NATIVE LANDS TOUR - April 18-24, 2020

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Join me and a group of no more than eight participant photographers for a unique experience photographing in some of the most beautiful, sacred and cherished Native lands in the Southwest, including Chaco Canyon, Shiprock, Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods, and Canyon de Chelly. The moon will be in its darkest phase during the week of our tour, giving us grand opportunities to photograph the arch of the spring Milky Way.

What’s Included:

  • Lodging from Saturday, April 18 through Friday, April 24. (Lodging accommodations are double occupancy; single occupancy available for an additional $750.) 

  • Ground transportation

  • Meals

  • Orientation dinner on Saturday evening (not mandatory, feel free to arrive after dinner if that’s better for your travel arrangements)

  • Professional photographic instruction

  • Two professional instructor-guides

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare / travel to and from Albuquerque

  • Alcoholic beverages

A note about activity level:  Consideration will be given to each participant’s desired level of activity. With two guides leading a group of no more than eight participant photographers, we may divide into two groups if doing so best serves each participant’s desires and needs.

Price: $2,700 + tax  

  • Deposit of $500 is fully refundable before March 1, 2020 (with a written cancellation notice).

  • Balance is due April 1, 2020.

  • All major credit cards accepted. (Trip insurance is certainly worth considering.)


Saturday, April 17 - Travel day, group dinner in Albuquerque. Overnight in Albuquerque.

Sunday, April 18 - Meet at 8:00 a.m., and drive from Albuquerque to Chaco Canyon, photograph until sunset, then drive to Farmington. Overnight in Farmington.

Monday, April 19 - Photograph at Shiprock, drive to Monument Valley, photograph in Valley of the Gods. Overnight near Monument Valley.

Tuesday, April 20 - Photograph in Monument Valley. Overnight near Monument Valley. (Note: In Monument Valley we will be led by a local guide.)

Wednesday, April 22 - Photograph sunrise/morning in Monument Valley, then drive to Canyon de Chelly, photograph sunset over Canyon de Chelly sunset. Overnight in Chinle. 

Thursday, April 22 - Photograph Canyon de Chelly. Overnight in Chinle. (Note: In Canyon de Chelly we will be led by a local guide.)

Friday, April 23 - Photograph sunrise over Canyon de Chelly, drive to Albuquerque, arriving at approximately 3:00 p.m.  For those who are not flying out late Friday, the group will meet for a closing dinner.  Albuquerque hotel

Saturday, April 24 - Travel day for those participants not flying out Friday afternoon/evening.