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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 Oct 8 — Oct 20, 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: http://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, October 08 - 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 and view a slide show that will introduce you to the program.

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, October 09 - 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: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Presentation on Navajo weavings in hotel classroom. Then, 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: Lunch at La Plazuela Restaurant in the historic La Fonda Hotel, a Tony Hillerman favorite.

Afternoon: After lunch, depart for Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico campus, where you'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.

Dinner: Dinner at restaurant at the base of Sandia Tramway

Evening: After dinner, check into the MCM Elegante hotel

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, October 10 - 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 you'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: After dinner, the bus travels on 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, October 11 - Window Rock Tribal Park, Navajo Tribal 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, visit Navajo Tribal Museum, Visitors' Center and Window Rock Tribal Park.

Lunch: Lunch at Navajo Nation Quality Inn at Window Rock

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

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: Free evening

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, October 12 - 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 exploration of rim of Canyon de Chelly

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon: Four-wheel-drive excursion into 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: Bus returns to hotel after dinner.

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, October 13 - 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: 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 you to mesa-top Hopi villages, where you'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, where you'll check in at Moenkopi Lodge, a hotel owned & operated by the Hopi Nation.

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

Evening: Optional video: "The Dark Wind," a movie based on the Tony Hillerman novel

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, October 14 - 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: Bus departs for the Grand Canyon, where you'll explore some of the South Rim by bus and on foot.

Lunch: Lunch at the Maswick Cafeteria

Afternoon: Continue to explore the South Rim area on foot and/or by bus as time permits. Then have some free time near El Tovar Hotel.

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

Evening: Free evening

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, October 15 - Kayenta and Navajo Cultural Center/Tuba City and ...
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, the Navajo Nation interactive museum, and Betatakin ruins at Navajo National Monument.

Lunch: Lunch at Burger King in Kayenta, AZ. 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: Hotel check-in at the Wetherill Inn

Dinner: Dinner at Amigo's restaurant

Evening: Free evening

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, October 16 - 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 for for a full-day exploration of Monument Valley with Navajo guides.

Lunch: Eat 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, October 17 - 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. Your group leader will give you information regarding luggage and departure.

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

Lunch: Lunch at selected restaurant in Cortez, CO

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

Dinner: Dinner in the Metate Room at Far View Lodge

Evening: Free evening

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, October 18 - 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: Free evening

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: http://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, October 19 - 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: Depart for Shiprock, NM, where you'll have a photo opportunity

Lunch: Lunch at Sonya's in Aztec, NM

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

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel or a selected restaurant

Evening: Program closing

Lodging: The Lodge at Santa Fe

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Thirteen: Monday, October 20 - 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
1 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips

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