Shaka Guide's Saguaro National Park tour takes you to the best that the park's Tucson Mountain side has to offer. You'll go to some of the most scenic hikes, stop at an informative visitor center, see interesting viewpoints and discovery spots, and drive through the unmatched grandeur of the Sonoran desert at its best! It's a great way to experience Saguaro National Park on your own time and with your own personal guide at your fingertips.
Water: Bring plenty of water and drink it. Dehydration can happen long before you’re really thirsty.
Sun: Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Many of the trails have no shade.
Cacti: Getting poked is no joke.Wear closed-toed shoes with good soles and be careful to protect leashed pets.
Road hazards: Go slow at all times. Look for animals crossing. Never enter running water that’s of unknown depth or deeper than 4 inches. Check with the rangers for up-to-date closure information.
Animals: Keep a safe distance from any wildlife you encounter, for their sake and yours.
Park entry: $25/car good for 7 days in either section of Saguaro National Park
Lunch: $10-20/person (Important: there are no restaurants inside the park. The closest is in the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, just outside the park border. Not much further is the Coyote Pause Cafe.)
Gifts/Souvenirs: $20-50 (Who doesn’t like getting a stuffie, cap, or t-shirt, right?)
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: $25/adult, $14/youth (This isn’t an official stop on the tour, but it’s highly recommended.)
We recommend going as early as you can for two reasons: One, the desert is cooler in the morning, meaning you’ll be more comfortable and safer on those hikes. But two, it’s also prettiest in morning light, making for great photos. You'll want to spend 2-6 hours here.
The park is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.
No. This tour can only be done in one direction.
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