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This mellow excursion will showcase two of the most incredible architectural marvels of the Verde Valley and Sedona. Explore the sacred waters of Montezuma Well, and walk below the unbelievable cliff-dwellings of the Sinagau People. Learn about the history of Sedona's native peoples, medicinal plants, and unique customs. This introduction to Sedona's Native American history will discuss: Anasazi, Hohokam, Sinagua, Yavapai, Apache, Hopi, and Navajo cultures.
Explore the best three Sinagua cliff dwellings in the Verde Valley, while learning about the unique history of the sacred peoples that once called "Sedona" home. This outings will visit Montezuma Well, Montezuma Castle, and Tuzigoot National Monument. This experience will offer a well-rounded introduction into building techniques, survival tactics, hunting, trade, beliefs, and warfare of the earliest settlers in the Verde Valley.
If you would like to enjoy an extra stop by Page Springs Cellars, our guides can drive your safe chariot to Vinoarchaeology...
Let us provide an interpretive guide to accompany your group through the most impressive heritage sites in the Verde Valley. Your short hike into Montezuma Well will unearth mysteries, traditions, desert farming methods, and the evolutionary uses the regions plentiful natural resources. At Montezuma Castle, your guide will provide an in depth look at the 5-story, 4,000ft cliff dwelling, which was daringly built 90ft above the ground in a large limestone alcove 700 years ago.
The immense size, craftsmanship, and innovative construction will at the very least— leave you spellbound. Finally, for those who choose our Full Day, your visit to Tuzigoot National Monument will introduce you to a complex of stone masonry, which was once a 110 room pueblo and thriving trade center for the ancient peoples of the Verde Valley. During both of these wonderful outings, you will enjoy Arizona's most impressive ancient architectural marvels, and capture elevated views of the beautiful Verde River along the way.
If you’re hoping to enhance your connection with the sacredness and Sedona's ancient history, this outing will take your experience to the next level.
Half Day: Verde Valley Archaeology Outing: Are you looking for a mellow hiking experience that educates you about the rich Native American cultural history of Sedona and the surrounding Verde Valley? This outing will introduce you to the ancient Sinagua culture, and other indigenous ancestral pueblan people of the desert Southwest. Your guide will lead you through two of the most beautiful and thought provoking architectural marvels in Arizona. This outing will visit Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well National Monument's near Rimrock, Arizona. These sites will showcase historical trade routes, artwork, resource utilization, ethnobotany, and sacred traditions of the areas ancient people's.
Two Person Minimum
Full Day: Verde Valley Archaeology Outing: Are you ready for a fully immersive day vested in learning about the indigenous peoples of Sedona? Allow our staff to introduce you to three of the most impressive national monuments in Arizona!! This outing will visit Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, and Tuzigoot National Monuments. Each site will share secrets of Sinagua architecture, trade, apothecary, traditions, inventions, and much more!! This outing will visit three creekside habitation sites, which once served as important trade centers for the Sinagua & Yavapai People of the Verde Valley. Our guides will pack a picnic lunch and provide narration and insider knowledge to help enhance your understanding of Sedona's sacred people.
Two Person Minimum
**All Verde Valley Archaeology Outings have a two person minimum. Please Contact Us if you would like to inquire about Solo Hike Pricing.