Ten Options for Las Vegas Tours and Excursions in the City and Beyond

Las Vegas has so many things to do that it can be daunting to consider what things to see and how to get there. Once you decide what to do, it’s nice to have someone on hand to give you some information–and a friendly tour guide can definitely be the answer. Tour companies can help you plan out a host of activities, and they’ll take care of the details while you enjoy the experience.

Las Vegas is a short drive to many scenic and iconic destinations, and the city is a great place to use for launching excursions to places like Death Valley, Zion National Park, or the Grand Canyon. These are big parks that have a multitude of beautiful and interesting sights, so you’ll want to do your research and decide how long you can spend exploring any of these parks.

Tour companies can help you arrange unique tours that let you see the sights from a helicopter or get seriously adventurous with a rafting or kayaking tour. Companies like Papillon, Pink Jeep, Galavantier, or TourGuy.com offer from a range of tour options that can even include horseback or ATV riding.

Not feeling like a dose of adventure? You can stay in Vegas and try the Walking Gourmet Tour, which will let you sample a variety of food from several restaurants. If you’re a history buff, you may want to sign up for the Neon Boneyard Tour. Taking the tour is the only way to see this unique Las Vegas museum.

Outside the City


Early Mormon pioneers named Zion National Park and the towering, impressive cliffs and formations with the park. One look at the majestic landscape and it's easy to see why the pioneers were inspired to use Biblical names. The area that's the...  Read More



It's big, it's desolate, and it's a fascinating place. Death Valley National Park is the largest national park in the continental United States, and this vast expanse of territory includes history (ghost towns, charcoal kilns, remnants of borax...  Read More

Outside the City


Las Vegas has always been a popular place to launch an excursion to the Grand Canyon in Arizona since the city is only about a five-hour drive away from the popular South Rim. Now that the Hualapai Tribe has opened its portion of the Grand...  Read More

Hoover Dam
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An excursion to Hoover Dam is one of the most popular day trips for Las Vegas visitors. Several companies offer tours to Hoover Dam, which allows you to give up the driving and logistics to someone else. Bus tours offer the more sedate option,...  Read More

West Las Vegas


Las Vegas has rapidly become known as a destination for foodies, and what better way to get a memorable culinary experience than by sampling several restaurants? The Walking Gourmet will take you to a collection of restaurants on one of three...  Read More

The Neon Museum
Photo courtesy of Neon Museum


Perhaps at some point, visitors will be allowed to wander the grounds of the Neon Boneyard without supervision. But for now, if you want to see the lights of Vegas' past, you must make an appointment and sign up for a tour. In return, you'll get...  Read More



TourGuy.com partners with individual tour operators all around Las Vegas, so a visit to their site lets you view a great selection of tours all at one time. You'll find a profusion of tours to choose from: helicopter, airplane, jeep, bus,...  Read More



When you think of taking a tour, you might think of a sedate experience featuring vans. Not so with Galavantier, a company that sees itself as more of a travel agent than a tour company. Partnering with hotels and businesses around Las Vegas,...  Read More



The distinctive pink jeeps of this well-known tour company will carry you into the rugged desert around Las Vegas, to places you can't see on your own. This company got its start in Sedona, Arizona, home to amazing red rocks and New Age...  Read More



Papillion has been taking people on tours since 1965, which sets it apart from the average Las Vegas tour company and tells you that they must be doing something right. The bulk of Papillion's tours take visitors into the Grand Canyon, although...  Read More


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