When the bright lights, relentless wall of sound and the general intensity of Las Vegas become a little tiring, it is always a good idea to opt for a change of scenery. There are plenty of fascinating and day trip-worthy destinations outside Sin City and Hoover Dam is one of them. The concrete behemoth completed in 1936 is an engineering marvel and sits at a scenic part of the Colorado River.
Tours to see Hoover Dam are commonplace and the main question is how would you prefer to get there? The mode of transport you choose comes down to a matter of cost, so we have selected a range of the three best tours to Hoover Dam from Las Vegas based on their value for money, itinerary of the tour and the review left by previous customers.
FROM: $50/per person
With a knowledgeable tour guide helping to provide a deeper sense of context and understanding, this excellent six hour tour explores the landscape of Nevada. Passing Boulder City and Lake Mead, the tour includes a guided visit to a power plant and some free time to explore Hoover Dam’s environs as well as shop and get some food there. Hoover Dam is only 33 miles from Las Vegas so there will not be too much time spent in the transport. All entry fees are included in the price of this tour.
From $200/ per person
When viewed from the air, Las Vegas Strip is perhaps even more mesmerising. When done at twilight, when the desert sky passes from one colour to the next as the bright lights of Sin City are illuminated, this tour could be one to remember. The tour passes over Lake Mead and the iconic Hoover Dam at low levels to get the best bird’s eye view possible. Commentary is fed through headphones to add further context to the world unfurling below you.
From $100/ per person
To say this tour is a hoot is no understatement, for it is perhaps one of Nevada’s most enjoyable and fun tours. A comedian guide leads the proceedings as you head out to Hoover Dam Power Plant before taking a walking tour to the top of the dam. There is perhaps no better way to learn about the history and significance of what you are experiencing than through the medium of comedy. Past customers have been unanimous in their praise of the tour’s organisation and the comfort of the transport.