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Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas provided by Adventure Photo Tours

Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas

Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas
4.5
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Recommended by 91% of travelers
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Tour snapshot
Discover the top-secret history of Area 51 air base with a guide
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
6
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Explore the highlights of Area 51 on this day trip from Las Vegas without having to rent a car. A great choice for first-time visitors, this tour takes you to see the top-secret Janet Airlines, the mysterious alien petroglyphs, the Black Mailbox, and the mutant Joshua Tree forest. Travel between attractions with ease in an air-conditioned coach, and enjoy lunch at the Little A’Le’Inn, an alien-themed restaurant on the Extraterrestrial Highway.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Travel between Area 51 highlights with ease aboard a luxury SUV
  • Lunch and bottled water provided to keep you energized and hydrated in the heat
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from Las Vegas included
What to expect
Start your Area 51 tour with early pickup from your Las Vegas hotel in an air-conditioned coach, and a stop at the Las Vegas airport to see Janet Airlines—the airline that doesn’t exist—and its fleet of unmarked jets. Travel along the Extraterrestrial Highway through some of the world’s most desolate desert landscape, and visit an ancient dry lake known for its UFO sightings and unusual life-size alien petroglyphs. Then, stop for lunch at the famous Little A’Le’Inn, where you can discover a wealth of information on this mysterious area. Next, visit the Black Mailbox location, a popular meeting spot for UFO hunters, and the absolute perimeter of the infamous Area 51 military base. See the mutant Joshua Tree forest, where the Men in Black stand guard with detection devices and cameras, and the heavily-armed guards in the 4x4 up on the hillside, and then end your tour with hotel drop-off in Las Vegas.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Travel between Area 51 highlights with ease aboard a luxury SUV
  • Lunch and bottled water provided to keep you energized and hydrated in the heat
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from Las Vegas included
What to expect
Start your Area 51 tour with early pickup from your Las Vegas hotel in an air-conditioned coach, and a stop at the Las Vegas airport to see Janet Airlines—the airline that doesn’t exist—and its fleet of unmarked jets. Travel along the Extraterrestrial Highway through some of the world’s most desolate desert landscape, and visit an ancient dry lake known for its UFO sightings and unusual life-size alien petroglyphs. Then, stop for lunch at the famous Little A’Le’Inn, where you can discover a wealth of information on this mysterious area. Next, visit the Black Mailbox location, a popular meeting spot for UFO hunters, and the absolute perimeter of the infamous Area 51 military base. See the mutant Joshua Tree forest, where the Men in Black stand guard with detection devices and cameras, and the heavily-armed guards in the 4x4 up on the hillside, and then end your tour with hotel drop-off in Las Vegas.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 5119P10
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Live commentary on board luxury SUV
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Area 51
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Tour requires a minimum number of participants to operate. If the minimum number has not been met, you will be offered another date or full refund.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Live commentary on board luxury SUV
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Area 51
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Tour requires a minimum number of participants to operate. If the minimum number has not been met, you will be offered another date or full refund.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 15, 2020
A note from Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas
Social distancing is encouraged and face masks are suggested for travelers and guides in public places when social distancing is not possible. Some public places may require face masks.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Harry Reid International Airport
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Extraterrestrial Highway
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Little A'Le'Inn
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    The Black Mailbox
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Area 51
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
106 reviews
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88
Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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Kate H
Leongatha, Australia2 contributions
Family
I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Our tour guide - Dennis was so knowledgeable. He made our trip just so much fun! He could not do enough for us. Thank you Dennis, you are truly a legend!!
Written July 29, 2022
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Willy V
Hi, thank you for joining us and your review. Dennis is a blast, we are lucky to have him. He really enjoys the Area 51 Tour which makes it more fun for the guests. Please come back! Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written August 1, 2022
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Eloise462
London, UK8 contributions
Couples
We did this with Adventure Tours & our tour guide was Clayton. It was the best day of our trip! I was hesitant about booking because it’s a long day (7am start) with a lot of driving but the driving is very much part of the enjoyment because you head straight out into spectacular Nevada desert scenery!-dried up lake beds, magical Joshua trees, mountains in the distance as far as the eye can see. Clayton was lovely, absolute gentleman & full of facts about the area, desert creatures & mad stories about the weird stuff that goes on around Area 51. Snacks & bottled water were provided, & the 4X4 vehicle was clean & well air conditioned (vital as we went in peak summer!). Plenty of restroom stops were provided. We went to all the local places of interest-area 51 (2 different perimeter gates) the black mailbox, & various other stops where there’s good photo ops-Clayton very willing to take photos of us so my husband & I could be in the pics together. We stopped for lunch at The Little A’le’Inn which is exactly what you want it to be! Charming & bizarre in equal measure with great burgers. Overall it was a brilliant day out which is a very welcome respite from the crazy of the strip & I learnt loads! Highly recommend!!
Written July 14, 2022
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Willy V
Hi Eloise, Thank you so much for the detailed review on Area 51 and Clayton our guide. Personally I love that tour. Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written July 15, 2022
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shannon b
15 contributions
Family
I’m so glad we did this tour. My two boys 11 and 9 absolutely loved it. Dennis was our guide. He was great! He was so good with my boys. I definitely recommend this tour.
Written June 21, 2022
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Willy V
Thank you for the review and so glad you all enjoyed the tour. I'm still a kid when it comes to the Area 51 Tour, I love it also! Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written June 22, 2022
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Daniel K
1 contribution
Was a fantastic tour. Always wanted to do it and the tour guide was brilliant. Would definitely recommend to anyone. Great service.
Written May 22, 2022
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Willy V
Hi Daniel, Thank you so much! Personally I love the Area 51 Tour, it's my favorite. C'mon back. Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written May 24, 2022
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Laly V
West Palm Beach, FL2 contributions
Couples
Love this tour , Dennis was great helping us taking pictures in great spots and very knowledgeable.
If you love nature and if you believe go for it….
SUV was super clean and comfortable .
We had taste lunch and several stops for restrooms.
Written April 30, 2022
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Willy V
Hi, and thank you for the review and so happy you enjoyed Dennis and the Area 51 Tour. It's real and it's a real mystery. Very best, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written May 4, 2022
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Torlus
Port Talbot, UK419 contributions
We went on an excellent tour from Las Vegas with Markus our guide. The tour is in a 8 seater 4x4 so its nice to be on a small tour.
The stops are exactly as listed on the tour site, there is nothing extra to see and given it is an almost 2 hour drive from Vegas to the furthest stop, aome would say its not worth the drive, the time and money but if you have time and you are interested, this is a pretty cool tour.
What is nice is that there is plenty of time at each stop (sometimes I felt it was a bit too long) and we had plenty of rest stops for shopping and bathrooms or snacks.
Everything we saw was small but special in its way.
Once was enough, but I'm glad we did it!
Written April 25, 2022
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Willy V
Hi Torlus, Thanks for joining us on our Area 51 Tour. After years of documentaries it's fun to see it all in person, so glad you did it. It's real and it's a real mystery. Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written May 4, 2022
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Joanne C
2 contributions
This trip was outstanding, made even more special by our driver Clayton! An absolute fountain of knowledge, who had a great sense of humour and went over and above to make sure we throughly enjoyed our day.
Written April 5, 2022
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Willy V
Clayton is such a cool guy! Glad you had a fun time with him on our Area 51 Tour. Very best, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written April 9, 2022
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Keith H
1 contribution
As a guest from the UK was looking for an organised tour. My decision was the Area 51 tour.
Booking online while in Las Vegas was a breeze.

Picked up and dropped off at hotel when the tour ended after a ten hour full days tour. Driver named Dennis was courteous and well mannered and very knowledgeable . Continued to pick up another four guests.
Only thing to say is fully recommend this tour company and ticked my bucket list. Totally satisfied. Especially the SUV and provided facilities such as refreshments
Written January 24, 2022
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Willy V
Hi Keith, We are so happy you enjoyed your Area 51 Tour with Dennis. It's a fun tour and Dennis is a great guy, we're lucky to have him. Thank you again, we hope you visit Vegas again. Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written January 25, 2022
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59bikerchick
Edmonton, Canada35 contributions
This tour was certainly not worth the money we paid. I knew how much it would cost going in, so if I felt I got my money's worth, I would have been happy.

We missed seeing the planes at the airport at the beginning of the tour because the guide, Paul, said there was an accident on the freeway and asked if we'd be OK going to see them when we got back from the tour. We were fine with that.

It's hard to describe the guide's attitude about the tour, as he continued to tell us to go ahead and do things we knew we shouldn't do, like when my husband jokingly asked if we could put our hands inside the gate at Area 51.

I requested a small cake because it was my husband's birthday, which he did purchase for us. We left what we couldn't eat at the Little Al-e-Inn for their customers to enjoy.

After lunch he immediately took us off-roading (as he called it) to the dry lakebed. He drove very fast and I actually felt nauseated and ready to get sick from the speed and rough road. Remember this was right after lunch!!!

He told us he had a gun for our protection which made me very nervous. To his credit, he took us to the tungsten mine which wasn't included in the tour. I advised Donna to check the back of the vehicle he was driving as he hit something as he was backing up.

We returned to Vegas around 3:00 and the guide asked if we wanted to go to the airport to see the unmarked planes. He sounded like he was ready to end the tour so we agreed not to go.

I was very disappointed with the tour and the guide and feel we could have done the same thing with a guidebook and rental car. I paid over 1600 dollars Canadian for this private tour and feel very ripped off!

I sent an email to Donna and she said she'd check into it. That was over a week ago and I haven't heard back from her. I guess money is more important than customer satisfaction.
Written December 3, 2021
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Willy V
Hello, Thank you for the review. We are certainly looking into this in detail as we are very concerned about customer safety and satisfaction. Being as you purchased a private tour we don't have other customers to interview so we are going through the entire days video, minute by minute, of you on the vehicle, what was said by you and the guide and the GPS stats showing the vehicle speed at all points on the tour. This is extremely time consuming, therefore, we'll get back to you immediately after we have concluded our findings. Thank you again. Very best regards, Donna Tryon, President
Written December 5, 2021
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JustSomeBimbo
1 contribution
Couples
We had a blast on this tour! We took the private tour from the Vegas Strip to Area 51. Our guide, Paul, told us a lot about Las Vegas history and local geology and biology on our way out to Area 51. He regaled us with interesting and entertaining stories for the entire tour and pointed out the changing flora and fauna as we changed elevations. After we visited the two gates of Area 51 (where they shooed us away with a WWII-sounding siren for taking pics) and had lunch at the Little Al-e-inn, we went off-roading for a while, 1) to do some fun stunt driving on a dry lake bed, and 2) to an abandoned mine with dormitory. The dorm had some crazy stuff in it; go on the tour to see for yourself. It was a great and memorable day. My description is not doing justice to how fun this part of our Las Vegas trip was!!!

For fans of the paranormal: you will most likely not see alien bodies or spaceships, but you can at least say you've been to Area 51, the Extraterrestrial Highway, the Little Al-e-inn, the Alien Research Center, and the famous Black Mailbox.

You can make as many stops as you need to for restrooms, refreshments, souvenirs.

You will hear a lot of fascinating and colorful things about Vegas history and Vegas people on the drive.

We're not from the desert, so the desert critters were of interest to us, and we saw quite a few.

At the end of the tour, Paul offered to drop us off anywhere back in Vegas (not just our hotel/pickup spot), so if there's something you want to do after the tour besides return to your hotel, you can be dropped off where you have plans. We were out of town from 7 a.m. until about 2:30 p.m.

Highly recommend the private Area 51 tour, especially for fans of paranormal tv shows, Coast to Coast AM, etc.
Written November 26, 2021
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Willy V
Hi and Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Paul is a blast and we're so happy you had a fun day with him. One small typo correction, the tour returns at 5-5:30 PM. It's a full day of fun! But still back in time for dinner and a show. We'll post this for Paul and the staff to see. Thank you again. Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written November 28, 2021
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Wonderful and memorable tour!
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful time on this tour. Konoa was a delightful and knowledgeable guide. You can te
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