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From Phoenix: Apache Trail Tour with Canyon Lake Cruise

1. From Phoenix: Apache Trail Tour with Canyon Lake Cruise

With daily departures and convenient pick-up points from most Phoenix metro area hotels, this is the tour to take for a journey to Apache country. You will experience the true spirit of the Sonoran Desert on a full day’s outing. Once you’ve met your guide at your hotel, depart for a drive east in to the Superstition Mountains. You will wind through spectacular Sonoran Desert landscape on the way to Canyon Lake. Before you get there, rest at Goldfield Ghost Town, a fun and fascinating replica of an 1890s mining town. Admission is free, but there are some extras that you might want to enjoy, such as a ride on Arizona’s only narrow gauge train as it circuits the town perimeter. Pan for gold or watch an old West gun fight if you get the chance, or simply stroll and explore the historic buildings and stores. Next you will travel to Tortilla Flat, an authentic remnant of an old West town that is tucked in to the heart of the Tonto National Forest. Here you can grab some lunch and check out who is hanging out at the Ice Cream Parlor. Seat yourself on a bar stool made from real saddles in the Superstition Saloon. The tour continues to Canyon Lake for a 90-minute narrated steamboat cruise. Located at a convenient rest point on the Apache Trail, you will discover fascinating facts about the historic stagecoach route as you watch for the unique wildlife. As you pass through canyons and marvel at rock formations, look out for bald eagles, blue herons, big horn sheep and turkey vultures. Sit back and relax on this leisurely section of the tour. You will soon be heading back through the desert for the return drive to Phoenix.

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Sedona and Grand Canyon Day Tour from Phoenix

2. Sedona and Grand Canyon Day Tour from Phoenix

Witness the stunning scenery of Arizona and see both Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Join this Sedona and Grand Canyon day tour from Phoenix and soak up the breathtaking views along the way. Start your tour in Sedona at Bell Rock Vista and head to the Chapel of the Holy Cross for truly spectacular views. After, have free time in the rustic, old-west district of Uptown to shop, enjoy local cuisine, or visit some of its numerous art galleries. After departing Sedona, relax and take in the scenery on one of Arizona's most scenic drives as you pass through Oak Creek Canyon. Arrive at the majestic Grand Canyon South Rim National Park and stand at two of the most rewarding viewpoints of the Canyon. Enjoy a guided tour at one of the overlooks and free time on your own at the other.

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From Phoenix: Sedona Day Tour With Wine Tasting

3. From Phoenix: Sedona Day Tour With Wine Tasting

Combine the best of all the Sedona area has to offer with this incredible wine tasting day-tour. Travel north from Phoenix through the scenic Black Canyon Hills of the Sonoran Desert, and see the amazing desert plant-life and mountain scenery along the way. Next, admire the picture-perfect view from Bell Rock Vista before heading for the Chapel of the Holy Cross, Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, and then the rustic, old-west district of Uptown. After sight-seeing and admiring the stunning views of Sedona, you can select from a variety of world-class dining options to have an incredible lunch.  On your return to the Phoenix area, pay a visit to Verde Valley and stop for a wine tasting at the gorgeous Page Springs Cellars. Here, the helpful staff will guide you through a tasting of the unique wines this area is quickly becoming known for.

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Apache Trail Full Day Small Group Tour

4. Apache Trail Full Day Small Group Tour

Enjoy the scenic drive down Arizona's first designated "Historic Highway" and scenic byway. This breathtaking road got its start as an Indian route and eventually became the supply route for one of the first reclamation projects in the U.S. It is now a system of four desert lakes, the largest being formed by Roosevelt Dam at the end of the trail. Travel in a 9 or 13-seat vehicle on this small group tour and enjoy a more personalized experience. This 8 hour tour showcases Canyon Lake, where you'll enjoy a 90 minute Dolly Steamboat Cruise. Next, hold on to your hat as you slowly wind up (or down) Fish Creek hill for a casual, guided walk and an unforgettable view of the Superstition Mountain Wilderness. Then, it's on to colorful Tortilla Flat and the ghost town of Goldfield where you’ll get picture perfect glimpses into Arizona's rambunctious past.

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Scottsdale: Mountain Biking and Brewery Tour

5. 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

Our tour was so great!!! Our tour guide Jon was super helpful. He was knowledgeable about the scenic views, shares a lot of facts and tricks. He also takes AMAZING PICTURES! Plus he considers the participants and looks for clean restroom stops, best deals for gifts and food etc. The van was also super comfortable, we were lucky to be the only ones in the tour so there was enough space. It was also complete with sanitary wipes, trash bins, chargers, water etc. I could not ask for more. THIS IS TRIP IS DEFINITELY THE BEST. Thanks Jon!

The scenery of Sedona and the Grand Canyon was spectacular. However what made this trip truly special was the historical and geological knowledge of our guide Jonathan from AZ Scenic Tours.

Our guide Noel was great!! Very knowledgeable and nice!! He had so much to tell us all the way to the canyon. Made our trip enjoyable. Loved our trip!

Noel our Guide was well informed and interesting. He was flexible with our preferences for our adventure.

Bobby was a great guide. We saw some amazing sites