Day 1: Travel east through Arizona enjoying the ever-changing desert vistas.
This morning, stop at Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch. This awesome spot has been voted one of the Best Roadside Attractions in America! Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch is a three generation family owned and operated working ostrich ranch. You may have seen the ranch on any number of TV shows such as “Larry the Cable Guy – Only in America”, “Extreme Roadside Attractions”, “Chef vs City”, “Amazing Animals”, “Arizona Highways”, and many more but there is no substitute for experiencing it upclose and personal. Joining the ostrich are a host of other critters: Miniature Sicilian Donkeys, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Fallow Deer, Prairie Dogs, Peking Ducks, “The Goat Penthouse” and the “Hole in the Wall Gang” featuring Boar Goats, and the all-time favorite Rainbow Lorikeets.
Later, arrive in Tucson and visit your choice of attraction, covering your own admission upon arrival.
1) The Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, which for a half-century has enchanted millions of visitors with its exhibits of live animals in astonishingly natural settings. At the same time, the Museum has gained a worldwide repute in the scientific community as an institution committed to researching and protecting the land, plants, and the animals of the Sonoran Desert region.
2) Old Tucson Studios, the famous movie location and theme park, a Western town originally built as the set for the 1939 movie Arizona. In the years since, Old Tucson has been used during the filming of John Wayne’s Rio Lobo, Rio Bravo, and El Dorado; Clint Eastwood’s The Outlaw Josey Wales; Kirk Douglas’s Gunfight at the O.K. Corral; Paul Newman’s The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean; and, more recently, Tombstone and Geronimo. Passing through the gates, guests are transported back to a time when fearless men with six shooters ruled the Old West. Saunter down the streets of Hollywood’s most famous movies; walk in the footsteps of movie legends like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and hundreds more.In addition to its historic role as a film location, Old Tucson Studios is Southern Arizona’s premier outdoor entertainment venue with a full array of live shows, thrilling stunts, Old West dramas, saloon musicals, trail rides and fun for all. Admission $16.95+.
Check in to the Desert Diamond Casino Hotel. The evening is unstructured. Play some Bingo, try your hand at the slots,enjoy a leisurely dinner. The casino hosts over 1000 fast-paced slot machines, blackjack, poker, bingo, and keno, and also offers a full-service bar, grill, and a 24-hour snack bar for late night munchies.
Day 2: Saddle up for Tombstone Arizona. Find out why Tombstone is known as “The Town Too Tough To Die.” Explore the Crystal Palace Saloon, OK Corral, walk the streets where the gunslingers of old carried out their infamous shoot-outs. See the World’s Largest Rose Tree. Shopping for jewelry, rocks and minerals is excellent. Truly an Historical American Landmark, Tombstone is America’s best example of our 1880 western heritage, which is well preserved with original 1880’s buildings and artifacts featured in numerous museums. Big Nose Kate’s and the Crystal Palace Saloon, and other cafes, offer plenty of choice for a no-host lunch.
This afternoon, board the coach for Bisbee (or remain in Tombstone if you prefer). The town is rich in history, diverse in culture, big in imagination. A former copper mining boom town, the Bisbee of today supports an active and varied population. Bisbee retains its welcoming spirit, offering visitors a rich mix of art, music, history, architecture, outdoor activities, and dining. Explore quaint shops, museums and historic sights.
This evening, rest your head at the Sierra Vista Suites, a light complementary dinner is available or next door is La Casita Mexican Restaurant and Cantina.
Day 3: After a short ride, arrive at San Xavier del Bac Co-op. This 860 acre organic farm, produces traditional Native American crops, including alfalfa, mesquite, beans and corn. Before turning westward towards Yuma, visit San Xavier del Bac Mission known as “the white dove of the desert“. Step inside for a look at the art and architecture of this beloved Arizona treasure.
This is a Moderate Activity Level tour. The itinerary includes numerous departures from the motorcoach, walking at your own pace at various attractions, and steps. Persons of limited mobility should consider the appropriateness of this tour in relation to their physical abilities.
6:00AM depart Yuma
6:30AM depart Foothills
$289 pp/do … escorted tour includes 1 night accommodations at Desert Diamond Hotel and Casino, with breakfast morning and a welcome reception, 1-night accommodations at Sierra Vista Suites with complementary light dinner and breakfast, admission to Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Farm, tour at San Xavier del Bac Co-op, and deluxe motorcoach transportation. $409 single.
Sunday – Tuesday
Call 928-783-8888 to speak with a reservationist
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