Destination: Colorado River,Hoover Dam,Lake Mead
Take an unforgettable tour and see parts of the Colorado River and the Hoover Dam that most do not get to experience.
Your tour begins with a luxury van pickup from your hotel. Next it's off to the Black Canyon, where you'll get a chance to experience a remote part of the Colorado River. Drift along the river while taking postcard shots of the sky-high Hoover Dam and the beauty surrounding it. The rafting portion of the tour lasts for approximately 30 minutes.
Your day excursion continues with a trip to the historic Hoover Dam. Explore the visitor's center and see educational displays plus enjoy a 10-minute film about the dam's construction. From here board an elevator for a 70-second elevator ride 530 feet down into the heart of the dam.
Deep in the dam, you'll check out one of four 30-foot diameter pipes that transport 90,000 gallons of water per second to the dam's hydroelectric generators. Next take a short elevator ride up to a balcony overlooking the Nevada side powerplant. Admire the beautiful terrazzo floors installed in the 1930s and the massive generators. On this tour, you also get to explore inspection tunnels in the middle of the dam and peer through air vents that provide breathtaking views of the river and mountains below.
On your way back to town, relax while seeing the surrounding areas of Las Vegas, along with picturesque views of Lake Mead.