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Best of Sedona: Natural & Cultural Landscapes in Red Rock Country

Program No. 1062RJ
Immerse yourself in the story of Sedona as you join local experts to learn about and explore ancient cliff dwellings, iconic Red Rocks, a heritage railway and the majestic Grand Canyon.

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Select your type of room
Price will update based on selection
Prices displayed below are based on per person,doubleoccupancy.
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 8 - Sep 13, 2024
Starting at
2,149
Itinerary Note

This date stays at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, one of Sedona’s top resorts.

Sep 22 - Sep 27, 2024
Starting at
1,749
Itinerary Note

This date stays at The Element Hotel, Marriot's new and top rated Sedona Hotel.

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Oct 6 - Oct 11, 2024
Starting at
1,749
Itinerary Note

This date stays at The Element Hotel, Marriot's new and top rated Sedona Hotel.

Oct 20 - Oct 25, 2024
Starting at
1,749
Itinerary Note

This date stays at The Element Hotel, Marriot's new and top rated Sedona Hotel.

Nov 3 - Nov 8, 2024
Starting at
2,149
Itinerary Note

This date stays at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, one of Sedona’s top resorts.

Dec 8 - Dec 13, 2024
Starting at
2,149
Itinerary Note

This date stays at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, one of Sedona’s top resorts.

Feb 9 - Feb 14, 2025
Starting at
1,899
Mar 2 - Mar 7, 2025
Starting at
1,899
Mar 16 - Mar 21, 2025
Starting at
1,899
Apr 13 - Apr 18, 2025
Starting at
1,899
May 4 - May 9, 2025
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1,899
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Sep 7 - Sep 12, 2025
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1,899
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Oct 5 - Oct 10, 2025
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1,899
Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2025
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1,899
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Nov 2 - Nov 7, 2025
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1,899
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Dec 7 - Dec 12, 2025
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1,899
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Filling Fast!
Sep 8 - Sep 13, 2024
Starting at
2,899
Itinerary Note

This date stays at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, one of Sedona’s top resorts.

Sep 22 - Sep 27, 2024
Starting at
2,169
Itinerary Note

This date stays at The Element Hotel, Marriot's new and top rated Sedona Hotel.

Filling Fast!
Oct 6 - Oct 11, 2024
Starting at
2,169
Itinerary Note

This date stays at The Element Hotel, Marriot's new and top rated Sedona Hotel.

Filling Fast!
Oct 20 - Oct 25, 2024
Starting at
2,169
Itinerary Note

This date stays at The Element Hotel, Marriot's new and top rated Sedona Hotel.

Nov 3 - Nov 8, 2024
Starting at
2,899
Itinerary Note

This date stays at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, one of Sedona’s top resorts.

Dec 8 - Dec 13, 2024
Starting at
2,899
Itinerary Note

This date stays at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, one of Sedona’s top resorts.

Feb 9 - Feb 14, 2025
Starting at
2,419
Mar 2 - Mar 7, 2025
Starting at
2,419
Mar 16 - Mar 21, 2025
Starting at
2,419
Apr 13 - Apr 18, 2025
Starting at
2,419
May 4 - May 9, 2025
Starting at
2,419
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Sep 7 - Sep 12, 2025
Starting at
2,419
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Oct 5 - Oct 10, 2025
Starting at
2,419
Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2025
Starting at
2,419
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Nov 2 - Nov 7, 2025
Starting at
2,419
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Dec 7 - Dec 12, 2025
Starting at
2,419

At a Glance

Discover why Sedona and the Grand Canyon are the two most awe-inspiring sites in Arizona. Go beyond the geology to uncover the natural and human histories of these color-splashed landscapes. Enjoy an exploration of Sedona’s best-loved sights and red-rock vistas via an open trolley excursion. Ride the rails along the wild and scenic Verde River and beside its verdant canyon as you scan for wildlife. Explore Grand Canyon National Park on a full day journey to this iconic and quintessential American treasure with time to walk along the rim while soaking in its grandeur.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 1/2 mile with longer optional hikes. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.

What You'll Learn

  • See ancient cliff dwellings while uncovering the past of the Sinagua people at Montezuma Castle National Monument.
  • Visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross and Airport Mesa with its magnificent 360-degree views of Sedona.
  • Spend a full day at Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim, complete with interpretive walks accompanied by a local expert.

General Notes

Select dates are designated for small groups and are limited to 24 participants or less.
Featured Expert
All trip experts
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Ken Zoll
Ken Zoll is the executive director emeritus of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, and a board member of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society. He is also a volunteer docent at cultural heritage sites in the Coconino National Forest. He has conducted fieldwork in cultural (ancient) astronomy of the Southwest and is a certified instructor with the Arizona Archaeological Society. Ken is the author of several books and articles on cultural astronomy, rock art, and the local history of Sedona and the Verde Valley.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Matt Turner View biography
Since he decided to attend high school in Southwest Colorado, Matt Turner has been in love with the natural wonders of the Four Corners region prompting him to obtain a degree in Natural History from Prescott College. In addition to working as a field biologist and ecological consultant, he is an avid photographer, leads trips throughout the Southwest, across rivers and in the backcountry. As a naturalist, he hopes to impart a unique perspective of the region's natural environment in all of its visitors.
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Lisa Kearsley View biography
Lisa Kearsley moved to Arizona in the 1980s to earn a master’s degree in biology at Northern Arizona University and, like many who have come to Arizona, she never left. She has worked for the National Park Service at Grand Canyon as an interpretive park ranger and as a researcher, studying the effects of Glen Canyon Dam on the river. She also is a natural science illustrator, working with pen and ink, as well as watercolor.
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Margaret (Maggie) Mitchell View biography
Maggie Mitchell has spent years leading educational excursions throughout the Sedona area. Her passion lies with the study of Arizona's wild creatures, and she loves sharing her love of reptiles and spiders with students of all ages.
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Bill Krieger View biography
Bill Krieger is a Road Scholar educator who directed some of the earliest learning adventures during the 1970s. He has degrees from Northern Michigan University and the University of Pennsylvania. During his retirement, learning and sharing about the people and the geology of the Southwest have become his focus and his passion. Bill’s passions include biking, hiking, camping, writing, sketching, singing, and having conversations over a cup of coffee.
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Carl Bowman View biography
With a bachelor’s degree in biology and having spent 25 years of his life on the South Rim, Carl Bowman knows the Grand Canyon well and specializes in relating the Canyon’s varied and constantly evolving geologic stories. He worked for the National Park Service from 1974-2013, and during his career served as a janitor, wildland fire fighter, archaeologist, ranger, and scientist. A long-time student of the Grand Canyon, Carl has shared its stories with park visitors, staff, university classes and lifelong learners.
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Tracy P. Kee View biography
Tracy Kee, a native of the Deep South, grew up primarily in Tennessee. During her time working for a study abroad program in Italy, she met her full-blood Navajo husband, Eric, while he was teaching English to Italians. In 2007, after marrying, Tracy moved to the Navajo reservation. Tracy taught part-time business and computer classes at Diné College in Tuba City, AZ for many years. They have three children and enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational activities in northern Arizona.
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Ken Zoll is the executive director emeritus of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, and a board member of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society. He is also a volunteer docent at cultural heritage sites in the Coconino National Forest. He has conducted fieldwork in cultural (ancient) astronomy of the Southwest and is a certified instructor with the Arizona Archaeological Society. Ken is the author of several books and articles on cultural astronomy, rock art, and the local history of Sedona and the Verde Valley.
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Kennard Bork View biography
Kennard Bork is a former university geology professor who has found his bliss in retirement where Sedona’s red rocks and natural beauty provide the setting for great exploration and discovery. Ken is active in OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) and INHIGEO (International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences), both as a speaker and as a participant.
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Rocky Sullivan View biography
Rocky Sullivan, a Kansas native, has been living in the southwest working on ranches among other things for the better part of three decades. During the last few years, he has brought his poetry into the limelight, gaining respect and praise from peers and audiences. Rocky won in his division of the 2015 National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo in Abilene, Kansas, and again in 2017. He has been asked to perform at numerous venues since.
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Karen Sullivan View biography
Karen Sullivan was raised near the ocean as a beach baby, but has been a desert rat for over 30 years now. She has worked as a white water river expert for about 10 years in New Mexico, Idaho, and Colorado. As for hobbies, Karen enjoys gardening, snow skiing, and bicycling cross country. Karen has a background in art, sells her own pieces when possible, and has made her own Victorian gowns. She is well versed in photography and has a love for history.
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