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When Nature Calls - Exploring the Sonoran Desert

5 (12)
Tucson, US

When Nature Calls - Exploring the Sonoran Desert

5 (12)
Tucson, US
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Immerse yourself in the rich culture and breathtaking beauty of the Sonoran Desert with the "When Nature Calls - Exploring the Sonoran Desert" tour. Step into the world of lush vegetation and behold the majestic Saguaro Cacti, unique to this desert. Embark on an adventure that will take you through the historic Pass, where you will be captivated by its natural beauty. Explore the renowned Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, a vibrant showcase of the desert's flora and fauna. Capture unforgettable memories with a photo op at the Saguaro National Park. Delve into the history of the region at the San Xavier del Bac Mission, nestled on the Tohono O'odham Indian Tribe reservation. Complete your journey by visiting the tribal gift shop and arts center. Experience the wonders of the Sonoran Desert like never before.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 6 hours - 7 hours
  • Suitable for 1-13 Participants
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Explore the rich culture and beauty of the Sonoran Desert
  • Experience the diverse flora and fauna at Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
  • Capture stunning photos at Saguaro National Park
  • Discover the history and art at San Xavier del Bac Mission
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant tribal arts and crafts
  • All fees and taxes
  • Lunch

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Get ready for an unforgettable journey through the Sonoran Desert with the captivating tour called "When Nature Calls - Exploring the Sonoran Desert." This tour offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the richness of the desert's culture and stunning beauty. Unlike any other desert in the world, the Sonoran Desert boasts an abundance of vegetation and is renowned for being the natural habitat of the magnificent Saguaro Cacti.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect an adventure that will last anywhere from 360 to 420 minutes. The itinerary takes you through various stages, each contributing to a memorable experience. Begin by driving through the picturesque Pass, where you'll marvel at the historic pass's natural allure. As you proceed, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum awaits you, offering a chance to connect with the local flora and fauna. Prepare your camera for captivating shots at the Saguaro National Park, a haven for these iconic cacti. The journey continues to the San Xavier del Bac Mission, situated on the Tohono O'odham Indian reservation, where you can explore the captivating tribal gift shop and arts center.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for all nature enthusiasts and curious travelers seeking an authentic desert experience. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or embarking on your very first adventure, this tour caters to all, offering a window into the vibrant Sonoran Desert culture. From avid photographers seeking unique shots to those interested in learning about indigenous tribes, this tour provides something special for everyone. Young or old, solo travelers or families, there's no limitation to who can enjoy the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.

Why book this?

Embark on this tour and unlock the secrets of the Sonoran Desert, immersing yourself in the mesmerizing beauty and cultural gems that await. With its lush vegetation and the iconic Saguaro Cacti, this desert is truly one-of-a-kind. Capture breathtaking photographs, learn about the diverse flora and fauna from experienced guides, and delve into the rich history of the Tohono O'odham Indian Tribe at San Xavier del Bac Mission. This tour offers a unique perspective that you won't find anywhere else, making it a must-book experience for any traveler seeking an extraordinary adventure.

Good to know

Please keep in mind that this tour has a duration of 360 to 420 minutes, ensuring ample time to immerse yourself in each stage of the itinerary. The meeting point will be a picturesque location, and from there, you'll embark on an exploration like no other. This tour includes a visit to the renowned Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, so be prepared to witness the wonders of the region's flora and fauna up close. And don't miss the chance to explore the arts center and gift shop at San Xavier del Bac Mission, where you'll find unique treasures and support the local community.


Customers who have participated in this tour rave about their experiences. They praise the knowledgeable guides who provide fascinating insights into the desert's ecosystem, history, and culture. Travelers express utter satisfaction and awe for the breathtaking landscapes, especially the Saguaro National Park's iconic and photogenic scenery. Many also highlight the welcoming atmosphere of San Xavier del Bac Mission and the beauty of the tribal gift shop. Overall, the tour consistently earns top marks for its well-rounded itinerary, knowledgeable guides, and the opportunity to embrace nature and culture simultaneously.

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

Gates Pass

Drive through the beautiful Pass, acquaint yourself with the beauty of the historic pass

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Walk through and take in the culture of the flora and fauna of the World Renowned Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.

Saguaro National Park

Stop for a Photo Op at the Saguaro National Park

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Visit historic San Xavier del Bac Mission nestled on the Indian reservation of the Tohono O'odham Indian Tribe. Visit the tribal gift shop and arts center.



5 (12)


Mike provided us a private tour for the day as we were the only people signed up for the tour that day. We were able to see so many things on the drive to and from the sites! The timing was perfect, about 3 hours at the museum, 30 minutes at the church and 30 minutes at the national park.


Mike was very knowledgeable and it was a great day. I personally would have liked a little more time at the Saguaro National Park for a hike and a little more time at the mission for a tour


The Sonoran Desert Museum was a great experience. Very informative. The cactus varieties and the historical significance are not widely known.


Mike is really friendly, flexible and knowledgable about Tucson. We had a lot of time to visit the Desert Museum. It's really convenient to also get by Old Tucson, Saguaro National Park, Mission San Xavier del Bac, and Gates Pass. The van is comfortable and Mike keeps us entertaining with historical contexts of the different destinations. I 100% recommend this tour to anyone visiting Tucson!


This was the highlight of my Tucson trip! Mike is so friendly and has an immense wealth of knowledge about Tucson and Arizona in general. It really helps provide context for how the city and state grew to what we now know today - which allows you to truly appreciate where you are. I would hands down recommend this to anyone and would even consider going back on the same tour - it was that beneficial.


All of the stops are interesting and worth the time. We appreciated having ample time to explore the Sonoran Desert. Mike has a wealth of information about the history of the area and the many colorful characters who helped shape it.


First time in Tucson as a family, we decided to take a guided tour for our first day, getting to know the area so we could better fill the next days. Mike was wonderful. A life-long resident, he shares wonderful stories of the history of the things you pass and see. Some people are born to do certain things: Mike was born to welcome visitors to his home city. It was a true pleasure.


What an amazing experience touring through the Sonoran desert, the lushest desert in the world. I loved the entire tour, which covered a vast expanse of the region. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to see something that can only be experienced in this region of the world.


You need at least 2 weeks to see everything because there's so much to cover and see and do in Arizona south Arizona and then you got North Arizona so you need at least 2 weeks to see everything maybe a month if you have the time you need to see the son you need to see the Grand canyon you need to see all the Indian tribe reservations but is very beautiful and lots of exotic animals like coyotes boom up mountain lions puma while mountain lions coyotes it was just a wonderful experience and if you have someone there that you know you could stay with will save you lots and lots of money but lodging is affordable motel 6 they allow pets it was a great experience and will be back soon bye


Wonderful tour. Highly recommend. Take the guided tour at the park. Arrive early to avoid the heat. Kids will be entertained and educated as well. We will return again in the future our driver, Mike, was entertaining and educational, and passionate about the area. Get the cactus pear lemonade at the bistro!,
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2024-04-13 07:16