Monday, July 31, 2006
Experiences that don't need to 'Stay in Vegas' -- Extreme Adventures, Nature Excursions and even Blue Man Group
San Francisco, CA. (July 31, 2006) - Whether you're playing in the World Series of Poker or taking the family on a summer trip to the desert, Las Vegas has much to explore and experience. With an extensive selection of outdoor excursions that brings you up close and personal to some of the world's most breath-taking sites, and even a number of activities that maintain the same element of risk associated with high-stakes poker, Viator has something for everyone in Vegas.
“Thirty-eight million people visited Las Vegas last year, and most of them dropped at least one quarter in a slot machine," said Rod Cuthbert, founder and CEO of Viator. “Gambling is a huge attraction, but Viator helps travelers create experiences that go beyond games and include the great outdoors, once-in-a-lifetime adventures and some of the hottest entertainment in town."
Get outside and into the sky. The Apollo Night Strip Helicopter Flight
takes to the sky over the illuminated Las Vegas Strip in a luxury jet helicopter. Travelers will be mesmerized by millions of lights, as well as the dazzling dancing waters of the Bellagio, the electricity of the Eiffel Tower at Paris, and the Luxor's Space Beam. Prices start from $72.00 per person.
Keep flying with the Grand Canyon South Rim Air & Ground National Park Tour. Enjoy the spectacular views from the windows of your air-conditioned aircraft as you soar by Lake Mead and Hoover Dam on your way to the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Touch down for lunch at the Grand Lodge and a guided scenic bus tour of the majestic Grand Canyon's South Rim, starting at $255.54 per person.
After you let it all ride on a straight flush, get on your own ATV and ride with the Valley of Fire ATV Tour. This adventurous six-hour tour boasts incredible sights of nature's magnificent creations as well as commentary regarding the tribe of the Anasazi and the early Mormon pioneers that settled this area. All riders are outfitted with safety gear and given a thorough safety and operations briefing. With picnic lunch included, this tour starts at $178.66 per person.
Pack your cowboy boots in your carry-on for a six-and-a-half-hour Horse Riding Adventure. Choose either the Dalton Gang Adventure with Lunch or the John Wayne - Sunset Trail Ride with BBQ Dinner and mosey on horseback for two hours through some of the lands that belong to the Native Americans of Nevada - the Paiutes. Build up an appetite for your meal prepared by campfire, with prices starting from $99.00 per person.
Ladies, get a workout that goes beyond dice-throwing and burns up to 500 calories with Stripper 101 at the Aladdin Casino. Learn up to 25 featured dance moves that will not only help tone the body but will increase self confidence and body image for women of all shapes and sizes. This one-hour session starts at $31.25 per lady.
Can't decide on one activity? Enjoy three extremes in one with the Big Boys Toys Helicopter, Hummer and Jetski Adventure. Combine the adrenaline pumping excitement of a helicopter ride to the base of the Grand Canyon with the adventure of an off road excursion in a Hummer plus the thrill of a jetski ride on Lake Mead and you have a day fit for the most extreme traveler. A canyon breakfast and a Mohave Desert lunch are included, with prices starting at around $494.01 per person.
After the wild card, enjoy wildlife as you spot burros, mustang horses and the elusive kit fox on the Red Rock Luxury SUV Tour. A short drive from the Strip and you're in the colorful hills of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in the Mojave Desert, exploring the impressive Wilson Cliffs and the fossilized sand dunes of the Calico Hills. Prices start at $89.00 per person.
Like the Grand Canyon, Blue Man Group at The Venetian is like nothing you've ever seen before. This critically acclaimed show is at once musically stimulating, incredibly innovative and surprising, and hilarious. Appropriate for and enjoyed by people of all ages, tickets start at $103.50 per person. Only the magic of Vegas could bring together Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra in Barbra and Frank: The Concert That Never Was, at the Riviera Hotel. Enjoy the greatest hits of both superstars, as well as the duet they recorded (in separate studios) in 1993, “I've Got a Crush on You." Viator customers receive free VIP seating upgrade with tickets starting at $47.25 per person.
Viator is the world's leading online resource for travel experiences - the things you do when you get there, providing access to more than 4,500 sightseeing tours, attractions and activities in 450-plus destinations in over 75 countries. Named for the Latin word for traveler, Viator is a one-stop shop to plan, research and book trip activities that meet a variety of tastes and preferences, including sightseeing tours, theater tickets, soft adventure trips, attraction passes, wine and culinary excursions, and many “off the beaten path" outings. Viator's in-house travel experts help take the guess work out of planning by hand-picking respected and trusted local operators to ensure a quality experience, value and service. Viator, founded in 1995, sells directly to consumers at www.viator.com and through its growing global network of more than 3,500 affiliates that include major hotel and airline companies, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. Viator is a private, venture-backed company, headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Las Vegas, London and Sydney.
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