picnic 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 from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Tuuvi Cafe, a new restaurant close to the Moenkopi Lodge in Tuba City

Evening: See video "The Dark Wind," based on a Tony Hillerman mystery, at the hotel from 7:45-9:45 PM

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, September 17 - Full-Day Guided Bus and Walking Expedition along ...
Full-Day Guided Bus and Walking Expedition along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

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

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Your group leader will pick up boxed lunches from the Moenkopi Lodge restaurant.

Morning: Bus departs at 9:30 AM 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 4:45 PM. This is an early dinner time, but it's the only way we can get a group into El Tovar! Please be on time! 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: Proximity to Monument Valley

Contact info:
Junction US Highways 160 & 163
Kayenta, AZ 86033 USA
phone: 928-697-3221
web: kayentamonumentvalleyinn.com

Facility amenities: Heated outdoor pool, on-site self-laundry facilities, health/fitness facility, room service, high-speed wireless internet access

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


Day Eight: Wednesday, September 18 - 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: 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. 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: Travel to Kayenta for hotel check-in, followed by trip to Goulding's Lodge in Monument Valley, where you'll visit the Trading Post and Museum.

Dinner: Dinner at Goulding's Lodge

Evening: Return to Kayenta Monument Valley Inn

Lodging: Kayenta Monument Valley Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Hotel

Description: Proximity to Monument Valley

Contact info:
Junction US Highways 160 & 163
Kayenta, AZ 86033 USA
phone: 928-697-3221
web: kayentamonumentvalleyinn.com

Facility amenities: Heated outdoor pool, on-site self-laundry facilities, health/fitness facility, room service, high-speed wireless internet access

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


Day Nine: Thursday, September 19 - 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: Depart at 7:15 AM for a full-day exploration of Monument Valley with Navajo guides, arranged by Goulding's Lodge. We advise you to cover up so you don't get sunburned (use a lot of sunscreen, too) and make sure you have a hat to cover your head. Some people bring masks used for people with allergies to keep from breathing in dust generated by the vehicles. Make sure you wear loose, comfortable clothing!

Lunch: Eat lunch at a specially selected site in Monument Valley. Lunch will be prepared by your Goulding's Native American guides - if you need a vegetarian cuisine, the guides are all prepared for you with veggie burgers, etc. This is a fun experience and we've never had anyone complain about the food!

Afternoon: Continue Monument Valley exploration

Dinner: Dinner at Kayenta Monument Valley Inn

Evening: Free evening

Lodging: Kayenta Monument Valley Inn

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, September 20 - Bluff Fort Historic Site, Edge of the Cedars Stat...
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: Depart for Bluff, Utah

Lunch: Lunch at the Twin Rocks Cafe in Bluff

Afternoon: Visit Bluff Fort Historic Site, then on to Blanding for a visit to the Edge of the Cedars State Park.

Check into Baymont Inn in Cortez at approximately 4:30 PM.

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

Evening: 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, September 21 - 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: Hotel checkout and luggage out to bus by 8:00 AM. Bus departs at 8:15, picking up boxed lunches at Once Upon a Sandwich en route.

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 it's on to Gallup, with a few stops along the way as designated by Anne Hillerman and Don Strel. Arrive in Gallup for hotel check-in by 4:00 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant

Evening: Free evening

Lodging: Comfort Suites Gallup

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This charming hotel is located one block from the historic downtown Plaza and is surrounded by Santa Fe restaurants and shops with convenient transportation nearby. 100% non-smoking facility.

Contact info:
100 Sandoval Street
Santa Fe, NM 87507 USA
phone: 505-988-2811
web: www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/SFEHIHF-hilton

Room amenities: Southwest motif, Hilton Serenity Bed and Amenity Collections, coffee and tea service, ironing boards, robes, hair dryer and makeup mirror

Facility amenities: Business Center, Complimentary printing service, fax, express mail, notary public, office rental, photo copying service, video conferencing available, video messaging, video phone, 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market, laundry-valet service, ATM, baggage storage, bar area, concierge desk, elevators, gift shop, guest activity/recreation desk, lounge, multi-lingual staff, room service, fitness room, pool

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
Request additional nights directly from hotel prior to arrival by calling 505-988-2811.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Twelve: Sunday, September 22 - 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 8:30 AM departure to Zuni Pueblo, where you'll have breakfast at a selected site.

Morning: Exploration of Zuni Pueblo including the Old Mission Church and other special places, guided by a Native American from the Pueblo.

Pick up boxed lunches prior to departure for El Morro.

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

Afternoon: Visit El Morro National Monument. This sandstone bluff was a campsite for travelers for hundreds of years, and is marked with reminders of their passing.

The bus then departs for Santa Fe, stopping 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 Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza hotel after dinner

Lodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Thirteen: Monday, September 23 - 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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35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
25 Field trips

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