Touring on Hopi Tribal lands
Experience Hopi Culture and Tour Hopi Villages
The Hopi people live in 12 villages located in four regions referred to as First Mesa, Second Mesa, and Third Mesa. The Villages are among the longest continuously inhabited places in North America. Visit Hopi Villages, meet basket makers, silversmiths, carvers, painters, potters, and weavers in their home workshops, enjoy unique Hopi food, and meet some of the friendliest people in the world – the Hopi people.
Visit the Hopi Arts Trail for an introduction to Hopi artists, galleries, and a map for self guided touring. For an in depth tour, take a tour with an authorized Hopi Guide who will explain the culture and heritage of the Hopi people. What can you expect from Hopi Tour with an authorized tour guide? Click here to see one visitors experience!
While language custom and tradition are similar in the 12 Hopi villages, each region has features that are unique. Travelling across Hopi is easy – simply follow Arizona State highway 264 which connects the Upper Village of Moenkopi at the western gateway with the other villages on First, Second, and Third Mesas. You will travel through some of the most open and pristine land in the American west. The Hopi villages are living villages – the original homes are still intact and have been continuously occupied for centuries. When visitors enter the villages they are entering into the current lifestyle of the people in the villages, and out of respect for this close proximity to the residents’ personal lives, certain restrictions are requested of visitors - prohibited are: photography, sketching, videotaping, and audio recording of the village or landscapes, wandering near shrines or kivas, picking up loose feathers, hiking , climbing and exploring in non-designated areas, alcohol, drugs, and carrying of firearms. Some social ceremonies are open to the public. Visitors are asked to show respect by dressing appropriately when attending ceremonies.
You can be assured that the art you find on your visit to the Hopi mesas will be authentic and will be some of the most beautiful Native American art you have ever seen!