We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Hoover Dam tour”
Review of Detours of Nevada

Detours of Nevada
Book In Advance
More Info
$74.98*
and up
Deluxe Small-Group Half-Day Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas
Ranked #57 of 233 Tours in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: DETOURS is the premier tour company providing professionally guided experiences of the American West. We offer day and multi-day scheduled tours that regularly depart from Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV. Any of our scheduled tours can be made private. For a more customized experience, our Platinum tours let guests build a custom itinerary to fit their desires. With guided tours to the Grand Canyon, other National Parks, and many more incredible southwestern destinations, DETOURS can take you and your group just about anywhere in the West. We promise a personalized experience to remember. The combination of our professional guides, custom tour vehicles, individualized service, and vibrant attitude creates a highly personalized and exciting touring experience for each of our guests. Our mission is to treat our guests to the best experiences in the American West!
Calgary
2 reviews
“Hoover Dam tour”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

There are many tour options to the Hoover Dam but we decided to go with Detours because of the small tour group (4 people on our trip) and were happy we chose them. James picked us up on schedule and had "breakfast" waiting for us in the SUV - muffins, cheese & crackers, granola bars, juice and water. The drive out to the dam was just as interesting as the dam itself as James pointed out sights along the way and gave us information about the area. He is a great tour guide - organized, knowledgeable and personable. We would definitely travel with James and Detours again.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank LeaCalgary
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jeff H, Owner at Detours of Nevada, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you for writing such a positive review of your trip with Detours! It doesn't surprise us that you enjoyed James and his knowledge of the Hoover Dam! You chose a great destination for your tour and we are so glad you had fun! Please let us know how we can help you create more amazing memories in the future. Thank you for choosing Detours!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

278 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    246
    15
    8
    6
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Broadstone, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bryce Canyon”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

We booked a day trip to Bryce Canyon with Detours Las Vegas. It was an excellent trip we were picked up from our hotel at the time advised, the SUV was perfect very comfortable, the breakfast and picnic lunch provided were first class and to top it off our guide James was superb very informative and had great personality, made the trip even more enjoyable, a fantastic day out.If we visit Las Vegas again and book any trips we will use Detours again excellent company. James thank you again

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank GJG5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jeff H, Owner at Detours of Nevada, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your enjoyment of Detours on Tripadvisor. Bryce Canyon is an incredible destination and it doesn't surprise me that James pleased you! We will let him know your feedback! We also operate Detours of Arizona, as well as private tours all over the western U.S., so if you ever want us to create a trip for you, we'd be honored. Thank you for letting us show you such an amazing part of Utah. We appreciate your praise!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Half day Hoover Dam Tour”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

We visited Hoover Dam from Las Vegas on 25 October 2013. Tour guide Jeff was on time for pick up and supplied drinks and snacks for the tour. Jeff provided informative commentary on the drive from LV to Hoover and pointed out many sights along the way. He also took us to Lake Mead outlook for a photo opportunity. Recommend this tour to time poor travellers for an intimate visit to Hoover.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Tonya W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jeff H, Owner at Detours of Nevada, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Tonya, thank you for taking the time to praise Detours! We are so glad you enjoyed your Hoover Dam excursion with Jeff. We will definitely pass along your feedback. If you are in the area again, or in Arizona, Detours would love the opportunity to take you on another one of our tours. Thank you again for traveling with Detours!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Grand Canyon West Rim”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We visited Hoover Dam & West Rim Canyon tour on Friday 4th of October
Our tour guide Geoff with a G was superb and a Fabulous host for the day , He kept us fully informed and his knowledge is second to none. All snacks and drinks we're provide
We had a lovely meal at Guano point, and the views are out of this world and no words can explain just how amazing it really is. Photos taken have given us the memories for ever specially the one by Geoff

Thanks again Geoff & Deborah

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank Deborah W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jeff H, Owner at Detours of Nevada, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Deborah, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your Detours trip! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience! We were fortunate enough to be able to access the West Rim of the Grand Canyon during the government shutdown, so we definitely appreciate the opportunity to show you the beauty and awe of this incredible landscape. We will definitely let Geoff know about your positive feedback. We are very fortunate to have him on board with Detours. Next time you are near the area, we would love to take you on another tour! We specialize in the entire southwest, so there's almost no limit where we could take you. Once again, thank you so much for touring with Detours!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glynneath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“James (tour guide) this is for you!!”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Had an amazing trip to the West rim of the Grand Canyon with Detours on 28th Aug! Decided to do the Canyon by bus as the weather that week was unpredictable and I'm nervous flying. Sophie at the concierge desk in MGM recommended Detours as it's more comfortable - the vehicle is smaller than a mini bus, enough room for about 8 I think, the chairs are big and comfy and there is air con on board. Breakfast was provided as it's an early start, water and juice.

Our driver James was absolutely superb! Myself and my fiance were accompanied by 2 Australians Matt and James (also 23 years old) and an older couple from Miami. James the guide was VERY knowledgeable - he constantly fed us information and the history of places we passed en route to the Canyon keeping us all entertained for the duration of the drive. We learnt a lot! Myself and the boys stuck with James for most of the day, we really enjoyed his company.

My favourite part of the trip was definitely the stop off at the cowboy ranch for dinner before the drive home. The food was lovely. The magician was amazing, can't remember his name but he opened for David Copperfield for a few years. He had us all sitting mouths wide open - his tricks were crazy! Loved it! Lots of other little activities to do to fill the hour - horse and cart ride, archery etc.

We did a quick detour to Hoover Dam on the way home which was great, but we had to stop by the leak therefore didn't quite see the full scale of the dam. Never the less, at least we can say we have been. We also did a quick stop at a local park where we got to walk by wild Desert Bighorn Sheep as we didn't pass any on the way!

A fantastic day out and would personally like to thank James for such a memorable day. He asked us on the bus if we were on Honeymoon, little did I know my boyfriend had an engagement ring in his pocket, although it didn't end up making an appearance on the Canyon, it did later that evening - it was the right time after a great day!

Thanks James x

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank CarlyL1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jeff H, Owner at Detours of Nevada, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Carly, we are so happy you enjoyed your tour with Detours! It is no surprise that you loved James as your tour guide. We will pass along your praise! We are also appreciative of your positive comments regarding our vans. We take great pride in making sure our vehicles are comfortable, so it pleases us to hear that we succeeded in this effort. Please let us take you on another adventure when you are in the area. Again, thank you for choosing Detours!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Detours of Nevada also viewed

 

Been to Detours of Nevada? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing