Visit Yuma Tours


Field to feast

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 departs the Yuma Visitor Information Center (201 N. 4th Avenue).

Tour Dates: January 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 27, 31; February 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 28; March 1, 7
Price: $55 per person

TICKETS GO ON SALE NOV. 6 

 

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. Transportation not included. Imperial Date Gardens is located at 1517 York Road in Winterhaven, California. Check in begins at 5 p.m. On-site walking tour begins at 5:30, with dinner served at 6.

Dinner Dates: November 17 (2017); January 12; February 2, 16; March 9
Price: 
$75 per person

TICKETS GO ON SALE OCT. 17 

 

*new* farmer's wife dinners

Hosted in the beautiful and historic St. Paul's Cultural Center, celebrate fresh produce, farming history, traditions, and recipes at these one-of-a-kind dining experiences celebrating the local farmer's wives. Ticket includes a full dinner with complimentary adult beverage and a chance to meet some of the people who put salad and vegetables on our table every winter. Transportation not included.

Dinner Dates: January 8, 22; February 5; March 12, 19
Price: $55 per person

TICKETS GO ON SALE NOV. 6 

 

savor yuma

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 departs from the Visit Yuma administrative office located at Old City Hall (180 W. 1st Street).

Tour Dates: January 10; February 21; March 7
Price: $55 per person

TICKETS GO ON SALE NOV. 6 

 

military tours

YPG: 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 the Visitor Information Center (201 N. 4th Avenue) for a deluxe motor-coach 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. Tour departs the Yuma Visitor Information Center (201 N. 4th Avenue).

Tour Dates: December 5 (2017); January 9; February 27
Price: $55 per person
Please see 'Note for Military Tours' at the bottom of this page.

TICKETS GO ON SALE NOV. 6 

 

YPG: At Ease

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 departs the Yuma Visitor Information Center (201 N. 4th Avenue).

Tour Date: February 6
Price: $55 per person
Please see 'Note for Military Tours' at the bottom of this page.

TICKETS GO ON SALE NOV. 6 

 

*NEW* YPG: Camp Laguna

Tens of thousands of raw troops underwent rigorous training during World War II at Yuma Proving Ground's Camp Laguna before deploying to combat fronts around the world. The training was tough and everyone lived in tents, with no electricity or air conditioning. On this tour, attendees will visit actual sites that remain today from the sprawling camp.

Tour attendees must be mobile and in good physical condition, as walking over uneven desert terrain is required.  Everyone must wear close-toed shoes, hiking boots are suggested. Other recommendations include the wearing of a hat and bringing along a light jacket or sweater. Wearing flip-flops, sandals, high heels  or other inappropriate footwear will result in your remaining on the bus. Tour departs the Yuma Visitor Information Center (201 N. 4th Avenue).

Tour Dates: December 19 (2017); January 30; March 6
Price: $55 per person
Please see 'Note for Military Tours' at the bottom of this page.

TICKETS GO ON SALE NOV. 6 

 

*NEW* OORAH! MCAS YUMA

Go beyond the gates of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma to learn more about this installation's very important mission. Tour departs the Yuma Visitor Information Center (201 N. 4th Avenue).

Tour Dates: December 12 (2017); January 16; February 13; March 13
Price: $55 per person
Please see 'Note for Military Tours' at the bottom of this page.

TICKETS GO ON SALE NOV. 6 

 


NOTE FOR MILITARY TOURS:

Yuma Proving Ground and MCAS Yuma are active military installations. 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 
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity 
  • Date of Birth
  • Citizenship
  • 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.

 


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