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Tropicana Express Hotel & Casino
Tropicana Express is Laughlin's premiere destination for gaming, entertainment and fine dining. Voted Best Hotel and Best Fine Dining by locals in the area, the 1495 room resort features a variety of newly renovated rooms and refurbished suites. New rooms feature cozy triple sheeting, new amber and wheat colored carpet, contemporary white shutters, satin nickel faucets and fixtures and granite countertops in the casino tower. All rooms have available high speed Internet access. Amenities include heated outdoor pool with cabanas and spa, three party suites and meeting spaces. The casino features 53000 square feet of gaming excitement with over 1200 favorite reel and video poker machines, table games including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, and Poker, as well as a Sportsbook. Award winning restaurants provide a variety of dining experiences. The Steakhouse features steaks and seafood with table side salads in an elegant setting. Tularosa Cantina is known for its fresh New Mexico cuisine and warm cozy atmosphere. Passaggio Italian Gardens features authentic Italian cuisine including fresh pasta and sauces, pizza, steak, seafood and chicken. Tropicana Express also offers an exquisite buffet, 24 hour dining in Carnegie's Dining Car and sushi at Minato Sushi at the Eclipse Bar. All of this at the Tropicana Express conveniently located in the heart of Laughlin. Click here for Trop Advantage Club.
Day 1: Vancouver to La Grande, OR
We start our Laughlin adventure today with our various Vancouver pick ups. We then continue south to the US/Canada border crossing where we will stop for some quick shopping at the duty free. After we cross the border we head south to North Bend WA where we will make a food stop. After our breakfast we will continue our travel south to our next break at Prosser WA. We continue heading south where magnificent scenery, wildlife and waterfowl, historic sites, and outdoor adventure await you in La Grande. Downtown La Grande has a pedestrian friendly shopping district. The tree lined streets enhance examples of turn of the century architecture, all adding to your rural shopping experience.
Day 2: La Grande, Oregon to Wendover, NV
We travel west today into the Potato State, Idaho. Our stops today include a food stop in Ontario OR, and in Twin Falls ID. After Twin Falls ID, we once again turn south and head into the State of Nevada where you will have your first chance to try your hand at lady luck in the Wendover Nugget Hotel and Casino. Once at the hotel you will receive a coupon booklet that will include free slot play, free buffet and other incentives. Wendover is our stop for the evening.
Day 3: Wendover NV
Today is a free day to explore Wendover and try your hand at lady luck at one of the casinos available. There is an optional side trip to the airport hangar tour in Wendover.
Day 4: Wendover to Laughlin NV
We depart Wendover this morning and head south on Highway 93. Our first food stop this day will be in Ely NV. After our stop we will continue southbound to Alamo NV where we will have a stop for washrooms and you will be able to pick up some fruit and munchies at the store. From Alamo we continue to Las Vegas where we will have a brief coffee stop before continuing to Laughlin NV. Our hotel in Laughlin is the Tropicanax/River Palms Hotel & Casino, where you will receive free meals and discounts.
Day 5: Laughlin NV
Today is a free day, you will be able to shake off your bus legs and explore the town of Laughlin. We will depart this morning for a optional side trip to Bullhead City AZ and then to Oatman AZ located on the historic Route 66. Oatman is a fun place to visit; an authentic old western town with burros roaming the streets and gunfights staged on weekends. The burros are tame and can be hand fed. There are plenty of shopping opportunities in Oatman. Many of the shopkeepers make their own products and obtain other rare and interesting items from far and near. There are many handmade leather goods, handmade Indian jewelry and excellent knives sold right from the wooden sidewalks running the length of the town.
Day 6: Laughlin to Las VegasToday is another optional side trip and we will be taking you to explore the many casinos and discount shopping in Las Vegas.
Day 7: Laughlin to Grand Canyon West Rim.
Take in our optional side tour to the Grand Canyon West Rim (Skywalk). Extra cost per person applies. Please inquire at time of booking for this trip. We will depart in the morning and spend the day at the Grand Canyon.
Day 8: Lake Havasu
Today is a free side trip to Lake Havasu AZ, home to the world famous London Bridge, Lake Havasu is a paradise for water lovers and desert lovers alike. The crystal clear water and sunny skies of Lake Havasu offer the perfect environment for a relaxing getaway. We return this afternoon to Laughlin NV.
Day 9: Laughlin NV
Today is a free day to explore the town of Laughlin and try your hand at lady luck at the many casinos available, or take in a cruise along the river, whatever you wish, the day is yours to explore.
Day 10: Laughlin to Wendover NV
Today we start our trek northward towards home. We will stop in Las Vegas for a washroom and coffee break, and then continue north retracing our steps stopping in Alamo for a washroom break, leg stretch and snacks. We will also be stopping again in Ely for a quick lunch, remember to eat light as we have a free buffet again in Wendover. Our stop this evening is again the Wendover Nugget Hotel and Casino.
Day 11: Wendover NV
Today is a free day to explore the casinos of Wendover, one last chance to try your hand at lady luck before we start heading home.
Day 12: Wendover to La Grande OR
We again continue to head north towards Idaho Falls ID. We will make a stop in Jackpot NV for a meal. After our stop we will continue on our way towards La Grande OR. We will have a lunch break on the way. Our stay this evening is the La Grande Inn.
Day 13: La Grande to Vancouver BC
We start our last day together heading north. We will again stop in Prosser WA and North Bend WA. We will also make a stop for some last minute shopping at the Duty Free Store. Once across the border we slowly say good bye to our new friends as we drop off our guests and bring our adventure to a close.