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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
In a high-desert valley surrounded by four mountain ranges, Tucson has emerged from a landscape inhabited by Native Americans 12,000 years ago to become a cosmopolitan city of a half-million — alternately shaped by Spanish invasion, Mexican jurisdiction, Old West settlers and the founding of a major university in 1885. Discover this fascinating evolution during a remarkable city adventure that delves into the area’s archaeology, desert landscapes, arts and music, museums, sumptuous local cuisine and more.


• On a field trip to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, explore a world-class zoo, natural history museum and botanic garden.
• Visit the studio and gallery of the late Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia.
• Experience some of Tucson's special highlights. See our date-specific notes below to find the activites and events that inspire you!

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile over uneven terrain, standing up to one hour.

Date Notes
This program date includes field trips to the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab and Kitt Peak Observatory.2/8/2016
This program date includes a field trip to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.2/22/2016
This program date includes a field trip to Kartchner Caverns.2/29/2016
This program date includes a field trip to Tombstone.3/14/2016
This program date includes a field trip to Tubac.3/21/2016
This program date includes field trips to the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab and Kitt Peak Observatory.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Performances


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