Desert often implies an empty space devoid of life and gravity. Dispel that fraudulent, misconceived delusion with today’s Groupon: $30 gets you a guided raft or kayak tour down the Lower Salt River with Desert Voyagers. Experience the stunning beauty of the Sonoran Desert—the breathtaking mountains and breath-withdrawing land teeming with breath-enhancing wildlife—while enjoying a mild workout and the refreshing splash of river.
Use your Groupon for a guided group tour on a Funwater Raft to learn about the ecology and history of the area (a $68 value), or opt for the peaceful intimacy of a two-person Funyak (a $78 value). During the Funwater Raft tour, you'll paddle with a group, keeping your eyes open for wild mustangs, coyotes, bald eagles, and Abigail Breslin. For the Funyak excursion, paddle your unobtrusive two-seater past curious fauna. Tours depart every day at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. just minutes from Phoenix, and last three to four hours, so bring along your sunscreen and hat.
The lone review on Merchant Circle praises this desert gem:
- Everyone had a great time and threatened to take over the raft when the tour was over because we didn’t want to get off the river! The views are stunning, the history interesting, and the wildlife abundant. – Donna Harrington, Merchant Circle
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Desert Voyagers offers trips in Funwater Rafts and Funyaks. Adding fun to an existing word is a great way to emphasize fun in an already fun activity, but it’s also effective at turning not-so-fun activities into really fun-sounding activities:
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