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From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Half-Day Kayak Tour

1. From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Half-Day Kayak Tour

Swap the lights of Las Vegas for one day on a nature day trip and guided kayaking adventure in nearby Arizona. Travel to beautiful Willow Beach, surrounded by steep canyon walls along the Colorado River, the site of your kayaking activity. A great escape into rugged nature for the day. Start with a hotel pickup from the Las Vegas Strip. After arriving at Willow Beach Marina, get fitted for your kayak and away you go with your guide. Paddle north on the crystal clear Colorado River while your guide points out wildlife and geological features in your surroundings. Arrive at the Emerald Cave about 2 miles in — explore the grotto-syle cave with pristine green-colored waters. Remember your waterproof camera, you’ll need it. Next, take a short hike to visit the historical site of the River Gauger's home that overlooks the river for a great photo opportunity and amazing views. Here your guide will share history about the River Gaugers. After a quick pit stop for some snacks and refreshments, head back to the river with cool, flowing water that stays at 12 degrees all year round. Soak up the picturesque natural attractions as you meander your way back to your launching point, before catching your ride back to Sin City.

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From Las Vegas: Black Canyon Half-Day Kayak Tour

2. From Las Vegas: Black Canyon Half-Day Kayak Tour

Following pick-up from your approved hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, escape the city and journey by comfortable Mercedes Sprinter to the start point of your kayak adventure into the Black Canyon. Arrive at Willow Beach and prepare for the day ahead as your guides help fit you into your kayaks. Paddle upstream into the narrow channels of the Black Canyon, and scour the banks to spot a variety of wildlife, including native Desert Big Horn Sheep and Bald Eagles. Continue for approximately 1 mile, and then stop at an historical overlook for awe-inspiring views of the legendary Colorado River. Listen to an explanation about the immense history of what the river has been used for over the past 100 years. Enjoy a complimentary snack before setting off for the stunning rock formation of Emerald Cave on your way back to the starting point.

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Antelope Canyon: Full-Day Tour from Flagstaff or Sedona

3. Antelope Canyon: Full-Day Tour from Flagstaff or Sedona

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Flagstaff or Sedona, and then journey to the famous water-carved slot canyon of Antelope Canyon, located on Navajo land east of Page. See the reflections of the sun's rays and sky splashing the narrow sandstone walls with colors of orange, yellow, blue and purple.  Start with a climb through scenic Oak Creek Canyon, ranging from 4,500 feet above sea level to 7,500 feet onto the Colorado Plateau. Get a stunning view of the San Francisco Peaks, Arizona's largest volcanic mountain range that reaches 12,600 feet (3,840 meters) at its tallest point. Then, make your way through the spectacular colored rock formations of the Painted Desert. Take a 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) walk at Horseshoe Bend, and experience an iconic clifftop overlooking the Colorado River. Lunch is provided on this tour. You will also see breathtaking views of Lake Powell and Glen Canyon. Take an exciting tour into the narrows of the slot canyon, and admire the natural formations up close. Return to base while driving by the Painted Desert.

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Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Kayak Tour with Transportation

4. Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Kayak Tour with Transportation

Start with pickup from one of the resort hotels on the Las Vegas strip and travel towards Black Canyon of Arizona for your guided kayaking tour. Upon arrival at the canyon, receive a quick kayaking lesson from your guide and get ready for your adventure. Enjoy the underwater views through your glass-bottom kayak. Paddle towards Emerald Cave, with a break to stop and admire the fantastic views of the entire canyon. Keep a lookout for wildlife species such as the Desert Big Horn Sheep, blue heron, and bald eagles. Enter the Emerald Cave and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Take the opportunity to swim in the Colorado River, before heading back to the starting back for your return transfer back to Las Vegas.

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From Las Vegas: Self-Drive Emerald Cave Kayaking Tour

5. From Las Vegas: Self-Drive Emerald Cave Kayaking Tour

Discover a kayaker’s dream destination – the Emerald Cave and Willow Beach – on this kayaking tour from Las Vegas with a guide and unlimited snacks and drinks. Swim in the cave’s enchanting green water and keep an eye out for wildlife. After meeting your guide, start with a quick kayaking lesson before gearing up and getting on your kayak. When paddling toward Emerald Cave, take a break from kayaking and explore breathtaking views of the entire canyon. Get your cameras ready for the desert bighorn sheep, blue heron, and bald eagles. Marvel at the canyon walls lining Emerald Cave that are 5,000 to 7,000 feet high. During the tour, get the chance to swim in the mystical green water of the Colorado River. When the sun shines at the right angle, reflections off the sediment on the cave walls make the river water look bright green. The outdoor adventure Sherpa shares that the cave's green waters shine the brightest during the spring and summer months. 

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Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Colorado River Full-Day Kayak Tour

6. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Colorado River Full-Day Kayak Tour

Be ready bright and early to leave Las Vegas for a full-day kayak tour on the mighty Colorado River. Experience the magnitude of the Hoover Dam as you view it from the water.  Marvel at the sight of this man-made wonder emerge as you drop 1,100 feet in elevation and reach the base of the dam. Paddle on a slow-flowing river past the Fish Hatchery on your way to a historic trailhead.  Stretch your legs and take a short hike to the River Gauger’s Home where you will learn more about the Colorado River.  After the hike, head to Emerald Cave, a hidden channel where you will see the green waters of the Black Canyon.   Next, go with your guide to Sandy Beach for more incredible views and photo opportunities before heading to your final stop, Willow Beach.  Along the way, be sure to look out for some wildlife viewing.  Get the chance to spot rainbow trout, bald eagles, bighorn sheep, and many more. While on this trip, enjoy lunch, plenty of tasty snacks, fruit, bottled water, and use of a light touring kayak, life jacket, and carbon light paddle.

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What people are saying about Arizona

A more than excellent service, I had an error in the location of the pickup and even so they did everything possible to locate me. The treatment of the two people on the tour was super special and the tour more than I really imagined, the guide was very patient, jobial and very very helpful. 100% recommended.

Was great!!! What a beautiful scenario and good exercise, too. Jason, the tour guide, is fantastic. He was really fun.

OUTSTANDING!! Loved Nick!! We are coming back!! His patience, humor, knowledge was impressive!! LOVED EVERY MINUTE!!

Nick was an awesome guide. Very informative. Beautiful kayak trip on the Colorado River. Highly reccomend!

Loved the adventure. Excellent guides and fun group. Totally recommended.