Arizona Desert Museum Full Day Tour

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Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 2



English (fluent)

Desert Museum, National Monument and Tucson Art Museum Tour

This tour is for those who love the desert and its natural beauty and interesting wildlife.

From nature to art we will spend the day experiencing the southwestern desert.

Tour starts out in the morning with a visit to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Nestled within the lushest desert on Earth explore the Sonoran Desert wildlife world of Mexican wolves, road runners, saguaros, iconic venomous lizards and snakes. A cave, mineral collection, aquarium and gallery make the visit unforgettable.

Drive through the Sahuaro National Monument where you will see 1, 000's of sahuaro cacti and Gates Pass with its beautiful southwest scenic and picturesque views.

Enjoy a relaxing lunch at Tucson's most historic Mexican restaurant followed by an afternoon visit to the Tucson Desert Art Museum with exhibitions and gallery shop.


8:00 a. m. Pick up at La Paloma Resort
8:30 a. m. Drive through Gates Pass Tucson Mountain Reserve Park on way to Desert Museum
9:00 a. m. Arrive at Sonora Desert Museum
11:00 a. m. Pick up from Sonora Desert Museum and drive through
Sahuaro National Monument stopping at Red Hills Visitor Center

Noon Drive to Downtown Lunch at the Hub (Menu available)

1:30 p. m. Leave downtown area drive to Art Museum
2:00 Arrive at Tucson Desert Art Museum
4:00 Return to La Paloma Resort

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours 30 min.

Duration is approximate (may run a little longer or littler shorter) as we want to make sure you spend your time as you desire. Tucson Desert Art Museum closes at 4:00 p.m. so as long as you are at the museum by 1:30 or 2:00 you should have time to enjoy the museum at your leisure.


I will be transporting you in a premium car rental or mid size SUV. Transportation is rented so it will be in excellent condition and with Air Conditioning.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation from hotel, duration of tour, and return to hotel
Admission to Arizona Sonora Desert Museum (2 people)
Lunch for 2 people (including one alcoholic beverage each if desired) at the El Charro Restaurant or similar priced restaurant downtown.
Admission to Tucson Desert Art Museum (2 people)
National Park Fee at Sahuafo National Monument
Light Snack provided in transportation
Drinking Water

What’s Extra

Other: Please bring with you:
Comfortable walking shoes
Any money you may need if you desire to shop and make purchases in gift shops, art gallery or stores

Private tour guide Lorraine

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