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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging (Variable by Program Date)
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Start of Program
Jan 24, 2015
Meet in Hotel Lobby between 3:00 to 5:00 pm
You will be staying at the La Quinta Las Vegas Airport North Convention Center that night.
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Nearest city or town: In Las Vegas
Nearest highway: I-15
Nearest airport: McCarran Intl, Las Vegas

End of Program
Jan 30, 2015
Las Vegas Intl Airport at 11:00 am (Pacific Time)
You will be staying at the Furnace Creek Ranch the night before.
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Hotel

Description: The first wonderful feature the hotel offers is a Free Airport Shuttle. To use the Shuttle from airport call the hotel at (702) 796-9000 (24 hours a day) and they will pick you up. They also provide a convenient Shuttle on-call service for hotel guests within Las Vegas to a variety of prearranged locations. This allows you the opportunity to explore the area by means of the convenient hotel transportation! This beautiful hotel is located near the airport and is in the hub of Las Vegas' activities. Close to the Strip, MGM Mirage, Cirque du Soleil Theater, nearby shopping centers and malls, 60 area golf courses. Nearby are the Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, the Luxor, Sam Boyd Stadium and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Shopping nearby includes the Boulevard Mall, the Fashion Show Mall, the Belez Mall and the Bridge Meadows Mall. Nearby restaurants include Lawry's The Prime Rib, PF Chang's Chinese Bistro, Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Morton's of Chicago, McCormick and Schmidt, Buca di Beppo. Best of all, courteous staff is here to ensure your pleasant stay!

Contact info:
3970 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109 USA
phone: 702-796-9000
web: laquintalasvegasairportnorth.com/

Room amenities: Each spacious room provides free local calls, dataport phones, premium cable channels, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/board, voicemail, alarm clock radio.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a beautiful Spanish mission style exterior with spacious rooms, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, it has nearby golf / jogging trail, airport shuttle, complimentary breakfast includes fresh waffles, fresh fruits, pastries, bagels, cereals, muffins, juices, milk, and coffee.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Check with hotel for rates before and after your program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Inn

Description: The Furnace Creek Ranch is family oriented 224 room facility situated in a lush oasis surrounded by the vast and arid desert of Death Valley National Park, California - just 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada and 275 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. This resort presents a complete contrast to the desolate desert landscape and consists of an oasis 18-hole golf course (the world's lowest course at 214 feet below sea level), four restaurants, a saloon, a cocktail lounge, retail outlets, a Borax Museum, spring-fed swimming pools, tennis courts, horseback riding, horse-drawn carriage rides, massage therapy, a 3,000 foot airstrip, a service station and conference and banquet facilities for 10 - 120. (Some services are available only on a seasonal basis.) Furnace Creek Ranch Resort is the perfect vantage point from which to explore Death Valley National Park!

Contact info:
Furnace Creek Village Rte 190
Furnace Creek, CA 92328 USA
phone: 760-786-2361
web: www.furnacecreekresort.com

Room amenities: Rooms have views of the beautiful surroundings, nicely decorated. Wireless internet access available for a fee.

Facility amenities: On site restaurants, adjacent to the Death Valley National Park Visitor Center and Borax Museum. Warm springs fed swimming pool and wireless internet access available for a fee.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Check out time: 3:00 PM

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips


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