Native American Cultural and Archaeological Tours

Immersive ways to experience ancient and contemporary cultures of the Southwest American Indians.

Many of the programs, below, were put on hold in 2020. Look for new dates and programs in 2021. If you want to know about the latest programs and online talks offered by many different organizations, subscribe to Old Pueblo Archaeology's free eNewsletter.

Overnight Guided Tours

Arizona State Museum – Travel with ASM for fun, educational, and life-enriching experiences led by ASM archaeologists and ethnohistorians. 

Tohono Chul Botanic Garden – Travel with like-minded, lifelong explorers and spend just a day or an entire week discovering amazing things about the world around us.

Old Pueblo Archaeology – Talks, educational events, and guided tours every month that are local and regional.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – Classes and guided tours

Experience Hopi Tours – Seasonal tours departing from the Moenkopi Legacy Inn on the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona. Call to confirm season opening. (Note: It snows there in March)

Hopi Certified Guides – For small group and private tours of the Hopi Mesa areas in Northern Arizona (Tip: Private guides may be available year round)

Day Trips and Educational Events in Southern Arizona

Tohono O’odham Cultural Center and Museum - The Tohono O’odham welcomes you to view and learn about our rich history. We want you to come prepared for your visit to our museum so that you are able to plan your trip accordingly.

Arizona State Museum – Events, lectures, and classes. 

Tohono Chul Botanic Garden – Events calendar.

Old Pueblo Archaeology – Talks, educational events, and guided tours every month that are local and regional.

Archaeology Southwest – Talks and educational events

Marana Gastronomy Tours – Discover ancient foodways at archaeology sites and taste contemporary gastronomy that includes ancient and wild Sonoran Desert foods.

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Casa Grande - An Ancient Sonoran Desert People's farming community and "Great House" are preserved at Casa Grande Ruins. Less than an hour north of Marana.

Tumamoc Hill in the Tucson Mountains – Self-guided tour app

Mission Gardens – Guided tours of ethnographic gardens

Volunteer Excavation and Research

Old Pueblo Archaeology - Find out about volunteer archaeology opportunities

Field School for Students

Archaeology Southwest - Summer field school opportunities for college students

Cultural Organizations, Museums, and More

See: Santa Cruz Valley National Area Experiences

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