Las Vegas
Book online or call: (888) 651-9785

Arizona Ghost Towns and Wild-West Day Trip from Las Vegas

Badge of ExcellenceLas Vegas, United States

From $249.00

Select Date and Travelers

Reserve Now & Pay Later
Secure your spot while staying flexible
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Step back in time to the era of gunslingers and saloon rumbles on a full-day ghost town and wild west tour from Las Vegas. Accompany your guide along Route 66, past the Hoover Dam and through Arizona’s historic ghost towns to visit places seeped in lore like the Oatman Hotel, home to a local poltergeist. Along the way, see an authentic cowboy shootout, hear entertaining facts and tales, and soak up stunning desert landscapes.
  • 9-hour Arizona ghost town and wild-west tour from Las Vegas
  • Stop to snap photos of the mighty Hoover Dam
  • Visit ghost towns and the ‘almost’ ghost town of Chloride
  • Visit notorious Oatman Hotel, haunting ground of ‘Oatie the Ghost’
  • Be part of a cowboy shootout and buy a drink at a local saloon
  • Lunch and roundtrip transport from select Las Vegas hotel included

What's Included

  • Transportation by air-conditioned mini-bus
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch (sandwich, fruit and snack)
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 AM

Pickup details

We pick up from all major Las Vegas hotel within 3 miles of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests must contact us to confirm an exact pick up time and place within 48 hours of their tour.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Maximum of 14 people per tour
  • Boxed lunches include a choice between a turkey, roast beef or vegetarian sandwich. Please advise at the time of booking your sandwich preference. If you do not, a vegetarian sandwich will be provided.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • New Tour Option- Purchase 5 seats and have a fully private tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

about cancellations.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Filter by:

Q:Is hotel pickup included for the Arizona Ghost Towns and Wild-West Day Trip?

A:Hotel pickup is included from most hotels in Las Vegas. Please be sure to select your preferred pickup point when confirming your reservation.

May 2022

Q:Is parking available at the pickup point for the Arizona Ghost Towns and Wild-West Day Trip?

A:Parking is available at most hotels in Las Vegas (parking rates may apply and vary by property). You may also take a ride-share such as Uber or Lyft or use public transportation.

May 2022

Q:Can I book the Arizona Ghost Towns and Wild-West Day Trip if my party is less than six people?

A:This tour is run as a private tour and requires the purchase of at least six seats to operate. If your group has less than six guests, you would have to purchase six seats to confirm this tour.

May 2022

Q:Can I bring an infant or young child with me on the Arizona Ghost Towns and Wild-West Day Trip?

A:All guests must be at least 7 years old to participate.

May 2022

Q:Is the tour available in languages other than English?

A:Live commentary is in English, however, there is a free downloadable App available with full tour commentary in French, German, Spanish and Italian.

May 2022

Q:How many people will be in the group for the Arizona Ghost Towns and Wild-West Day Trip?

A:As this is a private tour, it will just be your group (up to eight guests) along with the tour guide.

May 2022

Q:What type of vehicle is used for the Arizona Ghost Towns and Wild-West Day Trip?

A:Depending on the group size, you will travel in either a comfortable air-conditioned SUV or minivan.

May 2022

Q:Can I bring luggage with me on the Arizona Ghost Towns and Wild-West Day Trip?

A:Luggage is not permitted on the tour. Please leave any luggage at your hotel in Las Vegas.

May 2022

Q:Are meals included in the Arizona Ghost Towns and Wild-West Day Trip?

A:Boxed lunch is included. You have a choice between a turkey, roast beef, or vegetarian sandwich. Please advise in the "Special Requirements" box at the time of booking your sandwich preference.

May 2022

Q:Is smoking allowed on the Arizona Ghost Towns and Wild-West Day Trip?

A:Smoking is not permitted on the motorcoach. Stops are provided en route for smoke and bathroom breaks.

May 2022

Traveler Photos

See more

Traveler Tips

Get away from the noisy city and explore the small quiet cities of the ghost towns.
55 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 55 reviews
Arizona Ghost Towns
James_B, Nov 2019
The trip was really good. The ghost towns are really out there and not very populated. Loved the town of Oatman with the burros and the shootout. Great time by my wife and I. El Dorado was kinda of not so hot to visit. Perhaps replace that with more time in Oatman or some other place in future.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Ghost Town Trip
Lynette_I, Jan 2019
Overall a good experience. Lots of countryside seen tour guide was very informative and the small group made the journey very pleasant. The site visits were ok however I was disappointed with the towns for some reason I was just expecting more. The information provided by the tour guide was more interesting. Overall a good day if you are looking at experiencing a trip on Route 66.
Great western tour
Kathleen M, Dec 2018
Get away from the noisy city and explore the small quiet cities of the ghost towns. Our guide was very knowledgeable and he kept us very entertained.
Arizona ghost towns
tetleyteafolk1, Nov 2018
This trip took in four stops. The bridge overlooking Hoover Dam, Chloride, Oatman and Nelson. The stop at Hoover Dam was 20 minutes. The stop at Chloride was 40 minutes but really was just some people’s houses and a shop.Oatman however was fab, yet we only had one hour. This meant time to look at the small jail, have a very quick drink in the saloon, watch the gunfight (which was done for charity, maybe because it was out of season but it was a fight between two men and a teenage boy who was the sheriff. They were good and I did enjoy it but it is a stretch to call it professional, as I say it could be because it is out of season). We had a quick walk down the street and then we had to leave. It would have been nice if the company had booked a table for lunch in the saloon.The final stop of Nelson was somebodies house filled with Knick knacks and a garden full of cars and machinery. There were certain areas only tour groups could go. I think that the company should have included a tour, again we had 45 minutes but it wasn’t very big. A tour may have bought it to life a bit.Overall one star for Oatman the star of the day, one star for the guide who was knowledgeable. But it was far too expensive, not enough time in the one place with things to look at, too much time in places that wern’t worth it (not in winter at any rate), a tour would have been nice in Nelson.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Arizona Ghost Towns
Viola_R, Oct 2018
This tour was amazing. We went to Chloride, Oatman and El Dorado. My favorite was Oatman when we had lunch with the burros. It was a lot of fun and our guide was great.
We had a great time on this tour...
Michael L, Mar 2018
We had a great time on this tour! Our guide, Mike was very informative and very friendly. He was top-notch to say the least. If you want to get away and take a break from the gambling and the smoke filled casinos, this is a great excursion.
Excellent great trip, had the tour...
Emmaline M, Jan 2018
Excellent great trip, had the tour guide all to ourselves and it turned out to be one of the best trips we have done. Was such fun and we where made to feel at ease with the tour guide Michael who was entertaining and fun
We had a thoroughly enjoyable day...
William M, Oct 2017
We had a thoroughly enjoyable day exploring the ghost towns and Mike our guide was extremely knowledgeable and kept us amused and interested with his stories and detailed history of Chloride,Oatman and Nelson Arizona. We would highly recommend this tour and if you are lucky enough to get Mike as your guide you will be in for a very entertaining day.
This tour was the highlight of our...
misssabrina_m, May 2017
This tour was the highlight of our short trip to Vegas. Mike our guide was so good he was informative all the way and answered all our questions and we were lucky enough to be the only ones on the tour on the day so really was a special experience a great varied trip that exceeded our expectations
There were only 4 of us on this trip...
Lesley E, Nov 2016
There were only 4 of us on this trip so we had the personal services of guide Joel who had the most amazing knowledge about the desert and the history of the area. If the bus had been full it would have been a bit of an uncomfortable journey though. It was a fantastic day - the only criticism would be that the lunch was disappointing - wet rolls, crisps and a del monte fruit pot!
Great host. Wish we had a little...
jim p, Oct 2016
Great host. Wish we had a little more time in some of the places especially Oakham. Towns we visited not quiet due to numerous fellow toutists and bikers, however this did not detract from visits which were still very enjoyable and informative.
Oatman excellent. Not impressed with El...
Valerie J, May 2016
Oatman excellent. Not impressed with El Dorado. Waste of time.
Response from Host, May 2016
Supplier Response: Eldorado Canyon Mine is based in Eldorado Canyon at the historical Techatticup Mine. It's the oldest, richest and most famous gold mine in Southern Nevada and is frequently used for photo shoots, movie backdrops and music videos. Due to its fascinating history and outstanding beauty its often listed as highlight of this tour.
Amazing and very interesting tour...
Michaela B, Apr 2016
Amazing and very interesting tour. Our tour guide Khriss did a great job! Gave us a lot of information about this tour. From Hoover Dam up to Chloride, Oatman and El Dorado. Best part of it was the St Patrick's day parade in Chloride.
What a great day we had. There were...
ALAN F, Feb 2016
What a great day we had. There were only 4 of us on this trip, so we had almost one on one attention from Michael our driver and guide. First stop Chloride and a meeting with 'Digger Dave'. This has to be one of the most bizarre and fascinating places I have ever visited. Not for what this town offers just how the people live and function on a day by day basis. Next stop Oatman. Another great experience and given it was on Route 66 just added to the fascination of this town. Seeing Donkeys Burro's simply wandering around this one street town was an experience on its own. Oatman calls itself the 'town which refuses to die' - and I certainly hope they are right because I would love to visit it again. Last stop El Dorado. Now this really is a ghost town, albeit during the time of our visit, a photographic shoot complete with scantilly clad ladies descended on the town. Very enjoyable !! Michael our bus driver and guide was superb and would thoroughly recommend this tour. Excellent value for money.
Excellent all round trip...
philip m, Oct 2015
Excellent all round trip, driver/tour guide was extremely personable and knowledgeable, great day all round, the real USA
Fantastic trip! Our guide was very...
alice_anstee_x, Oct 2015
Fantastic trip! Our guide was very imformative and seemed to know alot about the history of Vegas and the towns that we visited. Oatmen was really enjoyable, i cant believe people love out there! Long time travelling to each place in the minibus, but it was fully air-coned and the other guests on the tour were good company! The lunches were great, more than i thought we were going to get. Would definatley recommend to get away from the hustle of vegas for the day!
guide very good great day...
Andrew M, Sept 2015
guide very good great day out lunch could be better
The heat was just so bad. It was...
Lorraine W, Sept 2015
The heat was just so bad. It was the Aujgust day that Vegas reached one degree under the all-time heat record. I enjoyed the scenery, especially around Oatman . The guide was pleasant, but I feel that the company should have checked in that morning to find out the times of the gunfight and kept in touch with our guide. Because of sickness the gunfight times were changed. To be told at 1 pm that the next fight was at 2.15, and that we would have to wait around in that phenomenal heat for another hour, was too much. We voted to leave. .... And I got bitten on the arm by a burro!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Tour guide was informative, polite...
Kathleen A, Aug 2015
Tour guide was informative, polite, and knowledgeable. Pick up and drop off went very smooth. Van was brand new and very nice. Box lunches were good as well! Would recommend.
A well paced day trip, starting with...
Lysa B, Jun 2015
A well paced day trip, starting with a half hour stop to view The Hoover Dam and continuing on to three very different cowboy ghost towns - Chloride in the old silver mining region, Oatman, a real feel of the old West, and Eldorado, tiny but compelling. The guide, Chris, was extremely informative with a relaxed sense of humour, always approachable and tolerant of numerous requests for photo stops.


Product code: 5602GTWWDT