Mojave Desert Tours

Mojave Desert
Much cooler and higher than the neighboring Great Basin Desert to the north and the Sonoran Desert to the south, the Mojave Desert is considered a rain shadow area, which occurs when an area of land is forced to become a desert due to mountains that block out rain that would otherwise allow most plants to grow. The Mojave Desert spans across a large region of southeastern California and through portions of Nevada, Arizona and Utah. In total, it encompasses more than 25,000 square miles of land. 
 
The most notable areas by name are the Death Valley and Joshua Tree national parks. The area also includes Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the Mojave National Preserve, meaning 
the Mojave Desert is home to an array of stunning, protected areas. The desert sits between 3,000 to 6,000 feet in elevation, much higher than the nearby Sonoran Desert. The elevation keeps temperatures slightly cooler. Visitors are primarily drawn to the area for natural recreation and to see the nearly 200 endemic plant species that only exist in the Mojave. 

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While mostly sparsely populated land, the Mojave Desert is home to a few larger cities, including Las Vegas. Some of the most popular tourist attractions—in addition to the national parks—include the Hoover Dam, the world's tallest thermometer in Baker, Calif., and the Kelso 
Dunes. When traveling in the desert, always make sure to carry plenty of water and sunscreen. 
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Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas with Champagne Picnic

Fly like a VIP to the Grand Canyon on a round-trip helicopter ride of a lifetime. Toast to your aerial adventure from Las Vegas or Boulder City with a Champagne picnic on the canyon floor—4,000 feet (1,219 meters) below the West Rim. You’re transferred between your hotel and the executive terminal with fast-track check-in for an early morning, late morning, afternoon, or sunset flight. Cast your gaze over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Grapevine Mesa, Joshua Tree, and the Grand Wash Cliffs Wilderness while listening to your pilot’s commentary.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Las Vegas 2 Day Tour from Los Angeles Santa Monica Venice and Marina Del Rey

Experience Las Vegas on an easy and affordable two-day tour from Santa Monica and Los Angeles. Enjoy a comfortable bus ride in a luxury coach with complimentary snacks and refreshments and an overnight stay at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino. Explore the strip on your own terms or upgrade to a “City Night VIP Tour” with this fun, flexible and convenient tour package.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Grand Canyon West Rim Adventure

Experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world on this guided, full-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Travel through the Mojave Desert — with stops at the iconic Hoover Dam and a Joshua tree forest — en route to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim. Meet members of the Hualapai Tribe, take a thrilling walk on the glass-bottomed Grand Canyon Skywalk, or simply roam and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Lunch, bottled water and hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Grand Canyon Helicopter Flight and Sunset Valley of Fire Landing

Escape to the Grand Canyon for this exciting 4-hour sightseeing adventure. Enjoy a scenic flight from Las Vegas to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, flying over the famous Hoover Dam and beautiful Lake Mead along the way to an exclusive landing at Valley of Fire State Park. Enjoy a complimentary Champagne toast, and soak up the one-of-a-kind view before your return trip to Las Vegas. Local hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Yellowstone, Antelope, Bryce & Grand Canyon Tour from San Francisco

This tour provides you an opportunity to explore top national parks of US West.Highlights:☆ In-Depth Yellowstone, covers 12-14 points in Yellowstone☆ Choose your favorite option Grand Canyon West or South Rim☆ Explore the most famous slot canyon - Antelope (best location for photography)☆ Experience the glitz & the glamor of Las Vegas☆ Preferred/Recommended for First Time Visitors & Locals
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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Yellowstone, Bryce, Arches, Antelope, Grand Teton tour from LA and LV

☆ Classic Tour: Visit the 6 most famous National Parks of the US West within 7 days!☆ Exclusively guarantee to visit 8-10 top attractions in Yellowstone NP☆ Complimentary Breakfast provided subject to hotel and departure dates☆ Stay overnight at West Yellowstone; Experience the glitz & the glam of Las Vegas - 1 night stay at Las Vegas☆ Free upgrade to 4-star hotel on the Las Vegas Strip☆ Preferred/Recommended for First Time Visitors, International Travelers or Family Trips
  • Duration: 7 days
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