Travel in the U.S.

  • Navajo Weaving Workshop
    Navajo Weaving Workshop

    July 17–22, 2019

  • Bears Ears: Off the Map
    Bears Ears: Off the Map

    October 7–12, 2019

  • Tiwa Culture of the Rio Grande
    Tiwa Culture of the Rio Grande

    September 25–October 1, 2019

  • Fremont Perspectives or Fremont: Ute   & Pueblo Perspectives & Pathways
    Fremont Perspectives or Fremont: Ute & Pueblo Perspectives & Pathways

    May 19-25, 2019

  • Southwest Indian Art
    Southwest Indian Art

    June 12–18, 2019

  • Lee’s Ferry → Grand Canyon Experience: Hidden Stories
    Lee’s Ferry → Grand Canyon Experience: Hidden Stories

    September 12–21, 2019

  • Cahokia: New Insights
    Cahokia: New Insights

    September 16–21, 2018

  • Zuni Migrations
    Zuni Migrations

    September 24–30, 2018

  • Bears Ears: Off the Map
    Bears Ears: Off the Map

    October 7–12, 2019

 

Travel the Southwest and beyond with exceptional scholars

Change the way you see the world. Travel with Crow Canyon's Cultural Explorations program—and discover the rich cultural heritage and majestic landscapes of the American West.

Crow Canyon's educational tours are travel seminars: unique opportunities to travel and learn in the company of like-minded travelers. Developed by our Cultural Explorations staff and guest scholars, each program offers a strong educational focus:

  • Travel with experts, including American Indian scholars and archaeologists.
  • Be part of a lively exchange of ideas. 
  • Enjoy limited group sizes and behind-the-scenes tours.
  • Go off the beaten path, with privileged access to sites on tribal and private land.
  • Support indigenous cultures through tours that visit with respect.

For more information about Cultural Explorations programs, please contact one of our sales and enrollment specialists at 800.422.8975, ext. 457 (M–F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

"Great group of people, excellent scholars, and awesome staff. The experience exceeded my expectations."
 Doug, 2017

Contact Us

For more information about Cultural Explorations programs, please contact one of our sales and enrollment specialists:

   800.422.8975, ext. 457
M–F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time)

  travel@crowcanyon.org

Zuni Migrations

Zuni Migrations

Sold out! To be placed on the waiting list, call 800.422.8975, ext. 457.  Learn about Zuni cosmology as we explore exotic landscapes, rock art, and ancient architecture which reveal stories of Zuni clan migrations. Scholars: Dan Simplicio (Zuni, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center); Kimberly Spurr, M.A. Read more.

September 24–30, 2018
Member* $2,495
Nonmember $2,620

Chaco’s Living Legacy: Timeless & Threatened

Chaco

More than an empty landscape, Chaco Canyon is a living legacy connected to thousands of descendent people in the region. Hear from descendent community members of Zuni, Laguna, and Acoma Pueblos and learn from the insights of scholars.

Scholars: Susan Ryan/Dan Simplicio/Michael Kanteena/Theresa Pasqual

April 28–May 4, 2019

Tuition Single / Shared
Member: $3,575 / $2,995
Nonmember: $3,700 / $3,120
Deposit: $500

Coso of the Mojave: Rock Art and Desert Cultures

Coso Mojave

One of the densest and most spectacular concentrations of rock art in North America, the Coso of the Mojave Desert still remains a mystery. Explore this landscape through descendant community voices and Coso experts.

Scholars: Alan Garfinkel

April 2–8, 2019

Tuition Single / Shared 
Member: $3,445 / $2,995
Nonmember: $3,570 / $3,120
Deposit: $500

Fremont: Ute & Pueblo Perspectives & Pathways

Fremont

Traces of Fremont culture can be understood through language, rock imagery, cultural traditions, and other archaeological evidence. Investigate possible connections between the Fremont past and Pueblo and Ute cultures of today.

Scholars: Porter Swentzell/Steven Simms/Rebecca Hammond/Carol Patterson

May 19–25, 2019

Tuition Single / Shared
Member: $4,605 / $3,895
Nonmember: $4,730 / $4,020
Deposit: $1,000

Hopi Jewelry Workshop

Hopi Jewelry

Expert Hopi silversmith, Gerald Lomaventema, will guide your hands in creating your very own piece of silver jewelry. Follow the artist’s journey, explore your creativity, and engage in thought provoking discussions.

Scholars: Gerald Lomaventema

April 15–20, 2019

Tuition Single / Shared 
Member: $2,910 / $2,495
Nonmember: $3,035 / $2,620
Deposit: $500

Southwest Indian Art: Women of Wonder

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Native American art has been created by women for centuries. Explore the women of wonder who have created amazing masterpieces. Visit with artists from the Kewa, Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, Acoma and Santa Clara tribes and learn about  the role of women in Native American art.

Scholars: Tanner Family- Joe, Cindy, & Emerald

June 12–18, 2019

Tuition Single / Shared
Member: $4,110 / $3,495
Nonmember: $4,325 / $3,620
Deposit: $1,000

Navajo Weaving Workshop

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Barbara Jean Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete are 5th generation master weavers known around the world for their incredible work and intricate styles. Listen to their stories as you work alongside them, weaving your own masterpiece.

Scholars: Lynda Teller Pete/Barbara Jean Teller Ornelas

July 17–22, 2019

Tuition Single / Shared
Member: $2,825 / $2,495
Nonmember: $2,950 / $2,620
Deposit: $500

Grand Canyon Experience: Hidden Stories

Grand Canyon

A 278-mile raft trip through the remote heart of the Grand Canyon defines this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Steeped in Hopi origin stories, this iconic landscape reveals the history of ancestral Pueblo villages and other desert cultures.

Scholars: Lyle Balenquah/Shanna Diederichs

September 12–21, 2019

Tuition Single / Shared
Member: $5,160 / $4,995
Nonmember: $5,285 / $5,120
Deposit: $1,000

Tiwa Culture: A Mosaic of Landscapes & Languages


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Understand their ancestral and modern-day culture as we explore landscapes, share in a service project with tribal members, and celebrate a Feast Day ceremony at Taos Pueblo.

Scholars: Severin Fowles/Ron Martinez Looking-Elk

September 25–October 1, 2019

Tuition Single / Shared
Member: $3,610 / $2,995
Nonmember: $3,735 / $3,120
Deposit: $500

Bears Ears: Off the Map


Bears Ears

Sold out! To be placed on the waiting list, call 800.422.8975, ext. 457. 

The best way to experience Bears Ears is camping on Cedar Mesa under the stars. Embark on a true “off the map” adventure where you realize it’s about the journey, not the destination.

Scholars: Craig Childs/Lyle Balenquah

October 7–12, 2019

Tuition Single / Shared
Member: $3,765 / $3,595
Nonmember: $3,890 / $3,720
Deposit: $1,000

The Dynamic Woman: New Insights into the Pueblo World

Dynamic Women

Explore the influence Pueblo women have had on their communities through time. Engage in lively discussions about the role gender played, and still plays, in communities and ceremonies on this women only journey.

Scholars: Tessie Naranjo/Donna Glowacki

October 21–27, 2019

Tuition Single / Shared
Member: $3,820 / $3,195
Nonmember: $3,945 / $3,320
Deposit: $500