Sin City may be known for its iconic Strip but it is much more than just a gambling mecca. It’s a gateway to day trips to some of the West’s most beautiful natural landscapes.
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or it’s your first time in Vegas, there’s no better way to explore than on a tour. Check out our list of the best tours to try in Las Vegas below!
1. Helicopter Flight Over The Strip
Helicopter tours are one of the best ways to get a bird’s eye view of Las Vegas. Whether you’re looking for an evening flight over the Strip or a tour that takes you deep into the Grand Canyon, there are plenty of options to choose from.
For a truly unforgettable experience, book a helicopter night flight over the Las Vegas Strip. This 12-to-15-minute flight takes you high above the glitzy hotels of the city in an ECO-Star helicopter, which is designed for sightseeing with forward-facing seats and 180 degrees of unrestricted panoramic views.
During your flight, you’ll see iconic sights such as the Luxor Space Beam, Caesars Palace, Bellagio Fountains, and all the neon signs of Downtown. You’ll also enjoy a breathtaking hairpin turn as you return to the heliport.
2. Antelope Canyon Tour
Antelope Canyon is a dazzling natural wonder that’s sure to make your jaw drop. Its towering walls and stunning light beams attract thousands of visitors each year.
The best way to experience Antelope Canyon is by taking a guided tour. You’ll be accompanied by a local Navajo guide who will share the history of the area and tell you all about the canyon’s stunning formations.
You can choose between Upper Antelope Canyon or Lower Antelope Canyon, and there are also tours of the less-visited Canyon X (which is essentially a merger of the features of both canyons). Whether you’re visiting for photography purposes or just to admire these beautiful landscapes, you’ll definitely want to book a guided tour.
3. Horseshoe Bend Tour
If you’re looking for a tour from Las Vegas that will leave you with time to see Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon, this is the one to try. With a small group, you’ll avoid the hassles of a large bus tour and experience the wonders of these stunning natural destinations with ease.
This tour departs from Las Vegas and enters the Navajo Nation to visit Upper Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. You’ll be able to enjoy the stunning scenery with an experienced guide and learn about the area’s rich history.
4. Grand Canyon South Rim Tour
If you’re looking for a great way to see the Grand Canyon, a South Rim bus tour is one of the best options. This tour will take you to the rim of the canyon, where you can hike the Bright Angel Trail and visit the Grand Canyon Visitor Center.
The trip includes a full day of travel and an informative bus tour. You’ll get to see Hoover Dam and the Route 66 Train Museum along the way, plus you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own.
You’ll also visit Mather Point and Bright Angel Point for photo ops. You’ll get a deli-style lunch at Mather Point and you can spend as much time as you want exploring the area.
5. Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly way to explore Las Vegas, the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour is one of the best tours to try. They offer two different daytime routes with multiple stops, as well as a night tour that showcases the city’s glittering lights.
The tours run daily between 10 AM and 7.45 PM, with departures every 20 minutes. You should plan to arrive at your chosen departure point 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.
The open-top double-decker buses are a great way to see the sights of Las Vegas. You can climb off the bus at any stop along the route for further exploration of the landmarks, going at your own pace.