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From Neon to Nature
Iconic Las Vegas – world-renowned for its treasure trove of urban seductions and attractions: The Strip, hotels, entertainment, gaming, shopping, Cirque, Elvis. But another universe of natural delights awaits just outside in every direction. Go North, South, East, West to these lesser known areas to enjoy magnificent scenic beauty, pleasant/challenging recreation, other cultures, hands-on history.

Go Visit Here’s what we found in just over a week. Come along with us – find out what you can see and do!

About Jan20

About

Las Vegas was a simple quiet town until the mob decided to turn it into a gambling mecca. Established in 1905, it became a city in 1911 and from then onwards grew rapidly. Today some of the world’s most famous casinos are here and wild nights can be experienced here. The city’s tolerance...

Day 1 Jan20

Day 1

fly to Las Vegas go Early flight into McCarran Airport / LAS go where we board a Lewis Stages coach – our comfortable road home for the next 8 days go and meet our small congenial group: 7 intrepid explorers, knowledgeable guide Connie, amiable driver Oscar....

Day 2 Jan20

Day 2

breakfast Virgin River Hotel and Casino go Great breakfast buffet — fuels us up for the big day ahead.  80 miles/129 km 9 am visit Lost City Museum go Leaving Mesquite, we travel toward Overton to visit this small museum gem, one of only 8 Nevada state museums. It...

Day 3 Jan20

Day 3

7 am preflight briefing at Papillon heliport go for Grand Canyon helicopter flight Up very early, without breakfast we check-in, weigh-in and view a safety film before our helicopter ride. This clear morning we witness Mother Nature’s beauty and power close up as the...

Day 4 Jan20

Day 4

breakfast Harrah’s Laughlin go Great breakfast buffet — fuels us up for another adventure-filled big day. We also tour this oasis in the desert. They have actually set up a sandy beach front for sun bathers.   73 miles /118 km 11 am drive to remote El Dorado Valley...

Day 5 Jan20

Day 5

7 am drive to Grand Canyon West Rim go Up early to get on the road with DeTours of Nevada to travel to the West Rim and experience the SkyWalk. We breakfast in the coach as we travel, driving over the Mike Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Grand Canyon West, not part of...

Day 6 Jan20

Day 6

breakfast Green Valley Ranch go Enjoy buffet breakfast - select items to keep us fueled until lunch.  239 miles / 385 km 9 am travel north along I-15 to Nevada Highway 93 to travel to Ely, NV. First stop: Alamo, Nevada go Off to Lincoln County, least populated county in...

Day 7 Jan20

Day 7

breakfast La Quinta Inn go Our breakfast choices – serve your self style – fresh fruit, juices, yogurt, waffles, toasts, eggs, meats, sweet rolls, coffee and tea we enjoy in a spacious and bright room featuring cozy lounge seating and a fireplace. Very nice!  203...

Day 8 Jan20

Day 8

breakfast Zion Lodge go We walk from our ground floor room to the main lodge in overcast, 40′ish temperature and light rain. Order breakfast from the menu – very civilized, white table cloth service. Nice start to the day.  160 miles / 258 km 9 am walking and...

Jan20

Thanks to all who helped create this fine experience Fun of Travel  Joseph Cillo Publisher & Editor in Chief  Mary Buttaro Creative & Photo Editor Nevada Commission on Tourism  Connie M. Mancillas Southern Nevada Representative                          ...