Verde Valley Archaeology Tour

Starting at $75 | A Verde Valley Archaeological Adventure

Participant
$75.00

Join us on a guided tour of 700 year old Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments

Verde Valley Native Archaeology Adventure

Join us on an educational tour of the magical Verde Valley.  Our professional guide picks you up anywhere in the Cottonwood and Clarkdale area. We then visit Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments and learn about the Sinagua people that called the Verde Valley their home.

Your 1/2 day includes a tour of:

  • Montezuma Castle National Monument – Amazing 5 story cliff dwelling built by the Sinagua
  • Tuzigoot National Monument – The best preserved pueblo ruin of the Sinagua people in the Verde Valley
    • Entrance fees for both National Monuments are included

Guidelines

  • Entrance fees for both National Monuments are included
  • Please call for a group discount of 10 or more
  • Comfortable shoes suggested as we will be doing walking tours at each location
  • Guide gratuities are not included in price (recommended $10 per person)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately
  • Please note, entrance into the Montezuma Castle itself is not permitted

Duration

  • About 3.5 hours
  • We begin picking up in Cottonwood and Clarkdale  at 8:00 a.m. and arrive at our first archaeological site at around 8:30 a.m.

Schedule

  • 8 a.m. – Professional guide begins pickups in Cottonwood & Clarkdale
  • 8:30 a.m. – Arrive at Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • 9:30 a.m. – Shuttle departs Montezuma Castle for Tuzigoot
  • 10:15 a.m. – Arrive at Tuzigoot National Monument for tour
  • 11:15 a.m. – Shuttle departs Tuzigood National Monument
  • 11:30 a.m. – Shuttle arrives at your accommodations or Old Town Cottonwood parking area
  • 12:30 p.m. — (Optional) Shuttle departs for Water-to-Wine and Vineyard tours

Additional options

  • Want to learn more about the Verde River, the life source of the Verde Valley?  Join us on an afternoon kayak and wine adventure.  You have plenty of time to enjoy a lunch in Old Town Cottonwood before our Water to Wine shuttle departs
  • Interested in experiencing the budding wine culture of the Verde Valley?  Pair your archaeology tour with our Verde Valley Vineyard Tour and spend the afternoon tasting wines at 3 local vineyards

What to Bring

  • Big smiles and laughter — it’s going to be a fun adventure
  • Clothing that is suitable for the weather conditions and comfortable shoes
  • Water bottles and snacks