Our Top Picks for Sedona Sightseeing
Sedona sightseeing can mean many things to many people. Some imagine walking around the town’s quaint streets and making their way to its eclectic shopping districts. Others think of taking a tour out to explore the incredible red rock formations located on Sedona’s outskirts, such as Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. Still others may picture flying up to the Grand Canyon to behold the world’s most spectacular gorge. Well, rest assured: if any of these sightseeing experiences resonates with you, the opportunity awaits in Sedona!
2 Hour Sedona Sightseeing Tour
Starting At: $46/Person
Get your camera ready and head out on this scenic tour of Sedona. From Thunder Mountain to the Chapel of the Holy Cross and everything in between!
There are two main factors to consider when sightseeing in Sedona: what you’ll see and how you’ll see it. And believe us when we say that there’s no shortage of options in either area. With respect to what you can see, various tours will take you to a number of locations. One popular stop is the architectural wonder known as the Chapel of the Holy Cross, a Roman Catholic church that is built atop a 250-ft. red sandstone mesa. Another is Red Rock State Park, which is legendary for its collection of rust-colored formations, with tremendous views of Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon.
Helicopter & Jeep Combination Tour
Starting At: 229/Person
Get into the backcountry of Sedona by helicopter and Jeep. This air-and-ground combination tour will amaze you for close to three hours that’s sure to leave you in awe.
Free spirits, meanwhile, will appreciate tours out to the mystical vortex spots that are located among the red rocks. The rumor is that these hotspots of spiritual energy offer physical and spiritual healing, as well as the ability to impart psychic powers! Or, if you’re looking for a genuinely out-of-this-world experience, take a longer sightseeing tour up to the Grand Canyon. By car, it’s just a couple hours north of Sedona, and at every turn, its breadth and depth will astound you.
Full Day Grand Canyon Tour
Starting At: $129/Person
Everyone must see the Grand Canyon. Guided by a natural historian, you’ll weave your way along several classic northern Arizona landmarks in addition to beholding the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon and Colorado River below.
So how will your sightseeing in Sedona experience take in these many magnificent sights? Well, it depends on where you’re going, how much time you have, and your energy and fitness level. If you’re looking for a time of relaxing leisure, nothing beats a hot air balloon tour. From hundreds of feet up in the sky, you’ll capture views of the broader Verde Valley, the expansive Colorado Plateau, and the dramatic Mogollon Rim. Sightseeing tours by rail are also available, and will allow you to explore the Verde River and Canyon, juniper and pine tree forests, and other magnificent habitats, all from the comfort of a train car.
Sedona Sunrise Balloon Experience
Starting At: $212/Person
Experience Sedona from above on this 60-to-90-minute hot air balloon flight! Enjoy over an hour of time over the region’s remarkable, famous red rocks and wildlife. Then it’s back down to Earth for a champagne toast!
At the same time, those hoping for an adventure are sure to get it in Sedona. You can take an exhilarating Jeep ride atop the dusty desert trails surrounding the city, and crawl boulders and dip into and out of dry/shallow riverbeds along the way. Or you can hop on a mountain bike for a more intimate way to experience the red rocks, even as you push your body to new levels of fitness.
2 Hour Sedona Jeep Tour
Starting At: $68/Person
Experience the Old West. Your Western Jeep Guide takes you through a scenic wonderland surrounded by seven majestic canyons into historic Dry Creek Basin.
Once you’ve seen the surrounding area, your sightseeing in Sedona adventure may include touring within the town itself. If that’s you, rent a Segway or go on a walking tour around its historic streets. You may find yourself winding a path to Uptown Sedona, where you can discover a fabulous collection of upscale boutiques, specialty shops, and private galleries. You may even stop in at Jordan Historical Park, where homesteaders Walter and Ruth Jordan once lived; or at Tlaquepaque, a self-enclosed shopping district with quaint, cobblestone streets, Spanish-style fountains, and much, much more.
We could go on and on, but there aren’t enough words in the English language to describe what you might catch a glimpse of while sightseeing in Sedona. The long and short of it, then, is that Sedona must be seen to be believed. And what better way than on a professionally guided sightseeing tour?