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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

1. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

Embark on a full-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon with a narrated bus tour. Throughout the day, admire scenic views of the Joshua Tree Forest National Park, the Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, and the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Start with pickup from Las Vegas and meet your professional driver/guide who will provide information about the sights along the way. Have a light nutritious breakfast and your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap during the tour. Enjoy a 15-minute stop at the Hoover Dam for a photo opportunity and an amazing view of the Bypass Bridge. Upon arrival at the West Rim, enjoy your first views of the majestic Colorado River below. Take in the spectacular views from Eagle and Guano points. If you hike the trail at Guano Point, reach the West Rim’s highest point, where the views of the Colorado River below are breathtaking. Visit the Hualapai Ranch, a Native American settlement where you can watch a shootout, play cowboy games, or take a wagon ride. Afterwards, return to Las Vegas with drop-off at your hotel.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Tour

2. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim and Hoover Dam Tour

Discover the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam on a guided full-day excursion from Las Vegas. Admire breathtaking scenery with an expert tour guide as well as some free time to explore at the various sites visited. Start with pickup from Las Vegas and head towards your first stop of the day, The Hoover Dam. Enjoy some time to take photos of the landmark, as well as admire the views of Lake Mead and the Mike O'Callahan/Pat Tillman Bridge. Next, marvel at the stunning views as you drive through the Mojave Desert and the Joshua Tree Forest until you arrive at the second destination of the day, the Grand Canyon West Rim. Take some free time exploring the region and immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscape that surrounds you. Take in the views at Eagle Point and walk on The Grand Canyon Skywalk, for an additional fee payable on the day. Head to Guano Point next, home to some of the best views of The Grand Canyon and Colorado River.  Continue to the Hualapai Ranch where you can learn how to rope like a cowboy, horseback ride near the rim, or ride a mechanical bull. Browse for handmade, authentic Native American crafts and jewelry, and other souvenirs that can be purchased to remember your visit. Finally, return to Las Vegas in the early evening with drop-off at your hotel.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Optional Upgrades

3. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour with Optional Upgrades

Explore the majestic scenery of the Grand Canyon and the world of the Hualapai tribe on a full-day tour to the West Rim from Las Vegas with lunch and transfers, plus optional helicopter, boat, and Skywalk experiences.  Your guide will provide a live narration as you travel, while you sit back and relax on a state-of-the-art luxury bus. Travel through the ancient Joshua Tree Forest en route to the West Rim. On arrival, explore the tribal village and Hualapai Market. Grab a bite to eat at the Skywalk Café, before getting panoramic views from Guano Point and Eagle Point. Brave the latest attraction here — the glass-bottom Grand Canyon Skywalk. Learn the history and geology of the Canyon from your local guide. Then meet some of the Hualapai tribe when they perform a traditional dance in their full tribal dress. Tailor the rest of the tour to include the experiences you would like from the options below.  Grand Canyon Skywalk option Walk across the sky on the glass bridge situated 4,000 feet above the Canyon floor. Get a complete 360˚ panoramic view of the Grand Canyon West Rim. Helicopter and pontoon ride combo Complete your Grand Canyon experience with a thrilling helicopter flight 4,000 feet down to the Canyon floor. Then, board a pontoon boat for a 15-minute ride along the Colorado River. Skywalk, helicopter, and pontoon boat combo This is the full package to see the Grand Canyon West Rim from top to bottom. Enjoy the glass Skywalk, thrilling helicopter flight to the base of the canyon, and a 15-minute pontoon boat ride along the Colorado River. Then, unwind as you are transferred back to your accommodation in Las Vegas after your day at the Grand Canyon.  

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & 7 Magic Mountains Tour

4. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & 7 Magic Mountains Tour

This small-group tour starts early with a 7:00 AM departure. You'll make a quick bonus stop at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign to get an iconic photo. Then, your tour guide will drive you out of Las Vegas and into the Mojave desert. In the middle of the desert is one of the area's hottest attractions: Seven Magic Mountains. Take a walk through the colorful art installations and strike your best pose for a memorable photo. From here you will travel through historic Boulder City on the way to the Hoover Dam. Climb up to the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Walkway for a sweeping view of the front of the Hoover Dam. Enjoy a snack as your tour guide takes you up to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. You will have 4 hours to explore famous points like Eagle Point and Guano Point. If you'd like, you can add a thrilling walk on the Skywalk. All in all, this is a day trip you won't want to miss.

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Grand Canyon Skywalk Express Helicopter Tour

5. Grand Canyon Skywalk Express Helicopter Tour

Depart the famed Las Vegas Strip on your direct helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. On your flight, you will experience a bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon, Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the Las Vegas Strip. Upon landing, get ready to witness a true engineering marvel, the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The Skywalk suspends more than 4,000 feet above the Colorado River, extends out more than 70 feet away from the edge of the West Rim, and features a glass bottom walking surface. Expedited admission to the Skywalk, VIP ground transportation and a Skywalk souvenir photo are included on this adventure. You will receive an estimated 45 minutes of ground time at Grand Canyon West before your return flight to Las Vegas

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Grand Canyon West by Helicopter: Full-Day from Las Vegas

6. Grand Canyon West by Helicopter: Full-Day from Las Vegas

Your excursion to the Grand Canyon begins with a thrilling helicopter flight taking you over Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, Fortification Hill and Temple Rock. You’ll fly through the majestic Canyon on the way to Grand Canyon West, our primary destination. Once we land you’ll have about 3 hours to explore Grand Canyon West, taking in the various overlooks. Visit Eagle Point, where you’ll see the Skywalk, an amazing feat of engineering. The Skywalk’s glass walking surface is suspended 3,500 feet above the Grand Canyon’s floor and extends a full 70 feet from the rim’s edge. From there go to a Native American village, where you’ll see the authentic dwellings of the Hualapai tribe. The next stops will be at Guano Point and “Highpoint Hike”, where you’ll have time to take photos of the breathtaking views of the Canyon and the Colorado River. You’ll also see remnants of the historic mining tram that stretched from this point across the Canyon.

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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Rim & Helicopter Landing Experience

7. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Rim & Helicopter Landing Experience

This 10.5-hour trip to Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Indian reservation is sure to be a memorable one. Grand Canyon West is a stunning location, where you’ll have 4 hours to explore the reservation and enjoy the natural untouched beauty of the locations along the rim. This action-packed historical and visual experience provides nearly 4 hours of activities. Stops include the magnificent Hoover Dam, the 900-year-old Joshua Tree Forest, Eagle Point (home to the world-famous Skywalk), Guano Point (with stunning east and north canyon views) and the Hualapai ranch. In addition, you’ll enjoy a romantic picnic lunch at the rim of the canyon, see Native Americans perform ancient dances and walk the world-famous Skywalk (optional, at an additional fee). See the Native American village and authentic handmade Indian jewelry and crafts. See authentic Native American dwellings and interact with tribal members and artists in their colorful dress at the Hualapai market. Fly in the world-class Eurocopter EC130 jet helicopter on the longest flight available into the Grand Canyon. You'll land at the bottom with an additional 20 minutes to explore and take photographs. It doesn't get any better or more exciting than this!

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Las Vegas: Small Group Grand Canyon Skywalk Tour with Meals

8. Las Vegas: Small Group Grand Canyon Skywalk Tour with Meals

The day begins with pickup from your hotel between 6 and 6:30 AM and stops by the infamous Las Vegas sign for a photo opportunity. Leave the bright lights of the city behind and head towards Henderson, Nevada where a tasty McDonald’s breakfast awaits to set you up for a day of adventure. After breakfast, continue onto the impressive Hoover Dam for a walking tour of this fascinating feat of human engineering. Arrive at the Grand Canyon West Rim at 10:30 AM and take a stroll along the Skywalk. From the Skywalk, marvel at the panoramic vista, admire Eagle Point, and see an array of Native American buildings. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a tasty picnic lunch against the backdrop of the Grand Canyon landscape. Walk to Guano Point next, which boasts mesmerizing scenic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Spend some time taking photos of this breathtaking vista, then enjoy a tour of a nearby Native village. At the end of an unforgettable day, soak up the last of the views as you depart the canyon and return to Las Vegas at around 5:00 PM.

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Grand Canyon West 5-in-1 Tour from Las Vegas

9. Grand Canyon West 5-in-1 Tour from Las Vegas

This wonderful day tour to Grand Canyon West on the Hualapai Indian Reservation will make the memory of a lifetime.  The west rim is a stunning location in which you will have four hours to explore the reservation and the natural untouched beauty of the locations along the rim. Adventure Photo Tours' guides are truly amazing, with comfortable luxury vehicles and plenty of amenities. Adventure Photo Tours are a four-time recipient of the Governor's Tourism Award.   This action-packed historical and visual experience gives you nearly four hours of exploration. The stops include the magnificent Hoover Dam; the 900-year-old Joshua tree forest; Eagle Point, home to the "Eagle in the rock" and the world-famous Skywalk; Guano Point, with stunning east and north canyon views; Hualapai Ranch. In addition to visiting these locations, you will have a romantic picnic lunch at the rim of the Canyon, see Native American dancers perform ancient dances, walk the world-famous Skywalk, see the Native American village and authentic handmade Indian jewelry and crafts, see the Hualapai market and meet tribal members.

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Grand Canyon West & Hoover Dam Combo Tour

10. Grand Canyon West & Hoover Dam Combo Tour

This amazing day includes a wonderful tour of Hoover Dam followed by 3 full hours at the Grand Canyon West Rim on the Hualapai Indian Reservation. Hoover Dam is located in Black Canyon on the Colorado River.  It’s an outstanding achievement, noteworthy not only for its enormous dimensions, complex design and intricate construction, but also for its illustration of man's outstanding ability to overcome the desert's summer sun, the vagaries of a treacherous river, and the extreme hazards of the great heights of the canyon’s sheer walls. This tour includes the Visitor Center and Historical Displays, views from the “interior” base of the dam into the Generator Room, the fascinating Hoover Dam Movie, with ample time for breathtaking views from the Top of the Dam, Lake Mead, the world's largest man-made lake, the eastern edge of the chasm in Arizona where you have fabulous views of the dam. In addition, you will walk across the top of the Dam into Arizona where there are wonderful photo ops of the new Hoover Dam Bridge. As a bonus, stop at a local park where herds of Big Horn Sheep often come down from the surrounding mountains to gather and graze on the sweet grass. Cross the beautiful High Desert of Arizona and visit the incredible 900 year old Joshua Tree Forest, Eagle Point & Guano Point (with 3 hours to explore the most beautiful natural locations at the rim of the Grand Canyon). You’ll have a romantic picnic lunch at the rim and see Native American Dancing and Dwellings. This is the “family outing” of a lifetime!

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I have good trip and the guide is really helpfull and explained many things about the place. Thank yòu Get Your Guide, your assistance in making a good trip is realy helpfull.

Very enjoyable trip. Our driver was very knowledgeable, sharing information about Hoover Dam as well as the Grand Canyon.

It was an awesome day. The weather was great. Our driver was excellent and very informative.

Robert was an excellent tour guide would highly recommend him veryKnowledgeable

Trip was awesome and very professional. Our driver was great and informative.