Tour Options

Keep the Adventure Going and Explore the Silver State

Extend your IPW experience with a three-night tour of Nevada. Venture beyond the bright lights of Las Vegas and into the wild, colorful, and totally unforgettable landscape of the Silver State. Choose from seven tour options that showcase the best that Nevada has to offer.

 

June 4 – June 7

 


 


Hoover Dam


Lake Las Vegas Resort


Valley of Fire State Park


Lost City Nevada State Museum

Neon to Nature

Overnight stays: Mesquite, Laughlin, Lake Las Vegas
Tour ends Las Vegas

  • Lost City Museum – Tools, pottery, and other artifacts bring to life the story of the ancestral Puebloans of Nevada.
  • Valley of Fire State Park – Visit one of Nevada’s most photographed state parks, famous for its bright red Aztec sandstone formations, ancient petrified trees, and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years.
  • Camel Safari – Get up close and personal, including petting and photos, with camels on this unexpected animal encounter.
  • Lake Mead – View the stunning mountains, canyons, and valleys at America’s first and largest national recreation area.
  • Laughlin – Perched on the shore of the Colorado River, Laughlin boasts nine hotels, 24-hour entertainment, outdoor recreation, river fun.

Las Vegas reels in visitors with its glitz and glam, endless entertainment, and bustling casinos. But just an hour or two from the Strip, some of Nevada’s most alluring scenery, famous landmarks, and exciting attractions beg to be explored. With day trips in every direction, there’s plenty to satisfy your adventurous side without having to travel too far from the entertainment capital of the world.

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Extraterrestrial Highway


Goldwell Open Air Museum


International Car Forest of the Last Church


Tonopah Historic Mining Park

Let’s Get Weird, Only in Nevada

Overnight stays: Beatty, Tonopah, Boulder City
Tour ends in Boulder City. Flights are out of Las Vegas

  • Rhyolite/Goldwell Open Air Museum – Larger-than-life outdoor art stands in stark contrast to Rhyolite, a photogenic ghost town brimming with history.
  • Goldfield/International Car Forest of the Last Church – Artistically graffitied cars, trucks and buses are planted in the desert in one of Nevada’s most unusual and intriguing art installations.
  • Tonopah Historic Mining Park – Learn why Tonopah was named the “Queen of the Silver Camps” during Nevada’s boom-and-bust mining era.
  • Extraterrestrial Highway – This route through Nevada recently regained international attention as the site of the “Storm Area 51” event in 2019. You just might see something strange hovering in the sky above the Extraterrestrial Highway.
  • Death Valley National Park – Home to some of the country’s extremes, such as hottest, driest, and lowest-elevation, Death Valley National Park is a must-see when traveling to Nevada.

Some of Nevada’s best treasures are found in the great open expanse of the high desert. Explore life-size outdoor art installations set against the ruins of ghost towns and become part of the art in the International Car Forest. We’ll stargaze under some of the darkest night sky in the United States, and search for UFOs along the Extraterrestrial Highway. From Death Valley National Park to the vintage charm of Boulder City, you’ll experience the weird, artistic, and downright otherworldly gems of Nevada.

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Cathedral Gorge State Park


Eureka County Opera House


Sand Mountain Recreation Area


Middlegate Station

Survive the Loneliest Road!

Overnight stays: Ely, Fallon, Reno
Tour ends in Reno

  • Cathedral Gorge State Park – Find solitude and beauty in the slot canyons and spires of Cathedral Gorge State Park.
  • Nevada Northern Railway – All aboard a century-old steam train that will take you on a special excursion into the mountains of eastern Nevada.
  • Great Basin National Park – One of the country’s newest and least-crowded national parks offers seclusion and tranquility. Visitors can hike to the ancient bristlecone pine trees, explore the deep caverns of Lehman Caves, or just enjoy the fresh high-mountain air in Great Basin National Park.
  • Frey Ranch Estate Distillery – Tour Nevada’s first-ever estate distillery owned and operated by a fourth-generation Nevada family, whose roots in the state are almost as deep as that of the rye, barley, and corn that is grown on-site and used in their premium gin, vodka, and bourbon.
  • TOPGUN – See where the movie was based and partially filmed at NAS Fallon. You’ll watch real TOPGUN pilots take off and maneuver in the sky just like Maverick.

NOTE: This tour concludes in Reno and departures are from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport

Drive the Loneliest Road in America, the stretch of U.S. Route 50 that traverses central Nevada, and we guarantee you’ll find more than peace and quiet. As it happens, this storied road is also your link to unsurpassed recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, climbing, camping, RV-ing, offroading, motorcycling, horseback riding, sandboarding, stargazing, saloon-hopping, and even hot springing.

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J.M. Capriolla Co.


Lamoille Canyon


The Star Hotel


Wendover Will Neon Cowboy

Cowboy Corridor

Overnight stays: Winnemucca, Elko, West Wendover
Tour ends in West Wendover. Flights are out of Salt Lake City, UT.

  • Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway – Deep in the heart of the Ruby Mountains, the lush glacier-carved Lamoille Canyon bursts with wildflowers, waterfalls, and wildlife.
  • California Trail Interpretive Center – Between 1841 and 1869, up to 250,000 people sold their belongings, packed wagons, and set out for California. The California Trail Interpretive Center offers dioramas and interactive exhibits that immerse the visitor in the trail experience of those who endured the 2,000 mile trek.
  • J.M. Capriolas – For nearly a century, J.M. Capriolas has preserved the quality and authenticity of the western tradition, crafting handmade, museum-quality saddles and silver bits and spurs.
  • Cowboy Arts & Gear Museum – Dedicated to the preservation of the vaquero and the American Buckaroo, this museum showcases the history, culture, and traditions of the ranching and cowboy lifestyle in the West.
  • Western Folklife Center – Home of the world-renowned National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the Western Folklife Center preserves western heritage and uses story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.

NOTE: This tour concludes in Elko and transportation will be provided to the Salt Lake City International Airport for departures.

The Cowboy Corridor ties together some of Nevada’s most authentic western museums, art galleries, events and even beers highlighting our hodgepodge of buckaroo, Basque, American Indian, and other traditions. Top on the list is J.M. Capriola Co., where you can shop for custom saddles, bridles, silver, leatherwork, and other exquisitely handmade gear. We’ll also visit the Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum, where you can learn the Garcia Bit & Spur story, as well as appreciate the kind of top-notch handiwork that’s been sought over, worldwide, by working cowboys, Hollywood stars and collectors for over a century. Nearby is the Western Folklife Center, home of the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

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Genoa Bar and Saloon


Edgewood Tahoe


Sand Harbor Nature Trail


M.S. Dixie Lake Tahoe Cruise

Lake Tahoe Loop

Overnight stays: Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Virginia City
Tour ends in Carson City. Flights are out of Reno

  • Lake Tahoe – Tour Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, aboard the M.S. Dixie II, a three-story paddle-wheel vessel.
  • Heavenly Village Shopping – At the base of Heavenly Ski Resort, the Heavenly Village is home to shops, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor fun.
  • Bently Heritage Distillery – Taste vodka and gin produced in Nevada’s newest estate distillery. Bently Heritage crafts exquisite gin and vodka in its repurposed flour mill, a site proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Kings Canyon Waterfall Trail – Take a short hike in the foothills surrounding Nevada’s state capital, Carson City. This trail to the Kings Canyon Waterfall is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
  • Virginia City – “Step back in Time” with a visit to Virginia City, a bustling mining town that was the height of riches in Nevada in the mid-1800s. Be prepared to shop, sidle up to a barstool in a classic western saloon, and even witness a Wild West Shootout!

NOTE: This tour begins and concludes in Reno. Air transfers will be provided from Las Vegas to Reno, and departures will be from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

They call Lake Tahoe the “Jewel of the Sierra Nevada.” And once you’ve seen it, you get it. Vast, crystal-clear, and encircled by towering peaks, Lake Tahoe is a summertime paradise, a winter wonderland, and a year-round haven for unforgettable mountain memories. Your Lake Tahoe adventure will include a visit to Nevada’s capital city, the newest estate distillery in Nevada and cruise Lake Tahoe on the MS Dixie II.

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Lone Eagle Grille – Lake Tahoe


Whitney Peak – Reno Arch


Reno Arch


Reno Skyline

Reno-Tahoe

Overnight stays: Incline Village, Reno/Sparks
Tour ends in Reno

  • Reno – Known as “The Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno is home to sky-high casinos, 24-hour nightlife, world-class dining, music and bustling shopping and arts districts.
  • National Automobile Museum – View hundreds of famous, classic, and unique vehicles beginning with an original “horseless carriage” from the 1800s.
  • Sand Harbor State Park – A stunning stretch of sand on the northeast shore of Lake Tahoe, Sand Harbor is one of the most sought-after summer destinations in northern Nevada.
  • Truckee River – Running right through the middle of downtown Reno’s arts district, the Truckee River is a place to play in the water, soak up the sun, and enjoy the sights of the Biggest Little City.

NOTE: This tour begins and concludes in Reno. Air transfers will be provided from Las Vegas to Reno, and departures will be from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

The Biggest Little City in the World has come a long way from its Wild Western origins. And seemingly just as far—with its emerging public art scene, bohemian shops, dynamic music venues, and thriving foodie culture. Lake Tahoe, which sits in the Sierra Nevada and straddles the Nevada-California border, provides a stunning backdrop for hiking, biking, and other recreational activities, including skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

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Cathedral Gorge State Park


Valley of Fire State Park


Great Basin National Park


Zion’s National Park
Photo Credit: Thru MyShutter

Park-to-Park

Overnight stays: Ely, Cedar City, Mesquite or Las Vegas
Tour ends in Las Vegas

  • Cathedral Gorge State Park – Find solitude and beauty in the slot canyons and spires of Cathedral Gorge State Park.
  • Nevada Northern Railway – All aboard a century-old steam train that will take you on a special excursion into the mountains of eastern Nevada.
  • Great Basin National Park – One of the country’s least-crowded national parks offers seclusion and tranquility. Hike to the ancient bristlecone pine trees, explore the deep caverns of Lehman Caves, or just enjoy the fresh high-mountain air in Great Basin National Park.
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument – Crowning the grand staircase, Cedar Breaks sits at over 10,000 feet and looks down into a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater. Wander among timeless bristlecone pines and experience the richness of our subalpine forest.
  • Zion National Park – Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon.
  • Valley of Fire State Park – Visit one of Nevada’s most photographed state parks, famous for its bright red Aztec sandstone formations, ancient petrified trees, and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years.

The U.S. National Parks system preserves the most stunning landscapes in the country, and several of them are within an easy driving distance from Las Vegas! Your adventure begins among the towering spires and staggering slot canyons of Cathedral Gorge State Park and ends in the blazing shades of red at Valley of Fire State Park. You’ll get see one of the most famous national parks in the west: Zion National Park, and one of the least visited: Great Basin National Park.

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