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Apache Trail Tour & Steamboat Cruise

By Across Arizona Tours
Price is AU$186per adult


Free cancellation available
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Selective hotel pickup
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • Scenic stroll along the historic Apache Trail

  • Steamboat cruise on Canyon Lake

  • Narrated history from an expert tour guide

  • Visit to the historic gold-mining town of Tortilla Flat

  • Touring a classic saloon from the early 1900s

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from your Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe or Mesa hotel

  • What's included

    Admission fees

  • What's included

    90-minute steamboat cruise

  • What's included

    Visit to Tortilla Flat

  • What's included

    Bottled water aboard the van

  • What's included

    English commentary

  • What's excluded


Know before you book

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Roundtrip transport is available from most centrally located Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

Immerse yourself in the untold beauty and magic of the South-west. Take a narrated tour along the historic Apache Trail, a Canyon Lake steamboat cruise, and stop at the long-standing mining town Tortilla Flat, as expert tour guides illustrate the Sonoran Desert like you've never seen before.

Begin your morning with a brisk walk along the Apache Trail – a historic stagecoach line named after the native Apache people. Here you can see the only part of the world where the famous saguaro cactuses grow in the wild, reaching 5-15 metres (15-50 feet) high during their 150-year lifespans.

At Canyon Lake, board the Dolly Steamboat and relax in the refreshing breeze as the captain describes the geological history and distinct nature of the Sonoran Desert. Keep your eye out for wildlife such as bighorn sheep, bald eagles and a wide variety of majestic birds.

Just outside the Superstition Mountains sits Tortilla Flat – a historic gold-mining town and the last surviving stagecoach stop along the Apache Trail. Here, take a step back to what life was like at the turn of the 20th century with a saloon that uses horse saddles as bar stools and authentic 100-year-old photos.

Take a short desert walk with your guide along to point out the unique vegetation of the Sonora Desert, including majestic Saguaro Cacti.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Apache Trail
  • Phoenix AZ

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Phoenix City Center (Hotel Pickup)
    • 333 North Central Avenue
    • Phoenix Arizona 85004
    • Scottsdale City Center
    • Center Drive
    • Scottsdale Arizona 85250
    • Tempe City Center (Hotel Pickup)
    • 1400 East Southern Avenue
    • Tempe Arizona 85282
    • Mesa Hilton Hotel
    • 1011 West Holmes Avenue
    • Mesa Arizona 85210
    • Last minute reservations will be directed to a hotel that is already set.
    • Anywhere
    • Phoenix Arizona 85000

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