You will see some of the most beautiful places in the world all in one day! We will meet at Starbucks at 550 E Willetta St, Phoenix, leave at 8am, and head to the gorgeous red rocks of Sedona. Not only is Sedona absolutely stunning, it is thought to have healing powers from the magnetic vortices located there. We will visit the site of an actual vortex, Chapel of the Holy Cross overlooking Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock. Then we'll grab a bite to eat before we head to Flagstaff traveling on one of the most scenic highways in America, 89A. We will stop at Oak Creek Canyon Vista, a gorgeous scenic viewpoint where there is a Native American Crafts Market run by local Native Americans, and then we will head out to view one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon! We will arrive at the Grand Canyon in the afternoon to take in this magnificent and breathtaking sight! Then you will enjoy the best sunset in the world, an Arizona sunset, on our drive back to Phoenix! I love doing this experience! This is not a rushed, commercialized tour. I am your new local friend excited to share with you all the hidden gems, best local places to eat, best scenic roads & views in Arizona! This is the *original* Airbnb Grand Canyon/Sedona Experience. I was the 1st! Now over 100 trips with over 700 guests! My timing is perfect, not rushed, later start time of 8am, shorter 12.5 hr day!
I am a lifelong explorer and entrepreneur. I have lived all over the U.S., born in Hawaii, and lived in Belgium. I have traveled across Europe, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Mexico, Roatan, and Grand Cayman. I have been a math professor at Arizona State University since 2002. I've explored and hiked every corner of this gorgeous state. I am a licensed realtor in Arizona and I am very familiar with all of the different cities and small towns that Arizona has to offer. I am an avid hiker and I love to discover "off the beaten path" sights and experiences. I hiked some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world this past summer in Australia and the Hawaiian Islands. I am a licensed scuba diver and I am working on finishing my pilot's license. I love sharing my joy of traveling and discovering hidden gems in Arizona with others!
I will provide a variety of snacks to keep you satisfied between meals.
I will provide water to keep you hydrated.
I will cover all entrance fees including the Grand Canyon entrance fee.
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We will visit Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona. The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a church built right into the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. On the sides and in the front, Sedona sprawls out majestically, a sweeping landscape of red rocks, trees, and nestled houses. Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte are visible to the south, and Cathedral Rock to the west. We will grab a bite to eat, and then we will head to the Grand Canyon!
Grand Canyon-Day Trip of a Lifetime