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  • Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne and Catering

    1. Phoenix: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne and Catering

    Enjoy a 45-60-minute hot air balloon ride above Phoenix, Arizona. See the expansive mountain ranges and desert wildlife below as your hot air balloon reaches heights of 3000 feet. During the flight, your pilot will point out different landmarks and points of interest. See Downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain, Lake Pleasant, and State Farm Stadium from the air. Upon landing, enjoy a catered fare prepared by the award-winning Vincent’s on Camelback restaurant, right in the heart of the desert. A traditional balloonist’s ceremony follows with commemorative flight certificates to take home.

    It was a fantastic experience. I believe we went as high as 7000 feet. We had a very smooth landing that was led by a hot breakfast, history of the hot air balloon over champagne.

  • Phoenix: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

    2. Phoenix: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

    The experience begins even before you rise into the sky. Help our crew inflate the balloon for a real "hands on" adventure, or just relax and take a few pictures as the gentle giant comes alive. Once you gain altitude, enjoy vistas you have to see to believe as you float over the Arizona landscape. Phoenix lies beneath you while desert stretches to the distant mountains. The pilots are FAA-licensed and experienced in navigating with your safety and enjoyment in mind. Your pilot will also answer questions and identify points of interest during your 1-hour flight. A chase crew will follow on the ground and meet you at the landing site. From there a van takes you back to the launch site. Upon your return, enjoy a celebratory toast to cap your unique airborne adventure. You'll also be presented with a flight certificate. With the ground travel and other activities, plan to spend up to 3...

    So our event got cancelled due to weather and there were no days available to reschedule while we were here. Only gave 4 stars because customer service from Rainbow ryders was great. We have not heard from Get your guide in regards to our refund. Still waiting…

  • Scottsdale: Half-Day Lower Salt River Rafting Tour

    3. Scottsdale: Half-Day Lower Salt River Rafting Tour

    Cool off and explore the beautiful Sonoran Desert with a guided Salt River rafting trip on the Lower Salt River in the Tonto National Forest. Arrive at 7:30 AM at the local supplier's office in North Scottdale, then travel 35 minutes to the start point just outside the eastern metro area. Get kitted out with all necessary equipment then head out onto the water.  The Salt River is a scenic, Class I (the easiest rating on the international scale of river difficulty) waterway which provides some of the best wildlife and bird watching opportunities in the Southwest. The water flow on the river varies seasonally, based on this your guide will choose from a number of put‐in/take‐out locations in order to ensure guests have the best river rafting experience. Whilst light paddling is required, your experienced rafting guide will do most of the work, so you can sit back and enjoy the view. Wate...

    Excellent trip with an awesome guide! She was both knowledgeable and fun. We learned a lot and really enjoyed the rafting trip!

  • From Scottsdale: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Day Tour

    4. From Scottsdale: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Day Tour

    At 6 AM get picked up from your hotel in Phoenix or Scottsdale to start the 4-hour journey to Page, Arizona. Be driven in the comfort of a luxury SUV or Van. Along the way, your guide will tell you about a number of interesting sites and the history of the state of Arizona. Make a pit stop in Cameron, the most popular Native American trading post in Arizona. Here you can browse the Native American arts and crafts for 30 minutes. Then, venture on to Page. Upon arrival, eat a quick lunch before making your way to the Antelope Canyon. Tour the impressive Antelope Canyon for over 1-hour. Then, head to Horseshoe Bend, to see one of the most spectacular views. Spend roughly 45 minutes at the viewpoint, before departing for your hotel. Arrive back at your hotel at approximately 7 PM.

    Our tour guide Cody was very professional and awesome. He took good care of me and my colleagues. He was very knowledgable about the area as well as its history. He cares about us very much and gave us additional information about what to do and don't. He kept reminding us to take more water due to hot weather and have a box of water prepared for us. He does suggest us to depart slightly early than the planned time to avoid extreme weather and we are lucky to have listened to his advise. The Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend are a must-see when you are in Phoenix. It's mesmerizing!!!

  • Phoenix & Scottsdale: Lower Salt River Kayaking Tour

    5. Phoenix & Scottsdale: Lower Salt River Kayaking Tour

    Experience the adventure of a lifetime in a desert oasis as you take a guided kayak tour through Salt River. This lush stretch of water is only a short drive from Phoenix. Spend your morning paddling along green riverbanks, and marvel at towering red cliffs. Don't forget to look for wild horses, bald eagles, and other desert wildlife along the way. Avoid crowds and take advantage of all the natural beauty the river has to offer. Enjoy a swim in the cool waters, and see the desert as you've never seen it before. This unique experience is perfect for all skill levels, and for groups, individuals, and families.

    Missy , tour guide was very helpful and took time to explain everything a kayak beginner should know . she guided me and my friend without any rush and vwry understanding what i was doing wrong

  • Phoenix: Sonoran Desert Guided Hiking Adventure

    6. Phoenix: Sonoran Desert Guided Hiking Adventure

    Meet your local guide at the trailhead and begin your adventure along a scenic route through a protected region of the Sonoran Desert. During the course of your hike, discover unique geological features, as well as native flora and fauna that are unique to the area. Experience the incredible mountains up close and personal. Ascend the switchbacks for incredible views of the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Camelback Mountain. Hike to a mountain saddle for a perfect view of Piestawa Peak and the surrounding desert mountain range. See the Sonoran Desert stretch out for more than 40 miles to the west.

  • Scottsdale: Half-Day Road Bike Tour

    7. Scottsdale: Half-Day Road Bike Tour

    Explore the Sonoran Desert surrounding the Phoenix/Scottsdale metropolitan area and get to know the beautiful landscape on a half-day road bike tour. Your guided road bike tours in Scottsdale and the Phoenix metro area will be led by an experienced professional guide and tailored to your skills and interested. Your guide will share the best road cycling routes in Phoenix and Scottsdale, offering lengths from 25-100 miles and a duration of 2-3 hours. Whether you are an expert cyclist or a total beginner, a professional local biking guide will help to make your tour an outstanding experience while you pedal along the trail best suited to you. These guided road bike tours are perfect for the avid cyclist, the visiting triathlete in training, or the casual road biker who wants to get out and cycle Arizona.

  • Sonoran Desert: Guided 2-Hour UTV Adventure

    8. Sonoran Desert: Guided 2-Hour UTV Adventure

    Hop in, buckle up, turn the switch, and hit the trail in the toughest vehicle the Sonoran Desert has ever seen. The 4-seat UTV can be filled to capacity and can still climb trails, crawl boulders, and zip all over the desert without breaking a sweat. Whether you're craving adventure or simply want to enjoy some sightseeing at your own pace, this UTV is dialed in to deliver. With electric power steering, a thrilling V-Twin engine, and towing capacity to take everything with you, this exhilarating drive handles like a dream. 

  • Scottsdale: Half-Day Casual Bike Tour with Guide

    9. Scottsdale: Half-Day Casual Bike Tour with Guide

    Avoid the busy public transport system and take advantage of the glorious sunshine as you explore the beautiful city of Scottsdale by bike. Using an expertly maintained rental bike fleet, consisting of multi-geared touring bicycles, the tour takes you along paved bike paths, roads, canals, and the occasional hard dirt surface. In the early part of the day, ride through the lush arroyos of Scottsdale, where wildlife is abundant. Look out for desert cottontail rabbits as they hop away into the underbrush, and see if you can spot a quail crossing the path. From your knowledgeable local guide, learn about the region’s native flora and fauna, as well as the animals that live here. Follow your guide along a carefully mapped route that ensure you see the very best of the city, and enjoy it’s breathtaking natural landscapes along the way.

    Overall, it was a fun ride with my guide, Kathy. We had many stops along the way so she could tell me about the local wild life and flora. I did think it was a bit pricey for a riding around residential areas, but it was a 2-2.5 hour bike ride so it was good exercise. I think some spots going uphill could be a challenge for people not as fit or without much lower body strength. However, I thought it was a casual, and "easy" ride if you are looking to be active, yet low intensity.

  • From Scottsdale: Multi-Stop Guided Grand Canyon Day Tour

    10. From Scottsdale: Multi-Stop Guided Grand Canyon Day Tour

    Following an early morning pickup at 6:30 AM from your accommodation in Scottsdale or Phoenix, head in direction of the Grand Canyon, one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders. After an approximately 4-hour car ride, arrive at the Canyon and get ready for a scenic driving tour with multiple stops for great views and pictures as well as a walking tour. Drive along Route 66 for a brief visit in the historic Williams, Arizona and then, enjoy your catered box lunch overlooking the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Learn about the profound history, culture, and local artistry from your guide and get a sense of stepping back in time.  Then it's time to head back in direction of Scottsdale. En route, you'll stop at the popular Navajo Trading Post for some Native American history and knowledge before heading home with an arrival time between 6:30 and 7:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Phoenix Metropolitan Area

One of the best experiences in my life! The views and thrilling flight are absolutely worth taking this trip. We got very lucky with the weather and winds. We have really enjoyed the whole adventure, including the champagne and breakfast on the desert after landing.

It was a fantastic experience. I believe we went as high as 7000 feet. We had a very smooth landing that was led by a hot breakfast, history of the hot air balloon over champagne.

Cody took us on this tour and it was amazing !!! The time and drive is split up perfectly and didn’t make me feel long at all . I’d surely recommend this !!!

Excellent trip with an awesome guide! She was both knowledgeable and fun. We learned a lot and really enjoyed the rafting trip!

great hike. Matt was very informative. definitely recommend