Afraid of heights? After flying at speeds of 50 mph between some desert mountains, you might just conquer your fear for good.
Get a feel for the Southwest like never before on a zipline trip in Boulder City. You’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful desert valley beneath you. For those new to this kind of zipline experience, you’ll sit in a stable paragliding harness that’s suspended from cable wires. Fly from one point to another from the top of Red Mountain and witness views of the colorful mountains surrounding you.
After a short drive and a half-hour hike up the canyon hill with your tour guides, the real fun begins. During each tour, your guide tells fun facts about the area’s natural and cultural history. The tour includes a total of four runs.
Greenheart, the eco-tourism company responsible for bringing Bootleg Canyon Flightlines to Boulder City, has establishments in countries such as Guyana, Haiti, Brazil, Panama, Ghana, Belize and Canada.
Note: This tour offers pick-up every hour from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please remember that hotel pick-up times are one hour prior to actual tour time (for example, 7 a.m. tour pick-up time is 6 a.m.).
Many reality TV shows are based in Las Vegas and now you can see several of them in person during this tour, which visits the sites where “Tanked,” “American Restoration,” “Counting Cars,” “Toy Shack” and “Pawn Stars” are filmed. With 30 minutes at each stop, you may even have a chance to meet the shows’ stars.
Your adventure starts at the nation’s largest and most unique aquarium manufacturing company, Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), home to Animal Planet’s popular show “Tanked.” Next you will visit the homes of some of the History Channel’s top shows, starting with an exclusive stop at the garages from “American Restoration” and “Counting Cars.” This is the only reality TV tour that stops at these locations. You’ll also check out “Pawn Stars” toy expert Johnny Jiminez’ vintage toys at The Toy Shack.
Last but definitely not least, visit the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, home to the History Channel’s No. 1 show, “Pawn Stars.” Catch a glimpse (and maybe even meet) one of the stars, including Rick Harrison, Richard “Old Man” Harrison, Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison or Austin “Chumlee” Russell.
Note: The opportunity to meet and greet the shows’ stars is not guaranteed. Inside tours depend upon filming schedule. Rick’s Restorations is not open on the Saturday tour so guests will stop at Welder Up instead.
Come see isolated places in the Mojave Desert and enjoy one of the longest ATV adventure tours given in Southern Nevada. The tour begins with van transportation from your hotel to the staging area in Jean, Nev. where you be informed of important safety precautions. Then the real adventure begins.
This tour is suitable for beginning and experienced riders. Jump on that ATV and start your excursion through the rugged desert and mountain terrain. Ride and explore through the remarkable Hidden Valley, where you will find extinct lava beds and dried up lakes. You will also take a journey through the McCullough Mountain Range for more trail riding.
Your tour includes bottled water.
The morning tour includes a stop in Primm, Nev. for a short break. While the afternoon tour offers the same ATV ride, it does not make a stop at Primm.
Note: Guests should wear closed-toe shoes (no high heels or open-toed shoes allowed). Hats and sunglasses are recommended. For cooler temperatures, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket is recommended.
Whether or not you believe in aliens, you may find some answers during your tour of Area 51, the popular location among many UFO aficionados. Satisfy your inquisitive mind and enjoy this tour to the world’s most famous military facility, the inspiration of the “X-Files.”
Your tour begins with a quick stop near McCarran International Airport where you can see the planes for Janet Airlines. This fleet of unmarked jets transports workers to and from Area 51. Next enjoy pleasant views of the desert in an SUV ride as you head towards Area 51. You will continue on your journey and see an ancient Indian petroglyphs that resemble aliens. Wander around a strange, unexplained dry lake bed, the site of many UFO sightings.
You will get back on the road and travel along the “Extraterrestrial Highway” and arrive at very remote, Little A’le’Inn. This location has been the host of many documentaries and movies including “Independence Day.” Here, you can find a manual with tons of top-secret Area 51 information in the Little A’le’Inn store. Capt. Chuck Clark, an ex-air force captain, wrote this chilling, yet informative booklet available for sale.
After a tasty Alien Burger at the inn, things get mysterious as you travel to the location of the renowned black mailbox that represents the entrance to Area 51. After traveling through the Joshua Tree Forest, you will arrive in the perimeter of Area 51.
See guards nicknamed the “Men in Black” watching your every move and see signs that read, “The Use of Deadly Force Authorized.” As much as the United States denied the existence of Area 51, this tour proves that it does exist.
Exotics Racing school is open 7 days a week at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and offers the opportunity to drive or ride along in the car of your dreams.
Choose from a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche or Audi, then drive it to its fullest potential on a real racetrack. Your one-on-one time with a professional instructor will have you take it to the limit. Or choose to be a passenger in a Corvette Z06 as a professional driver takes you for a spin.
Before your racing adventure, you’ll attend a driving orientation as well as ride along one discovery lap in a Porche Cayenne GTS with the teacher. Following this, your personal driving instructor joins you in the ride of your life. Sitting as passenger, the instructor makes sure your safety comes first, but also gives you the confidence to utilize the amazing strength of the vehicle. Learn proper driving position, steering techniques, proper racing lines, braking and acceleration more.
If you don’t know how to drive manual transmission, not to worry: All of the vehicles are paddle shift and they can be driven in automatic.
The following 2-lap track option is only available for a ride along experience:
Corvette Z06: Feel the rush of the 505HP 7.1L V8 in an exhilarating high-speed experience as a professional driver takes you for two spins around the track.
The following 5-lap track options are available with you in the driver’s seat:
Porsche Cayman GTS: A true mid-engine Sports Car, developed for maximum driving pleasure and a pure driving experience. Greater sharpness. Greater precision. Pure inspiration. That, in essence, is what the new Cayman GTS is all about. The new Cayman GTS stands for pure sportiness and pushes 340 HP, with 4.5 seconds from 0-60 mph.
Nissan GT-R Experience: This iconic Japanese supercar is now available to pilot around the racetrack. The GT-R is powered by a 3.8-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine that generates 530 horsepower and has one of the world’s most sophisticated all-wheel drive system. The combination of the two helps propel the GT-R from 0-60 in 3.1 seconds and gives it the grip to attack any race track in the world.
Audi Experience: The Audi R8 V10 comes with aggressive styling, an aluminum body structure, the R-Tronic paddle-shift transmission, the Quattro all-wheel drive system and a 525hp Lamborghini V10 engine. The Audi R8 V10 also offers blistering speeds and awe-inspiring handling that allows this state-of-the-art machine to compete with the best supercars on the planet
Aston Martin V8 Vantage: The Aston Martin introduces the most comprehensive range of developments for the V8 Vantage. Styled to seduce, the simple yet potent Vantage design is instantly recognizable. Powered by the lightweight, compact 4.7L engine, the V8 Vantage delivers a broad spread of effortless, exploitable performance. Producing 420HP of peak power, the V8 Vantage sprints from 0 – 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds.
Ferrari F430 F1 Experience: Get behind the wheel of the Ferrari F430 F1: Push the 490 hp V8 and paddle shift transmission to the max. This is truly an experience you will not soon forget.
Lamborghini Experience: Get behind the wheel of the powerful Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2. Listen to the Lamborghini’s V10 engine roar through the track as your instructor coaches you to push it to the limit. Apply your new racing skills that you learned on the racetrack and get a real feel for what this rear-wheel drive machine is capable of.
Lamborghini Huracán Experience: Get behind the wheel of the powerful Lamborghini Huracán. Listen to the Lamborghini’s V10 engine roar through the track while your instructor coaches you to drive to the limit. Apply your new racing skills that you learned on the racetrack and get a real feel for what this rear-wheel drive machine is capable of.
Porsche 991 GT3 Experience: The Porsche 991 is still the baddest Porsche on the block. This track-oriented model features a normally aspirated 3.8-liter six-cylinder good for 475 hp and a hair-raising 9,000-rpm redline. The new four-wheel steering system is used here as well, as is the PDK transmission (specially tuned for GT3 use). The new 991 GT3 has an even sturdier and safer stance on the track. Nowhere does it feel more at home than at the limit. The chassis of the new 991 GT3 has been engineered to meet the challenging demands of motorsport – and for this reason it also provides extremely sporty day-to-day driving. The sports car environment in the new 991 GT3 is perfectly adapted to the driver.
Ferrari 458 Italia Experience: The 570hp 458 Italia is powered by a high revving 4.5L V8 that is mated to Ferrari’s new dual clutch 7 speed paddle shift gearbox. This engine and gearbox combination helps rocket the 458 from 0-60 in 3.3 seconds and lets the 458 achieve a top speed of 202 mph.
Ferrari Lamborghini Combo Experience: This value package allows drivers to experience five laps in each vehicle.
After your experience, you will receive a graduate certificate.