A Comparison of Sedona Bus Tours

by Paul Joseph  |  Published June 24, 2022

The dusty desert town of Sedona in northwestern Arizona is a popular jumping off point for bus trips to the many regional attractions that are reachable by road.

(Photo: Scenic Sedona Tours LLC / Courtesy GetYourGuide)

Whether it’s the red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests that surround the town, or the numerous places of interest that can be found in wider Arizona, Sedona is a great base for exploration. If you’re coming to Sedona and would like to look into the opportunities for excursions by bus, we’ve compared three of the best options currently available.

Open-Air Bus Sightseeing Tour

Discover the highlights of Sedona and its surroundings on an open-air sightseeing bus tour with a focus on the spiritual. Over the course of two hours, your expert guide will regale you with fascinating facts and tales about the area on topics such as natural history, indigenous peoples, energy vortexes, and geology. Highlights include the chance to admire spectacular rock formations and take in the tranquil atmosphere of a spiritual refuge, which attracts those seeking inner peace from across the world. From $55 per person.

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Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Tour 

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Explore the jaw-dropping natural wonders of Antelope Canyon, a narrow slot canyon carved by wind and water through the ages, on this extended full-day tour. During the day a local Navajo guide will help you photograph the shifting light and creamy colours of the sandstone canyon, a must-see attraction in the region. There’ll also be the chance to soak up views of Glen Dam, Lake Powell, and Horseshoe Bend en route from Sedona, as you drive through the Painted Desert and Navajo Nation. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included in the tour price, along with a lunch stop-off in Sedona. From $289 per person.

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Grand Canyon Sunset Tour with Dinner

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There can be few better settings for a sunset dinner than the Grand Canyon and its ever-changing colours, light, and shadows. Riding in comfort, you and your small-group will ascend the Colorado Plateau through the lush Oak Creek Canyon to the tall Ponderosa Pines, before travelling past the dormant volcanoes of the San Francisco Peaks on your way to Grand Canyon National Park. After exploring the area’s myriad of attractions, your adventure culminates as your guide takes you to the ideal spot for an amazing feast for the senses – a delicious dinner against a backdrop of a Grand Canyon sunset. Relax and enjoy the ride back to your hotel as you reflect on your experience. From $229 per person.

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