Nevada is the most mountainous state in the United States and home to magnificent National Parks.
It's also where you will find Las Vegas which has an edgy excitement all its own and some of the best shopping, drinking, and dining in the country. However, there is more to Nevada than its world famous 'Sin City'. While there's no denying Las Vegas offers plenty of excitement, nothing can compare to the thrill of exploring Nevada's stunning natural landscape. The Valley of Fire, the state's oldest and biggest state park, draws visitors from around the world who come to marvel at dramatic red rock canyons, sandstone cliffs and ancient petrified trees. Along with catching a big name show or partying the night away in Las Vegas, you can explore the wilderness on two wheels, hike through incredible backcountry, spot peregrine falcons in the wild, marvel at the mighty Hoover Dam and raft through the Black Canyon. Nevada is the perfect destination for a small group tour that’s big on variety and adventure.
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All travelers are required to produce:
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
- All children aged 5 to 17 years old must provide proof of vaccination (if eligible), proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
- If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.
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Getting to Nevada is relatively easy with a number of different transportation options available. These include flying into Reno or Las Vegas, embarking on a road trip from one of the neighboring states, or catching public transport in the form of a bus or a train with several routes taking you to various destinations within the state.
Getting around Nevada is relatively easy due to the number of different transportation options available. If you're arriving by car then it is easy to drive around the state with major highways that are easy to navigate and well maintained. You can also fly between popular destinations within the state. It is possible to travel by bus between most towns in Nevada but the train network is limited.
Nevada's climate is very similar to that of neighboring states such as Utah in that it has a very dry, semi-arid, and desert climate. This means that summers can get very hot although there is little chance of humidity as Nevada is considered one of the driest states in America. Despite the dry, desert-like climate, Nevada still experiences four very distinct seasons with temperatures in winter averaging between 32°F and 59°F.
What to pack for Nevada depends on what time of the year you're travelling in but regardless of the season, there are some items you should always pack. Some of these items include sensible and comfortable walking shoes (most likely you'll be doing a lot of hiking during your time in Nevada), a sun hat or cap, and some sunscreen (especially in summer). If you're travelling in winter, be sure to pack trousers, sweaters, waterproof jackets, and thick coats to keep yourself warm.
The best time to visit Nevada largely depends on what you want to get out of your vacation and what kind of activities you want to participate in while you're there. When it comes to the weather, the best time to visit Nevada is between April and mid-June (before temperatures get too high) or from August to mid-October as the state is filled with the beautiful fall colors of orange, red, and brown. If you're planning on trekking through some of the state's national parks, then traveling during summer is advised against (unless you undertake extra planning) as temperatures can exceed 100°F.
If you stick to the popular cities in Nevada such as Las Vegas, then your mobile coverage shouldn't be affected. However, if you're planning on spending time in one of the state's many national parks then you could experience some disruptions. Most national parks have reception areas or tourist hubs where mobile phone access is available but if you're hiking through the park or you've stopped at a high-altitude viewpoint then your service is likely to be weak and unreliable.
If you stick to the popular cities in Nevada such as Las Vegas, then your internet coverage shouldn't be affected. However, if you're planning on spending time in one of the state's many national parks then you could experience some disruptions. Most national parks have reception areas or tourist hubs where Wi-Fi access is available but if you're hiking through the park or you've stopped at a high-altitude viewpoint then your service is likely to be weak and unreliable.
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. Major cities such as Las Vegas offer excellent access for travelers with disabilities but some of Nevada's natural wonders can make walking difficult for travelers who are less mobile on foot. However, we’re always happy to talk to travelers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.