Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.


Call (800) 454-5768

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET


Create an account                             Forgot your password?

or Log In via Facebook

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.

BEGINS IN: FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA

Pueblo Heritage: The Anasazi, Hopi, Navajo and Chaco Canyon

Select a Date

 

SIGN UP

and receive your

FREE E-NEWSLETTER

&

E-Photo Book:



Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:

Location

NM

Interest

Native American Studies

Price Range

$700 - $1000

Start Date

End Date

More Options


Road Scholar
Program #4541RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
See all of our Most Popular programs.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Carol from Kalamazoo, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/11/14
This program on the Anasazi was so much more than just a tour. We learned the latest theories about their civilization and the challenges it faced, as well as learning about the region's geology, botany, and the cultures of the Hopi and Navajo. The three leaders brought such different backgrounds and strengths to the program. I'm very glad I attended!

Marlene from Rio Vista, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/20/14
This program far exceeded my expectations. The scenery was spectacular, the history of the area very interesting and the knowledge of the leader, Stewart Lasseter, very easy to understand. All three of the guides: Stewart, Melisa, and Amy were helpful and made the drives interesting. They speakers who were from the 2 reservations and the outside people who talked to us, were knowledgeable, and tho they didn't always agree with one another added both information and questions for our continuing education. Great Trip!

Carol from Corona Del Mar, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/06/14 - 04/12/14
It was a great trip. The leaders were very knowledgable and I enjoyed the sites we visited.

Rick from Hope Valley, RI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/06/14 - 04/12/14
Enjoyed the program and the weather cooperated. Highlights included lunch with a Native American family, great jeep ride of Canyon de Chelly and meeting such a diverse group of people.

Gary from Sunnyvale, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/23/14 - 03/29/14
One of the best I've attended despite occasional angriness of the weather gods.

Donald from Sun City, AZ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/20/13 - 10/26/13
Personal experiences with the Native Americans you are interested in was the highlight of the Pueblo Heritage program. They made the travel and the factual learning a very meaningful experience. Also, the people drawn to take this adventure had like interests and feelings for the people and the history in which we were immersed as we did. A truly rich experience that we continue to share with friends and family mostly because the memories are so rich. Thank you Jerry, Jen and Marsha for your constant input and shared knowledge as we had such a grand learning adventure.

Carolyn from Modesto, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/20/13 - 10/26/13
The Pueblo Heritage is an absolutely fantastic experience educationally, visually and auditorily. Canyon de Chelly and Chaco Canyon were the highlights as we're the talks by native Americans, James Poley and William Yazzie. Our leader, Jerry Snow, with the help of Jennifer and Marcia provided all the added info we ever needed and we loved the Museum of Northern Arizona. Thanks to everyone who pu this wonderful program together.

Naomi from Madera, CA Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/05/13
I was able to register for two programs in a row about the Hopi and Navajo Cultures for northeast Arizona. Though there was some repeat experiences there was only enhancement and a better grounding for the comparison of the Cultures that are so thoroughly LIVED. Such RESPECT for our Mother Earth and all she has to provide - humbling to say the least. Thanks Rosie and Lyle and Ray.*** Naomi

Sandra from Mc Connellsburg, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/28/13
Road Scholar offers the best trips ever! I always learn soooo much. The leaders are experts in their fields and provide considerable information. They always take very good care of us all, too. Likewise, the participants in the program are wonderful, interesting people. based on the two Road Scholar trips I have taken, I highly recommend Road Scholar.

Cynthia from Alexandria, VA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/04/13
This is a fascinating program with well-chosen activities. I agree with Jane from Brentwood CA below that it is "a fast-paced program with very long, full days since a lot of miles are covered over the six days." I would rate the activity level as active, not moderate, and add that the vans used are not particularly comfortable. However, we enjoyed good conversations with the congenial traveling companions who shared our cramped quarters.

Patricia from Arlington, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/04/13
This was a great trip! Seeing and learning about pueblo culture in this part of the country is something I've wanted to do for a long time. This Road Scholar trip was the perfect way for a single traveler like me to do that. The program and its leaders were great; ditto my fellow travelers.

Vern from Miami, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/04/13
Vern and Ruth from Miami tour 4541 4/28-5/4/2013 We thoroughly enjoyed our Pueblo Heritage Tour. It exceeded our expectations. We learned so much, our lives were enriched. The guides were so competent and informative, professional as well as caring. Our lectures by locals were most informative and warmed our hearts to the native cultures and history. Our accommodations and meals were above average. This was our first Road Scholar adventure, and we anticipate booking our next tour

Victor from Elk Grove, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/04/13
As we were driving home after this excellent program, and I was reading aloud Lynda's review to my husband, what should come on the radio but The Eagles' "Take It Easy" (Standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona...) Just the day before we had been at that corner. Our coordinators for this trip, Stewart and Dave, took every opportunity to share interesting historical, cultural, geological and botanical facts with us. The local speakers offered new or different perspectives. It helped to read some of the suggested books prior to the trip as there was a lot of information presented. We learned that when studying Indian history there is often more than one opinion about how and why things happened. This was my first Road Scholar program, and it exceeded all my expectations. The accommodations were comfortable, the meals were varied and more than adequate. We were treated very well everywhere we went. I will definitely go on more Road Scholar programs, and will focus in particular on NAU and small group programs, as this one was excellent in every way.

Gerald from Somerset, KY Number of programs attended: 109
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/04/13
Although I have attended many programs, this was my first “traveling” program. We traveled by van from Flagstaff, AZ to Canyon de Chelly and on to Gallup, NM. We spent two nights at each place. There were stops at various points of interest along the way. The Coordinator, Stewart Lasseter, and his assistant, Dave Hall gave us a wonderful program. They shared their knowledge and experience not only on the Pueblo culture but also on the geology of the area. All the classroom speakers were interesting and well prepared for their presentations. Visiting the Old Oriabi village on the Hopi Reservation was one of the highlights of the program. It is the oldest continuous inhabited pueblo. In addition, being invited into the home of one of the residents for a pottery demonstration was an added treat. Chaco Canyon is truly remarkable and a “mystery of the past.” The skill and craftsmanship of the builders is still evident from the ruins of the various pueblos.

Lynda from Dallas, OR Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/04/13
Stewart and Dave, the program coordinations were excellent in every way. We were lucky with great weather and the group was friendly and welcoming. Everyone had a great time together. Stewart, especially had knowledge that was above and beyond expectations. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in indian history or wanting to learn about an American experience.

Reed from McLean, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/21/13 - 04/27/13
Visiting the Hopi Mesas, beautiful Canyon de Chelly, and fascinating Chaco Canyon - and receiving a warm welcome everywhere we went - were priceless experiences. Some of the brief stops along the way were delightful surprises too - small museums and the El Rancho Hotel lobby in Gallup among them!

Alice from Dexter, NY Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 03/24/13 - 03/30/13
A great program and my fellow participants made a nice, friendly group. I enjoyed the places we went, the information we received, and getting to know some interesting people. I greatly enjoyed getting to know a bit more about the people who lived (and still do) in the area and seeing how and where they lived.

Gunilla from Niskayuna, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/24/13 - 03/30/13
Outstanding program with a nice mixture of outdoor activities and lectures. Providing us with insights into contemporary lives of the Hopi and Navajo while going back in time to the Chaco culture.

Jeanne from Prairie Village, KS Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 03/24/13 - 03/30/13
A really wonderful introduction to the richness of the Hopi and Navaho cultures, with their emphasis on the connection between the natural and spiritual world, and to the earlier inhabitants who built such remarkably complex structures without the tools or building materials that are common today, but who left a spiritual legacy still valued by modern descendants.

Julia from Peabody, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/27/12
Fantastic program. I would change nothing and probably do it again !!!


Please enter your email:

Providers click here



Upload Your Photos and Videos
Add A Photo
Click on images to see larger view
"Pueblo Bonito, Chaco National Park" Uploaded By: Cynthia
"Pueblo Bonito, Chaco National Park" Uploaded By: Cynthia

"Pueblo Bonito in Chaco National Park" Uploaded By: Cynthia

"Cliff ruins in Canyon de Chelly" Uploaded By: Cynthia

"Walnut Canyon cliff dwelling" Uploaded By: Cynthia

Uploaded By: Road

Uploaded By: Road

Uploaded By: Road

Uploaded By: Road

Uploaded By: Road

Uploaded By: Road

Uploaded By: Road

Uploaded By: Road

Uploaded By: Road

"Window Rock" Uploaded By: Carol

"White House Ruins, Photo by Charles Hildebrand" Uploaded By: Carol

"Spider Rock, Photo by Charles Hildebrand" Uploaded By: Carol
Add A Video

Uploaded By: Road

Upload a picture


You can upload a jpg, jpeg, png, or gif file.
The maximum file size is 4 mb.





Upload a video


Select Video Host (Instruction)




Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2014
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768