Meet a driver at your hotel in Sedona for a 6am departure, then board a climate-controlled vehicle for the scenic trip to the Colorado Plateau. The drive itself is a highlight of the trip: you’ll pass through Oak Creek Canyon, see the San Francisco Peaks, and travel through the colorful landscape of the Painted Desert.
Pause to stretch your legs and shop for souvenirs at the Cameron Trading Post, where Zuni, Navajo, and Hopi artists bring their work, then continue towards the Colorado River.
Upon arrival at Horseshoe Bend, join the guide for a 1.5-mile (2.4-km) hike to a cliff top overlook, then enjoy views to the Colorado River far below, which loops back on its own course to form a dramatic, U-shaped curve.
After the hike, continue to Glen Canyon Dam to enjoy a picnic lunch near Lake Powell and Glen Canyon, then join a Navajo guide for a hike into the Antelope Canyon Narrows, with towering stone walls that almost touch above you. The Antelope Canyon hike is roughly 1.5 hours long, and it's the perfect time to learn about the history and ecology of the Arizona desert. This 12-hour desert sightseeing tour concludes with return transfer to Sedona, and drop-off at your hotel in time for dinner.