Visitor Information and Tours
Welcome to Hopiland! We are happy you are interested in visiting our beautiful homeland. We provide customized tours of artisan workshops and historical tours of canyons filled with hidden messages left by our Ancestors. Tours can be planned according to your interests.
View of Coal Mine Canyon
Archaeological Sites: Dawa Canyon - 10,000 plus petroglyph site
Ecological sites: Coal Mine Canyon
Scenic, colorful geologic formations
Artisan Homes/Studios - Meet renowned Artisans who specialize in jewelry, fine arts, pottery, carving, and basket.
$175 for 1 person, $50 per person thereafter. Children ages 12-17: $10; Children under 12: Free.
Please bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, and sunblock. Water is provided. You may also bring your own lunch/snacks.
Tours meet at White Bear Hopi Art Gallery (between mile markers 372.5 on State Route 264).
Start your inquiry with a tour guide service here:
Hopi Footprints, firstname.lastname@example.org, 602-715-6916, P.O. Box 1048, Hotevilla, AZ 86030
HOPI TOURISM GUIDELINES
Visitation to cultural sites, historic villages and natural landmarks can only be made with a Hopi Tour Guide.
Photography of or near the Hopi Villages is prohibited.
Photography of natural landscapes may be permitted with a photography permit.
Drones are prohibited.
Hopi Mesa Village
VISIT THE HOPI VILLAGES
Twelve Hopi Villages continue as living communities since at least 900 A.D. There is a continuous history and experience as to why we are still here today. An experienced tour guide will be able to tell you this story. Two villages allow visitation:
Old Oraibi Village is the oldest, continuously inhabited community in North America. To set your feet on this ground is truly touching the ancient history of the North American continent.
Walpi Village on First Mesa is spectacular as you can look down hundreds of feet and see 100 miles in any direction. Other villages on mesa tops can be driven through and have shops that can be visited. There may be village visitation permits that can be obtained by the tour guide.
VISIT ECOLOGICAL SITES
The most-visited sites on the Hopi Reservation include:
Tawa Park, (Tawaki, Hopi placename) a visual feast of hundreds of petroglyphs images ranging from the Archaic, Basket Maker and Ancestral Puebloean periods of time.
Most viewed Tawa Park Petroglyph
Hopi Tutuveni is located along the ancient Hopi Salt Trail and records living and extinct Hopi Clan Symbol Petroglyphs.
Hopi Clan Symbol Petroglyph Site
Koyemsi, Hopi Katsina Spirits
Blue Canyon, (Talastima, Hopi placename) is an ecological wonder of colorful hoodoos and unique landscapes most visited by professional photographers, day and night.
Daily Light Play in Coal Canyon
HOPI TOUR GUIDE
The Hopi Tribe has a listing of tour guides who are permitted to take visitors into non-restricted areas of the Hopi Reservation. Some cultural sites are off limits. Each tour guide has a different style of presentation and historical knowledge. You may have a good to excellent guide. Be very clear on the type of experience you would like and the length of time you are willing to expend as much of the time is spent on the road, getting to and from remote locations.
WHO IS A HOPI TOUR GUIDE?
We all have an idea of different types of guides from international travels. Good or bad experiences can make or break a visit off the grid. All of the Hopi Tour Guides that are permitted by the Hopi Tribe are tribal members. They live on Hopi, have knowledge of Hopi history and know the different ways of getting in and out of remote areas. These individuals are self-employed and make seasonal income from visitors to the Hopi Reservation. Each Hopi Tour Guide should have an emergency plan to get assistance if needed. Weather, health/vehicle emergencies, and natural disasters will require special attention. Cash is preferable to these individuals.
All of these eco-sites are a photographer’s dream, both by daylight and nightlight, and photography is permitted with a permit. These areas are on well-traveled roads but inclement weather may require a last minute change of plans.