WHY YOU SHOULD GO
Enjoy an exhilarating airplane tour over the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam from Las Vegas. This tour package includes a 70-minute round trip flight to Grand Canyon West Rim, picnic lunch, hotel pick-up/drop off, and a VIP guided interior tour of the Hoover Dam
Grand Canyon West Rim Flight and Hoover Dam Tour Highlights
- 70-Minute Round Trip Fixed-Wing Flight To Grand Canyon West Rim
- Amazing Aerial Views Of The Hoover Dam, Lake Mead And Grand Canyon West
- Picnic Lunch, choice of Ham, Turkey or Veggie Style Sandwich.
- VIP Guided Interior of Hoover Dam
- Enjoy 90 Minutes at the Hoover Dam
- Multi-Lingual Narration (during flight)
- Hotel Pick-Up And Drop Off
- A 299 LB Weight Limit Applies Additional Cost Will Apply for Passengers Exceeding This Limit
- All Passengers Must Provide a Valid U.S. Issued Driver's License or a Passport, Photo Copies Will Not Be Accepted
The Grand Canyon West Rim Flight And Hoover Dam Tour Takes Guests On A 70-Minute Airplane Tour From Las Vegas And Shows Them The Unique Beauty And Contours Of The Western End Of Grand Canyon. Aboard Our Vistaliner Aircraft, Specially Equipped With Oversize Windows, You Will See Amazing Aerial Views Of Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, The Colorado River And The Grand Canyon. Enjoy A Picnic Style Lunch, And Ample Time For Souvenir Shopping At The Scenic Airlines Terminal. Proceed To Hoover Dam For Your VIP Government Guided Interior Tour Of The Dam. Enjoy The Inner Working Of The Hoover Dam, History Of Its Creation, And Enjoy Ample Time For Photos.
Approximately 6.5 Hours Hotel To Hotel.
Passengers Are Picked Up From Most Major Las Vegas Hotels.
Check-In At Our Terminal Facility In Boulder City
Air Tour Approximately 70 Minutes
Fly Over Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, The Colorado River, And Grand Canyon.
Enjoy Lunch At The Boulder City Terminal & Shop For Souvenirs
Board Motor Coach And Enjoy 90 Minutes At The Hoover Dam, Including The Government Guided Vip Interior Tour, Explore The Dam And Take Photos
Return To Hotel
About Grand Canyon West Rim
Grand Canyon West and the Grand Canyon Skywalk are the closest, most accessible portion of the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas, Nevada. The Glass Skywalk, which is sometimes called the glass skybridge, glass walkway, glass balcony, and glass floor, has become the main attraction at Grand Canyon West. Due to it’s proximity to Las Vegas and the Skywalk, Grand Canyon West has become the 2nd most visited location at the Grand Canyon. Experiencing over 1 million visitors annually now.
Grand Canyon West is located on the Hualapai Indian Tribal Lands and is NOT a part of Grand Canyon National Park. However, this is the Grand Canyon regardless of whose lands it is administered or protected by.
The Skywalk at Grand Canyon West has become a highly sought after experience at the Grand Canyon. While walking on the Skywalk, which juts 70 feet out over the Grand Canyon, you can look down and see ……nothing – nothing but air between you and the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Until recently, a sensation like this could only be experienced in dreams.
About Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam is as tall as a 60-story building. It was the highest dam in the world when it was completed in 1935. Its base is as thick as two football fields are long. Each spillway, designed to let floodwaters pass without harming the dam itself, can handle the volume of water that flows over Niagara Falls. The amount of concrete used in building it was enough to pave a road stretching from San Francisco to New York City.
The dam had to be big. It held back what was then, and still is, the largest man-made lake in the United States. The amount of water in the lake, when full, could cover the whole state of Connecticut ten feet deep. Only a huge dam could stand up to the pressure of so much water.
Building such a mammoth structure presented unprecedented challenges to the engineers of the Bureau of Reclamation. It stretched the abilities of its builders to the limits. It claimed the lives of 96 of the 21,000 men who worked on it.
Construction began in 1931. Americans began coming to see the big dam long before it was completed four years later. Most had to travel many miles, at the end through a hostile desert, to reach this location on the border between Nevada and Arizona. The builders soon constructed an observation platform on the canyon rim to keep the tourists away from the construction site.
Hoover Dam did, and continues to do, all the things its supporters hoped it would. It protects southern California and Arizona from the disastrous floods for which the Colorado had been famous. It provides water to irrigate farm fields. It supplies water and power to Los Angeles and other rapidly growing cities in the Southwest. But the dam also had an entirely unexpected result, one that began while it was still under construction. For millions of people in the 1930s, including those who would never visit it, Hoover Dam came to symbolize what American industry and American workers could do, even in the depths of the Great Depression. In the early 21st century, almost a million people still come to visit the huge dam every year.