THE WARRIOR JOURNEY
JOURNEY TO THE LAND OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS
SOUTHWEST - U.S.A.
01 - 21 April, 2016
This journey has been created to be a spiritual adventure. The warrior – pilgrim will camp on the open desert, hill and forest. We will pray and meditate with the ancient spirits of the Earth that still exist in these sacred places. Our prayers will bring light energy to the heart of each pilgrim and good vibrations to this planet. We believe that the ancient spirits of the power spots that we visit, will encourage us to transform our consciousness, to make us more aware of how to take care of this planet as they did. We will be close to Nature and will go at a slow pace so we can connect closely to the places that we visit. Some days are not defined on the itinerary in order to give us the freedom to listen to our hearts and surroundings in determining the day's adventure.
Day 1 – Arrival at Albuquerque, New Mexico. In the afternoon we will visit the Pueblo Indian Cultural Center. Hotel.
Day 2 – Travel in our van to Santa Fe, New Mexico. This picturesque city is the oldest state capital in the United States. It is set at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the midst of the Pueblo Indians. The Pueblo Indians have been farmers for centuries and are also extremely gifted craft workers and painters. Their pottery, baskets and jewelry are especially beautiful. Camping.
Day 3 – Free day to enjoy Santa Fe and rest before we continue on our adventure. Camping.
Day 4 – Visit to the San Lidefonso Pueblo. This beautiful pueblo has been made famous by the red and poichrome pottery work of Maria Popeka Martinez. These people are well known for their buffalo and Comanche dancers. Camping.
Day 5 – Visit to the Taos Pueblo set on a high plateau, flanked by their sacred mountains and set off by the low, flat-roofed houses. Camping.
Day 6 – D. H. Lawrence said: ‘'I think the skyline of Taos is the most beautiful of all I have seen in my travels around the world.'' Taos Pueblo is one of the most famous and oldest pueblos with about 1,000 years of existence. Camping.
Days 7 & 8 – Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Mesa Verde, Spanish for ‘'Green Table'', has been and still is home to the farming, Pueblo Indians for more than 8 centuries. It is famous for well preserved, pre-Colombian, Anazazi cliff dwellings in the shallow alcoves of its many canyon walls. Camping.
Days 9, 10 & 11 – We drive to Chaco Canyon, another ancient settlement of the Anazazi people. We will explore ancient ceremonial sites and feel the energy of the ancient spirits that still breathe life into the power sites. Two days to explore the wonders of these ancient people. Camping.
Days 12, 13, 14 & 15 – We will keep searching for our ancestor's trail as we discover secrets of our Earth home. Visit to the Grand Canyon and Hopi Land and Monumental Valley. Camping.
Days 16 & 17 – The Indian land appears endless. The trail has been inhabited by different tribes, including the Zuni, Apache, Hopi and Navajo Native Americans. We will visit various communities and learn from them their lost knowledge of Nature. Camping.
Days 18, 19 & 20 – If there is a place that needs to be known on our journey, it is Sedona, Arizona. It is a place where we can be in touch with the vortex energy that is born from the underground quartz crystals of Cathedral Mountain. It is a sacred place for the Indian and local people from Sedona. We will visit the Zuni Petrified Forest on our return to Albuquerque, New Mexico. A farewell dinner and preparation to return to our land of origin.
Days 18 & 19 – Camping.
Day 20 – Hotel.
Day 21 – Return flight to Europe.
Includes double occupancy for hotels and tents. Camping, entrance fees, all meals during the days when we are camping. This does not include those meals when we are traveling from place to place and stop for meals in restaurants.