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From Cottonwood: Guided Kayaking Day Trip on the Verde River

1. From Cottonwood: Guided Kayaking Day Trip on the Verde River

Discover the beauty and wildlife of the Verde River on this kayaking adventure from Cottonwood. Travel along the river and plunge over rapids with high-quality equipment, a personal floatation device, and the help of your river guide.  Start at the activity provider's boathouse to get "river ready" before taking a short shuttle ride to the launch point on the Verde River. Have the use of changing rooms, facilities, and lockers before setting off on your adventure.  Feel prepared with the option to purchase or rent products like phone splash bags and water shoes. Receive a brief safety talk from river guide that will lead you on your river trip. Practice paddling and navigating your choice of a single or tandem kayak.  Admire the breathtaking views and wildlife along the Verde River. Be exhilarated as you navigate through class I and class II rapids. Experience the thrill of paddling through rapids with the help of experienced guides. Enjoy the highlights of the area as you guide points them out.  Enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool water at a swimming hole created by a dam. Relive the highlights of your trip as your guides loads the equipment and into the return shuttle to the boathouse where you can use the facilities once more before your departure.  Share your memories through photos of your experience that are provided after your trip as a courtesy from your lead guide.

From Scottsdale: Verde Valley Winery Tour with Picnic

2. 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.

Sedona: Creek to Cocktails Verde River Tour

3. Sedona: Creek to Cocktails Verde River Tour

Embark on a shuttle to and from the Verde river for a beautiful paddle and sightseeing adventure. Take the scenic nature as you paddle along the Arizona waters and enjo a beer or wine afterward to top it off. Check-in at the boathouse and board the shuttle to the Verde River. Once there, paddle in the peaceful, picturesque stretch of the Verde River in Clarkdale. Recognized as one of Arizona’s only two Wild and Scenic Rivers, beginner and veteran paddlers alike will love the scenery and opportunities to cool off in this lush riparian community. Once off the river, enjoy a Parisian style cafe for wine tasting from an Arizona local offering in Old Town Cottonwood. Taste the featuring Arizona after a beautiful exploration. Love the convenience of being within minutes of Clarkdale or Old Town Cottonwood for dinner or drinks for a relaxing Sip-n-Shop experience.

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