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Half Day Mesa Verde Cultural Tour - begins July 1, 2020 provided by Mesa Verde Tour Experience

Half Day Mesa Verde Cultural Tour - begins July 1, 2020

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USD 98.60
2 adults
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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
Important Information
Departure Point
Mesa Top Ruins Road, Mesa Top Ruins Rd, Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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dan f wrote a review Jul. 2020
Seattle, Washington10 contributions2 helpful votes
I travel solo and rarely do organized tours. I decided that this would be a good way to understand Mesa Verde better and it was that and far more. The guide, Mike (Tony) was superior in all ways. He lives in the area and has been throughout the park his whole life and was able
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Date of experience: July 2020
Explorer801710 wrote a review Dec. 2019
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The backcountry trip down to Square Tower House was unbelievable. The National Park guide, Jeff Brown, brought it all to life. Then we took Aramark’s 700 year tour and were able to experience not just the Cliff Dweller’s Mesa Verde but also the early Puebloan people’s Mesa Verde
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Date of experience: October 2019
Kathy wrote a review Oct. 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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
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Don D wrote a review Sep. 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina234 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
Williamsville, New York131 contributions107 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
About the operator

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By: Mesa Verde Tour Experience
We did the 700 tour. Amazing. Holly was a great tour guide. I like the way we made stops to comprehend the basics.
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700 Years Tour
After seeing a negative review of the 700 year tour, we were apprehensive. However, our tour guide, Carolyn, a for
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Victoria and Grady were our guides. Very knowledgeable and super friendly. Was an amazing tour. Plenty of photo
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700 year tour
The tour guide and driver were great and we did learn a number of things we might not have if we hadn’t taken the t
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Lisa P
NOT worth the money!
We did the 4 hour 700 year history tour. The highlight of the tour is getting to see the Cliff Palace which takes j
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700 year tour
Our Bus tour was excellent. We learned so much from our guide. Then we stopped at Cliff Palace where our Guide Risi
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Enjoyable visit, worth doing
This was a well organised tour, covering a significant number of the Park’s key sites. Comfortable coach, good comm
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Balcony House Tour
We did the Balcony House Tour at Mesa Verde National Park. Steep decent by stairs, then tall ladder up to it. Also
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A true national gem in all facets
We stayed in Durango, and then headed to Mesa Verde in mid morning, and then treated ourselves to an utterly compel
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A Great National Park
Plan on spending a couple of days in this park to experience it properly. The driving distance once you get to the
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Jennifer L
Mesa Verde
We went up to see Mesa Verde...very nice place. Lots to see and do in the park. Beautiful views on a great family
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Bill M
Mesa Verde is an awesome place to spend a day.
Mesa Verde has many extremely interesting stops to see, plan to spend at least 6 hours here. The guided tour to th
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Wonderful visit!
My family and I loved our visit! We spent as much time here as possible, and enjoyed the crisp morning weather this
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Educational Experience
We were able to book the ranger guided tours of the Cliff House and Balcony House sites and had time to visit the s
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On the Road
Mesa Verde Entrance is just a short easy drive from Durango, but from there, it is up, up, to the top of the Mesa w
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