Mesas 2-day Journey
addition to above day trip activities: spend
more personal time with the People and gain a
deeper understanding than is possible on a one
day trip. We will visit a major remote rock art
site (if permit is available), in summer and
fall help with a traditional corn pit roast--an
ancient way to preserve sweet corn.
in special seasonal activities, an evening program
with music and a blessing circle, thoughtful discussions,
exploration of your personal interests. Go home
feeling like you have found a new family and perspective
artists will help you create a special rock art
piece or gourd rattle to take home as a visual
reminder of these heart-felt experiences.
rattles with Hopi artists in their home
about the importance of springs and water to
Hopis, how they dry farm in the high desert.
trip will be customized to the season, community
events and interests of the participants. Purification
ceremony option may be available (by donation and
Prehistoric Hopi image of young girls:
from guests from Holland who went on
the Aug. 7-8, 2001 Hopi 2-day journey:
I look in the eyes of the Hopi and Navajo
people, I feel the country. They are at
home with the land and they have a real
way of life. I feel one with them and am
not a stranger. They have so much wisdom.
We in Europe have learned much, but our
eyes say nothing of our heart. The people
here live with their heart."
felt that I was affected by the environment
here with these Hopi people who are so
calm, warm, so peaceful--I start to get
the same feelings. When I go home and have
to hurry, I will think back of this experience
in Hopi land, the people there--it will
bring me alive more. I am able to use these
Hopi and Navajo
Day trip to Hopi Mesas
with overnight on either Hopi or Navajo lands and
also visit Navajo land. In Canyon de Chelly, you
will feel the spirit of adventure and discovery as
you jeep ride with a Navajo guide through this roadless,
sandy, sheer, red-walled canyon famous for its beauty
and the concentration of cliff dwellings and rock
art of the ancestral pueblo people from 400 BC to
heart of the Navajo Reservation today, this is
a sacred place in the Dine spiritual world. We
will see Navajo hogans and livestock, hear their
stories and songs, and experience this dynamic
earth-based culture with roots in ancient tradition. Gaze
or hike into the depths of the canyon from spectacular
rim views, hike on a canyon trail.
trading posts still operate in Navajo land:
info and photos:
--Canyon de Chelly tour page
--Monument Valley tour page
Hopi and/or Navajo
2-day journey described to left with more time with
the people or more places. See some options below.
can include campfire circle with song and dance and
a fire blessing,
backcountry hikes, Navajo cook
out, visit a remote hogan of a weaver.
With Window Rock option, we can visit Navajo Nation
capital area, learn more about Navajo arts and history,
meet with interesting people involved in different
aspect of Navajo life, go behind the scenes at an historical
trading post. To add Window Rock, however, decreases
in depth time at Hopi and Can. de Chelly area and makes
a lot more driving time.
Window Rock by tribal capitol offices
Can include Monument Valley . We go backcountry by jeep with
Navajo guide, sunset Navajo cookout.
special Navajo rodeos and fairs are a
lot of fun to go to with your own personal Navajo guide,
each 4th of July we offer a special trip: