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Deluxe Small-Group Half-Day Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas

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Overview
Tour the iconic Hoover Dam from the inside out on the this educational and entertaining, guided half-day trip from Las Vegas. Spend the morning exploring this treasured national landmark on the mighty Colorado River. Drawing more than a million visitors each year, Hoover Dam is located in Black Canyon, just 40 minutes southeast from Las Vegas. Round-trip transportation, entrance fees, and light refreshments are included.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Las Vegas
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Hoover Dam
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Hoover Dam Bypass
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by The Las Vegas Strip
You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Don’t miss the Hoover Dam when you’re in Las Vegas
  • This guided tour gets you inside and above the dam
  • See the gorgeous desert that surrounds the Hoover Dam
  • Experience a piece of America’s engineering history
  • You don't need a car—hotel pickup and drop-off are included
What to Expect
Meet your driver at select Las Vegas hotels and take in views of the Mojave Desert on the drive to the Hoover Dam. When you get to the Hoover Dam, get perspectives on the dam from both the Arizona and Nevada sides of the Colorado River, and have your camera ready as you cross the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Start with a guided tour of the dam interior, with live presentations and a film about the history and construction of the Hoover Dam. See the exhibit gallery and the observation deck, and then drop down into the observation room to watch the dam’s powerful generators in action. Finally, begin the scenic trip back to Las Vegas, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Las Vegas, NV, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Pickup is available from select Las Vegas hotels

Directions: Exact pickup location to be advised at time of confirmation

Dates: Daily
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Light snack
  • Elevator and tour of the generator room
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Hoover Dam
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Infant seats are available upon request if advised at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered
  • Wheelchair accessible — if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own caregiver
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • The generator room tour is not recommended for guests with pacemakers.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We met Thomas, the driver for Detour who took us, a group of 8 people to the Hoover Dam on Wednesday, January 15. Thomas, to say the least, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Detour is very fortunate to have him as one of the guides to share all his knowledge about the
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Response from DETOURSofNV, Manager at Deluxe Small-Group Half-Day Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas
Responded 2 days ago
Hello and thank you for reaching out to DETOURS about your experience! We're glad that you were able to enjoy the day with Thomas. We appreciate the feedback as well - it's what helps us sculpt and craft the perfect guides so that every tour can be a perfect day. Of course, it takes time to make it there but it is reviews like this that allow us to grow and improve with each and every tour! So thank you for reaching out and sharing your experience with us. We hope to see you again someday soon. :)
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Thomas S was an excellent guide who gave us lots of history of Boulder City, Henderson, and Las Vegas. We could not have asked for a better time.
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Response from DETOURSofNV, Manager at Deluxe Small-Group Half-Day Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas
Responded 2 days ago
Hey there! Thanks for reaching out and sharing your experience with DETOURS and our guide Thomas. We couldn't have asked for a better group of guests!
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James was an excellent tour guide! He even made an unexpected stop to see and snap some photos of the local mountain sheep! He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We’d definitely recommend this smaller tour over another larger tour bus company. Thanks “Detours”!
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Response from DETOURSofNV, Manager at Deluxe Small-Group Half-Day Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas
Responded 2 days ago
James knows just how to show off the Southwest. We're glad that you were able to experience your half-day tour with him! Mountain Sheep is an incredible treat. Thank you for the kind words and recommendations, we appreciate it! Hope to see you again soon. :)
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We had a small group, and that made the trip all the more fun. James was confident, laid back, and thoroughly knowledgeable. Glad I finally got to make the trip.
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Response from DETOURSofNV, Manager at Deluxe Small-Group Half-Day Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas
Responded 1 week ago
A great day indeed, we agree. :) Our guides are some of the best, trust us - we only hire the top quality and well rounded guides out there! Our guides are similar in characteristics yet still find a way to hold their own unique experience out on the road. Thanks for sharing your experience with DETOURS, we hope to see you again soon!
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The tour company had a comfortable and clean bus. The driver was friendly, knowledgeable, and an excellent driver. They picked me up at my hotel exactly on time. The drive to the dam was about 45 minutes. You have about two hours for the basic tour and and to walk on top of
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Response from DETOURSofNV, Manager at Deluxe Small-Group Half-Day Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Michael and thanks for reaching out about your experience with DETOURS! We do our best to be a presentable, professional, comfortable, safe, and fun as possible! It takes a strong guide, a clean vehicle, and a passionate attitude about the Southwest to accomplish all of this and we are glad to hear that your experience reflected that. As a half-day tour, we specify everything we do and see on our itinerary. We hope that you will join us again soon for one of our full day tours!
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By: Detours of Nevada
534 reviews
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Techtoc
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2928
Excellent Tour Operator and trip
Our short-ish return trip from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam was professionally handled, with a friendly and informative
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MM_Fenix
Leesburg, Florida
3211
Hoover Dam Group Experience
We met Thomas, the driver for Detour who took us, a group of 8 people to the Hoover Dam on Wednesday, January 15.
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F8064JTalicem
11
Half Day Tour to Hoover Dam
Thomas S was an excellent guide who gave us lots of history of Boulder City, Henderson, and Las Vegas. We could
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russia3402
Duluth, Minnesota
256
Fabulous trip!
James was an excellent tour guide! He even made an unexpected stop to see and snap some photos of the local
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557kathrinel
31
Great day out!
We had a small group, and that made the trip all the more fun. James was confident, laid back, and thoroughly
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MichaelMc777
Sunnyvale, California
637272
Interesting and enjoyed.
The tour company had a comfortable and clean bus. The driver was friendly, knowledgeable, and an excellent
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marshm100
Dallas, Texas
10
Thomas the Tour guide made the trip!
Thomas made the trip for us. He was knowledgeable, funny, witty, and helpful to everyone on the trip! If you
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kamrynsmykid
Saskatchewan
10
EXCELLENT, highly recommend.
We waited until last minute to commit to a guided tour of hoover dam. When we were too late for the bus tour we
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145hazela
62
Half day tour to Hoover dam
Great trip, friendly, informative guide. Door to door service to this impressive place. Fascinating tour of dam,
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katehpsalix
Easton, Pennsylvania
40
Hoover Dam tour.
Jimmy Vegas was a great . Very informative , he added spots of interest and passed on lots of information . Great
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jasleenb2020
10
Jimmy Vegas - Best Tour Guide
If you can, book with Jimmy Vegas. We were a family of eight travelling together to the Grand Canyon. We had one
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jisaarinen
Nashville, Tennessee
20
Antelope
Detours does a great trip! The trip leader from Detours was Howell. Howell really knows about Antelope.
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1971adamh
Dallas, Texas
50
Great tour experience
We chose the 730am (on Dec 31!) tour and it fit perfectly into our day. They communicated well the day before,
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jisaarinen
Nashville, Tennessee
20
Bryce
Jim was excellent! Detours is a wonderful tour company. If you want to go to Bryce from Las Vegas you should
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nib123276
11
awesome trip
thomas was an excellent tour guide. He shared a bunch of information with me and my family. I highly recommend
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