For our long-distance clients, the following may be useful.
Most foreign nationals visiting the USA require Tourist Visas. Passports are a must! Get a Visa at your nearest US consulate. It would be a good idea to telephone the Tourism department of your nearest US Consulate office well before departure to check the entry requirements. You will need acceptable credit cards to rent (hire) a vehicle. Please confirm with your local bank that your credit cards will be honored once in the USA! If you plan to get married at Tahoe, contact the local municipal office (as per our weddings page), to ensure that you bring appropriate documentation for a marriage license.
Our clients from Europe, New Zealand, and Australia have always found excellent values for their money at Lake Tahoe. Car rental (hire) rates are far below those at home. The price of fuel (petrol) is approximately $1 US per liter! Toll roads don't exist here! Quality entertainment and dining are bargains largely due to the influence of the casinos.
Requests come in for information about independent tours of the US South West. Besides Tahoe, requested highlights include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Alcatraz, Pebble Beach, wine country, Death Valley, the Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert, Disneyland, Yosemite, Big Sur, Palm Springs and numerous other points of interest. We are happy to provide maps, guides and some itinerary assistance for customized lengthier trips. When you contact us, let us know what you prefer: the natural environment or the man-made; safe tourist opportunities or adventures involving some personal risk.