Spending time in the desert can make one feel vulnerable due to the intense temperatures, sparse population, and ability of cacti to smell fear. Challenge nature’s wild beauty with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a half-day Hoover Dam and Ethel M Chocolate Factory tour from Quality Tours of Las Vegas (an $89.99 value).
Quality Tours of Las Vegas shepherds groups of up to 12 guests through manmade wonders in Nevada with half-day tours of the historic Hoover Dam and Ethel M Chocolate Factory. In the golden 7 a.m. light, experienced tour guides pick up intrepid trekkers at their hotels before escorting them to the Hoover Dam Bypass to soak in views of placid Lake Mead and its encircling bathtub ring. From the bypass, tour-takers journey to the dam itself, wandering around the towering, arched monolith protruding proudly from the rugged mountains. Guests can also peruse the gift shop, snack at the café, and memorize facts for later use in games of Depression-Era Trivial Pursuit. After departing the Dam, tour guides spirit sightseers off to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory for a 15-minute tour of the sweets-making site, which was founded by Forrest Mars in 1981 as a tribute to his mother. Guests peer at machinery and learn the process of crafting preservative-free goodies before tasting treats or gazing at the 300 species of plants in the adjacent botanical cactus garden, which is not edible.
Quality Tours of Las Vegas
Quality Tours of Las Vegas brings the Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, and Hollywood crashing at the feet of the city of lights through immersive sightseeing tours. Their fleet of luxury SUVs and luxury vans helps the company live up to its name, carting curious tourists around natural wonders and Hollywood mainstays such as the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and the Warner Bros. studios. These tours offer guests a chance to experience such popular sights through photo opportunities, on-site lunches, and interviews with Alfred Hitchcock's silhouette.
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