- $136 for a four-hour Jeep tour for up to four ($480 value)
A CPR-certified driver whisks up to four passengers away on an off-roading adventure through dry wash beds, over small hills, and across ridge tops. From there, guests can spot several tree and cacti species and may even catch a glimpse of lizards, coyotes, and wild burros. The tour also journeys to Lake Pleasant and the Castle Hot Springs resort, whose attendees have included Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. Snacks and soft drinks are included on each four-hour excursion.
AZ Jeep Tours
Born in 1945, Fred Amator's Arizona-bound life began on a dairy farm southwest of Phoenix. Later, work took him across the state, from the Sonoran Desert and Mogollon Rim to the Grand Canyon. During his Jeep tours, the CPR-certified driver's intimate knowledge of Arizona comes alive as he escorts two–four guests on desert journeys full of historical anecdotes, rather than mirages of Benjamin Franklin greedily chugging water.
During expeditions, Amator’s passengers take in panoramic views of the Gila Bend Mountains, off-road past the native trees and cacti around the White Tank Mountains, or potentially spot coyotes and rabbits at Margie's Peak. Amator also accompanies guests on three-hour trips to a farm in West Phoenix, where they observe fields full of growing cotton and the beginning of vegetable season before touring a dairy.