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Henderson, Nevada

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Las Vegas: Horseback Riding Tour

1. Las Vegas: Horseback Riding Tour

Leave the Las Vegas slot machines and party lifestyle behind as you head off on a peaceful horse ride in the Nevada desert. Ride through Rainbow Gardens with its red rock formations that were created at the same time as the Grand Canyon. Don't worry if it's your first time on a horse or an experienced rider, this is a great way to explore the desert and feel like a cowboy for the day for beginners and experts alike. Meet your guide at a ranch in the desert and get paired with a horse to suit your skill level. Receive a short introduction from your guide on riding and learn how to mount and dismount your horse correctly.  When you feel comfortable, jump on the saddle and set off on a scenic horse ride through the desert. You can even see an inactive volcano not far from the Lake Mead area.

Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Walk-on-the-Top Tour with Lunch

2. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Walk-on-the-Top Tour with Lunch

Join this fully guided VIP tour and experience the Walk On The Top tour, the Nevada Power Plant Tour, the Boulder Dam Museum, lunch at the Omelet House right on the outskirts of Las Vegas, and a visit to the Hoover Dam bypass bridge. Enjoy a fully guided walk over Hoover Dam and learn about the concrete, high scalers, depression, earthquakes, cableways, spillways, intake towers, outlet works, drought, wages, and tragic deaths. Once you leave Boulder City, head for lunch at the Omelet House on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Stop at the Las Vegas welcome sign and take some photos of the landmark, without having to wait in line. This tour also includes a special bonus - Complimentary tickets to the LA Comedy Club at the Strat! (a $45 value per ticket). All this and you'll be back in Las Vegas in the early afternoon.

Lake Las Vegas: 25-Minute Flyboard Experience

3. Lake Las Vegas: 25-Minute Flyboard Experience

The Flyboard is a bolt-on device that is attached to a personal watercraft (PWC). It is designed so that the PWC follows behind the rider's trail, allowing for multiple degrees of freedom – and even the ability to go underwater. Upon arrival, take advantage of free parking at Lake Las Vegas and enjoy a quick walk through the Italian-style village. Part of Lake Mead National Park, this oasis of palm trees is just 20 miles from the Las Vegas strip. Next, meet the instructor at the marina and go over the basics. Get kitted out with a life jacket and helmet and hit the water. Safety is a priority and a knowledgeable instructor will be there every step of the way. Scared of heights? Not to worry, flights are limited to 10ft in the air. After the adventure, enjoy lunch at one of the many on-site restaurants such as Cafe Du Lac and Mimi and Coco Bistro (French), Luna Rosa (Italian), One5 Lakeside (American), and Seasons Grocery (Deli).

Las Vegas: Desert Horseback Riding Tour with Breakfast

4. Las Vegas: Desert Horseback Riding Tour with Breakfast

Leave the Las Vegas slot machines behind on this horseback riding tour in the the Nevada Desert only minutes from the Strip. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and get a photo taken with your horse to remember your day.  Be greeted by your guide at the horse ranch and meet a well-trained horse that suits your riding skill level. Receive a short introduction from your guide on riding and learn how to mount and dismount your horse with ease.  Jump into the saddle and begin your horse riding experience in the pristine desert. Look for local wildlife like coyotes, foxes, geckos, falcons, and hawks. Keep an eye out for the over 30 varieties of plants that are native to the area.  Sit down to a breakfast with a cheese omelet, potatoes, and banana bread.Beverage included. Return to your starting point at the end of the tour. 

From Las Vegas: Gold Mine and Eldorado Canyon Guided Tour

5. From Las Vegas: Gold Mine and Eldorado Canyon Guided Tour

Get to know Nevada on this Techatticup Gold Mine and Eldorado Canyon tour, with pickup and drop-off from Las Vegas. Visit the mine and learn all about the history of gold mining in the area from your local guide. Then head to Eldorado Canyon and be amazed by the views, and take lots of photos. Begin your tour by getting picked up directly from your hotel in Las Vegas. Enjoy a short drive through the wild Nevada landscape, admiring fields of teddy bear cholla cacti and rare geologic formations. Listen to your guide give a brief historical introduction to the area. Arrive at the famous Techatticup Gold Mine, which was once one of the richest gold mines in Southern Nevada and was established in 1861. Listen to true stories and historical facts about the gold fever era. Go back in time and see what it was like in the mining days. Admire the mine’s collection of historical artefacts from the early 1900s. Check out the locations where famous movies, music videos and reality TV shows were filmed. Use the opportunity to take lots of photos. Stop off at the gift shop and purchase souvenirs and snacks (not included in the price). Hop back into your van and make the short trip along the Colorado River to the panoramic Eldorado Canyon. Enjoy the breathtaking views and take more photos. Hear more interesting historical facts about the canyon and the river. Once the tour has finished, get taken back to your hotel in Las Vegas.

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What people are saying about Henderson, Nevada

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

On time pick up Our guide Trever was very informative and friendly and had good knowledge of areas that we drove through. Felt completely safe with our driver Ken Lunch at the Omelet house was lovely again with friendly staff and clean restaurant. Would most definitely recommend this tour

We really enjoyed ourselves. It was very relaxing and the tour guide was excellent. Also the driver who picked us up and dropped us back off was very nice. I definitely recommend to anyone traveling to Vegas

Plenty of jokes & laughs with Joe. Powerplant tour at the dam was great & lunch tasty, in a great cafe.

Experience was fantastic. Well-worth the money. Guide was hilarious!

We had a great time very relaxing and beautiful horses!!