5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1149 Reviews

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  • Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration:6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Let professional local guides take you on an all-inclusive tour of Hoover Dam, educating you on all aspects of Hoover Dam in an informative and entertaining way. Join the Powerplant tour and peruse the Visitor Center, allowing you to learn from every moment of your visit. In addition, this ultimate Hoover Dam tour is one of the only excursions from Las Vegas to offer an exclusive 45-minute Walk on the Top tour. Numbers are limited to 15 to ensure a small-group experience, including a restaurant lunch.

Highlights

  • 6.5-hour day trip to the Hoover Dam from Las Vegas
  • Walk on the spectacular Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge for an incredible view and one-of-a-kind photo adventure
  • Take a Powerplant tour down into the walls of the Black Canyon
  • Enjoy a 1-hour guided Walk on the Top tour to see the spillway
  • Benefit from knowledgeable guides that provide a sightseeing tour with a difference
  • Lunch and round-trip transport by minivan included
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 ensures personalized attention

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour is run by a local family that's super knowledgeable about Hoover Dam and Las Vegas. It's a comprehensive, small-group experience that includes a guided walking tour over the top of the dam for some incredible photo ops!

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What You Can Expect

Best Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour

Guided walk over Hoover Dam

Start your 6.5-hour Hoover Dam tour with hotel pickup from selected Las Vegas hotels. Hop aboard the air-conditioned minivan for transport to Hoover Dam, an approximate 45-minute drive away. En route, your guide enlightens your small group with encyclopedic knowledge on all aspects of Hoover Dam and its history.

On arrival, you’ll begin with a Powerplant tour. Travel 524 feet (160 meters) into the walls of Black Canyon to view the Nevada Powerwing, generators and a 30-foot-diameter (9-meter) pipe inside one of the four diversion tunnels.

Next, head into the Hoover Dam Visitor Center where you can see the history of Hoover Dam and view numerous exhibits that explain how the dam was built, how it operates and who benefits from the water and electricity.

Then take a fully guided Walk on the Top tour — a comprehensive 45-minute walking tour over the top of the dam. Snap photographs of Lake Mead at the scenic Lake Mead Overlook before enjoying an early afternoon lunch at a restaurant on the way back to Las Vegas (see menu options below).

You’ll make a short but sweet stop at Ethel M's Chocolate Factory and hear Vegas trivia about Howard Hughes, the mafia and more before drop-off at selected hotels.

Itinerary

Sample Menu Options (choose one):
  • Half fresh-baked turkey breast sandwich and homemade soup of the day
  • Grilled chicken breast sandwich served with homemade cucumber salad
  • BBQ pulled pork sandwich served with fries
  • Boulder burger and fries (1/3 lb burger served with lettuce, tomato and condiments on the side)
  • Avocado, lettuce, tomato and cheddar cheese sandwich on wheat bread, served with homemade cucumber salad
  • Garden salad with cheddar cheese, tomatoes, olives, broccoli and sliced egg

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a brilliant tour. The guide Trevor was great and very knowledgable which made the whole trip very enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Sehr zu empfehlen, ein beeindruckendes Bauwerk. Gute Reiseleitung!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Had a great time on the tour! Our guide was very funny and informative. I would definitely recommend the tour to all my friends. It was worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was great. Our guide Trevor and driver Jason were very informative and funny. Had a great lunch and even stopped at chocolate factory.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This excursion was absolutely amazing! Jason, our guide, and Alan, our driver were wonderful. Jason had a personality that didn't quit. He was funny, serious when necessary, creative, respectful, and so knowledgable about not only Hoover Dam, but other tours and great things to do and places to eat, while we were in Las Vegas. Alan was a fabulous driver, and maneuvered the curves and tight roads with great safety and expertise. We had our 16 and 17 year old sons, Hunter and Noah with us. This was indeed, a highlight of our vacation, for all four of us. What a wonderful day! I strongtly recommend it to anyone cosidering a Hoover Dam excursion from Las Vegas.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide Trevor was entertaining and made the trip fun. He gave us a lot of information that we would not have gained from the basic government tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour. informative, pleasant tour guide Jason and plenty of time for exploration. Well organized, great lunch, and the chocolate factory tour was a nice bonus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Although the bus was about 15 minutes late picking us up in the early morning, when Trevor and Alan arrived, they were both high energy and pleasant to be around the whole day through. The only part of the tour that I thought was pretty unnecessary was the stop at the chocolate store. There wasn't much to see and it seems more like the tour company is paid to drop people off to spend money. Unlike many tour companies, this one drops you off at a restaurant and allows you to pick between 6 different meal options that are prepared fresh and delicious, and you get plenty of time to eat it! Overall, Trevor was great... very knowledgeable, good speaking voice that even after 6 hours was still nice to listen to. I highly recommend this trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was very well organized. The bus pickup was on time. It took us to the main bus which was also on time and surprisingly clean and comfortable. The guide Travis was very knowledgeable and very entertaining. The driver Alan was great and knew his ways. All points of interest of the trip - the bridge, the dam area, the structures around were very well covered by our guide. We then proceeded below the ground to the dam itself with their own guides who were also great. All-in-all it was very enjoyable bus tour with well organized lunch and stop at the chocolate factory. Definitely would recommend this tour to any serious travelers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Trevor was a great guide. A very comprehensive tour.

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