Ecotours of the Southwest
haven't seen the Southwest with us, you haven't seen
In today’s world, most
people are quite concerned about environmental issues.
From the loss of the rich diversity of wildlife species to
household recycling, saving our natural environment has become a
part of our everyday lives.
travel industry is no exception to this.
In keeping with the demands of informed travelers, we are
proud to offer you a package describing the most comprehensive
ecotours in the West.
Our tours are an exciting experience, designed to enhance the
traveler’s knowledge of the West, its history, geology, archaeology
and living anthropology, plus some of the most spectacular scenery
to be found anywhere in the world.
What is an ecotour?
Ecotourism, put simply, is tourism as if nature matters.
Concern for the natural environment and minimal impact on
areas visited is a primary goal of ecotourism.
Another important aspect is that the ecotourist brings home a
better understanding of the environment and cultures they have
visited. In both these
areas, Walk Softly Tours excels in providing a tour of the highest
quality. Our guides have
studied Western ecology, geology, history, archaeology and cultures
extensively. We employ
Native American guides to present cultural history and philosophy
from a native perspective.
Our tours strive to minimize impacts on the areas visited,
and our staff is involved with local conservation groups to work
towards the preservation of the natural beauty that brings so many
travelers to the West.
Our Custom tours. We specialize in tours
of the southwest; scenic tours, Native American tours, archaeology tours and
living anthropology tours. We customize tours for schools, colleges and
organized groups who want an experience unavailable anywhere else.
Interested in the Anasazi or the Chaco phenomenon? Our guides are as up to
date on the entire saga as anyone, anywhere and unlike many tour companies, we
do not lecture you, we entertain you as we inform you. Who says history
has to be boring? All our tours
are customized and travel all over
the western Unites States. Since we don't offer canned tours, your
itinerary is yours alone. For examples of our tours, see our
Our educational tours include such majestic
sites and ruins as Canyon de Chelly, the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Aztec,
Chaco Canyon, Bandelier, Acoma, Zuni and Santa Fe. Each is customized to fit your
exact criteria whether it be Archaeology, living Anthropology,
accredited Archaeology classes, accredited anthropology
meeting and trading with the local
or a combination of any and all.
Come explore with us, this wondrous land and learn about its diversity, its incredibly interconnected nature, its
immense history and its frightening fragility.
"We take a tour to somewhere in the world every year and this was the best
tour we have ever been on". Marilyn and friends, upon
returning from the Hopi / Navajo Tour