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Hoover Dam Top to Bottom by Luxury SUV with Colorado River Float

Las Vegas, United States

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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Set out from your Las Vegas hotel in a luxury SUV to the Hoover Dam, a remarkable National Historic Landmark. During the ride, learn about several points of interest from your experienced guide as you relax in comfort and style. Get a bird's-eye view of the dam on the observation deck and float along the Colorado River for even more views.
  • Travel by luxury SUV
  • Smooth water float on the Colorado River gives incredible views of Hoover Dam
  • Discover the Hoover Dam from the top
  • Entertaining and informative commentary from your professional driver/guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from most Las Vegas hotels

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This upgraded Hoover Dam tour promises a comfortable ride and unique views from the Colorado River.
A visit to the Hoover Dam paired with a Colorado River float is a unique way to explore this momentous slice of U.S. History. During your tour enjoy ample time learning about this engineering wonder of the world through live presentations, exhibits, and a captivating film that investigates the Dam’s backstory and construction. Cap off your outing with a visit to see the power plant’s massive generators and some time on the observation deck.

Later, be treated to sensational views of the Colorado River and Lake Mead, the Western Hemisphere’s largest man-made lake. Board a van at the Lake Mead Overlook, and drive along the route on Lower Portal Road that the Dam crews of yesteryear once traveled. On the way, you can see the original gauging station that measured water level and flow as well as the storage bunkers that held dynamite during the Dam’s construction.

Next, get ready for some breathtaking views. A guided raft tour takes you floating on the Colorado River for an up-close and rarely seen look at the Hoover Dam, its power plants, and the stunning Black Canyon. Your guide shares tidbits of history as you float along the river beneath the extraordinary panorama of the Hoover Dam Bypass project—a 2,000-foot bridge built in 2010 spanning over 900 feet. Be sure to have your camera on hand as this tour gives you an incredible vantage point to capture photographs of the Hoover Dam and Colorado River.
Pass By:  
Boulder City
Drive through the historic Boulder City as you make your way to the Hoover Dam. Your guide will explain the area and history of this charming city.
Pass By:  
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Lake Mead, the country’s largest reservoir, can be seen as you arrive at the historical Hoover Dam. Your guide will explain the surrounding area and Lake Mead itself.
Stop At:  
Hoover Dam Lodge
Check in at the Hoover Dam Lodge before joining your river guide for the rafting portion of the tour. Opportunity for a quick restroom break and view historic displays on the Hoover Dam at this stop.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Colorado River
It’s on to the most unique element of the tour—a 90-minute float on the Colorado River for an up-close look at the dam. See the Hoover Dam itself and the bypass bridge as you travel down the river. See concrete slabs, steps and rails used to build the Dam. A snack is provided by Black Canyon while on the raft.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hoover Dam
Head to the Arizona side of the Hoover Dam after your raft portion of the tour. See the Dam from above and stop off at the small gift shop. After stopping off on the Arizona side, make your way down to the Nevada side for the next portion of the tour. Your guide will walk you along the Dam and narrate the area, history and some facts. Next up, is the power plant tour inside the Dam. Led by a Bureau of Reclamation employee, you'll experience a 30-minute tour underground to see this historical landmark. Spend some free time at the Visitor Center afterwards before returning to Las Vegas.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included

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Reviews by Viator travelers
, Oct 2018
Worth every penny and more! John, our driver/guide was beyond terrific. Ask for him! Thank you for making this such a memorable venture for our high-school-girlfriend-group!
Our Hoover Dam Tour
, Aug 2018
WOW! What else can we say. The tour(s) were great in and of themselves, but, our tour guide, Jessie, made the whole experience fabulous. Professional and fun - Jessie was great. We did the top and bottom tours. You simply must do this. The Hoover Dam is amazing! To only do the top or only do the bottom will leave you with only half an understanding of this man-made marvel.
great tour with great tour guide
Beth M
, Jul 2018
Jerry, our tour guide, was extremely friendly and made everyone feel comfortable right from the start by introducing us, asking us questions, and making us laugh. His constant narration as we drove was interesting and made the trip go quickly with no awkward silence. Everything ran smoothly, the pink jeep SUV was comfortable, and Jerry made sure to give us lots of bottled water. His details about the dam made it so much more interesting than it would have been if we hadn't done a tour. The raft ride was also fun and seeing the dam and the bridge from the water view below was beautiful. It was a week of excessive heat warning around 112 degrees that day, but Jerry kept reminding us to drink lots and he gave us frozen towels as we were learning about the dam while in the sun. The inside tour was cool to see as well and we learned a lot about the history and structure of the dam with those guides, but it was much more fun to listen to Jerry! On the way back we stopped at a small park with a great view of Lake Mead and a whole bunch of mountain sheep relaxing in the shade. It was only a few minutes, but it really made the trip special.
Very nice tour! The boat ride added...
Gina T
, Sep 2017
Very nice tour! The boat ride added that extra that made it special.
This was fantastic! It provided an...
, Jul 2017
This was fantastic! It provided an incredible view of the majesty of the Hoover Dam. Adding to that was the hidden view of little tunnels along the waterline of the mountainside. The silence we experienced while in the boat was..well, total silence. Recommend to all!
Really enjoyed this morning long...
, Apr 2017
Really enjoyed this morning long trip that took in the full Hoover Dam experience, you will get to know everything worth knowing about the dam and more about the history around the construction. The raft ride was good and got us as close to the dam as was allowable. Jerry, our guide, was brilliant all day long and made everyone feel well looked after. Highly recommended!!
The float on the river and tour...
Melissa R
, Feb 2017
The float on the river and tour inside were great. I wish there had been a little more time to look at the things in the museum section, but overall, a great tour.
This was one of the best things we...
, Dec 2016
This was one of the best things we did on our trip. The tour guide was fantastic and a plethora of knowledge about every detail of Vegas growth and development over the years to environmental and animal life. On time, comfortable and worth every penny.
Very nice trip everyone was very...
Catherine M E
, Dec 2016
Very nice trip everyone was very informative and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our day.
My husband and I took this tour on a...
Nancy G
, Nov 2016
My husband and I took this tour on a recent trip to Las Vegas and it was time and money well spent. The van was clean and comfortable and the driver prompt, courteous and friendly. It allowed us access to parts of the dam area we would not have seen on our own due to heightened security measures: the power plant side of the dam and the Colorado River, the interior of the power plant, and the ability to walk across and take photos from the new Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Highly recommended for access to the dam and a different perspective from the Colorado River.

Product code: 3533HOOVER

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