Experience two "Wonders" in one day by combining the Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with our Hoover Dam Tour for a one of a kind adventure. Travel in comfort to one of the Southwest's most exciting venues in a custom 4x4 vehicle with a professional tour guide.
Depart from Las Vegas and experience the extraordinary desert scenery of the Mojave Desert as you travel to the West Rim. The first stop is the legendary Hoover Dam, where you'll encounter dramatic views of both the Colorado River and Lake Mead, the largest manmade body of water in the Western Hemisphere and the new Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge.
The Hoover Dam Discovery Tour offers ample time for exploring this National Historic Landmark and engineering wonder of the world. See, a fascinating film on the Dam's construction and history, exhibit gallery, observation deck, and venture down to the observation room in the power plant to view the massive generators and one of the original diversion tunnels.
Your journey continues to the stunning West Rim of the Grand Canyon, home of the Hualapai Nation. Brief stops along the way allow for close-up views and photo of the desert, the rugged Joshua tree forest, and the magnificent Colorado River.
Your knowledgeable tour guide escorts you to points of interest, and shares fascinating facts on the history, culture, geology, flora, fauna, and all that surrounds you on this exceptional adventure. Optional tickets are available for the Grand Canyon Skywalk. This is an amazing feat of engineering technology. The Skywalk is a glass and steel walkway that extends 70 feet beyond the rim and nearly 4,000 feet above the canyon floor.
THE SKYWALK AT GRAND CANYON WEST: Enhance your experience with an optional stroll on the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a unique glass bottom, cantilever bridge, resting 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. This architectural marvel weighs over 1.5 million pounds, and was built to withstand an excess of 71 million pounds in weight on top of it. Each of the 46 panes forming the walkway are constructed of 5-layers of glass bonded together and laminated, weighing in at 1,200 lbs a piece, and making the glass incredibly strong while still providing a crystal-clear view of the canyon below.
* Hotel pick-up and drop-off
* Tour Duration: Approximately 10-11 hours from hotel to hotel
* Breakfast snack and lunch included
* Small group experience
* Drive through the Joshua Tree Forest
This tour may be subject to an additional fuel surcharge.