Where do we meet the morning of the tour?
Our van will pick you up at a designated hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. We pick up at most major Strip hotels,
or within walking distance of most. Details will be on your confirmation, or you can call our office to speak
to a reservation specialist.
What time will we get back?
You should arrive back at your hotel at approximately 7pm, depending on traffic and the season.
What is included during the trip?
Paddlecraft (canoe/kayak/SUP), paddles, PFD's, a dry bag, and basic instruction is provided. Guided tours include
snacks, a water bottle,and a healthy picnic lunch. You will have a professional guide to assist and offer
insight as well as share knowledge. Round trip transportation to and from Las Vegas, along with all in-park
transfers, permits, and fees is also included.
Do you offer student discounts?
Yes! We offer student rates, which are discounted $10. You must supply a valid/current student ID to qualify.
Do you offer any discounts for children (or other)?
Children 14 years and younger receive a $50 dollar discount per person on guided multi-day trips, and $10 off guided day trips.
Is there a minimum age requirement?
For the safety and enjoyment of everyone on the trip, children must be at least 6 years old to ride in a double kayak with an adult.
Paddlers must be 14 years old and 100 lbs. in order to paddle their own craft.
What kind of experience do your Guides have?
Our guides have varying degrees of personal outdoor experience, and all successfully complete training that is above
and beyond what is required by local, state, and federal regulations. They possess a vast knowledge of the history
of the area, wildlife, plants, weather patterns, and river currents. Before they can become trip leaders, they must
undergo an intense training programs which includes group management, risk management, rescue techniques, wind and
weather, river kayaking, towing, physical skills tests, and written tests. All guides are certified in CPR/AED, Wilderness
First Aid or Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace ethics, and all USDOT regulations. We carry satellite phones, marine radios,
SPOT GPS trackers, or cell phones on our trips.
What should I bring/wear?
Take a look at our packing list section, for
a complete outline of items to bring on hiking trips. If you have questions, don't hesitate to call our office. We
will be happy to answer any questions you have about clothing, sleeping bag ratings, or killer amoebas (just kidding).
Do you supply alcohol? May we bring our own?
No. Alcohol is not allowed on day trips. Please understand, safety is our main concern.
When should I make a reservation?
Space is limited, so you should make your reservations as soon as possible. This trip fills up fast in spring and fall months
when weather is fabulous.
Are there minimum participant requirements?
Our tours operate with a minimum of 2 participants, as long as space is available.
Should I buy travel insurance?
If you are concerned about the possibility of having to cancel, we strongly suggest you purchase trip cancellation
insurance to protect your vacation investment. Our cancellation policy will apply in every instance, with no
exceptions for any reason. Desert Adventures is not responsible for any expenses incurred due to travel delays,
flight cancellations, or illness. Desert Adventures assumes no financial responsibility for personal injury,
emergency evacuation, or equipment lost or damaged in any way.
What if I have to cancel?
We have a 14 day cancellation policy. Cancellations made 2 weeks prior to departure date will receive a full refund.
Cancellations made within those dates will be issued a percentage of their refund, with absolutely no refunds or
rescheduling within 48 hours. If you must reschedule, we require 48 hours notice and rescheduling fees
will apply. Desert Adventures will not issue any refund for leaving a trip early.
Trips run rain or shine. Desert Adventures reserves the right to cancel trips due to weather or unsafe
conditions. In this case, we will reschedule, issue a credit, or refund money, depending on individual
circumstances. For more information see our Payment & Cancellation Policies
section, or call our offices.