What You'll Get
Besides being great exercise, hiking through the desert allows for rare glimpses of Mother Nature's arid artwork, such as her sublime mesa sunsets and private sand sculptures of Teddy Roosevelt as a bare-chested centurion. Sneak a peek at the planet's secret sketchbook with today's Groupon: for $150, you get a personalized private excursion for two adults (a $300 value) in the Sonoran Desert from Take a Hike Arizona in Scottsdale.
The seasoned trekkers at Take a Hike Arizona garnish the pristine Sonoran Desert with paisley pastiches of footprints as they lead wayfarers on personalized voyages through twisting trails and clandestine canyons. Expand your appreciation for the complex eco-system of this picturesque wilderness during an exhilarating half-day expedition that lasts 2–4 hours. The excursion can be customized into a leisurely, moderate, or challenging hike, depending on your level of experience or possession of an ephemeral quality that grizzled newspaper editors call “moxie.” In addition to possessing expert knowledge about local botanical and animal life, each tour guide is a rubber-stamped practitioner of first aid and CPR. Preadolescent amblers 12 and under are free with a paying adult, receive a complimentary disposable camera, and will be treated to games such as "desert bingo," an interactive game to keep kids engaged in the hike. Bottled water, snacks, ponchos (if necessary), and the use of backpacks and trekking poles are provided, so there is no need to bring tupperware containers of water or socks filled with emergency fondue.
More than 120 Meetup reviewers recommend Take a Hike Arizona:
- I just did my first hike with Take a Hike and had the best time. Cant [sic] wait for the next one. – Carrie Bernal
- You will feel right at home with these nice caring people. Open to answering questions about hiking, and where to go. I really enjoyed every person I had the privilege to talk to. – Kathleen
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required, subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.