With over 300 days of sunshine every year, there’s no better place to go during the cold winter months than the warm desert of Arizona. Come and enjoy fun-filled days in the greenest desert in the US and arguably one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes in America. Within this stunning state, get a taste of the Old West with a horseback ride among iconic Saguaro cacti, experience awe and wonder at the majestic Grand Canyon, learn about unique flora and fauna not found elsewhere on the planet, and spend audacious days enjoying an assortment of family friendly activities. On this adventure we fly, hike, cycle, paddle, horseback ride and more though this beautiful country, get to know the native cultures that have called the Southwest home for generations.
Trip designed by Travel Expert Annik Boulva
You'll be picked up from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and driven south into the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Depending on your arrival time, there is an optional warm-up hike before you're taken to your luxury home for the next three nights, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.
You'll enjoy a half-day of beginner friendly rock climbing on mighty Mount Lemmon, the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Following a picnic lunch, you'll be driven to the very top of the mountain where you'll take a beautiful hike among the flora and fauna.
Pack your bathing suit as today's hike leads us to the rejuvenating Seven Falls, a seven-tiered waterfall in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. Being so close to the Mexican border, tonight you'll be treated to dinner at a B&R favourite Mexican restaurant.
After taking in an unforgettable Arizonan sunrise, you'll explore the beauty of the McDowell Mountain Preserve on foot and by bike. This evening Old Town Scottsdale will be yours to explore.
Get ready for a full day to play on the flowing Salt River. What vessel you navigate is up to you, be it a paddle board, a raft or an inflatable kayak. This evening you'll saddle up on horseback for an absolutely gorgeous ride through the Sonoran Desert at sunset before enjoying a feast around a campfire.
Today is sure to be a major highlight of the trip as you take a one-of-a-kind journey to the Grand Canyon.
Wake to a relaxing morning at the Four Seasons. Enjoy a late breakfast and perhaps a self-guided hike to Pinnacle Peak before you begin your onward journey. Your guide will provide transportation to the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.