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On the Road: Hopi Mesas, Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley — Hopi & Navajo

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7 Days | 6 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.
Stay on both the Navajo and Hopi reservations and immerse yourself in these cultures with exposure to native speakers and artisans who share insights into their life ways. Visit the Hopi village of Old Oraibi atop a windswept mesa. At Canyon de Chelly, field trips visit both North and South rims and the inner Canyon. Experience Monument Valley’s iconic formations and sweeping vistas.


• Enjoy two Navajo-led 4x4 adventures to see ruins, petroglyphs and natural beauty.
• Enjoy a docent-led field trip to Phoenix’s famed Heard Museum, telling the stories of the Native American peoples of the Southwest.
• Visit Hubble Trading Post and hear from Navajo and Hopi speakers about their cultures and challenges.

Activity Notes

Field trips require ability to walk 1/2 mile at a time, 1 mile total daily. Trails are sometimes uneven on packed dirt with little elevation change. Optional longer hike at Canyon de Chelly to Anasazi ruin site. Elevations up to 7,300 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Phoenix, 1 night; Second Mesa, 2 nights; Chinle, 2 nights; Cameron, 1 night; Phoenix, departure.

Date Notes
This program date will feature the Heard Museum's "Katsina Doll Marketplace: A Gathering of Carvers." The nation's largest gathering of Hopi katsina doll carvers will show and sell their unique creations at the 14th Annual Katsina Doll Marketplace. Enjoy musical performances, carving demonstrations and a drawing for the featured katsina doll.

Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips


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