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Magical Saguaro Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Tucson, United States

Experience hosted by Tara

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Welcome Saguaro Fun Hunters!
This active, immersive and challenging adventure is a deeper dive into the nature, history and art of the desert. It is a 2 hour hunt of a list of creative challenges, social experimentation and being amateur detectives on the hunt for the type of local stories a good tour guide would tell you.
The magic part of this experience is YOU! Its a co-creation between you and your host that is not a passive event like a film, or tour. This happens because you take on the missions and go make it happen.
For optimal results, guests decide to jump in and play "full on."
Pick your super hero team name before our pre-hunt powwow and come ready for an exhilarating and unique adventure.
You may even make a friend or two. You do need Whats App to interact with your host and send clues back and forth.
Q. Will we be finding GPS points, solving math clues and using GPS, like on most scavenger hunts?
A. No, these hunts are quite different. Come prepared for something completely new.

FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE FOR TIMES AND DATES NOT ON THE SCHEDULE WHEN YOU READY TO BOOK.
Welcome Saguaro Fun Hunters!
This active, immersive and challenging adventure is a deeper dive into the nature, history and art of the desert. It is a 2 hour hunt of a list of creative challenges, social experimentation and being amateur detectives on the hunt for the type of local stories a good tour guide would tell you.
The magic part of this experience is YOU! Its a co-creation between you and your host that is not a passive event…

Meet your host, Tara

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 35 Reviews
  • Identity verified
"Its an honor and creative challenge to curate short adventures for people in beautiful and inspirational places."
Tara has been an Arizona guide for 25 years, professional storyteller,international traveler and a filmmaker who produced a documentary about a Peace Walk through the United Kingdom .
She hosts super fun and creative scavenger hunts in Sedona, Jerome, Grand Canyon, Taos, Santa Fe, Hanalei, Kona, San Francisco. She owns Creative Soul Scavenger Hunts.

Please feel free to message for a change of time request.I can often accommodate alternate start times.

Joan Boldt, Airbnb Superhost( and desert lover from Canada) is a cohost for some of these events.
"Its an honor and creative challenge to curate short adventures for people in beautiful and inspirational places."
Tara has been an Arizona guide for 25 years, professional storyteller,international traveler and a filmmaker who produced a documentary about a Peace Walk through the United Kingdom .
She hosts super fun and creative scavenger hunts in Sedona, Jerome, Grand Canyon, Taos, Santa Fe, Hanalei, Kona, San Francisco. She owns Creative Soul Scavenger Hunts.

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Wed, 21 Apr
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Thu, 22 Apr
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Where you'll be

Your hunt will take exploring on a gorgeous trail in Northern Tucson, home of one of the most fantastic desert environments in the world.

There is a $8 parking charge not included in your fee.
Kendria
April 2021
My young daughters and I participated in the scavenger hunt. The younger girls enjoyed the photo challenges. My teen lost interest halfway through... You don’t meet your host directly- everything is done on What’s App- and I think we would have preferred a more hands on approach with something in our hands to read and check off. Overall, it was something fun to do to get us outside in nature. We also loved the challenge to do a random act of kindness... we need more of that! It was hot! So bring water and sunscreen!
My young daughters and I participated in the scavenger hunt. The younger girls enjoyed the photo challenges. My teen lost interest halfway through... You don’t meet your host direc…
Carene
March 2021
Wow! What a fun family adventure. We did this with our 3 kids ages 12,14, and 17. All had lots of fun doing the different challenges and exploring the canyon. We got expert advise from the local ranger, because our original trial was closed- which made it even better. It took us a little over the 2 hours, but Joan was super flexible and gave use a little more time to visit. We included other people around us, which made it more fun. Would recommend for any location offered. Lots of knowledge about nature, culture, and more.
Wow! What a fun family adventure. We did this with our 3 kids ages 12,14, and 17. All had lots of fun doing the different challenges and exploring the canyon. We got expert advise…
Nayda
March 2021
It was interesting. Made us take some unexpected photos to have as memories. Interesting factual information was provided. However some of the directed activities required talking or walking up to strangers. We were expecting clues and places to find.
It was interesting. Made us take some unexpected photos to have as memories. Interesting factual information was provided. However some of the directed activities required talking…
Christine
March 2021
This Magical Scavenger Hunt was fun and creative! Tara gives you open ended “prompts” to search for or interpret. I loved the divergent thinking of it all!! I highly recommend this as a way to truly get to know a new place...interactive and meaningful. 💜❤️💙
This Magical Scavenger Hunt was fun and creative! Tara gives you open ended “prompts” to search for or interpret. I loved the divergent thinking of it all!! I highly recommend t…
Ben
February 2021
Tara hosted a wonderful experience for us in a most amazing place, Sabino Canyon, Tucson. Our girls were engaged for the entire scavenger hunt, learning about the desert around us while experiencing it's grand beauty. Great way to bond!
Erica
January 2021
We had so much fun on this experience. Tara creates a list of activities that are to be completed within 2-hours. She is at a distance and uses WhatsApp to communicate with the team as we progress through the tasks. I appreciated the socially distanced approach and even if it weren’t during a pandemic, I like this approach because it allowed our family to be together without the dynamic of another person. We brought both our dogs along as well as our 10 year old daughter. This is an experience we will count as a top memory from our winter 20-21 camper van adventure!
We had so much fun on this experience. Tara creates a list of activities that are to be completed within 2-hours. She is at a distance and uses WhatsApp to communicate with the t…

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Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

sturdy walking shoes, long pants,water bottle, sense of adventure, hat, fully charged Smart phone with Whats App, lighthearted spirit and openness to a different type of adventure

$8 to pay the parking fee