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Embracing Unconditional Love of Animals
We want to share the unconditional love of all our 4-legged friends! They provide us with so much happiness and joy and we love to share the love! The experience and activities with Happy Hooves on the farm will vary depending on the time of day. VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ. If there are any special accommodations that are needed, please reach out to the host privately to 1) make sure we can accomodate and 2)plan in advance to provide the best environment possible! Note: If the times offered for the experience do not work for your schedule, please send the host a private message as to what day and time you are requesting. We will do our best to accomodate. Guests can be a part of brushing, grooming, braiding (if you wish!), and some relaxation with the herd! You will then have time if you wish to walk some of the furry friends here at the farm! Each guest MUST wear close toed shoes (tennis shoes or boots would work just fine)! For safety reasons, it is not recommended for any animals to attend this experience. We also have a guest house on site available to rent out short term. Please contact the host for more details! Thank you!
Grand Canyon-Day Trip of a Lifetime
You will see some of the most beautiful places in the world all in one day! We will meet at Einstein Bros. Bagels, Phoenix, and head to the gorgeous red rocks of Sedona. Not only is Sedona absolutely stunning, it is thought to have healing powers from the magnetic vortices located there. We will visit the site of an actual vortex, Chapel of the Holy Cross with a gift shop overlooking Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock. Then we will head to Flagstaff traveling on one of the most scenic highways in U.S , 89A. We will see the Oak Creek Canyon Vista, a gorgeous scenic viewpoint. We will stop by a Native American Crafts Market run by local Native Americans, and then we will head out to view one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon! We will arrive at the Grand Canyon in the afternoon to take in this magnificent & breathtaking sight, & hike into the Canyon if you wish (if no snow or ice)! We will not see the sunset at the Grand Canyon, but on our drive back to Phoenix you will enjoy the best sunset in the world, an Arizona sunset! My timing is perfect, not rushed. My company, AZ Elegant Travel, is legally permitted to operate in the Grand Canyon. I am your experienced and licensed guide excited to share this amazing adventure with you and have done so as a licensed Grand Canyon guide for 3 years now with all its history, geology, biology & regional plant life!
Wild horse sighting kayak adventure
Guests of the King Bee Adventure Club will meet at a predetermined starting point along our most popular recreational river. A thorough tutorial will take place to familiarize beginners with the requirements and set expectations. Everything needed to safely navigate our waterways will be provided as well as helpful hands along the way as needed. Having spent many years traveling this stretch of water we will be able to share facts regarding the local wildlife and landscape. You will enjoy a relaxing controlled paddling float along the calm lazy river. Once the trip has concluded a rideshare will be provided to return guests to their vehicles. Other things to note This experience has a modular aspect. Once you book the date we will be in close contact to discuss any special needs or requests you may have. If you have concerns regarding your skill level in relation to other guests in attendance or wish to alter the duration of the experience please consider the "Private Group" booking option to enjoy a more private personalized experience (For a few extra bucks you dont have to worry about the opinions of strangers!)
Conquer the Trail to Hidden Valley
Let's explore South Mountain Preserve and discover Hidden Valley. We'll hike about 2-3 hours, travel a total of 3.8 miles, and gain 1,000 feet of elevation to discover a magical spot in the middle of the mountain. Our adventure begins with a climb but offers amazing views right away. As we continue to gain elevation we’ll see local landmarks like Four Peaks, Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak, and Downtown Phoenix. Surrounded by fantastic rock formations as we climb even higher, we’ll stop to learn about the Sonoran Desert’s unique geological history, vegetation, and wildlife. We'll see Saguaros, wild flowers, Barrel and Prickly Pear cacti. We may even spot a family of Quails, a Zebra Tailed Lizard, or Jack Rabbits running across the trail. After we’ve reached our highest elevation we’ll squeeze through Fat Man’s Pass (a narrow pass through a giant boulder created by a powerful wash) and descend into Hidden Valley. Here we will be completely secluded from city views and surrounded by birds, butterflies, and fresh herbal air. We’ll take a moment here to enjoy in the beauty of the desert. We'll stop again to examine ancient petro glyph sites created by the Hohokom, sometime between 350 - 1500 AD. Next, we’ll rock scramble a bit before we hike to a natural rock tunnel. Finally, we’ll enjoy more views of the valley on the way down the mountain. Other things to note Beginner hikers can enjoy this hike, but should participate in some regular physical activity. We will hike 3.8 miles with 1000ft elevation gain in 3 hours. Guests with heart conditions or joint issues should not participate.
La French Class- Baguettes, Butter & Champagne by the Lake
More than just baking delicious French Baguettes, this class serves to bring people together. We will start with a taste of Normandie, France, as I will make incredible Crêpes served with Coffee or thé. Then you will learn the few steps to make, shape and bake baguettes. We will also make our own butter and create together an artistique charcuterie board. I will also teach the "sabrage", you know the art of opening a bottle of bubbly with a saber! Finally we will eat our masterpieces during a wonderful sit down meal together! I will serve along a mixed salad as well as little jams for a taste of sweetness. You also will be able to bring complimentary Baguettes as well as great memories home or to your family! Classes are for 8 guests max. Take the time to read my guests reviews, they are very insightful!

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Interactive ranch tour with horses, burros and piglets
Note: Please contact host to request a different time/date not listed or special accommodation (such as birthday or celebration). We are happy to accommodate large groups as well! Guests will arrive at a private horse ranch in beautiful Cave Creek, AZ surrounded by 360 mountian views. You will first get a tour of the ranch and meet 4 miniature pigs, 2 young burros (donkeys), and 6 rescue horses including a wild mustang (@mila_the_mustang) an off-the-track thoroughbred and a warmblood gelding. You will be able to pet and hang out with all of the animals and ask as many questions as you like while feeding them their favorite treats and grooming them. Check us out for daily updates of the herd @margueritaranch Guests will be walking on unpaved and sandy paths and should not be wearing flip flops or open-toed shoes. You will have plenty of time to love on the animals and meet your new best friend! Bring your cameras! Marguerita Ranch features a home that provides as natural as environment as possible for the animals. Each horse is free-fed hay throughout the day to simulate natural grazing. The horses & donkeys live together in a herd and are able to roam about the paddock together. This is a private ranch and is not open to the public.
Learn about the flora, fauna, and archaeology of the desert
Join your personal naturalist in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve to learn about the flora, fauna, and archaeology of the magnificent Sonoran Desert - the most biodiverse desert on Earth! From our meeting place at the Piestewa Peak Trails trailhead, we will embark on a moderate 1.5-mile hiking loop over gently undulating desert terrain. Along the hike, you will receive an unparalleled immersion into the Sonoran Desert, including: - Introduction to a minimum of eight (8) native Sonoran Desert plants: their unique adaptations to a hot desert climate; relationships with wildlife; and traditional uses by Indigenous peoples, past and present. - Discussions on the ecology of Sonoran Desert wildlife, especially wildlife we may observe on our hike. - A brief survey of the geological history of the Phoenix Mountains. - Commentary on over 12,000 years of human history in the Phoenix Valley, with an emphasis on the impressive Hohokam civilization. - Address - to the best of my ability - any relevant questions you may have about the Sonoran Desert. My intention is to have you returning to the trailhead enriched with greater knowledge of - and appreciation for - the Sonoran Desert, its hardy plants, resilient wildlife, and rich history. This experience is for educational purposes only - we will not be sampling or collecting plants.
Lasgidi Cooks Nigerian Cuisine
You’ll start by getting a quick 5 minute history lesson on the country Nigeria and it’s cuisine. Quickly after, we move into the ingredients and spices that makes our choice so unique. Then, we prepare the dish together as you listen to soulful Afro beats by some of Nigeria’s top artists. After the dish is prepared, we sit and dine and drink as questions are encouraged.
Sip & Whip at The Shea Butter Bar
I host Sip & Whip classes, similar to a paint and sip but better. We whip up Shea Butter and drink wine (or non alcoholic beverages) I provide everything you need to make your Shea butter, and you bring your own drink ;). Shea butter is a natural body butter or hair butter that looks like frosting. We do an ice breakers at the beginning of the class so that everyone is comfortable with eachother, then we move in 3 steps to create the perfect Shea butter. Step one, whip it up with an electric hand blender (that’s provided by me) step 2 add fragrances, step 3 add color. Class takes about 2 hours (which fly’s by because it’s so fun).
Moroccan cooking class discover the flavors & techniques
Embark on a culinary journey that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Morocco. Under my expert guidance, you'll learn to master the art of traditional Moroccan cooking, using the freshest ingredients and authentic spices. You'll discover new flavors, techniques, and presentation methods that will elevate your home cooking to new heights. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your culinary horizons and impress your friends and family with your newfound skills. Book now and get ready to be transported to the exotic tastes and aromas of Morocco!"

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Sunset Yoga Unique Views-Hunt's Tomb
Depending on which time you choose, we will either meet in the morning, midday or close to sunset in picturesque Papago Park where you’ll be led in a fun, all-levels, memorable yoga session lead by a 500 hr certified instructor. The views are breathtaking and while moving and breathing with others, we will create a unique energy. We will begin with brief introductions, some fun local facts and breathing together. During our yoga session, I will take amazing photos to share with you so that you have the memories to keep or share. My goal is for every guest to leave feeling more connected to nature, to like-hearted individuals and to yourself. I’m confident that you’ll continue your day/evening feeling happier and relaxed. Being in nature and doing yoga is so beneficial for our mood and wellbeing and I’m so excited to share my passion for nature and yoga with you!! The yoga session is 1 hour with some time in the beginning and end for connecting. I truly can’t wait to spend time with you and help you create a lasting memory of your stay here in beautiful Arizona!
Embracing Unconditional Love of Animals
We want to share the unconditional love of all our 4-legged friends! They provide us with so much happiness and joy and we love to share the love! The experience and activities with Happy Hooves on the farm will vary depending on the time of day. VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ. If there are any special accommodations that are needed, please reach out to the host privately to 1) make sure we can accomodate and 2)plan in advance to provide the best environment possible! Note: If the times offered for the experience do not work for your schedule, please send the host a private message as to what day and time you are requesting. We will do our best to accomodate. Guests can be a part of brushing, grooming, braiding (if you wish!), and some relaxation with the herd! You will then have time if you wish to walk some of the furry friends here at the farm! Each guest MUST wear close toed shoes (tennis shoes or boots would work just fine)! For safety reasons, it is not recommended for any animals to attend this experience. We also have a guest house on site available to rent out short term. Please contact the host for more details! Thank you!
Grand Canyon-Day Trip of a Lifetime
You will see some of the most beautiful places in the world all in one day! We will meet at Einstein Bros. Bagels, Phoenix, and head to the gorgeous red rocks of Sedona. Not only is Sedona absolutely stunning, it is thought to have healing powers from the magnetic vortices located there. We will visit the site of an actual vortex, Chapel of the Holy Cross with a gift shop overlooking Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock. Then we will head to Flagstaff traveling on one of the most scenic highways in U.S , 89A. We will see the Oak Creek Canyon Vista, a gorgeous scenic viewpoint. We will stop by a Native American Crafts Market run by local Native Americans, and then we will head out to view one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon! We will arrive at the Grand Canyon in the afternoon to take in this magnificent & breathtaking sight, & hike into the Canyon if you wish (if no snow or ice)! We will not see the sunset at the Grand Canyon, but on our drive back to Phoenix you will enjoy the best sunset in the world, an Arizona sunset! My timing is perfect, not rushed. My company, AZ Elegant Travel, is legally permitted to operate in the Grand Canyon. I am your experienced and licensed guide excited to share this amazing adventure with you and have done so as a licensed Grand Canyon guide for 3 years now with all its history, geology, biology & regional plant life!
Hike and interact with donkeys in sight of the Superstitions
Meet and interact with our wild burros, mini donkeys and horses. Brush, lead, and feed our donkeys, hike in the shadows of the Superstition mountains with donkeys or horses. Spend time with and learn about the burros of the southwest, take donkeys and or horses for walks in the desert, take photos with animals and nature. If you dont see a date or time available that fits your liking, just ask, we are flexible.
Wild horse sighting kayak adventure
Guests of the King Bee Adventure Club will meet at a predetermined starting point along our most popular recreational river. A thorough tutorial will take place to familiarize beginners with the requirements and set expectations. Everything needed to safely navigate our waterways will be provided as well as helpful hands along the way as needed. Having spent many years traveling this stretch of water we will be able to share facts regarding the local wildlife and landscape. You will enjoy a relaxing controlled paddling float along the calm lazy river. Once the trip has concluded a rideshare will be provided to return guests to their vehicles. Other things to note This experience has a modular aspect. Once you book the date we will be in close contact to discuss any special needs or requests you may have. If you have concerns regarding your skill level in relation to other guests in attendance or wish to alter the duration of the experience please consider the "Private Group" booking option to enjoy a more private personalized experience (For a few extra bucks you dont have to worry about the opinions of strangers!)
Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend
I will take you on an experience you will never forget to two of the most beautiful and mystical places in the world, Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon both on Native American/Navajo land! We will meet at Einstein Bros. Bagels, Phoenix, and head out on our adventure. We will pass by many places of historical value and great beauty including traveling on Historic Route 66! We will arrive in Page on Navajo Land around lunch time. We will eat at an amazing locally owned restaurant before we head to Horseshoe Bend. Horseshoe Bend is one of the most gorgeous and unique places on earth! It is about a 20 minute level hike each way to experience the beauty of Horseshoe Bend. We will also visit one of the sacred Antelope Canyon that can only be entered with Navajo guides by tribal and federal law. The beauty in these canyons was captured by the most expensive photograph ever sold for $6.5 million dollars. Come experience these hidden treasures on Navajo Land with a true Arizonan who can show you all the local spots and arrange everything for you! You just show up and enjoy these beauties highly sought after by nature lovers and lovers of Native American culture. My company, AZ Elegant Travel, is permitted to operate on the Navajo Nation. Jan 16, 17, 20, Feb 23 - Upper Canyon (1 flight of stairs). All others are Lower Canyon. See my 500+ 5 star reviews on the Grand Canyon!
Arizona Private Professional Photo Shoot/Tour
Photoshoot with the #1 Arizona photographer on Airbnb! A full-time award winning portrait and wedding photographer. What we will do: First we will meet at the location! I pay for the entry fee of every guest on the reservation! We will walk around to all the best places at the location to take beautiful pictures! Don't worry if you dont know how to pose or if this is your first ever photoshoot! I specialize in posing all body types and I will direct you or you and your group with poses that will lead to all the perfect pictures that make you look your best! After we end the shoot you are free to roam around the garden and take in the beautiful scenery! If you are hungry I can show you the best place to grab a bite afterwards and we will end the session after an hour or until we get the pictures you love! I will provide you with 5 professionally edited pictures per person! (if you’d like more feel free to mention that to me and I’ll let you know about other options)! The photos will be delivered in a beautiful online gallery where you can choose your favorites and even purchase more if you so choose! Other things to note: Bring water, its hot, especially in the summer. We will be walking so if you plan to wear heels, also bring a pair of shoes you can walk in comfortably!
Over the Top Picnics- A Must Try Activity For Everyone
The word picnics take on a new meaning. Enjoy a unique outdoor experience with your loved ones. A water front park or secluded spot will be prepared for a unique experience with games, food, and comfortable seating. Have a day like no other with your friends and family for celebrations, dates, anniversaries, milestones, or just a hangout with friends PACKAGES: Original picnic package is held at Riverview park in Mesa set ups includes an entire picnic with comfortable seating, decor, entertainment, electric scooters, and complementary seasonal charcuterie boxes with fresh fruit, cheeses, and crackers Package upgrades can have a catered dinner, theme, or extra entertainment added on. Please message me for more details or to request your custom picnic package. **ATTENTION** Private Group booking option explained: The private group is our only option to prevent picnics from happening with multiple people who don’t know each other. This is a type of event is for just you and your guests you want to bring. This is not one large picnic event where an individual seat is booked.
Urban Horse Trail Riding
Experience will be available again after February 6th. In this urban horse riding experience, you will have the chance to ride up to 4 different horses depending on your riding ability (from beginner to advanced). We will ride in Scottsdale and Shea neighborhood and check out mezcal park field and arena. This is a true urban riding experience Sonoran desert landscape without having to leave Scottsdale area. Depending on your riding ability we can adjust experience from trail riding to cantering in arena. This is a great chance for anyone who at some point took riding lessons and has some experience riding horses, used to ride or who is in town and wants to do something different. Experience is personalized from 1 to 3 people from the same group. There will be 1 or 2 tour guides (including me) to guide the experience depending on the size of the group. This time of the year is hot in phoenix area except for early mornings when weathear is great before 10am. This is the main reason the riding experiences are early. Other option is to do a late day rididing Max weight allowed for horse riding is 205lbs due to safety and horse’ wellbeing.
Interactive ranch tour with horses, burros and piglets
Note: Please contact host to request a different time/date not listed or special accommodation (such as birthday or celebration). We are happy to accommodate large groups as well! Guests will arrive at a private horse ranch in beautiful Cave Creek, AZ surrounded by 360 mountian views. You will first get a tour of the ranch and meet 4 miniature pigs, 2 young burros (donkeys), and 6 rescue horses including a wild mustang (@mila_the_mustang) an off-the-track thoroughbred and a warmblood gelding. You will be able to pet and hang out with all of the animals and ask as many questions as you like while feeding them their favorite treats and grooming them. Check us out for daily updates of the herd @margueritaranch Guests will be walking on unpaved and sandy paths and should not be wearing flip flops or open-toed shoes. You will have plenty of time to love on the animals and meet your new best friend! Bring your cameras! Marguerita Ranch features a home that provides as natural as environment as possible for the animals. Each horse is free-fed hay throughout the day to simulate natural grazing. The horses & donkeys live together in a herd and are able to roam about the paddock together. This is a private ranch and is not open to the public.
Delicious Mountain Sunrise Hike w Chef's Breakfast Picnic
After meeting your guide — cheerful chef Baked Bri or Arizona native & army vet Hector Orozco — fluffy dog optional! — we’ll warm up at the trailhead with some light stretching & introductions before we head off in the early morning dim straight into South Mountain Preserve on a 2.59 mile loop — can cut back early if needed. Halfway in, we'll ascend 600 scrambly-but-doable feet, & at the top be rewarded with a one-of-a-kind picnic & panorama — a spectacular dual-view: One one side, the sun rises above the mountains painting the horizon different colors depending on the day: while opposite is the entire city of Phoenix, best photo ops or meditation spot! Then when everyone feels ready, we'll hike back along the skyline, views the whole time! I include local flora & fauna info, stories as desired, nerdy city & cultural facts if you please! Ask anything! Food local & seasonal — requests or allergies welcomed!
Wanderlust Desert Photoshoot & Mini Tour at Papago Park
Are you a solo traveler, travel blogger or influencer? If so, you won't want to miss this! Top off your trip to Phoenix with an amazing experience in a scenic desert environment and get some great photos while you're at it! We'll start this exciting experience off with a short walk. You'll get a chance to observe some of the gems of Papago Park including beautiful flowering cacti, lakes, rugged mountain landscapes, and one of Arizona's most iconic symbols - the Saguaro cactus! You'll also learn cool facts about Arizona and the Saguaro. Then, we'll have a short photo session where you can get up close and personal with the Saguaros and truly experience desert wonders. You'll be able to tell all your friends that you've seen a real cactus, and you'll have the photos to prove it! Before the experience is over, we'll exchange information so that you know how to retrieve your images. Your group will receive 20-40 lightly edited images. *This experience is in the desert environment. There is little to no shade. Please bring water, hats, shades, comfortable shoes, etc. *Make sure to check your messages after booking for the directions to the exact meeting location. Special Winter rates. Must be 18 or older.
Visit the pottery workshop
What could be better than a decor item made with your own hands? Come to my ceramics master class to warm up through handcraft and cheer yourself up, after which you will take away a beautiful gift for loved ones, made with love! At the master class you will be able to make a house for the hearth, which can be used as a decor or candlestick, and the light in the windows of the ceramic house will please the eye and bring comfort to the house. Ceramics, faience, manual creation of the object. All works the master class will undergo delicate drying, repeated firing in the workshop.
Calligraphy with a sharp feather
This is a great master class for those who want to start their journey in calligraphy, to get acquainted with the oldest art of beautiful pen writing. You will learn what principles calligraphy is based on, learn the basis of classical writing with a pen, write your first words. I will talk about the tools, the nuances of their selection and varieties, as well as how you can embody your knowledge and realize it in creativity. You will feel this wonderful state when you forget about everything and focus on the details, on what is happening now. We will practice our skills in special author's prescriptions. 3 hours of inspiration and new information await you!)
Paddleboard in the Arizona Desert
Paddle boarding at Canyon Lake, AZ! After arriving to Canyon Lake, Boulder Recreation Site, you will be met by your host and then taken to the launching area where your paddleboard will be waiting. After covering a few basic water safety items, we will depart from the launch area, heading south, past Boulder Recreation site and up La Barge Creek until reaching your final destination at Eagle's Nest. For those who pack a pair of shoes or are wearing sturdy sandals, you will be able to park your paddle board at Eagle's Nest and do a little bit of hiking around the area. From here, you will begin the return trip to back to Boulder Recreation Site and if time allows, you will have to opportunity to paddle board through the boat slips and out of the marina into the open water. Some guests have also opted to stop and do some cliff jumping along the way. Paddle board, paddle, life vest, sun screen and water bottle are provided. All you have to do is make the scenic drive up the Old Apache Trail, winding through the Superstition Mountains. Start and end time can be flexible.