An afternoon tour of Ruins and Volcanos
The land is enchanted here in Northern Arizona. From the sacred San Francisco Peaks to the Little Colorado River, the land speaks from a time when the earth's wisdom was absolute. In just 125 years primitive culture thousands of years unchanged were forced to adapt to today's western culture. Today we will explore old ruins of the past with tales of archeo-astronomy, predicting the changing seasons for their agrarian based society. Arizona is an enchanted land with a rich and deep cultural heritage. We will visit little volcanoes that make you feel even smaller on this grand adventure. Our goal is for everyone to walk away from this tour feeling a little more connected to this land and the desire to protect our sacred places.
I will meet you and your party at the predetermined location. We will start our half-day driving out of Flagstaff to Wutpaki where we will explore our first ancestral puebloan ruins. We will then visit two more ruin sites and explore some bizarre geologic features that add to the mystical charm of the area. We will have a perfect unobstructed views of the painted desert and the San Francisco Peaks. The tour will continue as we head through the San Francisco Volcanic Fields. The area is vast and arid with canyons and small volcanoes called "cinder cones" scattered about the landscape. This is still wild country where the wind seems to blow from another enchanted world somewhere just beyond the horizon. We will have many opportunities for photos and short walks. As we lose our light to the fading sun, we will head back to Flagstaff/Sedona just in time for dinner.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
I'm flexible with the length of the tour. I have this priced as $600 for an 4 hour tour but it can be shortened (talk to me ahead of time and I can adjust the price), or lengthened to give you more time!
We provide private luxury transportation in our customized Lincoln Navigator.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - This is an estimate if you want to buy any souvenirs. Everything else is included in the price of the tour: entry fees, water & snacks, transportation to and from your hotel.