Northern Arizona Custom Tour Highlights
Here are some of the possibilities that could easily be built into your Northern Arizona custom tour. Look over the information provided to help you in the selection of places to build into your Northern Arizona custom tour.
Monument Valley When you see a picture of the American West, chances are it is of Monument Valley. The Monument Valley National Park is one of the most picturesque places that you will ever see. The combination of the sandstone formations jutting out of the desert floor and the change of color that these formations take on throughout the day, make Monument Valley a visual spectacle. What gives Monument Valley a special look are the clouds that float gently by and the shadows that they leave. This place is photographer's dream come true.
Canyon de Chelly As one of the longest continuously inhabited places in North America, Canyon de Chelly offers visitors a rare look into life in the Desert Southwest 1,000 years ago. You will get to explore distinctive architecture and artifacts that have been preserved with amazing quality. The Navajo people, whom have been living here for generations, have also infused an incredible amount of culture into this area giving it a mystic feeling.
The Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon is undeniably one of the 7 Wonders of the World. The Colorado River has spent thousands of years cutting and carving to create this masterpiece. Across Arizona Tours will take you to some of the most stunning vistas that you will ever see. Plus, you will get to experience life at the canyon with many stops.
Sedona and Chapel of the Holy Cross The Red Rock Country of Sedona is truly stunning. There is nothing like it anywhere else in the world. While in Sedona, we will take you into Oak Creek Canyon along the winding 89-A where you will see cliffs rise 1,000 feet above you. No stop in Sedona is complete without a trip to the Chapel of the Holy Cross perched high above Sedona with incredible views of the Red Rocks. Plus, you can take the opportunity to shop in the unique shops and art galleries.
Painted Desert and Petrified Forest The Petrified Forest is so unique with its collection of fossils from over 200 million years ago including plants, animals, and giant reptiles. Scientists still work the Petrified Forest searching for clues into our past. The Painted Desert is a long stretch of land that covers 93,500 acres. The colors of the Painted Desert are a treat for the eyes. Colors range from lavenders and grays infused with vibrant reds, oranges, and pinks. The real treat is how the colors change with the time of day.
Tuzigoot National Monument This monument is atop a desert hill and was a trading post 1,000 thousand years ago for the Sinagua people. The striking abode structure consisted of 110 rooms with second and third stories. This ancient ruin was centrally located for agricultural trade connections that stretched out for hundreds of miles.
Wupatki National Monument Wupatki Pueblo was the largest pueblo structure around during the 1200s. It was a place that many different Southwest cultures met. After the volcano erupted, the ashes helped the soil return moisture and retain nutrients for plant life. After the soil wore out, the people moved on leaving this beautiful pueblo structure behind.
Sunset Crater Sunset Crater was formed by a volcano between 1040 and 1100. This powerful volcanic explosion disrupted life in the area dramatically. Today, Sunset Crater looks remarkable like it did after the volcano settled down with lava flows and cinders. The difference is that you will find trees, wildflowers, and wildlife throughout the crater. This national park offers a great number of artifacts and geological exhibits to look through.