Wupatki National Monument: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Sedona or Flagstaff: Ruins & Volcanoes Small-Group Tour

1. From Sedona or Flagstaff: Ruins & Volcanoes Small-Group Tour

This full-day tour from Flagstaff or Sedona takes you to the remarkable ruins of Wupatki, where the ancient Sinagua civilization once lived before mysteriously vanishing without trace. These ancient desert dwellers were the only ones who witnessed the dramatic eruption of Sunset Crater Volcano a millennium ago. Learn about the eruption as you visit fields of lava that look like they flowed yesterday. Your expert guide will be happy to answer any questions and help uncover the mysteries of this magical landscape. Pause for lunch in the historic dining room of the Cameron Trading Post.  Then venture into the Grand Canyon National Park with your wonderful guide, who will take you to the best vistas available. You will enjoy stupendous views of the East and South Rims. You will be picked up and dropped off at your Flagstaff or Sedona hotel, with first class travel to and from the Canyon. Enjoy the comfort of a reclining captain chair with large windows for excellent views of the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Your expert guides know the area inside and out and will show you the canyon in a better light, teaching you everything you need to know about the 2 billion years of history that helped carve this immense chasm.

Flagstaff: Grand Canyon, Wupatki & Volcano Christian Tour

2. Flagstaff: Grand Canyon, Wupatki & Volcano Christian Tour

See the very best of the Grand Canyon National Park, ancient Native American ruins at Wupatki National Monument, and guided exploration through the lava fields and explosive landscape of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument on a guided day trip from Flagstaff. Departing Flagstaff at 7:00 a.m., begin the morning with a scenic drive to the Grand Canyon. Once there, we will visit spectacular locations along the South Rim as we learn about the events of the Creation and the Flood with geology teaching at some of the best overlooks in the park. During our time at the Grand Canyon, we will have a lunch stop at Desert View on the east end of the park. You may bring a sack lunch with you, or buy items from the Desert View Market. Leaving the Grand Canyon, we drop down into the lands of the Navajo Nation, with stunning views of the Little Colorado River Gorge, Painted Desert, and sagebrush grasslands dotted with volcanic peaks. Next, head to the Wupatki National Monument and explore ancient ruins nearly 1000 years old, as you continue learning about the events of Genesis 10-11 and migration from Babel to the Americas. At Sunset Crater, discover lava flows and volcanoes while discussing the post-Flood Ice Age, as well as delving into the mountain-building activity seen in Northern Arizona and around the world. After Sunset Crater, return back to Flagstaff to conclude the day. You may bring lunch with you, or purchase from the Desert View Market and Deli during our lunch stop.

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