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Pre & Post Tours

 

The area surrounding Moenkopi is rich in the heritage of Native America. Self guided tours and special programs for Conference attendees will be available. Plan time for touring before and after this year’s event.

 
Hopi Village & Cultural Tours - The Hopi villages are living villages – many original homes are still intact and have been continuously occupied for centuries. When visitors enter the villages they are entering into the current lifestyle of the people in the villages. You will meet Hopi artists when you tour the villages. Authorized Hopi Guides know basket makers, silversmiths, carvers, painters, potters, and weavers who will invite you into their home workshops. You can meet artists on the Walking Tours in Walpi and Sipaulovi, where artists sell their art in the streets of the villages. You can be assured that the art you find on your visit to the Hopi mesas will be authentic and will be some of the most beautiful Native American art you have ever seen!
   

 

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
One of the centerpieces of beauty on Navajoland - and one of the world's most recognized landscapes - is Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Beautiful red sandstones push skyward from the vast expanse of desert floor, creating a striking set of formations that stand together against an umbrella of blue skies. This enchanting earthscape is so inspiring and magnificent that it is one of the most photographed sites in America - and has become synonymous with our vision of the great southwest.

 

   

 

Navajo National Monument
Step back in time and capture a glimpse of Arizona's two largest ruins - Betatakin and Kiet Seel. See how the ancient ones lived more then 900 years ago. Beautifully preserved ruins can be seen from Betatakin Overlook, which also has a modern visitor center and replicas of ancient hogans and sweat lodges on the grounds. For those of you that want to see the ruins upclose, full-day hikes are also offered to both the Betatakin and Kiet Seel sites.

 

 

The Homolovi State Park, Ancestral Hopi Villages is a 4,500-acre (18 km2) preservation of over 300 Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites. It sits at an elevation of 4,900 feet. Homolovi or Homol'ovi (the Hopi spelling of the word) is a Hopi word meaning "place of the little hills". The park is located just over a mile north of Winslow, Arizona and features historical exhibits, interpretive programs, bird-watching, and hiking.

 

 

Wupatki National Monument is one of several sites preserving pueblos of ancient peoples. In total there are more than 800 identified ruins spread around miles of desert. All of the pueblos were inhabited by the Anasazi and Sinagua Indians during the 12th and 13th centuries.
The settlement was abandoned in the early 13th century, because the land was too barren and infertile to live on. It is believed that the present day Hopi are descended from the former inhabitants of this region.

 

 

Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon is a spiritual place for many Native Americans. The five Tribes that represent the Grand Canyon today are: Havasupai and Hualapai, Southern Paiute, Navajo, and Hopi. Havasupai is the only tribe that lives within the Canyon.