Discover Navajo!

March 11, 2019 - March 16, 2019

Discover Navajo takes a closer look into Navajo culture, traditions, and history. On this tour we travel to the largest reservation in the United States – Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona – and visit Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, and Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

Experience culture beyond the myths and distorted images, observe the people, from children to elders, tour museums, try traditional food, enjoy arts and crafts and share in the natural wonders.  But most of all, interact with the tribal members and get to know them as a people.

A Navajo guide will accompany the group to talk about history, culture and traditions of the Navajo people.

All hotels and tour companies used on the reservation are exclusively Navajo-owned.

$1,075 double occupancy | $1,395 single occupancy

Tour highlights:

  • Navajo Nation
  • Heard Museum
  • Sedona
  • Antelope Canyon
  • Navajo Code Talkers Museum
  • Historic Tuba City Trading Post
  • Window Rock
  • St. Michael Indian School
  • Hubbell Trading Post and National Historic Site
  • Monument Valley
  • Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Tour Itinerary:

Day # 1

Arrive Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.  Transfer to your hotel. Tour the Heard Museum in the afternoon.  Dedicated to the sensitive and accurate portrayal of Native arts and cultures, the Heard combines the stories of American Indain people from a personal perspective with the beauty of art.  A welcome dinner is included this evening.  Overnight:  Phoenix.   (D)

Day # 2

Depart Phoenix with a lunch stop in Sedona before traveling on to the beautiful and magnificent Page area.  Dinner is included this evening at the hotel.  Overnight:  Quality Inn.  (B,D)

Day # 3

This morning we’ll tour Antelope Canyon, a small but exquisitely beautiful geological formation which will leave you breathless.  We’ll have lunch on our own in Page before moving on to Tuba City to view the Interactive Museum, the Code Talkers Museum and the Historic Tuba City Trading Post.  Overnight:  Tuba City Quality Inn.  (B)

Day # 4

Today we’ll tour fabulous and beautiful Monument Valley, a centerpiece on Navajo land.  Beautiful red sandstone push skyward from the vast expanse of desert floor, creating a striking set of formations.  After lunch on your own in Kayenta, we’ll move on to Canyon de Chelly National Monument, home to several periods of Indian culture dating from 350 AD.  The 26-mile canyon’s sheer cliffs range from 30 to more than 1,000 feet elevation, providing a spectacular backdrop for hundreds of Anasazi Ruins.  We’ll end the day in the capital of Navajoland, Window Rock.  Overnight: Quality Inn.  (B)

Day # 5

This morning we’ll explore Window Rock which includes many symbolic structures:  a circular path outlining the four cardinal directions, 10 angled steel pillars with the names of war veterans, and a healing sanctuary featuring a fountain made of sandstone.  We’ll also visit the Navajo Nation Tribal Chambers – similar to our US Capitol building.  Lunch is included at St. Michael Indian School.  For more than a century this school has provided students from local Native American communities with a quality education that is rooted in Catholic values, is sensitive to the Native heritage, teachers leadership skills, and enables students to contribute in a culturally diverse world.  Then depart for Hubbell Trading Post and National Historic Site, the oldest continuously operated trading post in the United States.  Here you’ll find a bookstore, exhibits, rug weaving demonstrations and picnic tables.  Overnight:  Phoenix.  (B,L)

Day # 6

Our journey of discovery in Navajoland is nearly over, but we have one last site to tour.  The Pueblo Grand Museum is located on a 1,500 year old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture.  Located just minutes from downtown Phoenix, it will be just a short ride to the airport and our flights home.  (B)

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