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Sonoran Desert Tours and Activities

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Get away from it all in the breathtaking Sonoran Desert, a 100,000-square-mile (260,000-square-kilometer) region that spans Arizona, California, and parts of Mexico. Though it’s the hottest of four deserts in North America, its two rainy seasons sustain unique animals and plants, including the only remaining jaguar population in the United States.

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Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Phoenix

Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Phoenix

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Enjoy a picturesque hot-air balloon flight over the mammoth Sonoran Desert in North Phoenix on this 1-hour sunset flight. Experience breathtaking 360-degree views of the hottest desert in North America and its surrounding landscape while floating effortlessly across the sky at dusk. Then celebrate with a traditional champagne toast and catered food after the flight. Commemorative flight certificate, plus transportation to and from the landing site is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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Half-Day Private Reptile Hunting in The Sonoran Desert

Half-Day Private Reptile Hunting in The Sonoran Desert

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The Sonoran Desert is the most bio diverse desert in the world. There are more plants and animals here than any other desert. It is full of some of the most interesting creatures including Gila Monsters and the most species of rattlesnakes.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
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Small Group or Private Apache Trail Day Tour with Dolly Steamboat from Phoenix

Small Group or Private Apache Trail Day Tour with Dolly Steamboat from Phoenix

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Explore the Apache Trail from Phoenix on a full-day tour that takes you into the legendary Sonoran Desert. Visit the ghost town of Goldfield, ride a steamboat on Canyon Lake, stop at the eccentric hamlet of Tortilla Flat and admire views of the Superstition Wilderness from Fish Creek Hill. Get a feel for the Wild West as you learn about the region's history and wildlife from your knowledgeable guide. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off and an expert driver who navigates the rough and winding roads for a stress-free day out. Choose between a small-group or private tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.00
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Rappelling Adventure in Scottsdale
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Rappelling Adventure in Scottsdale

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This adventure is one for the memory books. Hike through the Sonoran Desert outside Scottsdale to a local peak before taking the exciting way down.  Harness up, lean back and enjoy the descent…just you, the ropes and the rock face. Your guide will ensure you are comfortable with the rappelling technique in a safety briefing before you set out.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.00
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Sonoran Desert Sunset Private Jeep Adventure Scottsdale

Sonoran Desert Sunset Private Jeep Adventure Scottsdale

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When visiting Scottsdale or Phoenix, experience the Sonoran Desert on a night tour by Jeep, the tough four-wheel drive vehicle that lets you go further into the desert on rougher terrain than most other vehicles. Your expert guide leads this thrilling tour through the otherworldly scenery of the nighttime desert and shares informative commentary about the plant and animal life, history and legends of the region throughout your journey. Look for the creatures of the night as they stir from their rest, and enjoy the desert in the cool of the evening.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Apache Trail Day with Dolly Steamboat Tour

Private Apache Trail Day with Dolly Steamboat Tour

Arizona's first historic highway is just a few minutes outside of the city. The Apache Trail is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Get a chance to try panning for gold in the restored ghost town of Goldfield, marvel at the views of the Superstition Mountains, and take a cruise on scenic Canyon Lake. A pickup directly from your hotel or private residence gets the adventure started, leading you out to the Superstition Mountains along the path that guided Apache travelers, stagecoaches, and mountain men alike. When you get to Canyon Lake, board the famous Dolly Steamboat for a 6-mile narrated nature cruise. Watch for bighorn sheep, bald eagles, and a host of other desert animals, as well as unforgettable views of the towering volcanic cliffs. Next, your guide will take you to the town of Tortilla Flat, a stagecoach stop that holds onto its rich tradition through its architecture and unique decorating sense before heading back to the city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$284.00
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 Couples Private VIP Wine & Cheese Sunset Tour

Couples Private VIP Wine & Cheese Sunset Tour

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Our Jeeps were built with comfort in mind, and to me is the perfect vehicle to whisk you away to an unforgettable sunset desert tour. With its smooth ride, frosty cold air conditioning, power everything, and its incredible off-road capabilities, you’ll sit in total comfort while viewing and learning about the incredible plants and animals that makes up the Sonoran desert. Visit beautiful Lake Saguaro, climb desert hills, then round out your tour with a personally selected Cheese and Fruit Platter and a varietal of wine of your choice, while watching our famous and awe-inspiring Arizona sunset from a mesa-top vantage point. Not soon to be forgotten, and the perfect way to end our incredible Arizona days. Minimum of 2 people is required. This tour is not to be missed if your visiting the Scottsdale or Phoenix area.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$675.00
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Private Sonoran Desert 4 Person U Drive Jeep Experience / Scottsdale

Private Sonoran Desert 4 Person U Drive Jeep Experience / Scottsdale

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This U Drive Guided Jeep Tour takes you offroad in the Tonto National Forest. From the beginner to experienced driver, Desert Dog Offroad Adventures has the trails for you! Let us show you what a Jeep is capable of under the watch of a experienced spotter. It's the only Offroad Jeep Driving Adventure in the area and assuredly not to miss when visiting AZ. For over 22 years Desert Dog Offroad has been the leader in Offroad Experiences. For more information visit our website or check voucher to for the contact details.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sonoran Desert can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 8 Sonoran Desert tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Sonoran Desert 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sonoran Desert costs USD 139.00. Guided Sonoran Desert tours start around USD 139.00 per person. See all 8 Sonoran Desert tickets and tours on Viator.
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