Guided Adventures Near Phoenix & Scottsdale

Half and Full-day guided adventures near Phoenix and Scottsdale
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On AOA’s single-day guided  trips in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert you will learn about the colorful flora, distinctive fauna, geology and cultural history of these unique locations with our knowledgeable, professional guides as you trek, ride or float along. You’ll enjoy an up-close and personal look at the elements that comprise the Sonoran Desert. All of our tour locations have been chosen for their scenic beauty, accessibility, safety, and low volume of visitors. Combined, these factors and you have an unforgettable experience in the Sonoran Desert. We will lead you through the trails, paths and currents and ensure you don’t miss a thing.

Have a look at our diverse all-inclusive single-day tour options or just call us at 866-455-1601 for reservations today.

If we are able to add a single guest to an existing reservation, the tour charge for 1 guest will be reduced by 50%.

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1/2 Day Road Bike Tour

Learn more about a half day guided road bike tour with AOA
Our guided 1/2 day road bike tour is available for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders.
1 Person: $90 pp
2-3 People: $45 pp
4 or more: $36 pp
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Year-round

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1/2 Day Mountain Bike Tour

Go on a guided half day mountain bike tour with AOA
Our guided 1/2 day mountain bike tours include a bike and take place at McDowell Mountain Regional Park or in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
1 Person: $280 pp
2-3 People: $140 pp
4 or more: $112 pp
Duration: 2-3 hours
Season: Year-round

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1/2 Day Neighborhood Bike Tour

Go on a guided neighborhood bike tour with AOA
Our guided 1/2 day neighborhood bike tour is a great way to get some casual exercise and do sightseeing around Scottsdale’s beautiful green spaces, waterways and friendly corridors.
1 Person: $140 pp
2-3 People: $70 pp
4 or more: $56 pp
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Year-round

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1/2 Day Kayaking Tour

Learn more about our guided half day kayaking tours
Our guided 1/2 day kayak tour on the lower Salt River is a great way too cool off, see a new side of the desert and get some upper-body exercise.
1 Person: $350 pp
2-3 People: $175 pp
4 or more: $140 pp
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Year-round

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1/2 Day Mild Rafting Tour

Learn more about our guided half day rafting tours
Our guided 1/2 day rafting tour is a scenic, relaxing float down the lower Salt River and perfect for groups and families.
4-7 People: $150 pp
8 or more: $120 pp
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Year-round

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1/2 Day Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Learn more about our guided half day SUP tours
Our guided 1/2 day SUP tours are great for learning new skills on the paddleboard and exploring unique desert oases.
1 Person: $280 pp
2-3 People: $140 pp
4 or more: $112 pp
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Year-round

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1/2 Day Hiking Tour

Go on a half day guided hiking tour with AOA
Our guided 1/2 day hiking tours take place in various trails around Scottsdale and Phoenix and are the best way to learn about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the Sonoran Desert.
1 Person: $140 pp
2-3 People: $65 pp
4 or more: $52 pp
Duration: 2-3 hours
Season: Year-round

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Full Day Adventure Tours

Go on a full day guided adventure with AOA
Combine two activities to create an exciting day of outdoor fun in Phoenix and Scottsdale! Spend the morning on the trails and the afternoon cooling off on the river.
1 Person: $600 pp
2-3 People: $300 pp
4 or more: $240 pp
Duration: 1 day
Season: Year-round

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Grand Canyon Fly & Hike (Full-day)

Fly to the Grand Canyon via helicopter and hike the South Kaibab Trail with AOA
On our guided Grand Canyon Fly & Hike tour you’ll fly from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon, hike the South Rim and fly back- a day filled with exhilarating, beautiful views.
3-7 People: $667 pp
Duration: 1 day
Season: Year-round

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TIPS FOR PLANNING A TRIP TO SCOTTSDALE/PHOENIX

Rafting down the Salt River near Phoenix, Mesa, and Scottsdale is a perfect way to cool off and relax on a warm day in the desert.  Incredible mountain views, professional guides, wild horses, there’s so many reasons to go class 1 rafting on the lower Salt River.

No matter where you’re mountain biking, it’s always important to be prepared for your ride. We’ve compiled a list of items you should always carry on your mountain bike ride.

Whether you’re on vacation or a local looking to get outdoors in the Scottsdale and greater Phoenix area, we have a few suggestions on some more fun ways to get out and explore the desert!

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve covers 30,000 acres of untainted, open Sonoran Desert for hiking, mountain biking and more. The preserve is one of the main areas where we lead guided mountain biking and hiking tours. You can learn more about this special place here.

AOA operates guided rafting, kayaking, and SUP tours in cooperation with and under permit of our sister company Desert Voyagers by the Tonto National Forest.