Mother & Daughter Trip
The Land of Enchantment
Albuquerque, New Mexico
September 5th to 8th, 2019
Only EIGHT spots left!
Hummingbirds will take flight in the Fall of 2019 to share in the food, culture and ceremony of New Mexico. This is a unique opportunity to share a weekend with your daughter, supporting and learning about the indigenous people of the Pueblos.
Stay with us at Hotel Chaco
The ancient and the modern converge at Hotel Chaco. The ancient Pueblo culture of Chaco Canyon influences the ambiance of a state-of- the-art Albuquerque resort that connects all guests and visitors on a journey of discovery.
Flamenco Show & Tapas
New Mexico’s rich culture emerges first from the Native people who lived in the area for thousands of years before the invasion of the Spanish. We will focus on the positive influences of the Spaniards by celebrating a night out at the National Institute of Flamenco.
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Feast Day & Harvest Celebration on the Laguna Pueblo
When the Spanish came to New Mexico in the 1500s, they brought with them their Roman Catholic religion. Missionaries traveled to this new territory to bring their faith to the Native American peoples living there, converting many. However, Native beliefs and customs persevered and became intertwined with those brought by the Spanish colonists.
Today, feast days are as much a celebration of ancient Native American traditions and heritage as they are commemorations of Catholic saints. Feast days include traditional dances, cultural activities, food, and arts and crafts. Each dance tells a different story and serves a unique purpose. Every dance is considered a prayer, not a performance, and as such, outsiders are privileged to observe them. Drums beat with an insistent cadence, and the air is filled with the fragrance of piñon smoke.
Friday, September 5th
Optional Rooftop/Sunset Dinner at Hotel
Saturday, September 6th
Bike ride in the bosque
Traditional Mexican Lunch
Free time to relax or explore Old Town and Saw Mill District
Flamenco & Tapas
Sunday, September 7th
Witness the largest ceremony on the Laguna reservation. This is not a performance, but a sacred ritual celebrating the harvest and honoring the Virgin Mary. All denominations are welcome.
Leave the Land of Enchantment with a full heart.
*You are welcome to arrive early to explore on your own.
$537 - Hotel Chaco
Discounted group rate of $179 per night for King Rooms - Due March 30th to hold your spot (non-refundable)
Hotel will collect tax + $33 per day amenity fee at check out.
$250 - Give or Get Donation to St. Joseph Mission School on Laguna Reservation - Due August 29th
You will be responsible for all other trip costs, including $20 per person tickets for the Flamenco show (does not include food, beverage or tip), lunches and dinners, and transportation.