Unique Tucson Tours
It's always great to visit a place as expansive as Tucson, but sometimes, a big city like this has quite a few hidden stories and folklore that you might miss if you stay on the more-traveled tourist thoroughfares. That's why it's always fun to take a specialized tour to learn in more detail about some of the area's lesser-known cultures and traditions.
The Arizona Women's Heritage Trail
tells the unsung stories of various influential women who vastly contributed to the history and development of the state in the various areas of politics, art, commerce and social issues. The tour traces the history of several women, beginning in three distinct neighborhoods and then outlining their work and family lives that led them to their involvement in contributing to Arizona's progress. Sites on the tour include a Spanish-language theater, a former school and convent, a shrine and various historic residences.
Address: 17771 Copper Cut Pl., Vail, AZ 85641 - MAP
Phone: (480) 734-6199
At Desert Sojourn Tours
, you can really escape the hustle and bustle of the city and set out on a guided tour that not only explains the environmental significance and wildlife of the desert, but it will also give you a deeper appreciation for Tucson and the surrounding cities. The cultural, commercial and social aspects of life in a desert town are all affected by the arid geographical location, and the guides on the Desert Sojourn Tours do a great job of connecting it all to help paint a more detailed picture of life in this picturesque part of the country.
Address: 7745 Rudasill Road, Tucson, AZ 85750 - MAP
Phone: (520) 869-7597
When in Tucson, roll with it! Literally! Have fun and see the city on a specialized Roll With It Segway Guided Tours
. This fun way to experience Tucson is an alternative to walking that includes a full training session before you set out on one of the various tour packages that are offered. There's the Shake, Rattle and Roll that goes over the Rattlesnake Bridge, the Coffee and a Roll tour that's a morning wake up ride that includes a cup of coffee, and the Presidio Trail that stops at over 25 historic points in Tucson. Let's roll!
Address: 531 North 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85705 - MAP
Phone: (520) 749-5325
Hit the trail to see the desert up close on a Trail Dust Adventures Tour
. You can choose to take your family, a few friends or everyone you work with, as the Trail Dust Adventures Tour personnel can handle any group of any size. The tours are rustic Jeep Tours, and you can choose from several tour packages that include desert ecology tours, desert rally tours, dining in the desert or the very popular cattle drive tour, which encourages you to saddle up and be a part of a real-life cattle ride.
Address: 1665 S. Craycroft Road, AZ 85711 - MAP
Phone: (520) 747-0323
Instead of something predictable, why not see the desert and all of its wildlife from an equally wild ride in an off-road Hummer from Hummer Tours of Tucson
? It will be a ride to remember, as your guide will drive you through various points of interest. Choose from various tour packages like the Backside of Mt. Lemmon, Bull Springs Road with Arizona Winery, Bull Springs with Casino, or Redington Pass. Just dress comfortably and bring your camera and let the fine guides do the rest.
Address: 12200 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson, AZ 85749 - MAP
Phone: (520) 977-6615