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From Sedona: Jerome and Tuzigoot National Monument Day Trip

1. 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 Phoenix: Sedona, Jerome & Montezuma Castle Day Trip

2. From Phoenix: Sedona, Jerome & Montezuma Castle Day Trip

Visit one of the most remarkable areas in the Southwest, the Red Rocks of Sedona, on a day tour from Phoenix. Travel back in time to the Montezuma Castle National Monument. Departing from Phoenix, travel along the banks of Beaver Creek to reach a Sinagua Indian cliff dwelling. Stop at the visitor center to see beads, pottery, and tools used by this long-lost culture. Admire models which help you understand what life was like for the Sinagua Indians 1000 years ago. Next, head to the amazing red rocks of Sedona. Find yourself surrounded by such famous rock formations as Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock and experience the serene beauty of Oak Creek Canyon. Continue towards uptown Sedona, a shopper’s delight. Here, find intriguing art galleries, boutiques, and a variety of restaurants. For the non-shoppers, a side trip from the city is available, traveling deeper into this magnificent country. Finally, drive up Mingus Mountain to the turn-of-the-century mining town of Jerome, a former ghost town that is now a thriving mountainside village. Enjoy free time to visit the many shops and galleries or grab a photo of Sedona from above before beginning the journey back to Phoenix.

From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Verde Canyon Rail Day Tour

3. From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Verde Canyon Rail Day Tour

Get picked up from your hotel lobby at 6 AM the morning of the tour from your accommodation in Phoenix or Scottsdale. Travel deep into the famous Verde Valley for your first stop at Montezuma Castle. This wonderous Native American delight is one of the most highly preserved monuments in the USA. Spend 40 minutes here and walk the grounds of this relic as you learn about its rich history. Then, head to the 2nd monument of Tuzigoot which was constructed by the same local Sinagua tribe as Montezuma Castle. Spend another 40 minutes here and walk around the grounds of the 40-room fortress.  Next, continue on to the historic copper mining town of Jerome where you can gaze upon the spectacular views of the Verde Valley down below. Spend about 1 hour walking around marveling at this well-preserved town which takes you back to the heyday of mining in the 1920s.  Finally, be taken to the depot for the grand finale of the tour - the historic Verde Valley Railroad. Board this iconic sightseeing train, traveling first class, at 1 PM. In the first-class cabin, enjoy a luxurious glass of champagne, sandwich, and chicken wing bar. Experience the Redrock sights and the local history shared by the narrator during a 3.5-hour train ride. Keep your eyes peeled for mines and Native American ruins. Return at around 4:30 PM and head straight back to your hotel.

Twin Falls: Craters of the Moon Full-Day Tour with Lunch

4. Twin Falls: Craters of the Moon Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Discover the otherworldly landscapes of the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve on a guided tour with entry tickets included. Check out this unique geological area, choose optional pickup, and enjoy lunch included in the price of the tour. Begin your adventure with a stop at the visitor center where you can learn about how the Apollo astronauts used this rugged terrain to prepare for their 1969 moon landing. Take a walk through the monoliths of the North Crater Flow, one of the monument's youngest lava flow areas. Stroll through Devils Orchard for a view of the strange features of this volcanic island and learn about the preservation efforts underway to save this delicate landscape. Hike up Inferno Cone for a bird's eye view of the fissures of the Great Rift and to see Big Cinder Butte, one of the world's largest known basaltic cinder cones. Walk up and admire 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding volcanic landscape. Take a break for lunch at the cave before you venture into an ancient lava tube at Indian Tunnel. Dare to walk down into the largest tunnel in the park with collapsed portions that allow light to filter in. For added excitement, climb through to the top of its lava tunnel onto an ancient lava field.

From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Verde Valley Day Tour

5. From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Verde Valley Day Tour

Get picked up at 8 AM from your hotel in Scottsdale or Phoenix. From there, drive to Montezuma Castle in a private SUV or Van. Detailed narration of all the historical sites and areas along the way will be provided. Spend roughly 40 minutes walking around the Native American monument. From here, go to another prevalent Native American monument, Tuzigoot. Spend about 30 minutes exploring this great wonder. Continue to the historical mining town of Jerome. Here you will have time to discover this great town in Arizona for approximately 1 hour. Then, head to Sedona to have lunch in the uptown area. After lunch, enjoy time to walk around the downtown area of Sedona for 1 more hour. Hit some great red rock photo stops on the way out of town. Finally, be driven back to your hotel, where you will be dropped off around 6 PM.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Great experience. Kim was guide during the trip. She was thoughtful, she was taking care of everyone's need. She shared with us lots of great stories. And she took many excellent photos I wish we could spend more time in Sedona. It's such a pretty and cute place. Worth seeing ❤ Bus was comfortable especially that it was not full (10/13). This experience is perfect for couples but also solo-travelers (like me)

This was a wonderful tour! Perfect for a more leisure trip to Sedona. Our guide Eric was so knowledgeable and made it super interesting the entire time. We enjoyed every stop and the sites were beautiful! I highly recommend this tour and this company. Excellent.

Eric is a great guide & driver! he explained all about Sedona, Montezuma and Jerome. he didn't skip any part of the tour and didn't rush us in any place. i would highly recommend taking this tour.

The guide was on time, kind, hilarious, informative, took awesome pictures, and made sure we were all safe. Loved the trip ❤️

Kim was amazing and very knowledeage. She went out of her way to make sure we were all okay through out the trip. 5 Stars