Half Day Mesa Verde Cultural Tour - Durango

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Durango, Durango, Colorado
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience all this UNESCO World Heritage site has to offer on this 4 hour small group tour. It provides you with an overall historical view of the Ancestral Puebloans architectural, horticultural, cultural, and religious dimensions of their lives in the Southwest. The interpretive tour guides are all National Association for Interpretation certified. Choose from one of two departure times when you book.

Highlights

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Led by a local guide

Step back in time on a history tour

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The tour starts at either 8am or 1:30pm from Far View Lodge, Mile Marker 15, 45 minutes inside Mesa Verde National Park where you will board a comfortable and air conditioned coach. Experience a chronological journey starting with a pithouse village (A.D. 600), the development of pueblos and underground ceremonial rooms called kivas (A.D. 900-1100), to the Classic Pueblo era of cliff dwellings dated from the 13th century. Take amazing photos of Fewkes Canyon Overlooks at Oak Tree House and Fire Temple with a walk around stop at Sun Temple before your visit to either Cliff Palace or Balcony House cliff dwelling. Price includes admission to either one hour ranger guided tour of Cliff Palace or Balcony House depending on the time of year. Learn about the 700 years of Ancestral Puebloan history from our experienced NAI certified Interpretive Guides all while we do the driving and parking.

Cliff Dwellings are at 7,000 ft. elevation. Cliff Palace (open 5/26-9/24) requires a 1/4 mile hike and climbing four 12 foot ladders. Between 4/15-5/25 and 9/25-10/26 visit Balcony House which requires guests to climb a 32 foot ladder, crawl through an 18 inch x 12 foot tunnel and scale a 60 foot rock face. Guests that are unable or unwilling to climb the ladders will visit the Chapin Mesa Museum and Spruce Tree House Overlook during the dwelling tours.

Inclusions

Transportation by air conditioned coach

Driver

National Association for Interpretation certified Interpretive Guide

Bottled water

Local taxes

Exclusions

National Park Entry Fee

Guide Gratuity (optional)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

ADA passengers are accommodated by a visit to Spruce Tree House and Chapin Mesa Museum

Electric scooters will not fit inside the coach, push behind wheelchairs are accommodated.

Cliff Palace closed 4/15-5/25 and 9/25-10/26. Balcony House is the substitution

Cliff Palace requires 1/4 mile hike and climbing four 12 foot ladders

Balcony House requires climbing a 32 foot ladder, crawling through an 18 inch x 12 foot tunnel, and scaling a 60 foot rock face to exit the site.

Dwellings are at 7,000 feet

Dress code:casual with comfortable walking shoes

Maximum Group Size: 10