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Desert Landscapes: Valley of Fire, Death Valley and the Colorado River

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7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active (Variable by Program Date)
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
From the sand dunes and stone of Death Valley National Park to the banks of the Colorado River waters tamed by Hoover Dam, walk, hike, and float through some of the most remarkable landscapes in the U.S. With our instructor, discover the forces at work in these starkly contrasting environments.


• Discover Death Valley — one of the most unique and hottest places on earth — and visit the lowest point in the western hemisphere, 282 feet below sea level, near Badwater.
• Hike through the Valley of Fire among vivid 3,000-year-old petroglyphs.
• Enjoy a float trip on the Colorado River through the sheer cliffs and multicolored rocks of Black Canyon.

Activity Notes

Varies by date. Oct. 31, 2016: Moderate – Hiking up to one mile daily over varied terrain. All other dates Active – Hiking up to two miles daily over varied terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Las Vegas, 3 nights; coach to Death Valley National Park, 3 nights; return by coach to Las Vegas, independent departures.

Coordinated by Dixie State University.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips


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