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Private Tour of Five National Monuments in Arizona from Sedona

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  • All entrance fees included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Lunch included
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Private Tour of Five National Monuments in Arizona from Sedona
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Private Tour of Five National Monuments in Arizona from Sedona
US$196.83
Overview
There's so much to see and do in Arizona it's impossible to do it all. But you can get pretty damn close with this full-day whirlwind tour of 5 National Monuments in and around Sedona. Enjoy the sights from the comfort of an air-conditioned chariot while learning about the areas natural and cultural history from an expert guide.
What to Expect
Start your day with complimentary pick up at your hotel in Sedona at 7:30 am. Your guide will show you the fascinating southwest as you travel in air-conditioned comfort.

Your first stop will be Tuzigoot National Monument, a 1,000 year-old ancient ruin inhabited by the ancient Anasazi. Learn about the ways of these Ancient Ones, and understand how they thrived in the harsh environment of the Arizona high desert. Discover a fascinating culture, capable of expert architecture, astonishing astronomical knowledge, refined agricultural skills and sophisticated artworks. You will be able to enter one of the major structures and marvel at their masterful building style.

The next stop will be Montezuma Castle and Well. Montezumas Castle is an ancient five-story cliff dwelling with 20 separate rooms and is situated in a stunning, 300-foot limestone cliff. Nearby Beaver Creek ensured survival for these people and their farming life style. A maze of canal systems still attests to the farming skills of these Ancient Ones, who successfully grew corn, squash, beans and cotton here. Enjoy the half-mile walk around this ancient ruin and use the opportunity to take lots of pictures. Montezuma Well, just a few miles to the north, is a spring-fed sink whole overlooked by pueblo structures in the cliffs. This well plays an important role in the mythology of the Native people of the region.

Continue your journey up Oak Creek Canyon, which rightfully earned its reputation as one of the most scenic roads in America. You will pass Arizona´s tallest mountain, a 12,000-foot volcano, in Flagstaff, and then enjoy lunch at the historic Cameron Trading Post Restaurant. At this historic Trading Post you can also find some of the most precious handcrafted artwork of the Zuni, Hopi and Navajo tribes and, if you like, purchase souvenirs.

From there, you will then explore Wupatki National Monument - a four-story Northern Sinagua ruin with more than 100 rooms. Stroll along a paved path past the "tall house", the ball court, the kiva and the blowhole.

Your last stop will take you on a short walk through the Bonito Lava Flow Field of Sunset Crater National Monument. Sunset Crater erupted in 1085 AD and is Arizona`s youngest volcano, its lava flow field served as a training ground for the Apollo mission to the moon.

Your day exploring five National Monuments in Arizona will end at around 6:30pm back at your hotel in Sedona.
Reviews (8)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Private Grand Canyon Tour with Chris

Great tour! South Rim, El Tovar lunch, lava flow at Sunset Mtn, etc. Chris was a very personable tour guide & weatherman. He saved us. We originally had booked a sunset tour but Chris recommended switching to an early tour due to a chance of...More

Thank ScottOD1111
ChrisK6423, Owner at Grand Canyon Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Scott, what an epic day at the Grand Canyon... thank you for the review and please give my best to Cecilia. Happy trails and all the good to you Chris

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing views, ruins & local knowledge of history

While the Five National Monuments are remarkable in themselves, the tapestry of actual native American history made this a truly memorable experience. Chris was patient, considerate and hospitable while providing a wealth of information at each historical visit. This tour is not to be missed...More

2  Thank FellowTraveler745319
ChrisK6423, Owner at Grand Canyon Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Susan, dear Jim, Yes the ruins of the southwest are special places, thank you for a fun day, I am glad you enjoyed it. Maybe we will see each other again once you move to Scottsdale. with kind regards Chris

Reviewed July 13, 2018
What a Day!

My husband is cheap! There, I said it. He does not like spending money. He did not want to spend money to do this tour but after it was all said and done, he loved it! So did my 20 year old son. Nina picked...More

Thank Cindy B
Chris K, Owner at Grand Canyon Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Dear Cindy, the next time you come to Sedona we will hike the Grand Canyon and give you another WOW. Thanks for the Great day with kind regards Nina Rehfeld

Reviewed April 24, 2018
Perfect tour

Chris, our guide, was truly exceptional. It was a perfect day, thanks to Chris. We learned so much throughout the day and it was obvious that he is really passionate about the history and beauty of the area - his enthusiasm and knowledge make this...More

Thank CHDHCHDH
Chris K, Owner at Grand Canyon Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Dear Dawn, please let me know how Cam's report worked out About the Sinaguan's. I hope he gets an A+. Greetings to him and the rest of your family Chris

Reviewed April 6, 2018
Amazing Tour of Grand Canyon Region!

Chris and Nina were great tour guides. They engaged our family for the entire trip. Not always easy to do with two teenagers. Their knowledge of history, culture and people made the tour interesting and informative. They are great story tellers and share their appreciation...More

1  Thank Marcyjl
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No. There is some walking on dirt trails to get closer to sites.
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