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  • Las Vegas: Small Group 3-Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour

    1. Las Vegas: Small Group 3-Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour

    Enjoy a compact guided tour of the Hoover Dam from Las Vegas, and take the chance to see this man-made wonder up close. Admire views of the dam and Lake Mead — America’s largest reservoir. Benefit from pickup and drop-off at selected hotels.

    Get picked up in Las Vegas and relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 40-minute drive to the Hoover Dam. Arrive at the dam and cross the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, where your guide will park. 

    Head up to the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Walkway on foot and take in the spectacular bird’s-eye view over the dam and the nearby Colorado River. Stop at Hemenway Park, where you’ll notice some desert bighorn sheep often hang out.

    Continue onto the Lake Mead Lookout for panoramic views of the man-made aquatic wonder. After this, drive across the dam to va...

    Leisurely tour with a few stops to get out & take pics. Guide provided a few nuggets of information, related to the sites & facts about Vegas.

  • From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Express Shuttle or Deluxe Tour

    2. From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Express Shuttle or Deluxe Tour

    Escape the city for a while with a guided visit to the Hoover Dam on a day trip from Las Vegas. Take a guided tour in a shared group, and benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off in Las Vegas. Select the full-day option to enjoy a buffet lunch, and visit the Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden. Get picked up at your hotel and drive to the Hoover Dam, 1 of the 7 man-made Wonders of the World. Travel by air-conditioned bus with deliberately large windows, so you won't miss a thing as you cruise by. As you pass Boulder City, admire the magnificent view of Lake Mead, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes. Learn all about the dam’s history from your expert guide’s commentary. See the giant intake towers that bring water inside the dam to generate power for millions of people. Soak up the views from on top of this unforgettable slice of US history and make sure to snap some phot...

    Comfortable ride, awesome driver. Hoover Dam was spectacular. Would recommend this tour to anyone.

  • From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Tour

    3. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Tour

    Get ready for a bird’s-eye view of one of the country’s most memorable natural wonders on this scenic airplane tour over the Grand Canyon. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off in Las Vegas and admire the canyon’s West Rim from above.

    Get picked up from your hotel in Las Vegas and head on down to Boulder Terminal for your check-in. Board the air-conditioned passenger aircraft, and prepare for take-off.

    Fly towards the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, passing over Lake Mead — the largest man-made lake in the US — and the Hoover Dam. Soar above the Colorado River and soak in the scenery as you cross into Arizona.

    Arrive at the Grand Canyon — a stunning natural phenomenon. Gaze out of the plane's large windows for panoramic views of the swirling colors and rock formations as you benefit from expert comme...

    Beautiful views Cece was a great pilot. I didn't get a good view Of Hoover damn because I was on the wrong side of the plane wish she would have gone by it on the way home. We had 4 people 1 of them didn't have a sound device in working condition. The red plain that looks way weird and nicer is not the one they put us on.

  • Las Vegas: Grand Canyon North Tour w/Polaris Ranger or ATV

    4. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon North Tour w/Polaris Ranger or ATV

    Avoid the busy national park crowds, and experience rare sights in the heart of the Grand Canyon at Bar 10 Ranch. This exclusive tour will fly you to the Arizona Strip, just miles from the virtually unexplored Northern Rim of the Grand Canyon, and provide an unmatched Grand Canyon National Park experience from a splendid vantage point. Visitors will head off the beaten path on an ATV or Polaris Ranger as they travel along a 4x4 trail through Whitmore Canyon and Lake Mead Recreation Area to the rim of the Grand Canyon. At 3,000 feet (880 meters) above the Colorado River, the sheer drop from the rim at this part of the canyon will offer you spectacularly rare views. Take time to explore the unusual collection of desert vegetation and animal life. Back at Bar 10 Ranch, relax, enjoy the hospitality and a authentic Dutch oven barbecue lunch. Passengers will fly to and from Bar 10 Ranch aboar...

    It was more than I expected!!! Our guide, Tanner, was so friendly and fun. The food was the great. Would love to do a longer stay sometime! The bus picked us up at the exact time we were told. We really enjoyed the plane ride and the views we saw were spectacular!

  • Valley of Fire Guided Hiking Tour from Las Vegas

    5. Valley of Fire Guided Hiking Tour from Las Vegas

    Experience the adventurous side of Las Vegas and spend your day hiking at the Valley of Fire State Park. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, taking you away from the Strip and into nature! As you approach the entrance to the park you’ll have views of the Lake Mead Recreation Area in the distance. Lake Mead is the largest manmade lake in the United States. Choose from easy, moderate, or difficult hike options. During the tour your guide will share historical information about the Valley of Fire and the geology of the area. Admire petroglyph-covered walls as you trek through the desert wilderness in Nevada’s oldest State Park. As the hike continues you’ll experience mild to extreme rock scrambles that will take you to some of the most beautiful peaks and plateaus in southern Nevada. There is no shortage of excitement here, as these trails have been created with the adventurous sp...

    Max was fantastic. such a great guide. he tailored the hike to our likes and interest. Great conversationalist and knows where all the good views are. Highly recommend.

  • From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Highlights Tour

    6. From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Highlights Tour

    Experience the top highlights of Hoover Dam on a half-day tour that is perfect for those who want to enjoy views overlooking Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the historic Boulder City. Depart from the Las Vegas Strip aboard a luxury motorcoach for a quick ride to Boulder City, home of the workers who built the Hoover Dam. The stop at this charming town includes a free visit to the Hoover Dam Museum, cafes, antique shops and a unique art walk featuring beautiful, bronze statues. Get stunning views of this "Man-Made Wonder of the World" from the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, which gives an aerial view from 900 feet above the Colorado River and Black Canyon.   Have a photo stop at the highest overlook on the Arizona side of the Hoover Dam and visit the Lake Mead Visitor’s Center.

    Pasquale was the BEST GUIDE EVER!!! The tour was worth the money and I think we got more than enough without being able to actually tour the dam facilities itself due to COVID restrictions. I would definitely recommend to all first-time Dam visitors!!!!

  • From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Half-Day Trip in Small Group

    7. From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Half-Day Trip in Small Group

    Travel in style and comfort to the most popular sightseeing attraction in Nevada. The Hoover Dam is a feat of modern engineering and is one of the Seven Man Made Wonders of the Modern World. Your professional guide will personally escort you throughout your tour to help you make the most of your Hoover Dam experience. Several areas of interest along the way include the historic city of Boulder, originally a Federal town built to house the workers building Hoover Dam, and the beautiful Lake Mead – the largest man made body of water in the western hemisphere – and dramatic views of the Colorado River. At the dam you’ll see a live presentation on the Dam’s construction and history, and walk through the exhibition galleries and picturesque observation deck. Finally, venture down to the power plant to view the massive generators. The Hoover Dam Discovery Tour offers ample time for thorough...

    Catherine was our guide and she was wonderful! Picked us up at our hotel at 7:45 promptly and we were back about 12:15. Very informative tour. Stopped in Boulder City and at Hoover Dam. Can not say enough positive things about this tour. Highly recommend!

  • From Las Vegas: Valley of Fire Tour

    8. From Las Vegas: Valley of Fire Tour

    Experience the incredible Valley of Fire, once the spiritual center of a great American civilization. The rock formations and Indian art will amaze you as you discover the ancient art and artifacts on a 7-hour tour. Valley of Fire State Park, covering nearly 42,000 acres, is the oldest and largest state park in Nevada, and was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1968. Its name is derived from the red sandstone formations, created by the great shifting sand dunes during the age of the dinosaurs. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park's attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun's rays. Located 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, at an elevation of between 2,000 and 2,600 feet, the valley abuts the Lake Mead National Recreation Area at the Virgin River confluence. The park entry on Valley of Fire Highway, designated as a Nevada Scenic Byway, pas...

    Pick up was prompt at my hotel. Trip was as described. It was very hot so the last few stops were tiring

  • Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Half-Day Tour

    9. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Half-Day Tour

    Take a short trip away from the Las Vegas strip (pickup starts from 7 AM) to Boulder City, home to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Travel in comfort and style in an air-conditioned vehicle as you make your way to your destination. When you arrive at the Hoover Dam, you will be guided to the Visitor Center. Here you will have time to learn about the historical significance of the Hoover Dam. Travel back in time to the 1930s and discover the technology and labor force that went into the construction of the Hoover Dam, dedicated to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. See exhibits, models, and photo displays sure to provide you with an in-depth overview of this man-made marvel. Take sight of this famous structure and snap photos of what was once the tallest dam in the world. You'll also be able to enjoy views of the glimmering waters of Lake Mead, one of the largest reservoirs in the United Sta...

    Marvin was great. He knew a lot about the area and adjusted our time to better accommodate us.

  • From Las Vegas Grand Canyon Full-Day Trip by Flight & Bus

    10. From Las Vegas Grand Canyon Full-Day Trip by Flight & Bus

    Did you know that the Grand Canyon is only a 1-hour flight from Las Vegas? Make the most of your visit to the south-west and visit the spectacular Grand Canyon with an inclusive airplane tour directly from Las Vegas. This tour features a round-trip flight to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon from Boulder City Airport, just 30-minutes from the center of Las Vegas. The scenic flight includes a multi-lingual audio commentary designed to enhance your ability to identify famous landmarks below. On arrival at the Grand Canyon Airport, the tour continues via motor coach into Grand Canyon National Park. Once inside Grand Canyon National Park, your guided tour will last approximately 3 hours with stops at many South Rim overlooks including the Bright Angel Lodge and Mather Point. In addition, you will have opportunities to discover the Grand Canyon independently. We encourage you to take advan...

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What people are saying about Lake Mead

Catherine was our guide and she was wonderful! Picked us up at our hotel at 7:45 promptly and we were back about 12:15. Very informative tour. Stopped in Boulder City and at Hoover Dam. Can not say enough positive things about this tour. Highly recommend!

Chris was the best tour guide ever!!! He covered a ton of information and told us lots of info we didn't know. He was very nice to the guests and stressed the importance of drinking water.What a doll!

Our guide Chris was awesome. He made us all feel welcome! Super knowledgeable and you could tell he really enjoyed telling all about the area! Would highly recommend this mini tour!

Comfortable ride, awesome driver. Hoover Dam was spectacular. Would recommend this tour to anyone.

Our tour guide was incredible! Would recommend this tour to anyone