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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
$196.83
Overview

Explore the Southwest in a spacious luxury van for 11-hour as you visit five National Monuments in Arizona. Your guide will take you to Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, Tuzigoot, Wupatki, and Sunset Crater National Monuments where you will learn the ways of the Anazasi. Your private tour (of up to 7) includes lunch at the historic Cameron Trading Post Restaurant and all entrance fees.

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.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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
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

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Reviewed March 22, 2018
If you do a Family tour of Grand Canyon, do it with Chris!

My two kids and I took the day trip from Sedona to Grand Canyon in March this year. It was our first trip there, and we couldn't have found a better tour guide! Chris is a storehouse of knowledge about the area - be it...More

Thank Lk G
Chris K, Owner at Grand Canyon Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Lk, it was a pleasure to have you and your kids on tour. Greetings to them and till next time in Sedona. Chris

Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile
Best tour guides ever!!

My son & I went on a private tour with Chris. Chris picked us up at our resort. The bus was immaculate. Chris’s knowledge of the area is amazing! He made the experience wonderful. Two days later my granddaughters joined us for a monument tour...More

Thank Ellaava1
nina r, Owner at Grand Canyon Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Thank you! What a pleasure to meet you all! Happy trails from Nina &Chris

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