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Red Rock West 2-Hour Jeep Tour from Sedona

1. Red Rock West 2-Hour Jeep Tour from Sedona

Climb aboard an open-top, covered Jeep for an off-road adventure through the spectacular red rocks of Arizona’s desert wilderness trails on the outskirts of Sedona. Discover the heart of the Sedona landscape to see desert flora and fauna, and awesome red rock formations up close. Travel along one of the many forest service roads that take you deep into the western canyon area of Sedona's high desert area. Ideal any time of day, the tour is especially stunning during a sunset drive. Watch the rocks turn shades of orange, pink, and red as the sun begins to set. Your guide will tell tales and historical facts about the desert to blow your mind. Stop at the Van Deren Cabin, where famous Westerns, such as "Blood on the Moon" and "Purple Sage" were filmed, and pause at panoramic spots for extraordinary photo opportunities.

Sedona: Open-Air Bus Sightseeing Tour

2. Sedona: Open-Air Bus Sightseeing Tour

Discover the highlights of Sedona and its surrounding area on an open-air sightseeing bus tour. Learn more about the area with your local guide, on topics such as natural history, indigenous peoples, energy vortexes, geology, and even a world-famous spiritual stop. Set off on your journey to the first stop of the tour at the Sedona Airport Scenic Overlook. Located about the center of western Sedona, stop to admire spectacular views of rock formations like Thunder Mountain, Coffee Pot Rock, Cockscomb, Chimney Rock, Sugarloaf, and Mingus Mountain. Continue towards Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park. Wander through the stunning landscape of red rocks surrounded by pinion and juniper pines. Take in the tranquil atmosphere of this spiritual refuge that attracts spiritual seekers of all faiths. Take a short walk through winding trails leading up to the stupa, believed to represent the Mind of Enlightenment bestowing blessings upon all believers. Stroll around the stupa and spin the prayer wheels or offer your own prayers to the heavens. Head next to the Boynton Canyon Vortex, the site of a balance between masculine and feminine energy. The vortex is located between a rock formation named Kachina Woman and another knoll which is thought to contain masculine energy. After some time to recharge travel back to the starting point.

Sedona: Small-Group Vortex Jeep Tour

3. Sedona: Small-Group Vortex Jeep Tour

Learn about the famous Sedona vortexes, which have defied explanation for years. See why people from all over the world have extraordinary and enlightening experiences here. Jump into a jeep and prepare for a fascinating tour for the skeptic, the academic, and the seeker alike. Head into the desert and learn about the discovery and history of these sites, thought to emanate mystic energy. Hear stories of people from all over the world, who experienced the energy these sites promise. Open your eyes to the different cultural beliefs that surround the vortexes and see if the vortexes can connect you to another power. Explore the possibilities, the history, and the various cultural beliefs surrounding the vortexes. Learn about the ways in which you're connected to the earth from Chinese medicine to American Indian lore and New Age mysticism. Immerse yourself in this unique experience on a small group tour with your experienced and knowledgeable guide.

Sedona: Sights, History, and Shopping Open-Bus Tour

4. Sedona: Sights, History, and Shopping Open-Bus Tour

Tour in an open-air, 360-degree-view vehicle and make six stops along this sights, history, and shopping tour in Sedona. See the red rocks, explore the powerful vortexes that Sedona is famous for, and stop for some of the best food and shopping around. Begin your day with red-rock views of Sedona’s peaks and mountains. Hear everything from how these rocks came to be to the best places to go to for dinner from your tour guide. Enjoy views of Cathedral Rock, Thunder Mountain, filming locations, and much more. In between stops, listen as your guide explains the mysteries of Sedona and its fascinating locations. Stop mid-tour at trendy Uptown Sedona for an optional lunch in between the other stops along the tour. End your tour back at the local partner’s office with some time before dinner to spend freely. The entire tour route includes stops at: • Chapel of the Holy Cross (30 minutes) • Sedona Airport Overlook (20 minutes) • Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village (40 minutes) • Uptown Sedona (60 minutes) • Rachel's Knoll (20 minutes) • Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park (30 minutes)

Sedona: Nighttime UFO & Stargazing Tour

5. Sedona: Nighttime UFO & Stargazing Tour

Change how you see the skies forever with this nighttime stargazing and UFO tour. Discover the unexplained phenomenon hovering just above Sedona and make contact with the unidentified objects overhead. Your UFO guide will assist you in tracking the nocturnal activity, which includes flashing lights, UFOs changing size rapidly, and winding in and out of the mountains around you. Challenge how you perceive the world beyond with this one-of-a-kind tour. Enjoy the unpolluted expanse of the night sky with your naked eye before seeing its hidden secrets with night vision goggles.

The Grand Canyon Classic Tour From Sedona, AZ

6. The Grand Canyon Classic Tour From Sedona, AZ

Considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is a must-see. Make the most of your visit with this scenic tour filled with incredible views. Your tour begins with a ride through the scenic red rocks of Sedona, through Oak Creek Canyon — one of the top scenic drives in America. Continue through the Ponderosa Pines of Flagstaff, past the dormant volcanoes of the San Francisco Peaks, and on to the Navajo Reservation with a stop at the Historic Cameron Trading Post. Your journey continues, providing you with a breathtaking view of the western edge of the Painted Desert and the Little Colorado River Gorge on your way to the Grand Canyon. Once inside the magnificent Grand Canyon National Park, take in the beautiful views of the canyon and Colorado River at Desert View. Climb to the top of the Watchtower Observatory for amazing panoramic views. Visit the East and South Rims of the Grand Canyon from which the spectacular views of the Colorado River Gorge and the buttes of the South Rim can be viewed. Enjoy a mile-long nature walk along the South Rim to admire the natural beauty of the park. After, there is optional time to explore Grand Canyon Village, where many historic buildings are located.

Grand Canyon Day Tour from Phoenix, Scottsdale & Tempe

7. Grand Canyon Day Tour from Phoenix, Scottsdale & Tempe

Experience the Grand Canyon National Park during this guided tour. Explore the canyon rim with its panoramic views and visit Route 66 with your guide. Start your tour at Route 66. Experience the historic highway in the town of Williams, the last town passed by I-40. As you explore this famous location, you have the opportunity to purchase lunch in Williams or Grand Canyon. Spend approximately 3 hours within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon. Don’t forget to visit the historic El Tovar Lodge and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village. Visit the South Rim and take in the dramatic views — ideal for photographers. Stop into the shop or enjoy your lunch and relax with the best seat in the house.

Sedona and Grand Canyon Day Tour from Phoenix

8. Sedona and Grand Canyon Day Tour from Phoenix

Witness the stunning scenery of Arizona and see both Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Join this Sedona and Grand Canyon day tour from Phoenix and soak up the breathtaking views along the way. Start your tour in Sedona at Bell Rock Vista and head to the Chapel of the Holy Cross for truly spectacular views. After, have free time in the rustic, old-west district of Uptown to shop, enjoy local cuisine, or visit some of its numerous art galleries. After departing Sedona, relax and take in the scenery on one of Arizona's most scenic drives as you pass through Oak Creek Canyon. Arrive at the majestic Grand Canyon South Rim National Park and stand at two of the most rewarding viewpoints of the Canyon. Enjoy a guided tour at one of the overlooks and free time on your own at the other.

Sedona: Grand Canyon Railway Full-Day Scenic Rail Tour

9. Sedona: Grand Canyon Railway Full-Day Scenic Rail Tour

Embark on an unforgettable experience, including a beautiful, unique train ride to the Grand Canyon and a magnificent tour visiting Grand Canyon National Park for the rest of the day. Have all the logistics taken care of by your guide. From picking you up at your hotel, to checking you in for your train ride, to meeting you at the end of your train ride after lunch, to continuing your tour of the Grand Canyon and dropping you back off at your hotel at the end of the day. Experience the history of Arizona on a magnificent one-way Grand Canyon Railroad ride from Sedona or Flagstaff, which will bring you to the Grand Canyon. Take a journey to the canyon and back with style and grace aboard the streamliner-era buses. Once you re-join your guide after lunch (you will be given time for lunch on your own), you will continue along the Grand Canyon rim, where you will enjoy spectacular viewpoints. At each majestic vista, look for rare and endangered California Condors. Marvel at the Little Colorado River Gorge and dramatic rocks of the Painted Desert.

Sedona Mini Coach Tour

10. Sedona Mini Coach Tour

Learn all about the history, geology, folklore and legends of Sedona on this 2.5-hour mini-coach tour. You'll have plenty of time to take in the wonders that have made Sedona the most beautiful place in the Americas. Enjoy traveling in comfort on our spacious vehicles that give you a great view of Sedona. Our experienced, knowledgeable and entertaining guides will ensure you have a good time. You can experience the full beauty of the Sedona with plenty of time to yourself. You not only get a comprehensive tour, but also recommendations on places to shop, tours to go on, and places to eat. This is one of the few tours that lets you see Sedona in less then three hours. A "must do" early on in your stay!

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What people are saying about Sedona

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 450 reviews

This trip was long but well worth it. Our tour guide Bobby was great! He was timely, knowledgeable, super friendly and just fun. He came to pick us up in a nice, clean air conditioned van. The tour group was very small which we liked. We got to spot and take pictures along the way and the sights were just amazing. We also got to stop and eat and a bit of shopping. The weather was perfect and so was the tour. Highly recommend!

Just the right amount of time and information. Avery was a great guide, and the scenery was awesome. The trolly was a bit old with a bench seat for 3 slim people…we had the opposite. I did see there was a newer trolly with individual seats. Don’t know if that would make a difference? Overall a good value for the price and well organized.

After having driven throughout my Southwestern trip, I decided it might be more relaxing and productive to book a tour and let someone else do the driving. The tour worked out perfectly. Our guide Sheldon was knowledgeable, more than accommodating, and created a sense of fun throughout. I would highly recommend this tour.

We had a great time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us some great information. I just wish we could have been to one of the actual vortex sites.

Sheldon made the trip even better than we imagined. He was friendly and very knowledgeable.