Verde River, Arizona: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Sedona: Sightseeing Railroad Tour of Verde Canyon

From Sedona: Sightseeing Railroad Tour of Verde Canyon

Travel along a wild and scenic river, only accessible by rail that was first built in 1912. Enjoy comfort and style, exceptional amenities, and outstanding service. Wind your way through a red rock paradise, with tracks that hug the curves of the Verde River.Relax in spacious living room-style seating near panoramic windows. Individually packaged, freshly made snacks of meats, cheeses, fruits, and brownie bites are served at your seats. Full bar service is available in every car. Stroll around the train to open-air viewing platforms. Take in astonishing views of a wild and vibrant frontier, historic trestles, bridges, and a 7,000-foot tunnel. See nature tucked into unusual rock formations, red rock pinnacles, and towering crimson cliffs. Look up to see bald eagles and hawks float effortlessly on the breeze above Javelina. Keep an eye open for wild burros, jackrabbits, and many other canyon creatures who have been peacefully coexisting with this heritage railroad for more than 100 years. On select dates enjoy an evening starlight ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad. See the canyon amid the brilliant variation of colors at sunset and twilight. Starlight rides follow the new moon when the cosmic constellations are at their brightest. Travel through Verde Valley, between two national forests, and along the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness and return by 9:30 PM.

Sedona: Verde Valley Vineyards Wine Tasting Tour

Sedona: Verde Valley Vineyards Wine Tasting Tour

'Sedona Vineyard Tours' picks up guests in Sedona and chauffeurs them to all four of the famous Verde Valley vineyards - in luxurious transportation! We pride ourselves on excellent customer service - providing an amazing experience for you, your friends, family and co-workers to remember for a lifetime! While our most popular tour is the Winery Tour - 'Sedona Vineyard Tours' is pleased to offer guests multiple tour options from the Sedona area including: Winery Tours, Sedona Highlights Tours, combination Wine / Sedona Highlights, custom tours, and wine tours to Sedona from Scottsdale. We offer choices from intimate settings for two, or groups of over 50. Anything is possible with 'Sedona Vineyard Tours'! Call to set up your ultimate Sedona experience - Cheers!

From Scottsdale: Sonoran Desert & Tonto National Forest Trip

From Scottsdale: Sonoran Desert & Tonto National Forest Trip

Take a break from the streets of Scottsdale and get out of the city to discover the Sonoran Desert. Make your way to the Village at Pinnacle Peak to meet your friendly guide and group for the tour. Jump in the jeep and admire the picturesque Arizonan landscape as you head towards outside the city limits. Drive through the Sonoran Desert and stroll around in the arid landscape with growing cacti and distant mountain peaks. Enjoy historic factual information of the area as well as interesting factoids about this unique natural wonder. The Sonoran Desert is slowly being encroached by development. Soon there won't be the ability to enjoy the serenity of this pristine desert environment. There may be a unique opportunity to see wildlife in an area inhabited by Deer, Javelina, Mountain Lions, Bobcat, Coyote, and many species of snakes and other reptiles. Your guide will make this a fun adventure for all ages.

Jumping Cholla (Choya) Jeep Tour

Jumping Cholla (Choya) Jeep Tour

Experience a unique journey through the American West. Ride through the Verde Valley with a local guide, each with their own unique personality, and learn all about the Yavapai Nation and the great American West. Flora, Fauna, Geology and Native American way of life are all included on this awesome 1.5-hour tour. The trail is not too bumpy but is definitely full of adventure. Our capable Jeeps are built to handle the terrain and load. All tours include a nature walk where you can get out, stretch your legs, and enjoy the views.

Camp Verde: Jeep Tour and Winery Tasting

Camp Verde: Jeep Tour and Winery Tasting

Embark on an unforgettable tour that combines wine and adventure. Explore the roads of the beautiful Camp Verde on a 1-hour jeep ride and enjoy 5 wine tastings at the famous Alcantara Vineyard. Start off on the 1-hour jeep tour at the vineyard and drive across the Verde River, known to be one of the Southwest's last free flowing rivers. Look out from your jeep to view ancient ruins in the distance and see all the picturesque landscape Camp Verde has to offer. Next, head over to the winery and enjoy 5 tastings and a cheese platter to pair it with. Walk the vineyard grounds and watch as you see the magic of wine making happen. Enjoy live music on the weekends and a variety of wines you can choose from to take home for a discounted price.

From Sedona: Jerome and Tuzigoot National Monument Day Trip

From Sedona: Jerome and Tuzigoot National Monument Day Trip

Discover Arizona’s unique heritage on a day trip from Sedona. After pickup at your hotel, head to the Tuzigoot National Monument by the Verde River. Learn about the people who once occupied this settlement as you explore the ancient Sinagua ruin. Continue to Jerome, a former mining town now home to a vibrant community of artists. Enjoy lunch at your own expense before touring the sights. Admire the quirky homes built into the side of the Black Hills, and learn the folklore of this haunted town. See relics from the town’s mining days and enjoy some time to check out the local boutiques or shop for arts and crafts. At the end of a fun day out, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in Sedona.

From Scottsdale: Verde Valley Winery Tour with Picnic

From Scottsdale: Verde Valley Winery Tour with Picnic

Your tour will begin in Scottsdale. Your journey will include a visit to 3 to 4 award-winning wineries, in the Verde Valley. Your tour includes exclusive discounts on tastings and bottles, a picnic with your personal charcuterie of assorted artisan cheeses, salami, fresh fruit, gourmet chocolates, and French bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This is a fully guided tour where you will get to learn about the history and culture of the Arizona wineries.

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What people are saying about Verde River, Arizona

Overall rating

4.7
(41 reviews)

It was a lot of fun to take a train ride through the Verde Canyon. I was surprised at how much food we were given. It was also nice to have a full bar in our car. The scenery is gorgeous! And the guides shared so much history with us. We took a lot of pictures and have enjoyed looking at them and marveling at the beauty in the landscape.

Absolutely amazing. Hands down my favorite thing we did on our trip. Dinner and snacks provided. Everyone extremely friendly. Views are incomparable breathtaking

Royce was the guide on our tour. He was nothing short of exceptional. Perfect, intelligent, and clear delivery. Very informative.

Great tour guide, nice bunch of people on the tour & a fair mix of vineyards. Enjoyed the varietal tastings

Brandon was an excellent host/bartender in the Clarksdale boxcar. Great food. Very comfortable !