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Archaeology Field Tours

All Monuments Tour
Montezuma Castle - Montezuma Well - Tuzigoot National Monuments

NOTICE: AS OF JUNE 2022, WE ARE ONLY OFFERING TOURS THROUGH MARIOTT RESIDENCE INN. 

WE HOPE TO OPEN MORE TOURS TO THE PUBLIC IN THE FUTURE.

Rates

Adults (Ages 18+): $125
Children (Ages 10-17): $100

Children under 10 are free with at least two adults

Members receive a 15% discount on all tickets.

 

Please note: We require a minimum booking of 2 people for this tour

Duration

5 to 6 hours (starting at 8:30 am) including lunch break (please bring a lunch or snacks)

Where Will We Go?

First: Montezuma Castle National Monument - Visiting well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings used by Sinagua from 1100-1400s

Second: Montezuma Well - This is a natural limestone sinkhole that contains Sinagua dwellings used in the 8th century.

Third: Tuzigoot National Monument - This monument is a 2- to 3-story pueblo on the summit of a limestone and sandstone ridge with 110 rooms built in 1125.

About

  • Tours are in the Verde Valley near Sedona

  • Highest hike goes to 3,500 ft (1,067 m)

  • Meet and depart at 8:30 am from the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, 385 S. Main St., Camp Verde, AZ 86322.  Transportation can be provided to and from your hotel for groups of at least four. 

  • If you have fewer than 4 people on a tour and would like to discuss pickup, please call the office 567-0066.

What to Bring Recommendations

  • We encourage participants to bring snacks (trail mix or fruit) & a box lunch.

  • We provide bottled water.

  • Sun protection including hats and sunscreen year round.

  • Hiking poles are available for your use.

We reserve the right to deny participation to anyone with inappropriate footwear that we deem to be a safety issue.

Prohibited Items

  • Fire Arms
  • Cigarettes, Cigars, E-Cigarettes

  • Drones

  • Glass Containers

  • Alcohol

Assumption of Risk & Liability Waiver

All participants in a Field Institute tour will be required to sign an assumption of the risk and waiver of liability agreement prior to participating in the tour.