Whether you come to Las Vegas for a party to remember or simply want to experience the abundance of gambling and glamour, be sure to consider all the many adventures just waiting to be had not only on the Las Vegas Strip but in the surrounding landscape. There are many unique Vegas-area tours from Viator that offer travelers one-of-a-kind experiences, so it is worth thinking outside the box and trying these popular tours for yourself.
Visitors should step away from the blackjack table and get ready for an unexpected Vegas adventure. Here are the ten best tours in the area and why travelers should add them to their itinerary.
10 See The Beauty of Emerald Cove
Only an hour outside of Las Vegas is the tranquil beauty of Emerald Cave, a stunning location on the Colorado River. The tour provides round-trip transportation from Las Vegas to Willow Beach (the start of the tour) and back, so guests quite literally just have to show up and paddle. This popular kayaking tour keeps its groups small by limiting it to 15 people, which gives the experience an intimate--and safe--feel. This area of the river is generally slow-moving and fairly gentle, so kayakers will be able to enjoy the beauty of their surroundings as they float down to Emerald Cave, a natural attraction with an almost ethereal beauty.
9 Experience Vegas At Night On An Open Top Bus
For those not wanting to leave the Las Vegas Strip, this entertaining nighttime bus tour is an exciting way to see the famous casinos all lit up in their tempting glory. The tour bus will drive down The Strip, where guests can see the Bellagio, MGM Grand, and Caesars Palace, as well as light-up fountains, all while listening to fun and interesting stories from an engaging tour guide. This 3-hour tour offers three different departure times and locations, as well as a hop-off at Fremont Street with the guide, where guests will see a 61-pound golden nugget and the renowned Fremont Street Light and Sound show.
8 Swap Sin City For A Slot Canyon
Leave the slots of Las Vegas for the slot canyons of mother nature, and get ready for an otherworldly experience. With all transportation included, this small tour of no more than 14 people can explore the incredible landscape. With a choice of hiking either Lower Antelope Canyon or Antelope Canyon X and Horseshoe Bend, adventurers who choose this tour will be thrilled, exhausted, and inspired by the beauty.
7 Soar Over The Grand Canyon By Helicopter
Fly out of Las Vegas for a sightseeing tour to remember. Participants will fly over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and, of course, the Las Vegas Strip. The 45-minute journey to the Grand Canyon is an incredibly unique experience that includes landing on a private bluff for a quiet champagne toast. Need we say more? Travelers will want to make this helicopter ride part of their Las Vegas journey.
6 Take A Thrilling ATV Tour
For an exciting and active adventure, hop on an ATV and explore the Las Vegas Dunes! Take in the stunning desert views and have a blast zipping about on your very own ATV, where this tour assures beginners they can learn to ride on their own as it is novice-friendly. Limited to just ten people, this is a great experience for a group of friends looking to try something fun and different from the Las Vegas Strip.
5 Soar Over The Las Vegas Strip At Night
This tour is another helicopter flight, but this time it's an evening ride over the Las Vegas Strip. See Sin City all lit up in a dazzling array of lights with views of the world-famous Bellagio, Luxor, the Mirage, and the Fremont Street Experience. This is a one-of-a-kind Las Vegas Helicopter Night Flight is a memorable way to spend an evening in Las Vegas--soaring over it so that you can take it all in at once.
4 Discover The History Of The Mob In Vegas
There's no tour quite like this Vegas Mob Tour, which embraces Sin City's less-than-reputable beginnings and, with a colorful tour guide, takes guests through the history of violent gangsters and mob influence. From the 1940s to the 1980s, Vegas experienced power struggles and turf wars that resulted in murders, mayhem, and, of course, car bombings. Get ready to visit some of the most shocking sites in Vegas history on a tour that will no doubt leave participants wondering if anyone and everyone was a Goodfella...
3 Ride Off Into The Sunset In Red Rock Canyon
Take in the beauty of Red Rock Canyon on a guided horseback ride through its stunning landscape. Participants will enjoy the views and the barbeque dinner, followed, of course, by s'mores and a few cowboy stories told around the campfire by their guides. Under the glowing stars and incredible landscape, this sunset horseback ride is a delightful way to get outside of Vegas and experience the rugged beauty of Nevada.
2 See The Awe Inspiring Hoover Dam
No trip to Vegas would be complete without visiting the colossal Hoover Dam. A marvel of modern engineering, the Hoover Dam is even more spectacular in person than in photos. This guided tour will give you a behind-the-scenes peak into the inner workings of the dam and illuminate its incredible history. Built during the Great Depression, the Hoover Dam is an enduring symbol of man's vision and its ability to harness the power of nature.
1 Take In The Beauty of Zion and Bryce Canyon
Las Vegas has all the bright lights and wild activities one could hope for, but when it comes to otherworldly beauty, take this day tour to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park and feel like you are wandering around on Mars. This tour includes transportation to and from Las Vegas, plus admission fees to the national parks. With plenty of time to experience the visitor center at Zion and hike the rim at Bryce, participants will want to bring their cameras to capture the beauty these locations offer.