Register with program's Group Leader in hotel lobby between 4:00-5:30 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00-7:00 PMEvening: Program orientation and introductions in hotel meeting room.
Meet your study guidesand view a slide show that will introduce you to the program.Lodging: Hotel Santa FeMeals Included: Dinner
Board bus and depart for Plaza area, where there will be a walking exploration of some of Tony Hillerman's favorite Santa Fe places with Anne Hillerman as your guide.Lunch: 11:30 AM - Lunch at La Plazuela Restaurant in the historic La Fonda Hotel, a Tony Hillerman favorite.Afternoon: 12:45 PM - 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, followed by a driving exploration of Albuquerque's Central Avenue, once part of Rt. 66.Dinner: 5:00 PM - Dinner at Sandiago's restaurant at the base of Sandia TramwayEvening: 7:00 PM - Travel to Nativo Hotel Albuquerque for check-in.Lodging: Nativo LodgeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8:45 AM - Board bus for trip to Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
9:00 AM-10:00 AM - Visit the Cultural Center.
10:00 AM - Bus departs for Acoma Pueblo.Lunch: Lunch at Y'aak'a Cafe at Acoma PuebloAfternoon: 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.
2:30 PM - 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.
5:15 PM - 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 groundsEvening: 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: Comfort Suites GallupMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
In the Hopi villages, original homes are still intact and have been continuously occupied for over a thousand years.Lunch: Lunch at selected siteAfternoon: 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 Tuuvi CafeEvening: Optional video: "The Dark Wind," based on the novel by Tony HillermanLodging: Moenkopi Legacy Inn & SuitesMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The food is Burger King standard fare, but what you'll see and hear is anything but standard!Afternoon: After lunch, bus departs for Monument Valley. On arrival, you'll visit the trading post and museum at Goulding's Lodge.Dinner: Dinner at Goulding's LodgeEvening: Depart for Mexican Hat and hotel check-in at the San Juan InnLodging: San Juan InnMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Four-wheel-drive vehicles depart from Goulding's at 9:00 AM for all-day exploration of Monument Valley.Lunch: Lunch at a specially selected site in Monument ValleyAfternoon: Continue exploration of Monument Valley.Dinner: Dinner at the hotelEvening: Free eveningLodging: San Juan InnMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Arrive at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Cortez at approximately 4:30 PM.Dinner: Dinner at Nero's Restaurant in CortezEvening: Return to the hotel after dinnerLodging: Baymont Inn and Suites CortezMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner