Rebekahs Journal

Hopi Mesa Tours ~ Travel Back in Time over a Thousand Years

walpi first mesa hopi tours

Travel back in time over a thousand years to the ancient land of the Hopi. A Native American tribe that is said to be the oldest living indigenous people of North America. Hopis call themselves Hopitu – ‘The Peaceful People’. Hopi land is in Northeastern Arizona and surrounded by the Navajo Nation. Small Hopi villages can be found on three different mesas, First Mesa, Second Mesa, and Third Mesa and are still inhabited today. All sitting at the edge of large cliffs overlooking the beautiful landscape of the painted desert. Some have no running water or electricity and enjoy living this simple life just as their ancestors did hundreds, even thousands of years ago.

We invite you to join us on this amazing adventure to the Hopi Mesas, our tours are offered in small groups so they can remain as authentic as possible in order to create the most memorable experience for you…

Tours are offered year-round departing from and returning to Sedona. This journey starts at 8am and returns between 5pm and 6pm.

hopi prophecy rock

Tentative Schedule:

8am Depart Sedona and travel up scenic Oak Creek Canyon to the top of the Mogollon Rim. Then we travel along historic route 66 and through the painted desert to the Hopi Mesas

10am Arrive at Hopi land and visit the ancient village of Kykotsmovi and Old Oraibi at Third Mesa, said to be the oldest inhabited village of the Hopi.

10:15 Meditation and prayer overlooking the vista. Enjoy the sounds of the Native Flute.

11:45 Visit Hopi Prophecy Rock and learn the teachings that the ancient ones left for us.

12pm Lunch at Hopi Cultural Center restaurant on Second Mesa, enjoy an authentic Hopi meal or choose from the regular menu. You are responsible for your own lunch.

1pm Explore the museum at the Hopi Cultural Center and learn more about the history of these ancient people. Then enjoy shopping at a few of the local arts and craft shops.

2:30 Explore the Second Mesa village of Shongopavi then to First Mesa at Polacca and Walpi. Along the way we will see Corn Rock, to the Hopi, corn is the central bond of all life and its essence, physically, spiritually, and symbolically, pervades their existence.

3pm Depart Hopi Mesas and travel past the Hopi buttes then stop at the Painted Desert Scenic View for a final breathtaking experience of this incredible land.  Return to Sedona

*Itineraries are subject to change due to timing, weather, facility closure and other factors. Efforts will be made to stay as close to the original schedule as possible.

Hopi Mesa Tours

BOOK YOUR HOPI ADVENTURE: $375. pp, $275. 2 or more. Call for group pricing.

TIPS:

  • We ask that you eat breakfast before we leave as lunch will be around 12pm.
  • Bring extra money for lunch and shopping as it is respectful to buy arts and crafts for the local people for visiting their land.
  • Bring plenty of water and snacks for the trip.
  • Camera use is limited on this journey, and is not permitted near the villages. You are welcome to bring binoculars for a close-up view.
  • Please arrive 15min early so we can depart on time.
  • Notify us of any health or handicap concerns before date of event

Learn more about the Hopi…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopi

http://www.crystalinks.com/hopi.html

http://www.hopi-nsn.gov

One of the best books about the Hopi is “Book of the Hopi” by Frank Waters and published by Penguin Books, 1963. This book covers the origin of the Hopi, the four migrations, the origin of the clans, ceremonies etc. It is a book for anyone interested in learning more about the Hopi people.