SEDONA TOUR INFORMATION
This trip has
everything!!! See the Old West, ancient Indian ruins, and
the astounding scenery that inspired Walt Disney's Fantasia are all
highly accessible attractions in Sedona, one of the world's most
beautiful settings. Sedona has been the inspiration for a multitude
of artists and photographers with its spectacular Red
Rock formations. In fact, the film industry discovered the area over
70 years ago. If you like old westerns, you've seen Sedona many
Once an isolated stage stop, Sedona,
which was named after a woman as beautiful as the city itself, is
now 2nd only to the Grand Canyon in Arizona's visitation spots.
While in the area, we'll weave our way through towering red
limestone formations with names like Court House, Cathedral, Bell,
and "Snoopy." There will be ample photo stops along the way, including
the amazing Chapel of The Holy Cross, which looks as though it has
grown from the rocks themselves and is always a favorite stop for
Of course, the Sedona tour is a lot
more than just a ride to Sedona. On the way, we will stop at
Montezuma's Castle, a pre-Columbian ruin of the Sinagua tribe. A
classic example of a cliff dwelling, this five-story building made
of rocks, sticks, mud, and a natural limestone cave is well worth the
stop. No one knows exactly why the tribe left about 500 years ago.
be in Sedona, everyone will be on their own for this. The tour guide
may offer to let you stay on the bus for more sightseeing, while
others enjoy lunch and free time in Sedona. There will be some
rolling photo opportunities during this additional sightseeing time.
If you plan to stay on the bus, instead of having lunch in Sedona,
you might want to bring a sack lunch with you. After lunch in
Sedona, there is time for shopping at Tlaquepaque's many art
galleries or in uptown Sedona. Tlaquepaque is Sedona's arts and
crafts village. It has an exceptional collection of galleries, shops
and fine restaurants. The area emulates the methods of construction
employed by Mexican artisans and builders-graceful arches, dancing
fountains, tranquil plazas and shady verandas. Website: [www.tlaq.com].
will be photo opportunities at Bell Rock and Airport Mesa. Bell Rock
is considered one of Sedona's spiritual vortex centers. Many believe
the rock energizes and calms those upon its slopes. The bell shaped
landmark rises 550 feet and is located at the northern edge of the
Village of Oak Creek. The airport at Sedona is on a mesa 150 meters
above the town. Airport Mesa is an easy place to access and the
views are well worth the five minute climb. At the top of the trail
a 360 degree panoramic view includes Sedona and the Red Rock area. Airport Mesa also contains
one of Sedona's vortexes.
The cost is $90 per person for the
entire day. The Sedona Tour departs at approximately 7:30 am and returns to the hotel
between 6:00 and 6:30 pm. In addition to the transportation on the bus, the
entrance fees to Montezuma's Castle are covered. You will be treated
to cold water and sodas on the bus, along with a snack on the way
back. Each person attending will receive a goodie bag and can
participate in a number of games and prize drawings on board the bus
during the trip. The goodie bag will have a wonderful surprise for
those joining us on the Sedona Tour.
Perhaps we'll even have some cowboys 'hop' on the tour!
addition to the breathtaking views on the tour to Sedona, all
attendees will receive HOP Along in their Goodie Bags. This delightful creation by David Lawrence was commissioned
by Sonoran Harmony and HOP exclusively for
use in conjunction with the pre-convention activities. This frog is
well traveled as he first appeared with a crown as King Firkin I, as a gift
from Tri-State Kingdom to their club
members. Who knows where this frog will be seen next?
HOP Along in his red hat
is exclusive to the people registered for the Sedona tour. A limited
number of figurines and spaces on the tour are available, so don't
miss your opportunity to enjoy a fun day with breathtaking vistas,
and the chance to take hope the red hat HOP Along at the same time.
number of tickets are available. To purchase
tickets, visit our secure OPTIONS
ORDER FORM page.
For more information,
contact HOP by e-mail at [firstname.lastname@example.org]
or call Pat Steven at 703-256-3506.
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