Thu, Apr 04|
McCarran International Airport
It’s Vegas Explorer Chick style, baby! You’ll spend a full day rock climbing in Red Rock Canyon, experience the glamour of Las Vegas in a 4 star Downtown Hotel, spend 2 days on an overnight kayak adventure through Black Canyon and soak your muscles in natural hot springs before bed on this women-onl
Time & Location
Apr 04, 2019, 9:00 AM – Apr 07, 2019, 1:00 PM
McCarran International Airport, 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
About the event
Experience the shine and sparkle of Las Vegas while exploring the best outdoor activities in the surrounding areas!
Explore the Lower Colorado River by spending 2 days kayaking through Black Canyon stopping at natural hot springs, a natural sauna, Emerald Cave, historical ruins, slot canyons and more
Spend a full day learning to rock climb in Red Rock Canyon with the intensity level as high or low as you’d like.
Enjoy the glamor of a 4 Star Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas including a variety of restaurants, luxurious pools, casinos, attractions, and more within a convenient walking distance.
Spend one night backcountry camping in a beautiful location deep in the heart of Black Canyon
3 Days/2 Nights in a 4 Star Downtown Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
2 Days/1 Night Camping in Black Canyon- Includes a Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Sleeping Mat, Double Occupancy Tent, and shared camping supplies
Meals – Outlined in the Itinerary
2 Days Kayaking in Black Canyon on the Lower Colorado River – Includes High Performance Touring Kayak, Dry Bag, Paddle, Life Vest, and All Safety Gear
Full Day Rock Climbing with instruction in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area with all technical gear included
All Permits and Fees including the utlra-competitive Hoover Dam boat launch permits!
A commemorative Explorer Chick shirt
Transportation throughout the itinerary
Small Group experience! Your Explorer Chick Adventure is exclusive and limited to 12 women
*We require a minimum of 4 Explorer Chicks for this trip. Please confirm this trip is guaranteed and NPS permits are secured before booking your airfare.
*Packages do NOT include your airfare, airport transportation, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance, Explorer Chick Leader Tips, meals exclusive of itinerary, or costs for additional activities.
Day 1 – Arrival to Las Vegas, Nevada!
Welcome to Las Vegas! Leader upon arrival to our hotel. Your day is free to explore Las Vegas on your own. Our hotel will be located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street. Explore Las Vegas and it’s many casinos, artistic parks, luxurious pools (our hotel has a shark tank you can take a water slide through!), and anything else you could imagine. We will officially kick off your Vegas Vacation with a Welcome Dinner at 7:00pm. Plan to arrive in Las Vegas before 4:00pm.
Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas
Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2: Rock Climbing in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Today we’ll be exploring the vertical world of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. We’ll learn thorough rock climbing safety, how to belay, climbing movement and techniques all while in a beautiful desert setting in a world class climbing environment. Throughout the day you’ll be both belaying your fellow and scaling red, sandstone walls. A boxed lunch will be included for you to eat at your leisure. We’ll spend approximately 7 hours in Red Rock Canyon climbing to our hearts’ (and muscles) content!
After rock climbing, we’ll return to our Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas. The evening is yours to explore more of the shine and sparkle that Las Vegas is known for.
4 Star Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas
Day 3: Hot Springs, Slot Canyons, Natural Steam Bath, and Waterfalls via Kayak
Today marks the first day of our overnight kayaking adventure. We’ll check out of our Downtown Hotel and load up our van to transfer down to Boulder City where we’ll go through a gear check and get packed up to head towards our boat launch near the Hoover Dam.
As we near the Hoover Dam, we’ll bypass the main tourist areas and embark on a road closed to the public. You will be one of 45 lucky permit holders/day to launch a kayak at the Hoover Dam! We’ll be escorted 1,000 feet down to the base of the Hoover Dam. At our launch site, we’ll marvel in the massive feat of engineering while taking in this “once in a lifetime” experience.
After our kayaks are filled with everything we need for the next 2 days, we’ll launch our kayaks at the base of the Hoover Dam and begin our 12 mile river adventure! We’ll be kayaking through “moving flatwater”. No experience or kayak skills are necessary as we’ll go through everything you need to know!
As we kayak deep into Black Canyon we’ll stop at a natural sauna cave, numerous hot springs in Gold Strike Canyon and slot canyons where we can explore deep into the narrows of the rock.
We’ll find the perfect campsite underneath a starry sky where we’ll enjoy gourmet backcountry cuisine and a crackling campfire. Hot springs are a short walk away where we can soak before crawling into our cozy sleeping bag.
Accommodation: Double Occupancy Backcountry Camping
Day 4: Kayak through Black Canyon
We’ll wake up to the smell of coffee and to the Colorado River slowly running past our campsite. Today will be filled with kayaking to natural and historical sites. After packing up our camp, we’ll hop in our kayaks to paddle downstream past wildlife habitats with chances to see bighorn sheep, peregrine falcons, eagles, coyotes, foxes, and lizards.
We’ll kayak past historic cableways, catwalks, and visit the ruins of a historic home site. Our trip isn’t complete without paddling into the green waters of Emerald Cave. We’ll enjoy lunch on the beach before kayaking to Willow Beach Marina where we’ll meet our transportation back to Las Vegas.
Accommodation: Double Occupancy Backcountry Camping
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Non-Refundable Deposit: $300 due at booking to secure your spot