Hot Air Balloon Tours and More in Sedona | RTX Traveler Magazine

Explore the many facets of Arizona’s desert oasis

There are many tours to choose from that highlight the different aspects of the landscape and culture of Sedona. From guided vortex tours and jeep excursions to historical and cultural tours, the whole family can enjoy several hours to a full day of adventure, learning and fun. Here are a few unique and fabulous tour options:

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Astronomy tours

Sedona has ideal conditions for star gazing: virtually no light pollution, high altitude and an average of more than 300 dry, clear nights each year. While a peaceful night under billions of stars can be awe-inspiring, taking a tour with a professional astronomer can open your eyes to an entire universe of things you may not have noticed on your own. Sedona Star Gazing offers such tours nightly, where small groups will get an overview of the constellations as well as the history of how they were named and how they are used today. Guests will also have the opportunity to view celestial bodies through a high-powered telescope.

CONTACT
 
Evening Sky Tours
 
(928) 853-9778
 
www.eveningskytours.com
 
All tours begin at 8:30 p.m. and cost $60 per adult / $35 per child. Group discounts and private tours are available.
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Winery tours

Over the last decade, the Verde Valley Wine Trail has blossomed, with nearly a dozen wineries and tasting rooms operating today. Several of these under-discovered wine oases are within an easy drive from Sedona, but to get the most out of your experience and ensure the safety and fun of everyone, consider booking a tour with Arizona Winery Tours. The tour’s limousine bus will pick you up from your resort in the morning and will take you to several different wineries throughout the day. You can buy bottles from each winery which can be consumed on the bus. The tour provides complimentary water, cheese and a picnic lunch. Enjoy the ultimate Arizona wine experience with this fantastic tour.

CONTACT
 
Arizona Winery Tours
 
(623) 498-6929
 
www.azwinerytours.com
 
Tours run Fri-Mon from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Complimentary pickup and drop-off is available at area hotels and tickets costs $85 per person.
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Hot air balloon tours

Once you’ve taken an evening sky tour, why not get a little closer? See the stunning beauty of Sedona’s red rocks from a completely different angle with a sunrise excursion from Red Rock Balloon Adventures. Watch the sun rise as your balloon ascends and then glide with the air currents over the gorgeous countryside. Upon a gentle landing, a commemorative picnic awaits you and your party. This is a truly memorable experience for your next Sedona vacation.

CONTACT
 
Red Rock Balloon Adventures
 
(800) 258-3754
 
www.redrockballoons.com
 
Tours available 7 days a week at sunrise and tickets cost $195 per person.

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