Best Hoover Dam Tours From Las Vegas
These best Hoover Dam tours from Las Vegas are probably the most popular day trips in the city. There are multiple ways to get to Hoover Dam - by bus, Pink Jeeps, helicopter, Hummer and even a biplane! Hoover Dam is the latest man-made construction miracle, located very close to the city, and it's super easy to get there. During your tours you can learn fascinating facts about construction of the Hoover Dam during the Great Depression, admire and take pictures of the penstock towers and Bypass Bridge, take a boat cruise on Lake Mead or ride a mountain bike around the dam. Read below reviews of the best Hoover Dam day trips from Vegas.
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Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour From Las Vegas With Walk On Top
Price from 79.99; Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Tour guides conducting this tour know their facts and figures by heart, and they are willing to share them with anyone who will listen! If you are looking for a fun, entertaining and memorable history lesson - this is your tour!
This extended tour is different from other Hoover Dam tours from Las Vegas primarily because it's really long, thorough and this is one and only tour that offers a guided 45 minutes walk on top of Hoover Dam. It also includes free lunch, a tour of the Visitor Center, a visit to a Chocolate Factory, and a Hoover Dam Engineering Tour - a Power Plant Tour organized by the Government, where you can get a close look of the generators.
Hoover Dam tour by Pink Jeeps With Colorado River Float
Price from $165; Duration: 5.5 hours
The Hoover Dam Top to Bottom Tour is a great way for you to view one of the most important engineering feats in the world as well as float down the mighty Colorado River. Your 5.5-hour excursion starts with complimentary pickup service from your hotel where you will travel in an SUV to the Hoover Dam. Once at Hoover Dam you will proceed on a guided tour which includes the visitor’s center, the power generating room and you will have time to stroll on top and snap numerous photographs of this beautiful area. After you spend time at Hoover Dam you will then journey to the Colorado River on the same roads that the construction workers used while building this magnificent structure. When you arrive at the Colorado River you will board a raft and float down the river while listening to more expert commentary on the Colorado River, Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. Your Hoover Dam Top to Bottom Tour concludes with drop-off service at your hotel.
Hoover Dam Bus Tour
Price from $40.00 for Bus, $70 for Luxury Bus; Duration: 2 Hours at Hoover Dam
This Hoover Dam Tour is sure to please everyone in the family as you stroll through one of the world’s most impressive engineering feats. Your 4.5-hour excursion begins with complimentary shuttle service from your hotel where you will travel to the bus depot. From the bus depot you will ride in comfort in an air conditioned coach while you listen to interesting facts from your expert guide. Once at Hoover Dam you will be greeted by a Department of Reclamation tour guide who will take you for a fascinating inside look of this magnificent structure. You will view the visitor’s center, watch a video on the construction process and even walk through the power plant with its many turbines. From here you will take a stroll on the top where you can stand in Nevada and Arizona at the same time as well as take as many photograph of Lake Mead. Your Hoover Dam Bus Tour concludes with complimentary drop-off service at your hotel.
Hoover Dam Tour With Grand Canyon And Skywalk
Price from $109.99; Duration: 12 hours
Maybe you've always dreamed of visiting the Grand Canyon, and are not that much interested in Hoover Dam, but would like to know what's the buzz about? This is a prefect tour for you! This is a bus tour to the Grand Canyon that includes a short stop at the Hoover Dam so you could take pictures and tell your friends that you've "been there done that"!
During this fun Hoover Dam tour from Las Vegas you will explore all the fun points of the Grand Canyon West Rim - the Eagle Point Indian Village, the Wild West show and lunch at the Hualapai Ranch, plus you will have an option to go on the Skywalk - the new bridge/platform with a glass floor from where you can see the perfect view of the canyon.
Hoover Dam Trike Tour
Ride a trike and see the magnificent Hoover Dam from a different angle! No licenses are needed and your guide will give you a full briefing and orientation lesson before setting off. The trike has two wheels at the back and is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. See the panoramic views of Lake Mead and the Memorial Bridge. Cross over the Dam and experience the exhilarating feeling of being out in the open on a trike. The trip offers rest breaks where you can get to know your fellow travellers. It takes five hours with three spent on the trike. Not to be missed Hoover Dam tour!
Hoot And Hoover Dam - Comedy on A Bus
Price from $98.99 ; Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
When you want to combine a few laughs with interesting history, then you should book the Hoot and Hoover Dam Tour. Your 6.5-hour excursion begins with complimentary pickup service at your hotel where you will then be transported in a comfortable coach to Boulder City. While driving you can listen to expert commentary of the cultural and natural history of the area as well as enjoy plenty of jokes from you’re your professional comedian tour guide. Once at Boulder City you will take a guided tour of the Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum before going to Hoover Dam where you will stroll through the power plant and take a walk on the top of the bridge where you can snap numerous photographs of the surrounding area including fabulous views of Lake Mead. Your last stop includes playing Las Vegas trivia while you enjoy a complimentary lunch at Ethel M Chocolate Factory. Your Hoot and Hoover Dam tour concludes with more comedy on the drive back to your hotel.
Lake Mead Cruise and Hoover Dam Discovery Tour
Price from $135; Duration: 7,5 hours
If you are looking for an interesting and unique way to view Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, then you must try the Lake Mead Cruise and Hoover Dam Discovery Tour. Your 7.5-hour excursion starts with pickup service from your hotel where you will be transported to Hoover Dam on a comfortable coach. Once at Hoover Dam you will have sufficient time to marvel at this grand feat of engineering. You will stroll through the visitor’s center where you will watch an informative video on the construction of the dam, take a trip to the generator room and stand on top of Hoover Dam snapping as many photographs as you want. After your guided tour of the dam, you will board a unique Mississippi River-style paddle boat named the Desert Princess. You will enjoy all the sights of Lake Mead while this multi-level paddle boat cruises the gorgeous waters. You will have exceptional views of such sights as Boulder Island, the Arizona Paint Pots and Sentinel Island. On the paddle boat you will be served a complimentary lunch that is sure to please. Your last stop of the day for this Hoover Dam tour will be at Ethel M Chocolate Factory and the Botanical Cactus Gardens. Your tour concludes with drop-off service at your hotel.
Hoover Dam Hummer Tour From Las Vegas
Price from $88.99; Duration: 4 hours
This Hoover Dam Hummer Tour is an ideal way for you to view what many engineers around the world claim to be one of the world’s seven wonders. Your 4-hour excursion begins with complimentary hotel pickup from where you will be transported to Hoover Dam in a state-of-the-art Hummer H2. During your drive you will sit comfortably in the Hummer H2 you will listen and view an informative video of the construction process of Hoover Dam. Once at Hoover Dam you will proceed to take an elevator some 500-feet into the hydro-electric plant within Hoover Dam. From here you will follow your expert guide to the top and walk through the exhibit gallery located within the visitor’s center. Now that you are back on top of Hoover Dam you will be amazed at the incredible photographs you can snap while viewing the Colorado River and the Black Canyon where numerous species of wildlife such as desert big horn sheep can be spotted. Your Hoover Dam tour by hummer concludes with complimentary drop-off service at your hotel.
Hoover Dam And Las Vegas Strip Twilight Helicopter Tour
Price from $209.99; Duration: 2 hours
Many claim that Las Vegas is much better looking at night, with all the glittering lights. The same is true about Hoover Dam - it looks incredible during the sunset. Here is an opportunity to see the best of both worlds from a helicopter - Las Vegas Strip and Hoover Dam - when they light up for the night.
Your friendly helicopter pilot will point out top Las Vegas landmarks, and will give you a brief history lesson - just short enough to get all your facts straight without distracting you from the incredible views!
There is no argument that Hoover Dam looks amazing from the ground! Now imagine what it looks like from top! With this affordable Hoover Dam tour in a helicopter you will see the best views of the dam during sunset, as well as the glittering Las Vegas Strip while your helicopter flies slowly over the great resorts.
Hoover Dam Mountain Bike Tour
Prices from: $168.99 ; Duration: 7 hours
Want to ride for the day in some of the best scenic and interesting terrain in the country? Then, the Hoover Dam tour by mountain bike is for you. Start with complimentary hotel pick-up service that will transport you to Hoover Dam. After being fitted with equipment and a short safety session, you will begin with a slow descent down to the Lake Mead Visitor’s Center with your experienced trail guide.
Once at the visitor’s center you may choose to continue a short distance for a quick dip in the Lake Mead or stroll through the amazing museum. From here you will travel through tunnels that were used during construction to bring cement trucks to Hoover Dam. Once at the dam you can choose to relax, take some photos or attend an optional tour of the dam (additional fee). After you enjoy a box lunch you will be transported back to your hotel. Minimum age for this tour is 14 years old and persons under the age of 17 years must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Close-toe shoes are required.
Express Hoover Dam Tour From Las Vegas
Price from $79.00; Duration: 4 hours 30
The Super Hoover Dam Express Tour is a fantastic excursion for families that want a quick ride to Hoover Dam, which gives you more time to explore this magnificent facility. Your 4.5-hour tour begins when you meet your expert tour guide at a predetermined location on the Strip. When you meet in this fashion there is not extra time wasted traveling from one hotel to another hotel picking up passengers. You will travel for 45-minutes to Hoover Dam in a comfortable coach while listening to your guide give an informative narrative of the natural and cultural history of the area. Once you arrive at Hoover Dam you will follow a National Park Service guide who specializes in the history of Hoover Dam. You will stroll through the visitor’s center, watch a historic video of the construction and eventually reach the top where you can gaze around and take in the fabulous views. When you are finished with your 45-minute Walk on the Top Hoover Dam tour you will be transported back to your original pickup location where your Super Hoover Dam Express Tour will conclude.
Lake View Helicopter Tour
Price from $39; Duration: 3 minutes flight
If you are looking for a short and exciting adventure for your family, then try the Lake View Helicopter Tour. Your short flying journey starts when you arrive at Papillon Helicopters and board a customized tourist helicopter. Your flight includes a compelling narrative of the cultural and natural history of the area by an expert guide, flying at heights of 2,000 feet for 5-miles during your 3-minutes of airtime. You will have the opportunity to view the massive Lake Mead Recreational area and the monstrous Colorado River as you snap photographs of the beautiful scenery. Your Lake View Helicopter Tour concludes when you and back at Papillon Helicopters.
Black Canyon Helicopter Tour
Price from $119; Duration: 10 minutes
When you are looking for that unique family Hoover Dam tour and you feel like flying high then the Black Canyon Helicopter Tour is perfect. Your exciting helicopter tour begins when you arrive at Papillon Helicopters where you will board a specialty helicopter that allows for excellent sightseeing from each seat. You will travel at heights of 2,500 feet as you fly over 20-miles on this 10-minute excursion. During your flight you will enjoy an expert narrative about the cultural and natural history of the Lake Mead area. You will travel over such iconic landmarks as the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead Recreational Area, the Colorado River and the spectacular volcanic cliffs of Black Canyon where you can take photograph after photograph of this stunning landscape. Your exciting Black Canyon Helicopter Tour concludes when you land at the Papillon Helicopter center.
Hoover Dam Helicopter Tour
Price from $69; Duration: 6 minutes
Take a few minutes to explore with your family as you take an adrenaline filled Hoover Dam Tour by helicopter. Your short excursion will begin when you arrive at Papillon Helicopters where you will board a state-of-the-art helicopter designed specifically for tourism. You will lift off from the helipad to begin your flying adventure. You will travel a total of 10-miles and at heights of 2,500 feet during your six-minute flight which is accompanied by expert narrative about the historic features of the area. While you are soaring in the sky above, you can take numerous photographs from your custom seat and enjoy the beautiful Mojave Desert scenery. You will also get a chance to peer down at Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the newly constructed O’Callaghan-Tillman Bridge. Your Hoover Dam Helicopter Tour concludes when you touch down safely at the Papillon Helicopters helipad. If, you are looking for more adventure then combine this with upgraded services which include a 2-hour float trip down the mighty Colorado River.
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Bike Tour
Price from $179.99; Duration: 6 hours
The Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Bike Tour is great for all skill levels of bikers and this family-friendly adventure takes you through stunning desert scenery before enjoying excellent views of Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. Your 6-hour Hoover Dam tour begins with complimentary hotel pick-up service where you will be transported to be outfitted with all the necessary riding and safety equipment you will need for your adventure. After you watch a short video and meet your expert guide you will begin your bike riding adventure along the original railroad bed that workers used to transport materials while constructing Hoover Dam. You will follow your guide as he explains interesting facts about the history of Mojave Desert, Hoover Dam and the historic railroad. As you peddle you will be able to see all different species of wildlife from red-tailed hawks to big horn sheep to quail. While you continue with your gradual 2,000-feet descent you will pass through five tunnels before reaching the shores of Lake Mead. Once at the lake you can indulge in a complimentary lunch and snap as many photographs as you wish. From here your Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Bike Tour concludes with drop-off service at your hotel.
River Raft And Hoover Dam Combination Tour From Las Vegas
Price from $228.99; Duration: 8 hours
Be adventurous and try the excellent River Raft and Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas. Your 8-hour excursion begins with complimentary pick-up service from your hotel where you will be transported to the base of the Hoover Dam. Here you will watch a short video and be outfitted with all necessary safety equipment for your journey. Once on the Colorado River you will travel downstream from Hoover Dam with multiple opportunities to view the remarkable landscape and wildlife of this special place. As you glide across the water, your guide will give a narrated talk which focuses on the natural and cultural history of the Colorado River. After a short while floating on your 12-mile adventure you will stop at a nice sandy beach area where you can enjoy a complimentary lunch as well as snap photographs of desert big horn sheep, go for a swim or just relax while listening to the Colorado River. You will continue to float down the Colorado River until you reach Willow Beach where your rafting portion of the excursion ends. Here you will have an opportunity to browse interesting souvenirs of your rafting trip before being transported to Hoover Dam. Once at Hoover Dam you will be given time to stroll through the Visitor’s Center and you can snap some breathtaking photographs of Lake Mead. The last stop on your excursion will be at a local park to view numerous desert big horn sheep in their natural environment. Your River Raft and Hoover Dam Combination Tour from Las Vegas concludes with drop-off service at your hotel.
Black Canyon River Rafting Tour
Price from $169.89; Duration: 8 hours
The Black Canyon River Rafting Tour is the best way to relax and view the wonderful scenery of the Colorado River as float effortlessly down the monster river. Your 8-hour excursion begins with hotel pick-up where you will be driven to be outfitted with all the necessary safety equipment for your adventure. After watching a short safety video you will enter the water with your expert guide. As you float down the river your guide will explain numerous interesting facts on the natural landscape and the history of the Colorado River. This Hoover Dam tour is spectacular and you will be in awe as you view upward towards the giant walls of rock within Black Canyon trying to see an osprey, blue heron or a desert big horn sheep climbing on the sheer rock cliffs. After a bit of paddling you will stop at shore for more photographs opportunities of the desert scenery and Hoover Dam or you can take a quick swim. This is also where you can indulge in a complimentary lunch to keep your strength up to normal. Your floating portion of the excursion stops at Willow Beach where you will disembark your raft and have a chance to browse a little shop with unique souvenirs of your rafting adventure. Your Black Canyon River Rafting Tour concludes with drop-off service back at your hotel.
ATV Tour of Lake Mead and Colorado River from Las Vegas
Price from $215.89; Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
The ATV Tour of Lake Mead and Colorado River from Las Vegas is an exhilarating way for you to explore the surrounding landscape while you ride on an ATV. Your 6.5-hour tour begins with hotel pick-up where you will be transported to your ATV starting point. You will be fitted with a helmet and watch a short safety video before you set-out on your ultimate adventure in the Mojave Desert. From here you will drive through Lake Mead National Recreation Area on your way to the Colorado River. When you are driving you can enjoy the picturesque scenery while your expert guide explains the history of the area. Once at the Colorado River you will have the opportunity to snap some photographs and even swim if the weather is permitting. After a quick dip, you will start back on the trails on your ATV and once back at our headquarters you will be served a complimentary lunch of a hamburger, fries and soda. Your Hoover Dam tour is complete with a stop at Dam itself for some more great photograph opportunities before being dropped off at you hotel. Guests must be 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license to drive an ATV and children under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.