When one thinks of Las Vegas, the first image that comes to mind is glittering multimillion dollar casinos with sparkling bright neon lights. However, Las Vegas’ surrounding Nevada region is a nature and adventure lovers paradise, offering a wealth of breathtaking attractions removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. Rafting on the Colorado River is one of the region’s best outdoor activities, where the Black Canyon River Rafting Group tour offers a scenic all-day rafting trip. The trip begins from below the Hoover Dam and continues on through the spectacular scenery of the Black Canyon. During the tour, a knowledgeable guide will share the history of this unique area. Those who are intrigued by the desert, don’t miss the El Dorado Canyon tour. This outing is taken on all-terrain vehicles, where you can explore the desert's hidden canyons. The package also includes a walking tour of the Techaticcup Gold Mine, which is rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of dead gold miners. Las Vegas Tandem Skydive Adventures offers a great option for those who enjoy extreme sports. The activity features a 120mph free fall followed by a tranquil descent to the ground.