Posted by: Lori Reinhold
Guided tours are one of the best ways to explore the parts of a place you might not see on your own. Sedona is home to many world-class tour operators committed to helping you travel deeper and see the world from a new perspective, whether that is from a hot air balloon or a bright pink jeep. Sedona offers a wide range of unique & enlightening tours led by passionate local guides or personally customized to fit your specific needs. Wine lovers, adventure seekers, and zen masters alike will all find a Sedona tour to love. To help you decide, we’ve compiled a list of our 6 favorites.
Sedona Wine Adventures offers private & personalized tours of Arizona wine country. These in-depth, everything-included tours take you to the diverse wineries, cellars, and tasting rooms sprinkled across the region. You’ll visit several prominent vineyards in the area as well as the neighboring towns of Cornville, Clarkdale, and Cottonwood. Because the tours are personalized, you can also factor in time to explore the many shops, restaurants, and art galleries in each town. This is a great way to visit one of the country’s most underappreciated wine regions and learn about the unconventional practices used to grow dessert grapes.
The red rocks of Sedona are famous for their powers to heal, transform, and inspire. People from all across the world travel to Sedona to access the healing energies and spiritual forces many believe exist in its canyons. Red Earth Adventures offers a variety of tours that take customers deep into the renowned vortexes of Sedona’s red rocks. These transformative tours have been a favorite of the Alma de Sedona Inn for years and we regularly recommend them to our guests. In addition to their vortex tours, they also offer sunset or star gazing tours, yoga classes, and trips to a variety of local sights, including Montezuma Castle, a ghost town, and Indian ruins.
If you prefer to see the red rocks from above, you can’t go wrong with Red Rock Balloon Adventures. Almost like an “aerial nature walk,” Red Rock Balloon Tours allow you to marvel at Sedona’s canyons and rock spires from a one-of-a-kind hot air balloon floating leisurely above the dessert. This might be the best and most unique way to soak in the magical panormas and breathtaking landscapes of the region.
Yet another way to explore Sedona’s red rock canyons is by Jeep. A hot pink Jeep to be exact. Pink Adventure Tours take customers on a fun-filled off-road adventure to the parts of the landscape you can’t reach on foot. They offer tours of some of Sedona’s most famous landmarks, including Honanki Heritage site, Diamondback Gulch, Coyote Canyons, Broken Arrow, and more. Their friendly & informed guides will take you on the ride of your life while also sharing fascinating information about the geography, history, and wildlife of the region.
Trail Lovers Excursions offers some of the best personalized hiking tours in Sedona. Their friendly and informed guides will take you to some of Sedona’s most beautiful and mythical sights: spires, hoodoos, monoliths, natural arches, mesas, canyons, buttes, fins, vortices, and ancient volcanoes. Trail Lovers is impressive for the sheer variety of options they offer. Whether you are an archeology lover, dog-owner, or simply looking for a classic Sedona hiking adventures, Trail Lovers will have the perfect hike for you.
Another great way to explore Sedona is by river. Take an unforgettable kayak or inner tube ride down the scenic Verde River with Verde Valley Adventures. We especially like their Water to Wine tour, which starts with a leisurely kayak ride down the Verde River and ends with wine tastings at several local wineries. They even offer options for bachelorette parties or bridal showers!
Planning a trip to Sedona, Arizona? Book a stay at the Alma de Sedona Inn for welcoming services and unbeatable red rock views.