There’s plenty to see and do in the city of Las Vegas, but if you really want to experience some adrenaline pumping adventures, you’ll want to check out some of the day excursions to destinations outside of the city.

Head away from the casinos and shows for a day and try a day trip packed with fun and adventure. Need a few ideas? Try one of these adrenaline pumping day trips.

White Water Rafting Through the Grand Canyon

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Experience the Grand Canyon up close and personal by rafting down the Colorado River, which means you’ll get a great view of the sheer cliffs of the Grand Canyon.

The day long rafting adventure will take you through exciting whitewater rapids between class 3 and class 6. You’ll get to stop and see gorgeous waterfalls and canyons along the way, and you’ll definitely want to bring your camera to capture the stunning views and all the fun on the river.

You’ll also get a great view from the air, since you’ll take a helicopter right from the bottom to the rim of the Grand Canyon.

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Grand Canyon Views from a Hummer

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Have you dreamed of taking a tour in a Hummer? Visit the Grand Canyon and the surrounding area on a Hummer tour that takes you through Hualapai Indian lands and Joshua tree forests.

You’ll get the chance to see the Mojave Desert and you’ll visit Guano Point and Eagle Point Indian Village. Upgrade your adventure and enjoy checking out the Grand Canyon Skywalk, where you’ll get to see stunning views of the canyon floor.

You can also add on a helicopter flight to your tour so you have the chance to fly down to the canyon floor to get a closer look below the rim.

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Grand Canyon Combo Helicopter and Jeep Tour

Enjoy going on both a ground adventure and a helicopter adventure when you take this combo tour to see the stunning Grand Canyon. You’ll also get to see the beautiful Eldorado Canyon, which also offers great views.

Enjoy the panoramic views from the air and then enjoy checking out the desert landscapes in a Jeep or ATV.

You’ll also get a chance to take a tour of the Techatticup Mine.

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Area 51 Day Tour

You may be surprised to find that Area 51 actually exists, and you can take a day trip to this location. Head out on this adventure and you’ll get to see places where there have been multiple UFO sightings, and you’ll also get to check out the Joshua Tree Forest.

Drive through the Extraterrestrial Highway and enjoy having lunch at the well-known Famous Little A’Le’Inn.

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