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Small Group or Private Sedona Red Rock and Native American Ruins Day Tour provided by DETOURS of Arizona

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 20-06-15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Escape the heat and hustle of Phoenix and take in Sedona’s red rock landscapes on this guided day trip. There’s no need to rent a car, as roundtrip transport from select Phoenix-area hotels to ancient Native American ruins at Montezuma Castle National Monument and Chapel of the Holy Cross is included. See popular red rock formations and enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) and shopping in the town of Sedona.
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  • 1
    Montezuma Castle National Monument
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Chapel of the Holy Cross
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Bell Rock
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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Highlights
  • Escape the hustle of Phoenix with a day trip to Sedona’s red rock country
  • See Native American ruins at Montezuma Castle National Monument 
  • Visit Chapel of the Holy Cross, a church built into Sedona’s red rock cliffs
  • Wander Sedona’s bright red and orange formations including popular Bell Rock
What to Expect
Your scenic Sedona day trip begins with pick-up from select hotels in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Mesa. First, tour ancient Native American ruins at Montezuma Castle National Monument. This area of Arizona is rich with Native American history, and you tour what is left of these ancient civilizations while also learning about Native American culture from your local guide. Next stop is a tour of the Chapel of the Holy Cross, a modern church built directly into the red rock cliffs of Sedona, which many claim is an energy vortex. You also visit Sedona’s popular red rock formations such as Bell Rock and Courthouse while also leaving plenty of time to have lunch (own expense), browse new-age shops, and southwestern galleries for Sedona is known. Your Sedona tour ends with drop-off at select hotels in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Mesa.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Phoenix, AZ, USA Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Duration
11h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Phoenix area hotels
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Entry/Admission - Chapel of the Holy Cross
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Arizona state law requires children under 8 years to have either a child seat or booster. Child seats are not provided, please bring your own
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchairs that fold up are acceptable on tour
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sandra S wrote a review Jul. 2020
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Our tour was fantastic. Policy requires a minimum of 6; however with current situation, we were the only two. Jeff made sure we were still taken to Sedona for the day including the Pink Jeep Broken Arrow excursion. Our guide, Michael was wonderful, thoughtful & provided us
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Date of experience: July 2020
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crisper59 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Charlevoix, Michigan3 contributions3 helpful votes
Matthew, our guide, was passionate, upbeat and very knowledgeable about not only the tour but all things Arizona. The scenery was breath taking and the stops were interesting and we were given amble time to explore. I would definitely recommend both Detours and Matthew!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small Group or Private Sedona Red Rock and Native American Ruins Day Tour
Responded Mar. 4, 2020
Hello there! We're delighted to hear about your experience with DETOURS. We do our best to keep our guides in tip-top shape, but they do a pretty great job of that on their own considering the passion they all share for the Southwest. As you say, it is extremely breath taking and beautiful! Thanks for taking the time to write this review and share your recommendations of your tour. We hope to see you again soon, we've got plenty more destinations to show you!
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Patricia P wrote a review Feb. 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania9 contributions2 helpful votes
The sites we visited and the scenery was absolutely gorgeous. Montana was our tour guide and he is a wealth of information on the area. He is also very entertaining with his stories and jokes. A wonderful time was had by all. Definitely recommend this tour and guide. Well
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small Group or Private Sedona Red Rock and Native American Ruins Day Tour
Responded Feb. 27, 2020
Hello! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with DETOURS. Montana, much like each and every one of our guides, shares a unique passion for our Southwest. So, that equates to a wealth of knowledhe about all the locations we visit! Being so hilarious is just the cherry on top of the Southwest Sundae. :) We appreciate the recommendations and we hope to see you again soon!
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elpeters wrote a review Feb. 2020
Iowa71 contributions47 helpful votes
Jason was an excellent tour guide on this day trip to Sedona, with other stops along the way. We were picked up at our downtown Phoenix hotel on time, rode comfortably in a van, and listened to Jason's interesting facts and history of the area along the way. The stops at
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small Group or Private Sedona Red Rock and Native American Ruins Day Tour
Responded Feb. 24, 2020
Hello there! Thanks for reaching out and sharing your experience with DETOURS. We appreciate you sharing your experience about your trip to Sedona and Montezuma Castle with us! We do our best to show off the gorgeous surroundings on Red Rock Country. Only way to see it better is with one of those Pink Jeep tours! Our guides are trained professionals when it comes to traffic of all kinds. It's no surprise to us that Jason was able to keep the tour moving along smoothly!
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ptanes2112 wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Our guide Matt was extremely friendly and knowledgable of the area and history. Conversed with the group the entire time. Easy to relax and enjoy the views without worrying about parking and traffic. The whole family enjoyed the trip. Definitely a great time!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from DETOURSofArizona, Manager at Small Group or Private Sedona Red Rock and Native American Ruins Day Tour
Responded Feb. 24, 2020
Hi there! Thank you for sharing your experience with DETOURS. We appreciate you taking the time to do so! We're glad to hear that everybody enjoyed the trip. It's always nice to have a family join us on tour. :)
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