Premium Journey: Death Valley Tour
DEPARTS Las Vegas, NV
Mojave Desert - A Land of Extremes
- Meet your professionally trained guide at your Las Vegas hotel
- Ride to Death Valley National Park in our Tour Trekker
- We provide a picnic lunch and water
- Get your National Park Passport stamp
- Explore the Mojave Desert, its salt pans and seasonal saline lakes
- See the quirky Area 51 Alien Center and Rhyolite ghost town
- Enter through “Hell’s Gate” for remarkable first views of Death Valley
- Learn what causes Death Valley’s extreme temperatures
- Walk the Salt Creek boardwalk; tour Harmony Borax Works Historic Mining site
- Fill your camera with the vibrant landscape of Artist’s Palette and rolling formations of Zabriskie Point
- Pose for photos at Badwater Basin - the lowest point in the western hemisphere; look up to sea level for an amazing perspective
No children under three permitted on this tour. Collapsible wheelchairs acceptable when accompanied by another adult.
Seasonal PINK Select tour available September–May.
Meet your Certified Guide, hop into our luxurious Tour Trekker vehicle and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime expedition. Don’t worry about the details; we’ve already packed up lunch and bottled water, plus paid your park entrance fees.
On the way to Death Valley National Park, your expert local guide will share insights into the area’s climate, history, wildlife and terrain. From its elevation to its temperature, this incredible area is a destination of unique extremes. A quick stop at quirky Area 51 Alien Center gives you a chance to collect fun, Area 51-themed souvenirs.
Rhyolite ghost town and Goldwell Open Air Museum waits for your arrival; abandoned long ago, the shells of the town bank and railway station remain to spark your imagination.
From Rhyolite, a stop at “Hell’s Gate” dramatically reveals a panoramic view of Death Valley National Park. Don’t let the name fool you—Death Valley is alive, and for mind-blowing reasons to be discovered once you enter the park.
A walking tour at Salt Creek boardwalk reveals a surprise: Desert pupfish are alive and well here. A guided nature walk tells you more.
Stops at the Borax Works Historic Mining site and Death Valley Visitor Center show you how life has sustained. These stops include museums and a gift shop.
Badwater Basin is next. Snap some photos of the sign designating its altitude (282 feet below sea level) as the lowest point in the western hemisphere. Your guide will explain how the remarkable altitude and terrain affect the weather to make this one of the hottest places on the planet. (Don’t worry, our tours take place in the milder months of September through May.)
Thousands of years ago, Badwater Basin was a lake that eventually evaporated. The saltpans that remain today are an unforgettable sight. Stay on the boardwalk and bring your sunglasses; the fields of salt are bright white under the sun. On warm days, you may even hear the pops and squeaks of salt crystals bursting.
On the next stops, you’ll see why the stunningly colorful Artist’s Palette is named as it is. You’ll visit a stately historic hotel built in 1927—The Oasis at Death Valley. At Zabriskie Point you’ll overlook what appears to be rolling waves of rock, yet another surprising vista of remarkable Death Valley. One final adventure awaits: A light, off-road driving tour of 20 Mule Team Canyon reveals a history of mining and pop culture.
After an eventful day, you’ll step back into the luxury of our custom Tour Trekker for a comfortable ride. You’ll even be back to your hotel in time for dinner and a show or a night on the town.
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Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
It was a wonderful day! We had a fantastic time!! Andrew did a great job telling us about the history of the areas and was full of fun facts. Highly recommend!!
Was an awesome experience .Love the smaller tour groups.
Awesome and amazing!! Jennifer was an excellent host and wonderful driver!! She was very friendly and thoughtful to our group. I also like that she never mentioned the tip at all, which is unlike other tours we have been on. We would love to go on another tour with Jennifer as our guide!
Very interesting- varied stops throughout the day giving a range of perspectives.
I love this tour.
Excellent tour, fascinating location and comfortable way to travel there. Ken was informative and friendly. Great local knowledge. Very helpful with taking photos and how to get best views.
Multiple times the mike was not plugged and guests needed to report to the tour guide which was difficult from the back due to the separation of the driver and the tourist. Did not see everything and guide changed the itinerary several times even asking us if wanted to see something and then never taking us there without explanation. Was not a very organized itinerary.
I was very taken by the beauty of the mountains the colors and then the contrast of the basin. Ken was very informative even humorous knew his history was constantly offering us water telling us to be careful exiting and entering the vehicle answer her questions and if he couldn't answer our questions when we got within cell phone range he looked them up. I was very impressed by that. There were few things that I saw on the map and I was under the impression that we were going to see one of them was the borax museum that showed the water tanker and the wagon was a little disappointed that we didn't get to see that. Fantastic lunch he was very engaging gave us opportunities to use clean restrooms which I think is very important.
A combination of information humor and an overall feeling of security. Ken was more than helpful with questions not only about our tour but southern Nevada and Las Vegas and general. He seemed to enjoy the tour as much as we did and we felt the passengers and I at ease with him. It was discussed at lunch with the passengers if we had really gotten the diamond in 10 and the other passengers enjoyed him very very much. You can't go wrong with excellent weather in a comfortable vehicle also. my only disappointment was at looking at the map we seem to have missed a couple of spots that I would have liked to seen for instance the boron mining area with the twenty mule team wagon and other artifacts. But none the less it was a very very very excellent tour.