"There are few places more spectacular than Arizona, and I love watching our guests light up when they see the bucket list icons like the stunning Grand Canyon and Monument Valley."
Explore the Grand Canyon National Park
If you’re looking for the best of Arizona, it’s got to be the Grand Canyon. This mighty natural phenomenon has billions of years of history hidden in its colourful rock layers, and you’ll get to discover all the magic with a Local Specialist. As you pause to take in the sunset, you’ll never forget the way the light dances over the ancient rock-face of this wonder of the world.
Take in Arizona's most scenic drive along Oak Creek Canyon
We’ll take you on the ride of your life on the scenic highway through Oak Creek Canyon, the stunning gorge filled with rocky red cliffs, pine forests and crystal pools. It’s one of the most beautiful drives in the country, and you won’t want to blink as we wind our way along the canyon, stopping at the best viewpoints for some spectacular photo opportunities.
Visit the stunning Sedona known for its towering red rock formations
Surrounded by towering red rocks, canyon walls and pine forests, Sedona is simply stunning. Legend says this area radiates the earth’s energy, and it’s long been a hub for artists, dreamers and healers, while outdoor lovers are drawn to the amazing hiking, biking and desert thrills. Whatever your wavelength, we’ll get you there and you choose your adventure.
Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner featuring warm Arizona hospitality
Want to know what it’s like to live in a community of artists and creators? Your Arizona travel guide will introduce you to the Sedona locals over a hosted Be My Guest dinner. You’ll feast on local specialities, embrace the warm Arizona hospitality, and hear stories about what life is really like in this enchanting town in the desert.
Discover the stunning Monument Valley
The magical Monument Valley has got to be one of the best places in Arizona, if not the whole country, and we’ll take you exploring through the mesmerising red-sand desert and soaring buttes. Climb aboard a 4x4 vehicle to navigate the rusty red landscapes with Local Navajo Specialists and experience a traditional Navajo cookout on the valley floor.
Our top 5 things to do in Arizona
Looking for the very best things to do in Arizona? We’ve got you covered with all the top Arizona attractions from the iconic Grand Canyon to the artist’s retreat of Sedona.
Arizona Museum of Natural History
If you’re keen on dinosaurs, this is the museum for you. With over 60,000 objects that tell the story of the Southwest’s prehistoric past, you’ll go from dinosaur bones and fossils, to an enormous dinosaur mountain diorama. You can even try your luck at panning for gold or take part in a fascinating archaeological dig.
Arizona State Museum
As the oldest and largest anthropological research museum in the country’s Southwest, you’ll have the chance to dive into the 13,000-year human history in the region. Learn about the history and culture of American Indians in the Southwest, and get a look at the world’s largest collections of American Indian basketry and Southwest Indian pottery.
Phoenix Art Museum
Art lovers in Arizona should go directly to the Phoenix Art Museum, the largest art museum in the US Southwest, with more than 18,000 artworks from all over the world including Asian, Latin American and European. With interactive galleries, photography exhibitions, and even a beautiful Sculpture Garden, you’ll spend hours exploring here.
Best museums in Arizona
Our Arizona trips will show you some of the state’s best museums, from archaeological treasures to the impressive art collection in Phoenix.
These cheesy delights are one of Arizona’s delicacies, originating in Tucson and loved throughout the state. They’re made with a thin, open-faced flour tortilla which is smothered in butter and shredded cheese and toasted until crispy. Often topped with green chillies, onions or cilantro, this is one delicious Arizonan snack you cannot miss.
Hailed as the state dish of Arizona, Navajo tacos are made with crispy Indian fry bread topped with all the taco trimmings you can dream of, from traditional ground beef and beans to pulled pork and carnitas. Dish it up with pico de gallo, salsa, sour cream, cheese, avocado, lettuce and tomato and you’ve got the ultimate Navajo taco.
The chimi is one of the stars of Arizona’s rich food heritage, and it’s thought to have been invented in Tucson, a UNESCO capital of gastronomy. Made with a flour tortilla stuffed with anything from shredded chicken or beef to rice, beans and cheese, this pocket of deliciousness is then deep-fried and topped with salsa, guacamole and sour cream. Yum!
Best food in Arizona
Your Arizona travel guide will take you to some amazing culinary experiences, from farm-to-table dinners to a tasty Tucson foodie tour.
What to pack for Arizona
Comfortable walking shoes
Whether you’re wandering the Grand Canyon or the gorgeous cities, you’ll need a reliable pair of walking shoes on your Arizona trip.
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you’ll definitely need to stock up on sunscreen, hats and sunglasses before getting out under the Arizona sun.
Camera & extra SD card
With the likes of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona and beyond, you’re bound to need a back-up SD card for all those gorgeous snaps.
Keep your hands free when hiking in Arizona by bringing a lightweight backpack to carry your water bottle, snacks, sunscreen and other adventure essentials.
Famed as the Valley of the Sun, it gets blazing hot in Arizona, so bring a bandana that you can soak with water and wrap around your head for instant relief.