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  • Box Canyon and Pinal Mountains Half-Day ATV Tour

    1. Box Canyon and Pinal Mountains Half-Day ATV Tour

    Explore the extreme northeast corner of Florence, Arizona on board a thrilling All Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Located halfway between Tucson and Phoenix, the Box Canyon and Pinal Mountains make for an ideal day out from both cities. The dirt trail that will set you blood racing is about 40 miles long, and you will have 3.25 hours to play. Once your guide has equipped you with all necessary safety equipment, you received a short training, and you are comfortable with your 4-wheel bike, head off along dirt trails that twist and turn and bump up and down the Pinal Mountains. Climb up and over the front range of the mountains while your guide points out Indian petroglyphs left behind by the ancient Native Americans. Another point of interest is an old adobe building that served as a way station for the Butterfield Overland Stage Coach Company during the 1860s. For a short time it also serviced...

    Such a fun & thrilling experience! This was a gift to my sister for her birthday and she loved it. Ray was our guide, he’s fantastic. We had a blast hanging out with him for 3 hours. He made sure we were safe, but having fun and he even brought water and treats for us. Ray stopped and showed us a couple historical landmarks, which was a nice surprise. Make sure you give him and extra big tip if he’s your guide. The best part was going thru the narrow canyon walls and the beautiful views. 10/10 recommend. I will definitely do this again.

  • Tucson: 4-Hour Guided Tour of Mount Lemmon

    2. Tucson: 4-Hour Guided Tour of Mount Lemmon

    Take the scenic route up Mount Lemmon on a guided tour and admire the rugged landscape as you ride. Stop at the most beautiful spots along the way and soak in the breathtaking views around you. With your experienced guide, travel to the most spectacular viewing points at Mount Lemmon. Climb impressive rock formations at Wendy's Point and enjoy panoramic views over Tucson and the valley below. Continue to Ski Valley with its stunning hiking trails. Arrive at the summit with an elevation of 9,159 feet and enjoy views from the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Located in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, get a bird's eye view of Tucson at a cooler temperature to truly appreciate your surroundings. Stop at the quaint town of Summer Haven and enjoy free time to explore the local shops.

  • Scottsdale: Tonto National Forest Off-Road H1 Hummer Tour

    3. Scottsdale: Tonto National Forest Off-Road H1 Hummer Tour

    Explore one of Arizona’s most picturesque trails on an off-road H1 Hummer excursion. The trail winds through the heart of the Tonto National Forest and Arizona’s most beautiful mountain ranges: the 4 Peaks and the Superstition Mountains. Enjoy beautiful views of Saguaro Lake and learn about the flora and fauna of this majestic landscape. Experience the thrill as the Hummer conquers the rugged desert terrain. If you crave excitement you’ll be sure to feel the rush of adrenalin as the H1 climbs 60-degree slopes, traverses 40-degree side slopes, and fords up to 2.5 feet of water. Even with all the thrills, this is a family friendly excursion that is suitable for all ages.

  • Phoenix & Scottsdale: Saguaro Lake Kayaking Tour

    4. Phoenix & Scottsdale: Saguaro Lake Kayaking Tour

    Paddle through gorgeous Saguaro Lake on a kayak with this guided desert tour. Enjoy hours on the water with your experienced guide, splashing, relaxing, and viewing unique wildlife. The lake is an indispensable oasis in the vast Sonoran Desert, attracting a multitude of birds and wildlife.   Kayaking in Arizona is a unique experience, which offers you the chance to see desert bighorn sheep and bald eagles. Take time to appreciate the surrounding mountain peaks, giant saguaro cactus, and flora, only found in this distinctive ecosystem. Your guides are always available to teach you the natural history of the area and give you expert paddling instruction. This tour is available for individuals and groups, and is perfect for paddlers of all experience levels.

  • Full Day Guided tour of Tombstone and San Xavier del Bac

    5. Full Day Guided tour of Tombstone and San Xavier del Bac

    Step back in time and visit one of the Wild West’s most notorious towns, Tombstone. This is a full-day tour bringing to life the myths and legends of Tombstone, plus a chance to see such extraordinary places as the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts, the Mission at San Xavier del Bac, and the Boot Hill Cemetery. Travel in a 9 or 13-seat vehicle on this small group tour and enjoy a more personalized experience. You can belly up to the bar in Big Nose Kate's Saloon, visit the museum at the Tombstone courthouse, and walk among the graves at Boot Hill. You will visit O.K. Corral, the site of the famous shootout between the Erp Brothers and the McLaury's and Clanton's. As you return to Phoenix, visit the White Dove of The Desert. This is one of the Southwest's best-preserved missions at San Xavier del Bac, just outside Tucson. The church's interior is filled with unique original statuary as w...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this excursion; it was unique, interesting and worth the day out.

  • Tucson: 3-Hour Urban Adventure Quest Scavenger Hunt

    6. Tucson: 3-Hour Urban Adventure Quest Scavenger Hunt

    Looking for a way to turn Tucson into a giant game board? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt combined with a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Tucson. Guided from any smartphone, you and your team will make your way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. The scavenger hunt adventure begins in the heart of the city and takes you on a well-designed course to famous parks, cathedrals, historic hotels, theaters, and El Presidio. Using a smartphone as your guide makes it possible for you to start when you want and determine your own pace of play. Stop for a famous bacon-wrapped Sonoran dog or grab an ice cream. Offered at a fixed price for a team of up to 5 players versus per person pricing, this city Quest offers a great value to those on a budget. Note that the tour involves approxim...

    We had a really nice afternoon discovering downtown Tucson and enjoyed a great brunch at the charming Hotel Congress.

  • Tombstone: 2-Hour Small Group Scavenger Hunt Game

    7. Tombstone: 2-Hour Small Group Scavenger Hunt Game

    Looking for a way to turn Tombstone into a giant game board?   Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Tombstone with a wild-west theme.  Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.  The scavenger hunt adventure begins in the heart of this famous western town and takes you on a well-designed course to historic saloons, theaters and of course, the O.K. Corral.  This mini Quest tour requires approximately 1 mile of walking.  Using a smart phone as “the guide” allows participants to start when they want and determine their own pace of play.  Stop to watch a shoot-out, or grab a refreshing sarsaparilla to wet your whistle and go at your own pace. Offer...

  • Tucson: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne and Breakfast

    8. Tucson: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne and Breakfast

    Enjoy a morning among the clouds on a shared 45-60-minute hot air balloon flight. After your hot air balloon flight, relax with a post-flight champagne toast and balloonist's ceremony. Fill up on a continental breakfast, and take home commemorative flight certificates. Soar thousands of feet in the air for an overview of the valley. Skim over the trees and cacti. Learn about the history, flora, fauna, and landmarks of the land from your pilot. After your hot air balloon flight, relax with champagne at a traditional balloonist's ceremony. To conclude your hot air balloon ride, you'll be inducted into the ballooning society and awarded the Certificate d’Ascension En Machine Aerostatique, a memento of your journey.

  • From Phoenix: Tombstone and Bisbee Day Tour

    9. From Phoenix: Tombstone and Bisbee Day Tour

    Start your tour with a scenic 3-hour drive to the town of Tombstone. Learn about the region from your knowledgeable guide as you relax in a luxury vehicle. Stop to admire beautiful views of Saguaro National Park and snap photos of the largest saguaro cactus field in the Southwest. Once in Tombstone, wander through the old town and check out the main street. After lunch, you’ll see a thrilling 30-minute staged gunfight. After around 2.5 hours exploring Tombstone, continue to the copper mining town of Bisbee. This scenic town is situated in the mountains and was once the largest copper mining community in America. Stroll the street to see restored and historic buildings and preserved copper workshops. Browse the local shops before heading back to your accommodation.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Such a fun & thrilling experience! This was a gift to my sister for her birthday and she loved it. Ray was our guide, he’s fantastic. We had a blast hanging out with him for 3 hours. He made sure we were safe, but having fun and he even brought water and treats for us. Ray stopped and showed us a couple historical landmarks, which was a nice surprise. Make sure you give him and extra big tip if he’s your guide. The best part was going thru the narrow canyon walls and the beautiful views. 10/10 recommend. I will definitely do this again.

This was our first time on ATV's and we all had a blast. We started off a little rocky as our 18 yo daughter was not confident driving the vehicle so our guide, Bill, locked it up to a cacti and she jumped onto the back of her Dad's ATV (problem solved)! Once we figured out the driving situation, we all had an absolutely fabulous time!

Excellent and friendly guide who was very knowledgeable of the area. Beautiful country! They supplied everything you need for the trip (helmet, goggles, gloves, bandanas, water and snacks). The trip was the right amount of time, too. I would recommend this adventure.

We had a really nice afternoon discovering downtown Tucson and enjoyed a great brunch at the charming Hotel Congress.

I thoroughly enjoyed this excursion; it was unique, interesting and worth the day out.