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Sedona: Small-Group Vortex Jeep Tour

1. 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.

The Grand Canyon Classic Tour From Sedona, AZ

2. 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.

From Las Vegas: Black Canyon Half-Day Kayak Tour

3. From Las Vegas: Black Canyon Half-Day Kayak Tour

Following pick-up from your approved hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, escape the city and journey by comfortable Mercedes Sprinter to the start point of your kayak adventure into the Black Canyon. Arrive at Willow Beach and prepare for the day ahead as your guides help fit you into your kayaks. Paddle upstream into the narrow channels of the Black Canyon, and scour the banks to spot a variety of wildlife, including native Desert Big Horn Sheep and Bald Eagles. Continue for approximately 1 mile, and then stop at an historical overlook for awe-inspiring views of the legendary Colorado River. Listen to an explanation about the immense history of what the river has been used for over the past 100 years. Enjoy a complimentary snack before setting off for the stunning rock formation of Emerald Cave on your way back to the starting point.

From Phoenix: Grand Canyon Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek

4. From Phoenix: Grand Canyon Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek

Take a trip to one of the 7 wonders of the natural world on this day tour of the Grand Canyon National Park. You will be collected from selected hotels or apartments in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa Arizona. The journey north takes you through amazing views of the Saguaro Cactus in the Sonoran Desert. You will travel through the Ponderosa Pine Forests of Flagstaff where the Lowell Observatory is located. Stop among the Red Rocks of Sedona for time to take in the breathtaking scenery and lots of pictures. Travel through Oak Creek Canyon famous the world over for its spectacular scenery. In the afternoon be taken to the Grand Canyon National Park. Stop for pictures of the Red Rocks of Sedona. Make several stops along the South Rim for picture taking and enjoying the incredible views. See the El Tovar Lodge, a former Harvey hotel. Have the afternoon to explore the sublime park and see many of its ecological wonders and natural beauty. Your professional guide will be able to inform you of the history and stories behind this ancient wonder.

Bear Wallow Canyon on 4x4: 2-Hour Tour from Sedona

5. Bear Wallow Canyon on 4x4: 2-Hour Tour from Sedona

Join this fascinating 2-hour tour of Sedona's beautiful Bear Wallow Canyon and learn all about the pioneer spirit of this marvelous land. Board a 4X4 for an exciting journey through this mystical region. Travel down Munds Wagon Trail or Huckaby Trail and listen as your guides relay some of the most fascinating stories of Sedona’s early pioneers. Continue the tour and ride past the volcanic Mogollon Rim Trail. Here you can enjoy the breathtaking vistas of the red rocks of Sedona and views over the stunning Oak Creek Canyon that rests 2,000 feet below. Before you end this short but fascinating tour, stop to admire the world’s largest collection of ponderosa pines, which lend a sweet and sensual aroma to the region.

Sedona: Diamondback Gulch Pink Jeep Tour

6. Sedona: Diamondback Gulch Pink Jeep Tour

Go on a 2.5-hour outdoor Jeep adventure along the rugged Diamondback Trail of Sedona and see fascinating rock formations carved by millions of years of geological activity. Marvel at extraordinary views, and experience a desert like no other. Departing from your Sedona hotel, you will travel in the comfort and safety of Pink Jeep Tours’ brilliant bright pink Jeeps. Head off-road to discover some of the desert’s most famous rock formations, such as Capitol Butte, Chimney Rock, Lizard Head and Doe Mesa. Snake along the Sidewinder Trail into the depths of Diamondback Gulch. Feel your heart pound as the Jeep navigates the stunning grand arroyo and climbs to the other side! Marvel at the fantastic views and breathtaking desert sand and sky. And learn about the history and flora and fauna of this wild, wild west from a friendly and qualified guide.

Metro Phoenix: Apache Trail Tour with Canyon Lake Cruise

7. Metro Phoenix: Apache Trail Tour with Canyon Lake Cruise

With daily departures and convenient pick-up points from most Phoenix metro area hotels, this is the tour to take for a journey to Apache country. You will experience the true spirit of the Sonoran Desert on a full day’s outing. Once you’ve met your guide at your hotel, depart for a drive east in to the Superstition Mountains. You will wind through spectacular Sonoran Desert landscape on the way to Canyon Lake. Before you get there, rest at Goldfield Ghost Town, a fun and fascinating replica of an 1890s mining town. Admission is free, but there are some extras that you might want to enjoy, such as a ride on Arizona’s only narrow gauge train as it circuits the town perimeter. Pan for gold or watch an old West gun fight if you get the chance, or simply stroll and explore the historic buildings and stores. Next you will travel to Tortilla Flat, an authentic remnant of an old West town that is tucked in to the heart of the Tonto National Forest. Here you can grab some lunch and check out who is hanging out at the Ice Cream Parlor. Seat yourself on a bar stool made from real saddles in the Superstition Saloon. The tour continues to Canyon Lake for a 90-minute narrated steamboat cruise. Located at a convenient rest point on the Apache Trail, you will discover fascinating facts about the historic stagecoach route as you watch for the unique wildlife. As you pass through canyons and marvel at rock formations, look out for bald eagles, blue herons, big horn sheep and turkey vultures. Sit back and relax on this leisurely section of the tour. You will soon be heading back through the desert for the return drive to Phoenix.

Sedona: Red Rock Range Pink Jeep Tour

8. Sedona: Red Rock Range Pink Jeep Tour

Relax and relish Sedona's incredible natural beauty. Board a customized Jeep Wrangler and head west for wide open views of the world famous red rocks of Sedona. Travel mild dirt roads to gorgeous vistas, listening to the narrative provided by your certified guide. For a truly unforgettable experience try this tour at sunset and enjoy seeing the light at dusk play along the rock formations. Enjoy sweeping vistas and pinyon and juniper forests. See some of Sedona’s most iconic views, including Thunder Mountain. Hear about Bradshaw Overlook, named for Bob Bradshaw, Sedona resident and movie scout.

Ancient Ruins & Diamondback Gulch Half Day from Sedona

9. Ancient Ruins & Diamondback Gulch Half Day from Sedona

Travel through spectacular canyon lands and towering red rock formations. Each stop on this half-day off-road tour features unbeatable scenery. Let history come to life as your guide reveals the customs, myths, and legends of the Sinaguan native people. Discover the meanings recorded in the art on the cliff walls. Step back in time as you explore a 700-year-old Sinaguan cliff dwelling. Experience the timeless beauty of well-known rock formations such as Capitol Butte, Chimney Rock, Lizard Head, and Doe Mesa. Explore the high desert terrain as you soak up stunning views, snaking along the Sidewinder Trail and then plunging into the depth of the gulch. Your heart will pound as your tour vehicle navigates this stunning grand arroyo! Off road or not, you’ll enjoy a smooth ride in the Jeep Wrangler, even on the steepest terrain.

Grand Canyon West & Hoover Dam Combo Tour

10. Grand Canyon West & Hoover Dam Combo Tour

This amazing day includes a wonderful tour of Hoover Dam followed by 3 full hours at the Grand Canyon West Rim on the Hualapai Reservation. Hoover Dam is located in Black Canyon on the Colorado River.  It’s an outstanding achievement, noteworthy not only for its enormous dimensions, complex design and intricate construction, but also for its illustration of man's outstanding ability to overcome the desert's summer sun, the vagaries of a treacherous river, and the extreme hazards of the great heights of the canyon’s sheer walls. This tour includes breathtaking views from the Top of the Dam, Lake Mead, the world's largest man-made lake, the eastern edge of the chasm in Arizona where you have fabulous views of the dam. In addition, you will walk across the top of the Dam into Arizona where there are wonderful photo ops of the new Hoover Dam Bridge. As a bonus, stop at a local park where herds of Big Horn Sheep often come down from the surrounding mountains to gather and graze on the sweet grass. Cross the beautiful High Desert of Arizona and visit the incredible 900 year old Joshua Tree Forest, Eagle Point & Guano Point (with 3 hours to explore the most beautiful natural locations at the rim of the Grand Canyon). You’ll have a romantic lunch at the rim and see Native American Dwellings. This is the “family outing” of a lifetime!

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What people are saying about Arizona

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 266 reviews

Very enjoyable trip. Our guide Jeff was knowledgeable and entertaining! The way to go from Sedona.

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

Joe was an excellent tour guide. He gave information and allowed for some hiking.

Our guide Mark did an excellent job Great trip worth the money

I learned a lot of about the formation of the Grand Canyon