The four-star Hard Rock Hotel & Casino exudes entertainment with 17 floors of rooms, on-site attractions, and a central location two miles from the Strip. The moodily lit, modernly decorated standard double-queen and king rooms come preinstalled with plasma TVs, a view of either the pool or the mountains, and a bed that must be defeated in a game of seven-sheet stud before allowing guests to enter. Two miles from McCarran International Airport, the hotel can be the first hop or last stop of a day or night spent traversing the closely packed attractions, including the ever-glowing Strip, the Liberace Museum, and the vibrant downtown area. Guests can call boredom’s bluff with on-site attractions that include a casino, live music, restaurants, a nightclub, a full-service spa, a fitness center, and an outdoor swimming pool.
In her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert recounts her soul-searching journey after a divorce. She learns about pleasure while dining across Italy and explores devotion while meditating in India, but she learns how to balance these two qualities in Bali, where she ends up falling in love. An island with steep mountain slopes and rich, sanctified culture, Bali is the focus of Spirit Quest Tours‘ seven-day themed excursion inspired by Gilbert's journeys. Along the way, sojourners will stay at Pertiwi Resort—which is located right down the street from where Gilbert stayed—and they’ll meet her Balinese healers, Ketut and Wayan. Spirit Quests Tours' co-founder and experienced Bali traveler, American-born Halle Eavelyn, leads travelers accompanied by a local guide to all destinations in Bali.Days 1–2: After arriving in Ubud—one of Bali's major art and culture centers—visitors can unwind and dine at the resort's garden restaurant, which serves macrobiotic Pan-Asian fare. In the morning, everyone will get a chance to meet fellow travelers and discuss what they love about Gilbert's book in a post-breakfast orientation. Then it's off to learn Balinese praying rituals and enjoy a spa day, in which skilled specialists perform massages and facials using locally blended aromatherapy oils.Days 3–4: Early meditation and yoga sessions begin each day of the trip, which will also be interspersed with excerpt readings from Eat, Pray, Love and optional debates about Gilbert’s favorite pronoun. On this leg, the trek bounds from Ubud's outdoor markets into Ubud Monkey Forest, a sanctuary where humans coexist with nearly 350 Balinese long-tailed macaques. Temples surround the forest, but even the trees are considered sacred here—some of them are used exclusively for making ritual masks or building shrines. Along the way, groups will join shaman Wayan for a vitamin lunch and later enjoy a private buffet amid rice paddies in the small Gulgingan village.Days 5–6: During the last leg of the journey, visitors can barter with local artisans for handcrafted jewelry, art, and wood carvings. Everyone has the option of getting their palm read by Ketut Liyer, the friendly healer who spent many days with Gilbert during her travels. Later, Balinese guides lead the group to Tirta Empul, a sacred site more than 1,000 years old. It’s said that the 13 holy springs here have curative powers. To celebrate the last night in Bali and the invention of Gutenberg's printing press, guests will then join a torch-lit, farewell dinner of fresh seafood with a backdrop of live music and dancing.Day 7: Visitors are free to spend the last day shopping in Ubud or relaxing in the resort's spa before a private transfer whisks them to the airport with plenty of time to catch their flights.Please check the itinerary and details pages for more information about the tour.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Trikke
Pro Tip: Please wear flat shoes and sunglasses. May want to consider sunscreen or bringing a hat.
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Metered street parking
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Electric Trikke Art Tour
Recommended Age Group: Adults
What special training do you or your staff have?
We provide a 10-minute orientation on the electric Trikkes before beginning the tour.
As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?
Our staff are Certified Trikke Trainers and are completely versed with Trikke Carving Vehicles.
What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
They will see a whole new side of downtown Las Vegas. We'll show them what's happening?not what happened.
When the group of friends behind Imbibe Tours decided to learn about wine, they didn't just want to take a few tours?they wanted to lead them. Wine-lovers themselves, they started a business where they could become both students and teachers, learning about wine while also educating others. And they wanted to support the local economy while they were at it by introducing curious oenophiles to Southern Nevada wineries. Curated to appeal to both locals and tourists, the all-inclusive tours begin by picking up clients at one of three designated locations. The six-hour tour whisks clients off to half of the state's four wineries, where they'll enjoy private tours, tastings, and a gourmet lunch paired with wines and friendly banter.
Nosh Las Vegas's signature food tours showcase the restaurants on the grounds of Caesar's Palace, an iconic hotel located on the similarly iconic Strip. Up to seven restaurants dot the tour route and often include hotspots such as Gordon Ramsay's Pub and Grill and Beijing Noodle #9, where the culinary team makes noodles by hand. Throughout the tour, guides narrate the action and share historical tidbits like this one: Caesar's Palace was founded by a cabana motel owner, who thought the name would evoke Caesar's lavish reign during the Roman empire, rather than his less-than-lavish wardrobe of bed sheet togas.