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Apache Trail Tour & Steamboat Cruise

by Across Arizona Tours Duration 7h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $129

Immerse yourself in the untold beauty and magic of the Southwest. Take a narrated tour along the historic Apache Trail, a Canyon Lake steamboat cruise, and stop at longstanding mining town Tortilla Flat, as expert tour guides illustrate the Sonoran Desert like you've never seen before.

Begin your morning with a brisk walk along the Apache Trail, a historic stagecoach line named after the native Apache people. Here you can see the only part of the world where the famous saguaro cactuses grow in the wild, reaching 15 – 50 feet (4.5 – 15 m) high during their 150-year lifespans.

At Canyon Lake, board the Dolly Steamboat and relax in the refreshing breeze as the captain describes the geological history and nature distinct to the Sonoran Desert. Keep your eye out for wildlife such as bighorn sheep, bald eagles, and a wide variety of majestic birds.

Just outside the Superstition Mountains sits Tortilla Flat, a historic gold-mining town and the last surviving stagecoach stop along the Apache Trail. Here, take a step back to what life was like at the turn of the 20th century with a saloon that uses horse saddles as bar stools and authentic 100-year-old photos.

Take a short desert walk with your guide along to point out the unique vegetation of the Sonora Desert, including majestic Saguaro Cacti.

Immerse yourself in the untold beauty and magic of the Southwest. Take a narrated tour along the historic Apache Trail, a Canyon Lake steamboat cruise, and stop at longstanding mining town Tortilla Flat, as expert tour guides illustrate the Sonoran Desert like you've never seen before.

Begin your morning with a brisk walk along the Apache Trail, a historic stagecoach line named after the native Apache people. Here you can see the only part of the world where the famous saguaro cactuses grow in the wild, reaching 15 – 50 feet (4.5 – 15 m) high during their 150-year lifespans.

At Canyon Lake, board the Dolly Steamboat and relax in the refreshing breeze as the captain describes the geological history and nature distinct to the Sonoran Desert. Keep your eye out for wildlife such as bighorn sheep, bald eagles, and a wide variety of majestic birds.

Just outside the Superstition Mountains sits Tortilla Flat, a historic gold-mining town and the last surviving stagecoach stop along the Apache Trail. Here, take a step back to what life was like at the turn of the 20th century with a saloon that uses horse saddles as bar stools and authentic 100-year-old photos.

Take a short desert walk with your guide along to point out the unique vegetation of the Sonora Desert, including majestic Saguaro Cacti.

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9:00 AM, Apache Trail Tour & Steamboat Cruise in English

Duration 7h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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$129

Total price is $129, taxes included

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Apache Trail Tour & Steamboat Cruise

Activity Location

Apache Trail

Phoenix

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Phoenix City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    333 North Central Avenue

    Phoenix 85004

  • Scottsdale City Center

    Center Drive

    Scottsdale 85250

  • Tempe City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    1400 East Southern Avenue

    Tempe 85282

  • Mesa Hilton Hotel

    1011 West Holmes Avenue

    Mesa 85210

  • Last minute reservations will be directed to a hotel that is already set.

    Anywhere

    Phoenix 85000


Highlights

  • Scenic stroll along the historic Apache Trail

  • Steamboat cruise on Canyon Lake

  • Narrated history from an expert tour guide

  • Visit to the historic gold-mining town of Tortilla Flat

  • Touring a classic saloon from the early 1900s


Inclusions

  • Guided tour

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa hotel

  • Admission fees

  • 90-minute steamboat cruise

  • Visit to Tortilla Flat

  • Bottled water aboard the van

  • English commentary


Exclusions

  • Lunch


Know Before You Book

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


Apache Trail Tour & Steamboat Cruise ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

5/5 Jul 19, 2019

What a amazing tour! Kim was our guide and she was so knowledgeable seemed about everything. She kept us informed and even interacted with everyone as if we were friends and family from the beginning where she picked us up. Would definitely recommend her and if we ever get the opportunity to do it again, would request her again!! Loved the scenery we got to enjoy!

5/5 Apr 26, 2019

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and a explained a lot. We also went to the Ghost Town, which we enjoyed very much. The boat ride was great.