Horseback Riding

11 day sample itinerary

Arizona Cities and Cowboys Multi Centre

Taste of the West

Arizona is a mix of diverse cites in this suggested multi centre we recommend you pair Phoenix and Scottsdale with an unforgettable stay in the Tanque Verde Ranch and release your inner cowboy.

Start your adventure in Phoenix, where you’ll find a mix of green golf courses, mountain trails and fashionable shopping malls. Take a day to explore the Sonoran Desert and witness the many Saguaro Cactus. Your next stop is the Tanque Verde Ranch, enjoy the authentic trail rides, outdoor BBQ’s. This ranch offers riding lessons and horsemanship classes for all abilities.  

Complete your Arizona holiday with a stay in Scottsdale. Take time to explore the Old Town, with its mix of galleries, boutiques and popular restaurants. Ensure you stop by one of award winning wine tasting rooms or local breweries for your final taste of Arizona.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Hike on one of many trails in Phoenix
  • Explore the Desert Botanical Gardens
  • Saddle up and take to horseback
  • Head out on a breakfast ride
  • Enjoy the many outdoor activities Scottsdale offers

Sample Itinerary Summary

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11 days
Guide Price
£3,469 per person
Price based on
Based on 07 March 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with American Airlines, staying for 3 nights room only in a Double Room (Phoenix), 5 nights room only in a Double Room (Tucson) and 2 nights room only in an Eames Room (Scottsdale) including car hire.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
  • Phoenix
    3 nights
  • Tucson
    5 nights
  • Scottsdale
    2 nights
Private basis, Self-Guided

Itinerary Breakdown

  • Phoenix

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Hike Camelback Mountain
    • Visit the Desert Botanical gardens
    • Explore the Heard Museum
    • Take a day trip to Sedona and explore ancient Native American civilizations
  • Tucson

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Stay at the Tanque Verde Ranch
    • Explore the desert and mountains
    • Guided hiking and biking
    • Enjoy mountain adventure horseback rides
    • Take in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert sunrise om horseback
  • Scottsdale

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Hike in the desert head to McDowell Sonoran Preserve
    • Explore Pinnacle Peak Park
    • Enjoy live entertainment and visit art galleries of ArtWalk
    • Tour the wilderness of the Apache Trai

Central Arizona is an idyllic playground retreat in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. But don't be fooled into Phoenix is all sand and dunes and cacti, think cowboys and red rock buttes nestled alongside cutting edge cuisine and high fashion malls. This is where the old west meets the new west and is the perfect gateway to the Grand Canyon. Focused entirely around relaxation, you'll be able to spend your days at local art galleries, relaxing in a spa or on one of the many golf courses. The area has a fantastic sunshine record with over 300 days of clear blue skies each year, which make it perfect for an outdoor lifestyle. 


Set in Arizona's desert and mountain terrain you'll find one of America's old time ranches, where you'll experience the ultimate dude ranch. Whether you are an experienced horse rider or whether you want to learn, you'll find everything your need here, Explore the desert on horseback on the many trails with a guide, take part in team penning and herd cattle. Take in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert on a sunrise or sunset horseback ride, climb the trails to get an amazing view. With three hearty meals included from cowboy cookouts where you'll enjoy an authentic BBQ experience, to breakfast rides where you taste the famous blueberry pancakes, your sure to never go hungry. 


Sunny Scottsdale is a luxurious desert treat offering numerous golf courses, relaxing spas, upscale shopping and the Sonoran Desert to explore. Take to the skies in a hot air balloon or helicopter for a stunning bird's eye view of the desert and the surrounding mountains. Head to view the Frank Lloyd Wright Spire or head to the arts district to view the many art galleries.