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After Dark Desert Tour and Navigating the Night Sky

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Paradise Valley, US
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After Dark Desert Tour and Navigating the Night Sky

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Paradise Valley, US
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Experience the captivating beauty of the Arizona night sky with the After Dark Desert Tour and Navigating the Night Sky. This tour combines the wonders of astronomy with the ancient navigation traditions of the indigenous peoples of Arizona. As the sun sets, embark on a desert tour to our stargazing spot, where telescopes and binoculars await to provide an intimate view of the moon, stars, and distant planets. Discover the constellations that guided our ancestors for thousands of years and learn about their understanding of astronomy and mathematics. But the adventure doesn't end there - we also provide black lights and flashlights for a short walk, where you might encounter fascinating nighttime creatures. With My Arizona Guide, an unforgettable evening of fun and exploration awaits. Refreshments like water, juices, Arizona teas, fresh fruit, nuts, and snack bars are included.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Stargazing under the Arizona night sky
  • Close-up view of the moon and stars
  • Exploring ancient navigation traditions and constellations
  • Spotting nighttime creatures with black lights and flashlights
  • Discovering Arizona's anthropological human history
  • Water
  • Nuts
  • Juice
  • Snack Bars
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Arizona Tea
  • Not Applicable

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Introduction

Welcome to the After Dark Desert Tour and Navigating the Night Sky, a captivating eco-tour that combines stargazing, ancient navigation traditions, and the thrill of exploring the Arizona desert at night. My Arizona Guide, a team of expert stargazing enthusiasts, has designed this tour to provide a unique and educational experience for all ages.

What to Expect

On this tour, you can expect to embark on a sunset desert adventure, immersing yourself in the beauty of the Arizona landscape as the night sky unveils its breathtaking wonders. With high-quality telescopes and binoculars, you'll have an intimate view of the moon, stars, and even glimpses of distant planets within our solar system. Discover the constellations that have guided humanity for thousands of years, connecting us to ancient navigation traditions that have shaped our history. As you explore the desert with black lights and flashlights, keep your eyes open for nighttime creatures that may only reveal themselves after dark. My Arizona Guide ensures a safe, fun, and memorable evening for all.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for anyone who is curious about the night sky and wants to learn more about the ancient navigation techniques used by indigenous peoples in Arizona. Whether you are a family looking for a unique and educational experience, a group of friends seeking adventure, or an individual with a passion for astronomy and anthropology, this tour caters to all. My Arizona Guide welcomes everyone, from first-time stargazers to enthusiasts who want to delve deeper into the wonders of the universe.

Why Book This?

Immerse yourself in the rich anthropological history of Arizona as you witness the breathtaking beauty of the night sky. This tour offers a perfect blend of adventure, education, and fun, allowing you to explore the interconnectedness between astronomy, indigenous traditions, and human history. With knowledgeable guides, state-of-the-art equipment, and a focus on safety and enjoyment, My Arizona Guide ensures an unforgettable experience that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the wonders of our universe.

Good to Know

During the tour, you will be provided with water, juices, Arizona teas, fresh fruit, nuts, and snack bars to keep you energized throughout the evening. The tour lasts for approximately three hours and involves easy walking. Whether you are an experienced hiker or prefer a leisurely stroll, this tour accommodates various fitness levels. Don't forget to dress comfortably and bring a sense of adventure as you embark on this extraordinary journey through the Arizona desert.

Reviews

Our customers have raved about their experiences on the After Dark Desert Tour and Navigating the Night Sky. They have praised the knowledgeable guides who shared fascinating stories about Arizona's indigenous peoples and celestial wonders. Many have expressed gratitude for the opportunity to witness the night sky through the powerful telescopes and binoculars provided. Visitors have described this tour as a unique and eye-opening journey that deepened their understanding of astronomy, anthropology, and the remarkable history of human exploration. Join us and see why our customers have fallen in love with this extraordinary adventure.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Reviews

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5 (14)

Ashley_S

This was our favorite activity of our entire trip!! It was an incredible experience. Dave is a true professional and is beyond talented in his field. Not only is it educational but offers such an incredible perspective on life. We will be back with our kids for sure!! Could not recommend booking enough!!

Jennifer

Dave was so knowledgeable about Arizona’s history and landscape. It was a lovely evening of star gazing.

Tanya_T

A MUST Do when visiting Arizona!!! David was an AMAZING tour guide. He knew a plethora of knowledge about the state and surrounding terrain. Once we arrived to our designated area he set up food and drinks and he shared with us some creepy crawlers that he asked if he could bring along. Once the stars came out to play it was a sight to see. He gave us binoculars and set up a telescope in order for us to experience seeing Jupiter and its moons and Ring's of Saturn up close and personal. We felt completely safe on our journey and enjoyed his personality.

Jenny_H

Had a wonderful time hearing history of Scottsdale, local Indian tribes, creatures, agriculture, and the beautiful night skies. Very knowledgeable and engaging guide. UFO siting unconfirmed but we like to think we saw it.

Young_K

What an unforgettable experience! We were picked up by David, who knows everything there is to know about Arizona. We did an easy desert hike and got to experience the uniqueness of the area. He was able to show us everything to see in the night sky. The stars in that area were spectacular. Throughout, David was patient and easygoing. Ever since we have gotten home, my 10 year old son (who is not the easiest kid to engage with) wants to tell everyone about our tour. He even said that our guide was "cool" (which I agree with).

Kevin K

This was a great tour. David is extremely knowledgeable about the area's history, the animals, the plants, and the sky. He shared a lot of great information. Well paced tour. It was a clear night, with an unfortunate full moon, but David made the best of it and showed us many constellations and features. Great snacks too! Will do this or another MyArizonaGuide tour next time we are in the area. Thank you David!

H1609QJelizabeths

David was knowledgeable and wonderful! It was a perfect clear night, but cold. It was great would do it again.

Mandy_L

David was so nice and knowledgeable. He gave us a lot of history tidbits along with a greater understanding of the starry sky!

Bob_R

We really enjoyed getting out into the Sonoran desert away from Phoenix to see the stars. David was thoroughly knowledgeable and patient as we peppered him with questions. He also brought along a few reptillian friends to show us. This was a very enjoyable experience and I highly recommend it. Bob Riley

RCS

My husband and I really enjoyed this experience. It was exciting to listen to the wild life in the Superstition Mountains and watch the constellations and other stars come out as the night sky got darker. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and made the experience a worthwhile and meaningful trip! I would highly recommend it!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-23 16:53