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2-Person Guided U-Drive ATV Sand Buggy TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

2-Person Guided U-Drive ATV Sand Buggy Tour

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What’s better than driving a custom-built 400cc 2-seat desert buggy over cool terrain with your best bud by your side? How about having a guide to lead the way so you don’t get lost and die! Ha ha ha, no but really… Anyways our customer reviews on this tour are through the roof! This isn’t some slow-speed, single file ATV tour. This is a smile-a-second ride through super-cool desert track; rock gardens, sandy washes, twisty canyons, and technical two track. We bring the buggies, the helmets, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. You bring you and see why this is the funnest desert tour out there! Minimum of 2 people per buggy is required.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$360.00
per group
From
US$360.00
per group

Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour at SunsetNature and Wildlife

Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour at Sunset

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*Private tours only* Scottsdale’s #1 ranked TripAdvisor outdoor activity. Our rigorous Sunset Desert Jeep Tour is a bumpy off-road sightseeing tour through the scenic trails of the Tonto National Forest, connected to Scottsdale, Arizona. Experience a world-famous Arizona sunset as our professional tour guides teach you about the Sonoran desert flora, fauna, and Native American history. At sunset, we will stop at our panoramic lookout point overseeing the historic Great Western Trail. Vehicles used: Modified open-air Jeep Gladiator (14 seats), Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (6 seats), and Jeep YJ (7 seats). Special note: Due to Covid-19, we are only offering private tours. Your Jeep will be private to your party only and will be driven by your Tour Guide. Tour guides will wear face masks and will continue to sanitize the Jeeps before every tour. Off-Road Jeep Adventures is a special recreation permit-holder through the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Cave Creek Ranger District.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$79.50
Price varies by group size
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US$79.50
Price varies by group size

After Dark Desert Tour and Navigating the Night SkyNature and Wildlife

After Dark Desert Tour and Navigating the Night Sky

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Discover the stars above the desert of Arizona on a 3-hour walking tour at night that departs from Scottsdale. Get away from the light pollution of the city when you enter the desert, and learn from your guide about basic astronomy and ancient navigation traditions of local indigenous peoples. Telescopes and binoculars are provided for better viewing, along with black lights and flashlights for the walk.
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  • 3 hours
From
US$165.59
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US$165.59

2-Hour Arizona Desert Guided E-Bike TourHiking

2-Hour Arizona Desert Guided E-Bike Tour

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If you’ve ever ridden an e-bike, you know how fun they can be. And if you’re new to the sport, there’s nowhere better to test the waters than the picturesque Arizona desert. Starting at the Sundial town center, set out on an adventure with a local guide. Cruise through the desert, learn about local flora and fauna, and get great photos and video along the way.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$129.49
From
US$129.49

Sonoran Desert Guided ATV/UTV AdventureNature and Wildlife

Sonoran Desert Guided ATV/UTV Adventure

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Take a rip through the desert on four wheels. Your adventure guide knows all the best trails in the area and---after a safety orientation and quick lesson in ATV driving, you’ll be off on an adventure of your own. This tour is a great way to explore the vast Sonoran Desert and have fun with some new friends.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$209.63
Price varies by group size
From
US$209.63
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Phoenix Indoor Skydiving Experience with 2 Flights & Personalized CertificateExtreme

Phoenix Indoor Skydiving Experience with 2 Flights & Personalized Certificate

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Try skydiving without the death-defying heights and high price-tag of jumping from an airplane! This indoor skydiving experience at iFly Phoenix simulates the adrenaline rush of a freefall in the safe and adjustable environment. Enter the state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel and benefit from one-to-one assistance from your instructor as you master basic manoeuvres, soar high into the air, or (depending on your experience level) perform thrilling aerial stunts.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$86.31
From
US$86.31
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Water Canyon AdventureDay Trips

Water Canyon Adventure

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Join a small group for a high country canyoning tour that takes you into the heart of Arizona’s natural wonders. Your guide might lead you through a pine forest, down rocks in a slippery wonderland, through the cool waters of natural pools, and rappelling down a 40-foot waterfall. This active tour is suitable for people with high levels of fitness, and includes the use of necessary equipment.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$178.00
From
US$178.00

Scottsdale Horseback Riding and Horse Country Estate TourNature and Wildlife

Scottsdale Horseback Riding and Horse Country Estate Tour

Ride in a lovely Mercedes van to embark on a scenic horseback ride in the Arizona desert, tour a world class horse boarding facility and horse country estates, and enjoy lunch with your choice of British high tea, Western BBQ or American Grill lunch bought separately. Please make arrangements for pick you up at your hotel or residence by calling Mercedes Van Tours by Laura Hanson in Arizona
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  • 4 to 5 hours
From
US$358.98
Price varies by group size
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US$358.98
Price varies by group size

3-Day Grand Canyon Classic Hike to the Colorado RiverHiking

3-Day Grand Canyon Classic Hike to the Colorado River

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This 3-day hike through the Grand Canyon National Park will be one thing you do in your life that you'll never forget! This all-inclusive hike is a wonderful introduction to hiking. As you hike to the canyon floor, enjoy the Colorado River, relax under the shady cottonwood trees near Bright Angel Creek, or grab a lemonade at historic Phantom Ranch! You can take a side hike to Plateau Point for amazing 360 views of the sunset will not disappoint! All permits and fees, gear, meals, snacks, transportation and a certified wilderness guide are all included!
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$975.00
From
US$975.00

Wilderness Hiking ToursHiking

Wilderness Hiking Tours

Hike the famous Superstition Mountains just outside of Phoenix/Scottsdale. Considered some of the most beautiful and rugged mountains in the country, "The Sups" has some incredible hiking opportunities. Just a short drive and we can be in some true wilderness and avoid all the crowds. What a great way to start your day. This is a great opportunity to learn about The Sonoran Desert and this unique ecosystem.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$150.00
Price varies by group size
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US$150.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

2-Person Guided U-Drive ATV Sand Buggy Tour4WD Tours

2-Person Guided U-Drive ATV Sand Buggy Tour

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This is an exciting off-road/racing styled adventure in Arizona's Sonoran Desert you won't want to miss! With a guide, drive through some of the finest off-road trails, washes, and hillsides aboard a sand buggy for an adrenaline-filled adventure.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$360.00
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US$360.00

Sonoran Desert Guided Double ATV AdventureNature and Wildlife

Sonoran Desert Guided Double ATV Adventure

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Enjoy Arizona’s best sandy, off road trails in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. This fun and adventurous tour offers a unique way to explore the flora and fauna of this region. Once you hit the trails, you'll see Saguaro, barrel and prickly pear cactus as well as dozens of other plant life. You may even spot a bald eagle or a mule deer! The double ATV is great for families with younger kids who can't drive. Photos, bottled water, snacks and gratuities are all included in the tour price!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$221.44
From
US$221.44
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Sonoran Desert Guided UTV Adventure Nature and Wildlife

Sonoran Desert Guided UTV Adventure

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Tour the desert outside Phoenix in an extreme new way. This private tour gives you the use of a side by side off-road vehicle that seats up to four passengers. This isn’t just the road less traveled… go where there isn’t any road at all. Spend half the day going at your own pace, whether you are craving speed, or just looking for a new way to experience the desert.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$209.63
Price varies by group size
From
US$209.63
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Half-Day Lower Salt River Rafting TourHalf-day Tours

Half-Day Lower Salt River Rafting Tour

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If you’ve ever wanted to raft a river, but don’t know how, get out of the Phoenix heat on a beginner-friendly float. Discover a scenic desert oasis less than an hour from the city. Your guide steers the boat and provides fascinating facts about the flora and fauna of the unique Sonoran Desert. Your whole family can swim, play, or just relax together on this small group adventure.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$145.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$145.00
Price varies by group size

The Sedona Experience - Hiking, Lunch and Wine TastingHiking

The Sedona Experience - Hiking, Lunch and Wine Tasting

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If you have a short time in Sedona and want to experience the region from all vantage points, this all-day excursion is for you. Start the morning with a moderate hike through the scenic Red Rocks. Enjoy lunch at Mariposa, a high end, Latin-inspired grill with panoramic views. Then head to 2 of Sedona’s premium wineries for an unforgettable Arizona wine tasting experience. This is a memorable and relaxed trip for friends or family.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$275.00
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US$275.00

Sonoran Desert Stargazing Adventure4WD Tours

Sonoran Desert Stargazing Adventure

Head out of the bright lights of Phoenix for a star gazing adventure in the desert. Your guide is a professional astronomer who will set up a telescope and help you navigate the heavenly bodies. Then see what you can find with special night vision goggles as you discover how the desert comes alive at night. All ages (over 5) won’t want to miss this adventure under the stars.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$265.73
From
US$265.73
Taking safety measures

Half-Day Scottsdale Mountain Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Half-Day Scottsdale Mountain Bike Tour

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Explore the Sonoran Desert surrounding the Phoenix/Scottsdale metro area and get to know the beautiful and rugged landscape on a half-day Scottsdale mountain bike tour with us.  Our guided half-day mountain bike tours take place in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which offers some of the Valley of the Sun’s best mountain biking trails and best views! Whether you’re looking for easy trail riding or expert technical singletrack, our guides know the trails for you. In order to fit you to the correct bike, please provide each rider's pedal preference (flat, or clipless - spd, time Atac, egg beaters, or if bringing your own) AND each rider's mountain biking experience (how often do you all ride, what type of terrain, and where)
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$140.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$140.00
Price varies by group size

4-hour Off-Road Adventure Jeep TourHalf-day Tours

4-hour Off-Road Adventure Jeep Tour

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*Private tours only* Our 4-hour guide-led Off-Road Adventure Jeep Tour is a thrilling adventure on our most rugged trails. Our upgraded Jeeps are equipped with 37-inch tires and full trail armor in order to navigate the most rigorous Jeep trails. Your professional tour guide will ensure a safe, enjoyable experience. Rigorous terrain aside, you will enjoy spectacular sights of the most beautiful Sonoran desert scenery in the Scottsdale area. Vehicles used: Modified open-air Jeep Gladiator (14 seats), Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (6 seats). Special note: Due to Covid-19, we are only offering private tours. Your Jeep will be private to your party only and will be driven by your Tour Guide. Tour guides will wear face masks and will continue to sanitize Jeeps before every tour. Off-Road Jeep Adventures is a commercial special recreation permit-holder through the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Cave Creek Ranger District and the U.S. Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$125.00
From
US$125.00
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Private Grand Canyon TourDay Trips

Private Grand Canyon Tour

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My Arizona Guide will whisk you away to Northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon. This private tour starts with a quick drive through Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. Then through Flagstaff onto the Grand Canyon where we will have a few hours to take it all in before returning to your hotel.
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  • 10 hours to 1 day
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$800.00
Price varies by group size
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US$800.00
Price varies by group size
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Tonto National Forest Hummer Adventure 4WD Tours

Tonto National Forest Hummer Adventure

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On this morning or afternoon tour, explore some of the country’s most rugged scenery in Tonto National Forest. In a Hummer H1, experience desert terrain, mountain landscapes, and towering trees in a pristine setting.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$185.00
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US$185.00

Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking TourHiking

Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour

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Spend some time exploring the Sonoran Desert with a guide. Learn about the plants and animals of the Phoenix area while you hike through the rocky landscape in the desert. The hikes are designed to suit a variety of fitness levels and abilities and are customized to accommodate the needs of each group.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$75.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$75.00
Price varies by group size

Small Group or Private Antelope Canyon Day Trip from PhoenixDay Trips

Small Group or Private Antelope Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix

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Benefit from a full-day tour from Phoenix to Antelope Canyon to see more of Arizona’s natural beauty. Take in Route 66, Flagstaff, the San Francisco Peaks, Lake Powell, and a Navajo Trading Post on the way to Antelope Canyon. Then explore Antelope Canyon with a Navajo guide, and see the Colorado River from the Horseshoe Bend Overlook. Meals and hotel pickup and drop-off are included. Choose between a small-group or private tour.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$370.00
Price varies by group size
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US$370.00
Price varies by group size
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Desert Canyoneering AdventureDay Trips

Desert Canyoneering Adventure

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Go desert canyoneering with a small group on this full-day adventure in Phoenix. Rappel into the Sonoran Desert canyon, rock hop down a dry stream bed, crawl under enormous boulders, and figure out climbing puzzles. You'll get lots of attention from your guide as you travel and plenty of instruction to help you complete these multiple activities safely, even if they're all new to you.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$178.00
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US$178.00

Private Customized Sinagua Indian Ruins, Grand Canyon and Sedona 2-Day TourOvernight Tours

Private Customized Sinagua Indian Ruins, Grand Canyon and Sedona 2-Day Tour

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Travel in the comfort of our custom built Mercedes Touring vans as we take you on a Private tour of Sinagua Indian Ruins, the Grand Canyon and Sedona. With Silver Spur a private tour means it is only your group on board. That allows us to focus on you, tailoring the tour to your interests and moving at your pace. Enjoy a narrated scenic drive with a friendly and knowledgable guide that will share information about the history, geology, Native Americans, flora and fauna of the area. For the night between tours you will want to book a hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona Bags need to be limited to one carry on size bag measuring 25 inches x 15 inches x 10 inches per person. If a luggage carrier is needed it will restrict places we are allowed to go and tours will be adjusted accordingly. We must be informed if a luggage carrier is needed at least 5 days prior to your tour start date. All tours are customized and not all stops may be included depending on your group’s interests and time.
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  • 2 days
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US$555.54
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US$555.54

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