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All tour guests will be expected to arrive at Sami Fine Jewelry (16704 Avenue of the fountains, Fountain Hills AZ) 30 minutes before your scheduled flight time. At this time you will check in, sign your insurance waiver and pay any unpaid balances. You will also receive "Sami Goodies" which include some fun souvenirs. It should be noted that this tour REQUIRES physical activity. You will be doing a little hiking to the mine. It is not a long hike, but it is uphill in a rocky area.
NOTE: If the owner of the mine chooses to allow you to take rough amethyst from the mine, they will have to approve not only what you take, but the amount. No more than a large zip lock size bag will be allowed. You will then take the helicopter back to the original take off point.
You will then be driven back to Sami Fine Jewelry.
You can plan to eat somewhere in Fountain Hills (we would be more than happy to recommend a restaurant, please ask one of our associates. otherwise Sami’s will be serving “Miner Food” all day. "Miner food" includes hot dogs, chips, trail mix, water, and soda.
No cancellations will be accepted as of 2 weeks before the tour. If for any reason such as weather, etc. the mine tour is cancelled, it will be re-scheduled. To learn more about this policy please see a Sami associate or call us.
This is one of Arizona's best kept secrets! You are invited to relax in air conditioned comfort on a 90 minute boat ride on Saguaro Lake. While on this tour you will experience towering canyon walls, desert vistas and see Arizona wildlife. The Desert Belle is a unique way to enjoy Arizona! ( www.desertbelle.com )
Fort Mcdowell is just a few miles outside of Fountain Hills. Not only does it boast one of the most beautiful resorts, but there is TONS to do! Whether you enjoy fine dining, gambling, golfing, horseback riding, kayaking or just hanging at the pool...Fort Mcdowell is a great place to visit! ( www.fortmcdowellcasino.com | www.fortmcdowelladventures.com )
Take a walk through the River of Time museum and learn the history of the Lower Verde Valley and beyond. The River of Time Museum also showcases the largest piece of Arizona Amethyst rough that has ever come off the Four Peaks Mountain. Located directly across the street from Sami's store, this is a great stop! ( www.riveroftimemuseum.org )
The iconic fountain is the center piece of the 64-acre Fountain Park. At its full height of 560 feet, the Fountain is higher then the Washington Monument. Learn more at www.experiencefountainhills.com
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