La Ruta de Sonorahttp://www.laruta.org/ open website>>
Itineraries: Offering Sonoran Desert, Sea of Cortez, Colorado River, and other small-group ecotours.
"La Ruta de Sonora Ecotourism Association is your gateway to the unique Sonoran Desert ecosystem that encompasses the shores of the Sea of Cortez, the verdant wetlands of the Colorado River Delta, stark vistas of the Pinacate volcanoes, and a multitude of cultural sites such as ancient Hohokam petroglyphs and the missions established by Father Kino. As your tour hosts, La Ruta transports you to these rare and unique sites in small groups with specialized attention to leave each guest with their own unique understanding of the Sonoran Desert. Come with us to experienceˇ
La Ruta de Sonora Ecotourism Association transports you into one of the worlds largest protected arid ecosystems, a land of giant organ pipe and saguaro cactus, silent volcanoes, ocean tidal pools, and freshwater marshes. Savor the exotic sights and sounds of this stunning desert landscape, as you immerse yourself in the regions rich cultural heritage and exotic natural beauty. The difference is that La Ruta seeks to not only provide an exceptional visitor experience, but to create opportunities for local residents to generate new sources of income in a manner that enhances the preservation and protection of the regions natural environment and local cultures.
La Ruta offers something for everyone at affordable prices. Serious hikers and backpackers can enjoy some of the worlds most rugged wilderness, including Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the Reserva de la Biosfera de el Pinacate. Other visitors can appreciate a more relaxing experience as they stroll secluded beaches, experience the wonderful variety of life in ocean tidal pools, or relive the remarkable history of the historic Kino missions.
La Ruta presents a unique ecotourism experience because it uses only certified local hosts, including naturalists, biologists, historians, archaeologists, and wilderness outfitters, so that visitors gain a true understanding and appreciation for the cultures and peoples of the region. A variety of travel options also allow guests to create an experience that fits their individual interests, budgets, and special needs. Select from packaged specialized tours, theme itineraries, or custom trips to tailor the Associations services to your travel needs.
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Phone: 800.806.0766 • 520.886-6555
P.O. Box 32649, Tucson, AZ 85751-2649 USA