Hummingbirds & Arizona History

March 13, 2020

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Join Pleasurebent Tours and our expert birding guide as we explore Southern Arizona. We start the day at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds, in Patagonia. Visitors come from around the world to observe hummingbirds in a backyard made world-famous among birders by Wally and Marion Paton. Afterwards we visit The Empire Ranch, established in the 1860’s as a homestead ranch of 160 acres. After a tasty box lunch, we will travel to Fairbank, a ghost town along the San Pedro River established in 1881 which was so strategically located among the mines and forts and communities in the Arizona territory that it grew to 15,000 people before being slowly abandoned over decades in the 1900’s. We’ll end our day at Murray Springs Clovis Site near Sierra Vista – one of the Smithsonian’s “Great Clovis Sites” – discovered in 1966 and excavated for four years. Prehistoric Paleo-Indians hunted large mammals here, such as mammoth, bison and early relatives of horses and camels. These people became known by their advance fluted spear points first found near Clovis, N.M.


Transportation

Motorcoach

Duration

11 hours

Activity Level 3

Moderate

Meals

Lunch included

Availability

Available


Tour Highlights

  • Expert bird guides
  • Paton Center for Hummingbirds
  • Tour the Empire Ranch
  • Box lunch
  • Tour ghost town of Fairbank
  • Visit Murray Springs Clovis Site near Sierra Vista – one of the Smithsonian’s “Great Clovis Sites”

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
  • Box lunch
  • Expert bird guide
  • Services of tour director
  • Bus refreshments
  • Driver tip


Itinerary

Join Pleasurebent Tours and our expert birding guide as we explore Southern Arizona. We start the day at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds, in Patagonia. Visitors come from around the world to observe hummingbirds in a backyard made world-famous among birders by Wally and Marion Paton. Afterwards we visit The Empire Ranch, established in the 1860’s as a homestead ranch of 160 acres. After a tasty box lunch, we will travel to Fairbank, a ghost town along the San Pedro River established in 1881 which was so strategically located among the mines and forts and communities in the Arizona territory that it grew to 15,000 people before being slowly abandoned over decades in the 1900’s. We’ll end our day at Murray Springs Clovis Site near Sierra Vista – one of the Smithsonian’s “Great Clovis Sites” – discovered in 1966 and excavated for four years. Prehistoric Paleo-Indians hunted large mammals here, such as mammoth, bison and early relatives of horses and camels. These people became known by their advance fluted spear points first found near Clovis, N.M.


Package Pricing

$104

per person

Deposit: n/a

Price Includes

Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
Box lunch
Expert bird guide
Services of tour director
Bus refreshments
Driver tip


Booking Policy

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all, and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.


EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is not included. If you feel your Tour Director helped you enjoy your tour, present the gratuity to the director at the end of the tour.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as agent in arranging transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

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