Native American Pueblos

Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon
Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon
Petroglyphs near Chetro Ketl ruins in Chaco Canyon
Petroglyphs near Chetro Ketl ruins in Chaco Canyon
Look-out point, Mesa Verda National Park
Look-out point, Mesa Verda National Park
The Extraordinary ‘Cliff Palace’ - a settlement carved, seemingly inaccessibly, into a rock overhang
The Extraordinary ‘Cliff Palace’ - a settlement carved, seemingly inaccessibly, into a rock overhang
Anazari petraglyphs, a riot of animal and human forms
Anazari petraglyphs, a riot of animal and human forms

The ancestral Pueblos of the American Southwest left us an extraordinary archaeological legacy in their magnificent dwellings, cliff palaces, towers, shrines and petroglyph panels. Once the hubs of an expansive civilisation, these sites were already abandoned when the Navajo peoples moved in after 1300, and so they simply described them as the ‘ancient ones’ or Anasazi, and left the deserted ruins well alone. Their civilisation continues today in the Native American Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona, stretching across the so-called ‘corner states’. Our tour of these pueblos includes exclusive special access affording us real insight, whether it’s behind the scenes at Albuquerque’s Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, or exploring the untouched settlements of the Gallisteo Basin.

  • Discover extraordinary rock art and architecture of the Anasazi
  • Travel with Dr Steve Lekson — director of over 20 archaeological projects across the Southwest — and enjoy special access to sites and excavations
  • Immerse yourself in magnificent, sweeping landscapes of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona

Themes

  • The New World
  • Rock Art
  • Prehistory

Practicalities

  • All Inclusive

What's Included

  1. Tour Manager
  2. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  3. Meals - All meals included
  4. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
  5. Field Notes
  6. Hotels - 3 nights in an upscale boutique hotel in Albuquerque, 2 nights in a modern hotel in Durango, 1 night in a comfortable Cortez hotel, 1 night in a rustic hotel in Bluff, 1 night in a lodge in Mon. Valley, 3 nights in 4* Southwestern-style lodgings in Santa Fe
  7. Flights - Scheduled return flights from London to Albuquerque

Hotel Info

3 nights in an upscale boutique hotel in Albuquerque
2 nights in a modern hotel in Durango
1 night in a comfortable Cortez hotel
1 night in a rustic hotel in Bluff
1 night in a lodge in Mon. Valley
3 nights in 4* Southwestern-style lodgings in Santa Fe

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2019 Tour Details

Mon 7th October - Sat 19th October

Available
Accepting £500 deposits

£ TBC

NAA19A

Led By: Dr Stephen Lekson

Guide Lecturer

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