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Tours, Sedona September 13 and other tours Thursday, Sunday, or Monday

Go on a tour of Sedona, Nate American ruins, Montezuma Castle National Monument, and the Red Rock country, with a tour guide describing the beautiful landscapes and cliff dwellings.

Other tours: Grand Canyon, Tombstone, Apache Trail, Verde Canyon & Jerome, Antelope Canyon, Phoenix & Scottsdale, and Mesa Foodie Trail.

AREI attendees receive a 10% discount on tour prices.

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Trip to the Sonoran Desert, September 13

Enjoy the vast and truly spectacular Sonoran Desert in one of the most unique, off-read opportunities of a lifetime. Allow Arizona Territorial Adventures to help you experience the sights, sounds and history of a landscape that holds a beauty and mystique all its own.

Throughout the course of our tour, we’ll take you off the beaten path in an open-air Jeep to witness the desert in a completely new way. You will hear how different Native American nations survived. The ways in which plants and animals were used in a very harsh environment. How the early U.S. Calvary established its presence in the Southwestern region of our country.

Book your tour now before Walker Remington, your Guide, runs out of space, (480) 215-0027!

Thursday, September 13th: Morning tour begins at 8am. Afternoon tour begins at 1pm. Water and soda is provided.

Adults (kids 13 and older): $85
Kids (6 and older): $75

Tour lasts approximately 3 hours!

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Any time, September 14-17, Desert Botanical Gardens

Fee: $20 (You will pay on your own when you visit the gardens.)

The Desert Botanical Garden is home to one of the world’s most spectacular living collections of the world’s desert plants. Unusual plants including giant cacti, century plants and others in a natural setting create a striking visual treat. The Garden’s living collections include more than 4,000 species and approximately 27,650 individual plants for which scientific records are kept. In addition to providing a stunning display, these plants provide scientists from all over the world with information and material for various research projects.

In 2010, the Garden’s living collections of plants in the cactus and agave families were designated as National Collections of these plants by the North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC) of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA). This designation highlights the overall excellence of the Garden’s collections of these marvelous desert plants.

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Any day, September 13-16, Hot Air Balloon Rides

The hot air balloon rides are at sunrise and sunset. You will pay on your own when you go for the hot air balloon ride.

Sunrise fees: $169 with hotel pickup; $149 when you arrive on your own

Sunset fees: $199 with hotel pickup; $179 when you arrive on your own

Pilots will begin the inflation process, giving you the opportunity to become an involved, “hands on” crew member as the gentle giants come to life. You may also choose to observe inflation and take pictures as the sun rises or sets over the hills of the Sonoran Desert. After liftoff, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Sonoran Desert while floating across the sky. After landing, indulge in our Sonoran Sunrise Gourmet Breakfast for the sunrise experience, or Saguaro Sunset Charcuterie at sunset as a post-flight celebration. Includes Prickly Pear Cactus Mimosas, Arizona mesquite smoked turkey breast, assorted fine cheeses, seasonal fresh fruit, local Hickman’s eggs, and uniquely crafted croissants. The breakfast or dinner cost extra.

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Any time, September 13-16, Musical Instrument Museum

Fee: $20

The Musical Instrument Museum continually adds to and enhances over 360 exhibits, representing every nation on earth. Throughout the year,  the museum turns a spotlight on individual countries through engaging and family-friendly events. The museum has a variety of fascinating collections:

  • A magical journey around the globe. MIM’s collection is presented in Geographic Galleries that focus on five major world regions.
  • MIM’s Mechanical Music Gallery features a selection of musical instruments such as player pianos, mechanical zithers, and cylinder music boxes that, by definition, “play themselves.”
  • See, hear, and feel the vibes of instruments played by musical icons including Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley®, Pablo Casals, John Lennon, “King” Sunny Adé, Taylor Swift, Clara Rockmore, Maroon 5, and many others from around the world.

  • MIM’s unique Experience Gallery invites guests of all ages to touch, play, and hear a changing array of instruments from many different cultures.
  • The Target Gallery complements the museum’s permanent collection with exciting and informative traveling exhibitions and special engagements
  • MIM’s Conservation Lab gives guests a behind-the-scenes glimpse at collection maintenance and preservation.

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