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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

1. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

Embark on a full-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon with a narrated bus tour. Throughout the day, admire scenic views of the Joshua Tree Forest National Park, the Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, and the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Start with pickup from Las Vegas and meet your professional driver/guide who will provide information about the sights along the way. Have a light nutritious breakfast and your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap during the tour. Enjoy a 15-minute stop at the Hoover Dam for a photo opportunity and an amazing view of the Bypass Bridge. Upon arrival at the West Rim, enjoy your first views of the majestic Colorado River below. Take in the spectacular views from Eagle and Guano points. If you hike the trail at Guano Point, reach the West Rim’s highest point, where the views of the Colorado River below are breathtaking. Visit the Hualapai Ranch, a Native American settlement where you can watch a shootout, play cowboy games, or take a wagon ride. Afterwards, return to Las Vegas with drop-off at your hotel.

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Las Vegas: Helicopter Flight over the Strip with Options

2. Las Vegas: Helicopter Flight over the Strip with Options

Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight with breathtaking views over the famous Las Vegas Strip, with commentary included. Personalize your experience with limousine transfers, an optional food tour, nighttime flights, or even a sunset visit to the Red Rock Canyon.  Fly over the mega resorts of the Las Vegas Strip as you take in the unforgettable city sights, from the New York-New York skyline to the Bellagio fountains and the never-fading light of the Luxor pyramid. Fly high to gain panoramic views of Las Vegas, and take in the famous sights as you listen to your local commentary. Make the experience special by booking a nighttime flight, or even a savory food tour trialing 4 of the city’s most exclusive restaurants before catching your flight. For something extra special, book an extended landing time at Red Rock Canyon to admire the sunset from a secluded viewpoint.  Once you descend back down to Earth, finish off your experience with a limousine drop-off back to your Las Vegas Strip hotel (if you choose an option that includes transfers).  Las Vegas city sights include:  • The Stratosphere Tower• Wynn Las Vegas• Treasure Island• The Mirage• The Venetian• Paris Hotel• The CityCenter • Planet Hollywood• MGM Grand • New York-New York • Luxor• Excalibur• Mandalay Bay• The Bellagio and its world-famous fountain• Many more recognizable sights from the movies 

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Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour with Pickup

3. Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour with Pickup

Hop in an air-conditioned van and head to either the famous Lower Antelope Canyon or the secluded Antelope Canyon X with your Navajo tribal guide. Get off the beaten path and see sights like Horseshoe Bend and the Colorado River on this small-group experience. Indulge in the scenic views from Las Vegas to Antelope Canyon as you pass back and forth across the Utah and Arizona state borders on your way to Page, AZ. Depending on the weather, stop in either Mesquite, Nevada, or Hurricane, Utah, for an opportunity to stretch your legs, use the facilities, and grab coffee before continuing to the Grand Canyon. Wander past red sandstone walls and spiraling corkscrew formations that illuminate the canyon when the sunlight climbs down. After a guided tour of Antelope Canyon, a 10-minute drive to Horseshoe Bend will take you to your 1 km hike. Make your way to a vista point overlooking the famed bend in the Colorado River for stunning views. Make the most of the opportunity to get close to the 1,000-foot drop for photos of one of nature's most beautiful sights. From there, relax as your professional driver-guide heads back to Las Vegas for your hotel drop-off, with convenient pit stops on the way.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Bus Tour & Optional Skywalk Ticket

4. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Bus Tour & Optional Skywalk Ticket

Depart Las Vegas in the morning and enjoy a delicious breakfast snack on the way to Grand Canyon West. Stop along the famous Route 66. Upon arrival, ride the shuttle to Eagle Point, where the Skywalk and gift shop are located. Get an incredible view of the eagle-shaped rock formation and walk right up to the edge of the canyon. See some of the dwellings that the Native American tribes lived in olden times. Then, experience the most spectacular views from the Skywalk. This glass-framed overlook sits 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon and boasts a 10-foot-wide, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge peering over the West Rim of the canyon. Feel like you’re floating on air with this view. Next, go to Guano Point at the site of an old guano mine. Enjoy views that are completely unique to the ones at Eagle Point. Walk along the dirt trail at the edge at Guano Point for spectacular views from different angles. Return to the Welcome Center before heading back to Las Vegas. Watch videos on the bus to pass the time, or relax on the airline-style seats equipped with seat belts, and look out of the panoramic windows at the stunning views.

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Anytime Fast-Track Ticket: FLY LINQ Zipline

5. Anytime Fast-Track Ticket: FLY LINQ Zipline

Soar through the sky at an altitude of at least 114 feet over the LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas. Take an elevator on Las Vegas Boulevard to experience the city from new heights during both sunny days and sparkling nights.  If you're a thrill-seeker, this ticket is for you: on the FLY LINQ Zipline, travel over 1,000 feet and reach speeds of up to 35 m/h. Choose the standard seated position or, if you really want to feel like you're flying, the superhero position. Strap in and hurtle down a long zip line towards the base of the world's tallest observation wheel, the High Roller. Soar over the most dynamic open-air shopping, dining, and entertainment district at the heart of the Strip for impressive views and an unforgettable ride.

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From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Half-Day Kayak Tour

6. From Las Vegas: Emerald Cave Half-Day Kayak Tour

Swap the lights of Las Vegas for one day on a nature day trip and guided kayaking adventure in nearby Arizona. Travel to beautiful Willow Beach, surrounded by steep canyon walls along the Colorado River, the site of your kayaking activity. A great escape into rugged nature for the day. Start with a hotel pickup from the Las Vegas Strip. After arriving at Willow Beach Marina, get fitted for your kayak and away you go with your guide. Paddle north on the crystal clear Colorado River while your guide points out wildlife and geological features in your surroundings. Arrive at the Emerald Cave about 2 miles in — explore the grotto-syle cave with pristine green-colored waters. Remember your waterproof camera, you’ll need it. Next, take a short hike to visit the historical site of the River Gauger's home that overlooks the river for a great photo opportunity and amazing views. Here your guide will share history about the River Gaugers. After a quick pit stop for some snacks and refreshments, head back to the river with cool, flowing water that stays at 12 degrees all year round. Soak up the picturesque natural attractions as you meander your way back to your launching point, before catching your ride back to Sin City.

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From Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour

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

Leave bustling Las Vegas and head out on a scenic drive into Navajo territory. 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.

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From Las Vegas: Small-Group Valley of Fire Tour

8. From Las Vegas: Small-Group Valley of Fire Tour

Begin the tour with pickup from your hotel (pick up starts from 7 AM) in Las Vegas. Enjoy a brief stop at the 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.

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From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne

9. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne

Take in spectacular views over the Grand Canyon on a helicopter flight from Las Vegas. Land in the canyon to enjoy champagne and refreshments, and benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off. After pickup from selected Las Vegas hotels, head to the helipad to board the comfortable helicopter. Enjoy views of Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, and Fortification Hill. Soar over an extinct volcano as you journey towards the Grand Canyon.  When you reach the canyon, drop down towards the Colorado River, where you’ll land in Hualapai Indian Reservation. Stop here to enjoy some champagne, drinks, and a light snack as you admire the canyon from a different perspective. Fly back towards Las Vegas through the Grand Canyon and see the red rock formations of the Bowl of Fire. Finish off your adventure with views over downtown Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Strip. Select the early morning flight to beat the heat of the day. With this option, you’ll enjoy a continental breakfast with champagne during the canyon landing. Choose the sunset option to fly back through the Grand Canyon as the sun goes down. Enjoy the scenery at sunset, and admire the city lights below as you soar over Las Vegas.

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Grand Canyon Helicopter Air Tour

10. Grand Canyon Helicopter Air Tour

This 70 to 75-minute air-only (non-landing) tour is a memorable helicopter experience to the Hualapai Nation on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. The experience is enhanced by narrations in your language of choice coupled with an excellent selection of music that complements the beautiful sights; Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, the great expanse of the Mojave Desert and the Grand Wash Cliffs on the Hualapai Reservation. On arrival to the West Rim, you will be treated to the visual wonders of the Grand Canyon; a truly inspiring work of nature that most visitors consider breathtaking. Arrive at our comfortable terminal and receive your safety briefing before boarding one of our state-of-the-art EcoStar helicopters for your air journey to the Grand Canyon. Fly over Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam then enjoy spectacular views of the volcanic Black Mountains, Grapevine Mesa, the Mojave Desert and then across the Grand Wash Cliffs as you enter Grand Canyon West. Fly below the rim of the Canyon for incredible views of the world famous Skywalk and the Colorado River. Note: This tour is air only and does not land at the Grand Canyon.

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What people are saying about Las Vegas

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,454 reviews

Amazing tour with an excellent guide Tim and driver Ed! We enjoyed interesting stories during the ride and the views were spectacular!! Tim also helped us to take pictures and knew all the good places for them. We enjoyed it sooo much!! But be ready for a bumpy ride if you sit at the back of the van

I knew nothing about the dam prior to the tour but after seeing it and watching to the video on the return I am so happy we went and now know so much about it! Amazing site! Prices car the cafe were high but along with everything else in Vegas!

Very unique place to visit and entire tour was on time having sufficient time to view & take pictures for memory

It was an awesome day. The weather was great. Our driver was excellent and very informative.

Trip was awesome and very professional. Our driver was great and informative.