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

    1. 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 va...

    Leisurely tour with a few stops to get out & take pics. Guide provided a few nuggets of information, related to the sites & facts about Vegas.

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

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

    The "Best of the Best" in Hoover Dam Tours! Fully guided walk over Hoover Dam and Power Plant generator tour, Boulder City plus the Boulder Dam Museum, with a stop at the Hoover Dam bypass bridge to get a unique look at the front side of the dam. Once we leave Boulder City we will be heading 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. First Class all the Way This is the "Best of the Best" Hoover Dam 2:30 Express Tour! One of the very few fully guided Hoover Dam tours left in Las Vegas. This tour is everything you could want in a tour of the Dam, it includes: our signature Walk On The Top tour, the Nevada Power Plant Tour, the Boulder Dam Museum, lunch at the 

    This tour is just perfect. Your tour bus picks up close to your hotel and drops you off back there. The lunch included is amazing, the tour is very informative and beautiful!!! Harrison was our tour guide and he was very funny, knowledgable and caring.

  • Las Vegas: Grand Canyon North Tour w/Polaris Ranger or ATV

    3. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon North Tour w/Polaris Ranger or ATV

    Avoid the busy national park crowds, and experience rare sights in the heart of the Grand Canyon at Bar 10 Ranch. This exclusive tour will fly you to the Arizona Strip, just miles from the virtually unexplored Northern Rim of the Grand Canyon, and provide an unmatched Grand Canyon National Park experience from a splendid vantage point. Visitors will head off the beaten path on an ATV or Polaris Ranger as they travel along a 4x4 trail through Whitmore Canyon and Lake Mead Recreation Area to the rim of the Grand Canyon. At 3,000 feet (880 meters) above the Colorado River, the sheer drop from the rim at this part of the canyon will offer you spectacularly rare views. Take time to explore the unusual collection of desert vegetation and animal life. Back at Bar 10 Ranch, relax, enjoy the hospitality and a authentic Dutch oven barbecue lunch. Passengers will fly to and from Bar 10 Ranch aboar...

    It was more than I expected!!! Our guide, Tanner, was so friendly and fun. The food was the great. Would love to do a longer stay sometime! The bus picked us up at the exact time we were told. We really enjoyed the plane ride and the views we saw were spectacular!

  • Valley of Fire Guided Hiking Tour from Las Vegas

    4. Valley of Fire Guided Hiking Tour from Las Vegas

    Experience the adventurous side of Las Vegas and spend your day hiking at the Valley of Fire State Park. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, taking you away from the Strip and into nature! As you approach the entrance to the park you’ll have views of the Lake Mead Recreation Area in the distance. Lake Mead is the largest manmade lake in the United States. Choose from easy, moderate, or difficult hike options. During the tour your guide will share historical information about the Valley of Fire and the geology of the area. Admire petroglyph-covered walls as you trek through the desert wilderness in Nevada’s oldest State Park. As the hike continues you’ll experience mild to extreme rock scrambles that will take you to some of the most beautiful peaks and plateaus in southern Nevada. There is no shortage of excitement here, as these trails have been created with the adventurous sp...

    Max was fantastic. such a great guide. he tailored the hike to our likes and interest. Great conversationalist and knows where all the good views are. Highly recommend.

  • From Las Vegas: Lake Mead National Park ATV Tour

    5. From Las Vegas: Lake Mead National Park ATV Tour

    On this motorized tour, you see the beautiful scenery of Lake Mead National Park on a journey to the Colorado River. At the halfway point, you'll stop at the Colorado River for a photo opportunity and, in summer months, to have a dip in the water. Learn the history of the National Park, Colorado River and the mines of El Dorado Canyon while on this scenic ATV tour. Your one of a kind scenic motorized ATV tour begins with pick-up 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, Colorado River and Las Vegas. You will drive through the Scenic Mojave Desert and enjoy a stop for a 15-minute photo opportunity. Revel in the awe-inspiring views of this man-made wonder as you stand 900 feet above the Colorado River. You will then arrive at the staging ...

    It was fantastic!! We had two teens and 2 adults and it was everyone’s favorite adventure of the entire trip!! The burgers after we’re great as well!! Our guides were well versed in the terrain and very friendly and kind!! Thanks for a great experience!!

  • From Las Vegas: Valley of Fire Tour

    6. From Las Vegas: Valley of Fire Tour

    Experience the incredible Valley of Fire, once the spiritual center of a great American civilization. The rock formations and Indian art will amaze you as you discover the ancient art and artifacts on a 7-hour tour. Valley of Fire State Park, covering nearly 42,000 acres, is the oldest and largest state park in Nevada, and was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1968. Its name is derived from the red sandstone formations, created by the great shifting sand dunes during the age of the dinosaurs. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park's attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun's rays. Located 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, at an elevation of between 2,000 and 2,600 feet, the valley abuts the Lake Mead National Recreation Area at the Virgin River confluence. The park entry on Valley of Fire Highway, designated as a Nevada Scenic Byway, pas...

    Pick up was prompt at my hotel. Trip was as described. It was very hot so the last few stops were tiring

  • From Las Vegas: Ghost Town Wild West Adventures Day Trip

    7. From Las Vegas: Ghost Town Wild West Adventures Day Trip

    Discover the Wild West and ghost towns that dot the desert landscape. Choose from a shared or private day-trip departing from Las Vegas and uncover the mysteries of these ghost towns. Your guide picks you up and you head straight out into the desert. First, you'll stop at the Hoover Dam—that exquisite masterpiece of engineering. This enormous dam holds back the mighty Colorado River, and provides power for a huge portion of Las Vegas' bright lights, as well as residents in 4 states. We soon leave modernity behind, and head into the old mining town of Chloride, Arizona. Here you can see a still functioning "ghost town" that has been operating since the 1860s. The 250 residents who call these streets home are very proud of their history, and are happy to chat with you before you enjoy your deli style lunch. After filling your belly, we drive the iconic Route 66 to a small Ghost Town in ...

    All three towns were interesting in their own way. The guide knew the history and geography of the area and told it well.

  • Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Half-Day Tour

    8. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Half-Day Tour

    Take a short trip away from the Las Vegas strip (pickup starts from 7 AM) to Boulder City, home to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Travel in comfort and style in an air-conditioned vehicle as you make your way to your destination. When you arrive at the Hoover Dam, you will be guided to the Visitor Center. Here you will have time to learn about the historical significance of the Hoover Dam. Travel back in time to the 1930s and discover the technology and labor force that went into the construction of the Hoover Dam, dedicated to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. See exhibits, models, and photo displays sure to provide you with an in-depth overview of this man-made marvel. Take sight of this famous structure and snap photos of what was once the tallest dam in the world. You'll also be able to enjoy views of the glimmering waters of Lake Mead, one of the largest reservoirs in the United Sta...

    Marvin was great. He knew a lot about the area and adjusted our time to better accommodate us.

  • From Las Vegas Grand Canyon Full-Day Trip by Flight & Bus

    9. From Las Vegas Grand Canyon Full-Day Trip by Flight & Bus

    Did you know that the Grand Canyon is only a 1-hour flight from Las Vegas? Make the most of your visit to the south-west and visit the spectacular Grand Canyon with an inclusive airplane tour directly from Las Vegas. This tour features a round-trip flight to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon from Boulder City Airport, just 30-minutes from the center of Las Vegas. The scenic flight includes a multi-lingual audio commentary designed to enhance your ability to identify famous landmarks below. On arrival at the Grand Canyon Airport, the tour continues via motor coach into Grand Canyon National Park. Once inside Grand Canyon National Park, your guided tour will last approximately 3 hours with stops at many South Rim overlooks including the Bright Angel Lodge and Mather Point. In addition, you will have opportunities to discover the Grand Canyon independently. We encourage you to take advan...

  • From Las Vegas: VIP Small-Group Hoover Dam Excursion

    10. 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 Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Chris is our tour guy, he is great! Very patient, knowledgeable, and he takes the best pictures! My fiancé left his phone at the bus and Christ brought it back within seconds, appreciate him so much! I would recommend this tour!

Chris was the best tour guide ever!!! He covered a ton of information and told us lots of info we didn't know. He was very nice to the guests and stressed the importance of drinking water.What a doll!

Our guide Chris was awesome. He made us all feel welcome! Super knowledgeable and you could tell he really enjoyed telling all about the area! Would highly recommend this mini tour!

Guide was very informative and had a great sense of humor. He was very courteous and helpful. I use a walker and he was extremely patient. Scenery was beautiful!

Our tour guide was incredible! Would recommend this tour to anyone