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While the iconic Strip is a major draw, there are more unique things to do in Las Vegas than its dusk till dawn reputation lets on. See for yourself on Airbnb Experiences with street art and food tours in the downtown area led by locals, or activities like aerial and dance classes with the Strip’s most impressive performers. It’s also the gateway for day trips to some of the most impressive natural landscapes in all of the West: the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon, Emerald Cave, and Lake Mead.

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Emerald Cave Kayak Tour Las Vegas
Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on Colorado River ▪ 5 mile kayaking adventure ▪ 3 hours on the Colorado River ▪ 6 hours total from pick up to drop off ▪ See amazing desert wildlife and the beautiful Emerald Cave ▪ Healthy snacks & fruit provided ▪ Short 5-6 min. hike on Historical Site ▪ Guaranteed fun included! Amazing 5 mile kayaking tour in the spectacular Black Canyon on the Colorado River. When you arrive at Willow Beach, get ready for an amazing adventure. Your guide will get you prepared for this amazing day ahead in your kayak. We start paddling upstream all the way to the historical Gauging Station 2 1/2 miles into the Black Canyon. You will have a chance to see all the desert wildlife: Big Horn Sheep, Coyote, Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle... Your guide will tell you all about the mighty Colorado River and interesting history, facts of the Hoover Dam! On the way back we will visit Emerald Cave and stop at a historical site where we provide healthy snacks, fruit and water. Includes - Snacks, water, shuttle service, life vest, single or double kayaks. What to bring - Hat, sunglasses, sunblock, water shoe (no flip-flops!), swimsuit and great attitude. Gratuity for your guide would be much appreciated. With Military ID/NPS Card the National Park entry is free. Adults $15, kids free. Free shuttle service from the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the Strip
Best Must See Spots: Las Vegas Strip!
Not your typical walking tour! Small groups - no flag, fannypack or microphone! Mostly indoors! All the good stuff you should see! Great for the beginning of your trip so later you'll know all the good spots to go back to, where to find better food & drink deals - saving you time & money from wandering around! After months of exploration, I've discovered some must see spots & hidden gems of the Vegas Strip & put together a comprehensive small-group walking tour - we'll go beyond the casinos to see a different side of Vegas w/ hidden gems that can be missed if you were venturing alone! Spots even locals don't know about! We'll walk through many iconic spots such as the Bellagio fountains & botanical gardens, a must even for Vegas veterans but we'll also visit some of the lesser known gems! We'll visit: secluded animal habitat & oasis w/ flamingos, black swan, pass by a few speakeasies, photo spots, where to find food/drink deals: 3-course lunch specials $29, 2-4-1 drinks, $25 bottomelss mimosas, $3 shots, $1 water, $3 beers. How to eat & drink well while on a budget! We'll see the worlds largest chocolate fountain, largest hotel in US, 3-story chandelier bar, chocolate tasting, replica of Venice w/ canals & gondolas, scenic views of the Strip and plenty more! We'll see a lot! Photo tour - book private Families w/ kids under 21- book private Questions? Ask before booking!
Shooting in the Nevada's Desert
You'll go to a shooting dedicated shooting land with us a board a comfortable vehicle only 30mn away from Las Vegas. We'll explain you the safety rules and you'll be ready to shoot a nice selection of 4 different firearms including : - semi automatic 9mm pistol - AR15 rifle - assault rifle - and an exotic shotgun ! No competition : only fun, tips and a lots of laughs ! Please note : US citizenship is not required to participate to this experience. Other things to note Open to first timers and anyone from 18 years old ! No need to be US Citizen for shooting with us. Sorry but If you are a convicted felon you are NOT allowed to participate. Not recommended for pregnant women.
Unique Grand Canyon Tour from Las Vegas
We will begin with pickup at the hotels from the Las Vegas Strip. Our first stop will be at the amazing Hoover Dam where you'll get the unique chance to walk on top of the Dam and learn important things about it's history. The next stop will be at the famous Route 66 where you'll feel like in a vintage movie surrounded by all the history and magic of the places. Many people go to different parts of Route 66 but we know where the real magic is, this place is hard to find on the internet, that's why we promise a one of a kind trip. The last stop will be at the breathtaking South Rim of the Grand Canyon where we'll spend 3 hours . There, you can admire many views and the most important thing, we give you the opportunity to hike inside the Canyon. Everybody knows where the Grand Canyon is but it takes years of experience and hundreds of trips to find the best views. At the end of the tour we are returning to the fabulous Las Vegas. Other things to note One day before the trip I will contact you with the exact hour of pickup.
Smash breakables in a safe place
Right off the bat we have to sign waivers and get signed in. Once were signed in we will go over a set of 8 simple rules. Then the fun starts! Getting suited up in painters coveralls, motorcycle gloves, steel toe step in booties and a paintball mask doesn't sound like a good time but the anticipation is building and you are about to get into something a little bit crazy. Once you're all dressed up in the safety gear we have a photo op session where we scream and yell and get ready to hulk smash. Once we are in the room there are a few more rules and some best practices that I really enjoy when I wreck. Then I have to leave ya but don't worry, I'm just a hand wave away. I will be watching the destruction from another room on our CCTV cameras. Once you are finished I will meet you at the door with a cold bottle of water and help you get out of the safety gear.

Discover the magic of the desert

Red RockYogaHike Meditation
Experience Las Vegas in a whole new exciting way. Find your soul in sin city? Yes! Red Rock Canyon is a nature lover's dream come true! We start your experience with some light yoga and breathing techniques overlooking breathtaking views of Red Rock Canyon. After our yoga, we will walk and hike some beautiful majestic scenery. Experienced hikers will have opportunities to safely scramble and explore more difficult trails. Fun and safety is my highest priority. We will take a break when needed for snacks and or photos both provided for you. At some point on our journey, we will find a cool cozy spot nestled in the boulders and you will sit or lay back as I guide you into meditation. You feel very relaxed and rejuvenated after meditation. We then finish our hike and return you from place of pick up. Other things to note I can and I will customize a hike based on your group and the kind of experience you want to have. If the times listed are not convenient for you please ask me about arranging a special time for you. In most cases I can accommodate you at your best time as long as I don't have others scheduled. This is a great way to offer team building and bonding if you are a company looking for this type of activity.
Valley of Fire and Seven Magic Mountains
Hello and welcome everybody. I host you the amazing experience from Las Vegas / Nevada to the Valley of Fire State park and Seven Magic Mountain . This is one day tour 8 hours , with scenic landscapes , very colorful rock formation and combination. This experience start 6 am in the morning. We provide transpiration / vehicle to the take you these beautiful places. We pick up everyone from the own hotel. Basically on the Las Vegas strip and Las Vegas downtown . You don't need to worried about just let me know which hotel/location you stay and we will pick you up. My experience I been these places more 300 times and I know where is the most unique places, and I willing to share with you. First we start Valley of Fire state park, by the way the first state park in Nevada back in 1930. This places is just breathtaking , nature create those colorful rock combinations. If you like movies you will recognize this place. We spend here 4 hours. I show you the most unique places (elephant rock, pink slot canyon).After the Valley of Fire state park we take a lunch brake, we eat the famous In In-N-Out Burger. If you never eat you need to try . After the food we go and visit the unique art at Mohave desert Seven Magic Mountains.We spend here around 30 minutes and when we finished i take you back the hotel. Nobody else offer this tour combination in Las Vegas , thats why is so special.
Seven Magic Mountains in the Mojave desert
We meet at the side door of the Luxor casino (Reno Av), then our first stop it is at the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign, know their story and take pictures, then we continue in our way to the Mohave desert to visit the monumental "Seven Magic Mountains", an art project that cost over 2.5 million dollars. At our return we can keep enjoy the rest of our days with a guide recommendations. Other things to note This tour is around 1.5 hours, is in the middle of the Mohave desert. Also is recommended for Solo travelers, Youtubers and Influencers, you can change outfit if you want. #solotraveler #lasvegastour
Grand Canyon Sky Walk tour
I'll pick you up at your hotel or AIRBNB, then we continue in our way to Arizona state, to the one and only Native Reservation Hualapai, where is located the Grand Canyon west rim, with the glass bridge Skywalk, Eagle and Guano point. Other things to note This tour is around 8 hours, we stop at a gas station, Joshua Tree cactus forest and Grand Canyon. Tour inside the canyon is in a shuttle bus. TICKETS to GRAND CANYON and SKY WALK included! #grandcanyon #grancañon
Antelope Canyon X/Horseshoe Bend Tour
Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel on the Las Vegas strip. Meet your guide and board the small-group vehicle, Mini-Van for the drive to Antelope Canyon. Make the first stop in Mesquite on your way to Antelope Canyon X. When you arrive, you will meet your certified Navajo guide who will take you on a 1.25-hour tour of the canyon. Walk through the red sandstone walls to the lowers where there are steep ladders. It is recommended that you bring comfortable, closed-toed shoes for this portion of the tour. When the tour concludes, hop back in the vehicle for the drive to Horseshoe Bend, located nearby. Follow your guide down a 0.5mile hike on a dirt trail to the bend. Take in the views and look over the 1,000-foot (304-meter) edge to see the rock formation in the Colorado River. When the hike is over, the drive back to Las Vegas will begin. A stop in Utah before​ arriving back at your hotel. Its approximate​ 12 hours tour Other things to note It's​ included the entrance of the Antelope canyon X.

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Vegas Pool Party Crawl by Party Bus w/ Fast Pass Entry
This tour is the best way to spend a day of fun in the Las Vegas sun! Meet up with other party-goers at Mandalay Bay Hotel for check-in. From there, we will take you to Daylight Beach Club for a thrilling pool party. From there, you will also hop on our air conditioned party bus for 45 minute tour of the Las Vegas strip while listening to bumping music and dancing on the infamous stripper pole. Finally, your tour guide will get you into the 2nd Pool Party of the day in VIP fashion! Joining this tour allows you to skip those long lines to get into each venue. Who wants to waste their vacation time waiting in line? This is a day that your friends will be talking about for a long time to come!
Las Vegas Club Crawl
During the club crawl, you will get a chance to meet other visitors like yourself who have come to Las Vegas either by themselves, as a couple, with friends or for business. It’s a great way to meet new people and make instant friends! We start off the night with bars or lounge, so that everyone can mix & mingle and take advantage of unique drink specials for our group. We sometimes like to incorporate a couple of party games and take photos. Next, we head over to 1-2 different nightclubs, so that we can show you the real Las Vegas nightlife party scene, and get to see some of the best and biggest DJs in the world. We really try to give our guests the best and most memorable experience. Through the entire experience, guests will enjoy complimentary entry, expedited VIP entry with our own dedicated lines, and a professional, fun & memorable time! The personal party host will stay with the group from the first to the final venue, to ensure everything runs smoothly, and everyone has a great time! Other things to note Meeting location varies depending on the day of the week. - You can check our website, www.laepiclasvegas.com for the full lineup (we meet at the first venue on the lineup). - Dress code is strictly enforced at major nightclubs. Nightclub attire will be required.
Las Vegas Hip Hop Pool Crawl
Visit multiple pools in ONE tour! We meet at a bar to check-in, pre-game and get familiar with the rest of the group. As your party hosts, we want to ensure that everyone has a great time from the start. From there, we will take you to your first pool. This will be a short walk, but don't fret! We're spending an hour at this venue, so you can either rest from the walk or party it up some more. After that, we hop on a party bus. You are always able to bring your beverages from the previous pool so be sure to grab a drink at the bar before we head to the bus! By the time we arrive at our second and final pool party, we hope you're boozing and grooving off the party bus! At this last venue, you'll enjoy a performance by a Hip Hop artist. It's going to be a show you won't forget! Your party host may or may not depart, however you are free to stay as long as you'd like!
Gambling Lessons in Las Vegas - Learn to Play Like the Pros
Beginning in the lobby of the Plaza Hotel & Casino, your guide will lead you into the main gambling floor where we have exclusive access to teach at real casino tables. Here you will approach the first gaming table of the tour – Roulette. Your guide will teach you the in’s and out’s of this classic game and introduce you to a method of play specifically developed for this tour. Next up, your guide will bring you to one of the most confusing table games – Craps. Here you’ll have a chance to roll the dice and learn about the best bets you can make with this interactive game. You’ll learn the do’s and don’ts and how not to look like a rookie at the table. You will then make your way to the most popular card game in Vegas – Blackjack. This game can be a real “bust” if you don’t have the right strategy. You will learn how to play like a pro at the ‘21’ table and leave with all the correct moves to make with your hand. To conclude the tour, if you want to try your luck at any of the active table games, your guide will be at your side to assist in making your bets and ease any nervousness you may have.
Las Vegas Instagram Photo Experience
I am offering the perfect Las Vegas Strip experience for solo travelers, couples and groups, and families (as well as Instagram influencers and content creators) who want the perfect iconic Vegas photos! I will make sure that you get the perfect photos to show off your trip to Las Vegas. I will also share local insider tips for restaurants, shows, and off-Strip hidden gems. We will start by meeting at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, where we will capture the perfect photo of the iconic Bellagio fountains (with the Eiffel Tower in the background). We will then cross Las Vegas Blvd and get a wide angle shot of the Eiffel Tower. Our tour will continue to the Flamingo Habitat for a must-have shot with the High Roller in the background. We will then make our way towards Caesar's Palace, where we will get photos with the Trevi Fountain. We will finish off with some shots in front of the Venetian Hotel and the famous gondolas. This tour will be conducted by walking (approximately a mile and a half from start to finish). I am happy to take photos with my own iPhone 13 (complete with wide lens) or with your personal camera or device. I will also edit three of your favorite photos for you upon 24 hours of completion of the tour. You will leave this tour with Instagram-worthy photos from all locations as well as new knowledge of the hotels and spots we visit.

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Las Vegas Club Crawl
During the club crawl, you will get a chance to meet other visitors like yourself who have come to Las Vegas either by themselves, as a couple, with friends or for business. It’s a great way to meet new people and make instant friends! We start off the night with bars or lounge, so that everyone can mix & mingle and take advantage of unique drink specials for our group. We sometimes like to incorporate a couple of party games and take photos. Next, we head over to 1-2 different nightclubs, so that we can show you the real Las Vegas nightlife party scene, and get to see some of the best and biggest DJs in the world. We really try to give our guests the best and most memorable experience. Through the entire experience, guests will enjoy complimentary entry, expedited VIP entry with our own dedicated lines, and a professional, fun & memorable time! The personal party host will stay with the group from the first to the final venue, to ensure everything runs smoothly, and everyone has a great time! Other things to note Meeting location varies depending on the day of the week. - You can check our website, www.laepiclasvegas.com for the full lineup (we meet at the first venue on the lineup). - Dress code is strictly enforced at major nightclubs. Nightclub attire will be required.
Emerald Cave Kayak Tour Las Vegas
Emerald Cave Kayak Tour on Colorado River ▪ 5 mile kayaking adventure ▪ 3 hours on the Colorado River ▪ 6 hours total from pick up to drop off ▪ See amazing desert wildlife and the beautiful Emerald Cave ▪ Healthy snacks & fruit provided ▪ Short 5-6 min. hike on Historical Site ▪ Guaranteed fun included! Amazing 5 mile kayaking tour in the spectacular Black Canyon on the Colorado River. When you arrive at Willow Beach, get ready for an amazing adventure. Your guide will get you prepared for this amazing day ahead in your kayak. We start paddling upstream all the way to the historical Gauging Station 2 1/2 miles into the Black Canyon. You will have a chance to see all the desert wildlife: Big Horn Sheep, Coyote, Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle... Your guide will tell you all about the mighty Colorado River and interesting history, facts of the Hoover Dam! On the way back we will visit Emerald Cave and stop at a historical site where we provide healthy snacks, fruit and water. Includes - Snacks, water, shuttle service, life vest, single or double kayaks. What to bring - Hat, sunglasses, sunblock, water shoe (no flip-flops!), swimsuit and great attitude. Gratuity for your guide would be much appreciated. With Military ID/NPS Card the National Park entry is free. Adults $15, kids free. Free shuttle service from the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the Strip
Best Must See Spots: Las Vegas Strip!
Not your typical walking tour! Small groups - no flag, fannypack or microphone! Mostly indoors! All the good stuff you should see! Great for the beginning of your trip so later you'll know all the good spots to go back to, where to find better food & drink deals - saving you time & money from wandering around! After months of exploration, I've discovered some must see spots & hidden gems of the Vegas Strip & put together a comprehensive small-group walking tour - we'll go beyond the casinos to see a different side of Vegas w/ hidden gems that can be missed if you were venturing alone! Spots even locals don't know about! We'll walk through many iconic spots such as the Bellagio fountains & botanical gardens, a must even for Vegas veterans but we'll also visit some of the lesser known gems! We'll visit: secluded animal habitat & oasis w/ flamingos, black swan, pass by a few speakeasies, photo spots, where to find food/drink deals: 3-course lunch specials $29, 2-4-1 drinks, $25 bottomelss mimosas, $3 shots, $1 water, $3 beers. How to eat & drink well while on a budget! We'll see the worlds largest chocolate fountain, largest hotel in US, 3-story chandelier bar, chocolate tasting, replica of Venice w/ canals & gondolas, scenic views of the Strip and plenty more! We'll see a lot! Photo tour - book private Families w/ kids under 21- book private Questions? Ask before booking!
Vegas Pool Party Crawl by Party Bus w/ Fast Pass Entry
This tour is the best way to spend a day of fun in the Las Vegas sun! Meet up with other party-goers at Mandalay Bay Hotel for check-in. From there, we will take you to Daylight Beach Club for a thrilling pool party. From there, you will also hop on our air conditioned party bus for 45 minute tour of the Las Vegas strip while listening to bumping music and dancing on the infamous stripper pole. Finally, your tour guide will get you into the 2nd Pool Party of the day in VIP fashion! Joining this tour allows you to skip those long lines to get into each venue. Who wants to waste their vacation time waiting in line? This is a day that your friends will be talking about for a long time to come!
Valley of Fire and Seven Magic Mountains
Hello and welcome everybody. I host you the amazing experience from Las Vegas / Nevada to the Valley of Fire State park and Seven Magic Mountain . This is one day tour 8 hours , with scenic landscapes , very colorful rock formation and combination. This experience start 6 am in the morning. We provide transpiration / vehicle to the take you these beautiful places. We pick up everyone from the own hotel. Basically on the Las Vegas strip and Las Vegas downtown . You don't need to worried about just let me know which hotel/location you stay and we will pick you up. My experience I been these places more 300 times and I know where is the most unique places, and I willing to share with you. First we start Valley of Fire state park, by the way the first state park in Nevada back in 1930. This places is just breathtaking , nature create those colorful rock combinations. If you like movies you will recognize this place. We spend here 4 hours. I show you the most unique places (elephant rock, pink slot canyon).After the Valley of Fire state park we take a lunch brake, we eat the famous In In-N-Out Burger. If you never eat you need to try . After the food we go and visit the unique art at Mohave desert Seven Magic Mountains.We spend here around 30 minutes and when we finished i take you back the hotel. Nobody else offer this tour combination in Las Vegas , thats why is so special.

Your guide to Las Vegas

Where do locals hang out in Las Vegas?

For first-time visitors, ask any local and they will steer you toward the iconic Strip as a welcome to fabulous Las Vegas because it’s where they eat, drink, and play too. The difference is that they know the fun doesn’t stop on the Strip: Las Vegas is a city with a thriving arts scene that can be found downtown and in places such as the Performing Arts Center at the University of Nevada campus.

Downtown, or Old Las Vegas, is where old-school architecture meets modern entertainment. Before the Las Vegas Strip was constructed, Fremont Street was the place to be with its glitzy neon signs and casinos, earning it the nickname Glitter Gulch. It also happens to be the old stomping grounds of Hollywood crooners and the mafia (there's a whole Mob Museum dedicated to it). A bar crawl to speakeasies and pubs is a great way to learn more about untold, or less known, history of the first paved street in Las Vegas. Today, the Fremont Street Experience shows off its more modern side in the form of a car-free pedestrian mall that hosts a variety of live entertainment, shopping, and art exhibits, under a 4-block canopy that twinkles in more than 12 million LED lights.


Where do locals eat in Las Vegas?

In a city known for entertainment, good food is in no shortage between the restaurants of celebrity chefs, the high-end hotel buffets (an experience in itself), and the off-the-Strip diners and casinos. When it comes to a local hangout, though, head to Summerlin, a neighborhood just 20 minutes away from the Strip for farm-to-table, upscale Italian, and amazing donut-fueled brunches, among other eats. The Spring Mountains serve as a backdrop year-round, but during the warmer months, the range is best admired at sunset on a patio with drink in hand.


What are the best hikes in Las Vegas?

Some of the best things to do in Las Vegas actually lead you to the great outdoors on fun hiking and kayaking excursions. Here are some of the best day trips and tours to take from Las Vegas.

Red Rock Canyon

Just 20 minutes outside of the city, Red Rock Canyon is a go-to spot for hikes. The sandstone and limestone rock formations make mesmerizing backdrops against the Mojave Desert skies. Do some yoga, enjoy a picnic, and keep an eye out for the imprinted tracks of what could be this area’s original inhabitants, dinosaurs, among other animals.

Valley of Fire

For an otherworldly hiking experience, Valley of Fire never disappoints. Aztec sandstone outcrops jut from the earth, the remnants of sand that drifted in during the Jurassic period. More history can be found in the petroglyphs that were etched into the sides of rocks by the Basketmaker culture some 2,500 years ago.

Ugo Rondinone's Seven Magic Mountains

Even if you don’t recognize the name, it’s likely you’ve seen these colorful rocks crop up on your Instagram feed. Drive down Interstate 5, just about 30 minutes outside of Vegas, and you won’t miss this now beloved exhibit, not just because it looks like a Flinstone-era Rubik’s cube, but thanks to their sheer size (each one stretches 30 feet tall).

Grand Canyon

While this national park is a household name, there’s plenty of hidden secrets to be discovered once you’re inside the park. Skip the observation decks for the South Rim’s Shoshone Point lookout, and visit the Yavapai Geological Museum & Bookstore to gain a deeper appreciation for all the geological features of the park that you can’t learn about on a big bus tour.

Emerald Cave

Hidden along the shores of the Colorado River, Emerald Cave is a sight to behold. It’s only accessible by kayak or canoe, making for a cool reprieve from the Las Vegas heat. Kayak excursions are led by expert guides who can explain what makes this grotto glow in emerald green.

Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks

For first-timers to this region of the world, consider a day tour of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. Bryce showcases the largest collection of hoodoos in the entire world; meanwhile Zion is a hiker’s paradise with a network of trails that range from challenging to family friendly.

Hoover Dam

For a unique experience, join a day tour with locals who take you to the Dam in the morning, where you’ll walk the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, then head out on Route 66 for the Grand Canyon, where your expert guides show you some of the best hidden views.

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