on March 30, 2009
Pink Jeep Tours has been in business in Sedona for nearly 50 years. Started as a way to show prospective real estate buyers the natural beauty of the community, today Pink Jeep Tours has a fleet of 63 specially designed tour vehicles built specifically to climb the red rock formations that bring visitors to Sedona from around the world.They offer several tours and combo packages, but for our visit we chose the two hour Broken Arrow Tour. Advertised as the most popular jeep tour in Sedona, we found out why! Our tour provided breath-taking views of the city and the surrounding beauty that is postcard perfect.Tour guide and driver extraordinaire Brian was engaging, informative and very accommodating to the six guests in our group. His expertise in Sedona was only surpassed by his skill in navigating the steep inclines to include the ascent down "the road of no return." While we made it down without incident or concern, check out the photo attached to this review of the smaller Polaris four-wheelers that thought they may as well follow us down. We were all holding our breath, hoping their drive down would be safe. I thought that it was good they were wearing helmets just in case they ended up rolling down the hill end over end.Our tour also provided us with two opportunities to get out and see the views 360 degrees at the submarine formation and again at the top of chicken point. At chicken point there was a group of college ROTC students out for a day of hiking and climbing. These young people were like billy goats on the side of the red rocks.We booked our tour through Sky Ranch Lodge, our home away from home during our overnight stay in Sedona. Ordinarily $75+tax, as guests we received a nice discount bringing our total for two at approximately $131. I/we have done a lot of tours via a variety of modes of transportation, including helicopters, boats, fixed wing airplanes and tundra buggies . . . and this was one of the top experiences I have ever had.Other tours offered include Ancient Ruins ($72pp); Diamondback Gulch ($68pp); Scenic Rim ($55); Coyote Canyon ($44-$55); and the Grand Canyon ($145-$155pp) with combo packages available with their tours in and around Sedona (i.e., excluding their Grand Canyon trips). I should mention that their Grand Canyon tours are aboard passenger vans that have been designed for passenger comfort on this long (10-11 hour) road trip.Add me to the list of guests who cannot recommend Pink Jeeps highly enough!!For more information and to make a reservation, check them out at www.pinkjeep.com or by calling 1-800-873-3663.
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