Experience Arizona!

Our goal is to immerse you in the history, the beauty, the hidden and the mysterious corners of this great state. Experience one of the most visited visually stunning places on earth!


Meet Your Guide

Jarrod Riddle

Jarrod Riddle

Spirit of Arizona Tours doesn’t just show you Arizona but immerses you in the spirit and heart of Arizona. We want you to really experience, what makes Arizona the destination for tourists from all over the world.

At Spirit of Arizona Tours, you’re not touring with a mystery tour guide. Your experience starts and stops with me. I have been guiding this state personally for over 10 years. I love this state. I love the history, the beauty and the mysterious that comes with it. My passion is having you experience what makes this state unique and delivering the quality tour you deserve. All of our stops are hand-picked for their diversity and uniqueness with many of the tours we offer not available through other agencies.

I have been guiding and personally exploring this state for many years and know what will stand out to make your experience as memorable as possible. I’ve worked for the state of Arizona in their history department and in 2018 I coauthored a presentation at the Arizona state historic preservation conference. I’ve also had the privilege of assisting with curating a Wyatt Earp exhibit in the city of Tombstone’s courthouse museum. My strongest field of knowledge is history, but I am very well versed in desert ecology, botany and zoology. Loving the state and all great locations that I do; all of our stops are hand-picked. No other tours explore the variety of locations that we do.


Why we do this

To enjoy a one-of-a-kind tour that’s sure to meet any interest and experience the beauty and wonder of the great state of Arizona. Whether you are a valley native or visiting from out of state, take a tour and learn about Arizona’s deep history, take in the breathtaking scenery or experience the mysterious past of the old west.

Why choose us?

Explore Arizona with a local, accredited historian.

We provide unique, private Arizona tours. For more than 10 years, we have been leading unique adventure tours focusing on the history, culture, and food of the American Southwest.

We are proud to be the premier tour guide in this area. Our tours provide excellent insights about Arizona, along with detailed information about desert ecology, botany, and zoology. All Spirit of Arizona day tours are led by a local historian passionate about providing the best tours in Arizona.

Vistas and Wine

Travel across Arizona and be amazed by the colorful scenery. Colorful red rock canyons, giant saguaro cactus, and flowering desert botanicals are just some of the picturesque sites to see. Uncover more of the desert flora and fauna with a knowledgeable local guide. Take a ride through the lush Verde Valley and sample the fantastic wine that is produced here each year. Our tours in Arizona invite you to sit back, relax, and leave the driving to us.

Wild West Tales

Come with us on a journey through the Sonoran Desert as we discuss the unique characteristics of this arid desert landscape. Explore Tombstone and hear the tales of the Wild West as history comes to life. Find out what life was like for those early settlers who lived in an 1800s boomtown. Our guided Arizona tours will show you legendary sites like the OK Corral, Boothill Cemetery, and the Birdcage Theater and Saloon.

Ghosts and Mysteries

Our ghost tours share mysterious stories of intrigue, homicide, and lawlessness. Venture into a well-preserved ghost town that's listed on the national registry of historic places. Our most popular excursion, the Haunted Phoenix Pub Tour, visits three pubs with a dark and mysterious past. We'll take you to a haunted hotel bar, a warehouse where a card game went bad, and the spot where a mafia meeting went horribly wrong.


A slice of paradise Arizona

Arizona is the sixth largest state physically and is perhaps best known for its weather and geography. Southern Arizona features a hot desert climate, while northern Arizona is full of forests, mountain ranges and canyons. There are several national parks, monuments and forests in the state, including the Grand Canyon.

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Most likely. For multi-party tours our range of pick up is slightly modified for tour timing purposes. If it is a private tour we can almost certainly pick up and drop off at your desired location.

Comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Snacks if you prefer. Make sure to check the weather reports because the weather at our destination is often different than the Phoenix area.

Car seat aged children are allowed on private tours only. Booster seats are allowed on all tours.

Water is provided on all day tours. You may bring any beverage you would like. Must be in a closed containers and cans allowed. Absolutely no glass allowed on board for safety reasons.

Lunch is not included. You will receive ample time and suggestions for lunch at our featured destinations.

Unfortunately, there is not. However, we do make frequent stops on all tour routes.

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