Personalized, and Semi-Private
Sedona Tours since 1998!
Sedona Sights and Canyons * In-depth!
Red Rocks come alive!
We take you into the past and present, history, myths, geology, wildlife, Native American lore of Sedona through Story Telling. Visit Chapel of the Red Rocks, Snoopy Rock, Schnebly Hill Road, Airport Overlook, Thunder Mountain, Coffee Pot Rock, Vortexes, Cathedral Rock, 3-Fingers Rock, Lizard Head and 7 Western Canyons for breathtaking picture opportunities. The most comprehensive and fun tour of Sedona!
It’s so much more than just beautiful scenery!
2.5 hours $89 per person
Experience one of the most dramatic sunsets in the world as awe-inspiring Red Rocks glow with deep red and gold!
We start our tour by visiting Chapel of the Red Rocks, Snoopy Rock, Schnebly Hill Road, Airport Overlook, Thunder Mountain, Coffee Pot Rock, Vortexes, Cathedral Rock, 3-Fingers Rock, Lizard Wead and 7 Western Canyons. We then take you into specially selected, best viewing places for exquisite photo opportunities. (Don’t forget to charge your cameras the night before! It happens quite often that cameras deplete at sunset and we have disappointed people!)
Sedona’s electromagnetic energy has a tendency to deplete batteries…
A once-in-a-lifetime experience!
2.5 hours $89 per person
Jerome and Indian Ruins
This is a very exciting tour combining Jerome, a mining town of early 1900’s, now a ghost town, with Indian ruins dating back to AD 1500.
We will start the day in Sedona, passing by Cottonwood and its Old Town with its historic buildings, shops and restaurants. We arrive at Tuzigoot National Monument, a Pueblo ruins consisting of 110 rooms, overlooking the vast expanse of the Verde Valley with breathtaking views! Great picture taking opportunity!
You will hear about the Sinagua, the pueblo Indians who inhabited the Verde Valley, their life and customs. You will have the chance to visit the extensive museum that hosts the artifacts discovered at the ruins.
On our way through Jerome, we will pass Clarkdale, a historic small town on the base of Mingus Mountain, below Jerome. We get into Jerome through a scenic, winding road through the mountain. A a historic mining town of the early 1900’s nestled on the slopes of Mingus
Mountain Jerome offers breathtaking views of Sedona in the distance!
Jerome is the largest ghost town in the U.S. and was called “the wickedest town in the West”. When you get there you will see why! We will visit its small historic alleys, historic buildings, the ghost town of Kings Mine, many shops and restaurants. You will hear abut the history of this town that used to be called “the wickedest town in the West”, past and present.
There will be time for strolling through town on your own.
Time to have fun!!
3.5 hours $190 per person (includes entrance fees)
This tour takes us to Montezuma Castle – the best preserved cliff dwellings in the Southwest, inhabited by the Sinagua Pueblo Indians.
You will learn about these ancient people, the way they lived, and their customs. Enjoy the peacefully meandering, gentle Wet Beaver Creek nearby. Leaving Montezuma Castle we will pass through the quaint Yavapai-Indian reservation, the tribe that was and still is, the “guardian” of Sedona and the Verde Valley. You will hear stories of this peaceful tribe, their lives, history past and present, and their customs.
Driving through the winding roads of idyllic landscape of Verde Valley we arrive at Montezuma Well, a natural limestone sinkhole near the town of Rimrock, through which some 1,500,000 US gallons of water emerge each day from an underground spring. Montezuma well has always been a very important feature in the Verde Valley AD 600, the early Indians, both for agricultural purpose and spiritual ceremonies. Montezuma Well is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.We will visit this beautiful and mystical place, and see the pit houses inhabited by the early Indians that settled here.
3.5 hours * $190 per person (includes entrance fees)
Customized, on Demand Tours
Jerome, Indian Ruins, Wineries, Art Galleries, Native American Jewelry, Photography Tours, Walking Tours, Indian Reservation Tours.
Please inquire for rates and duration.
Guest minimums required on all tours. We reserve the right to cancel a tour if guest minimums are not met or due to weather. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice and no-shows are non refundable.
Tours do not include taxes and gratuity.
So many people wonder about Sedona – What is Sedona, they say? When they get here, they are overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of the Red Rocks. At the end of their day there, they all agree that there is no way to describe Sedona to their friends, except telling them they have to go there to visit! Many of them say they will definitely come back to spend more time and get the gift of Sedona.
What is the ‘Gift of Sedona’? Sedona is so much more than just the most beautiful city in the United States (Voted by USA Today). Sedona is Merlin-country (you know, Merlin, the magician from King Arthur/Camelot tale). Sedona is magic-country, fairy-land! If you look in a certain way, you can see the fairies and the ‘little people’ between the branches of the trees, under the trees, between the Manzanita bushes! They are all over, everywhere! Well….if you want to see them, that is
Everything is at peace in Sedona! Everything is alive in Sedona! Everything vibrates with life-force in Sedona!
Native Americans never lived in Sedona (even though their presence is so strong here!). Native Americans considered Sedona to be Sacred Land (hence the name of our other company – Sacred Land Tours). Sedona was sacred, ceremonial land for them. They came to Sedona to do their ceremonies, prayers, healings and, left. They stayed in Sedona a week, a month, 6 months, a year, 2 years…but they never settled in Sedona! Centuries after they left, we realized why they never settled in Sedona, and why Sedona was ceremonial, sacred land for them. We discovered the “Vortexes” – energy centers associated with the electro-magnetic fields of our world and the red earth of Sedona. Now, over 65 percent of the visitors to Sedona are people seeking transformation, spiritual, mental, emotional, physical healings, holistic treatments, yoga and so much more!
It is safe in Sedona with almost 0% crime. People take a deep sigh when they hear this. They long for such a reality in our troubled world.
It is peaceful in Sedona, it is comfortable to live here. We have no extremes: No extreme weather, no tornadoes, no devastating fires, no mud slides, no drizzle rains for days, no grey skies, no snow shoveling for months, no heat waves, no catastrophies. Life is mellow and easy here. Summer temperatures very rarely go up to 100 F, at night cooling off to the 70’s F, where you need a blanket to sleep. We have snow in the winter, the ‘beautiful’ snow! A thin layer of snow on the red rocks and the trees that disappears by 10 AM. You wake up to a fairy land. People running around taking pictures in the mornings of this absolutely breathtaking sight – all red rocks and trees, bushes, cactuses covered with a picturesque layer of snow. In the winter, temperature goes up to 50’s F at daytime, with clear, blue skies – a perfect weather for hikes and being outdoors, lying on the red rocks and the red earth, feeling the warmth of the gentle winter sun soothing your bones and body!
And, the nights! We have very little street lighting in Sedona, to prevent light pollution. When you walk around at night, you see millions of stars, almost all of them! It is like a blanket of billions of diamonds and pure white crystals covering your body! We go “out on the land” at night to watch the stars. We put a blanket on the red earth watching the milky way as clear as day. The weather is always mellow (except to December-February when the temperatures go down to the teens). And… there is the silence in the air! You hear the deep, eternal silence filled with an intense vibration of aliveness!
And, so, you just ARE! Safe, comfortable, at peace and at joy! Allow yourself to feel that, let go of your day to day worries, let go of your “brain”.
And, most important, do not rush, anywhere!
Take your time, relax, sloowww down! ….don’t do anything, yes, nothing! Eat good, sleep good, take long walks in the majestic canyons, treat yourself to a soothing massage…take your time! We also call Sedona, Slow Donna! Slooww way down!
That’s when you will get the ‘Gift of Sedona”
Written by Margareth
Founder of Red Earth Adventures/Sacred Land Tours
March 30, 2010