Sedona Tours Review – 5 Best Itineraries!
Sedona tours can range anywhere from 45 minutes in a helicopter or seaplane or a couple of days when adding the Grand Canyon into the mix. Since the Grand Canyon is only about 115 miles from Sedona, it makes sense that many tour companies combine the two.
However, if you are only interested in Sedona tours, you can find many that are both adventurous and spiritual, courtesy of the Native American influence that surrounds this city.
You can find the 5 best itineraries for Sedona tours right here:
1. Sedona Magical Day and Sunset Tour – This full day tour begins at 10:00 a.m. and includes free pickup from your hotel or your Sedona Bed and Breakfast location. Your first attraction is Chapel Rock. Next is Montezuma Castle with massive overhanging cliffs and ruins. You then head over to Jerome. As you continue exploring, you will notice Verde Valley, located below. Next is Boynton Canyon, where the most spectacular photo opportunities await. As it draws late, you will head over to Red Rock Loop Road, where the views of the sunset are the best. This is where you will spend most of your time as it takes about an hour and a half for completion.
2. Discover Sedona Tour – This is one of the Sedona tours that fit a lot into a short amount of time without making you feel rushed. You receive pickup service right at your hotel at 8:00 a.m. and since they occur twice a day, you can go during the early morning or late afternoon. Your highlights of this tour include major Sedona AZ attractions, like The Chapel of the Holy Cross, Oak Creek Canyon, Bell Rock and Scenic Vistas, Courthouse Butte and Wilson Canyon. After a light snack you will head over to Tlaquepaque and Gallery Row before heading back.
3. Great West Adventure Sedona Tour – This is features many Sedona AZ attractions and you will get to see at least half a dozen. Your personal vehicle picks you up at 9:00 a.m. and drives you along a path in Oak Creek Canyon. Next, is the Oak Creek Vista where you have an opportunity to marvel at authentic Native American crafts and jewelry. The next stop is the Airport Mesa with access to the Red Rocks and the Airport Vortex. Your last stop is Chapel of the Holy Cross, which continues to be one of the most awe inspiring things to do in Sedona because of the architecture and history.
4. Diamondback Jeep Tour – Of all the Sedona tours available, this one is probably the most adventurous. Instead of receiving pick up at your hotel by a car, you are met with a 4×4 jeep at 7:00 a.m. and whisked into the wilderness. The majority of this tour takes place in Coconino National Forest which gives you an up close and personal feeling of the western canyons and the back country. You also get to see the sunset from the Red Rocks and participate in an authentic Cowboy Barbeque.
5. Horseback Tours – Beginning at 10:00 a.m. you are picked up from your hotel and taken by car to the Verde River where your horse waits. Your tour begins as you follow the river and marvel at this oasis located in the heart of the desert. After a few hours, you are taken to the Red Rocks while lunch is prepared. You then return to the vehicle and take a tour of Wilson Canyon and Jerome.