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 9,15,16,22,23,29,30; February 1 (Saturday tour), 5, 6, 12, 13, 19,20; March 4

Price: $55 per person

TICKETS go on sale oct. 1, 2019! 

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 Visit Yuma 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 (MST). On-site walking tour begins at 5:30, with dinner served at 6.

Dinner Dates: November 15 (2019); January 10, 24; February 28; March 20
Price: 
$80 per person

tickets go on sale Oct. 1, 2019!

Sunset on the ranch dinners

Enjoy a gourmet meal made from fresh farm produce at shared tables, under the stars. Hosted by a local farm family; stories by the fire and a wagon ride make it a night to remember. 

Dinner Dates: November 21 (2019); January 9, 23; February 13; March 5
Price: 
$80 per person

TICKETS GO ON SALE OCT. 1, 2019!

HISTORY DINNERS with Tina Clark

Hosted by Tina Clark, these dinners which celebrate the best of Yuma's fresh farm produce with Mexican Flair. Tina and a bevy of guest history experts share stories, photos, music and more from Yuma's yesteryear.  Each night will feature different program and dinner. Areas of topic - river, downtown, agriculture etc. Dinner will take place at the historic St. Paul Cultural Center (645 S 2nd Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364). Transportation not included. 

Dinner Dates:  January 16, 30; February 6, 20; March 12, 26
Price: $60 per person

TICKETS go on sale oct. 1, 2019!

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. Enjoy iconic Yuma restaurants, and possibly a few hidden gems,as 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 29; February 12, 26; March 11
Price: $60 per person

TICKETS go on sale Oct. 1, 2019!

 

military tours

BEHIND THE BIG GUNS and YPG: AT EASE

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 (Behind the Big Guns): December 3 (2019); January 7; February 4, 18, March 3
Price: $55 per person

Tour Dates (YPG: At Ease): December 10 (2019); January 14
Price: $55 per person
Please see 'Note for Military Tours' at the bottom of this page.

TICKETS go on sale oct. 1, 2019! 

 

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:  January 8, 28; February 11; March 24
Price: $55 per person
Please see 'Note for Military Tours' at the bottom of this page.

TICKETS Go SALE Oct. 1, 2019! 

 

 


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 and MCAS 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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