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From Phoenix: Sedona, Jerome & Montezuma Castle Day Trip

1. 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 Phoenix: Gold Rush Guided Hiking and Gold Panning Tour

2. From Phoenix: Gold Rush Guided Hiking and Gold Panning Tour

Discover the Bradshaw Mountains on this hiking and gold panning tour. See the richest gold-filled mountain ranges in the entire country. Take a scenic and educational journey through rugged Arizona landscapes and try your luck at gold panning.  Pass by giant saguaro cacti and look for desert wildlife. Learn about local mining history and plant and animal life from your guide. Begin with a scenic and moderately difficult hike from the tour supplier's property down to the Agua Fria river. Once at the river, we will spend some time panning for gold and learning about the history of gold mining here in the Bradshaw Mountains. Finish the tour by making the hike back up the Agua Fria River canyon.

Scottsdale: Guided City Tour by Jeep

3. Scottsdale: Guided City Tour by Jeep

Join a guided city tour of Scottsdale that includes a jeep ride to over 50 miles of historical and cultural attractions. Sit back and relax as you leisurely cruise through the city in a jeep, seeing key sights like the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Taliesin West, Soleri Bridge, and more. Gain insight into the history of the area along with notable current events narrated by your guide. Be driven to places where historical events took place, such as the site where German soldiers dug tunnels to escape from WWII prisoner-of-war camps. See the vast urban desert habitat of McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the largest of its kind in the nation. Then, find out why the city is known as "The World's Finest Golf Destination" at the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale. Learn about legendary architect Frank Wright and his captivation with the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty at the Frank Lloyd Wright Spire and Taliesin West. Also see the Soleri Bridge and Plaza, WestWorld of Scottsdale, Old Adobe Mission, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, and more.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 115 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)

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.

It was super relaxing (except the small hike back up) but beautiful!! We didn’t get but a glitter size gold (maybe) but I loved it!!!

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