The Archaeological Conservancy Announces Fall Tours of the Southwest

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Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde
Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde

Explore the wonders of the past with the Archaeological Conservancy. From the remote jungles of Honduras to the pristine rivers of the American Southwest, our archaeological tours promise exciting adventures. For more than 20 years, the Conservancy has conducted amazing tours ranging in length from four days to two weeks. Expert guides and professional archaeologists always accompany our tours, providing unique insights about the places we visit. We look forward to you joining us for these great 2017 Southwestern fall tours!

Ancient Cliff Dwellers of the Southwest

When: September 16-26, 2017
Where: Arizona and Colorado 
How Much: $2,595 per person ($480 single supplement)

They rank among the most amazing archaeological sites anywhere: walls and windows, towers and kivas, all tucked neatly into sandstone cliffs.  More than 700 years ago, the Anasazi and Sinagua cultures of the Four Corners region called these cliff dwellings home.  Warm and dry during the winter, the secluded pueblos may also have protected villagers from attacking enemies.

Today, amidst the scenery of Arizona and Colorado, our tour presents the most famous of the region’s cliff dwellings, as well as modern-day pueblos and several Conservancy preserves.  Archaeologists well-versed in the region’s prehistory will accompany the tour. Check out the travel itinerary for the upcoming Ancient Cliff Dwellers tour.  Read the travel blog from our 2015 Tour:Traveling the Southwest of the Ancient Cliff Dwellers’.

 

Mesa Verde National Park

Chaco Canyon in Depth

When: September 9-17, 2017
Where: New Mexico and Colorado 
How Much: $2,295 per person ($240 single supplement) 

Explore the vast cultural system of Chaco Canyon and the extensive network of outlying communities that developed in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado from A.D. 800 to 1140.  We’ll visit Pueblo Bonito and other spectacular great houses in Chaco Canyon as well as the great kiva at Casa Rinconada.  We’ll also have the unique opportunity to visit many of the most important outlying communities that are integral parts of the entire Chacoan complex still being uncovered by researchers.  Scholars are still struggling to understand how this vast system developed and operated, and why it suddenly collapsed in about A.D. 1130.  To complete the experience, we will tour the modern day Pueblo of Acoma and spend two memorable nights camping in Chaco Canyon.  Some of the leading Chaco experts will join us. Check out the travel itinerary for the upcoming 2017 Chaco Canyon In-depth Tour. Read the travel blog from our 2015 Tour: Touring Chaco Canyon In Depth.

To join us on this tour, or for further information, contact us at tours.tac@gmail.com or by phone at (505) 266-1540.
Visting the Past with the Future: Dr. Jim Judge visits Chaco Canyon with his grandson. Credit Jim Judge and Bliss Bruen.
Visting the Past with the Future: Dr. Jim Judge visits Chaco Canyon with his grandson. Credit Jim Judge and Bliss Bruen.

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