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

1. 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.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Tour & Helicopter Landing Experience

2. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Tour & Helicopter Landing Experience

This 10.5-hour trip to Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Reservation is sure to be a memorable one. Grand Canyon West is a stunning location, where you’ll have approximately 4 hours to explore the reservation and enjoy the natural untouched beauty of the locations along the rim. This action-packed historical and visual experience provides nearly 4 hours of activities at the Canyon. On the ground tour portion, you'll enjoy stops at the magnificent Hoover Dam, the 900-year-old Joshua Tree Forest, Eagle Point (home to the world-famous Skywalk) and Guano Point (with stunning east and north canyon views). You'll also enjoy a romantic lunch on the rim of the canyon and have the opportunity to walk the world-famous Skywalk (optional, for an additional fee). See the Native American village and authentic handmade Indian jewelry and crafts. Fly in a world-class Eurocopter EC130 jet helicopter on the longest flight available into the Grand Canyon. You'll land at the bottom with an additional 20 minutes to explore and take photographs. It doesn't get any better or more exciting than this!

From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon & Antelope Canyon 2-Day Tour

3. From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon & Antelope Canyon 2-Day Tour

Day 1 Your day starts early with a smooth pickup from your Las Vegas area hotel. Make a quick photo stop at the 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign, then enjoy a delicious continental breakfast as you are driven to the Hoover Dam. Here, you can enjoy stunning vistas as you learn about the vital role it plays in sustaining the residents of Las Vegas. It is then a 2-hour drive through the breathtaking Arizona desert on your way to Historic Route 66. Enjoy 3 stops at Route 66, including a stop for lunch in Williams, Arizona. After lunch, you will travel to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, where you will be treated to 3 of the best views at Yavapai Point, Grandview Point, and Lipan point. During the winter, early spring, and fall, catch a spellbinding sunset over the Grand Canyon during the 2-hour drive to your high-quality 3-star hotel for the night.  Day 2 Begin your day with a pickup from your Arizona hotel. After you are fueled and ready to go, you will make the short drive to one of the area's natural gems: Horseshoe Bend. Hike the 2-kilometer round trip to the overlook and peer down a 1000 foot rock wall to the breathtaking Colorado River. After your hike, you will be driven to the vibrant Antelope Canyon to join a local Navajo tour guide as they lead you through the colorful slot canyons. Your tour guide will point out different rock formations and ensure you get amazing pictures as keepsakes of this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Try one of the local restaurants for lunch, then take a well-deserved nap in the comfy tour van on the 4.5-hour drive back to Las Vegas. End your unforgettable trip with an easy drop-off at your Las Vegas hotel around 7 PM.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Tour

4. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Tour

Discover the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam on a guided full-day excursion from Las Vegas. Admire breathtaking scenery with an expert tour guide as well as some free time to explore at the various sites visited. Start with pickup from Las Vegas and head towards your first stop of the day, The Hoover Dam. Enjoy some time to take photos of the landmark, as well as admire the views of Lake Mead and the Mike O'Callahan/Pat Tillman Bridge. Next, marvel at the stunning views as you drive through the Mojave Desert and the Joshua Tree Forest until you arrive at the second destination of the day, the Grand Canyon West Rim. Take some free time exploring the region and immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscape that surrounds you. Take in the views at Eagle Point and walk on The Grand Canyon Skywalk, for an additional fee payable on the day, or if you select the option when booking. Head to Guano Point next, home to some of the best views of The Grand Canyon and Colorado River.  Browse for handmade, authentic Native American crafts and jewelry, and other souvenirs that can be purchased to remember your visit. Finally, return to Las Vegas in the early evening with drop-off at your hotel.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Route 66 Van Tour

5. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Route 66 Van Tour

Visit three iconic sites in the United States on this guided day trip. Take pictures of the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Route 66, and marvel at the breathtaking sceneries they offer. Begin your group tour of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam with pick-up from your Las Vegas hotel. Head out of Las Vegas well before the big bus tours are finished loading, ensuring more time in the park and space at the viewpoints before the largest bus groups arrive. Less than an hour from the Strip, stop for pictures at the famed Hoover Dam, a 756 foot tall and 650-foot thick block of concrete built-in 1936 to provide electricity for the growing urban centers nearby. Continue towards Grand Canyon National Park, stopping briefly in Kingman, Arizona for a coffee and restroom break. Before arriving at the park, stop for lunch along historic route 66 at Seligman, Arizona. Stretch your legs and step your feet along the pavement of America's best known western Highway before heading back to the van to continue towards the highlight of the day, your stop at Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim. At the park, enjoy your freedom and decide how to spend your time. You can take the free shuttle that will take you to Hermit Road (excluding winter season) and see several viewpoints. You can opt to hike the Rim trail with the most famous views of the West and access the visitor's centers, Yavapai Museum of Geology, Hopi House and more. Your guide will help you decide what option is best for you. Once you've gorged upon unreal vistas and nowhere-else-on-earth photo opportunities, head back to meet your driver for your relaxing drive back to Las Vegas, stopping for dinner along the way. Depending on local traffic conditions, expect to return to your hotel by approximately 8:30 PM.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Ranch Tour with Horseback/Wagon Ride

6. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Ranch Tour with Horseback/Wagon Ride

Explore beyond Las Vegas by enjoying a true Wild West Adventure! Begin with a complimentary shuttle pickup from your Las Vegas hotel. Enjoy a photo stop at the Hoover Dam, a modern marvel of engineering. From here, your journey will bring you to the historic Grand Canyon Western Ranch, first owned by a genuine cowboy outlaw in the 1880’s. Once you arrive at the ranch you’ll partake in your chosen activity. Explore the land, see the sights and feel the old west heritage while being guided by a real cowboy. Hear stories of the land and see the herd of resident buffalo. Enjoy lunch and live cowboy entertainment. Your purchase includes your choice between a 45-minute horseback ride or a ride in a covered wagon.  Horseback Ride: Experience a guided horseback ride where you will see the icon of the west, the buffalo, roaming in its natural environment. All the horse rides are designed for beginners; the horses are gentle and well trained and suitable for ages 9 and over. Pony rides available for ages 8 and under. Comfortably seated in your authentic western saddle, follow your guide through the Joshua Trees lining the historic Mormon Trail and up to Buffalo Point. Take photos of the wild buffalo and enjoy panoramic views of Spirit and Iron Mountain. Covered Wagon Ride: Climb aboard a covered wagon drawn by two beautiful Belgian Draft Horses. Go back in time as you follow the old Mormon trail as the pioneers did long ago. As you climb through the Joshua tree forest your cowboy guide will provide tales of the history and wildlife of this historic ranch. On arrival at Buffalo Point, get your first views of the majestic icon of the west, the buffalo. Enjoy the opportunity to see these animals that used to roam the plains in their millions, and hear the story about their near extinction.

Grand Canyon Overnight Tour

7. Grand Canyon Overnight Tour

Stare back on over two billion years of unbelievable history revealed by the mighty forces of the Colorado River as it courses through the depth defying ravines that make up the splendor of the Grand Canyon. This national treasure, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, draws visitors from around the globe to witness its intricate and colorful landscape and overwhelming size. Sunrise and sunsets cast magnificent color displays of red and purple upon the canyon walls and rock layers which record much of the early geologic history of the North American continent and in specific, the Southwest USA. The Grand Canyon is truly a breathtaking spectacle. Enjoy hiking ranger talks, helicopter flights, secret sunrise and sunset points on the rim, the imax movie, endless wildlife, photo opportunities and much more. Itinerary: Your first stop is the Hoover Dam, where you can marvel at its sheer size and grab a photo before journeying to the birthplace of Historic Route 66. Get your kicks and let's go! A brief stop in Williams, the home of the of the famous Grand Canyon railway, and you are starting to get close to the Grand Canyon. Take in a bird's eye view on an optional helicopter ride, stroll along the rim, take a hike into the one of the deepest and most diverse canyons on earth or simply relax in one the rim cafes and admire the magnificent view. Find your secret ledge on the rim for a once in a lifetime sun set over the Grand Canyon away from the crowds! Enjoy your evening in the small town of Tusayan at one of the local restaurants or cosy bars or relax around the campfire . There are many options for the following day. Enjoy a longer half-day or full-day hike in to the Canyon or along the rim, take an optional included tour to Desert View along the East rim of this incredible National Park. The choice is yours! Enjoy ranger's programs and endless photo opportunities before heading back to Las Vegas. Head back to Las Vegas arriving at approximately 7:00 PM after a full day in the park.

From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Raft Tour

8. From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Raft Tour

Head out of the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas to explore the Hoover Dam on a raft on the Colorado River. See this impressive feat of engineering from a different perspective as you float on the river. Take in the striking landscape surrounding you on the drive out as well as while on site. Leave Las Vegas and head toward Boulder City on a short drive. Stop at Hoover Dam Lodge to board your specially permitted vehicle with access to the Colorado River at the base of Hoover Dam. Once there, climb aboard your raft to float on the peaceful river and enjoy a breathtaking view of the magnificent Hoover Dam. Appreciate the monumental build as well as the natural beauty of the river, canyon, and wildlife surrounding the area. View the Hoover Dam, the bypass bridge, and journey just far enough down river to feel the canyon’s surreal setting. See the concrete slabs, steps, and rails up close used to build the dam, and see the Old Catwalk, Gauging Station, and removed rock hillsides.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Guided Walking Tour

9. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Guided Walking Tour

Take the journey of a lifetime and spend a day exploring Grand Canyon National Park. Get picked up from your hotel in Las Vegas and make friends for a day with this VIP guided walking tour. Stray off the beaten path and see Grand Canyon without the crowds and commercialism. Grab a coffee and go for a quick pic at the megalithic Hoover Dam. Witness the stunning beauty of the Mohave Desert and head out on Route 66. Experience a taste of cinematic history and stop in the little town Pixar film 'Cars' was written about. Arrive at Grand Canyon National Park and take a moment to find a special souvenir at Bright Angel Lodge. Embark on a trail walk away from busy, crowded parts of the Grand Canyon, and make memories of a lifetime. Soak in the stunning scenery, enjoy a picnic lunch, and finish at Hopi Point. Marvel at 180-degree panoramic views, and take in the astounding natural beauty of the 7th natural wonder of the world.

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What people are saying about Hoover Dam

When I booked this tour, I thought we were going to Grand Canyon and Antelope canyon from Las Vegas. However, Ian from Max Tour, took us to another whole level. This tour also included tour of Hoover Dam, Arizona Route 66, Horseshoe Bend, and Lake Powell, which I didn't expect it. With that being said, the itinerary covered all my bucket list items which was super awesome. Ian is an excellent tour guy; he's very knowledgeable with all the destinations and their history. He's also a great photographer; he would point out spots for photo ops. We enjoyed the tour greatly. I highly recommend the tour for people who don't have time to take a long vacation. This is a great tour for a long weekend trip.

Nate was fantastic! Very personable, funny, knowledgeable and a great tour guide/driver! He made a long trip really fun! Well worth the time and money to experience this tour! #DamSmithFamilyVacation

Such a fun trip full of information from our guide Thomas. So glad we did a full day trip to see everything in one day. We had a blast!! Would highly recommend:)

Amazing 2-day tour. They give you what they offer. We enjoyed every moment of it. Liza, our guide, was extremely kind and lovely.

It was a great trip. The guide Liz was friendly and informative We enjoyed the tour