|Depart after lunch for Acoma Pueblo, one of the oldest pueblos in the state.|
Acoma Pueblo, located approximately 65 miles from Albuquerque, is often called "Sky City." The oldest part of the pueblo was built on top of a 400-foot mesa, to protect it from attack. Much as it was several hundred years ago, the pueblo has no electricity and no running water, but its residents vie for chances to live there for a year at a time. There are other pueblo villages at the base of the mesa, where most of the Acoma Indians dwell.
We'll have an opportunity to explore the Cultural Center, then be bused to the top of the mesa to explore the old part of the pueblo with a Native American guide. We'll see the adobe dwellings and an old Spanish church, and meet some of the inhabitants of this remarkable historic place.
Late afternoon return to the hotel.