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Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour at Sunset

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Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour at Sunset

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Scottsdale’s 2019-2020 #1 ranked TripAdvisor outdoor activity. Our rigorous Sunset Desert Jeep Tour is a bumpy off-road sightseeing tour through the scenic trails of the Tonto National Forest, connected to Scottsdale, Arizona. Experience a world-famous Arizona sunset as our professional tour guides teach you about the Sonoran desert flora, fauna, and Native American history. At sunset, we will stop at our panoramic lookout point overseeing the historic Great Western Trail. Vehicles used: Modified open-air Jeep Gladiator (14 seats), Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (6 seats), and Jeep YJ (7 seats). Off-Road Jeep Adventures is a special recreation permit-holder through the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Cave Creek Ranger District.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.26
$79.00
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Sonoran Desert 2 Hour Guided ATV Adventure

Sonoran Desert 2 Hour Guided ATV Adventure

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Take a rip through the desert on four wheels. Your adventure guide knows all the best trails in the area and---after a safety orientation and quick lesson in ATV driving, you’ll be off on an adventure of your own. This tour is a great way to explore the vast Sonoran Desert and have fun with some new friends.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$230.30
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$230.30
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Sonoran Desert Hummer Night Tour and Critter Hunt

Sonoran Desert Hummer Night Tour and Critter Hunt

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When visiting Phoenix, experience the Sonoran Desert on a night tour by Hummer, 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 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.00
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$185.00

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Phoenix Indoor Skydiving Experience with 2 Flights & Personalized Certificate

Phoenix Indoor Skydiving Experience with 2 Flights & Personalized Certificate

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Try skydiving without the death-defying heights and high price-tag of jumping from an airplane! This indoor skydiving experience at iFly Phoenix simulates the adrenaline rush of a freefall in the safe and adjustable environment. Enter the state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel and benefit from one-to-one assistance from your instructor as you master basic manoeuvres, soar high into the air, or (depending on your experience level) perform thrilling aerial stunts.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.31
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Rappelling Adventure in Scottsdale

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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$147.12
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Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour at Sunset

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Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour - Morning or Afternoon

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Water Canyon Adventure

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Half Day Sonoran Desert Mountain Biking Tour

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2-Hour Arizona Desert Guided E-Bike Tour

2-Hour Arizona Desert Guided E-Bike Tour

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If you’ve ever ridden an e-bike, you know how fun they can be. And if you’re new to the sport, there’s nowhere better to test the waters than the picturesque Arizona desert. Starting at the Sundial town center, set out on an adventure with a local guide. Cruise through the desert, learn about local flora and fauna, and get great photos and video along the way.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.49
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Sonoran Desert H1 Hummer Adventure

Sonoran Desert H1 Hummer Adventure

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The rugged landscape of the Superstition Mountains is not easily conquered, but accessing the dry, cactus-laden desert trails is no problem if you’re riding in a Hummer H1. This extreme adventure gives you a serious adrenaline rush as your guide hurtles you down the Bulldog Canyon trail, enjoying the unspoiled beauty of the desert back country.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.87
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Desert Off Road Tours in Scottsdale

Desert Off Road Tours in Scottsdale

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Access the Sonoran Desert in a real 'off the beaten path' way. Ride in a military-grade, off-road vehicle with a professional guide. Learn about the unique geology, vegetation and wildlife of the desert; understand the fascinating history of this private reserve. Alternate between high-octane adventure and relaxing time taking photographs and appreciating the solitude of the backcountry.
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  • 2 hours 10 minutes
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$168.94
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Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour - Morning or Afternoon

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Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour - Morning or Afternoon

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Our rigorous Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour is a low-speed, bumpy sightseeing tour of the scenic Sonoran desert via the Tonto National Forest. Learn about the Sonoran desert flora and fauna on the most scenic trails in the Scottsdale area. Your daytime tour will trek through spectacular Jeep trails leading to the Verde River, where guests can catch a glimpse of our roaming wild horse population. Vehicles used: Modified open-air Jeep Gladiator (14 seats), Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (6 seats), and Jeep YJ (7 seats). Off-Road Jeep Adventures is a special recreation permit-holder through the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Cave Creek Ranger District and the U.S. Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.55
$89.00
$4.45 savings
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2-Person Guided U-Drive ATV Sand Buggy Tour

2-Person Guided U-Drive ATV Sand Buggy Tour

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What’s better than driving a custom-built 400cc 2-seat desert buggy over cool terrain with your best bud by your side? How about having a guide to lead the way so you don’t get lost and die! Ha ha ha, no but really… Anyways our customer reviews on this tour are through the roof! This isn’t some slow-speed, single file ATV tour. This is a smile-a-second ride through super-cool desert track; rock gardens, sandy washes, twisty canyons, and technical two track. We bring the buggies, the helmets, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. You bring you and see why this is the funnest desert tour out there! Minimum of 2 people per buggy is required.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$399.00
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$399.00
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M-1009 Blazer Off Road Sonoran Desert Adventure

M-1009 Blazer Off Road Sonoran Desert Adventure

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Blaze a new trail through the Sonoran Desert on this 4x4 adventure. From your seat in the back of a military grade Chevy M1009 Blazer, you’ll have the perfect vantage point to enjoy the stark beauty of the desert. These vehicles have been equipped to ensure that no matter how rocky and wild the path gets, you will ride in comfort.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.63
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After Dark Desert Tour and Navigating the Night Sky

After Dark Desert Tour and Navigating the Night Sky

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Discover the stars above the desert of Arizona on a 3-hour walking tour at night that departs from Scottsdale. Get away from the light pollution of the city when you enter the desert, and learn from your guide about basic astronomy and ancient navigation traditions of local indigenous peoples. Telescopes and binoculars are provided for better viewing, along with black lights and flashlights for the walk.
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  • 3 hours
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$165.59
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2-Person Guided U-Drive ATV Sand Buggy Tour

2-Person Guided U-Drive ATV Sand Buggy Tour

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This is an exciting off-road/racing styled adventure in Arizona's Sonoran Desert you won't want to miss! With a guide, drive through some of the finest off-road trails, washes, and hillsides aboard a sand buggy for an adrenaline-filled adventure.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$399.00
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$399.00

Water Canyon Adventure

Water Canyon Adventure

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Join a small group for a high country canyoning tour that takes you into the heart of Arizona’s natural wonders. Your guide might lead you through a pine forest, down rocks in a slippery wonderland, through the cool waters of natural pools, and rappelling down a 40-foot waterfall. This active tour is suitable for people with high levels of fitness, and includes the use of necessary equipment.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.00
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$178.00

1.5-Hour Scottsdale E-Bike Tours - 10am Departure

1.5-Hour Scottsdale E-Bike Tours - 10am Departure

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Hop on an electric bicycle for a leisurely and informative tour of Scottsdale. Known for its upscale vibe, spas, resorts, and golf courses, the city's surrounding natural beauty is equally impressive. This eight-mile morning ride is perfect for first-time visitors and getting acquainted with the city. A state-of-the-art earbud system allows you to hear your tour guide's safety instructions and historical narration.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$49.00
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$49.00

Party Bike Pub Crawl of Old Town Scottsdale

Party Bike Pub Crawl of Old Town Scottsdale

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The best way to experience any city is by bike. The best way to experience Scottsdale is drunk! Get the best of both worlds during this 2-hour party bike pub crawl through Old Town. Perfect for any celebration, you and up to 14 friends will visit three of the best local bars for drink specials and camaraderie via a people-powered superbike (sober pilot included). BYO and a raise a glass to the locals while peddling between bars.
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  • 2 hours
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$59.00
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$59.00

Canyoneering Adventure in Phoenix

Canyoneering Adventure in Phoenix

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Do something incredible when you visit Phoenix. This canyoneering experience will take you places most people never get to go, deep into the red rock canyons outside Scottsdale. This day long adventure takes you rappelling into pools of water, slipping down slides carved from the rock, and hiking short distances in the desert.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$294.67
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Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour

Half-Day Sonoran Desert Hiking Tour

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Spend some time exploring the Sonoran Desert with a guide. Learn about the plants and animals of the Phoenix area while you hike through the rocky landscape in the desert. The hikes are designed to suit a variety of fitness levels and abilities and are customized to accommodate the needs of each group.  
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Desert Canyoneering Adventure

Desert Canyoneering Adventure

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Go desert canyoneering with a small group on this full-day adventure in Phoenix. Rappel into the Sonoran Desert canyon, rock hop down a dry stream bed, crawl under enormous boulders, and figure out climbing puzzles. You'll get lots of attention from your guide as you travel and plenty of instruction to help you complete these multiple activities safely, even if they're all new to you.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.00
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$178.00

1.5-Hour Sonoran Desert Mountain Biking Tour

1.5-Hour Sonoran Desert Mountain Biking Tour

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Seeing the Sonoran desert on two wheels can be memorable. We have lots of options for any level of rider. If you have not been on a bike for a while don't worry we can help you rediscover that talent. We can take care of road cyclists, beginner, intermediate, advanced riders and those of you who just want to enjoy.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.21
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Private Scottsdale Off-Road Jeep Tour

Private Scottsdale Off-Road Jeep Tour

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TripAdvisor's 2020 #1 ranked outdoor activity. Our Private Scottsdale Off-Road Jeep Tour is a thrilling guide-led adventure on the most scenic and rigorous Sonoran desert trails in the Scottsdale area. Our upgraded Jeeps are equipped with 37-inch tires and full trail armor in order to navigate the most rigorous Jeep trails. Your professional tour guide will ensure a safe, enjoyable experience. Rigorous terrain aside, you will enjoy spectacular sights of the most beautiful Sonoran desert scenery in the Scottsdale area. Vehicles used: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (6 seats). Private tour: Your Jeep will be private to your group only. Price includes resort pick-up and drop-off. Off-Road Jeep Adventures is a commercial special recreation permit-holder through the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Cave Creek Ranger District and the U.S. Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.00
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Party Bike Private Party Up To 15 People in Old Town Scottsdale

Party Bike Private Party Up To 15 People in Old Town Scottsdale

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Pedal your way around Old Town Scottsdale on a multi-passenger party bike with your own private group of up to 15 people. This BYOB party on wheels is perfect for tourists visiting Scottsdale, groups of friends or co-workers, and special events. The party bike comes equipped with a sound system, LED lights, and coolers. Plus, your guide can suggest stops and help customize your itinerary to your preferences.
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  • 2 hours
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$599.00
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Half Day Sonoran Desert Mountain Biking Tour

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Half Day Sonoran Desert Mountain Biking Tour

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Seeing the Sonoran desert on two wheels can be memorable. We have lots of options for any level of rider. If you have not been on a bike for a while don't worry we can help you rediscover that talent. If you are a road cyclist and or an intermediate and experienced mountain biker we have you covered too. We have a fleet of hard tail and full suspension mountain bikes for an enjoyable ride. Our guides have many years and levels of experience on the mountain bike to show you a safe, fun and fantastic time. All bike tours include use of a Marin Performance Hardtail Mountain Bike, helmet, gloves, snacks, bottles of water, sunscreen and a professional, medically trained guide. Pedal preference? No worries. And we love riders of all ages, so if the kids have joined you on your getaway to the Valley of the Sun, bring them along! As long as they can ride a bike, of course! Meet your guide at Brown's Ranch Trailhead, 30301 N. Alma School Parkway, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.72
$155.90
$31.18 savings
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$124.72
$155.90
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Scottsdale E-Bike Tours w/ Pedal Assist & Throttle - 10am - 1.5 Hours

Scottsdale E-Bike Tours w/ Pedal Assist & Throttle - 10am - 1.5 Hours

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See Scottsdale on a Electric Bike Tour with easy throttle and pedal assist. You don't have to pedal if you don't want! Listen to tour guide narration and safety instructions with an audio receiver. On this 1.5 hour tour you are guaranteed create fun memories and learn a lot of about the area. If you have never ridden an Electric Bike with Easy Throttle and pedal assist, you're missing out! They are super easy to ride and you won't break a sweat if you don't want to!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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