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Tucson & the Sonoma Desert – Tour from Phoenix

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Key Highlights

  • See an incredible variety of regional plants and animals at the Sonoran Desert Museum
  • Admire the historical charm and artistic flair of downtown Tucson
  • Stunning desert landscapes on all sides make for great photo opportunities
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Approx 10 hrs

    Start time

    Start time: 12:15pm
    Duration: Approx 10 hrs

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Phoenix/Scottsdale.
    (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Phoenix / Scottsdale

  • Overview & Itinerary


    A short distance from Phoenix lies the town of Tucson. Surrounded by the Sonoran desert this intriguing city has a fascinating history and has always had a thriving art scene.

    In Tucson your guide will escort your around the historic district as well as leaving you time to explore independently.

    You will also visit the Sonoran Desert Museum, this outdoor homage to Arizona wildlife is part zoo, part botanical garden.


    You will be picked up by air-conditioned coach (vans will be used for smaller groups) from you hotel in Phoenix/Scottsdale for this Best of Tucson tour. You will be accompanied by a guide who knows Tucson inside and out.

    Travel to Tucson, often referred to as The Old Pueblo. One of Arizona’s oldest cities, Tucson boasts rich Spanish heritage and charming Southwest architecture.

    Visit San Xavier Mission with its beautiful art and unique history. Then tour downtown Tucson’s art and historic district with a stop at Old Town Artisans for shopping and lunch on your own.

    Next stop is Sabino Canyon to experience Sonoran Desert vistas by way of a scenic tram ride. There are stops for photographs of this marvelous desert scenery and the Santa Catalina Mountains

    You will be dropped back at your Phoenix/Scottsdale hotel at the end of the tour.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in air-conditioned coach/van
    • English-speaking guide


    • Meals and gratuities
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

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