The Best Day Trips from Las Vegas

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Tour Operated By: Gray Line Las Vegas

Duration: 12 Hours

Experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world from the land, air and water on this guided, full-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. Travel through a Joshua Tree forest en route to the Grand Canyon’s West Rim for sightseeing how you wish. Upgrade to add a walk on the glass-bottomed Grand Canyon Skywalk and/or a thrilling helicopter flight into the canyon coupled with a pontoon boat ride on the Colorado River. A hot lunch at the Grand Canyon and hotel pickup and drop-off are included. Book your Grand Canyon West Rim tour before you arrive.

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Tour Operated By: 5 Star Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours

Duration: 4 hours

Fly to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, and soar over the canyon walls into its mysterious depths on this scenic flight from Las Vegas. Marvel at sights such as the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Fortification Hill from above, then feel the exhilaration of flying along the rim of the Grand Canyon. Choose from several departure times for this tour, which includes round-trip hotel transport. Book your Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour before you arrive.

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Tour Operated By: Mr Las Vegas Tours

Duration: 3 hours

Visit Hoover Dam on a Las Vegas “mini” tour that doesn’t take up a whole day so you don’t waste your precious vacation time. Or, perhaps you have a late flight and want to do something fun after hotel check-out. After departing the Strip, head to the dam, where you visit lookout points for views and photo ops. Book your Hoover Dam Tour before you arrive!

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Tour Operated By: Adventure Photo Tours

Duration: 10 hours

Discover Area 51 on this guided, full-day adventure from Las Vegas. Travel through some of the most desolate, uninhabited and scenic desert landscape in the world to witness this infamous location. See top-secret Janet Airlines at Las Vegas International Airport, the mutant Joshua Tree Forest, mysterious Dry Lake, plus alien petroglyphs, the Black Mailbox and more. Stop for lunch at the Little A’Le’Inn. Lunch, snacks, bottled water and a hotel pickup/drop-off included. Book your Area 51 Day Tour before you arrive.

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Tour Operated By: River Dogz

Duration: 5 hours

Experience the serenity of Emerald Cave, a picturesque natural attraction on the Colorado River. This kayaking tour takes a small group max of 15 people paddling up the river with a guide. Stop for snacks and swimming along the way. Round-trip hotel transport is provided from Las Vegas to Willow Beach in Arizona. Book your Emerald Cave Kayak Tour before you arrive!

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Tour Operated By: Awesome Adventures Inc.

Duration: 6.5 hours

This off-road ATV or UTV adventure from Las Vegas offers intrepid travelers the opportunity to explore El Dorado Canyon and the spooky Techatticup gold mine like never before. Navigate the back canyons, long-forgotten areas and remote regions of this desolate location on a memorable half-day tour with lunch and round-trip hotel transport included. Book your Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Tour before you arrive.

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Tour Operated By: Love Hikes

Duration: 5 Hours

On the outskirts of Vegas, once the neon lights fade and the sound of traffic is replaced by the rush of the wind, the Valley of Fire is a geologic wonder that’s best explored on two feet. On this Valley of Fire hiking excursion, marvel at Native American petroglyphs that are believed to be 3,000 years old, and enjoy the multihued desert scenery in Nevada’s oldest state park. Pass Lake Mead and the Moapa Indian Reservation. This small-group tour has a variable duration—depending on the difficulty of hike you choose. Book your Valley of Fire Hiking tour before you arrive.

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Tour Operated By: One Day Tours LLC

Duration: 14 hours

Head to Arizona on this tour from Las Vegas to Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, two natural attractions that are favorites of the American Southwest. One of the most-photographed slot canyons in the world, Antelope Canyon offers sandstone scenery and vantage points you can’t find elsewhere. At Horseshoe Bend, on the Colorado River, admire its rock formation and interesting markings. Along the way, a driver-guide provides information and answers questions. Breakfast and hotel pickup and drop-off are included. Small-group tour is limited to 14 people. Book your Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Day Tour before you arrive.

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Tour Operated By: Red Rock Scooter Tours

Duration: 4 hour

Escape from the hustle of the Las Vegas strip and enjoy a half-day scooter tour of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Choose from a morning or afternoon trek, then explore the canyon, passing through desert landscapes, red- and buff-colored rock formations, and sandstone and limestone cliffs that reach elevations up to 7,000 feet. All entrance fees plus the use of a helmet, bottled water and a pickup and drop-off from select Las Vegas hotels are included. Book your Red Rock Scooter Tour before you arrive.

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Tour Operated By: Let’s Go Grand Canyon Tours

Duration: 15 hours

Add a thrilling outdoor adventure to any Las Vegas vacation with this guided, full-day whitewater rafting trip down the Colorado River. Enjoy a road trip to Peach Springs, Arizona, home of the Hualapai Indians at the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Then, challenge the mighty Colorado River’s varied rapids on a journey through the canyon, taking a side hike to Travertine Falls along the way. A boxed lunch and a hotel pickup and drop-off are included. Book your Grand Canyon White Water Rafting trip before you arrive.

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Tour Operated By: Coexist West Coast

Duration: 14 hours

From Las Vegas, exploring Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in one day is an ambitious itinerary. This small-group tour makes it possible—without the crowded big-bus experience. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people for a more intimate experience hiking through the desert landscapes and taking in the views. Book your Zion and Bryce Canyon National Park Tour before you arrive.

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Tour Operated By: iTravel USA

Duration: 4 – 7 hours

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a popular destination to watch the sunset. Let a guide show you the best viewing spots, with easy round-trip transport from the Las Vegas Strip. The light is reflected off the sandstone, making for great photo ops. Hike to a peak and wait for the sun to drop below the ridge while enjoying some much needed relaxation in the outdoors. Book this tour before you arrive.

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