It’s spring! And people across the nation are getting outside in anticipation of warmer weather. If you’re heading to Vegas, there are plenty of tours that will put you outside and into the desert’s beautiful landscape. Here are 8 tours to embark on this spring:
Vegas Balloon Rides
Check out Nevada’s sprawling desert from high above on Vegas Balloon Rides. Las Vegas’ No. 1 hot air balloon company provides unparalleled views of the desert as you float 1,000 feet above the Las Vegas plain. From that vantage point you’ll be able to take in the Red Rock Mountains.
All American Helicopter Tour
Speaking of being high up, the All American Helicopter Tour takes you on an adventure above the great American southwest. Take in panoramic views of major landmarks including the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Mojave Desert, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River. In-flight pilot narration offers a history of the sights. The tour even lands at the Grand Canyon, where you will enjoy a picnic lunch and glass of champagne.
Grand Canyon South Rim Tours
If you’d like more time to explore the Grand Canyon, the Grand Canyon South Rim Tours by Gray Line Tours offers an unforgettable journey with a tour guide who narrates the area’s most interesting facts about its history, native cultures and early Western settlers of northern Arizona.
ATV/Razor Off Road Tour to Colorado River
The dessert is the perfect place to go off-roading and with the ATV/Razor Off Road Tour to Colorado River, you’ll get to ride through the beautiful desert landscape. Before you even get on an ATV you’ll learn about Lake Mead, the Colorado River and the mines of El Dorado. Then it’s on the ATV for 22-miles of desert trails.
Death Valley National Tour
Death Valley National Park has the distinction of being one of the driest, hottest and lowest places on the planet, it’s also one of the most breathtaking. With depths up to 282-feet below sea level, the park is home to mountains, colorful canyons, craters and salt pinnacles. The tour will take you into the heart of Death Valley national Park with stops at the mining Ghost Town of Rhyolite, Hell’s Gate, Badwater, Zabriskie Point, Devils Golf Course, Furnace Creek Museum, the Salt Lake, Sand Dunes and Artist’s Pallet.
Zion National Park Tour
Spring brings nature to life and you can experience that life with the nature preserve Zion National Park Tour. The park is home to some of the most stunning landscapes and natural beauty in the country. Known for its steeping cared cliffs, Zion National park is the perfect place to experience Nevada’s nature and take a break from the bustle of the Strip. During your tour you’ll take in Zion’s viewpoints including the Town of Grafton, Checkerboard Mesa in Zion National Park and The Watchman in Zion National Park.
Lake Mead Cruise and Hoover Dam Tour
Combine a few spring adventures into one fun tour with the Lake Mead Cruise and Hoover Dam Tour. Step onboard the Desert Princess, an authentic three-level Mississippi-style paddle boat and paddle around the man-made lake. Afterwards enjoy a two- and half-hour VIP tour inside the Hoover Dam with an expert guide from the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Valley of Fire Hiking Tour
Nothing says spring quite like a hike in nature. With the Valley of Fire Hiking Tour you’ll get to trek through Nevada’s oldest state park and take in rock engravings, desert wildflowers, red sandstone rock formations and more. You’ll so learn about the history of Valley of Fire. You can choose for a moderate or intense guided hike.