Native American Tour with Donovan

Mindig imádtad a western filmeket és érdekelt az Amerika ősi kultúrájának titka?

Most első kézből, egy valódi Navajo indiántól ismerheted meg mindezt! 

Az út során az idegenvezető egy Navajo indián, így az utazás angol nyelven zajlik. Csoportok jelentkezése esetén magyar nyelvű csoportvezetőt/tolmácsot is biztosítunk igény szerint.


Tour the Four Corners, Navajo and Hopi Nations with Donovan Hanley.


Donovan Hanley


Donovan Hanley, a native of the Bita’hochee, grew up on the Navajo Nation, near Bita’hochee Trading Post. Born to the Towering House Clan, and born for the Water Flowing Together Clan, Donovan has dedicated most of his professional life to the preservation and advancement of Navajo Culture and the Navajo way of life. His efforts in the tourism community and on Navajoland are appreciated and recognized around the world.  During your exclusive detour with Donovan, you will explore the legendary Four Corners landmarks and Navajo and Hopi culture.  This unparalleled tour with Donovan will bring together both the old and new with his insight and experience into one of America’s cultural treasures.  Amazing scenery, ancient history and a modern Navajo perspective will bring this remote, beautiful landscape to life for those who want a deeper understanding of the Native American story.


Tour Dates :  2014. October 14-19.

Trip details:

 Day 1 – Scottsdale/Phoenix > Window RockhubbleTPwagon
With a morning departure from the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, today’s route climbs from the valley floor through the Ponderosa forests and across the plains east of Flagstaff.  Indian Wells is our first destination, stopping at the historic Bitahochee Trading Post. The trading post, combined with Donovan’s personal experience, provides excellent insight into the local culture. After, we tour to the Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado AZ.  Hubbell Trading Post is the oldest continuously operated trading post in the U.S. and has been a part of the Navajo landscape for over a century.  Our final destination for today is the Capital of the Navajo Nation; visiting the Council Chambers, Navajo Veterans Memorial Park, and dinner with a Navajo dignitary.
The Council Chambers is the meeting place for the Navajo Government to discuss critical issues determining the future of the Navajo people. Incidentally, the interior of the Council Chambers is decorated with beautiful murals depicting Navajo life, culture and history. 
Overnight Window Rock, AZ



Day 2 – Toadalena Trading Post >  Canyon de Chelly
Today begins with a scenic mountain pass route to Toadlena Trading Post in New Mexico. Toadlena displays authentic Native arts and crafts.  Examples include local jewelry, pottery, rugs, sand paintings, and clothing which reflect the superb craftsmanship and cultural traditions of the artist. The mountain summit (Red Valley) offers fantastic long range views of the famous Shiprock Monolith. From the summit we tour North rim overlooks of Canyon de Chelly/Del Muerto before traversing into Canyon de Chelly. Included in the 3 hour guided tour of this living National Monument highlights Antelope House, and White House ruins, displaying both Canyon de Chelly and Canyon del Muerto.
Overnight Chinle, AZ


Day 3 – Monument Valley > Shonto > Lake Powell

The designated scenic byway of route 59 past Rough Rock delivers us to one of the treasures of the Navajo Nation. Monument
Valley is one of America’s most recognized natural wonders. The Navajo name for Monument Valley is Tse’ Bii’ Ndzisgaii – which monument valleytranslates to “light around the mittens”.  No other place on earth has the colors of an icy blue-sky contrasting so prominently against a crimson earth.  With such an awe-inspiring panorama, it is the Wild West epitomized. Our 3 hour guided tour highlights some iconic images made famous by John Wayne’s movies like “Stagecoach” and “The Searchers.”  From Monument Valley we visit Shonto Trading Post, one of only a few remaining locations that offer real trading of goods. 
Overnight Page, AZ  Lake Powell Resort


Day 4 – Page > Antelope Canyon > Lake Powell Boat Tour

Page/Lake Powell awaits you today. Take a fascinating tour of Antelope Canyon, a Photographers paradise. Today’s tour will provide you with phenomenal views and outstanding textures of Navajoland. After eating lunch on the lake, you will be treated to a boat tour of Rainbow Bridge.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Overnight Page, AZ  Lake Powell Resort


Day 5 – Horseshoe Bend > Kaibito > Navajo Fair > Hopi Mesas
The Horse Shoe Bend scenic hike is an option for this morning with views of the Colorado River far below the rim of Glen Canyon. The road to the Hopi Mesas takes us through Kaibeto for a look at the Navajo way of life. Today we arrive for the busiest day of the annual Navajo Fair in Tuba City and a trip to tour one of the oldest villages on the Hopi Mesas.
Overnight Winslow, AZ  La Posada


Day 6 – La Posada > Sedona
From Winslow, the scenic highway of Oak Creek Canyon welcomes us to Sedona for a scenic highlight tour on the way to Scottsdale/Phoenix with an approximate 5pm arrival.
Overnight Phoenix/Scottsdale/Tempe Area

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Pre Tour Lodging package included at Tempe Mission Palms Resort.

Post Tour Lodging packages are available upon request.
We offer small group touring in our custom vehicles featuring leather captain’s chairs for maximum comfort.  

Because we travel with a maximum of 13 passengers, this allows us to take a flexible approach and take full advantage of touring opportunities not available to large Coach Tours or Fly Drive Holidays.

Due to the developing tourism industry in the area changes can and do occur in this type of program. Weather conditions, sometimes severe enough to limit where we can drive or walk, can also alter the program. As visitors, we will respect this, and remain flexible and open to local conditions, safety concerns and unforeseen opportunities. Our guides will do their best to keep things on track and in the event that our schedule changes, they will try to keep disruption to a minimum, consider your wishes and organize other options as far as it is reasonable and practical to do so.  


Tour price:

$2,380 per person based on double occupancy
$650 single supplement

$2,380 per child 

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General Information

What the Price Includes

-Double occupancy lodging in a 3-4 star hotel/lodge throughout the tour
-Meals:  Six Breakfast and Lunches, Five Dinners
-Entrance Fees to National Parks, State Parks, Tribal Parks, or other named activities
-Experienced and Professional Tour Guide/Driver and local Step on guide services when required
-Third Party Tours:  Antelope Canyon Tour, Rainbow Bridge Boat Tour, Canyon de Chelly Jeep Tour, Monument Valley Jeep Tour
What the Price Excludes

-Flight to/from Scottsdale/Phoenix
-Additional third party tours and activities not listed above
-Meals not listed above
-Incidental hotel fees
-Travel Insurance

Group size
Our vehicles are designed to carry up to 13 passengers on individual leather captains’ seats, and groups range from 8-13 passengers. This tour can also be operated as a private charter for groups from 2-13 passengers.

Staff/Tour Guides
Our guides have many years of experience in leading tours throughout North America. Their knowledge and enthusiasm will ensure that everyone gets the most from each destination.

All hotels and lodges on tour are 3-4 stars. The accommodations have been chosen to give passengers the best access to the destinations we visit. For those traveling alone there is a per night supplement charge.

Activity Levels
This tour offers a wide range of walking and hiking opportunities, which require a reasonable level of fitness mostly due to elevation changes.  The level of activity can be suited to and catered for almost all levels of fitness.  It is not an activity holiday, just an active holiday.

Health and Vaccinations
It is imperative that you have both a dental and medical check-up and we recommend that you ensure your Tetanus inoculations are up to date. Our drivers and guides are first aid qualified and a medical kit is carried at all times.

Baggage Allowance 
Individual luggage must be kept to a MAXIMUM of one main piece of luggage less than 50 pounds and one daypack less than or equal to 30litres.  It is recommended to travel with a backpack or soft overnight bag with a small day pack for easy access to camera, sun block, outer-layer clothing and food for lunch while hiking or walking etc. It is recommended to plan ahead and arrange to store bulky items pre-tour.  This daypack should be suitable for carrying additional.  (We advise our clients to pack as lightly as possible)

Personal Equipment
It is a good idea to bring broken in hiking/walking shoes. It is wise to have a light but waterproof rain jacket and a fleece or good sweater for nights and mornings. A hat and a good daypack are important. Overall the tour is very casual but there will be the opportunity for smart, casual dress at dinner on a few nights.

June temperatures during the tour may range from a high of 75-80 in the day to a low of 40-50 degrees F at night.  September temperatures for this area are a bit more temperate.  The Temperature during the day average to a high of 70 but then may drop to 32-40 degrees F at night.

Post Tour Accommodation Packages
Post tours packages are available through your travel agent.

Travel insurance is a vital aspect to booking a holiday, giving you protection against unforeseen circumstances that could otherwise spoil your holiday. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that properly covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking.


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