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Willow Beach: Emerald Cave and Lake Mead Kayaking Tour

1. Willow Beach: Emerald Cave and Lake Mead Kayaking Tour

Discover a kayaker’s dream destination – the Emerald Cave and Willow Beach – on this kayaking tour from Las Vegas with a guide and unlimited snacks and drinks. Swim in the cave’s enchanting green water and keep an eye out for wildlife. After meeting your guide, start with a quick kayaking lesson before gearing up and getting on your kayak. When paddling toward Emerald Cave, take a break from kayaking and explore breathtaking views of the entire canyon. Get your cameras ready for the desert bighorn sheep, blue heron, and bald eagles. Marvel at the canyon walls lining Emerald Cave that are 5,000 to 7,000 feet high. During the tour, get the chance to swim in the mystical green water of the Colorado River. When the sun shines at the right angle, reflections off the sediment on the cave walls make the river water look bright green. The outdoor adventure Sherpa shares that the cave's green waters shine the brightest during the spring and summer months. 

Grand Canyon Full-Day Whitewater Rafting from Las Vegas

2. Grand Canyon Full-Day Whitewater Rafting from Las Vegas

Thought that the best views of the Grand Canyon were from the top? Try whitewater rafting along the Colorado River, past the Grand Canyon's sheer cliffs! Start your journey by hiking up to Travertine Falls with your Hualapai Guide who will teach you about his native heritage as you discover this natural waterfall. Keep your eyes open for local wildlife and enjoy a delicious lunch along the banks of the river. Your whitewater rafting adventure includes smooth water and class 3 and 5 rapids. Itinerary • Las Vegas to Kingman Arizona, including a stop for a light breakfast • Depart Kingman Arizona for Peach Springs Arizona and rafting check-in • Depart Peach Springs by bus for the base of the Grand Canyon • Receive safety instructions, life vest, and assigned raft number • Depart on your raft and enjoy several rapids, class 3-5 • Stop for lunch at Travertine Mineral Spring Waterfalls, rope stair climb, and enjoy a deluxe boxed lunch • Enjoy the afternoon seeing fantastic views inside the Grand Canyon. Hear about the fascinating history of the Hulapai Native Americans and the history of the mighty Colorado from your Hulapai guide • Meet your van driver/tour guide for the drive back to Las Vegas

From Las Vegas: Hoover Dam Raft Tour

3. 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.

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From the moment we found our guide Max, it was just a comfortable vibe!! He was so welcoming and made us feel relaxed right away! He was so laidback and talked to every individual on the tour. I loved that it was a small group of 7 and that he was so informative. Initially I didn’t want to waste time doing this but am so happy my sisters talked me into it! Having Max as our guide was even better than the actual emerald cave itself!!! He is a genuine person and it really made all the difference!! Thank you so much!! Would recommend to every!!

We had an amazing experience with this tour!! Our tour guide Zach was outstanding. He was knowledgeable about the area and shared information that brought greater interest and meaning to the tour. Zach was exceptional with my autistic son and I recommend them high for neurodivergent individuals who need that slightly higher level of patience to assure they don’t feel pushed to hard or too fast. Yet, we were all physically challenged to the just right point for our individual abilities.

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The Colorado River is beautiful and the views as we kayaked were wonderful. We also enjoyed having some time to stop off and swim in the river and the opportunity to take photos.

Sam was an excellent guide showing real passion for his region. Very dynamic and energetic guy. Great adventure on the Colorado river.

This is an amazing tour!!! The tour guide, Sam, was outstanding. Such a beautiful place to explore!