Phoenix & Scottsdale - The Valley of the Sun

Things are different in the desert. The sky is bigger. The stars are brighter. The sunsets stop you in your tracks.  We still have real cowboys and rugged mountains and the kind of cactus most people see only in cartoons.  Projected against this rich backdrop is a panorama of urban sophistication:  resorts and spas that drop jaws and soothe souls.  Stadiums and arenas worthy of the world’s biggest sports spectacles. Restaurants with inspired cuisine and inspiring patio views.  Golf courses that beckon players year round.  Shopping centers as stylish and eclectic as the fashions they house.

This is the Valley of the Sun — Arizona’s urban heart and America’s sunniest metropolis.  With over 350 days of sunshine annually, the Valley presents the perfect opportunity to venture outdoors.  Situated in the heart of the unexpectedly lush Sonoran Desert, the opportunities for adventure are endless.  Explore the area’s rugged mountain parks, climb its iconic rocks, soar above the desert landscape, and float down the scenic rivers.  Whatever your passion, you’ll find it here!

Here are our recommendations for Valley adventures:



Phoenix/Scottsdale

Canyoneering

Gorge-ous Canyoneering

Gorge-ous Canyoneering

This dry canyoneering adventure will have you hiking, rappelling, scrambling and sometimes rock climbing through one of our spectacular slot canyons (October thru March).
Duration: approximately 4-8 hours depending on group numbers and pace (not including transportation time).

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Slippery When Wet Canyoneering

Slippery When Wet Canyoneering

Wet canyoneering is a wonderland of a playground.  You'll hike, wade, swim, scramble, rappel and maybe even cliff-jump through one of our amazing canyons. (April - September). 
Duration:  Full day - approximately 3-5 hours in the canyon, depending on group size & pace.

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Rock Climbing

Full-day Rock Climbing

Full-day Rock Climbing

This full day rock climbing adventure is perfect for experienced climbers or larger groups; we tailor each climb to your abilities.
Duration:  6 - 8 hours

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Half Day Rappelling Adventure

Half Day Rappelling Adventure

Rappelling is one of the most thrilling things you can do in a half day.  Let us show you the ropes.
Duration:  approximately 4 hours

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Half-day Rock Climbing

Half-day Rock Climbing

These half-day guided rock climbing adventures are perfect for beginners or advanced climbers; we tailor the routes to your abilities and preferences.
Duration: approximately 4-hours total.

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Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Want to learn more about outdoor rock climbing?  This private class will "teach you the ropes".  We teach you how to be a safe climber that's capable of following someone else up the rock.
Duration:  Full day

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Mountain Biking

Full-day Mountain Biking

Full-day Mountain Biking

Intended for advanced riders we'll rip you through the desert on trails selected specifically for you.
Duration:  Approximately 4-6 hours, in-the-saddle.

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Half-day Mountain Biking

Half-day Mountain Biking

This half-day, uided mountain bike tour is perfect for any rider - we'll tailor the ride to your abilities & preferences.
Duration:  approximately 2-2.5 hours of "in-the-saddle" time.

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Cycling

Scottsdale Road Biking - Half Day

Scottsdale Road Biking - Half Day

Guided road bike tours that are perfect for the avid cyclist, the visiting triathlete, or the casual road biker.  
Duration:  Half Day - 3-3.5 hours

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Scottsdale Urban Bike Tours

Scottsdale Urban Bike Tours

Our guided 1/2 day neighborhood bike tour is a great way to get some casual exercise and do sightseeing around Scottsdale’s beautiful green spaces, waterways and friendly corridors.
Duration:  2-3 hours "in the saddle".

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Hiking

Full-day Hiking

Full-day Hiking

This full day hike will take you deep into one of our many spectacular mountain parks as your professional guide shows off our spectacular Sonoran Desert.
Duration:  Up to 7 hours of on-trail time.

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Half-day Hiking

Half-day Hiking

One of the best ways to enjoy any environment is by hiking; this half-day tour will get you just far enough into the desert to enjoy some serenity and sweeping views.
Duration:  2.5-3-hours of on-trail time.

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Air Tours

Custom Helicopter Flight

Custom Helicopter Flight

Create your own private, personalized tour, or ask one of our seasoned pilots for suggestions on where to go.
Duration:  Custom

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Desert Lakes Helicopter Flight

Desert Lakes Helicopter Flight

Highlights include Red Mountain, the Superstition Mountains, Weavers Needle, Salt River Canyon, Saguaro Lake, Canyon Lake, Four Peaks and the McDowell Mountains
Duration:  40 Minutes

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Evening Balloon Flight

Evening Balloon Flight

View the Sonoran Desert from the air as the sun goes down, complete with candlelight hors d'oeuvres and breath taking views.
Duration:  Flight time is approximately 60 minutes (adjustments may be required due to weather conditions).

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Fountain Hills Helicopter Flight

Fountain Hills Helicopter Flight

This Scottsdale based helicopter flight will take you over some of Arizona's iconic topography on your way to one of the world's tallest fountains.
Duration:  Flight time is 30 minutes.

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Morning Balloon Flight

Morning Balloon Flight

Leaving from Phoenix, take a hot air balloon ride over the majestic Sonoran Desert, complete with champagne brunch and breath taking views.
Duration:  Flight time is approximately 60 minutes (adjustments may be required due to weather conditions); the entire experience is approximately 3 hours.

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Night Helicopter Flight

Night Helicopter Flight

Come fly with us on a unique tour after the sun sinks below the horizon and we take to the sky to see the impressive luminance of the Phoenix city lights. This is a truly romantic flight for two!
Duration:  30 Minutes

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Scottsdale & Paradise Valley Helicopter Flight

Scottsdale & Paradise Valley Helicopter Flight

Fly over Paradise Valley’s impressive homes and green golf courses, then soar around Squaw Peak Mountain and famous Camelback Mountain, one of the most iconic locations in Phoenix.
Duration:  15 minutes

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Spring Training Helicopter Fly-Over

Spring Training Helicopter Fly-Over

Phoenix/Scottsdale is home to one of the greatest national pastimes - baseball's Spring Training.  Tour the fields and watch your team's action from the air.
Duration:  Flight times range from 45-90 minutes
Cost: Flights cost between $795-$1450 for up to 3 passengers; click "Learn More" for details.

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Sunrise/Sunset Helicopter Flight

Sunrise/Sunset Helicopter Flight

Arizona is legendary for the stunning colors of the sun as it rises and sets over the desert sky. Now you can capture the “magic hour” with a unique view from above. Whether you are looking for a romantic experience or a great photographic opportunity this is the flight for you. Departure times vary based on time of year. 
Duration:  30 Minutes

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Valley of the Sun Fixed Wing Flight

Valley of the Sun Fixed Wing Flight

The Valley of the Sun is a sprawling metropolis situated in the middle of the vast Sonoran Desert.  Get a feel for the size of our wonderful city from the air.
Duration:  Approximately 45 minutes

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Ground Tours

Advanced Hummer Tour

Advanced Hummer Tour

This Phoenix-based adventure will test the limits of the Hummer while simultaneously showcasing the biologically diverse Sonoran Desert.  Buckle up and hold on!
Duration: 3-4 Hours

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Apache Trail Tour

Apache Trail Tour

The Apache Trail was originally a trade route used by (you guessed it), the Apaches.  It winds through mountain passes and showcases some of the most dramatic landscapes Arizona has to offer.  You'll quickly learn why the Apaches were able to hide from the calvary.
Duration:  Full day - approx. 8 hours

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ATV Tour

ATV Tour

An exhilarating ATV Tour in the Sonoran Desert is just minutes from Scottsdale & Phoenix.  You'll rip around on an ATV as fast as you're willing to go - we promise, the guide will go faster.
Duration:  Up to four hours, including transportation (approx. 2 hr trail time)

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Desert Jeep Tour

Desert Jeep Tour

Guided 4X4 Jeep tours of the Sonoran Desert run by trained naturalists. This is the perfect combination of adventure, nature and the Wild West.
Duration:  Approx. 4 hours, including transportation time.

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Four Peaks Hummer Tour

Four Peaks Hummer Tour

Experience the capabilities of the H1 Hummer as you explore rugged trails and roads in the Sonoran Desert under the shadow of the Four Peaks Wilderness.
Duration:  Approx. 3-4 hours.

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Group Horseback Riding - 1 hr

Group Horseback Riding - 1 hr

This one-hour guided horseback ride is perfect for the little ones; it's the perfect introduction to horseback riding and the Sonoran Desert.
Duration:  1-hour.

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Group Horseback Riding - 2 hr

Group Horseback Riding - 2 hr

Want to see the Sonoran Desert like the cowboys?  Enjoy a 2-hour horseback ride as you learn about plants & animals of our unique landscape.
Duration:  2 hours

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Land and Lake Combo Tour

Land and Lake Combo Tour

This amazing tour will show you the desert in two ways in the middle of it from an H1 Hummer, and where water touches it from a paddle boat.
Duration:  Approx. 5.5 hours

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M1009 - Blazer Tour

M1009 - Blazer Tour

Are you an adventurer who wants to experience the Great Wide Open without getting rocked right out of your seat? Come experience the Sonoran Desert in a Chevy M1009 Blazer.
Duration:  Approximately 3.5-4 hours

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Phx/Scottsdale City Highlights Tour

Phx/Scottsdale City Highlights Tour

The Valley of the Sun is a sprawling metropolis with vastly different "vibes".  Let us show you our beautiful outpost of humanity.
Duration:  5-6 hours

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Private Horseback Adventure

Private Horseback Adventure

Wanna get away? Experience the best private horseback riding Phoenix has to offer. You'll also get to play cowboy games in an authentic Western town.
Duration:  Riding time is about 1-1.5 hours, however the total duration depends on how long you play the cowboy games.
Cost:  $85/rider, minimum 2.

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Rock & Ruins Hummer Tour

Rock & Ruins Hummer Tour

Travel past a ghost town & ancient ruins in the Bradshaw Mountains.
Duration:  Approx. 3-4 hours

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Segway Tour - Scottsdale

Segway Tour - Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale is full of things to see and do - shops, galleries, restaurants and iconic dive-bars.  This tour will give you a great feel for the area and you'll no doubt come back to play.
Duration:  2 hours - 5 miles

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Segway Tour - Tempe Town Lake

Segway Tour - Tempe Town Lake

Tempe Town Lake is such a beautiful place to play and discovering it on a Segway is a great way to do it.  This guided, narrated tour will give you everything you need to know about this unique man-made lake.
Duration:  1.5 hours - 4 miles

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Sonoran Desert Shooting Adventure

Sonoran Desert Shooting Adventure

Get your Rambo on!  Experience the firepower of an AK-47 and a Glock.  Combine it with an ATV tour for even more adventure.
Duration:  Approximately 1 hour

 

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Sonoran Desert Stargazing Tour

Sonoran Desert Stargazing Tour

Witness the grandeur of the Desert sky and attend a presentation by a professional Astronomer.  Be careful though - you might end up wanting to buy a telescope.
Duration:  Approximately 3 hours, including transportation

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UTV Tour

UTV Tour

What's more fun than ripping around the Sonoran Desert in a 4-passenger UTV?  We can't think of too many things!
Duration:  Approximately 2 hours of on-trail time.

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Culinary Tours

Mesa Fresh Foodie Trail

Mesa Fresh Foodie Trail

From community gardens to olive mills, the Mesa Fresh Foodie Trail® Tour takes you on a guided journey of agritourism through Mesa, Queen Creek and Gilbert.
Duration:  Approximately 5-6 hours

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Water Tours

Advanced Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Advanced Stand Up Paddle Boarding

This Phoenix based tour will have you paddling along a slow-moving river.  Because water in the desert is the most valuable resource it's likely you'll see wildlife.  Keep your eye out for wild horses!
Duration:  Approximately 1.5-2.5 hours on the water; depends on group pace and river flows.

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Beginner Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Beginner Stand Up Paddle Boarding

The stand up paddleboard (SUP) tour is perfect for first-timers & beginners; taking place on the still waters of Saguaro Lake this is the perfect introduction to the sport.
Duration:  Approximately 1.5-2.5 hours on the water; depends on group pace.

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Fishing Trip - Group

Fishing Trip - Group

Fish On!!  Enjoy a relaxing day on the lake fishing for striper bass on a 24' Bay boat as you learn from the best.
Duration:   Half day - approximately 4 hours; Full day - approximately 8 hours.

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Fishing Trip Full Day

Fishing Trip Full Day

Spend the day on the water with a professional fishing guide as you fish for Striper bass on one of our picturesque lakes.
Duration:   approx. 8 hours

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Fishing Trip Half Day

Fishing Trip Half Day

The fish are a bitin' and our guides know where they are!  Enjoy a relaxing day on the water with a professional guide as you lean how to catch Striper bass.
Duration:   approx. 4 hours

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Kayaking - Lake

Kayaking - Lake

Enjoy this flat-water float as you investigate the shores of Saguaro Lake.  It's amazing to see water in the desert and it's not rare to see wild animals.
Duration  Approximately 1.5-2.5 hours on the water.

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Kayaking - River

Kayaking - River

The 1/2 day kayak tour on the lower Salt River is a great way too cool off, see a new side of the desert and get some exercise. Look for wild horses!!
Duration:  Approximately 1.5-2.5 hours on the water.

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Land and Lake Combo Tour

Land and Lake Combo Tour

This amazing tour will show you the desert in two ways in the middle of it from an H1 Hummer, and where water touches it from a paddle boat.
Duration:  Approx. 5.5 hours

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Rafting

Rafting

Water in the desert is the most precious resource and it's not uncommon to see our native fauna on the shores where the water meets the land.
Duration:  Approximately 1.5-2.5 hours on the water, depending on water flow

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