Things to do in Camp Verde

Our most recommended things to do in Camp Verde

Camp Verde: Jeep Tour and Winery Tasting

1. Camp Verde: Jeep Tour and Winery Tasting

Embark on an unforgettable tour that combines wine and adventure. Explore the roads of the beautiful Camp Verde on a 1-hour jeep ride and enjoy 5 wine tastings at the famous Alcantara Vineyard. Start off on the 1-hour jeep tour at the vineyard and drive across the Verde River, known to be one of the Southwest's last free flowing rivers. Look out from your jeep to view ancient ruins in the distance and see all the picturesque landscape Camp Verde has to offer. Next, head over to the winery and enjoy 5 tastings and a cheese platter to pair it with. Walk the vineyard grounds and watch as you see the magic of wine making happen. Enjoy live music on the weekends and a variety of wines you can choose from to take home for a discounted price.

Camp Verde: Jeep Tour and Horseback Ride with Lunch

2. Camp Verde: Jeep Tour and Horseback Ride with Lunch

Embark on a 4-hour tour in Verde Valley with a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation while also leaving your evening free to explore the rest of valley in whatever way you like. Once you arrive on your Jeep, head out on a 1-hour exploration of the milder regions of the Verde Valley desert. This relaxing ride will take you under the shade of sycamore and cottonwood trees. Crossing the Verde River and get a chance to see the Sinagua Ruins After your jeep tour, head over to the stables to saddle up for a 1-hour horseback ride. This trail is more adventurous with hills your horse will encounter. See the magnificent Black Hills Mountain Range that follows along the Verde Valley. By this time, you are sure to have worked up an appetite! But have no fear, you will be provided with food favorites as you sit down for a lovely picnic lunch consisting of a deli sandwich, chips, cookies, and drinks. 

Camp Verde: Predator Zip Lines Guided Tour

3. Camp Verde: Predator Zip Lines Guided Tour

Explore wildlife from an aerial perspective as you experience the thrill of zip lining over the Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Campe Verde. Soar above lions, tigers, and more, as your guide points out all the animals below. See Humphrey's Peak in Flagstaff, the Sedona Red Rocks, and Mingus Mountain. Upon arrival at Predator Zip Lines, meet your guide and get geared up. Next, be driven to the start of the zip line course. Enjoy the thrill of a mile-long course broken into 5 different zip lines — the first 4 are for viewing park animals and the last one is all about speed. Don’t forget to look down as you glide through the air to spot some of nature’s wildest predators including lions, tigers, wolves, hyenas, bears, cougars, and leopards. Whether you’re new to zip lining or a seasoned pro, this tour is a good way to see your furry friends from a whole new perspective.

Camp Verde: Jeep Tour, Horseback Ride, & Wine Tasting Trip

4. Camp Verde: Jeep Tour, Horseback Ride, & Wine Tasting Trip

Enjoy the perfect blend of three exciting activities in the heart of Arizona's iconic landscapes on a guided tour combining an exhilarating jeep tour, a relaxing horseback ride, and 5 flights of wine and a cheese platter. Start your day by taking in magnificent views of the Verde Valley Mountain Range. This thrilling ride combines 4x4 action with an exploration of some less rugged terrain, making it a fun and enjoyable excursion for all ages. Next, head to a working ranch in the Verde Valley Wine Country. Go to the stables and mount your horse for a 1-hour adventurous horseback ride. Discover the heart of the Verde Valley, surrounded by a magnificent mountain range and desert landscape. After your ride, get a chance to choose from several different varieties of wine made at Alcantara Vineyard. Walk the grounds and see this art of wine making happen.

From Cottonwood: Guided Kayaking Day Trip on the Verde River

5. From Cottonwood: Guided Kayaking Day Trip on the Verde River

Discover the beauty and wildlife of the Verde River on this kayaking adventure from Cottonwood. Travel along the river and plunge over rapids with high-quality equipment, a personal floatation device, and the help of your river guide.  Start at the activity provider's boathouse to get "river ready" before taking a short shuttle ride to the launch point on the Verde River. Have the use of changing rooms, facilities, and lockers before setting off on your adventure.  Feel prepared with the option to purchase or rent products like phone splash bags and water shoes. Receive a brief safety talk from river guide that will lead you on your river trip. Practice paddling and navigating your choice of a single or tandem kayak.  Admire the breathtaking views and wildlife along the Verde River. Be exhilarated as you navigate through class I and class II rapids. Experience the thrill of paddling through rapids with the help of experienced guides. Enjoy the highlights of the area as you guide points them out.  Enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool water at a swimming hole created by a dam. Relive the highlights of your trip as your guides loads the equipment and into the return shuttle to the boathouse where you can use the facilities once more before your departure.  Share your memories through photos of your experience that are provided after your trip as a courtesy from your lead guide.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 26 reviews

I wasn’t quite sure what to think upon arrival, as the building was a bit deceiving. This establishment is inside a former auto dealership building, and could be easy to miss. All doubt subsided though when we met our guide Ron. He was a character for sure, definitely a lovable one! During the ride to the Alcantarra, Ron thoroughly entertained us with some background on the local plants & history before we arrived at the vineyard. From there the real ride began - 4x4 around the property, and he even drove us straight across the Verde river, much to our amusement and surprise! He was genuine, warm & polite throughout the experience. Not a single complaint there. My feedback is for the vineyard - the area behind the winery (of which part of the tour explores) feels- distracting from the experience. The staff were polite & I know the world is short-staffed lately-but their inefficiency was disappointing. We had little time to enjoy our wine or the grounds.

Omg One of the best tours ever! I am in the event industry and have organized, advanced and participated in tours around the world. Anyone who is interested in native history, flora and fauna, nature, and wine tasting this is the one. I was hesitate about the jeep going up steep inclines but our guide was just the best and I loved crossing the Verde River. The Alcantara Winery is truly a hidden gem The grounds, view, patio and owner were and are just the best. The wine pairings were perfect! I highly recommend the Camp Verde tour and PLEASE visit the Alcantara Winery, you will not be disappointed

This trip went above and beyond anything we expected... in fact, the winery is so great we decided to book this as our wedding venue! Our driver Ron was very friendly and knowledgeable on the verde valley and it’s history. Only thing is we wish we had longer than one hour at the vineyard would definitely recommend. This package comes with a flight of wine (you can chose from 3 different flights) and a small charcuterie board for EVERY person in the group.

Ron, the jeep tour guide was amazing and funny. John with the horses was great. We missed the show before dinner bcs we were late, but the food was delicious and the band goid.

Our tour guide was the best his name is Ron but I called him Henry. He is full of information about the history and winery