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Sedona: Hike, Bike & Kayak

Sedona: Hike, Bike & Kayak

From $ 3,830 AUD

Description

Combine cycling, hiking and kayaking with dramatic deserts, sacred canyons, flowing rivers, and accommodation in a town surrounded by six different wilderness areas. See the best of Sedona on daily biking, hiking and kayaking adventures which take in the natural beauty and First Nations history of the area. With great weather and incredible rock formations, Red Rock Country offers an easy network of trails with some of the best views you’ll find anywhere. Add the capital of Arizona as the perfect jumping off point for your tour and you’ve got the perfect active adventure.

Trip Name
Sedona: Hike, Bike & Kayak
Last Updated
2022-05-25
Days
5
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • Stretch your legs on two wheels on a guided mountain bike ride along one of the most extensive, best-connected trails systems in the USA.
  • Hike along two of the most sacred canyons in the Red Rock Country where you’ll learn about the architecture and daily life of the Sinagua People.
  • Take a guided kayaking trip on the Verde River which has easy-to-navigate rapids and plenty of wildlife to spot along the way.
  • Marvel at the well-preserved Montezuma Castle which was declared one of America’s first National Monuments by President Roosevelt in the early 1900s.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested in the Group Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Phoenix & Sedona
Welcome to Phoenix! You’ll need to make sure you arrive into Phoenix in time to meet your leader and the rest of the group at 9 am to kick off your tour. Once you’ve all gathered, sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic drive of approximately 2 hours to the beautiful desert town of Sedona. There is so much to see - perhaps take a jeep tour with views of some of Sedona’s most magnificent rock formations, explore the Palatki Heritage Site, check out the stunningly unique Chapel Of The Holy Cross or come face to face with local artisans at the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. This evening perhaps head out for a group dinner.
Day 2 - Sedona - Sacred Canyons Loop Hiking
After breakfast, join your group on the Sacred Canyons Loop for spectacular scenery and the chance to learn more about Sedona’s First Nations history. Walk along the Long Canyon Trail to Deadman's Pass Trail and on to the Mescal Trail which circles Mescal Mountain and passes not one, but two, sacred canyons. See Native American cliff dwellings and learn about the architecture and daily life of the Sinagua People, with a stop to enjoy a tasty picnic lunch along the way. Back in Sedona, the afternoon and evening is yours to enjoy at leisure.
Day 3 - Sedona - Mountain Biking
After breakfast, swap your legs for two wheels on a guided mountain bike ride along the Bell Rock Trail, one of the most extensive, best-connected trails systems in the USA. Your expert mountain biking guide will lead the way along this mellow trail with plenty of ups and downs to keep things interesting. If you’re more experienced, you may like to pick up speed and get some air along the way. The evening is yours to enjoy back in Sedona where you can relax at the hotel or perhaps join your group at one of the town’s bars or a local restaurant for dinner.
Day 4 - Sedona & Jerome - Verde River Kayaking
Get ready for adventure and a full day of fun. First up, you’ll take a guided kayaking trip on the Verde River which has easy-to-navigate rapids and plenty of wildlife to spot along the way. After Verde River, drive to the town of Jerome, an original mining town that was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1967. Wander the streets and soak up the town’s history. Perhaps opt to stop for lunch at The Haunted Hamburger which is famous for being (truly) haunted. On the way back to Sedona, stop at the Tuzigoot National Monument and explore the ruins of a village dating back to 1,100 AD. You may like head out for an optional group dinner tonight to celebrate the penultimate night of your trip.
Day 5 - Sedona to Phoenix
After breakfast, you’ll make your way back to Phoenix. Along the way, stop at Montezuma Castle, a five-story building with 20 rooms built into the side of a cliff by the Sinagua People. This significant structure was declared one of America’s first National Monuments by President Roosevelt in the early 1900s. After your arrival in Phoenix at around 2 pm, you are free to depart at your leisure. If you would like to stay on in Phoenix, we would be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
23-10-202227-10-2022AUD $ 3,945-
06-11-202210-11-2022AUD $ 3,945-
20-11-202224-11-2022AUD $ 3,830-

Accommodation

Guesthouse (4 nights)

Transport

Private vehicle,Mountain Bike (e-bike option available,subject to availability),Kayak,On foot

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