The best way to spend 3 nights and 4 days amidst the native history and culture of Sedona.
Welcome to Sedona! It is said that Native Americans consider Sedona a sacred place. This is often observed in many Native American ruins and cultures. These early people traveled many miles to come for ceremonies and celebrations. In modern times, Page Bryant was meditating on the beautiful red rocks and said she felt an energy coming from the rocks and used the phrase “vortex” to describe the phenomenon. Since then, many metaphysical and spiritual people have come here seeking peace and harmony. As you explore the many aspects of Sedona, we hope you, too, can leave with a special peace and harmony that is truly Sedona. Following are some suggestions on how to Experience Sedona!
SUGGESTED 3-NIGHT 4-DAY ITINERARY
Sedona Native American & Spiritual Wellness Experience
Take a tour to Native American Ruins
Some local tour companies are “permitted” at certain sites. Individuals need reservations at Palatki.
There are many shops and galleries that carry Native American Jewelry, Navajo Rugs, Kachina Dolls, Pottery, Baskets, Native American Fetishes, Art pieces, etc.
Native American Ceremonies or Storytelling
Some local tour companies and resort properties offer ceremonies, healings, storytelling or Native American music and entertainment.
Take a Day Tour to Hopi Reservation
The Hopi Tribe is a sovereign nation located in Northeastern Arizona. From Sedona your drive will take you through Oak Creek Canyon, Flagstaff and parts of the Navajo Reservation. Spend time exploring the Hopi culture on three mesas. Stop for lunch at the Cultural Center and Museum. They encourage visitation but ask that people be respectful of their laws, culture and way of life.
Take a Tour or Drive to Montezuma Castle National Monument, Montezuma Well & Tuzigoot National Monument
These sites were occupied between 400 A.D. and 1450 A.D. by the Sinagua Indians. Paved walkways and exhibits in the Visitor Centers will enhance your experience as you explore and learn about these ancient peoples of the Southwest. The Castle and Well have picnic tables for visitors and groups.
Walnut Canyon National Monument
This National Monument is located 1.15 hours north of Sedona and a little west of Flagstaff. Ancient cultures made their homes in these remarkable cliff formations. Walk into the canyon, view their cliff dwellings and enjoy this magnificent experience with nature.
Wupatki & Sunset Crater National Monument
Sunset Crater erupted about 900 years ago and changed this landscape forever. Amid the towering and twisted Ponderosa Pine trees you will walk among lava flows and cinders. Enjoy the local flora and fauna as you explore these rugged and dramatic geological features. The road circles around on and off I-17 and includes Wupatki another prehistoric Native American ruin that has been restored and is the largest in this park. Visitor Centers have great exhibits and motor coach parking is available.
Fort Verde State Historic Park
Fort Verde State Historic Park is significant as the best surviving assemblage of Indian Wars era military architecture in the State. Located on this site are the primary artifacts of the Park and the four surviving buildings. Aside from their Indian Wars’ association, these buildings are significant in their own right as architectural expressions.
Take a day tour to Monument Valley
Monument Valley is one of the truly distinct places in the United States. Its unique sandstone formations are instantly recognizable from old-time western movies to modern commercials. You will recognize famous monoliths as you travel through this amazing wonderland. It is going to be a long day, but you will not regret it!
Visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross
Start your day with a spectacular view of the red rocks from this chapel built into the rock formations on SR 179. Accessible only by car, van, small mini-buses or local trolley. You can charter a trolley for your group.
Take a Tour to Vortex Sites
Experience the “vortex” with a professional vortex guide. Some local tour operators specialize in this activity. Some sites are accessible on own.
Visit metaphysical/spiritual shops and experience:
Experience tarot card readings, intuitive readings, aura readings, astrology guidance, etc. Find your special gemstones, crystals, or jewelry. Sedona energies are believed to amplify their healing properties.
Visit the Amitabha Stupa
The Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park is a place for meditation and spiritual renewal. Located amid the stunning red rocks you will find peace and harmony as you walk the path and grounds.
Take a hike to a Vortex Site
Some sites are accessible for hiking. Spend ½ day enjoying the outdoors before pampering yourself with the following treatments.
Pamper Your Body and Soul at a Spa
You will marvel at the wealth of options, including restorative body polishes, soothing massages, enhancing facials and rejuvenating body wraps – some of which employ ancient Native American traditions.
Participate in Healing Programs or Meditation Classes
Many service providers offer: Aromatherapy, Sound Healing, Breathing Session, Hands on Healing, Energy Work, Chakra Balancing, Reiki, etc.
* Commercial activities including guided hiking tours, jeep tours, horseback riding, tours to vortex sites, etc. on the U.S. Forest Service Land require permits. Please use the services of businesses that are permitted.