Heaven and Hell Tour from Las Vegas | 3-days, 2-nights

ZION • DEATH VALLEY

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Heaven and Hell tour Highlights:

  • Pipe Springs National Monument
  • Zion National Park
  • Cathedral Gorge State Park
  • Rhyolite Ghost Town
  • Death Valley National Park

Why DETOURS?

  • Small group tour with up to 12 passengers – no crowds!
  • The best historical lodging in the National Parks – no lines!
  • Custom touring vehicles with comfortable, individual captain’s chairs, plenty of legroom, and large picture windows to enjoy the views
  • Expert guides who are CPR and FirstAid certified

Tour Dates & Pricing

Winter 2020 travel dates: February 28-March 1st
Spring 2020 travel dates: March 23-25th
Fall 2020 travel dates: October 30-November 1st

$995 per person for double occupancy
$1,295 per person for single occupancy

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Packages start at $1,295*

*Single Occupancy. Includes guided tour, lodging, some meals, entrance fees, and taxes

TRAVEL INFO

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Departure Location
Most Las Vegas Strip hotels

Cancellation and Payment Policy
Tours require a 10% non-refundable deposit by credit card at the time of booking. Final tour balance is due 36 days prior to tour departure date. Tours canceled less than 36 days prior to departure, or no shows will be charged in full.

Pre and Post Tour Accommodations
For an additional cost, DETOURS can book pre and/or post tour accommodation packages at preferred hotels. We recommend booking pre and post tour accommodations at a nearby Las Vegas Strip hotel or resort.

Group Size
Our vehicles are designed to carry up to 12 passengers in individual captain’s chairs. Tour group size will range from 8 guests, which is our guest minimum to operate this tour, up to 12 guests in our custom tour vans. Because DETOURS travels with a maximum of 12 passengers, this allows us to take a flexible approach and take full advantage of touring opportunities in the American West.

Because DETOURS travels with a maximum of 12 passengers, this allows us to take a flexible approach and take full advantage of touring opportunities in the American West.

Transportation
DETOURS custom touring vehicles are specifically designed for small groups with comfortable, individual captain’s chairs.

Tour Guides
Our guides have many years of experience in leading tours throughout the American West. Their knowledge and enthusiasm will ensure that everyone gets the most from each destination.

Accommodations/Lodging
The accommodations have been chosen to give guests the best access to the surrounding areas. For those traveling alone, there are single occupancy rates available.

Activity Levels
This tour offers a wide range of walking opportunities, which requires a reasonable level of fitness, mostly due to possible elevation changes. The level of activity can be tailored to almost all levels of fitness.

Third Party Activities
Any third party activities not listed in tour itinerary are not included. There will be free time on some days and if you wish to participate in any additional third party activities, there will be an additional out-of-pocket cost.

Baggage Allowance
Individual luggage must be kept to a maximum of one piece of luggage less than 50 pounds. It is recommended to travel with a small day pack for easy access to camera, sunblock, and other personal items. We advise our clients to pack as lightly as possible.

Temperature/Weather
Temperatures range from very cool in the mornings and evenings, with warm days. A layered clothing approach works best. Temperatures across the American West vary by season and unexpected weather is always a possibility. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.

Private Tour Option
This tour can also be operated as a private tour. Contact a tour specialist for details.

Notes
A minimum number of guests must be met for the Heaven and Hell tour. You may be booked on stand by until the tour is confirmed.

Due to the developing tourism industry in the area, changes can and do occur in this type of program. Weather conditions that are severe enough to limit where we can drive, or walk, can alter the program. As visitors, we will respect this and remain flexible and open to local conditions, safety concerns, and unforeseen circumstances. Our guides will do their best to keep things on track, but in the event that our schedule changes, they will try to keep disruption to a minimum, consider your wishes, and organize other options as far as it is reasonable and practical to do so.

TOUR ITINERARY

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Heaven and Hell Tour

HEAVEN AND HELL TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Las Vegas to Zion NP, 250 miles/4.5 hours driving

Departing early from Las Vegas, our first stop will be Pipe Springs National Monument to experience an authentic outpost that has been used for centuries by the Paiute Indians and early European explorers. We’ll enter Zion National Park from the East Entrance and into the incredible high country of Zion including Checkerboard Mesa and the Zion Canyon overlook point. Descending into Zion Canyon through a near century old tunnel is unforgettable! Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked and gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience Zion’s unique array of plants and animals that will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past. In the afternoon you will have free time to explore the trails along the Virgin River and into the higher trails overlooking the canyon floor, the visitor’s center to join a National Park Ranger on a guided walk. The sky’s the limit in Zion!

Overnight at Zion Park Lodge or Springdale hotel

Day 2: Zion NP to Death Valley NP, 500 miles/8.5 hours driving

After an early start our journey will take us to the Mountain Meadows Massacre Site, the location of a tragic event that still haunts the local Mormon inhabitants. Several members of the local population, dressed as Indians, set upon a group of westward bound Arkansas migrants. Cathedral Gorge State Park is next with a short walk into the narrow maze of canyons where erosion has carved dramatic and unique patterns in the soft clay. The park’s beauty began with explosive volcanic activity that deposited layers of ash hundreds of feet thick with each eruption. Heading west into the Great Basin Desert, the route travels along the Extraterrestrial Highway to the UFO outpost of Rachel, Nevada. Wild horses are common along this isolated stretch of highway, and the historic town of Tonopah is a relic of the past. Another highlight is a visit to Rhyolite Ghost Town, once a bustling mining town of 5000 that had schools, a hospital, a thriving red light district, and even an opera house. You’ll feel the history of way back when! As we continue on to Death Valley National Park, our tour makes a gradual descent into this ancient seabed past vast sand dunes and old Borax Works to Furnace Creek. The Visitors Center offers a range of exhibits and presentations from NP Interpretive specialists.

Overnight at The Oasis Inn

Day 3: Death Valley to Las Vegas, 175 miles/3.5 hours driving

After an optional sunrise experience at Zabriskie Point overlooking Golden Canyon and stunning views of the vast valley below, we’ll spend the morning exploring the heart of this incredible Park. After a short walk at the lowest point in North America, Badwater Basin, 292 feet below sea level, we’ll view Devil’s Golf Course, Artist’s Palette drive and Dante’s View, and finally Shoshone at the southern end of the park for a memorable ice cream stop. Shoshone is located in a shady grove of Mesquite trees known as Metbury spring and was founded in 1910 by Ralph Jacobus Fairbanks, a Death Valley prospector, freighter and entrepreneur interested in establishing businesses along the station stop of the Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad. The journey back into Las Vegas takes us through Pahrump and Red Rocks Canyon into to glittering lights of the Las Vegas Strip!

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Lodging for two nights
  • Two breakfasts and One dinner
  • National Park entry fees
  • Unlimited bottled water

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional third party tours and activities not listed above
  • Meals not listed above
  • Incidental hotel fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Guide gratuities

TRAVEL TIPS

It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes with good tread and travel with a small day pack for easy access to camera, sunblock, and other personal items. We advise guests to pack as lightly as possible. Temperatures across the American West vary by season. We recommend bringing a jacket in the event of changing weather patterns.

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FAQ

How much luggage can we bring?

Limit luggage to one suitcase that is less than 50 pounds and a day pack.

How much walking is required?

This tour offers a wide range of walking opportunities, which requires a reasonable level of fitness, mostly due to possible elevation changes. The level of activity can be tailored to almost all levels of fitness.

What should I pack?

Weather appropriate clothing, hiking shoes, sunscreen, camera, snacks, extra cash or debit/credit card, day pack/backpack, government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)

Are third party activities included?

Any third party activities not listed in tour itinerary are not included. There will be free time on some days and if you wish to participate in any additional third party activites, there will be an additional out-of-pocket cost.

Are pre-tour accommodations included?

No, but we can assist with pre-tour accommodations for additional cost.

Are post-tour accommodations included?

No, but we can assist with post-tour accommodations for additional cost.

How far in advance should I book my tour?

We recommend that you book early to guarantee a space on the tour, as these tours are limited to 12 passengers. Bookings can be made up to one year in advance of departure date.

What is the weather like?

Temperatures range from very cool in the mornings and evenings, with warm days. A layered clothing approach works best. Temperatures across the American West vary by season and unexpected weather is always a possibility. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.

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