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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!
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!
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!)
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!
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.

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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).
See the sights of the Valley of the Sun, by air
Take flight over the Valley of the Sun, and see the beauty of the Sonoran Desert from above. Flights depart and return to Falcon Field Airport in Mesa, AZ. Once a training base for British Royal Air Force pilots during WWII, Falcon Field is located just off the 202 Freeway and easy to get to from just about anywhere in the Phoenix area. Climb aboard our spacious six seat aircraft with your pilot/tour guide for an exclusive and scenic flight. See sights such as Camelback Mountain, Fountain Hills, Four Peaks, Saguaro Lake, the Superstition Mountains, and many other breathtaking locations from a bird's eye view.

Discover the magic of the desert

Mountain Bliss Yoga Hike
Leanna will take you on a beautiful hike to the top of Apache Wash mountain, then lead you through a blissful yoga flow where you can enjoy fresh air and a view that will awaken your senses and enhance your wellness journey. If you have questions or special requests, or are interested in another day/time that you don't see listed, please don't hesitate to ask so that I may accommodate you : )
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.
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!
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!
Arizona Offroad Adventures - Bull Dog Canyon
This is an off-road trip through Bulldog Canyon. The trip starts with meeting at a large residential property a few miles from the off-road entrance. I live in the home and it has a large safe area to park in. We will begin the trip with meeting each other. Then there will be a small safety talk. Once everyone is comfortable and ready our adventure begins. We will start with a short drive on the road to the off-road access point. We will be entering Bulldog Canyon off of Ellsworth onto forest road 3554. This road is mostly sand. This area looks like a track from a bmx video game. We will cross the desert to the base of a mountain. Then we will drive through a large wash parallel to the mountain. There is a small opening that we can drive through. We will then turn onto forest road 10. This road is a mix of sand and small rocks. It is a very beautiful picturesque path. We will end the trip driving to the top of a mountain that over looks the city. After viewing the city there is approximately a 10 minute drive on paved roads back to the starting point and your car. This trip takes 2-3 hours depending on road conditions and passenger preferences. Bulldog Canyon is the area of Tonto National Forest north of Usery mountain and south of the salt river. There is a good chance of seeing desert animals like horses, coyotes, javelina, and snakes. Custom times available on request.

Things to do near Downtown Phoenix

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!
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!
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!
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!
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.

Things to do near Ahwatukee

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!
Sonoran Desert Family Adventure
Explore, exercise, play, and discover the Sonoran Desert on South Mountain with your little ones. Exercise: We’ll hike 1.5 miles round trip and gain 70 feet of elevation as we travel along Pima West Loop, Beverly Canyon, and Pima Wash trails. Explore: Get up close and personal with the giant Saguaro and the jumping Cholla; learn about the insects and animals unique to the Sonoran Desert. Play: Along the way we’ll climb rocks made from magma and challenge ourselves to reach the summit. Discover: There are over 400 petroglyphys sites on the mountain, can you spot the ancient rock art made by the Hohokam? Book this experience for a memorable Sonoran desert adventure. All fitness levels and abilities are welcomed. Guests do not need hiking experience to participate.
Hike through Hidden Valley - South Mtn
We will meet at the trailhead in south Phoenix and hike up Mormon Trail in South Mountain Park Preserve, one of the largest city parks in the nation. This is a climb, right out of the parking lot, with great views of the Phoenix area. I like doing this hike at sunrise for the great views and lighting, but alternate times are available if you contact me before booking. Once we reach the top of the climb, it's rolling hills and some flat desert hiking until we reach the beginning of Hidden Valley where we'll squeeze through two boulders that make up "Fat Man's Pass" into beautiful and secluded hidden valley. We are likely to see some wildlife anywhere on this hike but especially so in Hidden Valley. On this hike I have seen coyotes, rattlesnakes, bunny rabbits, quail, humingbirds, chuckwalla lizards, chipmunks, millipedes and bears. (just kidding, no bears). Many neat features and rock formations in Hidden valley, including a spot where we get on our rear ends and slide about 6 feet down a slick rock. We'll leave Hidden Valley through a natural tunnel, see a couple petroglyphs, and then begin to head back down. I know all the great spots (including some off-trail spots) for talking amazing photos. All told this is about a 4.2 mile hike and slightly under 1000 foot accumulated elevation gain. Other trails are also available. Please contact me for alternate times or hikes.
Sunset in the Sonoran Desert
Join me to ditch the digital noise and escape to the natural world for a while. We’ll hike 2 miles round trip to see how the mountain changes as the sun gives way to the moon and rising shadows. We’ll start by hiking high to pause in a perfect spot for the sunset. After taking it all in, we’ll travel low into the wash for another perspective. Along the trail we’ll learn about the vegetation, geology, insects, and animals that surround us. Come witness the magic of sunset in the Sonoran Desert.
Energy Work & Sound Healing Experience
Experience yourself in a new way. In your 90 minute Sound & Energy Healing Session, we will kick off with a Cacao Blessing to expand the heart energy, followed by an Energy Oracle Card Reading to understand what is going on in your energy. As we transition into the Energy Work portion of our time together, I will use healing modalities such as Reiki, Aromatherapy, Tuning Forks, and guided Breathwork and Meditation throughout--wrapping your experience up with 40 minutes of Sound Healing (drumming, singing bowls, ukulele, chimes, etc.) and guiding you back into your body through light Yogic Movement. Learn tools to regulate your body and nervous system to experience what it feels like to move about your days feeling lighter, more energized, more loving, and more trusting of self. Know for yourself the power of coming into alignment through energy work and powerful body regulation practices. If you don't see a time listed that works for you, send me a request and we will see what we can make happen!

Things to do near Arcadia

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!
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!
Epic AZ Hike w/ Experienced Guides
Join Chris on a two-hour, expertly led hike of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. We have many different hikes available to you; easy, moderate and difficult, depending on your hiking experience and comfort level. Enjoy the beauty of your surroundings as we recount the history of Arizona. Discover some of the Preserve's hidden gems, like old granite mine shafts that tell stories of the gold rush during the mid 1800s or wild desert flowers that only grow on particular and hidden slopes of the mountain. We might be able to sample edible plants, and there will also be plenty of opportunities for great photos and spectacular views. Your hike can be customized for all levels of fitness and hiking ability. Great for groups, corporate team building and bachelor/ bachelorette parties! Our guides have a background in environmental science and are trained and educated in Wilderness First Aid and CPR.
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.
Enjoy Scottsdale with Private Chef Rodolfo
Take advantage of our group discounts! ★ 10% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests ★ 15% OFF — groups of +6 guests Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of Scottsdale with your own private chef without leaving home! I will arrive before your preferred dining time in order to begin working my magic. I won't arrive empty-handed! I will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! I am eager to share with you the secrets behind my recipes and Scottsdale's local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow me and my team to take care of you. Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore the Scottsdale dining scene from your own table. Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless for you to continue to enjoy! Please note that to book an experience there is a minimum of 2 guests required.
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