17 Top-Rated Las Vegas Tours and Day Trips

Are you looking for Las Vegas tours to spice up your vacation? You’ve landed on the right page. There is nothing like Las Vegas, the Sin City of indulgence dazzling in the desert.

There is a reason why it’s called the entertainment capital of the world. After all, where else can you spend the night gambling in casinos, wake up for brunch beneath the Eiffel Tower, watch an erupting volcano show at sunset, and get married in a pink Cadillac?

In this guide, I’ll share top-rated Las Vegas tours and exciting day trips.

You might be interested in:

1. Haunted Las Vegas Tour

Rating: 4.5/5 (150+reviews) | Tour Lenght: 2h 30 mins | Book now

If you’re interested in paranormal activity, this Las Vegas tour is for you.

The Haunted Las Vegas Tour covers the spooky stories and dark secrets of Sin City’s notorious murders, suicides, and ghosts, like Bugsy Siegel, Elvis, Redd Foxx, and Tupac Shakur.

Your guide will provide you with ghost-hunting equipment, including EMF meters, dowsing rods, and temperature guns for your hands-on paranormal activities investigation.

You’ll get to explore Las Vegas’ numerous haunted sites, such as ‘Motel of Death’ and ‘Demon Swing.’

“I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in the paranormal. Ryan and David were wonderful guides and very knowledgeable.” – Lea (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • Meeting Point: Tuscany Suites & Casino
  • Transportation Provided
  • Min age is 13 years
  • Max group of 12

2. Las Vegas Food Tasting Tour

Rating: 5/5 (380+reviews) | Tour Lenght: 3h | Book now

Las Vegas is not just about casinos but also about celebrity chefs’ restaurants and a vibrant food scene.

On this Las Vegas Strip tour, you’ll enjoy five food stops and signature dishes of world-famous chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Giada De Laurentiis. Yes, creamy gelato and pizza are on the menu too!

You’ll sample some of the most mouthwatering dishes while your guide will share about Vegas’ history, culture, and gastronomy.

All the meals are served with water except the Prosecco toast at the end to finish the tour with a cherry on top.

“What a fun way to experience food in Las Vegas! We had a blast and loved our tour guide, Amoret! She was super fun, helpful, and friendly! Highly recommend!” – Terrie (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • Meeting Point: Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill
  • Max 10 travelers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age – 21

3. Top Gun Flight Experience in Las Vegas

Rating: 5/5 (200+reviews) | Tour Lenght: 2h | Book Now

Fulfill your dream and feel like Tom Cruise in Top Gun. Sky Combat Ace, Las Vegas aviation company, provides a unique opportunity for you to experience what it’s like to be a fighter pilot flying an Extra 330 monoplane.

You can choose from 4 different flight options according to your preference and thrill level:

  • Operation Recon – come along for the adrenaline-packed ride and experience basic aerobatics, including loops, rolls, stalls
  • Sky combat – experience the thrill of an air battle with your buddies
  • Afterburner – learn the basic maneuvers and operate the airplane yourself
  • Top Gun Experience – fly like a pro

A highly trained SCA fighter pilot will supervise you each step of the way, providing an on-land safety briefing and instructions for your aerobatic flight.

“Not only did I get the opportunity to go up and experience acrobatics, I got to fly!!!!! My pilot was beyond awesome. He was very thorough in explaining the details of what we were going to do up in the air but also very fun and made me feel at ease. Great guy and great company. You need to do this!” – Josh (Read more reviews)

Useful Information:

  • Includes hotel pick up and drop off
  • No prior experience required
  • Highly trained SCA fighter pilot
  • Weight restrictions: min 80lbs (36 kg), max 265lb (130 kg)
  • Height restrictions: max 6’6 (2 m)
  • All passengers must present a photo ID at check-in to comply with FAA regulations
  • Maximum of 6 travelers

4. Sports Car Driving Experience in Las Vegas

Rating: 5/5 (800+reviews) | Tour Lenght: 2h | Book Now

Drive your dream car and forget about the speed limit as you accelerate around the racetrack in Las Vegas.

You can select from 20 different supercars, including Ferrari and Lamborghini to Porsche and McLaren.

Professional instructors take your safety seriously. For your peace of mind, you’ll get all the necessary equipment, race coaching, a safety briefing, and two practice runs in Porsche Cayenne GTS.

The basic package includes 5 or 10 laps, but you can also upgrade.

“Once in a lifetime experience, drove Ferrari 488, very fast extreme G’s on curves, professional drivers assist and encourage you to go faster. Ultimate racing experience, with lots of tire squealing on curves and speed well over 100 miles per hour on straightaways. Pricey but well worth it.” – Paul (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • Meeting Point: 14200 S Las Vegas Blvd
  • Min 18 years old
  • Open-toe shoes, such as sandals or flip-flops, aren’t allowed
  • Bring your valid photo driver’s license (all countries accepted). If your driver’s license doesn’t have a photo, also bring your passport.
  • Maximum of 7 passengers per car type

5. Fremont Guided Walking Tour

Rating: 4.9/5 (50+reviews) | Tour Lenght: 2h | Book Now

If you’re on the lookout for fabulous Las Vegas walking tours, this might be the right fit.

Stroll along with your knowledgeable local guide and discover casinos, restaurants, wedding chapels, and themed bars.

Learn about the history of downtown Las Vegas and how it stole the limelight in the world.

Fremont Street is a pedestrian-friendly 24h entertainment complex, all covered by a canopy lined with retro neon lights.

Every hour between sunset and midnight, it comes alive with an integrated video on the world’s largest screen, graphics, and music show.

You’ll see Las Vegas with new eyes like you’ve never seen before.

“We booked this tour at the last minute on our last day, as we had some time to kill. Our only regret was that we didn’t book this trip earlier! Easy meeting instructions and our tour guide Kelly was really informative and interesting. He blended humor with some amazing facts about Downtown Las Vegas. We would thoroughly recommend this tour and encourage anyone to do this early in your trip for some great hints and tips.” – Getyourguide reviewer (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • Meeting Point: Plaza Hotel and Casino

6. Guided Las Vegas Segway Tour

Rating: 4.8/5 (20+reviews) | Tour Lenght: 2h | Book Now

Are you looking for unconventional Las Vegas tours? How about a segway tour?

Segway tours are an exciting way to explore Las Vegas’ historic downtown. Plus, they’re so much fun to ride.

On top of that, your guide will share with you lots of information and little-known facts as you visit Las Vegas’ most iconic landmarks and tourist attractions.

You’ll learn all about what made Las Vegas famous, from the pawn stars and Gold & Silver Pawn Shop to The Mob Museum and everything in between.

“Didn’t think I’d enjoy this as much as I did! Had never done a Segway tour, but I have to say, this is an amazing way to discover a city, and Sean was a very entertaining and knowledgeable guide! He guided us through downtown Las Vegas, which I highly recommend for anyone who wants to see a part of the city with a lot more character. Restaurant recommendations, fun facts about the city, casino history, all in all, a great time.” – Claire (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • Meeting point: Downtown Container park
  • Includes bottled water, helmet, and headset
  • Age restrictions: min age 12
  • Weight restrictions: min weight is 36kg, max 159kg
  • Wearing sandals or flip-flops isn’t permitted

7. Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

Rating: 5/5 (400+reviews) | Tour Length: 4h | Flight Length: 1h 30 min | Book Now

If you take only one side trip from Las Vegas, make it to the Grand Canyon, one of the most famous natural wonders in the United States.

There’s nothing like flying along the Grand Canyon West Rim and looking down and across at its mysterious depth from a helicopter.

On your way to the Grand Canyon National Park, you’ll also see other interesting sights from a bird’s eye perspective, like Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Fortification Hill.

Your adventure ends with a panoramic flight of the infamous Las Vegas Strip.

“It was my first time on a helicopter, and I really enjoyed the experience. Our guide was informative and made the experience memorable. I’d definitely do it again.” – Darlene (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • Hotel pick up and drop off available on request
  • Meeting point: 5596 Haven St
  • Weight restrictions: max 374 lbs (170kg)
  • Includes light refreshments

8. Hoover Dam Tour From Las Vegas With Lunch

Rating: 5/5 (4000+reviews) | Tour Length: 6h 30 mins | Book Now

Las Vegas tours to Hoover Dam are one of the most popular day trips.

This comprehensive VIP tour of the Hoover Dam will get you to the dam before the crowds arrive, giving you more time for photos and exploration.

Hoover Dam is an impressive engineering masterpiece about 726 feet high (the equivalent of a 70-story building), and at the base, it’s 660 feet thick (more than the length of two football fields). The construction was made of around 4 million cubic yards of concrete.

The tour includes a tour guide, entry inside the powerplant, the Hoover Dam memorial bridge, admission tickets to Visitor Center exhibits and observation deck, and the exclusive signature tour, 45 min “Walk on the Top,” to take in incredible views of the dam.

“The Hoover Dam experience was amazing.

The tour consists of all aspects of the construction of the Hoover Dam, from the builders and where they lived to the beautiful monument as it stands today. Highly recommend taking this tour!” – Tripadvisor reviewer (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • Lunch and bottled water provided
  • Hotel pick up and drop off included
  • Photo stop at the “Welcome to Las Vegas” Sign and the Dam Memorial Bridge
  • Complimentary ticket for the LA Comedy Club
  • Bus drive with max 45 travelers

9. Las Vegas ATV Dune Tour

Rating: 5/5 (2000+reviews) | Tour Lenght: 2h | Book Now

Explore the beautiful desert surrounding Las Vegas in a unique way – on an ATV!

This adrenaline-filled tour takes you deep into the dunes of Las Vegas with a professional guide to make sure you have an enjoyable and safe experience.

After your safety and operations briefing, your guide will lead you on an adventure ride of the dunes and mountains for an adrenaline-filled experience with cool photo opportunities along the way.

“Excellent experience!! If you are contemplating doing this adventure, go ahead and do it. The Mountain Views and just the thought of ATVing through the desert. All amazing. Brent, our tour guide, was great as well and made sure everyone felt comfortable. 5 stars all the way around.” – Brandi (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • Min 18 years old
  • Small groups with max 10 people
  • Shuttle ride included

10. Emerald Cave Kayak Tour With Pickup From Las Vegas

Rating: 5/5 (1200+reviews) | Tour Lenght: 6h | Book Now

If you like the outdoors, you’ll love this Las Vegas tour to Emerald Cave.

It’s a 5-mile, half-day kayaking tour that is beginner friendly and takes you along the Colorado River to explore Black Canyon.

With your guide leading the way, you’ll explore the incredible Emerald Cave and its breathtakingly beautiful turquoise and emerald formations.

If you get lucky, you might even spot desert bighorn sheep.

I recommend bringing a waterproof case for your phone so you can keep your phone safe if you want to snap some cool pictures.

“Did this tour through Viator with my bachelor party crew, and glad we did it. The scenery is super pretty, and kayaking the river was easy and fun. A really good activity to do to get out of Vegas for a bit and do some exercise. I had some friends who were skeptical, but they ended up being surprised by how much they enjoyed it. The water was chilly but very refreshing to jump into. Recommend to those on the fence to try it out.” – Joseph (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • Safety gear, refreshments, and guidance included
  • Shuttle from Mandalay resort
  • Max weight: 300 lbs (136kg)
  • Max 19 people

11. Red Rock Canyon Sunset Horseback Ride and Barbeque

Rating: 5/5 (700+reviews) | Tour Lenght: 5h | Book Now

On the far west side of the Las Vegas Valley stretches the wild beauty of the Nevada desert.

Enjoy a cowboy-like experience of horseback riding through the timeless Red Rock Canyon.

Take in sweeping views of the canyon and surrounding area as you ride through miles of desert trails and colorful rock formations.

After your sunset trail ride, you can reward yourself with a campfire barbecue dinner under the stars and enjoy some roasted meat, corn, and of course, marshmallows!

“Wow… what a great experience! I enjoyed the evening ride and dinner with my three daughters. The wranglers were patient, excellent, and kind. (We were a bit worried because this was the first time riding a horse for the kids… but the staff and horses know what they’re doing.) The horses became our buddies. And the food was excellent! I highly recommend this for families or groups in the area. Such a beautiful way to enjoy Red Rock Canyon!” – Matt (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from selected hotels only)
  • Includes soft drinks, water, and BBQ dinner
  • No prior experience required
  • 90min horseback ride
  • Min 7 years old
  • Helmets available upon request
  • Max 20 people

If you’re not a fan of horses and cowboys, you can opt for a 4×4 Red Rock Canyon Adventure Tour instead.

12. Outdoor Shooting Experience at Adrenaline Mountain

Rating: 5/5 (600+reviews) | Tour Lenght: 4h | Book Now

Treat yourself to a thrilling shooting adventure at Adrenaline Mountain. With this experience, you can choose from over 70 different guns that you have probably seen in popular Hollywood movies, including full-automatics, Western-style revolvers, and more.

Your expert guide will be there to help you with safety instructions on how to hold each gun and handle it properly.

All safety equipment is included, such as ear and eye protection. You can choose from 3 to 21 gun shooting packages.

“Awesome gun selection. Clear direction. Easy to find novice and expert-level guns. Staff was helpful and safe.” – Matt (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • Safety gear included
  • Round-trip shuttle transportation provided
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select hotels
  • Complimentary photos or videos
  • Min 18 years old

13. Valley of Fire Hiking Tour From Las Vegas

Rating: 5/5 (1000+reviews) | Tour Lenght: 5h | Book Now

If you want to escape the fast pace of the city, the Valley of Fire State Park on the outskirts of Las Vegas is awaiting you with stunning landscapes.

Hiking the valley is a great activity to enjoy the outdoors.

Moreover, your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the local geology and Native American culture as you walk in the beautiful desert.

You’ll learn about Native American legends, rich history, myths, and some ancient petroglyphs dating back 3,000 years.

You can choose the level of difficulty for your hike. Then, recharge your batteries with provided snacks and water.

It can get pretty hot in summer, so it might be a good idea to wear proper shoes and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

The five hour tour includes round-trip transport from your Las Vegas hotel.

“I loved everything about this hike. I did the intermediate one, and I didn’t want it to stop. Our travel guide Nick was knowledgeable and personable. We saw beautiful rock formations, petroglyphs, and plants. I definitely would recommend it.” – Birgit (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • Max 13 people
  • Min age 8
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Complimentary snacks and water

14. Area 51 Day Tour From Las Vegas

Rating: 5/5 (200+reviews) | Tour Length: 10h | Book Now

Experience the mysteries of Area 51 on this fascinating, full-day guided tour from Las Vegas.

You’ll explore remote desert landscapes and visit a lake where UFO sightings have often been reported.

Enjoy the scenic drive along the Extraterrestrial Highway, where you can take pictures at some of the most iconic UFO landmarks, such as the Black Mailbox location, a popular meeting spot for UFO enthusiasts.

The tour includes a delicious lunch at the Little A’Le’Inn and several snacks throughout your tour.

You’ll get to see an odd Joshua tree forest and Area 51, but only its heavily guarded military facility from the outside. The US government kept denying Area 51’s existence for many years. And to this day, nobody knows for sure what’s happening inside.

“If you’re interested in Area 51, this tour is a must.” Ebony (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • Lunch, snacks, and water provided
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

15. Las Vegas: Mojave, Red Rock Sign, and 7 Magic Mountains Tour

Rating: 4.9/5 (100+reviews) | Tour Lenght: 6h | Book Now

Explore the beauty of Nevada on this 6-hour tour from Las Vegas.

Marvel at the natural beauty and scenic views of the Mojave desert, Red Rock’s cliffs, and rock formations while driving along Blue Diamond Road.

The highlight is Seven Magic Mountains, an iconic structure featuring seven painted boulder totems that are visible for miles around.

“Highly recommended for an effective trip for some nature getaway from the city. George was kind and attentive and, of course, actually put in the effort to take many wonderful photos of us. Definitely worth the price to be driven around the scenic beauties of the desert and Nevada. My only thing is the trip was shorter than advertised, but too long would be tiring anyway.” – Getyourguide reviewer (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • Seven Magic Mountains entrance fee
  • Snacks and water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bring a passport or ID

16. Death Valley Small Group Day Adventure From Las Vegas

Rating: 5/5 (150+reviews) | Tour Lenght: 11 to 12h | Book Now

If you want to get away from Las Vegas and see Death Valley, this full-day Las Vegas tour is a way to go.

Get ready for an early departure at about 5:30 am, but you’ll be rewarded with fantastic scenery.

The Death Valley is breathtaking, from the amazing views at Dante’s Peak to Zabriskie Point. Pass through Furness Creek until you reach Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the US, where you can wander around the salt flats.

“What an excellent tour! The guides have great knowledge while also making sure the tour is fun. The photos don’t do justice to how beautiful Death Valley is. You gotta experience it for yourself.” – Keld (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • Round-trip transit from your Las Vegas hotel
  • Lunch and bottled water included

17. Las Vegas Hot Air Balloon Ride

Rating: 4.5/5 (700+reviews) | Tour Length: 5 to 6h | Flight Length: 45-60 mins | Book Now

Fly over the Pahrump Valley and get a stunning view from 10 000 ft above the desert and mountain scenery at sunrise.

The hot air balloon experience includes a safety briefing, transportation to and from Las Vegas, and a delicious champagne toast upon landing.

“Absolutely worth getting up early, the team is amazing, and the flight was so peaceful and not scary at all – a bucket list experience.” – George (Read more reviews)

Useful Info:

  • FAA Certified Pilot
  • Post-flight Champagne, orange juice, or mimosa
  • Flight certificate
  • Min age 6 years
  • Weight restrictions: max 280lbs (127 Kg)
  • Pick up at select Las Vegas hotels

With so many fabulous Las Vegas tours to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which ones to do. But you can’t go wrong with any of these choices. They provide a fun addition to your getaway to Sin City!

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Casandra Karpiak is a travel writer and owner of Savoteur. A Toronto native with Danish roots currently residing in British Columbia, her travel writing has been seen on The Associated Press wire, MSN, FOX, CBS, NBC, Entrepreneur, 24/7 Wall St, Times Daily, and many more. When she’s not traveling, she can be found at hockey arenas all over BC cheering on her two young sons.