MENTION Vegas to anyone and it will instantly make them think of one thing. Gambling. It's a massive part of the appeal of Vegas.
There's something so exciting about playing the one armed bandits while sipping a martini.
You could easily spend your entire trip going from one casino to another, yet there's so much more to get the adrenaline pumping.
Las Vegas is unlike any other city in the world. Where else could you head to the shooting range, drive a real Nascar and even experience zero gravity? Here are six extreme activities that can be arranged via Vegas specialists High Roller Suites (www.highrollersuites.co.uk):
Ever fancied firing a grenade launcher, or maybe you're more of the handgun type. Guns include glocks, Uzi, M6 rifles, machine guns, desert eagles and more. Prices start from £40 (Including transfers) .
Get a bird's eye view of the entire desert from 15,000 feet. Fly and leap out across the Mojave Desert taking in the awesome surroundings. Prices start from £130.
There isn't a person in the world who hasn't wondered what it feels like to be in space. In Vegas it's possible to experience the weightlessness of zero gravity. This is one of only a handful of places in the world where you can truly be free, of gravity. Taking off in a specially modified Boeing 727, the aircraft performs parabolic arcs during flight to create a weightless environment allowing you to float, flip and soar as if you were in space. Prices start from £3,100.
Experience driving in a real Nascar (stock car), reaching speeds you’ve only ever dreamed of. Either as a passenger or behind the wheel, this is guaranteed to get the heart beating faster than ever before. Prices start from £65.
Bootleg Canyon – up to 80mph across 4 zip lines over an incredible 1.5miles. Prices start from £100 (Including transfers).
With so much desert, it would be mad not to try out dune buggy racing. Challenge friends and family to beat you to the finish line. Be prepared to get very dusty. Prices start from £60.
Virgin Atlantic flies twice a week direct from Manchester to Las Vegas (and daily from London Gatwick to Las Vegas) and is offering return Economy fares from £723 per person. For further information contact www.virginatlantic.com or call 0844 2092 770.
High Rollers offer a range of hotels in their packages. I’d recommend the upmarket, Tuscan-themed Bellagio with its famous dancing fountains – at the heart of The Strip. http://www.bellagio.com.
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