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Rising more than 700 feet above raging waters, it is one of the greatest engineering works in history.
Marvel at the mind-boggling feat of construction that created these towering concrete walls. Tour the visitor center and learn about the immense challenges faced by the dam's designers.
Visit strategic viewpoints overlooking the dam, and see the blue waters of lovely Lake Mead. It is the largest man-made lake and reservoir in the US and a life-line to the settlements of the southwest.
Travel further into the desert and see magnificent bighorn sheep in their native habitat.
Return through Boulder City and hear the story of how and why it was created.
Approx. 5 hoursStart time
Start time: 7 am
Your hotel in Las Vegas.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Your hotel in Las Vegas
You will be picked up from your Las Vegas hotel in a luxury air-conditioned coach for your Hoover Dam and Boulder City Tour, by your English-speaking driver/ guide.
The first stop on your tour, just half-an-hour from Vegas, will be the massive Hoover Dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. Towering 725 feet above the River, it is a spectacular feat of engineering. Rated as one of the man-made wonders of the world, it is noteworthy not only for its immense size and complex design but also for the huge technical challenges that were overcome during construction. Building of the dam transformed the American southwest.
You will spend up to two hours at the dam. In this time, you can take the 'Discovery Tour' of the visitor center and the interior of the dam. You can enjoy a deli-style picnic lunch; and you will be guided to points where you can clearly see the dam and Lake Mead, the world's largest man-made lake.
Next, your driver/guide will take you to a park where you can see the splendid bighorn sheep, native to these desert lands, grazing in large numbers. These sheep came originally from Siberia, over the Bering land bridge. Their horns can weigh up to 30 pounds.
Before returning to Las Vegas, you will drive through Boulder City, a town that would not exist were it not for the Hoover Dam. Your driver will tell you the story of the city and why it was built.
At the end of an interesting and enjoyable trip, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Las Vegas.
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The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.
So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 10 mins early.
This tour requires a minimum number of 4 passengers and favorable weather conditions to be able to operate.
Should for any reason the tour not go ahead on the date you have booked for you will be offered the chance to move to another date or receive a full refund.
Passengers may be refused to participate in the tour without refund when under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or displays an inability to care for himself/herself or displays conduct which may disrupt the pleasure and/or safety of passengers or employees.
Passengers must wear a seat belt and follow the rules and regulations of the activity operator.
Wear sun-screen, casual clothes and comfortable shoes for walking. It's a good idea to bring a hat, and don’t forget the camera to capture the views.
The tour operates in Luxury SUV’s, 12 or 14 Passenger VIP Mini Coaches. Vehicle size is the company’s choice depending on the number of passengers.