Raw Chocolate Tours
Although many people think of Hershey’s or Mars chocolates as the regular run of the mill “goto” chocolates, that may be the case if you are shopping at your local gas station or convenance store. Perhaps you are a fan go Godiva, Dove, Lindt, or Ghirardelli chocolates. For me, and this is just my opinion, from a self proclaimed REAL and PURE chocolate lover, consumer, and raw chocolate maker; those chocolates are mere candy. The chocolates available to you in Sedona and on our tours are leaps and bounds above candy, for they a superfoods. If you are not sure what a superfood is, then you are in for a big and exciting surprise. These chocolates, unlike candy are actually healthy for you. Whereas candy is typically cooked, uses refined sugars, is full of milk, and other ingredients that you may have trouble pronouncing; the chocolate made in Sedona is quite different on every level.
Sedona & Raw Chocolate Charade
$144 per adult
Children 15 and under are free
SEDONA & RAW CHOCOLATE EXPEDITION
$211 per adult
Children 15 and under are free
Tour includes two chocolate stops and 4 chocolates of your choice at each location.
SCENIC SEDONA, ANCIENT INDIAN RUINS AND RAW CHOCOLATE FRENZY
$303 per adult
Children 15 and under are free
Vino Di Sedona Wine & Food Sampling
75 Minutes $99 / adult
Special for guests of Wine Tours of Sedona, Vino Di Sedona offers a charcuterie board with three cured Italian meats, three cheeses, bread, fruit, olives and figs. Alternatives for special dietary preferences available. Pairing wine with their food, also offered is an AZ flight (12 ounces of wine), sweet or dry – flexibility and alternatives are of course available to best suite your palette. Adding this to your tour gives you the enjoyment of an additional 75 minutes to your wine sampling experience plus everything listed above for just $99 per adult.
Wine Tours of Sedona Lunch | Dinner
$22 / person $55 / person
Whether your tour is starting mid-day or in the later afternoon, Wine Tours of Sedona is happy to ensure that your stomach is getting properly nourished while out on your experience with us. Based on the tour itinerary and the stops we choose to make, you have an array of options available to you for lunch or dinner. All you need to is tell us when you are hungry and what you are in the mood for, we take care of the rest.
Scenic Sedona or Sunset 2hrs.
2 Hours $95 / person
This is a perfect add on to any of our wine tours for those here for just a short while but who also wish to see the grandeur of Sedona and our red rock formations. We will share with you some of Sedona more magical points of interest. If you choose to add this as a sunset option, we ensure that your are at the optimum viewing angle and location to see the beauty of a Sedona sunset.
Scenic Sedona or Sunset 3hrs.
3 Hours $125 / person
If you have just a little more time and wish to really see a greater degree of Sedona, this is the perfect ad on for your wine tour with us. As we started above, we will share with you the magic of Sedona rust colored rock formations, all the while educating you about the geology, flora, fauna, and national history of the area. Like our two hour version, this too can be designed so you may experience a magnificent sunset. The choice is really up you.
Ancient Ruins of the Verde Valley
4 Hours $150 / person
For those interested in ancient cultures and are wishing to learn more how early Native Americans lived in this area over 1,000 years ago, this is the perfect add on to your wine tour. With literally dozens of ruin sites in the area, we give you the option of going to the top three, most easily assessable ruins. No need to worry about steep cliffs or hiking, we take you right there. On this fun and informative tour, we share with the different types of structures they made their home. You are sure to be fascinated how these early cultures were able to live so long ago. If you wish to see some of the sights of Sedona as well, we are happily to incorporate this into your tour.
Get a relaxing One Hour Massage
1 Hour $150 / person
So what can be better than a massage while visiting Sedona? A place known for its red rocks, delicious wines, and incredible food – and array of talented massage therapists. Yes, there are many places in which to choose to get a massage while visiting Sedona. But we only steer you to Sedona’s very best massage therapists, those with the experience and truly hands on healing abilities. Experience for yourself how an invigorating and relaxing massage can give you the rejuvenation you are looking for while here. And best of all, you don’t even need to leave your hotel room, they come directly to you.
First and foremost it is raw. What does that mean you may wonder? Well by consuming raw chocolate, that means the cacao isn’t heated above 108 degrees F during the creation process. By keeping it at a lower temperature, the “good for you” qualities of the cacao remain intact. The most commonly known one is that raw dark chocolate is very high in antioxidants which is really good for you. Though in reality, that is only the tip of the iceberg as they say. There are over 144 health benefits to eating raw chocolate.
Being raw is only part of the health benefits. It’s organic which speaks for itself. It’s gluten free, soy free, chemical free, dairy free. Meaning it is free of all the stuff you don’t want in your chocolate and full of all the things you do want. Natural ingredients. Things like maca, lacuma, goji berries, bee pollen, schizandra, chaga or reishi mushrooms are all in the chocolates you will find in Sedona. This may sound like foreign ingredients to you, but each offers an array of health benefits.
Furthermore, whereas most common candies that call themselves chocolate use refined sugars as the sweetners. This is really bad for it causes tooth decay and spikes your blood sugar making many more prone tor diabetes. Sedona chocolatiers take a different approach. By using things like raw honey, coconut sugar, stevia, xylitol, agave syrup, and other natural sweetners, the end result is a chocolate that comes out to be low glycemic. This is healthier for you.
Do you enjoy milk? Perhaps. Though put it in chocolate and it just goes downhill in terms of quality. Although, I expect that many of my customers do enjoy milk, in reality it is very bad for you. It meant for baby cows to drink, not humans. You put it in chocolate and it’s just no good. For this of you that do enjoy dark chocolate, you will love our chocolate! It dark and delicious.
Finally, most mainstream chocolates, I mean candies have a lot of ingredients that you nor I can pronounce, nonetheless get our head around what it is adctiually doing in our chocolate. Preservatives, artificial flavors, coloring agents, emulsifiers, and loads of other junk are all in these candies. You won’t find any of this in the chocolates made in Sedona. The chocolates here are all hand made by people not giant machines, who truly care about the quality of the products they are making. By taking chocolate making to a pure level, the end result is not candy, but something that is actually healthy. Really!
So join us for one of our Raw Chocolate Tours, where you will not only learn about the geological wonders of why our rocks are red, but also get to enjoy some of the most delicious and nutritious chocolates available to man.
Some say that the red rocks of Sedona are quite arguably one of the most beautiful places in the United States if not the world. As the owner and your guide, I would agree. Others say that some of the most delicious chocolate in the world comes from Belgium. I would disagree, and say that it comes from right here in Sedona.
Allow yourself to experience the magical energies of Sedona’s numerous vortex sites, and other energy centers on this extraordinary tour. And this is only the beginning! Your guide will allow you to enjoy all the beauty there is to behold within red rock country on this fun and informative tour. Perhaps you may even see some of the local wildlife. Learn about the geology, flora, fauna, and more.
Add to this a sampling of some of the raw and organic chocolate that is made right here in Sedona, and your time here only gets to be more delicious. For Sedona is home to over a half dozen incredible chocolatiers making a wide variety of types of chocolate. One thing they all have in common is that they are all infused with red rock energy and full of healthy and delicious superfoods. Each is as unique the red rocks are to other parts of the world. And if you are concerned about your blood sugar levels, not to worry, many of the chocolates made in Sedona are sweetened with low glycemic sweeteners such as honey, coconut sugar, and stevia.
After sampling some of the chocolates at either ChocolaTree Eatery, Lulu’s Chocolate Lounge, or Gone Green we head back to the rocks while you are on your chocolate high. For there is so much more we have to share with you.
Being that every tour we offer is customized to your individual group, and your own personal interests, we may end up at the Chapel of the Holy Cross or an array of other points of interest throughout town. If you are wanting to get more meditative and quite with your time here, we can share with you the Amitabha Stupa and neighboring Medicine Wheel. Perhaps will shall share with you many of the wonderful sight to been seen in Oak Creek Canyon including a stop where you may buy handmade jewelry and pottery directly from the Navajo and Hopi Indians who make them.
For the full on raw chocolate and Sedona experience, enjoy the day with us. On this journey, not only will you get the most expansive tour of Sedona’s red rock formations, but also you will get to see how Indians lived here centuries ago. Add to this three chocolate stops at different chocolatier locations, and your day is sure to be filled with a yummy deliciousness that only can be achieved on a tour like this.
For those of you who are wine enthusiasts, there are many options to add some delicious red wines along the Verde Valley Wine Trail to your tour. What we would recommend is a visit to Vino Di Sedona. Here you can enjoy a wine sampling to go with your chocolate, plus a charcuterie board. What’s great about them is not only do they carry wines from all across the state of Arizona, but all across the world. If booking your tour online, during the checkout process, add our Vino Di Sedona option at just $99 per adult. This gives you an additional 75 minutes to your tour, your wine sampling, plus a charcuterie board.
If you are simply wanted to have us include lunch or dinner to your raw chocolate tour, we would be delighted to do so. Choosing to do so is only $44 extra per person. Rest assured, depending on your appetite, we have the best recommendations for you ranging from pizza to steak, Italian or Mexican, we know just where to take you to ensure you get the most out of your experience.
If you are feeling like you wish to go into a deep relaxation after enjoying the sights of Sedona’s red rocks, and the textures and tastes of our local raw chocolate shops, then perhaps a massage is in order. For just $150 per person we will handle everything. Whenever it’s best for you, we will have a licensed professional massage therapist come right to you. Enjoy a relaxing one hour massage in the comfort of your hotel room.
We know that all that sightseeing makes you hungry for more chocolate. Not to worry. Before your tour is over we have another chocolate stop in store for your.