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Things to do in Sedona

Desert hiking, biking, and climbing are no strangers to this city, usually known for its spiritual vibe.

Our most recommended things to do in Sedona

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 on a walking tour. 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 to a couple of sites and walk around and learn about the 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.

From Sedona: Sightseeing Railroad Tour of Verde Canyon

2. From Sedona: Sightseeing Railroad Tour of Verde Canyon

Travel along a wild and scenic river, only accessible by rail that was first built in 1912. Enjoy comfort and style, exceptional amenities, and outstanding service. Wind your way through a red rock paradise, with tracks that hug the curves of the Verde River.Relax in spacious living room-style seating near panoramic windows. Individually packaged, freshly made snacks of meats, cheeses, fruits, and brownie bites are served at your seats. Full bar service is available in every car. Stroll around the train to open-air viewing platforms. Take in astonishing views of a wild and vibrant frontier, historic trestles, bridges, and a 7,000-foot tunnel. See nature tucked into unusual rock formations, red rock pinnacles, and towering crimson cliffs. Look up to see bald eagles and hawks float effortlessly on the breeze above Javelina. Keep an eye open for wild burros, jackrabbits, and many other canyon creatures who have been peacefully coexisting with this heritage railroad for more than 100 years. Select the starlight option to travel through the canyon amid the brilliant variation of colors at sunset and twilight. Starlight rides follow the new moon when the cosmic constellations are at their brightest.

Sedona or Flagstaff: Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon X Tour

3. Sedona or Flagstaff: Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon X Tour

If you are staying in Sedona, your day begins with a scenic and narrated ride from the Red Rocks of Sedona to Flagstaff. You will travel through Oak Creek Canyon, named one of the top 10 scenic drives in the US, then through the towering Ponderosa Pines.  After picking up customers staying in Flagstaff, the vehicle will travel past the dormant volcanoes that make up the San Francisco Peaks and through Navajo Nation.  While on your journey, receive informative and entertaining narration about the areas you pass through from your experienced and knowledgeable local tour guide.  Travel through the Navajo Reservation as your guide shares stories of this ancient culture, and information about the unique geology and vistas along the way. Once you make it across the Navajo Reservation, you will have time to walk out on the unpaved path to see Horseshoe Bend, an iconic viewing vista.  Then, continue to be dazzled by the views at Glen Canyon Dam and the southernmost point of Lake Powell. Upon arrival in Page, Arizona, you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, meet your Navajo guide for a spectacular tour of Antelope Canyon at the Canyon X site. Take advantage of many photo opportunities as you watch the angle of the sun changing inside the canyon.  Walk with the Navajo through the curves of this red rock slot canyon. You might even hear the sounds of flute music echo off the canyon walls.  After your tour, you'll begin your return trip from Antelope Canyon. You'll pass by the western edge of the Painted Desert as you re-cross the Navajo Reservation for a brief stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

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.

Red Rock West 2-Hour Jeep Tour from Sedona

5. Red Rock West 2-Hour Jeep Tour from Sedona

Climb aboard an open-top, covered Jeep for an off-road adventure through the spectacular red rocks of Arizona’s desert wilderness trails on the outskirts of Sedona. Discover the heart of the Sedona landscape to see desert flora and fauna, and awesome red rock formations up close. Travel along one of the many forest service roads that take you deep into the western canyon area of Sedona's high desert area. Ideal any time of day, the tour is especially stunning during a sunset drive. Watch the rocks turn shades of orange, pink, and red as the sun begins to set. Your guide will tell tales and historical facts about the desert to blow your mind. Stop at the Van Deren Cabin, where famous Westerns, such as "Blood on the Moon" and "Purple Sage" were filmed, and pause at panoramic spots for extraordinary photo opportunities.

Sedona Spiritual Vortex Tour: Connect, Meditate, and Unwind

6. Sedona Spiritual Vortex Tour: Connect, Meditate, and Unwind

Relax, unwind, and explore gorgeous Sedona, Arizona, with this transformative tour in the red rocks. Let your experienced guide share with you the history that makes these places so special and what draws thousands to this hub of healing every year. Experience the transformative power of Sedona's famous vortexes, ancient areas known for spirituality, healing powers, and strength. In this private tour your guide will help you to connect to two of the most powerful vortexes among the red rocks. Enjoy a guided meditation. Keep your mind open to all of the possibilities of this sacred land in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Bring your camera, closed-toed shoes, and a jacket (weather permitting) and set off on this one-of-a-kind spiritual adventure.

The Grand Canyon Classic Tour From Sedona, AZ

7. 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.

Sedona: Open-Air Bus Sightseeing Tour

8. Sedona: Open-Air Bus Sightseeing Tour

Discover the highlights of Sedona and its surrounding area on an open-air sightseeing bus tour. Learn more about the area with your local guide, on topics such as natural history, indigenous peoples, energy vortexes, geology, and even a world-famous spiritual stop. Set off on your journey to the first stop of the tour at the Sedona Airport Scenic Overlook. Located about the center of western Sedona, stop to admire spectacular views of rock formations like Thunder Mountain, Coffee Pot Rock, Cockscomb, Chimney Rock, Sugarloaf, and Mingus Mountain. Continue towards Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park. Wander through the stunning landscape of red rocks surrounded by pinion and juniper pines. Take in the tranquil atmosphere of this spiritual refuge that attracts spiritual seekers of all faiths. Take a short walk through winding trails leading up to the stupa, believed to represent the Mind of Enlightenment bestowing blessings upon all believers. Stroll around the stupa and spin the prayer wheels or offer your own prayers to the heavens. Head next to the Boynton Canyon Vortex, the site of a balance between masculine and feminine energy. The vortex is located between a rock formation named Kachina Woman and another knoll which is thought to contain masculine energy. After some time to recharge travel back to the starting point.

Sedona: Grand Canyon Railway Full-Day Scenic Rail Tour

9. Sedona: Grand Canyon Railway Full-Day Scenic Rail Tour

Embark on an unforgettable experience, including a beautiful, unique train ride to the Grand Canyon and a magnificent tour visiting Grand Canyon National Park for the rest of the day. Have all the logistics taken care of by your guide. From picking you up at your hotel, to checking you in for your train ride, to meeting you at the end of your train ride after lunch, to continuing your tour of the Grand Canyon and dropping you back off at your hotel at the end of the day. Experience the history of Arizona on a magnificent Grand Canyon Railroad ride. Take a journey to the canyon in style and grace aboard the streamliner cars. Once you re-join your guide after lunch (you will be given time for lunch on your own), you will continue along the Grand Canyon rim, where you will enjoy spectacular viewpoints. At each majestic vista, look for rare and endangered California Condors. Marvel at the Little Colorado River Gorge and the dramatic rocks of the Painted Desert.

West Sedona Canyon: 3-Hour ATV Tour

10. West Sedona Canyon: 3-Hour ATV Tour

Head to the outback of West Sedona Valley on an ATV/quad BIKE and see where more than 40 movies have been filmed over the years. After an introductory training, experience this spectacular landscape on a 30-mile tour. The canyon offers more than 100 miles of trails to choose from, and a guide will customize your tour based on the ages, interests, and skill levels of the people in your group. Take in the stunning views of the Verde Valley from the top of Skeleton Bone Mountain, from a point that's 800 feet above the valley floor. Don't be surprised if you see an antelope running alongside your ATV as you drive along the valley floor!

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What people are saying about Sedona

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4.7 / 5

based on 2,519 reviews

The driver was awesome! The trip was awesome and very easy to set up meeting point. The driver actually met us after the trip was over because I left my package on the van. The company was so helpful to aid me in getting back my package!!! This company is the best ever!!!!!! I will use this service again the next time I travel!!!! Thank you!!

When we reached canyon it was a foggy day, tried 2 locations first, did't work; but great help with the tour guide, we are able to see other all locations clearly, very happy, he also guided to the theater, awesome guy.

Amazing tour, nice and knowledgeable guide and driver! Magnificent landscapes are seen crossing three states in just three days. Perfect organization.

JR is the perfect guide Very knowledgable and accommodating He also has some great stories to tell

The train ride was well worth the price. It was a fantastic trip.