The Grand Canyon
It’s just over a 4-hour drive to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas, making it the perfect place for a day trip. Carved steeply into the red rock by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is one of seven natural wonders of the world and it's well worth making the trip out there. Whether you decide to visit the Grand Canyon by coach and then take to the air on a helicopter or small plane tour or simply keep your feet on the ground, you will be blown away by the beauty of this wild and rugged land mark.
Take a guided tour that picks up from Las Vegas to benefit from the wisdom of local knowledgeable guides as you wind your way around the canyon’s rim. To see Grand Canyon day trip options from Las Vegas, click here.
The Hoover Dam
Steeped in engineering and social history, The Hoover Dam is one of the biggest tourist attractions you can visit from Las Vegas in a day. On your half day trip, you’ll learn the incredible stories behind the construction of this feat in engineering history as you explore the interactive exhibits in the dam’s visitor centre.
The premium tour is conducted by a knowledgeable driver in iconic pink jeeps specifically designed for your comfort on this tour. There are two trips a day, leaving at 8am and 1pm. And there's even an option to take a tour and go rafting on the Black Canyon after, if you're an adventure seeker!
Hollywood and LA
If you’re prepared to travel a little further afield, a day trip to the bright lights of Hollywood should definitely be on your Las Vegas itinerary. Not only will you enjoy spectacular desert scenery on your transfer in a luxury VIP Mercedes Sprinter van, you’ll also be able to make use of a flat screen TV, comfortable seating and refreshments on board.
Arriving in Hollywood, you’ll have the opportunity to walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame, spot celebrity ‘stars’ and snap a photo outside the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater. As if that wasn’t enough of a brush with celebrity, you’ll then be taken on a tour of celebrity haunt Sunset Boulevard before continuing on to Beverley Hills. Before heading back to the Las Vegas strip you’ll have the opportunity to dip your toes at the beach and take a stroll down Santa Monica pier.
Those pink jeeps are back again, but this time they’re taking you on an excursion from Las Vegas to the wonderous Death Valley. Even if the name doesn’t sound too appealing, the photos will make you desperate to visit, we promise!
On this tour your chauffeur doubles up as your guide, educating you on the history and topography of one of the most desolate places on earth. There’s even the chance for a photo opportunity at the lowest point in the Western hemisphere when you visit Badwater Basin, which is 282 feet below sea level.
Valley of Fire
The Valley of Fire State park is renowned for having stunning bright red Aztec sandstone sprawling over some 40,000 acres. Petrified (fossilised) trees and ancient carvings on the rock surface also litter the landscape, giving visitors a rare insight into the history of North America stretching back before the modern United States.
The Valley of Fire Jeep Tour gives you the opportunity to explore a part of Nevada that not many people get to see. You’ll make the journey through the Mojave Desert as your guide narrates the history, ecology and geology of the Valley of Fire State Park. Take a break from snapping pictures with the beautiful rock formations (keep your eye out for the Elephant Rock!) and enjoy some lunch at the White Dome, complete with incredible views over the valley.
As this is a 6-hour round trip, this day trip is perfect if you’re looking for something exciting to do that’s not too far from the strip.
To the west of Las Vegas, there is still plenty to explore at the Red Rock Canyon national park. Much closer than Death Valley or Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon similarly offers stunning natural and rugged landscapes. This, again, is a Pink Jeep Tour, so you know that you’ll be travelling in style and comfort to your destination.
Don’t forget to snap a picture with the stunning pink, red and tan rocks dwarfing you and your group in the background!
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