This exciting and informative tour begins with complimentary shuttle transportation from your Las Vegas hotel to our nearby bus depot. Check in at the front desk and participate in a brief orientation before boarding a luxury motorcoach for a scenic 45-minute drive to Hoover Dam. Your professional driver will notify you of various points of interest along the way and offer interesting facts about the area’s nature and history. You can sit back and enjoy the scenic beauty of the southwest Nevada desert.
You will first be treated to views of the largest man-made reservoir in the United States, Lake Mead. Formed from the Colorado River by the construction of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead provides water sports and recreation opportunities for vacationers near and far. Upon arrival at the colossal Hoover Dam, you will be greeted by a tour guide with the Department of Reclamation. Your VIP tour takes you inside Hoover Dam where you will see and learn about the massive electric producing generators. Learn about the incredible effort that was required to construct this massive concrete structure and its significance to this area of the United States.
Here you will have ample time to explore the Visitors Center, the museum, and view a short film on the dam’s construction. After, stroll along the observation deck across from the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, an engineering marvel in its own right. Take advantage of the amazing photo opportunities that abound at this modern American landmark. You’ll even have the unique opportunity to stand with one foot in Nevada and the other in Arizona. Once your time at the dam has come to an end, you will board your motorcoach and return to Las Vegas.
- Hotel pick-up
- Transportation via motorcoach from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam
- 1.5-hour stay at Hoover Dam
- Access to Visitor Center, exhibit area, museum, and the “Construction of the Hoover Dam” movie
- VIP Hoover Dam interior tour
What To Bring:
- Bring your I.D. – All passengers booked on a tour must have government issued forms of identification.
- Be sure to book your tour as early in your trip as possible.
- Water: You may bring a bottle of water, however the bottle is not allowed to be opened in the aircraft.
- Don’t forget your camera! Cameras and phones are allowed and encouraged, but please be aware that the use of “Selfie Sticks” and extending camera poles are strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft.
- Not sure what to wear? Layered clothing is recommended through the months of March to September, and winter clothing should be worn from October to mid-March.
- Wear sensible shoes. The ground at the Grand Canyon is rough, rocky and uneven. It is important to wear sturdy, toe-covering shoes that can handle rough terrain. Sneakers or hiking boots are highly recommended.