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  • From Scottsdale: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Day Tour

    1. 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: Sonoran Desert Guided Hiking Adventure

    2. 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.

  • From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Apache Trail Day Tour

    3. From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Apache Trail Day Tour

    Be collected in a luxurious SUV or van at 9:30 AM from your accommodation in Phoenix or Scottsdake. Travel into the heart of the Superstition Mountain Range and along the Apache Trail. A licensed tour guide will provide a useful narration throughout the day.  Make your first stop at the old gold mining ghost town of Goldfield located at the base of the neighboring Superstition Mountain range. Spend 45 minutes checking out the historic shops and see how it was in the Old West. Then, hit the Apache Trail and take in the amazing views of the Superstitions and the Sonoran Desert along the trail. Reach Canyon Lake for a 90-minute sightseeing journey on an old-fashioned sternwheeler steamboat across the lake. Upon return to the shore, travel down the road to one of the oldest stagecoach stops in the Southwest, which was the site of where a lot of gold was mined in the late 1800s known as Tor...

  • Scottsdale: 3-Day Grand Canyon Backpacking & Hiking Tour

    4. Scottsdale: 3-Day Grand Canyon Backpacking & Hiking Tour

    Day 1 Meet your guide at the Scottsdale hotel and drive to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Begin your hiking adventure at the South Kaibab Trailhead and enjoy a 7.5-mile trail that descends over 4,800 feet down to the canyon floor of this spectacular gorge. Take in fascinating views across the main corridor which is nearly 18 miles across. Learn from your expert guide how to interpret the age of the various rock layers during the descent. Discover rock layers that age back to over two billion years. The Grand Canyon is one of the few places on earth where you can find rock layers half the age of the earth. Take a short break before continuing your hike down. Wind down the Devil's Corkscrew, a series of exhilarating switchbacks, and then on to the Colorado River, cross the extension bridge to the north side. Finally, arrive at the Bright Angel Campsite for the remain...

  • Scottsdale: Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour

    5. Scottsdale: Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour

    Enjoy a guided hiking trip designed to be more than a simple nature walk. This hike is accessible to a wide range of abilities so that individuals of modest fitness levels, as well as more active ones, will enjoy themselves. Traverse trails chosen not only for their scenic beauty but also accessibility, safety, and low volume of other visitors. Experience the unforgettable Sonoran Desert as you've never seen it before. Hike the Sonoran Preserve, where there are a variety of trails available. Marvel at the natural beauty of the desert while getting in a workout that is great for hikers of all levels of experience.

    My hiking guide was Mr. Denny and he was absolutely amazing! Throughout the hike he explained about different type of vegetation and their history. He always made sure that we stopped on a regular basis and I had some water so that I would not get the hydrated. And he was overall a very pleasant and nice man. The trail was perfect. Not too rocky or complicated especially since it was my first time.

  • Scottsdale: Camelback Mountain Private Hiking Tour

    6. Scottsdale: Camelback Mountain Private Hiking Tour

    Hike the iconic Camelback Mountain with a knowledgeable guide on this private tour. Challenge yourself with trails ascending 1,420 feet to a summit resembling the hump of a camel's back. Be rewarded with 360-degree views of the surrounding city. This is a very tough hike and is not for beginner hikers, those who are not in good hiking shape, or young children. Part of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, Camelback gets its name from its two rock formations that resemble the head and back of a kneeling camel. This hike takes 2.5 to 3 hours to get to the summit and return to the parking lot. The views are breathtaking and serve as a great opportunity for a photo op. Choose either to get picked up from your location in the Phoenix or Scottsdale area, or meet your guide at the trailhead. The transportation option is available for groups of 6 or more.

  • Sedona and Grand Canyon: 2-Day Combination Tour

    7. Sedona and Grand Canyon: 2-Day Combination Tour

    Travel by mini coach to Sedona and through the Sonoran high desert. Visit Grand Canyon National Park and discover the incredible natural beauty of these Arizonan landscapes on a 2-day, 1-night trip. Itinerary Day 1 Enjoy a drive by mini coach through the Sonoran Desert on the way to the scenic red rock country of Sedona, where you’ll have the afternoon and evening free to enjoy the many unique shops and galleries of Sedona. Your hotel is conveniently located near shopping and most activities. You may choose a 2.5-hour local scenic and history tour, or backcountry Jeep tour. Overnight at Arabella Sedona Hotel or equivalent. Day 2 The tour continues to the Navajo Indian Reservation to visit a local trading post and take in the views the Painted Desert cliffs. Next you’ll travel to Grand Canyon National Park for a 3-4 hour visit. You’ll...

  • Grand Canyon National Park: Private Guided Day Hike

    8. Grand Canyon National Park: Private Guided Day Hike

    Immerse yourself in the natural landscape of the Grand Canyon on this private guided day hike. Hike alongside wilderness-certified adventure guides as you learn the extensive history of the canyon. Meet your guides at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, where the hike will start and end. Your guides are medically trained with Wilderness First Responder certification and CPR training and hold backcountry food handler licenses. Follow your guides on your hiking tour and backpacking trip below the rim on one of the canyon’s most popular trails. Marvel at postcard-worthy views that you can appreciate more compared to views from the top.

  • Apache Trail Full Day Small Group Tour

    9. Apache Trail Full Day Small Group Tour

    Enjoy the scenic drive down Arizona's first designated "Historic Highway" and scenic byway. This breathtaking road got its start as an Indian route and eventually became the supply route for one of the first reclamation projects in the U.S. It is now a system of four desert lakes, the largest being formed by Roosevelt Dam at the end of the trail. Travel in a 9 or 13-seat vehicle on this small group tour and enjoy a more personalized experience. This 8 hour tour showcases Canyon Lake, where you'll enjoy a 90 minute Dolly Steamboat Cruise. Next, hold on to your hat as you slowly wind up (or down) Fish Creek hill for a casual, guided walk and an unforgettable view of the Superstition Mountain Wilderness. Then, it's on to colorful Tortilla Flat and the ghost town of Goldfield where you’ll get picture perfect glimpses into Arizona's rambunctious past.

    Nice day. Good guide/driver. The tour was well paced with many stops. Enjoyed the scenery throughout the drive as well as scenic walks. It was a very picturesque time of year (early May) and pleasant temps. My personal favorite stop was Tortilla Flat. Great little 'old west' stop. The boat ride on Canyon Lake was so peaceful and relaxing. And last, the time at the Ghost/Mining town was a fun finish to the day. All and all a good day!

  • From Phoenix/Scottsdale: Sedona Hiking & Wine Tasting Tour

    10. From Phoenix/Scottsdale: Sedona Hiking & Wine Tasting Tour

    Enjoy a full-day private excursion and see Sedona from all the best vantage points. Start the day off with a morning pickup from your hotel in Phoenix or Scottsdale and a comfortable transfer to Sedona.

    Embark on a 1.5 - 2 hour hike in the scenic Sedona countryside, making your way through the beautiful Red Rocks. Stop for lunch at one of Sedona's finest restaurants for a memorable dining experience.

    Continue to 2 premier vineyards in Page Springs for an unforgettable wine tasting experience and a full wine tour at each vineyard. At the end of the day, arrive back at your hotel in Phoenix or Scottsdale.

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What people are saying about Phoenix Metropolitan Area

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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!!!

Nice day. Good guide/driver. The tour was well paced with many stops. Enjoyed the scenery throughout the drive as well as scenic walks. It was a very picturesque time of year (early May) and pleasant temps. My personal favorite stop was Tortilla Flat. Great little 'old west' stop. The boat ride on Canyon Lake was so peaceful and relaxing. And last, the time at the Ghost/Mining town was a fun finish to the day. All and all a good day!

My hiking guide was Mr. Denny and he was absolutely amazing! Throughout the hike he explained about different type of vegetation and their history. He always made sure that we stopped on a regular basis and I had some water so that I would not get the hydrated. And he was overall a very pleasant and nice man. The trail was perfect. Not too rocky or complicated especially since it was my first time.

Weather was great! Our guides were very knowledgeable and fun!

great hike. Matt was very informative. definitely recommend