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After Dark Desert Tour and Navigating the Night Sky

Paradise Valley, United States
After Dark Desert Tour and Navigating the Night Sky

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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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.
  • Insightful commentary shared by the guide
  • Telescopes, flashlights, and snacks are provided
  • Easy walking tour suitable for most people
  • See more stars and planets from the desert
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5:00 PM
We can pick up at just about any hotel in the Phoenix area.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not Applicable
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY My Arizona Guide
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Romantic evening
, Apr 2022
Dave was so knowledgeable about Arizona’s history and landscape. It was a lovely evening of star gazing.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
It was a pleasure to meet you both and I look forward to an opportunity to share more of Arizona with you.
Green Bay Packer fans visiting the desert
, Oct 2021
A MUST Do when visiting Arizona!!! David was an AMAZING tour guide. He knew a plethora of knowledge about the state and surrounding terrain. Once we arrived to our designated area he set up food and drinks and he shared with us some creepy crawlers that he asked if he could bring along. Once the stars came out to play it was a sight to see. He gave us binoculars and set up a telescope in order for us to experience seeing Jupiter and its moons and Ring's of Saturn up close and personal. We felt completely safe on our journey and enjoyed his personality.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
It was a great evening! Thank you for the review. I hope to share more with you in the future. The football game was fun too! Have fun and leave only footprints. David
Engaging and enjoyable experience
, Jun 2021
Had a wonderful time hearing history of Scottsdale, local Indian tribes, creatures, agriculture, and the beautiful night skies. Very knowledgeable and engaging guide. UFO siting unconfirmed but we like to think we saw it.
So glad we took this tour
, Apr 2021
What an unforgettable experience! We were picked up by David, who knows everything there is to know about Arizona. We did an easy desert hike and got to experience the uniqueness of the area. He was able to show us everything to see in the night sky. The stars in that area were spectacular. Throughout, David was patient and easygoing. Ever since we have gotten home, my 10 year old son (who is not the easiest kid to engage with) wants to tell everyone about our tour. He even said that our guide was "cool" (which I agree with).
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Wow! Thank you! It was a beautiful evening and it was a pleasure sharing it with you and your family. Best wishes! Stay healthy and safe. Have fun!!
Sonoran Desert Night
, Oct 2020
David was so nice and knowledgeable. He gave us a lot of history tidbits along with a greater understanding of the starry sky!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to spend the evening with you all. I hope our paths cross again soon. Have fun! Stay safe.
Stars o ertje desert
, May 2020
We really enjoyed getting out into the Sonoran desert away from Phoenix to see the stars. David was thoroughly knowledgeable and patient as we peppered him with questions. He also brought along a few reptillian friends to show us. This was a very enjoyable experience and I highly recommend it. Bob Riley
icon Response from Host , May 2020
Thank you Riley family! I love all the questions. I look forward to an opportunity to share more of Arizona with you all. Safe travels.
Wonderous Night Sky
, Mar 2020
My husband and I really enjoyed this experience. It was exciting to listen to the wild life in the Superstition Mountains and watch the constellations and other stars come out as the night sky got darker. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and made the experience a worthwhile and meaningful trip! I would highly recommend it!
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Night sky like no other
, Feb 2020
An amazing experience! We saw Venus, Uranus, Polaris, and many, many constellations in a clear night sky. Dave, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable, patient, and a phenomenal driver- didn’t hit one boulder driving in the desert. He showed us a meteorite. He even waited while we got ice cream for the kids on our way back to the hotel.
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