4-Day Sonoran Desert Tour Itinerary

Cacti in the Sonoran Desert, near Phoenix, Arizona
Cacti in the Sonoran Desert, near Phoenix, Arizona

Day 1: Phoenix Area Desert Tour in the “Valley of the Sun”

Included sites:

  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve
  • Echo Canyon Trail – Camelback Mountain

Optional sites & Activities:

Visits to these sites will depend on available time and your interests, and energy level.

  • Musical Instrument Museum
  • Children’s Museum
  • Classical or Arizona Style Live Music
  • Phoenix Mountain Preserve

Day 2: Historic Apache Trail Loop

Included sites:

  • Lost Dutchman State Park
  • Tortilla Flat
  • Canyon Lake
  • Theodore Roosevelt Dam
  • Tonto National Monument
  • Old Dominion Mine
  • Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Optional sites:

  • Silver King Mine
  • Gold Canyon
  • Arizona Style Live Music

Evening Entertainment:

• South Western Style Music

Blooming Poppies at Catalina Mountains State Park.

Day 3: Tucson – “The Old Pueblo”

Included sites:

  • Saguaro National Park
  • Catalina State Park
  • Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
  • Biosphere II

Optional sites:

  • Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway
  • Sabino Canyon
  • Old Tucson Studios
  • Titan Missile Museum

Evening Entertainment:

Spend the Night with Billy Crystal, Phoenix Symphony Hall, Phoenix, AZ. 8:00 pm

Day 4: McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Departure from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport