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Visit the Cliff Dwellings of Montezuma Castle AZ
Book a fully guided Grand Canyon tour with Caravan Tours and along with a visit to the artist colony of Sedona, you’ll get to enjoy Montezuma Castle Arizona (a National Monument) as part of the tour.
From Phoenix Arizona, this leg of your Grand Canyon tour includes a drive along Camelback Mountain, pass by Montezuma Castle National Monument and some time in Sedona, an exceptional artist colony located in the heart of Arizona’s red rock formations.
To Visit Montezuma Castle AZ with Caravan
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Montezuma Castle Facts
Montezuma Castle Arizona, which is not actually a castle, is a series of ancient, well-preserved cliff dwellings (an early apartment complex) that were built and lived in by the Sinagua as early as 1100 AD.
The ruins of Montezuma Castle span over 4,000 square feet and were not discovered until the 1860s. The “Castle” was inaccurately named after a real Aztec emperor, Montezuma, who was actually born almost half a century after the cliff dwellings were abandoned.
Archeologists believe that for some unknown reason the Sinagua abandoned the pre-historic high-rise dwellings around 1425 AD, after having lived in them for over three centuries!
Montezuma Castle consists of twenty rooms spread over five stories and is carved directly out of the limestone cliffs about 90 feet above the canyon floor: not far from the existing town of Camp Verde in Arizona.
Montezuma Castle Arizona is amazingly well preserved, but nearly all the artifacts it may have housed were looted in the early 20th century.
Most of the artifacts from the Sinagua people have since been discovered in a second, even larger castle structure (called Castle A), which was discovered in 1933.
Unfortunately, very little remains of the original Castle A structure except for the original stone foundations.
Montezuma National Monument
Theodore Roosevelt declared the ruins of Montezuma Castle a National Monument in December of 1906.
Montezuma Castle Arizona is now part of an 860-acre National Park and attracts nearly half a million visitors each year.
Book Your Grand Canyon Tour Now with Caravan Tours!
Travel with Caravan and enjoy multiple fully guided tours as part of our Grand Canyon trip.
Our guided Caravan Grand Canyon tours are amazingly popular and exceptionally well-priced and each year they sell out. We encourage you to book your Grand Canyon tour early to secure your requested dates.
Find out what others had to say about this exceptional Caravan tour by reading our Caravan Grand Canyon tour Reviews
Book your Grand Canyon tour now, which includes Montezuma Castle Arizona!
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Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
Excellence Since 1952
You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Terms of Travel.
Caravan's Proud History
In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.
Most meals included within Latin America. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. Bottled water is provided on motorcoaches in Latin America.
Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.
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All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.
Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.
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Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.
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Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.
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