Trips and Tours

Calendar of Current Events

Keep an eye on our "What's Up" calendar so you don't miss any of the upcomiong events.  If tickets are required, residents can obtain them at the SVE Offrice.

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Sunland Village East - North Entrance

A residential 55+ community.

Office Area

Our office is located on the corner of Farnsworth Drive and Lakewood (2145 S. Farnsworth) in Mesa, AZ

Golf Club

Enjoy playing our superbly conditioned, executive length 18 hole golf course.

Meeting Facilities

Within our community we have several meeting and activity rooms available for Clubs and private parties.

Lakes and Landscaping

The lakes and landscaping within SVE are beautifully maintained.

Recreation Areas

In addition of our softball field we have many other areas set aside for community recreation.

Swimming Pools

There are swimming and therapy pools and spas in both the north and south areas of our community.


In addition to a large tennis facility, SVE has shuffleboard, billiard rooms and pickleboard courts, to name just a few.

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Homeowners Association

  • Join us for BINGO every Sunday evening - 6:00 pm - SVE Auditorium
  • Read the SVE Outlook to keep current on community events.
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All trips and tours are subject to change or cancellation. 
Check with the SVE Office for the latest information.
Cash, check or credit card payments (phone orders) accepted.   Payment due at time of registration. 
Mark your calendar and join us for these fun and interesting trips and tours coming soon!  Reserve your seat early!  Unless otherwise indicated, all tickets are now available in the SVE Office. 

Ft. McDowell Casino Trip

(2017)  Oct 25, Nov. 29, Dec. 27
Bus Departs at 10 a.m.  (Free)

Sign up book available in the SVE lobby for one or all of the scheduled trips.

Meteor Crater - Day Trip, includes transportation and lunch


September 21, 2017 - $50 pp includes motor coach, entry fee, 10-minute movie, “Impact”, museum tour, 45-minute walking tour along crater (rim) paths (comfortable attire and shoes recommended), museum, 7-lookout points, lunch catered by “Ed”, followed by a visit to the historic town of Winslow, AZ and the historic La Posada Hotel (built in 1929 by the Santa Fe Railway for the Fred Harvey Company).  Sign up in the SVE Office NOW available!

Click on links below for more details.
Meteor Crater
"Standing on the Corner" - Winslow, Arizona
La Posada Hotel

Biosphere 2 – Day Trip, includes transportation.

October 19, 2017 - $50 pp   Includes motor coach and entry fee to the world’s largest living science center.  Walking tour (we recommend comfortable attire and shoes).  Due to multiple elevation changes, wheelchairs, walkers and strollers are not allowed inside the biomes. (Watch for details coming soon.)

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Biosphere 2

San Diego Bus Trip

October 23-26, 2017

$355pp  (Single rate: $475) includes:  Motor Coach, Accommodations at Viejas Casino Resort, $50 free play, $40 off the Buffet, 4 hr. guided tour on Cruisin Historic Hwy 101. Sign up in the SVE Office. now available.  Must register before September 23, 2017

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Bucky's Casino & Prescott Resort - Prescott  Christmas Lights Trip

December 11th & 12th, 2017  - $155pp (single rate $295) includes motor coach, accommodations at the Prescott Resort, Gingerbread Village and visit to Whiskey Row and the wondrously lit Colurthouse Square. Sign up in the SVE Office beginning August 8th! 

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Zoo Lights Trip – Day trip, includes transportation                  

December 13, 2017  $ (TBD)  includes bus and admission. ZooLights shines with millions of lights, a three-story lighted tree, hundreds of glimmering light displays, lakeside Music-in-Motion shows and more! (Signup beginning November 20th).

More info when available

Kartchner Caverns Overnight Adventure

January 10th & 11th, 2018  Wednesday & Thursday.   $195. (single rate $295) includes a 1-1/2 hour Tour of Tour of Karthchner Caverns Rotunda & Throne Rooms. Catered Lunch.  Overnight at the Desert Diamond Casino Hotel, Tucson.  Bus departs at 7:00 a.m.  Return bus trip on Thursday includes guided tour of the   Mission San Xavier Del Bac, lunch at Café Santa Rosa II and a mini-tour of Tucson.  Arrive back in Mesa at approx. 5:30 p.m. (Sign up in the SVE office beginning first week of September to reserve your seat on this trip)

Kartchner Caverns

Tucson Museum Bus Trip
(Sponsored by the SVE Veterans Club.  Proceeds to benefit Honor Flight.)

January 15 – 17, 2018

 (2nd trip tentatively planned for Jan. 16-18, 2018)

 $305pp (Single rate: $425)Includes Motor Coach, Accommodations at Desert Diamond Casino Hotel, Tours of Pima Air Museum, Titan Missile Museum, Boneyard  & Botanical Gardens.  Sign up in the SVE Office NOW available.  Must register before December 15, 2017

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San Diego Bus Trip

February 26 – March 1, 2018  
4-day, 3-night Viejas Casino Resort.  $355 pp ($475 single rate) includes round trip motor coach, accommodations at the brand new Viejas Casino Resort, Alpine, AZ. 2-full days in San Diego featuring your choice of tours of Old Town, LaJolla, Gas Lamp District, Seaprot Village, Balboa Park, Coronado Island, *Harbor Cruises, *San Diego Zoo, *Whale Watching, *USS Midway Museum, *Old Town Trolley & more (*additional $$$).  Sign up in the SVE Office by Friday, January 26.

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Verde Canyon Railroad Train Tour Overnight Adventure

March 7th & March 8, 2018 - Clarkdale, Prescott  CampVerde $290pp.($450single)-Exquisit accommodations at Prescott Resort with dinner at Murphy’s Restaurant – Complimentary lunch at Mountain Springs buffet.- Verde Canyon Railroad 4 hour fully narrated 40 mile round trip journey with first class seating, Champagne Toast, and appetizers and  a full cash bar & service at your seat. Sign up in the SVE Office beginning December 1st.

                            Click here for Train Tour details
                             Click here for Trip Itinerary
                                 Click here for Murphy's Menu Choices


Tovrea Castle – Transportation  NOT included

April 19, 2018 – Tour time - 9:00 a.m.  Tovrea Castle is a historic structure and landmark in Phoenix.  Originally intended as a centerpiece for a resort and later a private residence, the castle is now part of the Phoenix parks system and is designated as one of the Phoenix Points of Pride.  The 2-hour tour includes the historic Castle’s main floor and basement, extensive grounds and cactus gardens surrounding the Castle, as well as an opportunity to pick up mementos in the Treasures at the Castle Gift Shop. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 19, 2018.  $20 pp, Transportation not included.

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Watch for more great Tours & Trips coming soon!






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