Trips and Tours

Our tours are organized and escorted by Pleasurebent Tours of Tucson. Green Valley Recreation has had a long term and very positive relationship with Pleasurebent Tours. Our tours leave from Desert Hills Social Center upper parking lot at the advertised time. The tours can be purchased at any office or online.

The tour fee includes motor coach transportation, tour director, admissions, advertised meal (tax and tip) and driver tip. Because of the necessity of the tour company to pre-arrange and pre-pay for bus accommodations, admission tickets and meals, no refunds will be issued after the cancellation date stated on the reservation confirmation. All trips are open to GVR Members and their guests.

Be sure to pick up a course catalog and check out all of the tours!

Please note the last date for cancellation of a trip. Because of contractual commitments, refunds can not be made after the cancellation date.




Chiricahua National Monument Tour

Tuesday, May 8 – CR# 39340

The Chiricahua National Monument, located in the Southeastern corner of Arizona, is very scenic and contains history and wonderful rock formations that we will share with you. Then we travel into the National Monument where we take in their small but informative visitor’s center before making our way up a winding mountain road to the summit which is Massai Point (6,000′ elevation). What a spectacular view of this Wonderland of Rocks. A boxed lunch will be enjoyed at this location. Two short hikes to check out the forest of rock spires are planned at this location. A tour of the historic Faraway Ranch House is included during our visit. Come along and explore with us!

Fee includes transportation, box lunch, admission, services of a tour director, bus refreshments, and driver tip. Bus departs from the FAR end of the Desert Hills UPPER parking lot at 8:15am and returns at 5:30pm. Deadline to purchase tickets and no refunds after 4/24/18.
Fee: Member $106, Guest $111, General Public $116


Mount Lemmon Tour

Friday, June 15 – CR# 39342

Today we journey to a summit within the Santa Catalina Mountains to visit Summerhaven and Ski Valley. We take you to an elevation of 9,000’ where temperatures are at least 25 degrees cooler than the valley below! The ribbon of road from the base to the top takes you from the Sonoran Desert to the Aspen-covered peaks as you pass massive rock formations and overlooks that will take your breath away. A delicious lunch at the Iron Door Restaurant is on our agenda as is time to stroll the tiny community of Summerhaven. Also enjoy a peaceful ride on the ski lift as it shuttles you to the summit of the mountain past the quivering aspens and tall green pines. We guarantee you will need a sweater for this “cool” ride. Join us for this wonderful day trip to discover cooler temperatures and fresh mountain air!

Fee includes transportation, ski lift ticket, lunch (tax and tip), services of a tour director, bus refreshments, and driver tip. Bus departs from the FAR end of the Desert Hills UPPER parking lot at 8:30am and returns at 5:00pm. Deadline to purchase tickets and no refunds after 6/8/18.
Fee: Member $117, Guest $122, General Public $127



Sunday, July 1 – CR# 39343

Join us for a ball game and cheer on the Diamondbacks. We have reserved seats for this afternoon game at the Chase Ballpark in downtown Phoenix. This state-of-the-art stadium, which is enclosed and air-conditioned, is home to the major league baseball team the Arizona Diamondbacks. Come root for the home team, grab a hot dog, check out the ballpark and have a great time! With great players on their roster like Paul Goldschmidt, David Peralta and Zack Greinke who knows what will be in store for this season. A game against the San Francisco Giants should prove to be exciting. No parking hassles – just a good old-fashioned afternoon.

Fee includes transportation, game ticket (seats located on the lower level, baseline – section 113), bus refreshments, services of a tour director and driver tip. Bus departs from the FAR end of the Desert Hills UPPER parking lot at 9am and returns at 7:15pm. Deadline to purchase tickets and no refunds after 6/15/18.
Fee: Member $115, Guest $120, General Public $125


Twilight Dinner Cruise on Canyon Lake Tour (on the Apache Trail)

Monday, September 24 – CR# 39344

Afternoon finds us departing Green Valley on board our deluxe motorcoach and traveling to Canyon Lake, which is located north to Apache Junction. We’ll make a break stop in Florence. We board Dolly’s Steamboat for their dinner cruise which offers all the grandeur of their daytime cruise plus the ambiance of the twilight. Observe Canyon Lake wildlife as they settle in for the evening. This dinner cruise route extends another three or four miles upriver from their regular day cruise, allowing for different views and cliffs in excess of 1200’! The sunset, moon and stars and the good food served on board all make for a memorable journey! Join us!

Fee includes transportation, dinner (tax and tip), boat fare, bus refreshments, services of a tour director, and driver tip. Bus departs from the FAR end of the Desert Hills UPPER parking lot at 2pm and returns at 11pm. Deadline to purchase tickets and no refunds after 9/17/18.
Fee: Member $151, Guest $156, General Public $161


Rocky Point, Mexico

Friday – Monday, May 4 – CR# 39667
Friday – Monday, September 14 – CR# 39668

GVR has partnered with Gray Line to offer you these opportunities to travel to Rocky Point, Mexico with bi-lingual guide Bob! They offer expedited border crossing and speedy bus check-in service. Day one, get settled and enjoy the hotel or restaurants close by. Day two enjoy the beach, local shops, or take advantage of some of the optional activities available. On the third day, our bus will take us to the Old Port for an afternoon of dining and curio shopping (on your own), sightseeing, and if interested, buying fish to take home, so bring your coolers! Dust off your passports and spend these four days on the beach with us in Rocky Point. Seats are limited, so register early! Deadline to purchase tickets and no refunds after 4/20 and 8/17, respectively.

Fee: Member $396/$582; Guest $406/$592 (Fees are listed as Double Occupancy/Single Occupancy)
Fee includes: roundtrip transportation, 3 nights lodging at the Peñasco del Sol Beach Resort, ground transportation to the Old Port in Rocky Point. Your meals, optional activities, and gratuities are not included. This trip is presented by Gray Line/WakeUp Tucson.