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From Phoenix or Scottsdale: Horseback Riding & Sedona Tour

1. From Phoenix or Scottsdale: Horseback Riding & Sedona Tour

Join this private full-day horseback riding and outdoor adventure excursion and see the best views of Sedona. Begin with a sightseeing horseback ride in the Dead Horse Ranch State Park followed by lunch and a scenic Sedona day tour. Start with an early pickup from your accommodation in Phoenix or Scottsdale. Arrive at the ranch around and prepare yourself for a horseback ride through the Verde Valley with stunning views of Sedona. After the ride, head to Sedona for a delicious lunch at one of Sedona's finest restaurants for an unforgettable dining experience, followed by a world-class outdoor adventure and guided tour of Sedona and the surrounding areas. End the experience with a transfer back to your accommodation.

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Scottsdale: Half-Day Desert Discovery Eco-Tour in a Tesla

2. Scottsdale: Half-Day Desert Discovery Eco-Tour in a Tesla

Start the day with pickup at your hotel or residence in a luxury, eco-friendly Tesla Model X SUV. First, take short hike through a desert canyon at the beloved Lake Pleasant regional park. Enjoy the scenic views and even have the opportunity to splash in the water. Next, drive along the famous Desert Foothills Scenic Drive. See craggy tors, remnants of ancient granite batholiths. Enjoy plenty of opportunities to photograph stands of the world-famous Saguaro Cactus. After the scenic drive, arrive at "Water to Water" by artists Christine Tanz and Paul Edwards. This piece of public art explores how Scottsdale has harnessed water and used it to build a thriving city. Visit the Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden, a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat, and learn about water conservation and nature appreciation. Lastly, explore the epic waterfalls at Arizona Falls, a recommissioned hydroelectric power plant from the early 1900s. Here you will learn the science of water delivery and power production that takes place in Arizona, before being returned to your pickup point.

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From Phoenix/Scottsdale: Sedona Red Rock Run Jeep Tour

3. From Phoenix/Scottsdale: Sedona Red Rock Run Jeep Tour

Embark on a full-day Sedona Red Rock Run Jeep Tour and outdoor adventure in the stunning Sedona area. Start with a morning pickup from your hotel or selected pickup location in Phoenix or Scottsdale. On the way up to Sedona, stop at Montezuma's Castle Native American Ruins. See the ancient cliff dwellings of the Southern Sinagua Native Americans, which were built between 1000-1400 AD. Following Montezuma's Castle, make your way into Sedona for more sightseeing before heading to lunch at one of Sedona's best local restaurants. Explore the magnificent scenery of the Red Rocks State Park during a Jeep tour. Get some final sights of the city and red rock region before taking a transfer back to your destination in Pheonix or Scottsdale.

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From Scottsdale: Multi-Stop Guided Grand Canyon Day Tour

4. From Scottsdale: Multi-Stop Guided Grand Canyon Day Tour

Following an early morning pickup at 6:30 AM from your accommodation in Scottsdale or Phoenix, head in direction of the Grand Canyon, one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders. After an approximately 4-hour car ride, arrive at the Canyon and get ready for a scenic driving tour with multiple stops for great views and pictures as well as a walking tour. Drive along Route 66 for a brief visit in the historic Williams, Arizona and then, enjoy your catered box lunch overlooking the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Learn about the profound history, culture, and local artistry from your guide and get a sense of stepping back in time.  Then it's time to head back in direction of Scottsdale. En route, you'll stop at the popular Navajo Trading Post for some Native American history and knowledge before heading home with an arrival time between 6:30 and 7:30 PM.

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From Phoenix/Scottsdale: Sedona Hiking & Wine Tasting Tour

5. From Phoenix/Scottsdale: Sedona Hiking & Wine Tasting Tour

Enjoy a full-day private excursion and see Sedona from all the best vantage points. Start the day off with a morning pickup from your hotel in Phoenix or Scottsdale and a comfortable transfer to Sedona. Embark on a 1.5 - 2 hour hike in the scenic Sedona countryside, making your way through the beautiful Red Rocks. Stop for lunch at one of Sedona's finest restaurants for a memorable dining experience. Continue to 2 premier vineyards in Page Springs for an unforgettable wine tasting experience and a full wine tour at each vineyard. At the end of the day, arrive back at your hotel in Phoenix or Scottsdale.

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Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale: Evening Tour in a Tesla

6. Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale: Evening Tour in a Tesla

Enjoy an evening tour in an eco-friendly Tesla with stops in Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale. See modern art like "Her Secret is Patience" or the glowing Frank Llyod Wright spire. Start the evening with pickup from your accommodation in an eco-friendly Tesla Model X SUV. Stretch your legs on a stroll along a lakeside boardwalk in the heart of downtown Tempe. Enjoy the scenic views on the boardwalk and learn about how important this lake is to the community. Next, drive along the Red Mountain Freeway which offers spectacular views of the Tempe and Phoenix evening skylines. After a short drive, arrive at a 145-ft-tall aerial sculpture called "Her Secret is Patience." Admire this piece by Janet Echelmen that depicts the ever-changing flux of the desert winds. It reminds onlookers of the importance of sustainable practices in everyday life. Head to the USS Arizona Memorial Gardens to learn about how the history of Arizona is deeply rooted in military sacrifice. Lastly, explore the mysterious Frank Llyod Wright spire, a modern-day relic of what could have been Arizona's future. Learn about Wright's vision for Arizona and his architectural methods what have impacted the city before returning to your accommodation.

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Scottsdale: Camelback Mountain Private Hiking Tour

7. Scottsdale: Camelback Mountain Private Hiking Tour

Hike the iconic Camelback Mountain with a knowledgeable guide on this private tour. Challenge yourself with trails ascending 1,420 feet to a summit resembling the hump of a camel's back. Be rewarded with 360-degree views of the surrounding city. This is a very tough hike and is not for beginner hikers, those who are not in good hiking shape, or young children. Part of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, Camelback gets its name from its two rock formations that resemble the head and back of a kneeling camel. This hike takes 2.5 to 3 hours to get to the summit and return to the parking lot. The views are breathtaking and serve as a great opportunity for a photo op. Choose either to get picked up from your location in the Phoenix or Scottsdale area, or meet your guide at the trailhead. The transportation option is available for groups of 6 or more.

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Scottsdale: Mountain Biking and Brewery Tour

8. Scottsdale: Mountain Biking and Brewery Tour

Experience the natural landscapes and local flavors of Arizona on this Scottsdale mountain biking and brewery tour. Hit the trail on a 2-hour guided biking tour through the McDowell Sonoran Preserve followed by a visit to local breweries for lunch and a well-deserved beer tasting. The desert trails of Arizona offer some of the most diverse and fun mountain biking that you can find. After your ride through nature, finish your experience enjoying some local craft beer. Visit two Arizona breweries for lunch and up to 6 beer tastings per flight. This tour is suitable for all skill levels from first-time mountain bikers to highly proficient and skilled riders. There will be plenty of options to make your ride the best experience possible.

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What people are saying about Scottsdale

Great experience, and our guide Tyler was very kind and respectful