National Park Tours In and Around Las Vegas
While the bright lights and big city shows are all the rave in Las Vegas, there is more to the city than meets the eye. A full day tour of these amazing national parks in and around Las Vegas is the perfect Las Vegas activity if you want to get away from the Las Vegas Strip for a day.
Grand Canyon South Rim “VIP” Ground Tour
In about three hours, you could be standing on the famous South Rim of the Grand Canyon. There, you can take in some of the most dramatic canyon expanses in the world, including a ride down a newly paved road to Yavapai Point and Mather Point. Or, if you prefer, take a trip to the historic Bright Angel Lodge, a spot recently registered as a Natural Historic Landmark. (All three sites can be reached by vehicles driven by the park's professional drivers/guides).
This full-day Grand Canyon South Rim tour also includes stops at Hoover Dam, allowing you to marvel at one of the world’s most significant engineering accomplishments, and several photo opportunities along the world famous Route 66. Visitors especially enjoy the Route 66 Train Museum.
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Death Valley One Day Ground Tour
What is especially remarkable about the Death Valley tour is its environmental diversity. Each and every stop features different geography, topography, and photographic sights that range from the soft white sands and salt crystals to rugged badlands and dry lake beds.
Beginning with an authentic ghost town that boomed to one of the largest cities in Nevada. All that remains in Rhyolite now are a few quiet giants once known as Cook Bank, the Porter Brothers Store, and the infamous Bottle House (made out of real bottles).
Then head to the lowest, hottest, and driest location in North America. Dubbed Badwater, this amazingly deep basin is 282 feet below sea level. From here, you’ll enter the eastern gate of Death Valley to Hell’s Gate, Artist’s Palette, Zabriskie Point, Devil’s Golf Course, and the sand dunes. At Furnace Creek, which is the headquarters of Death Valley National Park, visitors will stop at Furnace Creek Museum. This old outpost was built on lands inhabited by Timbisha Indians who lived here for centuries.
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Whichever national parks in and around Las Vegas you ultimately decide to take for a full-day retreat, either is an unforgettable contrast to the colorful lights of Las Vegas. But unlike Las Vegas, both of these tours represent a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see sights most people only experience at the movies. Find these and other Las Vegas tours here at TourGuy.com