Small Group Sedona Red Rock and Native American Ruins Day Tour

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix North/Happy Valley
    2550 W Charlotte Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085, USA

    This is a guaranteed pick up location, however, please let the supplier know as soon as possible if you are NOT staying here, as they may have a closer meet location for you.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

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

Opening hours

  • 8/18/2022 - 4/13/2024

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

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Please note: 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. Tour supplier contact details will be provided on your pre-paid voucher.

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

To be true to the area's rich history, the Sedona single day tour gives you a chance to explore ancient Native American civilization. You'll visit the ruins at Montezuma Castle National Monument which are the most easily accessible, best preserved and arguably the most spectacular cliff ruins in North America. You'll see an impressive 20-room, 5-story structure built into the recess of a white limestone cliff about 70 feet (21 meters) above the ground.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Chapel of the Holy Cross

Enjoy a visit to the famous Chapel of the Holy Cross, an iconic Catholic chapel built into the mesas of Sedona, Arizona

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • 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
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Wheelchairs that fold up are acceptable on tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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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Traveler Tips

It took another 40 minutes to get the rest of the people and the same time dropping off people.
All in all this tour is well worth the time and money.
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Overall Pleasant and Enriching
Eva_J, Mar 2023
We had a pleasant round trip drive from Phoenix to Sedona seeing said sites. The threat of 50% chance of rain had us worried but Mark let us know he had extra umbrellas just in case - great info to know ahead of time to save bag space. Mark was very nice and knowledgeable!
Kim_M, Mar 2023
Beautiful views! Tracy , our guide , did a great job! Very knowledgeable! Sedona is wonderful. Native American ruins were interesting.
Super tour with fantastic guide!
Paul_C, Mar 2023
Terrific tour of Native American ruins and beautiful Sedona. Aldo was a great guide making the day a wonderful experience. He is amiable, erudite and very knowledgeable of Arizona history and details of the sites visited. He also made for a very efficient and relaxing trip, avoiding traffic and congestion on a very busy tourist day. Highly recommend this tour for a family and would advise requesting Aldo as your guide!
Awesome getaway!
Irina_C, Mar 2023
Outstanding experience! Felt like I not only traveled but learned a lot, too. Well organized, professional and knowledgeable guide who made this trip special.
Amazing landscape
Robin_C, Mar 2023
Aldo is a knowledgeable, interesting and charming guide. I really enjoyed my day with him! The mountains are incredibly beautiful.
Victor_M, Mar 2023
The entire experience was exceptional. Sam the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the journey noteworthy. I would recommend this tour to everyone.
Great guide.
kelly_n, Mar 2023
Sam was an incredible guide. Sedona is absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend this trip if it’s your first time visiting the area.
Wonderful day!
Donna_M, Mar 2023
Aldo was and outstanding guide. Very informed, entertaining and supportive! Tried to give us the best possible tour!
All the best of Sodona
Leticia_S, Mar 2023
Amazing introduction to Sedona. The tour guide was so knowledgeable covered all aspects..including a 2 step lesson! We look forward to coming back next year!
Fantastic fun experience & informative tour
Sue_S, Feb 2023
Loved our guide, she was so friendly and so informative. She answered everyone's questions. She knew so much about Arizona we were so impressed with every single thing.
Under the blue Arizona skies
thannan53, Feb 2023
This tour was very enjoyable and just the right length. The blue Arizona sky and bright sunshine accent of the natural beauty of the area. Our tour guide was cheerful animated and very knowledgeable. She made the trip so much more enjoyable as she gave colorful explanations of the sites and history of the area. Her music playlist was very appropriate for our trip and very relaxing . The group of people on the tour were friendly and seem to have a great time. I highly recommend this tour. The time that we spend on each of the stops with adequate I did not feel rushed. A perfect day!
Jaw dropping tour!
Elizabeth_D, Feb 2023
I can’t say enough about this tour. We hit ALL the stops. I was in Arizona (for the first time) for one day and I couldn’t of picked a better all day activity. Diane was informative, enthusiastic and an overall great tour guide. If you’re looking for a day filled with jaw dropping views and Arizona fun facts, look no further!
A must to take to experience and appreciate this part of Arizona
Gregory_S, Feb 2023
Picked us up from our hotel, friendly and informative driver, enjoyed visiting with other guests, took us to a few extra places.
Overall great tour. A...
Lisa_L, Feb 2023
Overall great tour. A bit more time to hike or explore Bell Rock versus the hour at Montezuma would be nice. Mark did a good job driving and giving AZ facts on fauna and flora.
Amazing Sedona
Nick_V, Feb 2023
That was an amazing and wonderful tour. The tour guide Mark was very professional and knowledgeable. The weather was also perfect for short hikes. I enjoyed this tour and highly recommend.
Lovely Sedona Day Tour
Subhash_T, Feb 2023
During this tour Aldo is one of the best guide we could have asked for. The tour was nicely planned and paced for Sedona Day Trip.
A must do tour
Ellen_C, Feb 2023
Sedona is beautiful. The colors in the rocks is amazing. The chapel is beautiful and gives a great view of the topography.
Great tour of Sedona, and Montezuma’s Castle!
Jeff_S, Feb 2023
Aldo was a very knowledgeable, and enjoyable tour guide. We would highly recommend this tour. Great views of the red rocks, and tour of Montezuma’s Castle!
Our nice guide
Susan_M, Feb 2023
The whole trip was great and learning the history behind the sights. Our guide was very knowledgable, patient and friendly.
The Church Chapel in...
Magie_B, Feb 2023
The Church Chapel in Sedona. The morning portion of the tour was fabulous. Too much time allowed in the stores at Sedona — the afternoon experience needs some work - not much exposure to anything Too much time spent in the van