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Travel and Adventure
The Garden offers guided travel and adventure suited to a wide variety of interests and schedules. Hike riparian habitats and mountains of southwest Arizona or enjoy the summer exploring cooler climate areas. Watch the sun rise or set as you float along the Salt River. Marvel at thousands of cranes on one of our bird-watching tours. Expand your travel portfolio and learn from experts in the field. Watch feature locations come alive when paired with our rich and diverse programming.

Birding Hotspot: Kachina Wetlands
Regular Price: $337.00
Member Price: $269.00
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Friday | Aug. 17 | 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Let your senses take flight as you immerse yourself in the avian wonders of Kachina Wetlands and the Arboretum at Flagstaff. Start the morning with Kathe Anderson exploring the Wetlands, where wildflowers bloom and a placid pond attracts awesome ospreys, swallows and waterfowls, along with local woodpeckers, sparrows and jays. As the day warms up, head north to the Arboretum for a picnic lunch and leisurely stroll through the wooded grounds listening and looking for robins, warblers and hummingbirds. Price includes transportation, entrance fee and picnic lunch. Limit 10.
Session Summer 2018: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 6:00AM - 5:00PM   (10 AVAIL)

Watson Lake Kayaking
Regular Price: $282.00
Member Price: $225.00
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Friday | Aug. 24 | 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Spend a perfect summer day kayaking through the otherworldly beauty of Watson Lake. Gain a new appreciation for Arizona's geological history and diversity as you glide amongst huge granite boulders and tiny lake islands. A cool, quiet escape from the Phoenix bustle and heat, Watson Lake provides a meditative and inspiring retreat for explorers of all ages and skill levels. Price includes transportation, entrance fee, picnic lunch, guide and equipment. Limit 12.
Session Summer 2018: Fri, Aug 24, 2018 7:00AM - 2:00PM   OPEN


Travel and Adventure program registration may be canceled up to two weeks prior to the start date minus 30% of the registration cost. If you are unable to attend a class/workshop, you may transfer your registration to an alternate participant with your confirmation. Desert Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel programs at its discretion. Programs will run as scheduled, regardless of weather, unless participants are contacted directly by Garden staff either by phone or email. We reserve the right to substitute any instructors in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Please contact or call 480 481.8146 (Option 2).