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SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Puebloan Christmas Dances and Winter Solstice Celebrations

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Program #6853RJ
7 Days | 6 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.
Experience the ceremonial dances of the Pueblo people. Christmas is a time of the year when Pueblo and Spanish beliefs and customs blend in a unique way. Enjoy five days of Puebloan dances at several Rio Grande Pueblos. Road Scholar’s experts reflect this region's cultural diversity and share it with you.


Highlights

• Commemorate the longest night of the year as Puebloan, Christian and other spiritual beliefs merge in a celebration of the winter solstice Native-American style.
• Classes on history and ceremonials reveal the meaning and symbolism of Pueblo dances.
• An expert-led field trip showcases one of the finest museums of Native American history and culture in the Southwest.

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Walking up to two miles per day over uneven, unpaved surfaces. Some stairs. Standing outside for up to two hours during Native American dances. Elevations of 7,000 feet.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Performances

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