Phoenix

Small Group or Private Sedona and Native American Ruins Day Tour

Phoenix, USA
Day Tour to Sedona Red Rock Country and Native American Ruins from Phoenix
  • 11 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

On this guided scenic day tour from Phoenix, you will not only take in the breathtaking landscapes of this desert playground with plenty of photo opportunities, but you will explore ancient Native American ruins. With plenty of free time in Sedona to explore on foot, you might check out some art galleries, do some souvenir shopping, or even get a psychic reading. Enjoy this small-group tour limited to just 13 people in a custom van with leather captain's chairs
  • Day tour to Sedona Red Rock country
  • Explore Native American ruins
  • Visit The Chapel of the Holy Cross
  • See Bell Rock, one of Sedona's most popular red rock formation

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup *Select hotels - Even if your hotel is on the list, we may need you to meet.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Food

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 8/18/2022 - 5/10/2025

    Monday - Sunday : 06:00 AM - 07:00 AM

Pickup details

Please note: For public tours, we do not pick up at private residences and we do not guarantee pickup for all hotels. Even if your hotel is on the list, there may be a chance you'll need to meet at an alternate location. If need be, the supplier will determine a location you can meet to be picked up for your excursion. For private tours, pick up is available from hotels or private residences within the pick up zone. Tour supplier contact details will be provided on your pre-paid ticket.

What To Expect

This area of Arizona is so rich in Native American history and culture. On this full-day trip from Phoenix, you will visit ancient ruins at either Tuzigoot National Monument or Montezuma Castle National Monument. One of the largest pueblos ever built by the Sinagua some time between 1100 and 1450 AD is at Tuzigoot National Monument. You’ll see the ruins of a building that once consisted of two stories and 110 rooms. Wonderfully preserved Montezuma Castle National Monument is an easily accessible structure built into a cliff about 70 feet (21 meters) above the ground. Here, find an impressive five stories and 20 distinct rooms. 

Before returning to Phoenix, visit The Chapel of the Holy Cross, a modern chapel built into the buttes, as well as massive Bell Rock, one of Sedona's most popular red rock formations. You'll likely find the red-rock formations of Sedona awe-inspiring. Don't forget your camera to capture the vast landscapes.

Montezuma Castle National Monument

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Chapel of the Holy Cross

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Bell Rock

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Airport Mesa

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sedona

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • DETOURS American West is not responsible for road or viewing conditions due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.
  • 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 and you must notify supplier ahead of time.
  • Minimum age is 3 years and you must notify supplier ahead of time of any small children and that you will provide car seats.
  • Wheelchairs or walkers that fold up are acceptable on tour - you must notify tour supplier ahead of time
  • You must let the supplier know if there are any mobility concerns that they should be aware of.
  • There is NOT a restroom on the van. Comfort stops are made throughout the day.
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Patricia_S
The Approach to Sedona and the view from the Chapel of the Holy Cross was amazing ! Our tour guide Tracey was great. We learned a lot about Sedona and these historic sites, including Montezuma Castle! We would highly recommend this tour.

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Perfect Day Trip
Nicole_N, Apr 2024
The Native American ruins and seeing the red rocks of Sedona were the highlight of this trip. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained with dad jokes. I would have preferred to spend a little more time at Bell Rock. This is definitely a must do if you’re in Arizona!
I was traveling solo and...
Eliana_D, Apr 2024
I was traveling solo and both the guide and other passengers made me feel part of the group! Exploring the red rocks was the best experience! Highly recommended!
Sedona Review
Galyna_S, Mar 2024
Sam and Mark were excellent. They told us great stories and learned a lot of new information. We had great stops and we even had an extra stop. He gave us great recommendations and would go out of his way to show us birds, food recommendations or other things he notices. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Fun!
eileenflynn2011, Mar 2024
I saw a few things I didn’t know were there, very cool! Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable - she even had playlists of songs that were specific to the areas we saw - that was fun! I appreciated all the prep work she did to keep us informed and entertained.
Sedona: canyon history and discovery!
Angela_M, Mar 2024
Sam was an excellent guide bringing his depth of knowledge and humour to keep it light, fun and fascinating all at the same time!
Wonderful experience.
DavidL, Mar 2024
Sam was a tremendous tour guide. He was extremely informative, very friendly and entertaining. We felt very relaxed and saw great scenery and learned a lot about Sedona.
Great experience
Mark_S, Mar 2024
The views are spectacular. All the stops that were made had breathtaking scenery. Our guide had excellent stories about everything we saw.
Great day trip to Sedona
Marta_P, Feb 2024
The tour was perfect the Sedona desert is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen in my lifetime. The scenery on the way to the desert is incredibly spectacular. Our tour guide Diane had the gift of storytelling and a thorough knowledge of Sedona’s history very informative tour.
A wonderful day with fantastic scenery and exploring Sedona shops
Richard_B, Feb 2024
The scenery was fantastic and the early morning really brought out a lot of the beautiful colours and features of the landscape. The exploring/shopping time in Sedona seemed like a long time (~3 hours) but actually went really quickly given the shops were so interesting and unique. A couple of beers whilst looking the mountains was very relaxing. Our tour guide Robert did and awesome job of providing good facts and a couple of laughs. Recommended.
Great Tour
Tana_D, Jan 2024
The sites were beautiful. Montezuma’s Castle was so interesting and Sedona was breathtaking. Our guide, Shannon, added to the tour with her unique Native American perspective. She was knowledgeable and showed concern towards all the passengers. If she were to guide a Native American site tour, we would sign up immediately. Thank you for the great experience!
Awesome experience
Tahisha_A, Jan 2024
Shannon is a gem! We thoroughly enjoyed her insights into the landscapes and Navaho culture. She went above and beyond to customize our tour to make it a memorable experience. The ride was comfortable and the large shuttle van windows gave us access to amazing views.
Terrific tour, seamless experience, perfect guide.
Cindy_R, Jan 2024
Everything was perfect. Mark was an incredible guide, best I ever experienced. The tour itself was spectacular. For me the ruins and the church are not to be missed. I’ll never forget this day.
Great and fun experience
Ella_K, Jan 2024
The guide was very efficient- we got to see attractions before the crowds got there and had time for the McDonald pics with the blue arches - icing on the cake
Great day trip.
Dorthea_D, Dec 2023
Great fun day trip. We had Laurel as our tour guide. She was fun and energetic. We spent 2 hours in Sedona which gave us plenty of time to eat and shop. Highly recommend this tour if you don't want to drive and deal with trying to park at some of the stops.
Worth the time!
Emelie_B, Dec 2023
The red rocks of Sedona are beautiful and captivating. The Chapel of the Holy Cross was a spiritual experience for both me and my husband. We wish the shopping time in Uptown Sedona was cut by at least an hour. Since we had to accommodate a member of our group who joined a last-hour Jeep tour offer, we had almost three hours of shopping time. Much too long. Montezuma's Castle was a fascinating place; I would have loved a little more time there instead of at the Sedona shopping district. Our tour guide was congenial and informative and friendly. We appreciated the pickup and drop off at our hotel but the more than 12-hour tour felt a little long for us "old folks".
Perfect day. I was a solo...
Jenny_L, Dec 2023
Perfect day. I was a solo traveler and was completely comfortable. The Chapel of the Holy Cross was beautiful and the time in Sedona for shopping and lunch was so relaxing.
The amazing scenery! And...
Myra_M, Dec 2023
The amazing scenery! And we had an excellent guide who provided very good historical knowledge. Thanks!
Extraordinary
Omaawattie_A, Nov 2023
This our was great , tour guide made I a truly remarkable day also had patience great photographer , will go again
Absolutely WOW and worth it !!!!
JeanMari_C, Nov 2023
The entire Sedona tour was magic for me. I loved having time with John (tour guide) as he was super knowledgeable. But also loved that we were allowed time to explore on our own. Montezuma castle was super interesting and loved it. Also bell rock and red rock formations. The chapel including the female vortex principle was mesmerizing. Its hard to pick any favorites - the entire nature and rock/mountain rages is breathtaking and you cannot go wrong with this tour. Much better than doing it on your own as there is so much history and facts supplied by the tour-guide. I recommend it to anyone wanting to visit. John was the most amazing tour guide I ever had.
Incredible tour
JoAnn_S, Nov 2023
Fun group of 13 travelers and an amazing driver/tour guide makes for an incredible experience and that’s the type of day we had going o the Sedona tour.
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