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Phoenix Zoo: One Day General Admission Ticket

1. Phoenix Zoo: One Day General Admission Ticket

Nestled on 125 acres within the beautiful Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo is a wondrous place of curiosity, imagination, and discovery. The zoo is one of the largest non-profit zoos in the U.S., caring for over 3,000 animals with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened and endangered species. It features over 3,000 animals, including Bornean Orangutans, Asian Elephants, Sumatran Tigers, Komodo Dragons, Masai Giraffes, and more. It's a great place to create memories that will last a lifetime. Other animals include the African Lion, Giraffe, Zebra, Mexican Gray Wolf, Ringtail, Golden Eagle, Sloth, Cotton-Top Tamarin, Dalmatian Pelican, Orangutan, Asian Elephant, Jaguar, Cheetah, Coyote, and Komodo Dragon. The Zoo features approximately 2.5 miles of walking paths and is divided into Arizona, Africa, Tropics, and Children’s trails. Usually, the Africa and Tropics Trails take about an hour each and the Arizona and Children’s Trails take about half an hour each. It is recommended that you take approximately three hours to see the entire Zoo, depending on the size and ages of your group in addition to how fast you walk.

Page: Upper Antelope Canyon Walking Tour & Entrance Ticket

2. Page: Upper Antelope Canyon Walking Tour & Entrance Ticket

Discover the Upper Antelope Canyon with a combo entry ticket and guided walking tour. Enjoy a scenic ride to the canyon before venturing on a guided walking tour with a Navajo local. After driving to the check-in point at the Upper Antelope Canyon office, a Navajo guide will transfer you (approx.3 miles) to the entrance of the canyon. Follow your guide through the canyon while listening to stories of culture and knowledge of the Navajo people and the geology of the land. Get more out of your photos with unique camera angles shared by your guide. Learn about the formation process of the surrounding scenery as you wander through the canyon. Lastly, return back to the check-in point/parking lot.

SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium General Admission

3. SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium General Admission

Explore the magical underwater world at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium. Come see thousands of creatures including sharks, rays, and sea turtles. Touch a sea star or walk through the incredible 360-degree ocean tunnel. Marvel at over 30 unique displays and encounter these amazing creatures from the graceful jellyfish, the beautiful seahorse, or the clever sea turtle. Get up close and personal with the local residents of Arizona’s Salt River at the freshwater exhibit. Come see the Shoaling Ring and watch as hundreds of barred flagtails swim around you. Discover the Bay of Rays and be mesmerized by the happy and smiley rays. Escape to the Temple of the Seahorse and see these mythical creatures up close.  Escape to a kaleidoscope of color at the Coral Reef exhibit. The Coral Reef is bustling with their underwater cities teeming with fish that come in every shape, color, and pattern you can imagine. Visit the Conservation Cove exhibit and learn about how SEA LIFE Arizona works to develop a system of care and best practices to protect the oceans and its creatures.

Sedona: Scenic Rim Pink Jeep Tour

4. Sedona: Scenic Rim Pink Jeep Tour

Experience the true majesty of red rock formations from 2,000 feet up on this Mogollon Rim Jeep tour. See some of earth's most beautiful formations and blaze a trail through stunning rugged terrain from the safety and comfort of a Jeep Wrangler. See both the lowland deserts and the Ponderosa pine forests of the high mountains from a completely new perspective, and enjoy some fantastic photo opportunities. During the tour, you'll have all the places of importance pointed out and narrated by the on-board tour guide, and have plenty of opportunity to snap to your heart's content for shots for your photo album. Apart from the occasional stop to stretch your legs, you'll see most of the countryside from a state-of-the-art Jeep Wrangler, which has more to it than meets the eye. Whether it's traversing intense hills , or smoothly riding down super-steep valleys, you'll be amazed at what this vehicle can do.

The Grand Canyon Classic Tour From Sedona, AZ

5. The Grand Canyon Classic Tour From Sedona, AZ

Considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is a must-see. Make the most of your visit with this scenic tour filled with incredible views. Your tour begins with a ride through the scenic red rocks of Sedona, through Oak Creek Canyon — one of the top scenic drives in America. Continue through the Ponderosa Pines of Flagstaff, past the dormant volcanoes of the San Francisco Peaks, and on to the Navajo Reservation with a stop at the Historic Cameron Trading Post. Your journey continues, providing you with a breathtaking view of the western edge of the Painted Desert and the Little Colorado River Gorge on your way to the Grand Canyon. Once inside the magnificent Grand Canyon National Park, take in the beautiful views of the canyon and Colorado River at Desert View. Climb to the top of the Watchtower Observatory for amazing panoramic views. Visit the East and South Rims of the Grand Canyon from which the spectacular views of the Colorado River Gorge and the buttes of the South Rim can be viewed. Enjoy a mile-long nature walk along the South Rim to admire the natural beauty of the park. After, there is optional time to explore Grand Canyon Village, where many historic buildings are located.

Canyons & Cowboys: 2-Hour Jeep Tour from Sedona

6. Canyons & Cowboys: 2-Hour Jeep Tour from Sedona

Step back in time to the Wild West on this guided jeep tour from Sedona to the Dry Creek Basin. Capture stunning pictures of the Sedona Red Rocks and visit an old homestead at the “Van Derin” cabin. Meet your guide at the pickup point in Sedona and hop aboard a comfortable jeep. Travel thorugh a scenic wonderland surrounded by 7 majestic canyons into historic Dry Creek Basin. Relive early cowboy days with tales of murder and moonshine at the old “Van Derin” cabin, a focal point of your tour permitted only to selected jeep tour companies. Connect with the pioneer spirit of this marvelous land at this historical homestead. Listen as your guide shares their facinating knowledge of the uniquely shaped and colored Sedona Red Rock formations. Return to your meeting point in Sedona at the end of your tour.

Tucson: Botanical Gardens Admission Ticket

7. Tucson: Botanical Gardens Admission Ticket

Founded in 1964, the Tucson Botanical Gardens is a historic property in mid-town Tucson located on the site of the Porter property. The Canadian Garden Council named it one of the “Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Traveling For.” Distinctive features include mature trees, expertly cultivated foliage, specialty gardens, and a magical butterfly exhibit that’s home to over 400 butterflies from 11 countries. The tropical butterfly exhibit features hundreds of butterflies and beautiful blooming orchids. Keep your eyes peeled for hummingbirds, cardinals, quail, butterflies, olive trees, dwarf citrus trees, bearded iris, wildflowers, and cacti. There’s also art exhibits and galleries and the chance to have breakfast or lunch in an outdoor setting.

Off-Road Segway Tour: Scottsdale, Fort McDowell

8. Off-Road Segway Tour: Scottsdale, Fort McDowell

Experience Arizona in this off-road Segway Tour in the Sonoran Desert; the most exciting adventure in the Scottsdale Area! Warm temperatures, blue skies, and breath-taking scenery create the most perfect oasis; you will be so glad you came out. Your tour operates by special permit on the Fort McDowell Native American Reservation and takes place off the beaten path on beautiful desert trails located near the Verde River at the base of Four Peaks Mountain. The Segway is perfect for the terrain and relaxed atmosphere of the Sonoran Desert. It allows you to experience the desert first-hand and offers the best wind-in-your-hair adventure to share with your friends and family. It is an experience that you will remember forever. Your guide will provide you with information about the Yavapai Nation, as well as the unique flora and fauna you are seeing; everything from the great saguaros to bald eagles and wild horses. Please dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Includes Cone Zone safety training and the best Segway guides in The West.

Sedona: Cliff Hanger Trail

9. Sedona: Cliff Hanger Trail

Drive through the high desert of Arizona aboard this exclusive Hummer adventure. Admire the vast expanse of the desert under the beautiful Arizona sun. Travel off the beaten path and onto some of the unruly trails to take in the magnificent views of stunning Red Rock Range. Roam through the backcountry of Sedona's western canyons and learn about Sedona's Wild West and Native American Culture.

From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon South Rim Full-Day Tour

10. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon South Rim Full-Day Tour

Visit Grand Canyon National Park where you can relax, hike the trails, explore the beautiful surroundings, and take in breathtaking views from the South Rim. You’ll have a full 3 hours at the Park. When you arrive at the Visitor's Center you’ll have the option of walking along the 2.5 mile paved trail leading to Mather Point and Grand Canyon Village. From these locations you can enjoy panoramic views of the Canyon, the Phantom Ranch, and the Colorado River. Along the trail you’ll enjoy the breezes that pass through the pinion and juniper pines. You can walk out to the railed rim and view the majestic beauty of one of the 7 Wonders of the World. If you like, you can continue hiking along the rim, finishing up at either Grand Canyon Village or Yavapai Point. Another option is to simply hop on the shuttle bus and head back to Grand Canyon Village! Your tour includes a nutritious breakfast and bottled water, in addition to a box lunch to enjoy at your leisure. The picnic-style box lunch includes a choice of a roast beef, ham, turkey, or vegetarian sandwich.

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What people are saying about Arizona

Our tour was with Taadidiin Tours. It was incredible -- the tour guide was friendly, funny, knowledgeable, accommodating, and also a whiz with getting the best pictures. The canyon itself is gorgeous, and it was not too crowded so we got to spend time, look around, learn, ask questions, etc. Would definitely tour with them again!!! So glad we went, and with this company which we had not heard of prior to our visit.

Incredible! We were able to walk entirety of the lower canyon. Pictures cant do this place justice, but Jose our tour guide, was able to get a few breath taking photos of us. would 10/10 recommend. Like banana bread at work.

we were lucky to get a slot last minute for midday, when the sun ☀️ is highest and colors are most impressive

Gabe our guide was great! The experience overall was amazing my pictures turned out beautiful!

Sheldon made the trip even better than we imagined. He was friendly and very knowledgeable.