Mojave National Preserve: Our most recommended tours and activities

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West and Hoover Dam Tour with Meals

1. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West and Hoover Dam Tour with Meals

Embark on a full day of adventure and fun with this VIP tour of the Grand Canyon’s West Rim – home of the famous Skywalk. Depart Las Vegas by a luxury air-conditioned bus (with a bathroom onboard) in the morning, included in this tour is a hot sit down breakfast at a local restaurant just outside of Vegas. (Vegetarian options are available). This tour includes a photo stop at the Hoover Dam, where you are able to get incredible panoramic photos of the dam.. Have your camera at the ready for the numerous photo stops on the drive through the famous Joshua Tree Forest, spending your time in the expert company of fully-trained professional tour guides all the way Once at the canyon you will receive VIP bus access - no need to transfer to a shuttle bus to take you around the view points like other tours - this tour uses the same bus that picks you up from the hotel teo take you around at the Canyon, meaning more time to enjoy the amazing views, and less time waiting in lines. You will also receive a scenic BBQ lunch at the Canyon at Guano Point, where you may enjoy your meal surrounded by the incredible beauty of the canyon . (Vegetarian options are also available) It is also possible to treat yourself to a trip on the world-famous glass Skywalk built over the edge of the canyon, if you select this option when booking.

Grand Canyon Celebration - Helicopter, Boat & Skywalk

2. Grand Canyon Celebration - Helicopter, Boat & Skywalk

Experience the Grand Canyon like never before when you participate in the Skywalk Getaway with Helicopter and Boat Tour. The multi-sensory tour starts with complimentary transfers from your Las Vegas Hotel to our Boulder terminal. A comfortable helicopter ride past Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam and on to the Grand Canyon follows. Land on the bottom of the vast gorge and board a pontoon that carries you down the Colorado River on a relaxing cruise. After experiencing the sights and smells of the Canyon from below, board the helicopter for a ride to the Canyon's rim and view the stunning sights from 4,000 feet above. The glass Skywalk, located at Eagle Point, extends 70 feet from the rim and offers an unprecedented view of the Canyon floor. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and a light snack before returning to your hotel. Arrive at our comfortable terminal and receive your safety briefing before boarding one of our state-of-the art Aerospatiale (A-Star) helicopters for your journey to the Grand Canyon. Fly over Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam then enjoy spectacular views of the volcanic Black Mountains, Grapevine Mesa, the Mojave Desert and then across the Grand Wash Cliffs as you enter Grand Canyon West. Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon, board a helicopter and descend 4,000 feet below the rim to the floor of the canyon along the Colorado River, board a pontoon boat for a relaxing cruise on the river before ascending back to the rim via helicopter. After your boat tour, board a coach to Eagle Point, home of the world famous Skywalk. This engineering marvel juts 70 feet out over the rim of the Grand Canyon and rests 4,000 ft above the Colorado River and canyon floor.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter West Rim Flight & Options

3. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter West Rim Flight & Options

Discover the beautiful views of the Grand Canyon on a scenic helicopter flight. Soar up to 4000 feet in the air and admire the views of the canyon below, and complement your experience with an optional horseback ride or ATV ride after your flight. Upon pickup from your Las Vegas Strip hotel, travel by luxury van towards the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge for a quick photo opportunity. Then head towards the Grand Canyon as you travel through the beautiful ancient trees of the Joshua Tree Forest. Board the helicopter and fly over the West Rim of the Grand Canyon looking 4000 feet down at the beautiful Colorado River. Descend 2500 feet below the rim to see the beautiful walls of the Grand Canyon. After your 20-minute flight, you will arrive back at the ranch for a tasty lunch. You can also then take part in a relaxing 1-hour horseback or ATV ride to complete your experience. Afterward, relax on the journey back to your Las Vegas hotel.

Joshua Tree | Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

4. Joshua Tree | Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Joshua Tree National Park, located in Southern California's Mojave Desert, showcases the remarkable beauty of its iconic trees and surreal rock formations. This landscape invites exploration, whether sightseeing or extending further on scenic hiking trails to get closer to desert life and panoramic vistas. Be prepared to be awestruck by the desert tranquility and raw beauty. Flexible Tour: Follow the suggested itineraries, or divide the commentary and create your own half, full or multi day sightseeing trips. Major Highlights: Arch Rock Barker Dam Cholla Cactus Garden Hall of Horrors Hidden Valley Keys View Skull Rock Nature Trail Split Rock Includes: Joshua Tree National Park On first glance, the landscape of Joshua Tree National Park seems harsh and dry, but punctuated with spectacular rock and boulder formations. Wandering among those granite monoliths provides some of the most simple pleasures of exploring. Looking deeper, the plants and animals somehow exist and thrive, having adapted to what is available to them. That most iconic tree is of course the Joshua Tree - for whom the park is named. With its twisted branches and distinctive silhouette, it stands as an emblem of resilience amidst the harsh desert conditions. Native to the southwestern United States, these peculiar trees can only be found in the Mojave Desert and parts of the Sonoran Desert. Most people want to see the all iconic sights and get close to the formations. You will have places like Skull Rock, Arch Rock and Hidden Valley on your must see list. Split Rock and the Hall of Horrors are fine examples of those forces that are strong enough to crack and sculpt granite. In terms of great vistas, Keys View and Barker Dam are not to be missed. There are many places to enjoy the Joshua Trees, but some very special corners are terrific for seeing the Chollo or Teddy Bear Cactus - you’ll find out why, and the distinctive ocotillo shrub, sometimes called the flaming sword or coach whip. Through time, the Native American people have adapted the necessary skills in live the Joshua Tree region and we will explore their story as we journey. In our more modern history, the park area attracted all sorts quirky characters shall we say, cattlemen who didn’t always care much for law and order, and prospectors intent on finding gold and good fortune. Later, artists and musicians have found inspiration among the Joshua Trees and the boulders. You'll hear some of those most interesting stories as we go.

Grand Canyon West/Hoover Dam Small Group Tour +SkyWalk

5. Grand Canyon West/Hoover Dam Small Group Tour +SkyWalk

Depart Las Vegas for the Grand Canyon. You will adventure at the Hoover Dam before traveling through the Joshua Tree Forest on your way to the canyon. Here, you will have 3-hours to explore and you may opt to walk on the Grand Canyon Skywalk (at additional expense). This is an excellent tour for those looking for a smaller, more intimate, personalized experience. - Hoover Dam Our first stop will be at Hoover Dam, a perfect example of what people can accomplish during even the toughest of times, Hoover Dam serves more than 7 million visitors each year and is one of Nevada’s most popular tourist attractions. Hoover Dam lies at the intersection of the southeast corner of Nevada and the northwest corner of Arizona and impounds Lake Mead, which is the largest reservoir by volume in the United States when it is full. -Joshua Tree National Park Getting to the city of Dolan Springs in Arizona, heading to Grand Canyon West, we will pass through an amazing high desert forest of unique Joshua trees. The Arizona Joshua Tree Forest can be found near the west end of the Grand Canyon just east of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. -Eagle Point (Optional Skywalk) The Grand Canyon Skywalk at Eagle Point is the most popular attraction in Grand Canyon West. The glass-bottom walkway (Sky Walk) provides thrilling bird’s-eye views of the canyon, one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. -Guano Point Guano Point is a historical point that was once the center of a valuable guano mine in the early part of the twentieth century (guano was an important component in fertilizer). Guano Point offers some of the most beautiful and wide-ranging views of the Canyon and the Colorado River. Step out to the tip of the observation point and enjoy nearly 360-degree perspectives.

Las Vegas: Joshua Tree Forest Horseback Ride with Lunch

6. Las Vegas: Joshua Tree Forest Horseback Ride with Lunch

Be picked up from Las Vegas, Laughlin, or Kingman, Lake Havasu Cities, and travel to a historic Western ranch only 20 minutes from the Grand Canyon. Here you’ll start your horseback ride through the Joshua Tree Forest where the corraled Buffalo roam. Get acquainted with your horse and start your ride along the forest trail. Follow your experienced guide through Joshua Tree and see buffalo roaming around in their natural environment. As your ride continues, you’ll travel up the trail to a higher elevation, where you’ll be able to see blossoms that are 600 years old. Along the way, enjoy panoramic views of the Joshua Tree Forest. Stop for lunch at an authentic Western ranch once owned by a bank/train robber where a cowboy will sing old Western tunes. Join in for a song or dance, as you experience what the Old West was like.

Hoover Dam & Red Rock: An Unforgettable Self-Guided Tour

7. Hoover Dam & Red Rock: An Unforgettable Self-Guided Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Once downloaded, your Hoover Dam tour begins at the enchanting Bellagio Fountain in the heart of Las Vegas. Roll down the strip and dig into the city’s wild past, replete with gambling, feuding, and backstabbing. Then cruise out toward the Hoover Dam and learn about the powerful Colorado River and the early efforts to control it. Plus, get to know the infamous Frank Crowe, who spearheaded the dam-building project. Stop for scenic views at the Lake Mead Viewpoint, then hear about the Colorado River Compact and the struggle to distribute this precious resource. Take an optional detour to the Historical Railroad Hiking Trail, which follows the path of old and now decommissioned railroad tracks. Or visit the Lakeview Overlook for further views of Lake Mead’s splendor. As you near the Hoover Dam, you’ll stop at Boulder Dam Bridge Overlook, offering an unparalleled view of the dam. Then, choose between driving across the dam or parking to walk along its mighty rim. Finally, you’ll arrive at the Hoover Dam Lookout, for another great look at this massive structure. Your tour concludes here. Your Red Rock Canyon Tour starts at the park entrance on the outskirts of Las Vegas. From there, you’ll head to the Calico Hills, mounds of hard, red rock that were once shifting sand dunes! You’ll then proceed to the Sandstone Quarry Overlook, where miners once harvested sandstone. Find out what made Red Rock Canyon’s sandstone so valuable and unique. Then hear about the plentiful wildlife you might encounter during your visit and how to spot them! Hear about battles between conservationists and developers, and discover how the conservation zone that protects the canyon was created. Next, stop at High Point Overlook, the highest point on the tour at 4,780 feet above sea level! If you want a detour, you can visit the petroglyphs and pictographs at Petroglyph Wall. They’re thought to be over 800 years old! Then swing past the Ice Box Canyon Trail, a trail flanked by narrow cliff walls that make it much, much cooler than the surrounding desert. Next is the Red Rock Wash Overlook, a haven for birdwatchers. Then learn more about the canyon’s fossils. Find out that what could be the oldest land animal fossil was discovered here! Finally, you’ll reach Red Rock Canyon Overlook, where your tour concludes.

From Las Vegas: Lake Mead National Park ATV Tour with Lunch

8. From Las Vegas: Lake Mead National Park ATV Tour with Lunch

Your one-of-a-kind scenic motorized ATV tour begins with pickup from your hotel on the Las Vegas strip by a master tour guide in a luxury shuttle. The complimentary shuttle service acts as a private guided tour and you'll get to see Lake Mead National Park, the Colorado River and Las Vegas.  See the beautiful scenery of Lake Mead National Park to the Colorado River on an ATV tour. Stop at the Colorado River for a photo opportunity and, in summer, have a dip in the water. Learn the history of the National Park, Colorado River and the mines of El Dorado Canyon. Drive through the scenic Mojave Desert and take some pictures. Stand 900 feet above the Colorado River while absorbing the majestic desert landscape. Next, you'll arrive at Lake Mead National Park. Ride down 22 miles of naturally formed trails full of flora and fauna.  Head back down the trails of Lake Mead National Park as you soak in the sights one last time. Then relax at the onsite restaurant and bar which serves you burgers made from 100% Angus beef, fresh-cut fries and a soda. Head back to Las Vegas with memories to last a lifetime.

U.S. Southwest: 27-Tour Bundle on Self-Guided Driving App

9. U.S. Southwest: 27-Tour Bundle on Self-Guided Driving App

Become a modern pioneer with an audio-guided app tour of the U.S. Southwest. Pick your starting location then follow the GPS map and visit the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, the Rockies, and many other national parks in your own time. Decide where you want to go. Tour the sights of Arizona, including Sedona and Red Rock, the Grand Canyon, and the Colorado River meander at Horseshoe Bend. Travel the west coast of California along 17-Mile drive accompanied by a virtual tour guide. Visit some famous movie locations in LA. Explore the rugged beauty of Colorado and see the Rocky Mountains and Million Dollar Highway. Witness the best national parks in Utah, such as Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Bryce National Park. Watch the famous Old Faithful geyser erupt in Yellowstone National Park. Here are the tours that are part of the bundle: Arizona 1. Grand Canyon 2. Sedona & Red Rock 3. Horseshoe Bend & Page 4. Hoover Dam tour from Las Vegas California 1. Big Sur 2. Silicon Valley 3. Pacific Coast Highway (both ways) 4. 17 Mile Drive 5. La Jolla 6. San Francisco 7. Lake Tahoe 8. LA Filming Locations 9. Hollywood Celeb Homes 10. Joshua Tree 11. Sequoia & Kings Canyon 12. Death Valley 13. Yosemite Colorado 1. Million Dollar Highway 2. Rocky Mountain Texas 1. Houston Utah 1. Arches National Park 2. Canyonlands National Park 3. Bryce National Park 4. Capitol Reef 5. Zion National Park 6. Monument Valley 7. Grand Staircase – Escalante Wyoming 1. Grand Teton 2. Yellowstone

Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Lake Mead Sidecar Day Tour

10. Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Lake Mead Sidecar Day Tour

Our Full Day Sidecar Tour will take you on an unforgettable journey from the iconic Las Vegas Strip to the stunning Valley of Fire State Park. Starting on the Strip, which is a vibrant, 4-mile-long boulevard located in Paradise, Nevada. Lined with luxury hotels, casinos, restaurants, and shops, the Strip is known for its dazzling neon lights, iconic landmarks, and non-stop entertainment. Some of the most famous attractions on the Strip include the Bellagio Fountains, the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas, the High Roller Observation Wheel, and the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. We will stop for a photo at the world-famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign. Then you will ride through the bustling downtown area, taking in the vibrant sights and sounds of Fremont Street and the Arts District. Exploring Fremont Street and the Arts District is a great way to experience the vibrant culture and history of Las Vegas beyond the glitz and glamour of the Strip. As you leave the city behind, you'll find yourself immersed in the natural beauty of the Mojave Desert, with towering red rock formations and sweeping desert vistas stretching out before you. We'll make our way to the shimmering waters of Lake Mead, the largest man-made reservoir in the United States. This area also offers numerous hiking trails and scenic overlooks, as well as opportunities to learn about the history and geology of the region. With its stunning natural beauty and recreational opportunities, Lake Mead is a must-visit destination for outdoor enthusiasts visiting the Las Vegas area. Here, you can enjoy a PICNIC LUNCH while taking in the stunning views of the lake and surrounding desert landscape. Finally you will head to The Valley of Fire State Park which is a true hidden gem, boasting breathtaking geological wonders like petrified wood, towering sandstone formations, and ancient petroglyphs. Customers can explore the park's hiking trails, enjoy panoramic views from the scenic drive, and witness the vibrant colors of the rock formations at sunrise and sunset. Some of the park's notable attractions include the Elephant Rock, Fire Wave, and Mouse's Tank, a natural basin where water collects and provides a habitat for desert wildlife. Our knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights into the history, geology, and culture of the area, making this a truly unforgettable experience. So buckle up and get ready for a full day of adventure and discovery on the back of a vintage sidecar motorcycle. After that unforgettable day exploring the treasure of Las Vegas and Vicinity, our local guide will take you back to the strip or your preferred location, where you can continue your Vegas adventure.

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We all had a great time! As if seeing the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon wasn’t amazing enough, our comedian guide Ralph truly made the day so much fun and had us all cracking up the whole way. What an unexpected and hilarious add to an already memorable day. We’ll be rooting for Ralph to make it to the big time!!!

Great tour, gives you enough time to take photos at the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon and the food was also good. Remember to check the weather before your tour as it can be really cold or really hot. The bus has good air conditioning so it was really nice and comfortable.

Enjoyed meeting other people. Enjoyed our tour guide...very funny dude! And our amazing driver did an excellent job getting us safely around!! THANK YOU ❤️

Patrick was awesome, we had a great time and laughed the whole way! Highly recommend!

Great trip! Guide gave us a lot of very interesting information.