Las Vegas, Nevada
We had a fantastic trip to the Hoover Dam with Jason as our guide. He kept us well entertained for the duration and was very knowledgeable about the Dam, the surroundings and Vegas in general. The stop at the memorial bridge gives great views as does the walk over the Dam itself and the outside observation area (or inside as it was really hot when we were there!) There's a different guide for the tour inside the Dam and you get to watch a short film on it's construction. All really interesting. The stop off at the chocolate factory and the nice lunch in Boulder City were all an added bonus. I would highly recommend this; it was definitely one of our highlights of our week spent in Vegas.
Las Vegas, Nevada
We had read a lot of reviews about organised trips to the Grand Canyon and decided on the self drive so that we could please ourselves and run to our own schedule. I'm so glad we did this as we had an amazing time without having to worry about getting to buses on time! The drive to the Canyon is a mini adventure in itself with some great points to stop off on the way for photographic opportunities. When we picked up the car, we were a bit disappointed that we didn't have sat nav but we were provided with a map and full detailed instructions on how to get there. We were offered a smaller car with sat nav but we refused, fortunately we did as a small car probably couldn't handle the dirt road that you need to drive on to get there! The Grand Canyon is a spectacular place. We did the full package - boat trip, helicopter and sky walk and I would wholeheartedly recommend it. We went in July so the canyon floor was HOT but we were provided with water after our boat trip. The views are fantastic from all vantage points but our highlight was Guano point where you can climb up some rocks for an even more fantastic view - slightly scary however! We had our meal at the ranch - basic food but tasty and plentiful. There was a cowboy shoot out on our arrival and you can have a go at axe throwing or horse riding if you fancy. All in all this was an amazing trip, not be be missed, made better by being able to please yourself all day.