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Sedona or Flagstaff: Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon X Tour

1. Sedona or Flagstaff: Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon X Tour

If you are staying in Sedona, your day begins with a scenic and narrated ride from the Red Rocks of Sedona to Flagstaff. You will travel through Oak Creek Canyon, named one of the top 10 scenic drives in the US, then through the towering Ponderosa Pines.  After picking up customers staying in Flagstaff, the vehicle will travel past the dormant volcanoes that make up the San Francisco Peaks and through Navajo Nation.  While on your journey, receive informative and entertaining narration about the areas you pass through from your experienced and knowledgeable local tour guide.  Travel through the Navajo Reservation as your guide shares stories of this ancient culture, and information about the unique geology and vistas along the way. Once you make it across the Navajo Reservation, you will have time to walk out on the unpaved path to see Horseshoe Bend, an iconic viewing vista.  Then, continue to be dazzled by the views at Glen Canyon Dam and the southernmost point of Lake Powell. Upon arrival in Page, Arizona, you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, meet your Navajo guide for a spectacular tour of Antelope Canyon at the Canyon X site. Take advantage of many photo opportunities as you watch the angle of the sun changing inside the canyon.  Walk with the Navajo through the curves of this red rock slot canyon. You might even hear the sounds of flute music echo off the canyon walls.  After your tour, you'll begin your return trip from Antelope Canyon. You'll pass by the western edge of the Painted Desert as you re-cross the Navajo Reservation for a brief stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

From Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park Tour

2. From Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park Tour

Explore on the of 7 Natural Wonders of the world with a top-rated guided tour to Grand Canyon National Park.  Begin your day among pine trees in Flagstaff, Arizona, a charming college town high in the Arizona mountains. Sit back and relax as you are shuttled off through incredible landscape towards the gorgeous Grand Canyon. Marvel at the mighty Colorado River, take in the staggering rock formations, and enjoy the natural beauty that has captivated millions for centuries.  Learn the storied history behind the people who once roamed these lands as your guide takes you through Tusayan. Visit historic sites like the El Tovar Hotel, and the Desert View Watchtower.  Lunch is provided, and snacks and water are included as you journey through one of America's most treasured natural landmarks. Guides lead tours rain or shine, and are happy to answer questions about this popular destination.

From Flagstaff: Grand Canyon Railroad Full-Day Guided Tour

3. From Flagstaff: Grand Canyon Railroad Full-Day Guided Tour

The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular “Seven Wonders of the World”! This Grand Canyon Railroad Tour offers you an up-close and personal tour of this inspiring canyon. Your Grand Canyon Tour starts off with a scenic ride from the Red Rocks of Sedona, through Oak Creek Canyon (noted as one of the top 10 scenic drives in America) and towering Ponderosa Pines of Flagstaff. After this, head to the train depot in Williams. When you board the historic Grand Canyon Railway, be entertained by cowboys and enjoy the tunes of strolling musicians as the train travels back in time during the scenic 65-mile journey to the canyon. The train offers wonderful views of the San Francisco Peaks and rolls through valleys riddled with wildflowers, dense pine forests, high desert plains, and small canyons. Upgrade your experience with a first-class ticket, which includes oversized seats, big windows, bar service, and complimentary snacks. Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon, explore the views of the canyon and the historical buildings of Grand Canyon Village. Afterward, get time to enjoy lunch on your own (lunch not included) and rejoin your guide to continue across the south rim heading east. Spend approximately 4 hours in the Grand Canyon National Park. Making your way along the canyon rim, experience the stunning views over the Colorado River Gorge. Climb up to the top of the Watchtower Observatory for magnificent panoramic views of the Grand Canyon. On the return trip, tour the East Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and see various scenic overlooks. Visit the Desert View Watchtower and the historic Cameron Trading Post on the Navajo Reservation—one of the finest places to shop for authentic Native American souvenirs. You may also visit The Gallery, home of many breathtaking pieces of fine and historic Native American Arts and Crafts.

From Sedona or Flagstaff: Grand Canyon Full-Day Tour

4. From Sedona or Flagstaff: Grand Canyon Full-Day Tour

Embark on a journey to Grand Canyon National Park. Admire the incredible views and geological wonders of Northern Arizona. Enjoy a tour fully narrated by some of the most experienced guides in the Southwest. After pickup from your hotel in Sedona, ascend the Colorado Plateau and continue through the photogenic Oak Creek Canyon. Take winding roads as you leave the red rocks behind, then stop at the tall Ponderosa Pines. Next, arrive at Flagstaff, where other travelers will join the tour. Pass by the dormant volcanoes of the San Francisco Peaks, before heading to the Grand Canyon South Entrance. Once at Grand Canyon National Park, explore historic buildings, see majestic views at Grand Canyon Village, and enjoy lunch on your own. See some of the widest and deepest scenic views of the Grand Canyon and the mighty Colorado River. Get to experience the magnificent South Rim scenery first-hand. From the South Rim, gaze 14 miles across to the North Rim. Visit the only point where you can see both Phantom Ranch, as well as the Kaibab Suspension Bridge. Your guide knows the best vistas to stop at and will make sure you get the most gorgeous, least crowded viewpoints. At Desert View, you are free to climb the Watchtower Observatory for amazing views that will leave you breathless. On your way back from the Grand Canyon, experience a view of the western edge of the Painted Desert, the Little Colorado River Gorge, and the Colorado River Gorge. Before you return, make a brief stop at the Navajo Reservation. Here you will have a chance to shop for authentic Native American souvenirs at the historical Cameron Trading Post.

Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley & Horseshoe Bend 3-Day Tour

5. Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley & Horseshoe Bend 3-Day Tour

Get back to nature and encounter the dramatic rock formations of Arizona on a three-day trip into Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, and the Valley of Fire. Take a jeep tour of the Navajo Nation with a native guide, and get spectacular views from Horseshoe Bend. Avail of the chance to shop at the boutique stores and arts and craft shops of Sedona and more. Day 1: Las Vegas – Sedona (Wednesday) Start the day by traveling across the Mojave Desert and head up the Colorado Plateau. Journey along historic Route 66 as you make your way to Sedona. Then, take in the spectacular landscape of Oak Creek Canyon as it descends 2,000 feet (610 meters) to the valley floor. Stop to take photos of the red rocks and surroundings at the Oak Creek Canyon Overlook and Slide Rock State Park. Break for lunch in Sedona and browse the authentic Native American arts and crafts stores. Then, head into the surrounding desert to visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross and get panoramic views of Sedona's red rock formations, including Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte and Cathedral Rock. Depart Sedona in the late afternoon and drive to Page for your overnight stay at Clarion Inn. Day 2: Monument Valley – Horseshoe Bend (Thursday) Head into Monument Valley to discover one of the Iconic symbols of the American West. Venture deep into the heart of the autonomous Navajo Nation, where the sandstone rocks tower from 400 to 1,000 feet (up to 300 meters) tall. Marvel at the near-vertical mesa buttes and see indigenous shrubs and trees. Take a jeep tour led by a member of the Navajo tribe, and go down into the valley to experience firsthand why they call this land “like no other place on earth.” Then, head to the mighty Colorado River. Visit Horseshoe Bend for a spectacular view, unique to the region. Continue to Lake Powell for your overnight stay at the Clarion Inn in Page. Day 3: Friday Antelope Canyon – Valley of Fire – Las Vegas (Friday) Start the day where “the water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. Tour the lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand; there are no words to aptly describe these formations created by Mother Nature. After the tour, depart this amazing area and start making your way back to Las Vegas, along the way stopping for a lunch break and then visiting the “Valley of Fire,” named for the magnificent red sandstone formations created from shifting sands and dunes during the age of the dinosaurs more than 150 million years ago. The visit is timed to be able to see the appearance of the valley being on “fire” when reflecting the powerful sun’s rays into the valley (weather permitting). Depart the Park for an early evening arrival in Las Vegas.

From Flagstaff or Sedona: Antelope Canyon Day Tour

6. From Flagstaff or Sedona: Antelope Canyon Day Tour

Discover the stunning rock formations and scenery of Antelope Canyon on a guided tour. Learn about Native American history and natural history with your expert guide as you visit locations such as Oak Creek Canyon, the Painted Desert, and Horseshoe Bend. After pickup at your hotel in Flagstaff or Sedona, journey to the famous water-carved slot canyon of Antelope Canyon, located on Navajo land east of Page. See the reflections of the sun's rays and sky splashing the narrow sandstone walls with colors of orange, yellow, blue, and purple.  Start with a climb through scenic Oak Creek Canyon, ranging from 4,500 feet above sea level to 7,500 feet onto the Colorado Plateau. Get a stunning view of the San Francisco Peaks, Arizona's largest volcanic mountain range that reaches 12,600 feet (3,840 meters) at its tallest point. Then, make your way through the spectacular colored rock formations of the Painted Desert. Take a 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) walk at Horseshoe Bend, and experience an iconic clifftop overlooking the Colorado River. You will also see breathtaking views of Lake Powell and Glen Canyon. Take an exciting tour into the narrows of the slot canyon, and admire the natural formations up close. Return to base while driving by the Painted Desert. Lunch is provided on this tour.

From Flagstaff or Sedona: Full-Day Colorado River Float Trip

7. From Flagstaff or Sedona: Full-Day Colorado River Float Trip

Your Colorado River rafting float tour starts off with a scenic, narrated ride from the Red Rocks of Sedona, through Oak Creek Canyon (one of the top 10 scenic drives in America) and the towering Ponderosa Pines of Flagstaff. Your Colorado River rafting tour will take you past the dormant volcanoes which make up the San Francisco Peaks, and through the Navajo Nation. Throughout the day, you'll receive informative and entertaining narration about the areas through which you pass from some of the most experienced and knowledgeable tour guides from the Sedona and Flagstaff areas. Upon arrival in Page, Arizona, pass through a spectacular 2-mile tunnel through the cliff walls of Glen Canyon and arrive at the base of the Glen Canyon Dam. Float through Glen Canyon's towering walls along a gentle stretch of the Colorado River just south of Lake Powell and the mighty Glen Canyon Dam. Sit back and relax as your river guide leads you on a breathtaking journey of colorful rock formations, soaring wildlife, and ancient Native American petroglyphs. Stop off for an easy hike to get a closer look at the petroglyphs, and enjoy an amazing picnic lunch on the banks of the river. Your river journey ends at Marble Canyon and historic Lees Ferry, featuring cabins left behind by the early pioneer settlers. On the return trip from your Colorado River rafting float tour, pass by the Echo Cliffs and western edge of the Painted Desert as you re-cross the Navajo Reservation for a stop at historic Cameron Trading Post. Shop for Native American arts and crafts and visit the gallery, home of many fine and rare pieces of Native American arts and crafts.

From Sedona or Flagstaff: Full-Day Monument Valley Tour

8. From Sedona or Flagstaff: Full-Day Monument Valley Tour

Go on a journey to the land of the Navajos on this fascinating and incredibly scenic 12-hour tour to the heart of Navajo Country. Discover one of the most remarkable, beautiful, and famous landscapes in the world, instantly recognized by the countless Hollywood movies that have used is as a stunning background for western films and more. If departing from Sedona, Arizona, your journey begins with a scenic drive up the famous Oak Creek Canyon. From there, travel through the San Francisco Volcanic fields, en route to the historic Cameron Trading Post. Along the way, your guide will tell stories and answer questions about the enigmatic Navajo people, explaining their long history and unique culture. Once at Monument Valley Tribal Park, you will be treated to stupendous views of the red rock monoliths that have been an inspiration to everyone, from Navajo Medicine Men to Hollywood directors.

From Sedona or Flagstaff: Ruins & Volcanoes Small-Group Tour

9. From Sedona or Flagstaff: Ruins & Volcanoes Small-Group Tour

This full-day tour from Flagstaff or Sedona takes you to the remarkable ruins of Wupatki, where the ancient Sinagua civilization once lived before mysteriously vanishing without trace. These ancient desert dwellers were the only ones who witnessed the dramatic eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano a millennium ago. Learn about the eruption as you visit fields of lava that look like they flowed yesterday. Your expert guide will be happy to answer any questions and help uncover the mysteries of this magical landscape. Pause for lunch in the historic dining room of the Cameron Trading Post.  Then venture into the Grand Canyon National Park with your wonderful guide, who will take you to the best vistas available. You will enjoy stupendous views of the East and South Rims. You will be picked up and dropped off at your Flagstaff or Sedona hotel, with first class travel to and from the Canyon. Enjoy the comfort of a reclining captain chair with large windows for excellent views of the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Your expert guides know the area inside and out and will show you the canyon in a better light, teaching you everything you need to know about the 2 billion years of history that helped carve this immense chasm.

Grand Canyon Full-Day Hike from Sedona or Flagstaff

10. Grand Canyon Full-Day Hike from Sedona or Flagstaff

Your small-group hike begins with pick-ups in Sedona and Flagstaff.  After a beautiful drive through Oak Creek Canyon and the San Francisco Volcanic Field, begin your hike at one of the best trails on the south rim. This moderately strenuous hike descends approximately 1,100 vertical feet over 1.5 miles into the very heart of the canyon. During the course of the hike, enjoy amazing views of the canyon from different lookout points . Lunch will be a wonderful picnic along the rim.  After lunch, choose between several options.  For those who want to continue with some hiking, take a scenic 3-mile rim walk. For those who wish to do some sightseeing, enjoy a tour to Grand Canyon Village, Lipan Point, and Moran Point.

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4.6 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Scott Day, our guide picked us up right on time. We were the first to be picked up of our group of 10. Van was clean and comfortable. Great group of 10 people! Scott pointed out sights along the way to Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. He knew a lot about the Arizona countryside and the geology and plants of the region. Gaining this new knowledge from an expert guide/ outdoorsman made the entire excursion more enjoyable. There were adequate restroom breaks and even a stop for shopping for Navajo crafts and jewelry, as well as a stop for photos at Vermillion Cliffs. The trip was well orchestrated with lunch preordered off of a menu with several choices, scheduled between Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. The ride back to Sedona was exceedingly windy but we made it safely with Scott’s expert driving. We arrived back at the designated time. Scott was amazing and paid clise attention to everyone’s comfort and experience. Could not have asked for s better group or a better guide.

Impeccable organization, extraordinary tour. What made our experience unique and perfect were the professionalism and kindness of the driver, Ozzie, and above all of the excellent Italian guide, who has lived in Las Vegas for 25 years, Lorenzo who not only told stories, anecdotes and curiosities but he entertained us throughout the trip, transmitting the passion he has for his work and for the United States in general, a country full of contradictions and ambiguities but with crazy landscapes and places that deserve a visit once in a lifetime. We took the tour during Christmas days and will always remember them with pleasure. The only flaw of an otherwise perfect trip was that we did not visit the "Lower" Antelope Canyon as scheduled but the so-called "X", the last one that was opened. We didn't understand if it was an oversight by the agency or if it was intentional, in any case we were very satisfied with this visit too. Absolutely recommended tour.

Tour guide Scott was incredibly knowledgeable, very mindful, and fun to have an excursion with. Felt safe and carefree the entire time.

I enjoyed the adventure very much. Charlie was very informative and personable and Mario was a great when we were in the canyon

Excellent tour and was able to experience the one of great wonders of the world.