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Top 10 Tours & Activities in the USA

Friday, April 5th, 2013

There are countless things to do in our great nation. In any given city, town, metropolis or even rural area, chances are there’s a cool sight to see or unique tours to try.

So, whether you’re looking to visit the states for the very first time, or your a citizen seeking to explore a different side of the country, this list may help you decide where to go and what to do. Here are our most popular stateside product offerings, after the jump!


Eldorado Multisport Adventure from Las Vegas

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Explore Techatticup Gold Mine on our Eldorado Adventure

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Our Eldorado Gold 4-Day Multisport Adventure from Las Vegas packs the best outdoor adventures into one trip. If you enjoy an active lifestyle and nature, you don’t want to miss this tour!

Kayak into Emerald Cave for fantastic photo opportunities!

See Hoover Dam up close from your own high performance kayak, paddling through Black Canyon on the Colorado River. Black Canyon’s current is moving flat-water, suitable for beginners as well as seasoned paddlers. Your guide will show you hidden places such as Gold Strike Canyon, Lone Palm Canyon, Arizona Hot Springs, Monkey Hole, and many other treats.

Enjoy a long relaxing soak in the therapeutic hot springs

Relax and soak in the natural hot tubs, paddle into rain caves and take time to study ancient rock art left by the Mohave tribes who inhabited the area. Keep an eye on the lookout for Desert Big Horn sheep, bald eagles, coyotes and turkey vultures. If you like to fish, bring a rod & reel and try your hand at some world-class striped bass fishing.

All meals are included so you can relax by the campfire

All camping equipment is provided. Fresh meals will be enjoyed around the campfire, and evenings are free to relax, read, hike, or explore on your own. Enjoy the sounds of the river as it lulls you to sleep, embers popping from the campfire.

Ride your own ATV on an off-road adventure to Eldorado Canyon

At Eldorado Canyon on Day 4, ride an ATV off road, up and around trails into the open sky. Or, you can hop in the saddle and go horseback riding on dusty trails that lead to fabulous views of the Colorado River. You’ll also explore the inner workings of the most famous gold mine in Southern Nevada. Visit 3 different shafts, which descend over 900 feet. This 4-day multisport expedition packs the best outdoor adventures into one trip. You don’t want to miss it!

Fire up your summer with the best Eldorado Adventure in the West!

For more fun-filled outdoor adventures, visit us at ATV Tours for sightseeing ATV tours and all terrain vehicle rentals all across the United States and Canada. Book online and save or call us toll free at 866-717-5670 for assistance with reservations, group tour bookings, and private charters!

Playing with Heavy Machinery in Las Vegas

Monday, November 14th, 2011


Probably the happiest man driving over a mound of dirt

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As children, the world was one giant sandbox to play in. There were no worries about bills, monthly reports, or morning traffic. The biggest worry you may have had was to figure out which lunchable you wanted to bring to lunch. We can’t promise you that we’ll take all your adult responsibilities away, but we can help you find a bigger sandbox.

Welcome to Las Vegas’s heavy equipment playground. These two activities will let your operate a 315 excavator, or in ‘Kris terms’, a metal brontosaurus, or a D5G bulldozer. The novelty of shoveling mass amounts of dirt into a pile does get a bit tiresome, so they made activities that will challenge you with various exercises that deal with moving dirt and heavy objects.

One of  the exercises

One of the exercises you’ll get to do

Before you get to jump in one of these babies, there’s a classroom safety and equipment orientation. After you’re given your hardhat, you continue with your training in an in-cab orientation. With a two way headset, you perform a couple of warm ups. Now, it’s time for the Big Dig! You carry out various exercises and strut your stuff with one major dirt excavation and two hand-eye coordination and agility exercises.

When all is said and done, you bring home a very official Certificate of Accomplishment to hang on the wall, refrigerator, hallway, or even in your office. ;) If you’re heading to Las Vegas and the casinos are becoming a bit too cliché, come out and relive your childhood… sans the Velcro shoes.

To book a three hour session with the D5G bulldozer, click here.

To book a three hour session with the 315 excavator, click here.

An excavator doing its thing… stacking tires.

- Kris

Meet Tamesha – Best All Around Customer Service/Sweetest employee in the office

Monday, September 19th, 2011

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Tamesha looking fab in the reservations department

If you called us, you may have had a chance to speak with Ms. Tamesha. She is truly one of the sweetest employees here. My first week here, she said a friendly ‘hello’ and we chatted during lunch.

Recently, she was announced Best All Around Customer Service and we got to talk about her job, travel and Las Vegas.

K – What do you do?

T- I’m a Reservations Agent for the customer service department. I answer calls and they have questions about tours and activities we offer. Our job is to answer them to the best of our knowledge, and if we don’t know the answer, we call vendors and help them get their answer. I also do advise and assist which means that if in the off chance that a tour is no longer available, I’ll call them and we try to find something else they might like.

K- Which one do you like to do more?

T – I like them both because either way I’m interacting with the customers. =)

K – I figured you might like doing advise and assist more because you get to chat more and find different tours for people.

T – You do. You get to do a little more investigating because you go through the tours online and the city guides to help them figure out what they would want.

K – How long have you been working at Reserve 123?

T – It’s been 3 years.

K – What is your favorite part about your job?

T – Talking on the phone. Talking. I just like to talk! Haha You get to talk to really interesting people, and learn about their life stories, why they’re going on vacation. I like to get the feeling about why and where they are going.

K – So you get to know them a little bit more…

T – Yes, you’re not supposed to spend too much time on the phone (haha), but you know. It’s nice getting to know people, so they’re people and not just customers.

K – What does customer service means to you?

T – I just do my job to the best of my ability. I try to help the customer as much as I possibly can and making sure they are satisfied, and I always keep a positive attitude.

K – Have you had an exciting call that you remember?

T – It was for an Alcatraz tour, I don’t remember what his name was, but he was a Food Network celebrity. I like watching Food Network,  I didn’t know who he was. Kim knew of him though.

(Side note: I remember walking into the break room and Kim was watching Food Network, so I completely believe that Kim would know the host!)

K – What’s your favorite calls to get?

[Michelle walks in and gives Tamesha a hug. "I love this girl. This is like the sweetest girl in this place." Michelle and Tamesha talk about Michelle's pregnancy. By the way, Michelle is having a girl!]

T – I  have had one call with an elderly couple who joked around with each other. It was so sweet. When I get to that age, I want to be able to have as much fun as they do. =)

K – What’s your favorite destination and why?

T – I haven’t had the opportunity to travel as much as I’d like to,  but I recently went to Las Vegas and I really love it there. It’s probably because of all the bright lights and no one ever sleeps! I guess you can call me a night owl.

K – Besides the lights, what was one of your favorite things about Las Vegas?

T – I really loved the M&M factory! Hahaha They had all the different colors and types of M&Ms. They had pink M&Ms, cause you know you never see pink ones and I love pink! I also liked the cabaret show at Treasure Island. You always see that type of stuff on tv but being there and seeing it live is really cool.

K – What’s your favorite tour or what tour would you like to do?

T – I would love to go snorkeling in Oahu.

K – What’s your personal advice to travelers?

T – Bring lots and lots of money. Hahaha When you go somewhere, you always see something extra you want to do, so always have extra money on hand!

K – Where would you like to go on vacation?

T – Fiji! I love the beautiful, clear water. Love it.

K -Last question: what are three qualities you need for excellent customer service?

T – A positive attitude, a loving smile/voice, and being able to communicate effectively. :)

If you’d like to browse tours in Las Vegas, click here.

If you’d like to go do other things in Hawaii besides snorkeling (like stand up paddling!) You can see them here.


Sightseeing in Sin City

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

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If you’re looking for more than just Lost Wages in the Entertainment Capital of the World, you’ve hit the jackpot! Las Vegas Tours has everything from city tours to night life excursions, kid-friendly to adults-only activities, dune buggy tours to hot air balloon rides, and much more.

Historic Las Vegas Tour by Tour Trekker

Historic Las Vegas Tour by Tour Trekker

Explore the natural and cultural history of Las Vegas by Tour Trekker on the Historic Las Vegas Trekker Tour! Discover a different perspective of Las Vegas – its beauty, history and future – on a tour that starts at the fresh-water spring where it all began thousands of years ago. The Springs Preserve’s ORIGEN Experience showcases fascinating interactive exhibits that capture the spirit of the land, the earliest inhabitants and the many possibilities for the future of Las Vegas. Then you’ll travel along the Las Vegas Strip to popular and historical landmarks and see some of the largest, most beautiful hotels in the world. Explore the past and imagine what the future holds for this fascinating city.

Dune Buggy Tour

Dune Buggy Tour

The Valley of Fire is world renowned for its beautiful rock formations and red sand (it really is red, not bright brown). If you are a Trekkie, you will recognize many of the early Star Trek sets. Yes, you can go to the land of Kirk and Spock. However teleporting is out of the question. On our Valley of Fire Dune Buggy Tour in Las Vegas you’ll get to drive your own custom made Dune Buggy – they’re easy to drive and a perfect way to take a ride in the Valley of Fire. This tour can only be described as breathtaking!

Las Vegas Mob Tour

Las Vegas Mob Tour

Stick ‘em up, wise guy! The Las Vegas Mob Tour is a bus tour that reveals the sordid and secret history of Las Vegas. You’ll visit the sites where murders, strange disappearances and mob activity occurred. Your tour guides, dressed in Pinstriped Suits and Fedoras, weave “eerie” stories about Las Vegas’ darkest secrets. Strange tales of Sin City’s colorful past fill the air. Guests learn the truth about the notorious gangster/casino builder Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, infamous mob enforcer Tony “The Ant” Spilotro, casino boss Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, as well as celebrity deaths, suicides and many other strange and puzzling Nevada mysteries.

Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix

Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix

Need something for the kiddies to do while the adults are out? Our All Day Kids’ Excursion in Las Vegas provides affordable, awesome, Las Vegas kid’s activities that your children are sure to enjoy. For kids ages 6 & up (and the young at heart), you’ll get low-cost, safe & secure excursions to two, fun-filled locations in the valley. Rates include lunch, snacks, round-trip transportation, and a take home gift. The destinations are kid tried and true, and include such awesome venues as: Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix, Pump It Up, Rock Star Parties, GameWorks at MGM Grand, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, Sky Zone…. and much much more!

Horseback Ride & BBQ

Horseback Ride & BBQ

If you’re looking for home on the range, our Red Rock Sunset Horseback Ride & BBQ from Las Vegas is just for you! Enjoy a fantastic horseback ride through the Red Rock Canyon by a sunset sky, and climb to the Overlook summit of the majestic and colorful Spring Mountains, with a great view of the glittering lights of Las Vegas. Back in camp, enjoy a Western barbecue under the stars. Step up to the grill for a thick, juicy steak, grilled to your liking (or Chicken, Salmon, or Vegetarian Entree) and served with all the fixin’s — green salad, baked potato, baked beans, corn on the cob, and beverages. For dessert, gather round the campfire for an old-fashioned marshmallow roast and s’mores. Hear a bit of Western history and perhaps a traditional cowboy poem and an old favorite song.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot Air Balloon Ride

A Hot Air Balloon Ride from Las Vegas is the most romantic way to see the city. Few can resist the attraction as a hundred feet of wispy nylon majestically rises with a dragon-like roar from the propane burners. There is no sensation of movement or rising, rather one of the ground dropping away. The flight starts in the southwest valley lending scenic views of Las Vegas residential areas, the renowned Las Vegas Strip to the east, and the majestic Red Rock Mountains and Red Rock Canyon to the west. Throughout your flight, the ground crews follow you so that they can be ready and waiting for you upon landing, always a gala occasion. You are greeted in the traditional manner with champagne and scrumptious finger food. Enjoy fantastic views of Las Vegas from the sky.

No matter what your interests are, Las Vegas Sightseeing Tours and Attractions has just the tour for you. Many visitors come to Vegas thinking about only casinos and big shows, but there is much more. Book tour tickets online and save or call us toll free for assistance with reservations, group tour bookings, and private charter services!

Get ‘Round Town with Round America

Friday, January 16th, 2009

If you are ready to take a trip to somewhere new but aren’t sure where to start in your planning process, Round America LLC has an excellent tool available to you.  On, you can plan your vacation or road trip in a quick and efficient way with an easy-to-use state, city, country, and tour type search feature.  This way, you can skip through the activities that you are not interested in and get right to those that pique your interest immediately.

Round America features over 5000 products, the most popular of which are the Alcatraz Tour & San Francisco City Tour, Orlando City Tour, San Francisco City Tour, and the Grand Canyon Train.   Major cities highlighted on the site include San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas, and New York.  However, people in 215 North American cities and more than 40 countries around the world can take advantage of the company’s convenient and reliable services.

Traveling in a group? Round America also offers charter services so that your group, whether large or small, has its transportation and touring needs covered.  The tours and activities offered are a great way to show your class, corporation, or out-of-town family members a good time while they are visiting or to introduce them to all there is to see in their own backyard.

This past year, the term “staycation” has become widely used.  When you are looking for something to do without having to go very far, Round America is there to help out and to make your tour or activity special whether you are traveling down the street or across the world.  There is plenty to do close to home, so you don’t need to literally get out of town to get away from it all for a few hours.

So, now that you have had a chance to start the thought process, why not finish it off right with Round America? Visit and start transforming your plans into a reality!

The Natural Side of Vegas

Friday, December 26th, 2008

When you crave all the glitz and glamour of a show, the excitement of trying your luck at the slots, and the chance to sit back and take in some incredible scenery, Las Vegas is the place for all that and more.  You can spend some time on the strip but also take a step back and admire all that the city has to offer on a tour that is designed in appreciation of the natural beauty of the area.

The Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park Tour by SUV from Las Vegas will give you a peek at the backroads and jagged rock formations that surround the area.  This SUV tour will give you a closer look at Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park that is unlike anything you have ever seen.

For another view of the city by SUV, take the Death Valley Tour by SUV from Las Vegas.  Visiting Death Valley will give you one of the most extreme desert experiences, as it is one of the harshest in the world.  The sand dunes, caverns, and towering mountains cover the three million acre wilderness that encompasses the valley.  This is the hottest and driest desert in the US and is also the lowest point in the country.  For an exquisite photo opportunity, you do not want to miss this trip through nature.

For a truly unique experience, visit Las Vegas and experience the wonder of it all firsthand.  For more tips and ideas for your trip, visit

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Breathtaking Views from Up Above

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

The internationally renowned resort city of Las Vegas has always been known for its lavish clubs, vast amount of gamblers and big shows thus giving it the nickname, Sin City.  What people may not realize is that when you visit Vegas, there is much more than that.  There are wonderful locations in and around the area that are so beautiful and even more beautiful from the view above.   

One of the greatest places on earth and has even been named as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is close by.  The Grand Canyon serves as a favorite vacation spot for many travelers in the area. 

On the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas you will get a view of the Canyon that few people ever get to see.  This is the premier helicopter tour as it takes you further and deeper into the Canyon than any other helicopter tour.  You will get views of beautiful Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam.  As you soar above and through the massive Grand Canyon, you will gaze into the magnificent array of colors that seem to be painted on this canvas of a landscape.  The sights are astounding and are sure to leave you speechless.  After gliding over the wonder your tour comes to an end, but not before you observe the bright lights and gleaming signs of the Vegas Strip.  This is a wonderful tour through and through!

The lights of Vegas are a spectacular sight and are even more stunning at night.  The Vegas Nights Helicopter Flight of Las Vegas Strip is a great way to get a truly unique view of brightest city on Earth.  Though your flight is short, it is all you need to experience the wondrous, glittering view.  You will soar over the Strip and downtown Glitter Gulch.  The gleaming, shimmering lights of the dramatic city are nothing short of breathtaking.  On this magnificent helicopter ride, you will enjoy VIP treatment and complimentary drinks.  The spacious 7-seater chopper is perfect for a group of friends wanting a memorable way to see the city, or a romantic evening for a loving couple. 

There is nothing like seeing striking spots than from above them.  Lost Wages Tours aerial views can provide you with memories to last a lifetime!

Entertaining Dinner Shows Across the Globe

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Everyone needs something fun and entertaining to do during their vacation evenings.Many venture off to experience the city’s nightlife while others simply enjoy a nice dinner out and head to bed earlier to be ready for the next day’s activities.One thing that everyone seems to enjoy is a thrilling dinner show.

Dinner shows can be appreciated by people of all ages with all sorts of interests.Wherever you plan on vacationing, you can see if there is a dinner show near you on the Dinner Shows’ website to take your group out for an evening full of fun!

One of the most popular locations with hundreds of dinner shows is Branson, Missouri.This is a great place to have some fun on a riverboat, in a theater, or any other fun venue.Aboard the Branson Belle Riverboat, you can enjoy an elegant cruise, delicious food and non-stop entertainment.

Additionally, you can watch western classics during one of the many Chuckwagon shows that are performed in cities all over the U.S.

Another great location for a dining show is Nashville, Tennessee.Like Branson, this city is full of great shows that everyone in the family will love.For a blast from the past, the Cowboy Town Wild West Show & Campfire Supper is a great choice.The General Jackson Dinner Cruise & Show is another great opportunity.The showboat will float along the Cumberland River providing you with an excellent meal and even better Broadway style performances.

Dinner Shows offers many types of entertainment so you can pick and choose which one best fits your interests.Additional locations include Atlanta, Orlando, Richmond, Chicago, Niagara Falls, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Hawaii and many, many more!

Each of the shows listed on Dinner Shows’ website,, are extremely popular so if you find one that strikes your fancy, reserve it soon as they sell out quickly.

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