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

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

2. 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.

From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Express Shuttle or Deluxe Tour

3. 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 photos of one of the world’s greatest engineering feats. If you choose the full-day option, you’ll enjoy a buffet lunch before heading to the Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden. See the production line to discover how these chocolates are produced. Then, stroll through the gardens and admire over 300 species of cactuses. At the end of your guided tour, enjoy the Nevada scenery on the way back. You’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in Las Vegas.

Grand Canyon West & Hoover Dam Combo Tour

4. Grand Canyon West & Hoover Dam Combo Tour

This amazing day includes a wonderful tour of Hoover Dam followed by 3 full hours at the Grand Canyon West Rim on the Hualapai Reservation. Hoover Dam is located in Black Canyon on the Colorado River.  It’s an outstanding achievement, noteworthy not only for its enormous dimensions, complex design and intricate construction, but also for its illustration of man's outstanding ability to overcome the desert's summer sun, the vagaries of a treacherous river, and the extreme hazards of the great heights of the canyon’s sheer walls. This tour includes breathtaking views from the Top of the Dam, Lake Mead, the world's largest man-made lake, the eastern edge of the chasm in Arizona where you have fabulous views of the dam. In addition, you will walk across the top of the Dam into Arizona where there are wonderful photo ops of the new Hoover Dam Bridge. As a bonus, stop at a local park where herds of Big Horn Sheep often come down from the surrounding mountains to gather and graze on the sweet grass. Cross the beautiful High Desert of Arizona and visit the incredible 900 year old Joshua Tree Forest, Eagle Point & Guano Point (with 3 hours to explore the most beautiful natural locations at the rim of the Grand Canyon). You’ll have a romantic lunch at the rim and see Native American Dwellings. This is the “family outing” of a lifetime!

From Las Vegas: VIP Small-Group Hoover Dam Excursion

5. From Las Vegas: VIP Small-Group Hoover Dam Excursion

Located in Black Canyon on the Colorado River, Hoover Dam is an outstanding achievement, noteworthy not only for its enormous dimensions, complex design, and intricate construction, but also for its illustration of man's outstanding ability to overcome the desert's summer sun, the vagaries of a treacherous river, and the extreme hazards of great heights on the chasm's sheer walls. You'll stop at the eastern edge of the chasm in Arizona, which provides fabulous views of the dam and Lake Mead, the world's largest man-made lake. In addition, there are fabulous photo ops of the new Hoover Dam Bridge. Before returning to Las Vegas, you'll stop at a local park, where herds of bighorn sheep often come down from the surrounding mountains to gather and graze on the sweet grass.

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What people are saying about Hoover Dam

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 147 reviews

The trip was very interesting and educational. The bus was comfortable, everything organized well. The guide and his assistants were friendly and helpful.

The company was Pink Jeep and the guide was Bob. The trip was excellent mainly because the guide was so knowledgable

Great tour with Beth knowledge guide! Skip was very entertaining and an excellent guide. Highly recommend it.

Guided tour with bonus info. Just the right amount of time, got us back in time for our evening show.

The trip to Hoover Dam was amazing and my tour guide Mr. Skip was very informative and was Awesome!!