Phoenix City Guide

Phoenix Organized Tours Overview

©2006 Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau and Gregg Adams A jeep tour is an adventurous way to see Phoenix's backcountry.

Two of the very best ways to explore The Valley and the great Sonoran Desert are by desert jeep tour, and from above, by hot air balloon.

You can rent your own Jeep from Adventure Jeep Tours and explore some four-wheel trails in the desert and backcountry, or you can take an interesting Jeep tour and gold panning session with Apache Trails and Superstition Mountain Adventures.

A hot air balloon shortly after sun-up is an exhilarating way to start your day, especially when you celebrate your journey with a glass of crisp cold champagne upon landing. Try the Unicorn Balloon Company.

There's also the Dolly Steamboat that plies the waters of Canyon Lake along the Apache Trail. They offer daily nature cruises and twilight dinner cruises, enjoyable for the whole family.

For two- or three-day day tours of Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and Tombstone, contact Detours.

Whether you're ready to spend the big bucks at a luxury resort or you're a budget-conscious family that simply needs a place to sleep at night, you'll find plenty of lodging options in Phoenix. See the next section for our hotels guide.