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See the famous dam bordering Nevada and Arizona, built by thousands of workers during the Great Depression.

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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.

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

2. 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: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

3. 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 • 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: Hoover Dam Tour Experience

4. From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Tour Experience

Take an excursion from Las Vegas to the Hoover Dam, which has long been known as one of the engineering wonders of the world. When the Hoover Dam was completed in 1935 it was both the world's largest electric power-producing facility and the world's largest concrete structure. Currently it ranks as the world's 34th-largest hydroelectric generating station. During the half-day tour you’ll be able to view the 17 main turbines that generate a maximum of 2,074 megawatts of hydroelectric power. You’ll also take in views of the Dam and Lake Mead from the Arizona Lookout Point, the best viewing spot in the area. You also get an up-close look at the newly opened Hoover Dam bypass bridge, which is modern feat of engineering, soaring 900 feet above the Colorado River. This bridge is the longest and tallest arch bridge in the western hemisphere. Later, enjoy a spectacular vista of the Mike O'Callahan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, which opened in 2010 and stretches nearly 2,000 feet in length. There is a paddle wheeler cruise on Lake Mead available as an option with this tour. Please note that this is not the Hard Hat Tour of the Hoover Dam.

Grand Canyon Helicopter Air Tour

5. Grand Canyon Helicopter Air Tour

This 70 to 75-minute air-only (non-landing) tour is a memorable helicopter experience to the Hualapai Nation on the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. The experience is enhanced by narrations in your language of choice coupled with an excellent selection of music that complements the beautiful sights; Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, the great expanse of the Mojave Desert, and the Grand Wash Cliffs on the Hualapai Reservation. On arrival to the West Rim, you will be treated to the visual wonders of the Grand Canyon; a truly inspiring work of nature that most visitors consider breathtaking. Arrive at the terminal and receive your safety briefing before boarding one of our state-of-the-art EcoStar helicopters for your air 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. Fly below the rim of the Canyon for incredible views of the world-famous Skywalk and the Colorado River.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne

6. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne

Marvel at the Grand Canyon from above on this popular helicopter tour from Las Vegas, with transfers included. Land on the canyon floor 3,500 feet below the rim to enjoy it up-close. Treat yourself to some champagne and refreshments while overlooking the Colorado River. After your Las Vegas pickup, experience a breathtaking helicopter flight over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Fortification Hill—an extinct volcano—along with many other awe-inspiring views. After descending 3,500 feet inside the Grand Canyon and Hualapai Indian Reservation, make sure to snap some photos after landing for some unforgettable souvenirs.  Take in the breathtaking views of the canyon and river in front of you. Then, enjoy a cool beverage, light snack, and champagne toast while sitting 300 feet above the impressive Colorado River.  Continue your journey through the beautiful Black Canyon as your return to the South Las Vegas terminal, then enjoy your transfer back to Las Vegas.  Upgrade your tour to include a flight over the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip and the city’s downtown area before heading home. This option includes the standard tour plus an additional flight over the world-famous Vegas Strip.

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

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

8. 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 • 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.

From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Tour

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Hoover Dam

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,921 reviews

An awesome experience filled with fun and exhilaration. Our Pilot, David, was skilled, professional and informative and had us all relaxed and enjoying the flight to the Grand Canyon. We will certainly recommend this experience to friends and family in Australia.

Had a fantastic trip, pilot was great, really enjoyed and would recommend it to anyone, pick up, drop off on the bus perfect, like to thank everyone for the experience i will never forget, thank you.

The only criticism: the somewhat short helicopter flight. Everything else is fine: the minibus, water, snacks, stops, time in the places visited and friendliness of the guide.

Thank you Wally for a memorable experience. Good advance on beating the crowds. Enjoyed it immensely.

Gary was awesome. Very knowledgeable and friendly. He made the tour wonderful.