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Half Day Mesa Verde Cultural Tour

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Mesa Verde National Park, United States
Half Day Mesa Verde Cultural Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

See the UNESCO World Heritage–listed sites of Mesa Verde National Park on a tour of the park's Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings. A guide provides insight into the history, architecture, and spiritual features of these ancient homes and how they were lived in hundreds of years ago. Please note, this tour starts inside the park; you must already be in the park after paying your own national park entrance fee.
  • Enjoy a convenient way to get around Mesa Verde National Park
  • Interpretive tour is led by a guide certified by the National Association for Interpretation
  • Admission included to the cliff dwelling
  • Bottled water provided to stay hydrated in the dry climate
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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
Mesa Top Ruins Road , Mesa Top Ruins Rd, Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330, USA

Meet our tour bus outside Far View Terrace Cafe at Mile Marker 15, about 30-45 minutes driving distance from the NPS entrance station at the bottom of the hill.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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 until further notice. Check NPS website for updates.
  • Cliff Palace closed until further notice (requires 1/4 mile hike & climbing four 12 foot ladders
  • Balcony House closed until further notice (requires climbing a 32 f ladder, crawling through an 18 inch x 12 ft 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: 20
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mesa Verde National Park
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Cliff Dwellers
Gloria_W
, Sep 2021
The cliff dwellings were amazing and our tour guide was very interesting and informative. Views are breathtaking.
star-5
Both Jonathan and Grady...
Linda_C
, Sep 2021
Both Jonathan and Grady were so informative and helpful we enjoyed ourselves so much. Glad we took the time first so when we revisit the areas we already know a lot of information
star-5
Amazing experience
Mike_K
, Sep 2021
The whole tour was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done!! Deb,our tour guide was exceptional!!
star-5
Great
Floyd_F
, Aug 2021
Great Driver and knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, I thought I gave a pretty good review and it’s things like this that make people not fill out your reviews
star-5
Great
Alexandra_Z
, Jul 2021
Great tour The tour guide is knowledgeable Cold water was provided- was great during a 100 degree heat
star-5
Awesome Tour and Guide
Karen_Gi
, Jul 2021
Excellent tour. Transportation between sites was perfect on a warm day. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and a true professional. Provided extensive background and history of the ancient ones and their lands.
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Do not book this tour
Andrea_J
, May 2021
Do not book this tour. It’s not actually being offered by the park. You do not go into Cliff House or Balconey house. You do get a 4 hour tour of the park which is interesting but for if you expected to go into an actual dwelling, you will be disappointed. . I’m not sure why Viator doesn’t know their own product offerings.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Mesa Verde
fdiebold
, Aug 2019
You have to do this trip, but book it in the morning if you are going to do it in August or it gets kind of hot. It is very interesting and well presented.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic Day at Mesa Verde
TStandish
, Jul 2019
My wife and II had a fantastic day touring Mesa Verde. Our guides did a awesome job explaining and giving the history of the ruins. We highly recommend the tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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1/2 day Mesa Verde Cultural Tour
Aikidodan5
, Sep 2018
My wife and I took the tour on September 27, 2018. Fantastic tour. Carolyn, tour guide, was not only very knowledgeable, but also very helpful and funny. I recommend this tour, especially if Carolyn is the tour guide.

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