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Tour the Vortexes like a Local

Sedona, United States

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Experience hosted by Francesca

3 hours
Includes tickets
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

+ We will meet at a centralized location in Sedona
+ After an initial meet/greet, our journey will begin
+ I will take you to a few of my most prized locations (some offering spectacular aerial views of the red rocks, others providing us an opportunity place our feet in the healing waters of the Sacred Oak Creek)
+ During our tour I will explain the history and science behind what a vortex is, as well as the significance they hold for Native Peoples (Navajo, Yavapai Apache)
+ Our journey will also offer insights and information about tailored hiking recommendations, local history, flora/fauna etc

If there is a particular day you would like to tour and the date is not listed, please feel free to send me a message request. There is a chance that I may be able to accommodate your request.
+ We will meet at a centralized location in Sedona
+ After an initial meet/greet, our journey will begin
+ I will take you to a few of my most prized locations (some offering spectacular aerial views of the red rocks, others providing us an opportunity place our feet in the healing waters of the Sacred Oak Creek)
+ During our tour I will explain the history and science behind what a vortex is, as well as the significance they hold…

Francesca's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Tickets
    Entrance fees to all locations
From $111
/ person
Book for a private group
Fri, Feb 26
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$111 per person
$111 per person
Sun, Feb 28
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join 4 other guests
$111 per person
$111 per person
Tue, Mar 2
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Join 3 other guests
$111 per person
$111 per person

Meet your host, Francesca

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 29 Reviews
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Hello I'm Francesca. Having spent several years as a professional hiking/jeep/river tour guide here in Arizona, I have come to discover the many unique & hidden gems Sedona still has to offer (away from the highly trafficked touristy spots). In turn, I am able share such secrets with those whom are interested in a more "where the locals go" type of experience. Sedona, holds many wonders.

In fact, Sedona is the birth place of my people (the Navajo). Growing up as a Native American, our connection to Sedona and the surrounding area runs deep. During our journey, I will take you to a few of my most treasured spots that not only showcase and highlight the beauty of Sedona but also reflect the healing power found in some of her strongest vortex areas.
Hello I'm Francesca. Having spent several years as a professional hiking/jeep/river tour guide here in Arizona, I have come to discover the many unique & hidden gems Sedona still has to offer (away from the highly trafficked touristy spots). In turn, I am able share such secrets with those whom are interested in a more "where the locals go" type of experience. Sedona, holds many wonders.

In fact, Sedona is the birth place of my people (the Navajo). Growing up as a Native American,…
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Where you'll be

+1st stop will offer absolutely breath-taking aerial views of the red rocks. This location also offers strong vortex energy (won't give name of location -it's still kind of a "hidden secret" visited mostly by locals)
+2nd location: near the water. It will require us making a short hike to our desired destination. Stunning views creekside.
+3rd location: Medicine wheel located at this stop. Great place for meditation & reflection

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 29 reviews.

Lula
February 2021
This was an amazing introductory tour to the vortexes! My daughter and I were so enchanted with the local spots Francesca took us to. It is the out of the ordinary tour, the outside the box local spots that make this so special. Francesca is so knowledgeable and was flexible to our specific interests, she made the point to get to know us and to cater our experience. It was beyond this world lovely and amazing! Not to mention her storytelling and authentic presence through it all! She is a woman owned-local business, which I love to support to top it off!
This was an amazing introductory tour to the vortexes! My daughter and I were so enchanted with the local spots Francesca took us to. It is the out of the ordinary tour, the outsid…
Juliet
February 2021
We had a great day visiting the Sedona vortexes with Francesca. She had a lovely, positive energy, and it was so nice to see these places that were off the beaten path. We learned so much and enjoyed it all. Highly recommended!
Allison
February 2021
I love to learn, and Francesca taught me so much about the vortexes, Sedona, and the native peoples! Francesca is very knowledgeable of this area and provides such fascinating details in her tour. Plus, the setting is absolutely stunning! This was the perfect bday present :) Thank you!
I love to learn, and Francesca taught me so much about the vortexes, Sedona, and the native peoples! Francesca is very knowledgeable of this area and provides such fascinating det…
Alecia
January 2021
Good vibes :) Francesca is super smart, kind, personable, interesting, unique, informative, and fun! Born and raised Arizona. Glad I took this tour for sure. Felt more authentic than the other ones online...she is actually Navajo so her perspective is amazing. Loved hearing the Native American perspective on things and way of life. Like other reviews say, you definitely see places and take paths you wouldn’t have found online as a tourist. I think the tour is great for everyone; whether you are an energy healer master or know nothing about vortices, Francesca can tailor her dialogue to your needs. Make sure you ask questions! She always has super interesting and informative answers. I liked asking about the plants which she knows a lot about. Mahalo Francesca, hope to see you again in the future :) <3
Good vibes :) Francesca is super smart, kind, personable, interesting, unique, informative, and fun! Born and raised Arizona. Glad I took this tour for sure. Felt more authentic…
Timberly
January 2021
The experience with Francesca was amazing. She was so kind and patient with me when I had an issue that caused me to arrive late. I was nervous that she would be upset that I delayed the tour, but she gave me so much grace that my headache that I gave myself worrying went away quickly after connecting with her. Her knowledge of the area was so impressive. The places she took us to were great and I certainly would not have figured them out on my own. Support a local EXPERT and book with her. You will not be disappointed.
The experience with Francesca was amazing. She was so kind and patient with me when I had an issue that caused me to arrive late. I was nervous that she would be upset that I delay…
Flora
January 2021
Perfect little tour to some magical places. Francesca was a pleasure to have as a guide and very accommodating to some changes that I encountered. Very grateful to have met her.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable Hiking Shoes/ Sandals you can hike in

Proper Sun Protection: hat, sunscreen, layered clothing