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4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

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  • Location:Phoenix, Arizona
  • Duration:3 - 4 hours

Hummer Night Tour in the Sonoran Desert

When visiting Phoenix, experience the Sonoran Desert on a night tour by Hummer, the tough four-wheel drive vehicle that lets you go further into the desert on rougher terrain than most other vehicles. Your expert guide leads this thrilling tour through the otherworldly scenery of the nighttime desert and shares informative commentary about the plant and animal life, history and legends of the region throughout your journey. Look for the creatures of the night as they stir from their rest, and enjoy the desert in the cool of the evening.

Highlights

  • 4-hour night tour of the Sonoran Desert by Hummer 4WD vehicle, from Phoenix
  • Take on rough terrain on a Hummer tour that goes deep into the Sonoran Desert
  • See desert creatures that only come out at night
  • Learn from your knowledgeable guide about the region's animals, plants and history

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What You Can Expect

Hummer Night Tour in the Sonoran Desert

Hummer Night Tour in the Sonoran Desert

After pickup from select Phoenix-area hotels (if option selected) or meeting at the designated spot, your knowledgeable guide takes you out in the Hummer to begin your night tour in the Sonoran Desert. If you're lucky, conditions will allow you to see an amazing sunset over the desert landscape as you zoom along.

After sundown, the desert takes on a different atmosphere. The mighty saguaro cactus, known as the 'Sentinel of the Desert,' stands tall as nocturnal creatures stir from their shelter after the desert heat subsides. Rugged and majestic mountains transform into huge, sleeping giants at night.

Go beyond the capacity of a regular car as you roar through the desert in your Hummer, 4-wheeling over sand, dirt and hills with stops along the way to search for critters such as rattlesnakes, coyotes and tarantulas. The tough Hummer allows you to travel deeper into the desert than other tours, while your expert guide shares lots of fascinating stories about the wildlife, ecology and history of this part of the American Southwest.

At the end of approximately four hours, your guide returns you to your starting point where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

reindeer United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The 5 stars is rewarded to our guide. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. The vehicle, however, was in need of major repairs! We wondered if we were going to return safely! The night tour really isn't much during cooler weather as far as seeing any creepy crawlies. We never saw any wild life which maybe was a result of the noisy, broken down vehicle. But the guide....superb!

Lori M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Great tour, very informative and fun. Our guide had lots of interesting stories to tell and kept us entertained the whole time. One of the highlights of our vacation in Phoenix! Would definitely recommend.

Leigh B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed the Hummer Night Tour - we had a very pleasant trip in the back of the Hummer out into the desert and on the way we were lucky enough to see some wild horses drinking in a river. En route we saw some beautiful spots to stay and to picnic in, When we arrived in the desert we reached the perfect high spot just in time to get a great view of the most amazing sunset - the colour changes on the surrounding mountains were out of this world. We saw some turkey vultures as we moved through the desert and as it got dark, we saw some tarantulas and kangaroo rats which was interesting, I would definitely recommend this tour it was worth every penny.

Guest USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Amazing night tour in the hummer. The tour guide made our journey very interesting. The night tour of the desert is very different from the day tours. This is a very safe, enjoyable activity.

clairemc USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our night tour. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the desert for our extreme adventure. There were times I was a little nervous, but our guide was amazing at navigating the flora in the desert as well as the cliffs, all while giving us expert narration. And the sunset was absolutely amazing!!

JennyC United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2010

What a great trip this was! Our guide was so incredibly knowledgeable and we learnt so much from him. He managed to spot both a tarantula and a rattle snake from the hummer and we stopped to get a closer (but very safe) viewing. Bright LED lights on the side of the hummer made it easy to see in the desert at night. Highly recommend.

Trina Tron USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our night tour. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the desert for our extreme adventure. There were times I was a little nervous, but our guide was amazing at navigating the flora in the desert as well as the cliffs, all while giving us expert narration. And the sunset was absolutely amazing!

JennyC United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2010

What a great trip this was! Our guide was so incredibly knowledgeable and we learnt so much from him. He managed to spot both a tarantula and a rattle snake from the hummer and we stopped to get a closer (but very safe) viewing. Bright LED lights on the side of the hummer made it easy to see in the desert at night. Highly recommend.

Christopher S United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2010

Awesome tour with an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Great opportunity to see local animals in their natural habitat, together with fantastic sunset views. Highly recommended!

O James B

4 star rating: Recommended April 2011

The trip was great. Paul the guide was very knowledgable and more than willing to relate his vast experiences in the desert. The vehicle was well set up and overall it was an excellent tour. The only real negative was that Viator had the incorrect starting time on the Voucher I had with me. Paul was there at 5:30 and per Viators voucher I was there at 6:30. That extra hour of daylight would have made the tour even better.

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