Activities that get the pulse racing are well worth trying, and Tucson activities give you an exciting and enormous range to choose from. It is advisable to arrive armed with an idea of what you want to see and do, because in Tucson you will find an unrivalled selection of many unique and special activities. BBOnline recommends the following activities to get your vacation at an Oro valley Inn up and running.
Black Diamond Hummer Tours
P. O. Box 36494
This is an action packed activity to put at the very top of your Tucson activities list. Black Diamond Hummer Tours offer off-road tours in Hummer H2 vehicles that take you on nail biting driving expeditions. It is comfortable and quiet inside the air conditioned off-roader, but the performance of the Hummer will have you gripping your seat with excitement. Full day and half day tours are available. You can choose a scenic tour via the relatively flat Sonora Desert dirt roads or go for the unbelievable 4-wheel drive of your life as the Hummer does a two- and three-wheel crawl over rocks and bounces over boulders. Bottled water, soft drinks and snacks are provided. There are only five passengers allowed per trip, and reservations are strongly advised. Do not miss this unique Tucson adventure.
Balloon America, Inc.
P. O. Box 31255
Balloon America has certified commercial pilots with a combined total of 28 years of experience and more than 6,000 hours of flight time, who will fly you safely over the picturesque splendor of Tucson and the surrounding area. You can choose to fly from La Mariposa Resort on the northeastern side of Tucson for an enchanting adventure over a scenic route that is unique to Balloon America. Sights to see include the snow covered Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains, the Coronado National Forest and Sabino Canyon.
If you're a night owl, book the Fly By Night Tours that operate just outside of Tucson in Marana and Avra Valley, which is known to locals as Dogpatch. This is the perfect adventure for romantics. Reserve your tour to avoid disappointment. This tour is wheelchair accessible.
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way
This involves keeping your feet on the ground, as the Tucson Botanical Gardens try to sweep you off them. In this magnificent 5-acre oasis you can admire all the wonders of nature in an explosion of color, and see unique species of tropical and exotic flora and fauna that will both inspire and delight you. There are 16 specialty gardens, including the majestic Butterfly Magic at the Gardens area that must not be missed. Opening times are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There are with price levels, with admission to the Gardens and Butterfly Magic a little higher than the general admission charge, which excludes the Butterfly section. Check for confirmation of prices, guided tours and special event announcements. Catch these Tucson activities and lots more worth trying from the comfort of your Oro Valley bed and breakfast.