|What time do your desert tours start?
Tours start each day at 8:00am,
1:00pm,2:00, 3:00, or 4:00 pm. (Depending on the time of year).
How long are the tours and should
we bring refreshments?
Our tours run approximately 4 hours. We have both morning or
afternoon tours available. All of our custom 4x4 vehicles carry ice packed
coolers. You will be supplied with free sodas or ice cold bottled water on your trip.
|Where do we meet our cowboy guide after we schedule
We will send one of our genuine cowboy guides
directly to your hotel in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area in are
4-wheel vehicles to pick you up. If you are staying at a residence
in Scottsdale we can pick up at homes. Other residences require us
to pick up at a location in Scottsdale. So, if you have lunch or
dinner plans we can pick up at the restaurant of your choosing then
drop you off at the restaurant after the tour.
Where do the tours go?
We have 6 permitted trails in various locations throughout
the valley. These spectacular areas are convenient to hotels in Phoenix and
Scottsdale. We chose the trail that is closest to your hotel.
What do we see?
We drive through the desert on old ranch trails into areas
that are covered with cactus and other unique flora. There is a good chance any of the many different species of wildlife that inhabit the desert
including mountain lion, mule deer, javelina, and rattlesnakes can be seen. Itís like a
jungle safari in the desert: we never know what we are going to see. It is an
adventure that is made fun exciting by our knowledgeable and entertaining
How long is the walk?
The nature walk can be as long or as short as the guest
desires. We can even do the tour without a walk. Everything can be seen from
the vehicle. Or we can take a hike through a canyon or down a steep hill
overlooking Granite Mountain. We tailor make the tour for your enjoyment.
|Why can't I find the prices?
The cost depends on
where we are picking you up and how many people are in your party.
We have discounts for 4 or more that include, family discounts,
senior citizen discounts, seasonal discounts, and AAA discounts.
|How do I tell if the operator has proof of
insurance and should I care?
We are insured for up to $1,000,000 in
or out of the vehicles. You should be able to have the operator's
insurance carrier send you a certificate of insurance or an up-dated copy should be in
How do we know that we are allowed to be on the trails?
All of our trails are permitted through various
government agencies. In the glove compartment of our tour vehicles are the
permits and maps showing where we are allowed to travel. We have the most
permits of any company in the Valley. Other companies can travel only a few
miles through the desert. We have an extensive trail system that covers over 100
miles of trails through the Sonoran Desert. This affords the customer a more
intense desert experience.
Do you use Hummers?
The areas we go to in the Sonoran Desert are off-limits to
wide track vehicles. We go to pristine desert locations that a Hummer cannot
access. Our tour is about experiencing the desert. You can ride in a Hummer
anywhere in the U.S. You can only truly enjoy the Sonoran Desert on a tour with
What's the difference between a desert jeep tour and a Hummer
Jeep tours have evolved over 25 years to carry on the
southwestern traditions so prevalent in the area. Jeep tours are about
4-wheeling though pristine deserts where we tell all about the
desert. Although a hummer tour is a good tour, it's all about riding in a
hummer. You can do that anywhere in the world. There is only one place to see
the Sonoran desert. Basically, these are two different types of tours. If you
want experience the beauty with a fun adventure in the desert then we are the
What happens if it rains?
The desert is a wonderland in the rain. The aroma and the
scenery after a storm are spectacular. Most rainstorms last a few minutes then
leave the desert awash in crystal clear views of the landscape.
What do you recommend that we
bring with us?
We recommend that you wear closed toed shoes. No sandals. Wear clothes
appropriate for the weather. And most of all, BRING YOUR CAMERA.