2005/2006 DESTINATIONS:
   
Volunteer Vacations:
Africa **
Chile
Ecuador
Guatemala
Mexico
Panama
Peru **
Thailand
   
Educational Adventures:
Africa: Safari Serengeti **
Baja: Explore the Sea of Cortez **
Best of Costa Rica **
Colorado: Garden of the Gods Geoology, History and Ecology **
Colorado: Mesa Verde Native American Culture **
Galapagos Enchanted Isles **
Hawaii: Experience Paradise **
Ultimate Thailand Explorer
   
Other Programs:
Women's Expedition to Aconcaugua
Musician's Cultural Workshop in Ecuador
   
** These programs are available for credit through the Colorado School of Mines Teacher Enhancement Program.
   
Volunteer Vacations Colorado

Colorado: Mesa Verde-Native American Culture Program

Introduction:

Slightly off the beaten path, lies an area so rich in History that the trees bow in respect and the wind whispers secrets of an ancient people. This is sacred land. This is Mesa Verde. There is no better place to celebrate than Mesa Verde Country, the archaeological center of America . Archaeology ties all of us to the heritage we proudly share with the Ancestral Pueblo people from the past and the Native Americans living here today. Indian Arts and Cultural; Anasazi Pottery, Rug and Basket Weaving Demonstrations; explore the ruins in the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, Ute Tribal Park and Mesa Verde National Park; Wildlife and Plant Conservation Program; Winemaker Tours; Native American Dances and Cultural Programs, concerts and theater.

Sample Itinerary:

DAY 1
Arrive Mesa Verde Country

Beautiful landscapes, rich history, cultural heritage, and abundant outdoor activities.

DAY 2
UTE MOUNTAIN TRIBAL PARK - 8:30am - 1:00pm
"Tour of Porcupine House Ruin" - Part of the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation, the Ute Mountain Tribal Park has been set aside to preserve remnants of the Ancestral Puebloan and Ute cultures.

Anasazi Heritage Center
Exhibits and guided tour
Evening Concert: Native American Flute

DAY 3
Full day Tour Canyon of the Ancients
Afternoon Winemaker Tour
Evening: Cortez Cultural Center Native American Dances and Cultural Program

DAY 4
CROW CANYON ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER

Day Program with Site Tour: 9 am - 4 pm - Canyon Archaeological Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to long-term archaeological research on the Ancestral Puebloan occupation of the Mesa Verde region.

DAY 5
Half Day Tour Mesa Verde National Park

Fourteen centuries of history are displayed at Mesa Verde National Park . Established by congress in 1906, Mesa Verde is the first national park set aside to preserve the works of humankind.

Return Home

Dates & Details:
June , 2004

Program Fees:
$695 per person, double occupancy
Price includes guide, programs, lodging, and some meals.

Call Pam at 720-746-0748 or email her at pam@kindredspiritstourandtravel.com

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