Phoenix & Scottsdale: Lower Salt River Kayaking Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 3 hours
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Nice day. Good guide/driver. The tour was well paced with many stops. Enjoyed the scenery throughout the drive as well as scenic walks. It was a very picturesque time of year (early May) and pleasant temps. My personal favorite stop was Tortilla Flat. Great little 'old west' stop. The boat ride on Canyon Lake was so peaceful and relaxing. And last, the time at the Ghost/Mining town was a fun finish to the day. All and all a good day!
Tim was a superb guide. First we had a training section with the Segway so we were comfortable going forward, stopping turning left, right, etc. Secondly he was the rarest or rare teachers-he made learning, FUN! He told us the history of the local Indians, he taught us the geography and all about the local cacti. He even had each Segway fitted with a liter of water-it gets hot out in the desert. He also had a great sense of humor.
My hiking guide was Mr. Denny and he was absolutely amazing! Throughout the hike he explained about different type of vegetation and their history. He always made sure that we stopped on a regular basis and I had some water so that I would not get the hydrated. And he was overall a very pleasant and nice man. The trail was perfect. Not too rocky or complicated especially since it was my first time.
The guide, Cactus Jack, was very knowledgeable about the desert, the different types of cactuses, the wildlife, what different desert plants are used for, and even had us taste a cactus. He was also very funny and overall a great guy. The ride was covered, so we were kept out of the sun, but the sides were open so that we could see everything.
The tour guide was very informative and entertaining. Stopping for a "picnic" break half way through was enjoyable because it gave us a chance to meet the other people on the tour. Learned much we did not know about the Sonoran desert, Saguaro cacti and the Yavapai tribal nation. Fort McDowell is a lovely place and very well preserved.