If you look up things to do in Sedona, Arizona, a Pink Jeep tour will likely pop up a the top of the list. And after doing one, I highly recommend giving it a try! Here’s everything you need to know before you head out.
You may be reading the Pink Adventure Tours website and thinking that, “Sedona’s most extreme off-road adventure” sounds a little intense for you. I’ll admit, I googled, “is Sedona pink jeep tour scary” before buying my tickets, too (and I’d already DONE IT once as a teenager).
The thing to remember here is that “Sedona’s most extreme” is a relative term. And if you’ve spent any time in Sedona, you know it’s not that “extreme” of a place. It’s more of a, “morning yoga followed by the spa followed by visiting a vortex to practice spirituality or search for healing” kind of place, where the average tourist age seems to be upward of 50. In short: do not worry. The jeeps drive very slowly, and while they do go over rocks at some crazy angles, they don’t do it near the edge of a cliff. You will not feel unsafe during this trip and if you think you’re going to, they’ll likely have you sit up front with the driver to help calm your nerves. Personally, I would put the “exhilaration” factor close to 0%, but that’s just me.
It’s super easy to buy tickets for the Sedona pink jeep tour from the Pink Adventure Tours website, but we also had a kiosk in the lobby of our hotel that sold tickets, so we bought them that way. I wouldn’t be surprised if concierges around the city were able to do the same! We did not pay an upcharge for booking that way; tickets were $115 per adult.
GETTING THERE AND PARKING
While the jeeps will do pickups at some hotels (our car did one at the Kimpton Amara), most people drive themselves to the tour start at the company’s office at 204 N State Rte 89A. There’s plenty of free parking across the street (as well as a Starbucks nearby if you want to grab something before you head out). The company asks that you arrive well in advance of your tour start—we went about 30 minutes beforehand—so that they can assign you to your jeep and driver, so factor that in when making your plans!
BROKEN ARROW TOUR
The Broken Arrow tour is the most popular pink jeep route, and it’s the one I recommend for first-timers. You’ll drive through the red rocks, seeing a variety of different landscapes, going on some “thrilling” inclines and making three stops where you can get out, walk around and take pictures. The tour lasts about two hours, which to me felt like the perfect duration. Guides are extremely knowledgeable and will provide history, facts on local flora and fauna and more. They’re happy to answer any questions about Sedona and the surrounding area, too!
WHAT TO WEAR ON A SEDONA PINK JEEP TOUR
This is where I wish I’d known that we’d be getting out and hiking around. I wore open-back shoes and immediately regretted it as soon as I found out we’d be making stops. Wear athletic shoes if you can!
Aside from correct footwear, I’d also recommend layers if you’re going in the winter like we did. But during the warmer months, it won’t be an issue!
I paid for our tickets using my Citi ThankYou Premier card, which earns a 2x bonus on all entertainment purchases. The tickets indeed coded under the entertainment umbrella; Citi categorized them as “miscellaneous amusement/recreation services.” The cash-averse should also take note that you can trip your driver on your credit card after your tour. Just head back inside to the main desk and tell them how much you’d like to add!
For more on earning and using points and miles to travel for free, visit the 52 Cities free resource library or register to join me on my next live masterclass. For more on Sedona, read my recap of our three-day trip or browse my top local hiking tips or read about our experience staying for free at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock!
Would you take a Pink Jeep tour on a trip to Sedona? If you already have, what did you think? Let me know in the comments! >>
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