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:
Slippery When Wet Canyoneering
Come enjoy a wet & wild canyoneering adventure with us! (April - September)
Canyoneering in Arizona among weather-sculpted rock and steep cliff faces (October thru March)
Half Day Rappelling Adventure
Let us show you the ropes!
Half-day Rock Climbing
Guided rock climbing adventures in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing
Looking to learn the sport of rock climbing? This class will give you all the basics to get you started.
Full-day Rock Climbing
Experience some of the best climbing areas and routes on this full-day adventure.
Group Mountain Biking
Group mountain biking tours through the Sonoran Desert around Phoenix & Scottsdale
Private Full-day Mountain Biking
Private, guided mountain biking tours in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area - intermediate to advanced riders
Private Half-day Mountain Biking
Private, guided Phoenix & Scottsdale mountain biking tours for everyone - beginner to advanced!
Scottsdale Road Biking - Half Day
Guided road bike tours that are perfect for the avid cyclist, the visiting triathlete, or the casual road biker.
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.
Take a guided hike through the Sonoran Desert in Arizona with your premier Southwestern guide company.
Guided hikes in the Sonoran Desert around Phoenix & Scottsdale
Grand Canyon Signature - AIR ONLY
A flight to the Grand Canyon and guided excursions to the South Rim.
Spring Training Helicopter Fly-Over
See your favorite teams in action - from the air!
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.
Valley of the Sun Fixed Wing Flight
View the Sonoran Desert from the air in a small, 9 passenger plane!
Evening Balloon Flight
Take a peaceful hot air balloon flight over the Sonoran Desert.
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.
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
Fountain Hills Helicopter Flight
Travel past the valley's most iconic mountains on your way to see the famous Fountain Hills fountain go off.
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!
Custom Helicopter Flight
Create your own private, personalized tour, or ask one of our seasoned pilots for suggestions on where to go
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.
Phx/Scottsdale City Highlights Tour
Enjoy the city highlights of Phoenix and Scottsdale as we do the driving for you
Segway Tour - Scottsdale
Guided and narrated Segway tours of Old Town Scottsdale.
Segway Tour - Tempe Town Lake
A guided and narrated Segway tour around Tempe Town Lake
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.
Advanced Hummer Tour
Test the limits of what a Hummer can do!
Sonoran Desert Stargazing Tour
See the desert thru night vision, along with a presentation by a professional Astronomer
Apache Trail Tour
Take a guided ride along a historic route - the Apache Trail
Explore Sonoran Desert trails in a 4-person off-road vehicle!
An exhilarating ATV Tour in the Sonoran Desert is just minutes from Scottsdale & Phoenix
Desert Jeep Tour
Guided 4X4 Jeep tours of the Sonoran Desert run by trained naturalists. A Phoenix Jeep tour experience like no other.
Four Peaks Hummer Tour
Explore rugged trails and roads in the Sonoran Desert under the shadow of the Four Peaks Wilderness.
Grand Canyon Day Tour from Phoenix to Las Vegas
Grand Canyon tour from Phoenix to Las Vegas
Group Horseback Riding - 1 hr
See Arizona like the cowboys did with this guided horseback riding tour.
Group Horseback Riding - 2 hr
Experience the Sonoran Desert by horseback on this 2 hour ride
Private Horseback Adventure
Wanna get away? Experience the best private horseback riding Phoenix has to offer. Add skeet shooting to your trip for an authentic cowboy experience.
Rock & Ruins Hummer Tour
Travel past a ghost town & ancient ruins in the Bradshaw Mountains
M1009 - Blazer Tour
Come see what all the fuss is about!
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. Contact us today!
Advanced Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Travel down river, negotiating turns in moderate river currents
Beginner Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Enjoy a relaxing stand-up paddle board (SUP) adventure in the beautiful Sonoran Desert in Arizona
Fishing Trip - Group
Group fishing trips at Lake Pleasant, in a 24ft Ranger Bay Boat.
Fishing Trip Full Day
Spend the day on the water with a professional fishing guide.
Fishing Trip Half Day
The fish are a bitin' and our guides know where they are!
Kayaking - Lake
Guided Kayaking on Saguaro Lake near Scottsdale/Phoenix
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.
Rafting in Arizona gives the opportunity to see wildlife in their native environment