Visit Yuma Tours
Field to feast tours
Ever wonder what’s growing in Yuma’s lush fields? Our Field to Feast farm tours give you the answers – from the ground up. Get down – and a little dirty – with a hands-on farming lesson!
The highlight of these half-day tours led by a local grower is a visit to a field planted just for us at the University of Arizona research farm.
There, you’ll get a quick food safety lesson from Yuma food safety experts, along with hairnets, rubber gloves, lettuce knives and a recipe card telling you what’s needed in the kitchen.
Don’t worry if you’re a novice – our experts are on hand to assist. But be sure to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes, this is a real working field and we don’t want you to harvest your tootsies!
Better yet, once you’ve filled the chefs’ “order,” you can pick some fresh Yuma produce to take home.
While you enjoy the rest of your tour through growing areas, culinary students from Arizona Western College will be hard at work turning fresh veggies from our field into a delicious and healthy lunch. The exact itinerary for your tour depends on what’s up in the fields that day – our guides scout each trip to make sure you see agriculture in action.
Stuffed with knowledge, you’ll tuck into the promised “feast” – and get a chance to meet culinary and agriculture students for their unique insights into the future of those fields.
That’s the real recipe: A fresh and fun morning that’ll send you home with a new appreciation of food from farm to fork, fresh veggies you picked with your own hands – and a full stomach! Tickets include transportation and a healthy lunch.
Tour Dates: January 11, 12, 18, 19, 21, 25; February 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 15, 18; March 1, 2, 4
Price: $50 per person
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Date night dinners
For an "only in Yuma" experience, treat your sweetie to a "Date Night" you won't forget - a multi-course gourmet dinner served under the stars in a lush Yuma date grove! If you've only sampled the "fruit of kings" in a date shake, you're in for some delicious surprises: every course of the elegant meal prepared by Chef Alex Trujillo and his hard-working helpers will feature a new twist on this oldest of cultivated fruits, whether savory or sweet.
These special dinners are presented by Yuma Visitors Bureau in cooperation with the Bard Valley Date Growers Association to showcase both Yuma's delightful desert weather and the culinary versatility of one of its more unique crops.
Dinner Dates: January 13; February 10, 24; March 10
Put down the kitchen utensils and get ready for an exciting night out with a Savor Yuma progressive dining experience! Hop aboard the comfy bus as we cruise from eatery to eatery, sampling fantastic flavors found throughout the city. From taco trucks to iconic Yuma restaurants, and possibly a few hidden gems, we mix up the itinerary to ensure no two tours are the same.
In addition to trying new tastes, Savor Yuma is great for learning about local culinary traditions while making friends with our hosts and other diners. Looking to treat a party of friends, family or co-workers? Savor Yuma is perfect for large groups, and couples too.
Tour Dates: December 6; January 5, 17; February 7, 23; March 2, 14, 30
Price: $55 per person
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BEHIND THE BIG GUNS
Here's a rare chance to get a "behind-the-scenes" look at the U. S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, one of the largest military facilities (by land area) in the world.
Meet up at YVB's Visitor Information Center for a deluxe motorcoach trip to YPG with a special briefing en route.
Your tour will include a stop at the fascinating Heritage Center museum, plus a look at other areas and activities most civilians don't get to see! This tour requires participants to get on and off the bus multiple times.
Lunch at the Cactus Cafe, YPG’s on-post restaurant, is included, along with a souvenir of your day.
Tour Dates: December 14; January 19; February 22; March 15
Price: $55 per person
YPG: AT EASE TOURS
As an alternative to Behind The Big Guns, step on the bus for YPG: At Ease - a guided coach tour showcasing the highlights of Yuma Proving Ground facilities, a stop at the fascinating Heritage Center museum, and lunch at the Cactus Cafe. This tour is ideal for those whose mobility is more limited, but still requires participants to be able to get on and off the bus.
Tour Dates: January 25; February 7; March 7
Price: $40 per person
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NOTE FOR MILITARY TOURS:
Yuma Proving Ground is an active military installation. Base Security regulations require that each participant of our tours have valid government-issued photo identification while on the tour.
Tour participants MUST provide personal identifying information for EACH person receiving tickets at the time of ticket purchase. Please be prepared to provide the following for each person receiving tickets from your order. Your order cannot be completed without all of the requested information.
- Full Legal Name
- Date of Birth
- ID type (driver license/passport)
- ID number and place (state/country) of issue
- Last 4 of SSN (for US residents)
YPG requires that each ticket reflect accurate information for each of the participants. The names listed on a reservation must match the legal name listed on the identification credentials provided. Ticket sales are final, non-transferable and non-refundable.
Get on board to uncover history and lore to the north and south of Yuma! The northern tour includes the Castle Dome Mines Museum, the Cloud Museum and more. The southern tour includes the Cocopah Museum and Cultural Center, San Luis, the Gadsden Museum and more.
Points North Tour Dates: January 24 and March 21
Points South Tour Dates: February 21 and April 11
Price: $50 per person
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