The Experiential and Scientific Sedona Private Vortex Tour

Badge of ExcellenceSedona, United States

From $250.00

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


Experience the energy of the Vortex in Sedona, Arizona, on this guided, private tour, and learn about its history, the science, and the theories behind it. The geology of the area is said to contribute to the power of this area, where people come to heal and be creative. You’ll be taken to several secret spots with incredible views and special energies.
  • Learn about this geological area and the science behind it
  • Be guided to several secret spots in Sedona in the Vortex area
  • Go at your own speed, as this is a private tour just for you and your group
  • Feel the energy and see why people come to heal, strengthen, and get creative

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes

    Meeting And Pickup

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

    Meeting point

    • McDonald's
      2380 W US Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA

      Guests not staying in Sedona will be picked up at the famous "Teal Arch" McDonalds. I will be in a grey Toyota Sienna. Please note that the Village of the Oak Creek is not considered Sedona.

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    10:00 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    Guests will be picked up in the lobby of whatever hotel or resort they are staying at if they are staying within Sedona. Please note that the Village of the Oak Creek is not considered Sedona. This where the Hilton Resort and Bell Rock Inn are located. We will travel in a grey Toyota Sienna. We will make a foodie/snack stop at a specific location about half way into the tour. You are free to eat and drink in the vehicle and at some of the sites :)

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    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.

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    58 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 58 reviews
    Be open minded . Relax ...
    Carmita_C, Jan 2023
    Be open minded . Relax and enjoy the wonderful things and the spectacular views . We learned so much and enjoyed the private tour with Chad. It was an amazing experience
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thank you so much Carmita! It was such a great pleasure meeting you and Pete. I loved both of yours questions and comments and willingness to experience. I wish you both the best in future adventures and explorations💫
    Everything was memorable...
    ami_d, Dec 2022
    Everything was memorable on the tour. I enjoyed and liked the tour guides narration.I also liked the places we visited.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    Thank you very much Ami💫. It was a great pleasure meeting you, Naina, and Panna. I wish you the best in your future adventures and explorations 💫
    Day of Joy and Peace
    Robin_H, Nov 2022
    Experience the beauty and peace of Sedona with this one of a kind personal tour. We learned a great deal and went to vortexes not seen by many non-locals.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thank you so much Robin as it was a great pleasure having you and Chris on Tour💫 Much appreciation and I wish you both the very best on your future adventures.🙂
    Sedona Area
    Beth_P, Oct 2022
    This was disappointing and not worth $400 I paid. The ticket said 9:00, Chad texted he would be at Sky Lodge at 10:00 am and he did not show up until almost 11:00 am. My granddaughter became very hungry and was very upset. The places he took us were good local areas in Sedona however, he was pulled over by the police for broken tail light which was very unnerving with the questions that the police asked.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    I will address all of what this guest has written here, This was a tour taken by a mother of age about 54, her daughter of age about 27, and her toddler/child of age about 2. I will refer to them as Mother, Daughter, and child/toddler. I have all of their names but I will not use them for privacy sake. It's the 54 yr old Mother who wrote this review. I want to first mention that I have shared this review with a few other top ranked guides in this area to get their perspectives. They have all pointed out what they see as an obvious red flag....that THIS PERSON IS CLAIMING THAT IT'S THE TOUR GUIDE'S FAULT THAT HER CHILD IS HUNGRY AND THEREFORE HANGRY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TOUR. Maybe at the end of the tour...if it went way later than could be understood...but THIS IS AT THE BEGINNING. I will address the lateness claims later, but let's hypothetically assume the worse case scenario....that I wasnt one hour late, but two hours late. Is this really a situation that would allow the Mother to blaim a tour guide for her toddler being hungry? Doesn't it go without saying that a parrent always carries around food supplies for their child of age 2 wherever they are at throughout the day...especially when they are on trips like this? I picked them up from their Hotel, so wouldn't they at least have food in their room for the toddler? Well, they didn't, and here is the REST OF THE STORY as Paul Harvey woukd say, which she told to me at the start of the tour. They were just coming off a rough day of travel to get to Sedona the night before the tour. The flight didn't go as expected and THEIR LUGGAGE HAD BEEN LOST ON THE PLANE. THIS IS THE REASON THE CHILD DID NOT HAVE HER FOOD! Because of the unexpectedly long day of previous travel and not having her food, the child was very upset and cried vehemently from the start of the tour. The Mother assured me she was not normally like this. I asked right away if they wanted me to take them to the local Safeway Market to get her food. (fyi Safeway's hours are 6 am to 10 pm and their hotel was 10 minutes away from it) They agreed this would be a good idea after the first stop. We did so and the Daughter was able buy her toddler the special squeezy food she so desperately wanted. The toddler ate, but it took about another hour for the child to feel the food and therefore become happy. By this time, half the tour had gone by. I couldn't give any of my normal information because of the crying toddler for the first half of the tour. The second half of the tour I was able to start imparting the information, but it seemed to fall on deaf ears. They seemed to have no interest in my regular subjects that explain the vortex theory and story. It seemed they were only interested in sight seeing and picture taking. I want to call attention at this point to the fact that if you read all the rest of my reviews, they all comment on how much they appreciated the information and the story imparted. Notice how this person says nothing about either in this review. Now I will address her complaints. First of all I showed up at 10:20, not 11 am...20 minutes late because of a situation that occurred with my pet sitter. I am not happy about that, but twenty minutes is far less than an hour. Her ticket did say 9 am, but that's becasue she booked the tour during summer hours. By the time her tour day arrived, the schedule had switched to fall hours, which is a start time of 10 am because the lighting is better at 10 am at the first location. I contacted her that morning and explained the situation and gave her the option of starting at 9 am or 10 am, SHE CHOSE 10 AM. Yes, I did get pulled over for a tail light being out and I'm not happy about that either. However, I've seen it happen with any tour company I've worked with over the years. It happens. There were no "unerving questions" asked by the officer. The officer was polite and it took about 15 minutes. I was given a work order which I honorwd and fixed right after the tour. However, because of these two situations ie being twenty minutes late and getting pulled over I REFUNDED THEM HALF THE PRICE OF THE TOUR per her request ten days later through Viator. At the end of the tour I dropped them off at their hotel. The daughter and I started talking outside of my car while the now happy toddler was climbing around and playing inside my car. She came out holding an orgonite necklace I had hanging on my turn signal lever. I was glad she was happy and she seemed to resonate with the necklace, so I gave it to her. It was made by a local artist whom I know. It wasn't for sale, but it was easily worth $50. In conclusion I'll say that I really try in the description of the tour on both Viator and my website to make it clear what this tour is about. One of the main goals of this is to have guests book who are what I call "in alignment" with tour. I would say this guest was not in alignment with this tour. She says the tour wasn't worth the price? Honestly, you could offer me three times my asking price for this tour and it wouldn't be worth it to me to tour with a guest like this. What really keeps me loving what I do are the guests that are in alignment with the tour. You can see that the other fifty reviews left were by guests who were just that. Yes, they loved the beauty of the locations and took many pictures, this is much encouraged. However, they were also very interested in the information and story as well. The information represents a culmination of 22 years of accumulating, researching, and experiencing Sedona and other areas of Arizona and the South West with a passionate love for these places. Many an amazing geologist, archeolgist, anthropologist, historian, elder, medicine person, teacher, story teller, guide, metaphysical counseler, etc have I had the fortunate opportunity to have crossed paths with in order to piece this story together. This is what I passionately convey on this tour. This is what you read about in the other fifty reviews along with the many others who said the same but didn't leave reviews. These guests were all in alignment with this tour. They are the reason I do this and will continue to do so as long as I can walk and speak. My hats off to these guests who help keep the history and story alive. Thank you.
    Our brilliant guide
    Mark_M, Sep 2022
    Chad is brilliant, interesting and passionate. Passion is catchy and Chad certainly kept our interest for over 4 hours.
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thank you so much as I so love the seekers and adveturers. I'm a small sole proprietor company so thank you for taking the time to do the reasearch to find me. Kudos to you in helping to keep the history, science, and experience alive!
    Best tour guide experience!!!
    Ty_R, Sep 2022
    Chad is an incredible tour guide. He is full of knowledge on geology, history and spirituality. Highly recommend!
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thank you so much ye seeker and adveturer! I'm a small sole proprietor company so thank you for taking the time to do the reasearch to find me and kudos to you in helping keeping the history, science, and experience alive!
    Great guide and great tour! Five stars *****
    James_F, Sep 2022
    Our guides knowledge was very deep and extensive. He was able to customize our tour to take us exactly where we wanted to go. Would highly recommend!
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thank you very much! It was a great pleasure meeting you, I appreciated your enthusiasm and spirit. Best wishes on your future adventures!
    Stacy_A, Sep 2022
    Although the tour guide was nice, he was not very knowledgeable of where to find the petroglyphs or their story. Didn’t get to see some of the petroglyphs on website. Very disappointing for the cost.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    For those reading this review, please note it was not meant for my company, it was meant for another Sedona tour company. Stacy did that tour with the other company the day before mine and accidentally posted this review on my site and she let me know this. She actually sent me a text stating that her party really enjoyed the Vortex tour they took with me. For those reading this, I do not go to any petroglyph sites on my tour, so this review could not possibly have been for my tour. Here is what Stacy texted me on Sept. 5: "Hey Chad the wrong review went to on yours from us. I'm trying to get it fixed because your tour was amazing." Thanks Stacy for this text, I enjoyed touring with you, Ronald, Lisalynn, and Ilene. Best wishes to each of you on your future adventures!
    Great vortex tour, highly recommend.
    Susan_S, Sep 2022
    Chad shared so much information about the vortexes including possible causes for the energetic vortexes. We enjoyed his explanations and places we visited. Great tour. Highly recommend it.
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thank you so much Susan! It was a great pleasure meeting you, I appreciated your enthusiasm and questions 💫 Best wishes on your future explorations!
    Highly recommended!
    Richard_F, Sep 2022
    Chad is not only an extremely knowledgeable tour guide, but he is a terrific guy who is very easy to relate to. Very down to earth, and very much in love with the earth. If you’re looking for something fancy, go elsewhere. If you’re looking for a clever, touristy comedy routine, go elsewhere. If you want to learn about the geology of the area and the story behind the vortexes, Chad is your guy!
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thank you so much Richard! It was so great meeting you and I love this write up💫 Thank you for doing the investigsting to find me and I loved your interests, questions, and music! Best wishes on your future adventures!
    Incredible tour! So happy we booked with Chad!
    Jammie_F, Aug 2022
    Chad was informative, flexible and culturally responsive as he took us to sites that were incredibly beautiful, spiritual and fun. We would highly recommend Chad!
    Response from Host, Sep 2022
    Thank you so much Jammie, it was a great honor and pleasure meeting you and Mckenzie💫 I loved your enthusiasm for exploring and I wish you the best on your future adventures!
    Do This Tour!!! Best Day in Sedona
    Paula_W, May 2022
    Amazing Day! Chad spent the day exploring all the various aspects of the Sedona Vortex experience. He gave us fact, theory, history, geology, Native American lore, the Sedona backstory (before it became what it is today). He educated us with the four directions and the 11 factors surrounding the energetic properties of the areas. AND of course he took us to 5 Vortex sights, for us to be amazed by the beauty and to experience the pinnacle energetic activity first hand. We are well travelled and always take private tours, and Chad offered the best one ever (we are late 60 yr olds). After our experience with Chad, everything else has been blase’. Nice but no real punch like we had with Chad. He is a great guy, full of information, a day spent with him will turn you on to some really interesting facts and theory for you to take along and decide for yourself…
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Wow, thank you so much Paula. It makes my life to hear this. It was wonderful to spend the day with you and Ken. I was just thinking of Ken's comment about the ions...I will add it to my tour. As you know, I call myself the educatEOr....I have the cartoon figure EOR on my business card...because sometimess I'm the educatee and sometimes I'm the educator....I've learned something new on every tour I've given or taken. Much Appreciation. I also loved your note taking and how you wanted me to back up a few times to make sure you had gotten the concept. So impressive and appreciated! Thank you again and I wish you both the very best in your future adventures!
    Exceptional Tour
    Suzanne_K, May 2022
    We were going to Sedona for a few days and wanted to go on a tour that went beyond the typical tourist experience. Our online search brought us to Chad. His unique ability to bring together his extensive scientific and geological facts and theories about Vortexes, exceptional knowledge of the area and its history combined what the spiritual gave us just what we were looking for. The six hours passed in a flash. We highly recommend this tour. Thank you Chad for an experience we shall never forget.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you very much Susanne, it was so great being on tour with you and Kathy! You had such great questions and desire to experience the sites. I wish you the very best in your future adventures.
    A day full of stories.
    Amy_F, Apr 2022
    Chad was an excellent guide. Knows the area and locals well. Helps avoid crowds. Especially appreciated his insights into the local geology and indigenous people. Very friendly.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Thank you ao much! It was a great pleasure meeting you and I so appreciated your desire to learn, connect, and have an adventure!
    Great guide and your!
    Tanya_G, Mar 2022
    Chad was a great guide and let us spend as much time as we wanted at each site. He was extremely knowledgeable and had great stories about the area and the history of the vortex sites. I would recommend this tour to anyone who really wants to spend time to go in depth and see some sites off the beaten path.
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thank you so much Tanyna, It was fantastic meeting you and Shawn and Helena! You all had such an interest to explore and learn and experience. I was especially impressed with Helena since she was only sixteen. She stayed interested and engaged the whole tour! Thanks again and I wish you the best on your future journeys!
    Most amazing Vortex scientific & experiential tour ever
    JoAnn_B, Mar 2022
    All I can say is not to go to any other tour other than with Chad . He was amazing , informative , genuine , fun and the best your guide we ever experienced . We saw secret sites we could never have done on our own .
    Response from Host, Mar 2022
    Thank you soooo much Jo Ann and Mitchell! This means so much to me coming from people whom I have so much respect for in the way you both approach life. You were wonderful to be with for the day and you were so curious and had such great insights. I wish you the best on the many future adventures you two are sure to create :)
    The most unbelievably beautifully divine energetic contact. Chad is a cosmosan. The best tour guide ever! By light ye!
    Brian_K, Nov 2021
    Conversation and communication was tied 📴 with multiple synchronicities, telepathy, and down loads. We had a majestic contact with tachyon energies in the heart of two vortices. Chad Graf is the epitome of being a higher vibrational spiritual and vortex quantum guide!
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    Thank you so much Brian, and coming from someone such as yourself, this means a lot to me. And yes, I agree, there was definitely an amazing and very synchronistic encounter between us. Your awakening story is an inspiring one and you have quite the radiance. It was awesome meeting Lisa too and I'm glad she helped you go deeper into the search for this tour. You two work great as a team. I look forward to our next encounter :)
    Great tour and information of Sedona!
    Deanna_R, Oct 2021
    Chad has tremendous knowledge of the history, geology and stories of Sedona. You will not be disappointed. He'll take you to places that are not on any tourist map with the most amazing views. This tour is money well spent.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Thank you so much Deanna! It was great meeting you and Mike and I so appreciated all of your enthusiasm and adventurous spirits!