While Las Vegas may be known as Sin City with its neon lights, there are actually some world class destinations just outside the city for those travelers with an adventurous spirit. If you are traveling to Las Vegas on a budget and don’t mind driving, you can rent a car and drive yourself to many of the places on this list. If you are more interested in getting picked up and then sitting back and relaxing, taking a tour of the sights outside the city is a great choice.
We have put together a list of 5 of the best tours you can take from Las Vegas. All of the below tours are small group tours from Las Vegas’ leading tour company, so you are sure to have a memorable and personable experience.
Not only is this the best tour you can take from Las Vegas, but it is also the best you can take in the entire United States. The major stops of the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and Horseshoe Bend are unlike anything on the planet.
There are three different rims to choose from when visiting the Grand Canyon, and this tour takes travelers to the South Rim, considered by many to be the best place to take in the beauty of the Grand Canyon.
Antelope Canyon is also split into two sections, Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon, and while both are spectacular, adventure seekers will appreciate the added length of the Lower Antelope Canyon tour.
Horseshoe Bend often gets overlooked when packaged together with the Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon, but its breathtaking view makes it a must-see while in the region.
Have more than 2 days to take a tour? This 3-day tour covers everything in the above 2-day tour, plus Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Monument Valley.
Zion National Park is the 3rd most visited National Park in the United States, and Bryce Canyon has a geological formation called hoodoos that are unlike anything you have ever seen.
At Monument Valley, you will join a local Navajo tour guide on a guided jeep tour of the valley and surrounding natural monuments.
For visitors to Las Vegas that plan on staying in the city for the duration of their trip, this day tour packs in a ton of sights while getting you back to enjoy the dining and nightlife in Las Vegas.
Seven Magic Mountains is a land art installation in the middle of the Mojave desert, created by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone in 2016. The project has become a must-stop on the drive between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, and a mainstay on the social media feeds of visitors to Las Vegas.
At the Hoover Dam, you will get to walk across the top of what once was the largest dam in the world. Behind the Hoover Dam, you will get great views of Lake Mead, the largest man-made lake in the United States.
At only 2 hours from Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon West makes a great day trip. This tour will give you over 3 hours to explore the Grand Canyon on your own, including a chance to upgrade your tour to include a walk on the glass Skywalk.
This tour also includes bonus photo stops at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, a Joshua Tree forest, and a local park filled with bighorn sheep.
For those looking for a shorter trip outside the city, this 5-hour tour fits the bill. You will get picked up directly at your Las Vegas hotel, taken to the Welcome to Las Vegas sign for photos and given 30 minutes to explore and take photos at Seven Magic Mountains.
Your tour guide will take you on a walking tour across the top of the Hoover Dam, then let you walk out on the second-highest bridge in the United States for a sweeping view of the face of the Hoover Dam.
Antelope Canyon should be classified as the 8th wonder of the natural world, it is that good. For many, a trip to Las Vegas is going to be the closest they will get to this famous slot canyon. If you only have one day and want to check Antelope Canyon off of your bucket list, this is the perfect tour for you. Throw in a visit to Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell, and you have yourself a great one-day adventure from Las Vegas.