Area 51 Dreamlands - 3 Days | 2 Nights
Las Vegas to Area 51 Dreamlands The ultimate land sailing regatta experience at southern Nevada's finest dry lakes to the east and north of the infamous military base
Prime land sailing venues, desert breezes, miles of wide open spaces, and comfortable weather
- Two nights in Alamo, NV - Cowboy's Dream B&B Resort (premium) or Windmill Ridge Cabins (economy)
- Enjoy delicious home cooked meals
- Soak in the local hot springs
- Curious Area 51 perimeter attractions & photo opportunities
- Will you be land sailing among aliens?
What's Included Your trip price covers land transfers from the meet-up location at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to the land sailing venues and back, 2 nights overnight lodging, meals (listed on the left-hand side of the page), expert instruction for use of the land sailing gear, land sailing regattas, assistance with photo and video capture, on-board snacks and beverages, and complimentary return to your hotel in Las Vegas (on/near Strip only) or McCarran Int'l Airport on the last day.
Tuesday ♦ Land sailing the Top Secret breezes at Area 51 (East) Depart Caesar's Palace Hotel in Las Vegas at 10:00 AM. Shuttle two hours north to Delamar Dry Lake - a huge land sailing playa where frequent sightings of fighter jets and helicopters are common. Surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, its higher elevation offers very comfortable daytime temperatures, and its surface is superior. Today's introductory sail gives you plenty of time to become familiar with your gear while learning how to navigate the lake bed using the wind. Sail fast or sail slow, and as far and wide as you want - it's your time to be free. Meet "Lance" - the Area 51 Alien Ambassador who always welcomes photographs with guests! Lunch and refreshments served at the playa. This evening, shuttle to Alamo, Nevada - your home for two nights.
Wednesday ♦ Alien land sailing & regatta at Area 51 (North) After breakfast, shuttle one hour north through the rugged Tikaboo mountain range to the remote outpost of Rachel, Nevada - home of the official Area 51 visitors center, museum, and gift shop. Artifacts include top secret photographs, UFOs, and "little green men". Have some fun exploring the playa in casual sailing style, then prepare for this afternoon's land sailing regatta - a flagged loop course on Rachel Dry Lake to test your new land sailing skills. Today's winner qualifies for a Grand Prize to be awarded later. Digital photos and video will be captured for sharing with friends & family. Lunch and refreshments will be served at the playa. This evening, shuttle back to Alamo for dinner and relaxation at the lodge.
Thursday ♦ Farewell Area 51 land sailing A farewell regatta at Area 51 (East) is planned after a delicious brunch at Cowboy's Dream before heading out for the scenic trip back to Las Vegas. Arrival in Las Vegas is scheduled for no later than 5:00 PM, and you may stay aboard the shuttle for complimentary drop-off at McCarran International Airport if you wish. (Please allow +30 mins in case of traffic.)
Itinerary is subject to change due to weather, or going to where the weather will be most conducive each day. Please be sure to bring: a jacket, sunglasses, closed-toe shoes, casual clothing that you won't mind getting a little dusty
Inclement weather activities: see Area 51 in HD • visit the Area 51 visitor center & souvenir shop • sample the Area 51 jerky • Key Pittman wildlife preserve nature trail and hike • soak in the hot springs • historic Alamo walking tour • amenities and services of the lodge • Area 51 artifacts & photo collections at Rachel • ghost towns of Tempiute and Delamar • photo opportunities at the eastern and northern perimeter of Area 51 • Upper Pahranagat Lake nature trail and wetlands loop hike • wildlife viewing • view native American petroglyph sites • golf at Coyote Springs PGA course
A Cowboy's Dream B&B Resort (premium lodging)
2 nights ($$$$) Enjoy peaceful and luxurious accomodations with home cooked gourmet meals
Seated in the curious town of Alamo is a desert hideaway so stately, so serene, so picturesque that it can only be described as "A Cowboy's Dream"
Featuring eight themed suites (900 square feet) loaded with nostalgic antiquities that pay homage to the Old West - when goods were handcrafted, food was wholesome, and stargazing by the fireside was the ultimate in placid relaxation
For your entertainment, the property offers multiple big screen satellite televisions, billiards, and wireless Internet access throughout. This is the region's top lodging destination
Official web site: www.cowboysdream.com
Windmill Ridge (economy lodging)
2 nights ($$) Well-appointed themed cabins and country style hospitality
Located on the scenic Great Basin Highway in the heart of the beautiful Pahranagat Valley in Alamo, Windmill Ridge offers serenity and country comforts. You'll enjoy staying in one of the 15 cozy themed cabins, along with delicious meals. The property also features an excellent bakery as an added bonus.
Official web site: www.wind-mill-ridge.com
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (code: LAS) Plan to arrive in Las Vegas the day before your land sailing trip. Please do not book air travel until your trip is fully confirmed and your trip balance(s) are received by the due date (usually 60 days prior to trip start date).
On the first day of the trip, meet up with your guide(s) in the limo and bus pick-up area outside the doors of the Augustus Tower at Caesars Palace at 10:00 AM.
From McCarran Airport: Follow signs to Swenson/Tropicana. Left at Tropciana. Go one mile to Las Vegas Blvd and turn right. Go one mile. Just past the signal at Flamingo Rd, turn left into Caesars Palace. Most visitors take a taxi from the airport ($10-15). Groups larger than four, please see Bell-Trans for round-trip shuttle tickets outside Door 9 at baggage claim (prices vary). Nearest properties (clockwise from the north): Mirage, Imperial Palace, Flamingo, Bally's, Paris, and Bellagio. For hotels in Las Vegas, please see Vegas.com/resorts
You will be provided with direct phone numbers for your guide(s) in case you need assistance while in Las Vegas.
Reserving Your Trip
- Call me at 206-249-9769 (toll-free: 800-377-9774)
- Or send email to to check or confirm availability
Your deposit ($600/pp) will be invoiced and you will receive electronic forms that must be viewed and signed. Deposit applied toward trip price, the balance of which is due no later than 45 days prior to departure. Trip guaranteed to run when 50% booked - we confirm 30 days prior to trip date. You will have an opportunity to change to a trip date that meets this minimum, or be refunded in full. Please do not book any air travel until your trip has been confirmed.
I look forward to serving you. Thank you for your business!
- Pete Lyons