Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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This adventure is: #adrenaline pumping, #far far away, #scenic

Las Vegas: Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty

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Trip Highlight 1:  South Kabib Trail 

“When you are actually there at the canyon on the trail [..] it practically leaves you speechless. Words cannot adequately describe it. [..] As nice as pictures are, even they are inadequate! They don't capture all the colors and they definitely do not purvey the magnitude of its size. The sight, the sounds, the smell, and the feel of the trail overload your senses.”

- Blogger Gene Hanson on the view from South Kaibab Trail

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United States

South Kaibab Trail 

Must click here for spectacular panorama view of Ooh Aah point


Trip Highlight 2:  Road trip from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon's South Rim

Traveling from Las Vegas to South Rim, the scenic views and vistas of South Rim of Grand Canyon are what you have been waiting a lifetime to see.  In my opinion, the South Rim -like a beautiful lady covering her face with a translucent veil- only subtly reveals the land's beauty. The veil will be lifted gradually over the next few days when we traverse the Grand Canyon... 

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United StatesGrand Canyon South Rim Sunset view

 

Trip Highlight 3:   Desert View Drive

Desert View Drive will blow you away: The whole trip is only 25 miles, but with several scenic pull-offs, it just may be the most beautiful 25 miles in America.

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United StatesGrand Canyon Desert View Drive


Trip Highlight 4:  Sedona Red Rocks Country

Sedona Red Rocks Country, home of the most photographed natural formations, like Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock, has been featured in over 70 movies including Karate Kid. Numerous buttes and mesas dot the area.  It has been inhabited since 11500 BC by Native Americans and revered as a spiritual power center. 

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United StatesBell Rock, Sedona

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United StatesCathedral rock, Sedona 



Trip Highlight 5:  Jerome Ghost Town 

Jerome, once a prosperous mining town and the 4th largest city in Arizona, became the west's largest abandoned town in the 1950ies. Such abandoned towns later became known as "ghost towns" ...you'll feel why when you're there ;). 

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United StatesJerome Ghost Town - former mining town with an interesting and colorful history. 

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United StatesWatson Lake - unique lake with beautiful granite dells 


Trip Highlight 6:  Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park is a land of extremes. You will feel like you are on another planet, experiencing singing sand dunes, water-sculpted canyons, boulders moving across the desert floor, extinct volcanic craters, palm-shaded oases and -surprisingly- plenty of wildlife.  

Want to know what is it like to be 282 feet below sea level feels?  Try walking on the Salt Flats of Badwater Basin on Death Valley's floor.  We will continue our drive to Zabriskie Point and catch the sunset. 

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United StatesZabriskie Point, Death Valley

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United StatesBoulders moving across the desert

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United StatesSand Dunes, Death Valley

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United StatesSalt Lake lowest point in Death Valley

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United StatesSome of the colour palettes canyons, Death Valley

Heading to Ubhebe Crater, like South Kaibab Trail, many have described it as spectacular, amazing, fascinating, breath-taking, and wow.  Some say it feels like landing on the moon. Is a place to be experienced as is beyond words and photos.

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United StatesUbhebe Crater, Death Valley

 

Trip Highlight 7:  Red Rock Canyon (Natural Conservation Area)

“Words cannot describe the feeling of being out there with these natural, colorful rock formations. “
“Didn't expect such beauty and awesomeness at all.”
“Beautiful! A must visit if you come to Vegas and love the outdoors/nature”. 


We will drive to the Red Rock Canyon Natural Conservation Area, then hike to see the dramatic rock formations, the ancient Native American pictographs, and its diverse vegetation.

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United States
Red Rock Canyon Natural Conservation Area 

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United StatesSloan Canyon Petroglyph Site, Red Rock Canyon Natural Conservation Area

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United StatesView of Las Vegas from the top of Calico Tanks, Red Rock Canyon


Trip Highlight 8:  Las Vegas

After days in the surreal wilderness, lets' get back to the Sin city for some Comedy, Plays and Musicals, Magic, Hypnosis, and even Adult shows.  Or play a few rounds of poker, eat to your heart's content, or simply watch the neon city goes by.

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United States

Las Vegas, The Strip

Travel from the land of casinos to landscapes of surreal other-worldly beauty starting at Las Vegas, NV, United StatesFremont Street Experience


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About me:

Hi, I am Susan Wong. I love to show everyone the places I love.  I handpick only the places that amaze me and I truly love to visit.  You can see from Tripadvisor all the places I have chosen are rated 4.5 to 5 stars by thousands.

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Our 10D/9N itinerary:  

Day 1: Visit Las Vegas

Day 2: Travel from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Rim Trail, sunset.

Day 3: Hike South Kaibab Trail. Scenic drive to Desert View Watchtower. 

Day 4: Travel to Sedona - red rocks, amazing sunsets, hiking trails.

Day 5: Sight-seeing and day hikes in the charming city of Sedona.

Day 6: Travel to Jerome State Historic Park and the unique Watson Lake. 

Day 7: Travel to Death Valley National Park. Scenic drive, walks, and sunset at Zabriskie Point. 

Day 8: Death Valley National Park - short hikes and exploring the main attractions. 

Day 9: Travel to Red Rock Natural Conservation Area. Scenic drive and a short hike. 

Day 10: Half-day on local attractions in the Las Vegas area, including Chinatown and Premium Outlet Shopping Malls. 


Send off to the airport for those leaving today. The event is completed on the afternoon of December 11th but you can extend your stay at your own expense and enjoy the many shows, casinos, and buffets Vegas is famous for.  

The itinerary is subject to change if conditions warrant but we will not miss out on any of the activities listed.  We will have a more detailed itinerary with hotels for the folks who are confirmed.

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Cost:

USD$1,700 per pax.

We are using USD1 to SGD1.4 to collect for the equivalent Singapore dollars. Should the exchange rate decrease, we will reimburse you, should it increase, we will ask you to pay for the increase.  

If you want to  if you book yourself with the local operators, the activities alone, excluding accommodation, will cost you over USD$1350.

Price includes 9 nights of hotel stay, transportation in a minivan, and admission to national & state parks. All activities (hikes, sightseeing) are guided.

Hotel stay is 3-star accommodation depending on availability. Rooms are twin-sharing, each with 2 queen-sized beds. The majority of the hotels we book will provide free breakfast.

Price does not include air tickets, travel insurance, USA visa, meals and personal expenses. Please make sure you have travel/medical insurance and the required USA visa before traveling to Las Vegas.

This adventure is: #adrenaline-pumping, #far-far-away, #scenic
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