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Phoenix Zoo: One Day General Admission Ticket

1. Phoenix Zoo: One Day General Admission Ticket

Pick up a ticket to the Phoenix Zoo, one of the largest non-profit zoos in the U.S. nestled on 125 acres within the beautiful Papago Park. Explore the home of over 3,000 animals with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened and endangered species. Discover over 2.5 miles of walking paths, divided into Arizona, Africa, Tropics, and Children’s trails, each taking about 1 hour to complete. Admire a variety of inhabitants, including Bornean Orangutans, Asian Elephants, Sumatran Tigers, Komodo Dragons, Masai Giraffes, African Lions, and more. Learn about the threats that endanger many of the species and wildlife you encounter and discover interesting facts about Jurassic ecosystems with animatronic dinosaurs and installations.

From Phoenix: Grand Canyon Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek

2. From Phoenix: Grand Canyon Tour with Sedona and Oak Creek

Take a trip to one of the 7 wonders of the natural world on this day tour of the Grand Canyon National Park. You will be collected from selected hotels or apartments in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa Arizona. The journey north takes you through amazing views of the Saguaro Cactus in the Sonoran Desert. You will travel through the Ponderosa Pine Forests of Flagstaff where the Lowell Observatory is located. Stop among the Red Rocks of Sedona for time to take in the breathtaking scenery and lots of pictures. Travel through Oak Creek Canyon famous the world over for its spectacular scenery. In the afternoon be taken to the Grand Canyon National Park. Stop for pictures of the Red Rocks of Sedona. Make several stops along the South Rim for picture taking and enjoying the incredible views. See the El Tovar Lodge, a former Harvey hotel. Have the afternoon to explore the sublime park and see many of its ecological wonders and natural beauty. Your professional guide will be able to inform you of the history and stories behind this ancient wonder.

From Phoenix, Scottsdale & Tempe: Grand Canyon Day Tour

3. From Phoenix, Scottsdale & Tempe: Grand Canyon Day Tour

Experience the Grand Canyon National Park during this guided tour. Explore the canyon rim with its panoramic views and visit Route 66 with your guide. Start your tour at Route 66. Experience the historic highway in the town of Williams, the last town passed by I-40. Explore this famous location and take the opportunity to purchase lunch in Williams or Grand Canyon. Spend approximately 3 hours within the National Park marveling at the beauty that is the Grand Canyon. Discover historic El Tovar Lodge and Hopi House in Grand Canyon Village. Visit the South Rim and take in the dramatic views — ideal for photographers. Stop into the shop or enjoy your lunch and relax with the best seat in the house.

From Phoenix: Apache Trail & Dolly Steamboat Day Trip

4. From Phoenix: Apache Trail & Dolly Steamboat Day Trip

Come join us on an adventurous tour along the Apache Trail and into the Sonora desert, then take a cruise on Dolly Steamboat through Canyon Lake. Driving into the Superstition Mountains, you will visit Tortilla Flat, a quaint Arizona town with a population of 6! Next, relax on a 90-minute cruise over picturesque Canyon Lake, with its magnificent desert surroundings. Don't forget your camera, as this is the ideal platform from which to snap postcard-perfect landscape photos. Your guide will then lead you into the desert for an explanation of the local flora, including the majestic Saguaro cactus and Arizona's state tree, the Palo Verde.

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What people are saying about Tempe

The many positive reviews of this tour are correct. It’s great! If you don’t have a lot of time, seeing both Sedona and the Grand Canyon in the same day is wonderful. I assume all the guides are very good. Certainly, ours, Tyson, was excellent and added a great deal to our enjoyment and knowledge of the tour! He had lots of great stories, background and trivia! Little things like frequent stops and complimentary water were appreciated. Also, Tyson’s continuing and precise explanation of what we’re doing, where we’re going, where we’re stopping and for how long made for a seamless journey. [Be ready, though.....it’s a long day...12 to 13 hours.]

Our guide, Zane, was very knowledgeable about history for each part of our trip. He maximized our time and made the day very memorable. Highly recommend the day trip to Sedona, Navajo Nation, and the Grand Canyon. If you are interested in trying local eats, recommend the Navajo Taco and the Prickly Pear Milkshake!

Fantastic experience. The guide was super knowledgeable, gave a good history of the area. Very friendly, safe driving & an overall fantastic experience.

Guided tour and tour guide were excellent. Kim was knowledgeable and took great care of us.

Chris was a great guide to the Grand Canyon and gave a phenomenal experience