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  • From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Airplane Tour

    1. 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 comme...

    Beautiful views Cece was a great pilot. I didn't get a good view Of Hoover damn because I was on the wrong side of the plane wish she would have gone by it on the way home. We had 4 people 1 of them didn't have a sound device in working condition. The red plain that looks way weird and nicer is not the one they put us on.

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

    2. 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

    3. 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.

  • Grand Canyon West by Helicopter: Full-Day from Las Vegas

    4. Grand Canyon West by Helicopter: Full-Day from Las Vegas

    Your excursion to the Grand Canyon begins with a thrilling helicopter flight taking you over Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, Fortification Hill and Temple Rock. You’ll fly through the majestic Canyon on the way to Grand Canyon West, our primary destination. Once we land you’ll have about 3 hours to explore Grand Canyon West, taking in the various overlooks. Visit Eagle Point, where you’ll see the Skywalk, an amazing feat of engineering. The Skywalk’s glass walking surface is suspended 3,500 feet above the Grand Canyon’s floor and extends a full 70 feet from the rim’s edge. From there go to a Native American village, where you’ll see the authentic dwellings of the Hualapai tribe. The next stops will be at Guano Point and “Highpoint Hike”, where you’ll have time to take photos of the breathtaking views of the Canyon and the Colorado River. You’ll also see remnants of the historic mining tram ...

    This is a best company in the area. The ride was unforgettable. Everyone who’s working over there so nice and friendly. Our pilot, Tim was amazing. We definitely do again when we are gonna be in Las Vegas.

  • 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 Grand Canyon Full-Day Trip by Flight & Bus

    6. 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...

  • Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Tour Trekker With Lunch

    7. Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Tour Trekker With Lunch

    Travel in comfort to one of the Southwest's most exciting venues — the Grand Canyon West Rim — in a luxurious, custom vehicle with a professional tour guide. Experience the extraordinary desert scenery of the Mojave Desert as you journey to the West Rim. Brief stops along the way allow for close-up views and photos of the desert community of Dolan Springs, the rugged Joshua tree forest, and the magnificent Colorado River. Your journey culminates at the stunning West Rim of the Grand Canyon, home of the Hualapai Nation. Next, travel to Hoover Dam in style and comfort aboard a custom tour trekker. Enjoy a delicious boxed lunch while your guide shares many points of interest along the way. The Hoover Dam portion offers ample time for exploring this National Historic Landmark and engineering wonder of the world. See live presentations and a fascinating film on the Dam's construction and hi...

    The tour was great. Our guide Don was very knowledgable and looked after everyone well. The vehicle was comfortable, and the box lunches were great! We had a great time, would definitely recommend!!

  • Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Expedition

    8. Las Vegas: Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend Expedition

    Grab a window seat and get ready to set out on an inspiring voyage. From high in the sky to deep in the rainbow canyons of Nevada, this tour is an effortless way to experience scenic Page, Arizona. Sit back and listen as your pilot invites you to view majestic sites, including the Hoover Dam, Glen Canyon, and Lake Powell from a birds-eye view. You will then be transferred to Horseshoe Bend, where a short hike to the edge will allow you to look down the uniquely twisted cliffs to see the incredible Colorado River winding below. Continue to the entrance of Antelope Canyon for a guided tour of the world-famous slot canyons. Take full advantage of this photographer’s dream landscape and capture the sand and sun dancing off the ancient sandstone rock formations within the canyons. Sit back and listen as your pilot invites you to view the majesty of sites including the Hoover Dam, Glen Can...

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What people are saying about Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 252 reviews

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!

This is a best company in the area. The ride was unforgettable. Everyone who’s working over there so nice and friendly. Our pilot, Tim was amazing. We definitely do again when we are gonna be in Las Vegas.

The tour was great. Our guide Don was very knowledgable and looked after everyone well. The vehicle was comfortable, and the box lunches were great! We had a great time, would definitely recommend!!

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.

Very informative audio. Great to see everything from an aerial prospective