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.
7 hoursStart time
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 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 including a stop at the Pat Tillman-Mike O’Callahan bypass bridge. In this time, you can take the 'Discovery Tour' of the visitor center and the interior of the dam. You can enjoy a Lunch at the High Scaler Café ; 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.
At the end of an interesting and enjoyable trip, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Las Vegas.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm your pick up details.
This tour requires 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
Our driver/guide was very informative and caring. My partner&I were delighted on boarding small bus to receive a travel gift/ snacks.The cruise was a relaxing finale......Hazel P Burrows, Australia, 09/Jul/2014
From start to finish, this was a great tour. Our guide was very good at his job, and couldnt do enough to make this trip memorable....Ian Potter, United Kingdom, 15/Apr/2013