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Hopi Learning Adventure Tour

Seeds of Hopi Art and Culture: A Learning Adventure with Mark Bahti
May 6 – 10, 2013

Picture in your mind soaring, scarlet mesas crowned by ancient multi-story adobe villages. Listen to the wind rustling through rows of blue, red, and yellow corn growing in traditional gardens scraped from the dry earth. There is so much more to the lives of the Hopi people than katsina dolls, earthen pueblo villages, distinctive pottery and jewelry, and even the awesome beauty of the land in which they live. Theirs is a culture that has endured change with impressive success for more than a millennium, a tradition of values rooted in the land. Are you ready to venture back in time to this storied and beautiful place?

Join us for an exceptional 5-day journey into the captivating culture of the Hopi people hosted by Piet and Mary Van de Mark of Baja’s Frontier Tours and guided by noted author, scholar, and second-generation Indian art dealer Mark Bahti. On this unforgettable adventure, we will visit the mesas of the Colorado Plateau in Northern Arizona to explore ancient villages, shops, and homes and learn directly from the Hopi. Discover ancient petroglyph sites, savor traditional foods, learn about Hopi farming methods (and their incredible seed diversity!), watch world-class artisans at work, and much more.

Price: $1895 for double occupancy. Single supplement $280.

Limited to just 19 participants, the cost includes scenic and comfortable round-trip travel, pleasant accommodations, meals, and fascinating experiences to last a lifetime. Part of the proceeds of this tour benefit Native Seeds/SEARCH. Co-sponsored by Tohono Chul Park.

For full information or to register please visit the Baja’s Frontier Tours website ( You may also call Piet and Mary at (520) 887-2340 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..