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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

1. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

Embark on a full-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon with a narrated bus tour. Throughout the day, admire scenic views of the Joshua Tree Forest National Park, the Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, and the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Start with pickup from Las Vegas and meet your professional driver/guide who will provide information about the sights along the way. You will receive a light breakfast snack upon boarding the Grand Canyon bus. Enjoy a 15-minute stop at the Hoover Dam for a photo opportunity and an amazing view of the Bypass Bridge. Upon arrival at the West Rim, enjoy your first views of the majestic Colorado River below. Take in the spectacular views from Eagle and Guano points. If you hike the trail at Guano Point, reach the West Rim’s highest point, where the views of the Colorado River below are breathtaking. Afterwards, return to Las Vegas with drop-off at your hotel.

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

2. 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 thoroughly exploring this National Historic Landmark and engineering wonder of the world. Enjoy this half-day trip in a custom luxury Tour Trekker that seats 10 passengers, allowing you a more personalized experience. All Tour Trekkers run on bio-diesel and are environmentally friendly.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

3. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

Explore the majestic scenery of the Grand Canyon and the world of the Hualapai tribe on a full-day tour to the West Rim from Las Vegas with lunch and transfers, plus optional helicopter, boat, and Skywalk experiences.  Your guide will provide a live narration as you travel, while you sit back and relax on a state-of-the-art luxury bus. Travel through the ancient Joshua Tree Forest en route to the West Rim. Stop for a great photo opportunity of the Hoover Dam from the Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. On arrival, explore the tribal village and Hualapai Market. Grab a bite to eat at the Skywalk Café, before getting panoramic views from Guano Point and Eagle Point. Brave the latest attraction here — the glass-bottom Grand Canyon Skywalk. Learn the history and geology of the Canyon from your local guide. Then meet some of the Hualapai tribe when they perform a traditional dance in their full tribal dress. Tailor the rest of the tour to include the experiences you would like from the options below.  Grand Canyon Skywalk option Walk across the sky on the glass bridge situated 4,000 feet above the Canyon floor. Get a complete 360˚ panoramic view of the Grand Canyon West Rim. Helicopter and pontoon ride combo Complete your Grand Canyon experience with a thrilling helicopter flight 4,000 feet down to the Canyon floor. Then, board a pontoon boat for a 15-minute ride along the Colorado River. Skywalk, helicopter, and pontoon boat combo This is the full package to see the Grand Canyon West Rim from top to bottom. Enjoy the glass Skywalk, thrilling helicopter flight to the base of the canyon, and a 15-minute pontoon boat ride along the Colorado River. Then, unwind as you are transferred back to your accommodation in Las Vegas after your day at the Grand Canyon.  

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

4. 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 various lookout points and stop to take photos at the most picturesque spots, guaranteed.  At the end of your activity, you’ll head back to Las Vegas, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel or your preferred location on the Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

5. Las Vegas: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

Get entry to 35+ Las Vegas attractions during 2, 3, 4, or 5 consecutive days and save on ticket admission prices. For 3-, 4-, or 5-day passes, enjoy 1 premium attraction choice between a Las Vegas Strip helicopter ride, a Zion National Park tour, tickets to The Beatles LOVE, and more. You'll also get a digital guide to help plan your Las Vegas itinerary. Ride the world's tallest observation wheel, the High Roller at the LINQ, go on a half-day tour of the Hoover Dam, and much more. Attractions and tours included with your Las Vegas Explorer Pass: • High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ: Daytime Pass (2-5 pm) • Hoover Dam Highlights Tour • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Las Vegas 1-Day Classic Tour • Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas - Anytime Ticket (3-10 PM) • Madame Tussauds Las Vegas • SkyPod at the STRAT • The Big Apple Roller Coaster at NY, NY • The Hunger Games: The Exhibition • Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. • Señor Frogs: $20 Food & Drinks Credit • The Mob Museum • REAL BODIES at Bally's • Vegas Rockstar Night Club Tour • Las Vegas Bar Crawl • Rockstar Pool Party Club Tour • Planet Hollywood Las Vegas $15 Meal Credit (valid before 7 PM) • Las Vegas Downtown - Fremont St. Walking Tour • Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix • Number One Escape Room • Sky Zone Trampoline Park • National Atomic Testing Museum • Hollywood Cars Museum & Liberace Garage • Fly LINQ Zipline • Las Vegas Natural History Museum • Erotic Heritage Museum • Virtual Reality Experience • The Official Blair Witch Escape Room • Faaabulous The Show • Legends in Concert • lluminarium Experiences at AREA15 (coming soon) • A Totally Mental Show - Comedy Magic and Mentalism • Ultimate 4D Experience All-Day Pass at Excalibur Choose 1 premium attraction (3-, 4-, or 5-day passes only) from the following: • Grand Canyon Full-Day Tour including a snack and bottled water • Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tour: Flight Over The Las Vegas Strip • Bryce Canyon & Zion Nationals Park Tour • SkyJump at the STRAT • Blue Man Group Las Vegas • America's Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE • Ka by Cirque du Soleil • The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go.

From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Tour

6. 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 commentary in 1 of 16 languages. Enjoy the views on the way back to Boulder Terminal and be dropped off back to your hotel in Las Vegas, where your tour will end. You can request a commemorative flight certificate, and personalized photos are available to purchase.

Las Vegas: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

7. Las Vegas: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

Save money on the door price of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Las Vegas attractions with a 60-day Las Vegas Explorer Pass. Choose from some of Sin City’s top activities, such as a Vegas Rockstar Club Tour or admission to SkyPod at the STRAT. Get instant delivery of the pass; simply use it on your phone or print it off. You don't need to pick the attractions in advance and can choose as you go. Combine your favorite attractions and enjoy maximum flexibility to suit your schedule and interests. The attractions to choose from are: Family-Friendly • High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ: Daytime Ticket (2-5pm) • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Las Vegas 1-Day Classic Tour • Madame Tussauds Las Vegas • Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. • SkyPod at The STRAT • Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas - Anytime Ticket (3-10pm) • Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat • Number One Escape Room • Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix • Sky Zone Trampoline Park • Ultimate 4D Experience All-Day Pass at Excalibur Museums, Exhibitions, and Tours • REAL BODIES at Bally's • The Hunger Games: The Exhibition • The Mob Museum • Hollywood Cars Museum & Liberace Garage • Las Vegas Natural History Museum • Erotic Heritage Museum • National Atomic Testing Museum • lluminarium Experiences at AREA15 (coming soon) • Hoover Dam Highlights Tour • Las Vegas Downtown - Fremont St. Walking Tour • Big Bus Las Vegas Night Time Tour Rides and Entertainment • The Big Apple Roller Coaster • SkyPod at The STRAT with 1 Thrill Ride (Big Shot or X-Scream or Insanity) • FlyLINQ Zipline • Banachek’s Mind Game • Virtual Reality Experience • Vegas Rockstar Club Tour • Faaabulous The Show • Legends in Concert • FlyOver Las Vegas - The Ultimate Flying Ride • L.A. Comedy Club • The Official Blair Witch Escape Room • The Official SAW Escape Room • A Totally Mental Show - Comedy Magic and Mentalism Food and Drink • Meal at Planet Hollywood Restaurant in Caesars Palace • Dinner at Café Hollywood at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino • Las Vegas Bar Crawl • $25 towards a meal at Favorite Bistro at the LINQ • Sweet Sin by Claude Escamilla: $20 Credit • Señor Frogs: $20 Food & Drinks Credit Please note attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go.

Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Walk-on-the-Top Tour with Lunch

8. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Walk-on-the-Top Tour with Lunch

Join this fully guided VIP tour and experience the Walk On The Top tour, the Nevada Power Plant Tour, the Boulder Dam Museum, lunch at the Omelet House right on the outskirts of Las Vegas, and a visit to the Hoover Dam bypass bridge. Enjoy a fully guided walk over Hoover Dam and learn about the concrete, high scalers, depression, earthquakes, cableways, spillways, intake towers, outlet works, drought, wages, and tragic deaths. Once you leave Boulder City, head for lunch at the Omelet House on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Stop at the Las Vegas welcome sign and take some photos of the landmark, without having to wait in line. This tour also includes a special bonus - Complimentary tickets to the LA Comedy Club at the Strat! (a $45 value per ticket). All this and you'll be back in Las Vegas in the early afternoon.

Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Seven Magic Mountains Tour

9. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Seven Magic Mountains Tour

See the top attractions around Las Vegas on a half-day trip with a guide, including the Las Vegas sign, Hoover Dam, and Seven Magic Mountains. Step out of your Las Vegas hotel and climb aboard the air-conditioned van to start your tour. Head straight over to the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign to beat the crowds for an early morning photo shoot. Next, drive into the middle of the Mojave Desert to admire the hottest art in town, Seven Magic Mountains. Then, enjoy the views as you drive through Boulder City and on to the Hoover Dam. Walk out onto the Mike O'Callahan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, the second-highest bridge in the United States. Take in the full view of the Hoover Dam. Follow your tour guide on a guided walk across the top of the Hoover Dam, and peer down the face of what once was the tallest dam in the world.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & 7 Magic Mountains Tour

10. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & 7 Magic Mountains Tour

This small-group tour starts early with a 7:00 AM departure. You'll make a quick bonus stop at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign to get an iconic photo. Then, your tour guide will drive you out of Las Vegas and into the Mojave desert. In the middle of the desert is one of the area's hottest attractions: Seven Magic Mountains. Take a walk through the colorful art installations and strike your best pose for a memorable photo. From here you will travel through historic Boulder City on the way to the Hoover Dam. Climb up to the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Walkway for a sweeping view of the front of the Hoover Dam. Enjoy a snack as your tour guide takes you up to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. You will have 4 hours to explore famous points like Eagle Point and Guano Point. If you'd like, you can add a thrilling walk on the Skywalk. All in all, this is a day trip you won't want to miss.

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What people are saying about Hoover Dam

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 451 reviews

Driver Wally was exceptional with his knowledge. Kept everyone on time which is very important. Pick up and drop off excellent. Meals were very good. Of course the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon were awesom

It was absolutely amazing!!!! Sharon and Carlos made it an amazing tour. Sharon is super funny and very knowledgeable making the entire tour very enjoyable. The bus is very comfortable.

excellent tour from start to finish. Our tour guide Whally was very knowledgeable. Provided with a breakfast box, orange and water all day. Lunch was great too. Highly recommend.

The tour guide Darren was great. He had a lot of knowledge of the history of Boulder City and Hoover Dam and we got to see the dam and Lake Mead from many different angles.

Guide was very helpful in describing the history and background of the canyon and the village attractions