Arizona Ghost Towns And Wild-West Day Trip From Las Vegas

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all major Las Vegas hotel within 3 miles of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests must contact us to confirm an exact pick up time and place within 48 hours of thei.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience the real Wild West on a day trip from Las vegas to Arizonas ghost towns. Drive along Historic Route 66 and enjoy a photo opportunity at the mighty Hoover Dam. Explore three Arizona ghost towns and visit several historic saloons before taking part in a Western cowboy shootout show! Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off, lunch, bottled water, transportation by air-conditioned mini-bus and professional guide are included.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lunch included

Know More about this tour

After pickup from your Las vegas hotel, take a short drive by comfortable van to the Hoover Dam for a brief photo stop. This 726-foot (221-meter) dam holds back the mighty Colorado River, behind which youll find Lake mead, a beautiful man-made reservoir contained within the Black Canyon walls. Take all the dam photos you want!

Next, head to the small mining town of Chloride, a community that has survived the harsh desert environment since the 1860s. Silver and other minerals were mined here for decades, and after the mining boom was over, Chloride nearly became a ghost town. Today, Chloride is home to about 250 residents who are very proud of their mining history. Browse the antique shops; admire the various artistic sculptures; and chat with the locals before enjoying lunch.

Next, drive along the Historic Route 66 highway to the small ghost town of Oatman. The present-day population of this ghost town is 150 people and one poltergeist who goes by the name of Oatie the Ghost. Hes believed to be the poor spirit of William Ray Flour, an Irish miner who died behind the Oatman Hotel.

Enjoy views of the Black Mountains and the tumbleweeds and wild burros that freely roam through the town. Have your picture taken alongside modern-day cowboys and bandits while posing in front of an authentic Route 66 sign. You'll also have a chance to take part in a Western shootout. Held in the middle of the street, this Western-style event features cowboys in costume standing face-to-face, ready to draw.

Enjoy a drink at a local saloon (at own expense) before traveling through the Mojave desert along the Veterans Memorial Highway, a road that cuts straight through empty desert landscape.

Your last stop before returning to the glitz and glamour of Las vegas will be in El Dorado, which was named by the Spaniards who discovered gold in the area. This town served as the backdrop for many famous western movies and also housed the famous Techatticup mine, where millions of dollars worth of gold and silver have been unearthed.

Your tour will conclude with drop-off at your original departure point.

Inclusions

Transportation by air-conditioned mini-bus

Professional guide

Lunch (sandwich, fruit and snack)

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 7 years

Maximum of 14 people per tour

Boxed lunches include a choice between a turkey, roast beef or vegetarian sandwich. Please advise at the time of booking your sandwich preference. If you do not, a vegetarian sandwich will be provided.

Not wheelchair accessible

New Tour Option- Purchase 5 seats and have a fully private tour

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

State of Nevada does require face masks to be worn in public beginning 6/26/2020.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Sep-2022

    The Hoover Dam, Oatman Ghost Town, the beautiful landscapes, and the amazing history our tour guide provided! Our tour guide was Chris Urban and he was impressive. His knowledge and the historical information he provided made the tour unforgettable for my husband and me. Thanks Chris!

  • 21-Apr-2022

    Communication with the booking office was excellent. We cancelled and re-booked, hassle free. Thank you ladies for your great service and understanding. This was a great adventure for all 10 of us. Indy is a great historian and provided us with the background and history of each town we visited. He is very informative, patient and personable. The scenery along route 66 were amazing. We enjoyed the lunch too. I would definitely recommend Bindlestiff Tours to friend who are going to venture in this part of the US in the future.

  • 14-Nov-2021

    A great day trip if you want a break from Vegas strip ! Indy our tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable. Enjoyed beautiful scenic drive and even drove on parts of RT 66 . Visited 3 “ ghost” towns though Chloride wasn’t interesting but really enjoyed oatman. The wild burros were definitely a highlight

  • 21-Feb-2021

    Our tour guide Joel was exceptional. We enjoyed the historical stories of the past. His knowledge of this area is very informative. He was very accommodating and all the stops were well planned.

  • 03-Nov-2019

    The trip was really good. The ghost towns are really out there and not very populated. Loved the town of Oatman with the burros and the shootout. Great time by my wife and I. El Dorado was kinda of not so hot to visit. Perhaps replace that with more time in Oatman or some other place in future.

  • 26-Oct-2019

    We took this trip on a Saturday, with our guide Joel. The whole day was very interesting, Joel being a mine of information. He clearly does a lot of research and reading, and is more than willing to pass all of this on. The ghost towns are absolutely fascinating, and a total contrast to the madness that is the Las Vegas strip. The only reason I've given it 4 stars instead of 5 is that there is a lot of driving in between each town, although the amount of time spent in each one is about right. A really enjoyable day out.

  • 11-Jul-2019

    We did this day trip this month and I would recommend it to anyone that would like get out of Vegas for the day and see some small mining towns.Our driver Alex was a wealth of information regarding the history of these towns. Being only a small group it was personal and comfortable. Thanks for a great day guys!

  • 30-May-2019

    We really enjoyed the Ghost Town Tour Day, Blindlestiff Tours with Evan. He was very polite, and professional. He explained every Ghost Town sites very precise.

  • 26-Apr-2019

    Conhecemos o que estava no roteiro, só não conseguimos tirar a foto da route 66, pois o guia não nos avisou onde era.

  • 02-Jan-2019

    Overall a good experience. Lots of countryside seen tour guide was very informative and the small group made the journey very pleasant. The site visits were ok however I was disappointed with the towns for some reason I was just expecting more. The information provided by the tour guide was more interesting. Overall a good day if you are looking at experiencing a trip on Route 66.

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