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Las Vegas: Death Valley Day Tour

1. Las Vegas: Death Valley Day Tour

Enjoy the scenic outdoors and rugged extremes of the western United States with a visit to Death Valley. Sample local treats and visit top secret Area 51. See ghost towns of the Wild West, and famous Zabriskie Point. Stop at remote Area 51 Alien Center. Keep watch for top secret military aircraft flying training runs nearby. Work up an appetite and visit Death Valley Nut and Candy Company. See the ghost town of Rhyolite, which came into prosperity in 1904 when gold was found. Pay a visit to the Goldwell Open Air Museum with its local oddities. Enter Death Valley, with a stop at Hell's Gate. Head out to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Trek through the sand where Star Wars characters once walked, then take off to Furnace Creek Visitor Center, where the highest-ever temperature was recorded. Ask the park rangers questions or pick up a souvenir. Finally, visit Badwater Basin, with the lowest elevation in North America (282 feet below sea level) and then Zabriskie Point. Snap a selfie in the 150-mile-long park, a swirl of colors in the background.

From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

2. From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

Leave bustling Las Vegas and head out on a scenic drive into Navajo territory on a van tour. Explore this striking landscape with the help of a local Navajo guide, learning about the area's rich and long history. See iconic natural landmarks like Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. Begin your tour with a stop for breakfast in St. George, Utah—home to the oldest continuously operating Mormon temple in the world. After breakfast, approach the mighty Colorado River for a visit to Horseshoe Bend. Note where the river flows and meanders around the rocks creating a distinctive horseshoe-shaped loop beloved by visitors and photographers from around the world. Next, travel to where “the water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. Explore lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand. With your local Navajo guide, discover the beauty of the canyon up close. Admire the beauty of the sun which creates shafts of light that shine through the slits in the canyon walls. After a break for lunch, continue to the Glenn Canyon viewpoint for one last look at this spectacular area. Finally, hop back on the bus to return to Las Vegas in the evening.

From Las Vegas:Valley of Fire, California Mojave Desert Tour

3. From Las Vegas:Valley of Fire, California Mojave Desert Tour

Begin the tour with pickup from your hotel (pick up starts from 7 AM) in Las Vegas. Enjoy a brief stop to take in the views at the California Mojave Desert and Moapa Indian Reservation on the way to the Valley of Fire State Park. Upon arrival, listen as your guide provides an overview of the park's geological history. Trek between the towering sandstone formations, which glow fiery red in the sunlight and are responsible for the park's name. Witness amazing petrified trees and 4,000-year-old Native American petroglyphs. Learn about the seismic fault lines that created the rugged terrain and how it has eroded over time. Hear about the Native American tribes who called this land home for thousands of years. Spend some time in the park's visitor center, where you can discover even more about the Valley of Fire. End the experience with hotel drop-off in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: Guided Las Vegas Desert ATV Tour

4. Las Vegas: Guided Las Vegas Desert ATV Tour

Ride by ATV on a tour of the Mojave Desert dunes. Enjoy full pickup and drop-off service, a detailed safety demonstration, and all equipment included. Then, get dusty riding the dunes and taking in stunning surrounding views. The shuttle will pick you up at the Luxor Hotel (main entrance) and transport you to the premier riding location in the Mojave Desert. Once there, dawn your safety gear and enjoy a step-by-step orientation on how to ride your ATV. Then, let the excitement begin! Your guide will lead you on an hour-long journey into the beautiful desert where you'll be able to enjoy thrilling trails and captivating views. Try to spot a rare desert animal and take in the desert scene. After your ride, you'll be transported back to reality with a little dust and a lot of memories.

From Las Vegas: Black Canyon Half-Day Kayak Tour

5. From Las Vegas: Black Canyon Half-Day Kayak Tour

Following pick-up from your approved hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, escape the city and journey by comfortable Mercedes Sprinter to the start point of your kayak adventure into the Black Canyon. Arrive at Willow Beach and prepare for the day ahead as your guides help fit you into your kayaks. Paddle upstream into the narrow channels of the Black Canyon, and scour the banks to spot a variety of wildlife, including native Desert Big Horn Sheep and Bald Eagles. Continue for approximately 1 mile, and then stop at an historical overlook for awe-inspiring views of the legendary Colorado River. Listen to an explanation about the immense history of what the river has been used for over the past 100 years. Enjoy a complimentary snack before setting off for the stunning rock formation of Emerald Cave on your way back to the starting point.

From Las Vegas: Full Day Death Valley Group Tour

6. From Las Vegas: Full Day Death Valley Group Tour

Start your day early as you travel from your hotel in Las Vegas to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Walk in the dunes and snap some beautiful photos. Head towards the Badwater Basin Salt Flats, which is famous for being the lowest point in North America. Continue to Artist’s Drive for a scenic 9-mile drive through incredible canyons and colorful mountains that will take about 40 minutes with a stop at Artist’s Palette where you can hike to get up close and personal with the amazing colors caused by volcanic minerals. Travel to Zabriskie Point to view sweeping Martian-like landscapes for about 20 minutes. Finally, visit Dante's View, near the edge of the Black Mountains to get views of southern half of the national park.

From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon & Antelope Canyon 2-Day Tour

7. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon & Antelope Canyon 2-Day Tour

Day 1 Your day starts early with a smooth pickup from your Las Vegas area hotel. Make a quick photo stop at the 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign, then enjoy a delicious continental breakfast as you are driven to the Hoover Dam. Here, you can enjoy stunning vistas as you learn about the vital role it plays in sustaining the residents of Las Vegas. It is then a 2-hour drive through the breathtaking Arizona desert on your way to Historic Route 66. Enjoy 3 stops at Route 66, including a stop for lunch in Williams, Arizona. After lunch, you will travel to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, where you will be treated to 3 of the best views at Yavapai Point, Grandview Point, and Lipan point. During the winter, early spring, and fall, catch a spellbinding sunset over the Grand Canyon during the 2-hour drive to your high-quality 3-star hotel for the night.  Day 2 Begin your day with a pickup from your Arizona hotel. After you are fueled and ready to go, you will make the short drive to one of the area's natural gems: Horseshoe Bend. Hike the 2-kilometer round trip to the overlook and peer down a 1000 foot rock wall to the breathtaking Colorado River. After your hike, you will be driven to the vibrant Antelope Canyon to join a local Navajo tour guide as they lead you through the colorful slot canyons. Your tour guide will point out different rock formations and ensure you get amazing pictures as keepsakes of this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Try one of the local restaurants for lunch, then take a well-deserved nap in the comfy tour van on the 4.5-hour drive back to Las Vegas. End your unforgettable trip with an easy drop-off at your Las Vegas hotel around 7 PM.

Las Vegas: Valley Of Fire State Park Tour

8. Las Vegas: Valley Of Fire State Park Tour

Escape the noise of Las Vegas and get away from it all on a shared group or private guided tour through the Valley of Fire State Park. Admire the beautiful views of red sandstone formations far away from the chaos and glitz of Sin City with your guide. Start with pickup from your hotel within the city and journey northeast to Valley of Fire State Park located in the Mojave Desert. Walk through some of the 46,000 acres of red Aztec sandstone blended with gray and tan-colored limestone. Bottled water and snacks are also provided during the hike. Admire the variety of plants and flowers to be found in the area. See cacti like beavertail and cholla as well as creosote bush, burro bush, and brittlebush.  Your guide will show the best places for stunning scenic photos. Stop at several viewpoints and photograph picturesque arches, buttes, and canyons. After your tour, relax on the scenic journey back to Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Seven Magic Mountains

9. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Seven Magic Mountains

Visit three iconic sites in the United States on this guided day trip. Take pictures of the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Seven Magic Mountains, and marvel at the breathtaking sceneries they offer. Begin your group tour of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam with pick-up from your Las Vegas hotel. Head out of Las Vegas well before the big bus tours are finished loading, ensuring more time in the park and space at the viewpoints before the largest bus groups arrive. While on the Strip, stop for pictures at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. After this, head to Seven Magic Mountains for wonderful wondering and great photo opportunities. Next, visit the famous Hoover Dam, a 756-foot tall and 650-foot thick block of concrete built-in 1936 to provide electricity for the growing urban centers nearby. Continue towards the Grand Canyon, where you have the opportunity to sightsee Eagle Point, Skywalk, and hike at Guano Point with views of the mighty Colorado River. Once you've experienced unreal vistas and nowhere-else-on-earth photo opportunities, head back to meet your driver for your relaxing drive back to Las Vegas, stopping for dinner along the way. Depending on local traffic conditions, expect to return to your hotel by approximately 5:30 PM.

From Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon Electric Bike Hire

10. From Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon Electric Bike Hire

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Las Vegas, and then travel to the Red Rock National Conservation Area a few miles west of the city. Get fitted with the correct gear and electric bike on arrival, and benefit from any necessary training and clothing to enjoy your experience in safety. Get access to 20 miles of scenic bike paths along the Blue Diamond and Red Rock scenic loops, along with the paths around the affluent Summerlin district. Enjoy the freedom to stop and start at your leisure. Look for the local wildlife, such as coyotes and bighorn sheep. Reconnect with nature among the sandstone rocks of the Red Rock Canyon, estimated to be 180 to 190 million years old. Fill your lungs with fresh air and take in the stunning vistas of the conservation area before the transfer back to downtown Las Vegas.

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What people are saying about Las Vegas

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 337 reviews

Best tour ever! Chad was amazing - so knowledgeable, fun and friendly - it all made our tour awesome. The Hoover Dam, Skywalk, Grand Canyon, picnic, meals with raven watching for our food. What a great photos Chad made for us! The tour and ride, pick-up was convenient, confortable and managed professionally. We are really satisfied with this experience and it really worth the money! It highlighted our trip to Vegas. Great tour, best recommendations, if you have to choose - pick these guys - Grand Adventure Tours - they really care, what they are doing! Best Regards from couple from Lithuania Virginia & Marius

Victor is an excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable about the area, and he showed us a lot of hidden gems. He was also very considerate of our needs, with water and snacks, and restroom breaks. The state park is unique and beautiful. We would book any tour with Victor in a heartbeat! Thank you very much!

This was an easy and enjoyable experience. The tour guide, Irene, and the driver, Ozzy, were both wonderful!! They were professional, knowledgeable and friendly.

Such a beautiful place ! Great break away from the strip and to experience Nevada nature.

Wonderful but why charged full for kids too when ticket prices are less for kids