The full-day adventure first takes guests to Eldorado Canyon, near the village of Nelson, about 40 miles southeast of the Las Vegas Strip. Visitors take a one-hour tour of the Techatticup Mine, where gold was mined for more than 80 years from 1861 until the start of World War II.
A coach then takes tourists down a winding road to Nelson’s Landing on the Colorado River. There, they board a motorized raft for a relaxing ride upstream. During the trip, rafters most likely will see a variety of wildlife along the canyon walls. Along the way, lunch is served.
From door to door, the journey lasts around eight hours.
The Colorado River Exploration Tour is offered Wednesdays and Saturdays. The coach picks up guests at various Strip hotels between 8 and 9 a.m.