Coach tours from Western Canada to Las Vegas offer a number of options that take in all the sights both in Vegas and on the way.
Canadians living in the west and looking for an adventure in Las Vegas have a number of options for coach tours which take in the Strip and all of the great amenities of Las Vegas, plus many more natural attractions along the way, with additional stopovers in places like Wendover and Laughlin, Nevada. Bus transport, accommodation, and some meals are usually included in these great vacation packages.
Tour from Vancouver and Kamloops
This tour departs from either Vancouver or Kamloops in British Columbia. Each tour then stops first in La Grande, Oregon. La Grande is a premier nature area near the 2 million acres Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, which includes all or parts of the Eagle Cap Wilderness, Hells Canyon, and Monument Rock. There are 60 campgrounds and more than 1,700 miles of trails.
There are also opportunities for mountain biking, camping, picnicking, swimming, boating and water skiing in the mountains, trails and lakes. There is also outstanding white water rafting on the Grande Ronde River. Nearby Lehman Hot Springs is one of the largest hot springs in the northwest.
The next stop is Wendover, Nevada, which is in the middle of the Bonneville Salt Flats, a remarkable desert area to explore, provided you take along plenty of water and sunblock. The main features of this landscape include Pilot Peak, a famous landmark for the wagon trains of the 19th century, the Utah ghost town of Gold Hill, the Goshute reservation at Ibapah, and Ibaphah Peak, all ideal destinations if you are interested in history and culture as well as the great outdoors. Nearby Goshute Canyon Wilderness Area is comprised of rugged limestone and home to many species of animals and rare birds. Horseback riding is available.
You’ll be staying in the Montego Bay hotel, located in West Wendover. Try the West Wendover Trail System for hiking, or scuba dive in the geothermal-fed Blue Lake year-round. You can rent equipment at the nearby Bonneville Seabase. You can hike to the top of Three Mile Mountain to see the curvature of the earth. You might also like to explore Danger Cave, where artifacts found there in the 1950s date back thousands of years.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas outdoor activities include the Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada’s oldest and largest state park. The park takes its name from fiery sandstone formations, which were formed by shifting sand dunes years ago. The geology here is similar to nearby Red Rock, but Valley of Fire also offers a glimpse into early Native American cultures.
Mount Charleston is outstanding for hiking in summer and snow in winter, while Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam are a remarkable combination of natural beauty and human ingenuity. Zion Canyon has an array of recreational opportunities, including camping, biking, backpacking, canyoneering, climbing, swimming, and tubing on the Virgin River.
Nearby Bryce Canyon is good for hiking and its limestone towers.
Some of the tours extend to Laughlin, most noted for its watersports on the Colorado River, including boating, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and jet skiing. There are also desert tours and trips to the spectacular Grand Canyon, which offers hiking, white water rafting, horseback riding, and more. Then the tour re-traces its route back to Canada, for a total of ten to twelve days of natural wonders and wonderful Las Vegas.
Tours from Edmonton and Calgary
This tour heads south to Las Vegas via Helena, Montana, where you can enjoy cycling, skateboarding, swimming, and more than a thousand miles of trails in the Helena National Forest. Nearby lakes include Lake Helena, Halter Lake, Hauser Lake, and the Canyon Ferry Reservoir.
All have trails and some boating, though motorized boats are restricted in order to maintain the pristine nature of the lakes and preserve them for nesting waterfowl.
The tours then continue south through Wendover, then Las Vegas, and finally Laughlin, Nevada, as described above, before heading back to Canada, giving you approximately ten to twelve days of action and adventure.]
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Paramount Tours is based in Surrey, British Columbia, and offers a number of tours to Las Vegas and Laughlin, ranging from 11 to 12 days, taking in all the cities mentioned above. These tours include additional stopovers in places like Pendleton or Sutherlin, Oregon, also of outstanding natural beauty, and Reno, Nevada, with kayaking, rafting, and ice skating, and many fabulous outdoor parks. The trip’s stopovers also include Wendover, Las Vegas, and Laughlin, as noted above, and then retrace their route back to Canada.