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Sonoran Desert Hummer Night Tour and Critter Hunt

Scottsdale, United States

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • 4-hour night tour of the Sonoran Desert by Hummer 4WD vehicle, from Phoenix
  • Take on rough terrain on a Hummer tour that goes deep into the Sonoran Desert
  • See desert creatures that only come out at night
  • Learn from your knowledgeable guide about the region's animals, plants and history
Hummer tour
Professional guide
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off (unless option selected)

Departure Point

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After pickup from select Phoenix-area hotels (if option selected) or meeting at the designated spot, your knowledgeable guide takes you out in the Hummer to begin your night tour in the Sonoran Desert. If you're lucky, conditions will allow you to see an amazing sunset over the desert landscape as you zoom along.

After sundown, the desert takes on a different atmosphere. The mighty saguaro cactus, known as the 'Sentinel of the Desert,' stands tall as nocturnal creatures stir from their shelter after the desert heat subsides. Rugged and majestic mountains transform into huge, sleeping giants at night.

Go beyond the capacity of a regular car as you roar through the desert in your Hummer, 4-wheeling over sand, dirt and hills with stops along the way to search for critters such as rattlesnakes, coyotes and tarantulas. The tough Hummer allows you to travel deeper into the desert than other tours, while your expert guide shares lots of fascinating stories about the wildlife, ecology and history of this part of the American Southwest.

At the end of approximately four hours, your guide returns you to your starting point where your tour ends.
Stop At:  
Sonoran Desert National Monument
The Sonoran Desert is a magical place where you will experience the flora and fauna of the desert. It is never the same and always unpredictable. The minimum amount of people to book this tour is 4 people.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Desert Dog Offroad Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Sonoran Desert Hummer Night Tour and Critter Hunt?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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32 Reviews
1 star
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Night Desert Tour
, Mar 2020
Kevin was our tour guide and he was fabulous and very knowledgeable. He found us the perfect spot to stop for a minute and get out and capture the sunset. We saw some wild mustangs, a fox, and a jack rabbit! So glad i booked this! It was just me and my boyfriend, this was not a group tour.
, Jun 2019
Had a fantastic time. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area and was very personable. Beautiful sights and fun ride. Got to see wildlife too and that made it so much better!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thanks you for the review! Kevin, your guide does an amazing job describing the desert and all of its wonderful creatures that live in it.
Desert up close
Joyce y
, Jul 2018
This was a good excursion; we didn't see any creatures or wild horses but the drive was exhilarating and the commentary was exceptional.
Barb N
, Jul 2018
Had a great time..6 of us ranging from 9 to 70 in age. ALL of us really enjoyed the tour. Saw the most beautiful sunset. Tour guide was considerate of 1 from our party who had height fears..took the steep hills with consideration engaged him in desert animal talks. Will go again when visiting the area
The tour was nice and the driver was...
Harry P
, Apr 2018
The tour was nice and the driver was very informative. I was not happy about not being picked up at the Hotel we selected. The Company Desert Dog did not want to travel to that location so we had to drive to Fountain Hills to there location. The Company would not make two round trips from Fountain Hills to Goodyear.
What an experience to be riding on a...
Wai Kwan Paul Y
, Feb 2018
What an experience to be riding on a H2 over the desert terrain. Our guide/driver Tim was very informative. Best of all, we came across to this herd of wild horses toward the end of our tour by the lake. It was an unforgetable experience overall!
Our guide was great, took us to a...
, Oct 2017
Our guide was great, took us to a wonderful spot to view the magnificent sunset. He was very knowledgeable and friendly.
John was a great guide and we...
Charlotte T
, Oct 2017
John was a great guide and we enjoyed the ride into the Sonoran Desert to Tonto National Park. The beauty of the cacti, mustangs and hawks will remain with us. John was fun to listen to and his love of AZ shone through.
The tour was wonderful. Our tour...
Kathleen V
, Oct 2017
The tour was wonderful. Our tour guide, Kevin, was very knowledgeable, outgoing and accommodating. We were able to see an absolutely beautiful sunset. We had a great time.
Kevin was awesome! A native of...
Marsha C
, Oct 2017
Kevin was awesome! A native of Phoenix who know everything about the Sonoran Desert. Well worth the time and fee!

Product code: 3121HUM

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