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Can we tour around Sedona without a car?

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Can we tour around Sedona without a car?

We want to visit Arizona in October 2013 but don't want to drive. Is it possible to use Sedona as a base and go out to attractions using day tours? Does anyone know what day tours are on offer?We want to see Grand Canyon too but would need to get transport from Sedona if we stay in the park and I don't know if transfers by public transport are possible. We have looked at escorted coach tours of the area but the timetables are so packed in, we feel we wouldn't have enough time to appreciate anywhere, so this has put us off.

Any advice on the logistics of staying in one place without a car would be appreciated. Thanks! Jan

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1. Re: Can we tour around Sedona without a car?

If you don't have a car, you will miss most of what the area has to offer. Yes, you can take tours, using one or more of the jeep companies, to see scenery outside of Sedona. And I believe Pink Jeep offers a GC tour. But, as I said, you will miss most of what the area has to offer. Public transportation in and around Sedona is pretty much nonexistent, so you would not be able to see most of the attractions as day trips.

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2. Re: Can we tour around Sedona without a car?

Arizona Shuttle serves the Phoenix-Sedona-Grand Canyon areas, check this link. www.arizonashuttle.com/flagstaff-reservations

Also there is a free trolley/shuttle around Sedona, www.sedonahappy.com/sedona-arizona-map.html

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3. Re: Can we tour around Sedona without a car?

The posters are correct. You can book tours to the GCNP and local jeep tours and there's the local trolley tours (2 routes) that will take you to some of the very basic places.

However, these options will be very costly and more time consuming than touring on your own. I highly recommend that you reconsider and rent a car. If you get to Sedona by shuttle and realize that I am right, you do have options for car rentals in Sedona. Hertz and Enterprise will both take care of you. But you will have already wasted a ton of money on the shuttle to get there.

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4. Re: Can we tour around Sedona without a car?

Thanks very much CasaAzul for your web links to the airport shuttle and Sedona trolley. They have both been a big help in planning my trip. We are still hoping to visit without a car, so this information is really useful to us.

Regards, Jan

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