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2-Person Guided U-Drive ATV Sand Buggy Tour provided by Desert Dog Offroad Adventures

2-Person Guided U-Drive ATV Sand Buggy Tour

2-Person Guided U-Drive ATV Sand Buggy Tour
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from €253.40 per adult
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from €253.40 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Get your adrenaline pumping as you cruise through the Sonoran Desert landscape on a small-group buggy tour from Scottsdale. This excursion is a great option for adventurous travelers who want an alternative sightseeing experience. Drive over off-road trails, hillsides, and exhilarating terrain. Your guide takes care of navigation, so you’re able to enjoy the stunning surroundings without the worry of getting lost.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Add some excitement to your Arizona vacation
Immerse yourself in desert scenery and plant life
Take a break from the hustle and bustle
Feel secure with a guide on hand at all times
What to expect
Not far from Scottsdale, Arizona, have fun on desert trails as you drive your own ATV with an experienced guide along for the ride, with key advice and top-notch instruction in this fun and safe excursion. Outfitted with goggles and a helmet, make your way along sandy washes and rocky creek beds, eventually crossing ridge lines for a bird’s eye view of the Sonoran Desert. Drive a "C2" Desert car, which is a 2-seat vehicle with a roll cage and seatbelts. Important Note: Each booking must have 2 people.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3121DRIVE
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
U-Drive ATV Tour • Safety equipment including goggles and helmet • Bottled water
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pick up and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
Scottsdale, AZ, USA Guests will receive a text 2 days prior to the tour with directions and instructions.
Inclusions
U-Drive ATV Tour • Safety equipment including goggles and helmet • Bottled water
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pick up and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
Scottsdale, AZ, USA Guests will receive a text 2 days prior to the tour with directions and instructions.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Minimum age for drivers is 16 years
2 people per buggy is required
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Weight restriction per buggy is 400 pounds
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Scottsdale
    Scottsdale, AZ, USA
    Guests will receive a text 2 days prior to the tour with directions and instructions.
    See address & details
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    Tonto National Forest
    Stop: 2 hours
    The beautiful Sonoran Desert awaits as your clipping along in a 400cc, 2 seated Sand Buggy. This is no boring ATV tour! Rock gardens, desert washes and water crossing awaits. Adrenaline junkies wanted!
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  • You'll end at
    Scottsdale
    Scottsdale, AZ, USA
    Guests will receive a text 2 days prior to the tour with directions and instructions.
    See address & details
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Tracy O
Scottsdale, AZ32 contributions
Let's get dirty!
Apr 2021
Had a blast exploring the desert with my college age daughter! You are going to get dirty, but it is so worth it. We had great guides who quickly got us up to speed and then out to the desert we went. Highly recommend this.
Written 2 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Weston F
1 contribution
Desert Dog Off-road adventures
Mar 2020 • Couples
We were searching for an activity to get us out in the desert and we found the best one.
I highly recommend finding some time to go out on this tour. Our tour guide (Luke) was amazing, he was genuinely nice and made sure we had a great time.
If you want to have fun and get a little dirty this is the tour for you. 5 stars!
Written 13 March 2020
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MeO
4 contributions
An Absolute Must!!
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is no leisure trip in a cushy side by side down through some manicured golf course. This tour was done in a custom built buggy through challenging terrain in the middle of the desert. Our guide Ryan was friendly, knowledgeable and provided us with snacks and drinks but also exposed us to an exciting adventure with great photo opportunities. We look forward to future adventures with Desert Hog Hummer Adventures!
Written 11 September 2019
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jkinchicago
Chicago,Illinois10 contributions
We loved it...Awesome Drive Through The Desert
Jun 2019
This experience is SO much fun. It starts out on pretty flat roads where you can get the feel of your car. Then you go through a wide variety of terrain including ups, downs, turns, water, and rocks to name a few...excellent for pretty much any age...The scenery is breathtaking and the Desert Cars allow you to view it unobstructed. There is a stop about midway where you can take in the view and have some water and snacks which are provided. It is dusty though, so bring a bandana to put over your mouth or buy one for a small fee before leave. Plan on coming back dusty and dirty but happy. This was a highlight of my time in AZ and I definitely recommend it!
Written 3 June 2019
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Moe
3 contributions
Awesome Buggy Tour
May 2019 • Family
We had a large family, 14 people, 7 buggies. Was amazing experience. So much fun! Everybody had a blast. Was super dusty, so be prepared for that. But otherwise, was so much fun. We had 70 yr olds down to 8 yr olds. Everybody had a blast. The guides were great! Well worth it $.
Written 5 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cara C
Boston, MA4,246 contributions
Must Do Desert Experience!
Couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off a short trip to the desert!! Desert Dog Adventures and more specifically, Ryan, our guide, was amazing!!

We did the u-drive dune buggy tour. It was the perfect length of time with several stops and a driver switch if you wanted. Ryan even had water and snacks when we stopped at the stream! Plenty of photo ops and just enough freedom during the drive. Ryan showed us an amazing cactus with a ton of arms coming out of it that we decided to name Optimus, haha, and also gave us some information about the desert flowers and insects/animals.

There were several big puddles and the stream was wider than normal due to recent rains. We were 100% soaked through by the time we left, so be prepared with towels/blankets and to shower afterwards. Bringing a bandana to tie around your face and sunglasses will also help keep some dirt out of your mouth!

I really couldn’t recommend this more for anyone looking for a great tour and classic desert experience. It was amazing. Make sure you ask for Ryan!
Written 2 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MaryKate Erickson
Somerville, MA5 contributions
Great Day in the Desert
Dec 2018 • Family
If you are looking for a fun adventure, this is your spot. We were greeted with hot chocolate, warm blankets, muffins and granola bars. Jay and his wife Michelle were amazing and welcoming business owners. Jay made this tour very customized to our needs and he brought us to an amazing lunch spot for some mid-day BBQ. Our tour guide, Kevin, was extremely knowledgeable about anything there was to know about the desert; his passion speaks volumes. Great visit, great experience, fun day and lots of laughs. Everything was above and beyond what most businesses would do! It was something that you can’t get anywhere else, something that we will remember forever. Thank you Jay, Michelle and Kevin for an experience of a lifetime! If you are ever in the area and want to do a little adventuring, this is the only place to go.
Written 29 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ziedy1
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
U drive Dessert Car ( dune buggy tour)
Oct 2018 • Family
My 15 year old son and I had a great time on this trip! It was his birthday present !! The guide was friendly, encouraging, and knowledgeable. We were the only ones booked for that time and the guide gave us his full attention. The only problem we had was the location information on the e-mail confirmation was for their office, not for the site where we were to meet the guide with the vehicles. After a phone call we were pointed to where to meet the guide and all worked perfectly. . The e-mail confirmation should have given us the correct information. Other than that, though, this was a great experience and one of those life experiences we will never forget.
Written 9 October 2018
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Lisa O
1 contribution
Unique and fun experience!
Jun 2018 • Family
My husband and daughter had a ball on this trip! The guide was friendly, encouraging, and knowledgeable. We were the only ones booked for that time and the guide accommodated our schedule, starting earlier than our booking time in order for us to get back on the road to our next destination. The only problem we had was the location information on the e-mail confirmation was for their office, not for the site where we were to meet the guide with the vehicles. We got a phone call about an hour or so before the reserved time to give us the correct information. The e-mail confirmation should have given us the correct information. Other than that, though, this was a great experience. So glad we chose it!!
Written 5 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

wpmccarty
Eagle, ID13 contributions
Seven of us in four cars had a great time just east of Fountain Hills, AZ
Mar 2018 • Family
Our guide met us at an appointed spot on the desert east of Fountain Hills. He gave us a good safety lecture and told us what was up for our tour that morning. The next two hours were spent self driving our four cars (buggys) in single file behind him, over steep inclines, declines, and rocky river bottoms. It was great fun, but always in total control, and the desert scenery was the best. Our guide took good care of our group and was available for questions or any issues we had. We would highly recommend this buggying experience.
Written 30 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Desert Dog Offroad Adventures
underthesea33077
underthesea33077
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Off-road adventure with amazing guide!
Our family of 4 loved this experience, getting to drive our own Jeep through the desert off-road trail with Kevin a
Susan G
Susan G
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Awesome experience!
Great time! Personalized, fun, and safe! Guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Beautiful scenery! I took my thre
788jamiem
788jamiem
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Awesome Buggy Adventure with Luke
We were lucky enough to book a day that only had our family of 4 as a reservation for the Buggy adventure. Luke was
SavyTraveler337
SavyTraveler337
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Unfriendly
Lots of improvement to be done. Unfriendly staff. Lots of improvement to be done. Unfriendly staff....
marcmZ997VU
marcmZ997VU
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Awesome experience
Let me just say that our guide, Kevin, was an amazing human! He had such love and knowledge of land and it’s inhabi
HitTheRoad201
HitTheRoad201
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Great day with Luke!
We had so much fun today ripping around the desert with Luke. The buggy’s are a blast to drive, helmet, cold water
yeof263
yeof263
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Was so worth it!
Our guide was a hoot and very knowledgable. He had a lot of personal stories that added a lot of interest to the t
AZHiker1968
AZHiker1968
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Must Do, Great Trip!
This was a great way to spend the afternoon. Ryan was a fantastic guide and shared a lot of information about the
665alaneb
665alaneb
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Great trip!
My husband and I only had a short time in Phoenix this weekend but we are glad we made this one of our activities!
ellie212016
ellie212016
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An adrenaline rush birthday adventure that won't be forgotten!!
Memories that will last a lifetime!! When planning our trip to Arizona to attend Barrett Jackson car auction and ce
mikesO3653MO
mikesO3653MO
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2 Person U -Drive - Was Fun!
Recently did this tour and it was a lot of fun. Luke was a great guide. Without him we would have been lost in no t
Diane W
Diane W
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Extensive off-road trails
We took the desert dune buggy tour. The area used for the tour is covered with off-road trails, and there w
rudzy1
rudzy1
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8 Person Guided Trip Thanksgiving 2019. It was Wet:)
This is our 13th year visiting Scottsdale for Thanksgiving. Each year we do 1 or 2 fun events for kids and adults.
PinkFloydfan125
PinkFloydfan125
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St. Louis visitors
Our group of 9 ranged in age from 75 to 10 years old, and everyone loved it. Kevin was very knowledgeable about th
Kayla H
Kayla H
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Corporate Dune Buggy Trip
Michelle and her husband were such a pleasure to work with. I contacted several companies in the area for our corpo
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