Southwest Native Trails

American Southwest Culture Tour – National Park Tours Arizona and New Mexico

Follow in the footsteps of Native Americans and Settlers while touring the natural highlights of the Southwest region

Immerse yourself in history on this American Southwest culture tour while you visit Native American reservations and pueblos, Santa Fe and many typical Wild West towns. The cultures of the Southwest are varied and unique, with many different traditions, art forms and lifestyles. Our knowledgeable tour guides will provide you with insights into the history of the areas you visit. Gain first-hand experiences as you travel with a small group of other interested individuals and walk and hike the path of settlers and Native Americans on our route from Arizona through New Mexico.

Starting in Phoenix, Arizona, the tour leads through the Sonoran Desert – the most species-rich desert of America – with Saguaro cacti as tall as trees, and fascinating landscapes in two states. We experience the varied homelands of ancient and present day native Americans, including colorful Canyon de Chelly and the unique Acoma Sky City pueblo. We visit historic military forts and observe the surviving cultural legacies of many different native peoples at the Gathering of Nations, the largest Pow Wow in the western U.S. Further highlights include the magnificent landscapes of the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest National Park, the magical dunes of White Sands, New Mexico, and ancient giant cactus at Saguaro National Park.

Acoma Sky City Pueblo

Acoma Sky City Pueblo


Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

Gathering of Nations

Sonoran desert, Saguaro cactus

Saguaro Cacti

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Mission San Xavier

Mission San Xavier

Top Attractions on the Southwest Culture Tour:

  • Celebrate Native American culture at the “Gathering of Nations” in New Mexico, the largest Pow Wow of the west, on our spring tour departure.  Our fall tour includes a smaller Pow Wow in Prescott, as well as a visit to Taos.
  • Visit natural wonders at Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Saguaro National Parks and National Monuments including White Sands, Chiricahua, Wupatki, and Sunset Crater.
  • Stay in accommodations on tribal land, including the beautiful Inn of the Mountain Gods
  • Enjoy guided tours of a Native American Hopi pueblo and Acoma Sky City Pueblo.
  • Explore culture-rich towns including Santa Fe, Mesilla, Flagstaff, Sedona and Gallup on Route 66.
Native Trails Tour Route Map of Arizona and New Mexico

Native Trails Tour Route Map of Arizona and New Mexico

View the Daily Schedule Itinerary 15 Days / 14 Nights

Dates and Rates

Phoenix – Arizona Grand Canyon/Sonoran Deserts – New Mexico White Sands/Santa Fe – Phoenix (Includes largest powwow in North America)

Sun, Sept.16 – Sat, Sept. 30, 2023
Sun, April 20 – Sun, May 4, 2024

Price – 15 days / 14 nights

Per Person, Double Room, $5080
Single Room Upcharge $1190

If you would like to reserve a spot on one our Southwest tours, or would just like to inquire for information, please contact us! Our small group bus tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts traveling alone or together with family/friends.

Native Trails: American Southwest Culture and National Parks Tour Itineraryreiseplan-button

Our small group tour itinerary covers the states of Arizona and New Mexico. Read about the details of our day to day small group tour route through the Southwest region.


Inn of the Mountain Gods, New Mexico

Inn of the Mountain Gods, New Mexico

Southwest Culture and National Park Tours Accommodations and special activities

For this unique American Southwest culture tour we’ve chosen accommodations and experiences that immerse you in the life of the Wild West, both as it is now and as it was a hundred years ago. Spend two nights at the Inn of the Mountain Gods on native American land.  Stay in various unique local and historic accommodations chosen for their charm and comfort.

Highlights of your tour are the world famous Gathering of Nations Powwow, visits of cultural centers, a tour of Acoma Sky City and a Hopi Pueblo, visits of several famous national parks, monuments and museums.

Santa Fe Inn

Posada Hotel

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