DETOURS Native America
Native owned. Native tours.
DETOURS Native America connects non-natives to the history of indigenous Americans through remarkable experiences.
DETOURS Native America is a leading native-owned tour company created by owner Donovan Hanley and DETOURS owner Jeff Slade. DETOURS Native America strives to enhance the universal community through voluntourism, immersive experiences, and historical storytelling from a native perspective. For the first time, non-natives will be able to experience Native American heritage, culture, cuisine and celebration on a local level. These small group Native American tours offer exclusive access and a local look into the dozens of tribes in the American West. From Native American private tours to multi-day itineraries, DETOURS Native America connects non-natives to the history of indigenous Americans through remarkable experiences.
DETOURS Native America owner Donovan Hanley is from the quaint northern Arizona community of White Cone, AZ. Donovan is of the Towering House Clan, and born for the Water Flowing Together Clan. Early on in Donovan’s career, he instructed the Hospitality Management program at Greyhills Academy High School, and most recently was the Director of Sales for the Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise.
Donovan is an active member and on the Board of Directors of the Arizona American Indian Tourism Association, and holds memberships with the US Travel Association, Grand Circle Association and the American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Association. Donovan is globally recognized for his work with tribal entities in promoting Native America to international and domestic visitors.
FEATURED NATIVE AMERICA TOURS
NATIVE LANDS AND NATIONAL PARKS TOUR FROM PHOENIX
Experience The Best American West Native Lands And National Parks on this 6-day 5-night DETOUR featuring Grand Canyon National Park, Canyon De Chelly, Incredible Sandstone Buttes Of Monument Valley Tribal Park, Magical Honey-Colored Slots Of Antelope Canyon, And Horseshoe Bend Overlook.
CENTRAL NAVAJO FAIR TOUR FROM PHOENIX
Celebrate native culture during the Central Navajo Fair. This 6-day, 6-night tour visits Montezuma’s Castle, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Navajo National Monument, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly and Sedona. The highlight is a Central Navajo Fair tour, a celebration of Navajo culture with a parade, carnival, pow wow, and song & dance. This tour is guided by DETOURS Native America owner and intertribal expert, Donovan Hanley.
Pueblo Tribes of New Mexico Tour from Albuquerque
Explore New Mexico and its Native American tribes and culture on this 6-day, 6-night DETOURS Native America tour with Navajo guide and intertribal expert Donovan Hanley. This tour of New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado takes you to Window Rock, Lion Canyon, Ute Mountain nation, Mesa Verde National Park, Santa Fe, the Valles Caldera National Preserve and Jemez Pueblo. With his native history, Donovan provides a uniquely native perspective to these sacred lands.
NAVAJO NATION FAIR TOUR FROM PHOENIX
Celebrate Navajo culture with arts, crafts, dances and local food. This 7-day, 6-night tour is guided by DETOURS Native America owner and Navajo, Donovan Hanley. Explore Hubbell Trading Post, Window Rock, Canyon de Chelly, Navajo National Monument, Antelope Canyon, Route 66 and Sedona in addition to the Navajo Nation Fair.
Donovan’s DETOUR from Phoenix
Donovan’s DETOUR is a journey that offers unique access to the Tribal Lands of Arizona, including Navajo and Hopi Lands. This 6-day, 6-night guided tour features the annual Western Navajo Fair in Tuba City, AZ. It’s a fantastic combination of contemporary, historical, and cultural experiences with the Navajo and Hopi Tribes. Highlights include Montezuma’s Castle, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, Navajo National Monument, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Hubbell Trading Post and even Route 66.