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Half Day Mesa Verde Cultural Tour - with unbiased reviews

Half Day Mesa Verde Cultural Tour

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Learn about the history of the Mesa Verde National Park’s Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings on this half-day cultural tour, that begins inside the park (entrance fees own expense). Absorb sweeping views of the natural landscape as you’re chauffeured across the sprawling park and gain meaningful insight into indigenous American civilisation from your NAI-certified guide.
  • Visit cultural landmarks including the Cliff Palace and Balcony House
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour to fit your schedule
  • Get around the park with ease via air-conditioned coach
  • Benefit from the expert knowledge of a NAI-certified guide
What to Expect
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Stop At: Mesa Verde Tour Experience, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Important Information
Departure Point
Durango, Durango, Colorado
  • Transportation by air conditioned coach
  • Driver
  • National Association for Interpretation certified Interpretive Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Local taxes
  • National Park Entry Fee
  • Guide Gratuity (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kathy wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
Excellent tour guide and driver. Entertaining and personable. Informative tour with lots of information I would not have gleaned on my own. It was a treat for my wife and me to have someone else do the driving while we both peered out the window as we traveled along the
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Date of experience: October 2019
Don D wrote a review Sep 2019
241 contributions63 helpful votes
We signed up for this tour ss we wanted to have a goid understanding of the Pueblo history. Bus was on time. Our guide was excellent as was the NP Ranger Kevin who took us to Cliff Palace dwelling..requires some agility. Very pleased with the whole experience.
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buckelisttraveler wrote a review Sep 2019
137 contributions109 helpful votes
We chose the 1:30pm departure hoping that the sun would warm up the fall air and we were not disappointed. At 8am the temp was in the low 40's but by 1:30pm it was sunny and the high 60s. Most likely in the summer you would want the earlier trip opposed to the heat of the
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Date of experience: September 2019
jakebanana wrote a review Sep 2019
91 contributions11 helpful votes
Went last Saturday for the Ranger Tour. We went on the 4 hour tour by bus our guide was Pam she was great! She and the driver took us to many sites and gave us the history of the Pueblo’s.It was very interesting but a warm day. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and drink plenty
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Date of experience: August 2019
Woodsie wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions
Our room at Far View Lodge had a priceless view, and the Metate Room offered great food. Our tour guide Mark on our comfortable bus was highly educated about the ancestral Pueblo people, the land, and historic context. To learn about the area, you won’t want to miss Mesa Verde!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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