Hoover Dam & Boulder City Day Trip
- 5 hour Private Driving Tour
- 6 hour Private Driving Tour
- 7 hour Private Driving Tour
- 8 hour Private Driving Tour
- 9 hour Private Driving Tour
Explore Hoover Dam & Boulder City
A private tour with WeVenture Las Vegas is always a completely custom itinerary, created just for you and your group! A private driving tour can be from 4 hours – 9 hours , depending on the destination. Pick-up and drop-off locations are the group’s choice. While many visitors to Vegas have specific sites they would like to see, many are happy to let our team create a custom itinerary that fits their interests, budget, mobility, and timeline. Typically, tours spend most of their time in and around Las Vegas, but we welcome any ideas for your dream tour.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide
Exclusions: Food and drink, souvenirs, tips and gratuities for the guide
No two groups are alike and we will plan a trip tailored to your group’s interests, budget, and needs. Below are some sample itineraries to use as inspiration for your perfect tour:
Half-Day Tour: Las Vegas is an urban oasis, built near the middle of the Mojave Desert. Its lights and attractions draw visitors from all over the world, but there’s so much more to discover once you venture out of the city limits. On this half-day (4-5 hours) private driving tour, you’ll head out to see the famous Hoover Dam, quaint Boulder City, picturesque Lake Mead, and the incredible Nevada desert.
We’ll start your private tour with a drive out into the desert from Las Vegas, after picking you up at your hotel or rental. If you haven’t already, we can swing by for a photo op at the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign!
Along the drive, you’ll get to know your guide and hear the history of Las Vegas and Clark County. You’ll also hear about the Nevada desert and the hardy communities that have taken root here.
Once you get close to the immense Hoover Dam, you’ll get the chance to get out and take in the incredible views from the nearby Boulder Dam Bridge. You’ll then head up to the Dam itself, park, and take in the sights from up close. If you like, you can opt to take a tour of the power plant for a small fee (when available), explore the walkway across the Dam for the perfect photo op, and visit the popular and educational Visitor Center. The Hoover Dam connects the states of Nevada and Arizona, so you can experience being in two different time-zones at once on top of the Dam! We’d also suggest checking out the public bathrooms here – it might sound like a funny recommendation, but their Art Deco design is surprisingly stunning!
We’ll then jump back in our vehicle and zip along while enjoying views of Lake Mead – the lake created by the Hoover Dam. If you are looking for an active day outside, Lake Mead is a wonderful destination for any watersports or hiking enthusiasts. Our final stop before heading back to Vegas will be Boulder City, established for the thousands of workers building the Dam in the 1930s and now a quaint community with a thriving downtown scene and beautiful residential architecture.
Full-Day Tour: A full-day tour (6-9 hours) allows you to enjoy everything in our half-day tour option, with a chance to spend more time exploring the charming town of Boulder City. Here, you can enter Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, which tells the story of the men and women who braved the desolation of the southern Nevada desert to see the dam to completion.
Take your time here to shop vintage and antique stores, or, if you want to take advantage of the sunshine, opt to spend some time at Lake Mead by enjoying a Hoover Dam sightseeing cruise or spend some time walking along the Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail and enjoy more great views of the lake. Several short tunnels along the route were once used to transport the large turbines and machines to the dam site. During our drive, we may get the chance to stop at some prime viewing areas and hopefully spot some wildlife, like Nevada’s bighorn sheep.
Ghost towns dot the entire state, and visitors love to explore the fascinating past behind these once-thriving mining settlements. Before heading back to Las Vegas, you can wander through the ghost town of El Dorado canyon and learn about its indigenous past, its wild west days during the height of the gold craze, and its more recent ties to the film industry.
After you’ve made memories that will last a lifetime, your guide will be happy to drop you off at a location of your choice. Your guide can also give you recommendations for restaurants or attractions throughout the city, or for any other excursions you wish to make back out into the desert.