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Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas
4.5

Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas

By Adventure Photo Tours
Recommended by 92% of travellers
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Explore the highlights of Area 51 on this day trip from Las Vegas. A great choice for first-time visitors, this tour takes you to see the top-secret Janet Airlines, the Black Mailbox, the mutant Joshua Tree forest and to the 'Absolute Perimeter' and see the 'Men in Black' watching from the hillside. 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.
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€203.58
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€203.58
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration: 10h
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Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Discover the top-secret history of Area 51 air base with a guide
  • 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

  • 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
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Area 51

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. 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.

Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5119P10

  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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 sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas?
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How much is Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas?
Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas price starts from €200.06. Discover and book Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas on Tripadvisor
What is the Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas cancellation policy?
Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas?
Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas is hosted by Adventure Photo Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Adventure Photo Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5119P10

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Harry Reid International Airport
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Extraterrestrial Highway
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Little A'Le'Inn
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    The Black Mailbox
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Area 51
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Excellent Tour But Communication Could Be Better.
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Grand Cayon
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Great trip to Zion
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Awesome Death Valley
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Big Horn Sheep!!
Great adventure with our guide Jim & 3 other couples. Jim gave us so much information & and answered all our quest
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Valley of Fire, up close and personal
My best friend and I returned to Las Vegas this year to celebrate her retirement. We had been in 2019 also. We boo
terrimayl
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Very Good Trip
We had a wo deful trip. Marcus and Jose was wonderful. Very informative. They answer every questos and they are ver
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Fantastic Day!
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Perfect way to see the Grand Canyon,
This was a perfect way to see the Grand Canyon, with a helicopter ride to the bottom making the trip complete. Our
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Highly Recommended!
Very impressed! I have visited the Hoover Dam before but learnt so much more from our guide for the day. Jim made t
OSK7314
OSK7314
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Could be 5 stars but got only 2
The activities planned and the route within this tour are good, and that day could become the best day in Las Vegas
Emma S
Emma S
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A long way but worth it for a view that takes your breath away
I liked this company because they used a small van and so had limited numbers. Less time getting on and off a coach
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Lots of things to see
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Great way to get a little taste of California
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A day at Zion
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bskramer
The Villages, FL344 contributions
Oct 2021
I was in Las Vegas for a week and decided to look for an opportunity to get out of the city and do something different.  I really enjoy photo tours, so an excursion that was about a secret government base, extraterrestrials, and UFO hunters definitely caught my attention.  The trip to the area in and around Route 375 in Nevada was incredibly beautiful.  The day was long, but not boring.  We first visited McCarran Airpot to look for Janet Airline planes that might be headed to Area 51.  After a drive of about two hours, we reached the main attraction area and visited two entrance gates to Area 51, a dry lake bed, the Little A’le’Inn for lunch, the mysterious black mailbox, and a souvenir store called Area 51.  We also stopped for pictures with a Joshua Tree and the Extraterrestrial Highway road sign.  In total, our tour was a full 9-hour day from pickup to drop-off.  Our tour guide, Art, was knowledgeable and gave us a good deal of factual information about the areas we visited.  He also helped us to take photographs.  I rated this experience 4-stars because one thing I think would have made this trip more interesting would have been some discussion and stories about the mythology surrounding this area of Nevada.  Good stories have a way of piquing interest and making good memories. Overall, I was very pleased with this tour and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning factual information about Area 51 and this remote area of Nevada.  I definitely enjoyed the whole experience but my best memories and the highlight of the tour for me was the breathtaking scenery of the high Nevada desert. 
Written 21 October 2021
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Willy V
Thank you for your extensive and detailed review. So glad you had the opportunity to take that particular tour. Yes, you really get to see the remote and desolate beauty of Nevada on that drive. We'll try to fit in more on Nevada history in the future, thank you for your suggestion. Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written 23 October 2021
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OSK7314
Helsingborg6 contributions
Oct 2022
I had no idea about Area 51 before but after reading reviews and being tired of Las Vegas (gambling is not my thing!) I booked this tour. The day before I had terrible experience with Adventure Photo Tours´ guide whose name is Art. Thanks God I got another driver, Dennis. He was awesome! Very experienced, knowledgeable and articulates in the way that even beginners in English understand everything he says! He told a lot of cool stories about Las Vegas, the desert, flora and fauna there, suggested nice places for photo shots and recommended food and drinks at the stops.
As to me, “Area 51 trip” is just a good advertising tricks because you see the prohibition signs and a white truck far away but… I doesn’t matter because you´ll see beautiful nature, meet kind locals at the tiny café/restaurant in the “aliens´ area” and hear cool stories.
By the way, Adventure Photo Tours staff at booking/customer services were very helpful and kind.
Written 14 October 2022
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Willy V
Hi and thank you for your review. We are very happy you had fun with Dennis, he's a great guy. And thank you for the heads up on Art. We are putting him through a rigorous physical at this time as well as a hearing test which in turn can create a speech issue. We really appreciate your feedback, without it we would not know what is going on during a tour. Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written 17 October 2022
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gracieallen2008
7 contributions
Oct 2022
Nice full day of sites to see. Clayton, our tour guide was excellent (Think Ricky Gervais) He is VERY knowledgeable of the area. You get to go near a couple of"Off Limits" entrances while "Being Watched", and yes you are "Being Watched". Along the way there are a few stops for alien related trinklets. Lunch is included and served at "The Little A'le'inn Inn Restaurant" which was very cool. Time and money well spent. Thank you Clayton. You were a hoot !!!
Written 23 October 2022
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Willy V
Hi Gracie, Thank you for your review on our Area 51 Tour and so happy you had a fun time with Clayton. You're right, he is a Hoot! Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written 24 October 2022
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Dr Ed
St. Augustine, FL215 contributions
This tour had several issues that arose, some out of the control of the company others are on them. The air conditioning in the tour bus didn’t work making the 104 degree outside temperature that much worse. We left late so they cut a gift shop / site view out of the trip and we Tn to a different “Area 51 gate” than scheduled.

At times it felt like a Disney tour with the narrator/guide proving “information” for entertainment that wasn’t accurate. Most would not have realized this and he did well playing to the emotions and excitement of some of the passengers. To those that did know it took away from the authenticity of the trip. Bottom line, they need to research what they say before they say it.

Otherwise, it was a nice drive to the high desert beyond the air conditioning not working.

For over $100 a piece I would not recommend it.
Written 31 August 2021
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Willy V
Hi, thank you for your review and please let me respond. Correct, the Motor coach air failed on the right side of the vehicle, fortunately the left side air worked fine and kept the bus reasonably cool. Not to make excuses but equipment in the desert is taxed beyond the norm and there is no warning when it fails. Regarding the tour itself, you went on a corporate coach tour which is not our regular 4x4 tour. With a large motor coach we cannot physically go to where the 4x4's go or we would be in deep trouble and stuck in the remote desert. Apparently the itinerary posted was not the correct one. In addition, the volume of people on a coach tour considerably slows down the loading and unloading process which meant the second gift shop stop needed to be eliminated so you could get back to the corporate dinner on time. Fortunately, the Little A'Le' Inn has lots of gift items which are pretty much the same as the second stop. I would like to give you a big Thank You for bringing this to my attention, we are always trying to improve. Therefore, I will be certain the exact itinerary is posted for all large group tours in the future. Very best regards, and if you're ever back in Las Vegas please contact me personally and I we will do something special for you. Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written 1 September 2021
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59bikerchick
Edmonton, Canada36 contributions
Nov 2021
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 3 December 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 5 December 2021
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Eloise462
London, UK8 contributions
Jul 2022 • 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 14 July 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 15 July 2022
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Rebecca Murdock
Bangor, UK21 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
My husband and I went on this tour with Clayton as our guide, he was really fantastic and full of knowledge about the area. We drove past Elon Musk's Hyperloop on the way which I found very cool to see. Clayton kept us updated the whole way and engaged with everyone on the tour. We really enjoyed this whole experience and would definitely recommend. We got the horn tooted at us at the area 51 gates and got to see the agents in the truck sitting up on the hill. The wide open space of the dried out lake bed was a pretty surreal experience! Definitely would recommend this tour
Written 8 September 2022
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Willy V
Hi, and thank you for your review! Area 51 is my personal favorite and Clayton is a blast. So Happy you had a fun time. Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written 9 September 2022
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mccue1690
Fraserburgh, UK128 contributions
Sep 2022
We were picked up on time by Clayton who turned out to be a friendly knowledgeable guide. He took us to two of the gates where we were watched from a distance by a guard in a jeep. We were then taken to The Little Aleinn for lunch ( this was included in the tour price )where we had an excellent burger and fries. Back in Vegas and dropped off at hotel by 5pm. Definitely recommend this trip
Written 26 September 2022
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Willy V
Hi, and thank you for your review. Area 51 is a blast! And Clayton is into this mystery, as all of us are. So happy you went out to explore this for yourself. It certainly brings into focus that something unusual is going on! Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written 27 September 2022
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midas7908
London, UK116 contributions
I had amazing day on the Area 51 tour
Ken was my driver and tour guide.
Giving us information and stories on Las Vegas and Area 51.
First stop was the dry lake bed which was fantastic driving around as it was dry.
As the group was small we could visit back gate first then lunch at the li alien inn before moving on to the main gate at Area 51.
Then it was a little drive to the black mail box before a 2.5 hour drive back to Vegas.

Written 4 February 2020
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WillyT88
Thanks for the review, the Area 51 Tour is my favorite! Will
Written 6 February 2020
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Richard D
3 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We had a great time, and I highly recommend this tour. My wife and I were going to be in Las Vegas, and we thought this might just be a fun weird thing to do for the day. And we were right, but it was a lot better than that. Paul, our guide, was great to talk to, and he knew a lot about not just Area 51 but also the interesting geography and ecology of the area. We saw a lot of cool stuff, drove to and past some really neat places, took tons of great photos, and just enjoyed our day. How many of your friends can say they got warning klaxoned away from the gate at Area 51? Because we did. Anyway, taking the tour made us realize we need to come back to Las Vegas (had never been). We will definitely be checking out more of their tours when we do. Solid daytime activity for your Las Vegas trip.
Written 26 November 2021
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Willy V
Hi Richard, So glad you had a fun day with Paul. He's really cool and knows a ton about the desert and Area 51. Our whole purpose is visual and information overload with lots of stops for photos. And yes, once folks find out that Las Vegas is nearby so many great locations it really adds to the attraction of going to Vegas. We look forward to seeing you again. Very best regards, Will & Donna Tryon - Owners
Written 27 November 2021
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