Cosmos

Tour: 8500 - 2013 (8500) - 2013 / 2014


TOUR FOR 8+ PEOPLE

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Universal Studios Hollywood - One day admission - client ID #1074 No visit to the West Coast would be complete without seeing the world's largest motion picture and television studio. There's a chance to see live shows currently aired on TV, a screen test, comedy theater, and a daring stunt show.

Approximate value: $92 USD per person


Western Dinner At Rustler's Rooste Tonight you'll experience Rustler's Rooste, Arizona's Legendary Cowboy Steakhouse, where legend goes that the original site, atop a butte in the foothills of South Mountain, was a hideout for cattle rustlers. Highlights of this evening's outing include a cowboy steak dinner with all the fixin's and country-western music. Make sure to visit the general store before departing.

Approximate value: $50 USD per person


Eco-Star Grand Canyon Helicopter Flightseeing This experience will be a highlight of your vacation. Fly over the widest and deepest portion of the Grand Canyon. You will see the amazing views of the Dragon Corridor, Colorado River and other geologic features and formations over a billion years old. If you have ever wanted to see the Grand Canyon from a birds eye view this is the trip for you. Fly in our first class state of the art ECO-Star helicopter with specially designed windows and seating for 180 degrees of virtually unobstructed views. This is a comfortable, climate controlled helicopter with quiet ride technology for a more comfortable Grand Canyon helicopter tour experience. Grab your camera and enjoy this spectacular journey to the Grand Canyon. (30 minute flight) Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions. Rate includes a prime time supplement.

Approximate value: $235 USD per person


Grand Canyon Helicopter Flightseeing - North Canyon Tour Explore impressive Dragon Corridor, the deepest and widest part of the Canyon, and one of the most remarkable panoramas of the Grand Canyon. The Tower of Ra, a 6,076-foot butte named in the 1800s after the Egyptian sun god, comes into view, as do other fanciful rock formations resembling temples and shrines. Fly in a comfortable, climate controlled helicopter with specially designed windows for optimum viewing. (30 minute) Subject to favorable weather conditions.

Approximate value: $200 USD per person


Grand Canyon Imax Fly like a condor over the rim and into the Canyon, be drenched in the power of the raging Colorado River without ever leaving your seat at the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center. And relive the history and mystery of one of the most storied natural wonders of the world. From the mysterious Anasazi who inhabited the Canyon 4,000 years ago, viewers at The National Geographic Visitor Center will travel through Grand Canyon history to join Major John Wesley Powell as he challenges the unexplored Canyon and raging Colorado River in 1869. (40 minute multimedia presentation)

Approximate value: $14 USD per person


Black Canyon Raft Trip With Transportation from Black Canyon River Adventures This is a unique day trip aboard a motor-assisted raft which allows the visitor to leisurely enjoy and share in the history, desert wildlife and beauty in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. Black Canyon/Willow Beach River Adventures will provide round trip transportation. You will be transported on our tour buses to the launch area at the base of the Hoover Dam. This is an extremely rare view of the Hoover Dam that very few people have the opportunity to see. At this time, you will board our large comfortable rafts which have been carefully constructed with your party's safety in mind. During this excursion, our experienced and knowledgeable guides will share with you the history of this magnificent geological area. The high canyon walls will leave you breathless. Be prepared to see Desert Big Horn Sheep, Osprey, and Great Blue Heron in their natural setting. Bring your camera because it is seldom you will have an opportunity such as this to view the wonders of nature. Our rafts will stop along the shore to give you a chance to swim or play in the cool clear waters below Hoover Dam. You might take this opportunity to enjoy the box lunch provided while watching and listening to the sights and sounds of this magnificent desert. Your trip will end on the Arizona side of the river at Willow Beach. Here you will board our comfortable tour buses for the return trip over the crest of the Hoover Dam to your Las Vegas hotel. Fun for all ages, no paddling experience necessary. This is truly an experience to remember. (Approximately 8 hours round trip from hotel to hotel)

Approximate value: $160 USD per person


Canyon Dream Air and Land Tour Your ultimate adventure will begin with a 40-minute flight to the Grand Canyon South Rim aboard a Beech craft 1900D aircraft. Once you land your excursion will begin with a seat on our state-of-the-art ECO-Star helicopter for an amazing 25-minute breathtaking helicopter experience over the Grand Canyon. As you soar above this natural wonder will see beautiful scenery from the Tower of Ra, Kaibab National Forest and the mighty Colorado River. Your journey will conclude with transportation into the Grand Canyon National Park to enjoy the awe-inspiring vistas, panoramic overlooks and trails that can only be accessed from inside the park. A gourmet box lunch will be served as you absorb the magnificence of the Grand Canyon and capture memories to last a lifetime. The Canyon Dream tour lasts approximately 7 hours (hotel to hotel).

Approximate value: $489 USD per person


Dinner at the Carnival World Buffet and MJ Live First you have dinner at the Rio's Carnival World Buffet recognized as the best buffet in Vegas year after year by guests and critics alike; the Carnival World Buffet has raised the bar in buffet dining once again, offering more variety in food choices (more than 300 dishes prepared fresh daily) and a new contemporary design that make the best buffet in Vegas even better. From pizza to omelets, sushi to teppan yaki, fresh carved meats to Asian barbecue, the Carnival World Buffet offers numerous distinct dining experiences from around the world featuring live-action cooking right before your eyes guaranteeing freshness and top quality. Enjoy more than 70 varieties of homemade pies, cakes and pastries, and nine gelato flavors, all made from scratch. After dinner see MJ Live - The #1 Michael Jackson tribute show in the world. Featuring all his biggest hits including Bad, Billie Jean, Heal the World, Dangerous, Smooth Criminal, black & White, I Want You Back and many others. Relive the energy, excitement, spectacle and pure joy of this legendary superstar and his music. Witness the awesome sound, lighting and effects. Feel the energy from the mega talented MJ LIVE dancers. Sing along to some of the greatest hits of all time. After the show the group will head downtown to Fremont Street. The massive entertainment venue is home to Viva Vision, the spectacular light and music show. Using over 12.5 million lights projecting onto a 500-yard-long canopy 90 feet above the ground and a 550,000 watt sound system truly makes Fremont Street a prime attraction.

Approximate value: $100 USD per person


Dinner at the Carnival World Buffet and The Rat Pack Show Before there was Elvis there was The Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Dean Martin - who won over audiences with their cool musical styling's and playful stage demeanor during their run at the Sands in the original Copa Room. After the show enjoy dinner at the Rio's Carnival World Buffet recognized as the best buffet in Vegas year after year by guests and critics alike; the Carnival World Buffet has raised the bar in buffet dining once again, offering more variety in food choices (more than 300 dishes prepared fresh daily) and a new contemporary design that make the best buffet in Vegas even better. From pizza to omelets, sushi to teppan yaki, fresh carved meats to Asian barbecue, the Carnival World Buffet offers numerous distinct dining experiences from around the world featuring live-action cooking right before your eyes guaranteeing freshness and top quality. Enjoy more than 70 varieties of homemade pies, cakes and pastries, and nine gelato flavors, all made from scratch. After dinner the group will head downtown to Fremont Street. The massive entertainment venue is home to Viva Vision, the spectacular light and music show. Using over 12.5 million lights projecting onto a 500-yard-long canopy 90 feet above the ground and a 550,000 watt sound system truly makes Fremont Street a prime attraction.

Approximate value: $100 USD per person


Golden Eagle Air Tour The Golden Eagle Air Tour is perfect for Las Vegas guests who are pressed on time and desire to see as much of the Grand Canyon as possible. Departing from our private heliport in Boulder City, the tour includes aerial views of the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead as well as the spectacular Grand Canyon. The tour is hosted aboard one of our luxurious and comfortable helicopters with wraparound windows. These aircraft have been designed from the ground up for sightseeing and feature a nearly 180 degree field of view, passenger to pilot communications, and choreographed music. You'll feel awe and exhilaration as you fly like a bird on the most extensive helicopter tour there is from Boulder City. The price includes a $20.00 prime time suppliment fee.

Approximate value: $344 USD per person


Grand Canyon Connoisseur It's time to leave the neon of the Vegas Strip for one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Travelers are picked up from their hotel 1- 1 1/2 hours prior to departure from Boulder Terminal. The scenic route from Boulder to Grand Canyon South airport includes breathtaking views of the Hoover Dam, Colorado River, and Lake Mead. A box lunch will be provided before you begin the 2.5 hour rim tour in Grand Canyon National Park. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the majestic sights that over 5 million visitors come to see each year. After photos opportunities and a spectacular sunset, travelers return to Grand Canyon South Airport for their return flight to Boulder. Complimentary pick-up and drop-off transfers from your hotel are provided.

Approximate value: $419 USD per person


Grand Canyon Explorer Tour Your ultimate adventure will begin with a 40-minute flight to the Grand Canyon South Rim aboard a Maverick's Beech craft 1900D aircraft. Your journey continues with transportation into the Grand Canyon National Park to enjoy the awe-inspiring vistas, panoramic overlooks and trails that can only be accessed from inside the park. A gourmet box lunch will be served as you absorb the magnificence of the Grand Canyon and capture memories to last a lifetime. The Canyon Explorer tour lasts approximately 7 hours (hotel to hotel).

Approximate value: $329 USD per person


Grand Celebration Helicopter Experience Embark on an unforgettable, narrated flight from Boulder City to the floor of the Grand Canyon. Descend 4,000 feet toward your exclusive landing site and enjoy breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon. Touch down by the banks of the Colorado River. Compliment your journey with a delightful picnic meal and refreshments served under an authentic Indian "Ramada". You will have ample time to take photos and explore the canyon floor. Before taking back off toast your journey with a champagne toast. Your tour also includes majestic views of historic Boulder City, Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, Guano and Eagle Points, the famous SkyWalk and the Grand Canyon itself. (Approximately 4 hours, hotel to hotel, weather dependent). You can upgrade to Prime time 9:00 am - 11:30 am for an additional $20.00 please speak to your tour director.

Approximate value: $494 USD per person


Hoover Dam Classic Travel to Hoover Dam in style and comfort aboard our custom Tour Trekker. Your talented guide will share many points of interest along the way. You'll truly appreciate the extra care and comfort you receive from Pink Jeep Tours. The Hoover Dam Discovery Tour offers ample time for exploring this National Historic Landmark and engineering wonder of the world. See live presentations, a fascinating film on the Dam's construction and history, exhibit gallery, observation deck, and venture down to the observation room in the power plant to view the massive generators. You'll also encounter dramatic views of both the Colorado River and Lake Mead, the largest manmade body of water in the Western Hemisphere. (4 hours)

Approximate value: $92 USD per person


Hoover Dam Upgrade Top to Bottom From the Lake Mead Overlook, you're transported to the Colorado River by van on the Lower Portal Road, where construction crews traveled each day. You'll see the original gauging station used to measure water level and flow, and dynamite storage bunkers used during construction. Then, a guided Colorado River float tour by raft offers you close-up views few people have ever seen of Hoover Dam, mighty power plants, and Black Canyon. You'll also learn historical facts and get an astounding view of the Hoover Dam Bypass project and construction of the nearly 2000-foot-long bridge spanning over 900 feet above the river. This is absolutely the best photo opportunity of the Hoover Dam and Colorado River!

Approximate value: $142 USD per person


Lake Mead Cruise And Hoover Dam Discovery Tour Explore Lake Mead on a paddle-wheeler boat, viewing amazing sights such as Hoover Dam and the Arizona Paint Pots. Your tour begins with a stop at Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering feats ever accomplished. There you will take a guided tour starting at the visitor's center that will include an informative movie, a trip to the generator room on the Nevada side and time to explore a number of exhibits at the center. After a 90-minute stay at the dam you will move on to Lake Mead. Here enjoy the largest man-made lake in the United States with more than 550 miles of shoreline. Board the Desert Princess, a three-level Mississippi-style paddle wheeler with two enclosed climate-controlled decks and a third observation deck. Cruise the beautiful waters of Lake Mead and view the unparalleled sights of Hoover Dam and the steep canyon walls that surround it. View Boulder Island, Sentinel Island and see the Arizona Paint Pots. Your will enjoy lunch on board the Desert Princess. (Approximately 7.5 hours)

Approximate value: $120 USD per person


Las Vegas Jubilee & Eiffel Tower Experience If you have never seen Donn Arden's Jubilee you're missing out on what nearly 18 million audience members worldwide have been talking about for over 32 years. Jubilee epitomizes the glamour of vintage Las Vegas all in one unbelievable show for an experience that is totally unforgettable and totally Vegas. Larger than life entertainment, spectacular special effects, breathtaking showgirls all come to life 6 nights a week on stage 15 stories high and half the size of a football field. With over 100 dancers, original music, and seven incredible acts, Jubilee has been honored as one of Las Vegas' finest stage productions year after year. You will also receive tickets for the Eiffel Tower Experience located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip,visitors can catch great views nearly 50 stories above the ground. From the observation deck, which stands at 460 feet, guests are able to see the entire valley. Must be 18 or older for Jubilee.

Approximate value: $92 USD per person


Maverick Rafting One of the most amazing ways to experience the Grand Canyon is with a landing tour and the added bonus of river rafting through the scenic Black Canyon on the Colorado River. With this Grand Canyon and Rafting Helicopter Tour, you will enjoy a helicopter adventure through the Grand Canyon and see awe-inspiring scenery at one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Following the helicopter tour through the Grand Canyon, you will land at the Boulder City Airport and meet up with the rafting crew. Your fully motorized and narrated river rafting voyage will depart from the base of Hoover Dam and float 12 miles down the grand Colorado River. The Colorado River rafting tour includes several stops along the river and lunch served upon reaching Willow Beach, Arizona. The rafting crew will transport you to your hotel at the conclusion of the tour. Approximate time 9.5 hours.

Approximate value: $619 USD per person


Skywalk Direct Airplane Tour Depart the Henderson Executive Airport on your express airplane tour to the Skywalk at Grand Canyon West. On your flight, you will experience a bird's-eye view of the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. Upon landing, board your VIP ground transportation to the Grand Canyon Skywalk where you will enjoy expedited access onto the glass bridge. The Skywalk features a horseshoe shaped glass floor that projects 70 feet from the canyon rim. A personal Skywalk photo and a souvenir bag with snack are included with this adventure. Duration: approximately 4.5 hours (hotel to hotel) with an estimated 1 hour of ground time at Grand Canyon West. (Tickets to the Skywalk are purchased separately from Maverick Airlines for $35.00)

Approximate value: $409 USD per person


Vegas Dream Sunset Witness the Best-of-the-West as your excursion begins with a journey past Lake Las Vegas, an exclusive golf resort consisting of numerous celebrity homes and hotels. Next, visit Lake Mead to see one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. Get your camera ready for a once-in-a-lifetime view of the Hoover Dam from above this national landmark. Conclude your air-only excursion with intimate, sunset views of the Strip's mega resorts and hotels including iconic landmarks such as the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Stratosphere Tower, Luxor, Eiffel Tower and historic downtown. (2.5 hours - hotel to hotel)

Approximate value: $259 USD per person


Vegas Nights Helicopter Tour Enjoy the "City of Lights" from the best view possible... THE SKY! Vegas Nights is an amazing helicopter tour flying over the megaresorts of the Las Vegas Strip from the New York-New York skyline to the Bellagio fountains and the never-fading light of the Luxor pyramid. Prior to your departure from our Las Vegas terminal, you will be served champagne to toast your night flight as you experience breathtaking sights from inside our ECO-Star helicopter, the "limousine of the sky". Approximate flight time is 12-15 minutes.

Approximate value: $124 USD per person


West Rim & Hoover Dam Combo Tour Travel in comfort to one of the Southwest's most exciting venues in our luxurious, custom vehicles with a professional tour guide. Experience the extraordinary desert scenery of the Mojave Desert as you travel to the West Rim. Brief stops along the way allow for close-up views and photo of the desert community of Dolan Springs, the rugged Joshua tree forest, and the magnificent Colorado River. Your journey culminates at the stunning West Rim of the Grand Canyon, home of the Hualapai Nation. Your knowledgeable tour guide escorts you to points of interest, and shares fascinating facts on the history, culture, geology, flora, fauna, and all that surrounds you on this exceptional adventure. Next, explore the Hoover Dam. Spend some time exploring this National Historic Landmark and engineering wonder of the world. See live presentations, a fascinating film on the Dam's construction and history, exhibit gallery, observation deck, and venture down to the observation room in the power plant to view the massive generators. You'll also encounter dramatic views of both the Colorado River and Lake Mead, the largest manmade body of water in the Western Hemisphere. Approximate time 10-11 hours, lunch is included at the West Rim. Tickets to the Skywalk can be purchased for $32.50 at the West Rim.

Approximate value: $304 USD per person


Western Territory The Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and a flight with Maverick Airlines can take you there to experience the thrill of it. Fly in Maverick style on a Beechcraft 1900D aircraft to this amazing wonder and land at Grand Canyon West as you enjoy spectacular views along Eagle Point. At the Indian Village you will receive a brief introduction to the Hualapai Indian legends and culture, and then proceed to Guano Point, where you'll observe a eathtaking view of the canyon. Duration: approximately 6 hours (hotel to hotel) Skywalk is available for an additional charge payable at Grand Canyon West.

Approximate value: $329 USD per person


Bay Cruise This fully narrated one-hour tour sails under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. Experience the thrilling history of San Francisco Bay with all the sound and glory it deserves. The tour also sails along San Francisco's historic waterfront where there's no better way to experience unobstructed views of sensational skylines in every direction. It's a great vantage point for snapping pictures or simply reflecting on the vast beauty of the San Francisco Bay. Sail past the PIER 39 sea lions, under the Golden Gate Bridge and circle Alcatraz Island. Onboard narration describes the City and its landmarks as you sail along in comfort; both indoor and outdoor seating are provided. (Cruise is 1 hour)

Approximate value: $28 USD per person


Evening In Chinatown Explore this vibrant historic section of San Francisco that houses the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Included in this evening's agenda is a lavish four-course dinner in an authentic Chinese restaurant. This evening will include a short walking tour of Chinatown.

Approximate value: $45 USD per person


Muir Woods & Sausalito Travel Across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rugged coastal mountains. Enjoy magnificent views of San Francisco Bay and valleys, where the Coastal Miwok once lived. The first stop is Muir Woods National Monument, where ancient groves of giant Redwood (Sequoia Sempreverins) Trees tower over Redwood Creek. A Full 1 hour stop. Muir Woods entrance fee included. Next, visit the beautiful coastal town of Sausalito, a gorgeous Mediterranean-style village, with quaint shop, art galleries, and waterfront restaurants. Approximate one hour stop in Sausalito. You may extend your stay in Sausalito and return by ferry to San Francisco, ferry cost not included. (Approximately 4 hours)

Approximate value: $58 USD per person


Rocket Boat Get blown away on this 30-minute high-speed tour of the City's historic waterfront. Sail past the sea lions, zoom to the Bay Bridge, fly down to AT&T Park, scream past Treasure Island, and breeze by Alcatraz on the way back to PIER 39. This exciting ride pauses occasionally to allow passengers to catch their breath and capture unique sightseeing and photo opportunities unavailable on other tours. RocketBoat, it's an extreme adventure powered by biodiesel fuel. A blast on the Bay that is not to be missed.

Approximate value: $24 USD per person


San Francisco By Night with dinner at Swiss Louis The evening begins with dinner at a popular Fisherman's Wharf restaurant and spectacular views of the bay. Before heading back to your hotel we will drive out to Treasure Island to view the city lights from across the bay.

Approximate value: $66 USD per person


Monterey Bay Aquarium (Anytime Excursion) Explore the wonders of our ocean planet in nearly 200 galleries and exhibits at one of the world's finest aquariums. Highlights include a million-gallon indoor ocean with giant bluefin tuna, sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, and barracuda; plus enjoy the largest jellyfish exhibit anywhere.

Approximate value: $35 USD per person


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