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Arizona Outback Adventures

Scottsdale, AZ, USA
About Arizona Outback Adventures
Arizona Outback Adventures provides guided adventures across the American West. Our multi-day guided trips include hiking, biking, and multi-sport tours to some of the most beautiful places in the world including Grand Canyon National Park and Havasupai, Bryce and Zion National Parks, Yosemite, Death Valley, and Colorado. In the Scottsdale and Phoenix area we offer full and half-day hiking, biking, rafting, and kayaking, and paddle boarding (SUP) tours to over 8,000 guests each year. Our focus is always on creating a tour experience for our guests that is both fun and educational. We also have a performance-oriented bike rental operation in Scottsdale. Our fleet of nearly 400 bikes offers latest model-year road and mountain bike rentals from well-known brands including Trek, Specialized, and Giant. Maps and trail information is always included - just let us know where you want to go.
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If you’ve ever wanted to raft a river, but don’t know how, get out of the Phoenix heat on a beginner-friendly float. Discover a scenic desert oasis less than an hour from the city. Your guide steers the boat and provides fascinating facts about the flora and fauna of the unique Sonoran Desert. Your whole family can swim, play, or just relax together on this small group adventure.
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from $116.00
Get ready to walk on water! Join us and experience the desert from a thrilling new perspective while on the deck of a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP). Our guided SUP tour is a perfect introduction to stand up paddling. A SUP is similar to a surf board and allows for a standing/paddling form of on-water recreation and touring.

On this tour, we learn the basics of launching and landing, techniques for balancing, kneeling and standing, and how to turn and navigate on gentle water. We’ll also have a great opportunity to learn about the amazing ecosystem of a desert river, and see some of flora and fauna which make this such a unique habitat.

This tour is appropriate for anyone with good physical fitness, a willingness to learn a new skill, and a modest sense of adventure.
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from $100.00
5 reviews
Spend some time exploring the Sonoran Desert with a guide. Learn about the plants and animals of the Phoenix area while you hike through the rocky landscape in the desert. The hikes are designed to suit a variety of fitness levels and abilities and are customized to accommodate the needs of each group.  
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from $60.00
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Explore the Sonoran Desert surrounding the Phoenix/Scottsdale metro area and get to know the beautiful and rugged landscape on a half-day Scottsdale mountain bike tour with AOA. 

AOA’s guided half-day mountain bike tours take place in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, which offers some of the Valley of the Sun’s best mountain biking trails and best views! Whether you’re looking for easy trail riding or expert technical singletrack, our guides know the trails for you.

In order to fit you to the correct bike, please provide each rider's pedal preference (flat, or clipless - spd, time Atac, egg beaters, or if bringing your own) AND each rider's mountain biking experience (how often do you all ride, what type of terrain, and where) to daytours@aoa-adventures.com
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from $112.00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you understand that you are only getting into a raft and floating for a little over an hr. We were more than a little disappointed. You float by all the locals laughing at you in your life jackets on a paid tour while...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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AOAadventures, Manager at Arizona Outback Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I'm sorry to hear that you felt the tour you took was not what you expected. It is always our priority to explain to customers that rafting on the Lower Salt River is a very casual float tour, not a whitewater experience and we'll continue...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Admittedly, we first decided to hike with AOA so we could get a night's stay at Phantom Ranch. However, we were so glad that we choose the guided option. Every detail was taken care of and our worries were limited to packing, (they provide a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome guided hike in the Grand Canyon a few weeks ago through AOA!!! Our guides Dallan & Alex went above & beyond to make sure we had the best experience possible!! Would def recommend this company for any of their guided trips!!!...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My goal was to see the wild horses and we saw so much more.....The scenery is beautiful, the river is relaxing and safe. We saw many wild horses along the river and many had foals. They were in the water eating the grasses and drinking...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really like this outfit - tour guides are great. We also did the stand-up paddle boarding the day before. Our guide, Phil, took us on a 3 mile hike in the McDowell Mountain Preserve and gave us a lot of information on local flora and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super accommodating and set up the bike for me, gave me tools and a pump/tube to bring with me, was in town for a basketball tournament and was glad to find these guys, made my trip!

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Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

I'm not much of a tour person, but if I'm going to do it, I'm doing it with AOA. The guides are professional, knowledgeable and experienced and obviously enjoy what they do. Very professional and a wonderful way to see the desert

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

I've done many hikes with AOA and they've all been absolutely amazing. The guides are professional, knowledgeable, outgoing and experts on desert flora and fauna. I'm not much of a tour person, but if I'm going to do it, I'm doing it with AOA!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

I participated in AOA's 3 day/2 night backpack trip in the Grand Canyon. My friend and I had a great time and thoroughly enjoy our time. AOA's Guide Will provide so much insight on the canyon that I wouldn't have gotten going on my own....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

Your guides were very informative and friendly. The trip was awesome, great way to see the desert. Would definitely do it again.

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Date of experience: June 2019
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November 20, 2018|
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Response from SieraW19 | Property representative |
Hi there! Pricing varies for each day tour. The pricing for each tour with 2 people is below, but if others are added on to your tour it would be 20% off the following prices. For our guided stand up paddle boarding and... More
October 25, 2018|
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Response from 370vincent | Reviewed this property |
The AOA three day rim to rim hike would be great if you are in good shape. They pick you up in Scottsdale, drive to the north rim, have dinner at the lodge, camp overnight, then hike to phantom ranch the next day. On the... More
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August 17, 2018|
Response from James K | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact AOA directly. Your question was routed by Trip Advisor's computer to me, someone who just wrote a review.