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8 Days | 7 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Immerse yourself in the fabled Four Corners — the rich archaeological treasures of Mesa Verde and the enduring Navajo culture in Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley. Discover Santa Fe’s multi-cultural history. Travel to Mesa Verde with an in-depth exploration of this vast landscape of canyons and mesas. See why the Ancestral Puebloans — the Anasazi — chose Mesa Verde as their home over a millennium ago. Then explore Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley on the Navajo Nation with cultural presentations and 4x4 field trips into these iconic landscapes.


• In Mesa Verde National Park, take expert-led explorations of Chapin Mesa and famed Cliff Palace.
• At Canyon de Chelly, travel the South Rim to sacred Spider Rock; view rock art and traditional hogans nestled beneath 800-foot streaked cliffs.
• Enjoy exploring the heart of Santa Fe on a walking tour and with a visit to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Activity Notes

Short walks up to one mile including to/from lodging and restaurants, some steep ascents and descents, ability to climb short ladders at Mesa Verde. Elevations up to 8,000 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Albuquerque, N.M., 2 nights; coach to Mesa Verde National Park, Colo., 2 nights; coach to Chinle/Canyon de Chelly, Ariz., 3 nights; coach to Albuquerque, N.M., departure.

Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
7 nights of accommodations
21 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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