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BEGINS IN: ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

Cultural Crossroads: Exploring Chaco Canyon and the Pueblos of Acoma and Zuni

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Program #4058ENZ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Native American culture goes back two millennia in the Southwest, during a time when an ancient people called the Anasazi laid the cultural foundations for today's modern Pueblo tribes. Explore the ceremonial center of this culture at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and trace its history from ancient times to the arrival of the Spanish and into modern times at both Acoma and Zuni Pueblos.


Highlights

• Explore the ceremonial hub of the Anasazi world on expert-led hikes to Pueblo Bonito — the largest building in North America for 800 years — Chetro Ketl and numerous 1,000-year-old petroglyphs.
• Hear the echoes of the past on a visit to the Zuni reservation accompanied by a Zuni representative.
• At Acoma Pueblo, atop a 367-foot mesa, discover a culture continuously inhabited since A.D. 1150.

Program Notes

Beginning in 2015 this program will spend an additional night in Albuquerque before departing for Gallup. The day in Albuquerque will include a visit to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Petroglyph National Monument, home to one of the largest concentrations of petroglyphs in North America.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile on some sandy/rocky trails. Uneven stone stairs in ruins. Travel to Chaco Canyon on dirt roads.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Albuquerque, 1 night; van to Gallup, 3 nights; return to Albuquerque, departure.

Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.


Our Value Promise To You

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Included
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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips

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4.5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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