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A hike through the magical Sonora Desert

guided hike

A hike through the magical Sonora Desert

18 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
guided hike

A hike through the magical Sonora Desert

guided hike

A hike through the magical Sonora Desert

18 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

After meeting at the trailhead and making introductions, we will enter the magical Sonora Desert for a 3 mile journey on any number of world-class trail systems the Tucson region has to offer. Once the hike has begun, as your guide, I will share the natural history of the Sonora Desert with you as well as some fascinating, little known facts about the area. From there, we will continue hiking deeper in to this desert paradise with numerous stops along the way as I share my unique local knowledge and insight with you about the unusual flora and fauna that inhabit the Sonora Desert, including lot's of really interesting information about the majestic Saguaro cactus, which grows nowhere else on the planet. Please be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen and your good camera as there will be plenty of great photo opportunities during this excursion.

Your host

Learn more about Anthony

Anthony

I am a Sonora Desert Specialist and know Tucson and it's surrounding areas like the back of my own hand. I have been exploring in and around the Sonora Desert since the mid-1970's and have observed, photographed and studied hundreds of the unusual and unique plant, mammal, reptile and bird species throughout my extensive travels. I enjoy teaching visitors to the area about this special desert environment and feel that educating people about this beautiful place is the best way to preserve it for future generations to come. If you're interested in finding out about other places to visit and great places to eat after your hike is finished, just let me know and I'd be happy to direct you to any number of fine establishments in the Tucson area. Join me on a 2.5 hour jaunt through the most spectacular desert paradise there is on planet Earth.

What's included

Food
Each tour participant will receive 1 granola bar before the tour begins.
Drinks
1 cold, bottled water per tour participant.

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Where you'll be

We will hike through many different trails in the Tucson Mountain Park and you'll learn about the interesting natural history of the Sonora Desert and most likely see some of the fascinating wildlife that inhabits this desert paradise along the way, including mule deer, javelina, jack rabbit, roadrunner and maybe even a bobcat.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable walking on uneven terrain in a wilderness setting.

More tips

Please bring sturdy shoes, a hat, light sweater and extra water / snacks if you think you'll need them. 1 free, bottled water and a granola bar is provided before the tour begins. Gratuities are not expected, but greatly appreciated if you have a great time.

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A hike through the magical Sonora Desert
18 reviews
$29/person
18 reviews
$29/person