- Can you pick me up at a Las Vegas hotel?
- I’m staying with friends who live in Las Vegas… Can you pick me up at a private residence?
- What times do your tours depart?
- Do we need to make a reservation in advance?
- Can you take last-minute bookings?
- What is the minimum age for children on your tours?
- What is your cancellation policy?
- Las Vegas Travel Tips – What To Wear: Clothing for a Desert Adventure
- Are your vehicles air conditioned?
- Is there any hiking on your tours?
- What happens if it rains?
- Is it customary to tip the tour guide and if so, how much?
- How many people do your vehicles hold?
- Can we bring our lunch and eat in the vehicle?
- Can we split the payments between more than one person?
- Will there be other people on the vehicle?
- Can I get a private vehicle?
- Can you accommodate larger family groups or corporate tours?
- Question 19
- Question 20
Can you pick me up at a Las Vegas hotel?
Yes. Hotel pick-up and drop-off is included and available at most hotels in the Las Vegas area.
I’m staying with friends who live in Las Vegas… Can you pick me up at a private residence?
No, but please call us at 1-702-743-7379 or contact us and we can recommend a close-by hotel where we can pick-up and drop-off.
What times do your tours depart?
It depends on the tour and the location of the hotel where we pick you up. Please call us at 1-702-743-7379 or contact us and we’ll be able to give you specific information regarding your circumstances.
Do we need to make a reservation in advance?
No, but we recommend it. There will be a better chance the tour you want will be available when you want to go.
Can you take last-minute bookings?
Yes, in many cases we can. Please call us at 1-702-743-7379 or contact us and we’ll let you know what we can do for you.
What is the minimum age for children on your tours?
Children must be 18 months or older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We do provide car seats, and if you prefer, guests are welcome to bring their own.
What is your cancellation policy?
- We have a 100% cancellation charge for less than 24 hours notice.
- There is no cancellation charge with more than 24 hours notice.
Las Vegas Travel Tips – What To Wear: Clothing for a Desert Adventure
Depending on the tour, much of the tour time may be inside the touring vehicle; but especially during the summer, we need to be thoughtful and prepared for the time spent outside.
Sunburns of a dangerous nature can develop quickly from the sun in the high desert.
A loose fitting, long-sleeved, lightweight shirt offers good protections from the hot desert sun, and it can be wetted to keep your skin cool.
Hats are very important, as well.
Summertime Tours From Las Vegas: Mojave Desert Travel Tips
- Tank tops expose too much skin.
- Shorts are fine as long as you wear appropriate sunscreen on your legs.
- Wearing a broad-brimmed hat is a great idea (a cowboy-style hat or similar works well.)
- Baseball caps work. They cover the top of your head and give nice shade for your eyes, but they do leave skin on your face, neck, and ears exposed.
- Wear light-colored, lightweight clothes. Long sleeves can be rolled up for comfort or down as needed for protection.
- Pack a light-weight jacket or windbreaker in the summer, something wind-proof that you can add as a layer in case the wind picks up or the weather cools.
- Wear sunglasses, and carry and use sunblock.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes. Sandals and heels may be fashionable, but they really don’t work well in the desert.
Winter-time Tours From Las Vegas: Mojave Desert Travel Tips
- Check the weather – we have freezing temperatures at night, you may need to bundle up!
Are your vehicles air conditioned?
Yes, our custom vehicles are fully air-conditioned.
Is there any hiking on your tours?
Our tours are a balanced mix of sight-seeing and walking tours.
Even though they are not considered ‘hiking’ tours, all of our tours involve some degree of walking, mostly on smooth surfaces and pathways.
Some of our tours have optional walks or hikes on rocky, uneven ground. These hikes are relatively short, simple, and easy, and are available at Zion, Bryce, Death Valley, and the Grand Canyon.
One example is an optional scramble up some rocks at Guano Point (West Rim), to see one of the best views of the entire Grand Canyon. Other examples include almost any of the areas we visit at Death Valley.
What happens if it rains?
Our tours operate rain or shine.
Rainfall brings the desert to life. It offers unusual and wonderful opportunities for rainbows and color changes from the clouds in motion.
Waterfalls can suddenly appear as if by magic, providing spectacular photo opportunities.
If the weather conditions are severe we would offer to switch your tour, reschedule, or give you a refund. Detours of Nevada reserves the right to alter, modify or cancel any tour due to weather or unsafe conditions.
Is it customary to tip the tour guide and if so, how much?
Customary,yes… required, no.
Gratuities are appreciated by guides as your acknowledgment of a ‘job well-done’.
If you enjoyed your tour, you might consider an amount of 10% to 15% of the tour price. Your guide appreciates it, and he or she keeps the entire amount.
How many people do your vehicles hold?
Our custom touring vans seat 9 guests; our mini-buses seat 13.
Our tours are designed to be small and personalized.
Our objective is to help our guests enjoy an interactive, friendly, group experience that cannot be achieved on a big bus.
- We designed our touring vans so that “every seat is a window seat”.
- Our 15-passenger vans have been converted to seat only 9 passengers – plenty of “elbow-room”.
- This “down-sizing” for guest comfort is unheard of in the industry.
- Our mini-buses seat up to 13 guests per vehicle.
- All our vehicles have reclining captains chairs for a very comfortable journey.
- Our vehicles are air-conditioned, of course.
Can we bring our lunch and eat in the vehicle?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own snacks or lunch on board.
Please be aware that…
- All of our tours include bottled water for you throughout the day.
- Most of our tours include a snack.
- Some of our tours also include lunch.
- (We do not allow alcoholic beverages or glass containers on board.)
Can we split the payments between more than one person?
Yes, of course. We can split payments any way you prefer.
Will there be other people on the vehicle?
Yes, it is likely there will be other people on the vehicle.
Our tours often sell out because of our experienced guides and our comfortable, roomy vehicles.
Can I get a private vehicle?
- You can have a 9-passenger touring van by purchasing 7 seats.
- You can have a 13-passenger mini-bus by purchasing 11 seats.
Can you accommodate larger family groups or corporate tours?
Yes, in fact we do that quite often for special events such as:
- Family reunions
- Wedding parties
- Las Vegas conventions
- Corporate team-building
We have put together special events for groups of over a hundred, and our guests find that using our smaller vehicles helps them keep the event on-time, more fun, with better and more personal interactions.
Please call us at 1-702-743-7379 or contact us and we’ll be happy to help you design a program for your party or event.