Desert Discovery

Private & Authentic Half-Day Tour From Scottsdale

Discover the Sonoran Desert like never before. Feel good about your carbon footprint because you’ll be traveling in a private, Tesla Model X electric SUV. Experience an intimate glimpse of the desert with a scenic desert lake hike. Meander through calming xeriscape gardens. Explore epic waterfalls along the Arizona Canal. Learn about the art that inspires a sustainable outlook on life. This half-day tour is perfect for those wanting an authentic desert experience only a local could provide.

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A majestic green cactus standing tall and proud in the desert
Water cascading over a marble platform

Water in the Desert

Private & Educational Full-Day Tour From Scottsdale

This tour revolves around the conservation of water, one of Arizona’s most precious natural resources. Throughout the day you will explore the ways water plays a critical role in the success of our cities. We’ll delve into STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) insights and interpretations of this fascinating natural resource while visiting various artworks, landmarks, and even a locally owned restaurant to paint a picture of how and why water has influenced this unique area.

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Sustainable Tourism

Built on the United Nations World Tourism Organization core principles of sustainable tourism, EcoTours AZ curates responsible tours which respect the places, cultures, peoples, and environments we visit. We strive to make the environment our primary focus, not an afterthought. We love our hometown of Phoenix and Scottsdale. We know our small changes will help ensure the health and happiness of our planet for generations to come.

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Why Book With Us?

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Local, Passionate Guide

With 10+ years of experience in tourism and hospitality education, you’ll be in the best possible hands throughout your experience.

Escape the Tourist Traps

Break free from the crowds and let us take you to the hidden gems only locals know about.

Excellent Storytelling

This isn’t your usual narrated tour. Instead, we expertly craft a unique story as we build upon the nature, art, history, and food you’ll experience.

The all-electric blue/grey Tesla model X

Tesla Model X: Our Tour Vehicle

On each of our desert eco-tours, we will travel in our beautiful Tesla Model X P100D. As an all-electric vehicle, the combination of the powertrain and battery technology gives us unrivaled performance, range, and efficiency. A unique tour in a unique vehicle results in a very memorable experience.

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The Inspiration

Michael & Amber Albright are the minds behind EcoTours AZ. With a combined 53+ years living in Phoenix and Scottsdale, they know and love this area like no other. Michael, aside from his two hospitality and tourism degrees, teaches at Scottsdale Community College’s Hospitality and Tourism Program. Amber, in conjunction with her business marketing background, has worked for over 15 years in operations and administration. Together, they create a powerful team that will do everything to give you the best experience possible.

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Michael and Amber's smiling faces with their young daughter posing for the photo

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