Death Valley Tour
DEPARTS Las Vegas, NV
Mojave Desert - A Land of Extremes
- Seasonal tour available September–May
- 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
- Experience the extremes of Death Valley, from temperature to altitude
- Pose for photos at Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the western hemisphere
- See the unique landscape formed by the buildup and erosion of salt at the Devil’s Golf Course
- Get a 360-degree look at Dante’s View, including the lower 48 states’ highest and lowest points
- Collapsible wheelchairs acceptable when accompanied by another adult.
No children under three permitted on this tour
Meet your Certified Interpretive Guide, hop into our luxurious Pink Adventure 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.
Upon arrival, you’ll stop at the Visitor’s Center to collect maps, books and your National Park Passport stamp. Then, you’re off to Badwater Basin. Snap some photos of the sign designating its altitude (282 feet below sea level) as the lowest point in the western hemisphere. Your guide can 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 and dangerous to traverse, especially at the Devil’s Golf Course. Protected from periodic floods at a slightly higher altitude, the Devil’s Golf Course is famous for its stunning salt peaks. Rain and wind continually sculpt surreal towers that you’ll want to capture in photos. On warm days, you may even hear the pops and squeaks of salt crystals bursting.
5,000 feet above Death Valley, you can see all of the day’s landmarks in one view at Dante’s View. From the low salt flats of Badwater Basin to the highest point in Death Valley at Telescope Peak, your guide will point out all the rivers, mountains and other geological features visible from this perch. On clear days, you’ll be able to see Mount Whitney and Badwater Basin at the same time, which are the highest and lowest points of the continental US, respectively.
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.
Great tour. Thank you!
Our guide was amazing. Such a lovely man who knew everything there was to know about where we were going. He knew exactly what we were looking for and made the experience magical.
Absolutely excellent. Every element of the tour was incredible.
The Death Valley tour was the best tour I’ve ever taken, thanks to Tommy. He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the tour. I wish I could take every tour of every place I visit with Tommy.
The tour was amazing and had many great stops. Personally, I felt timing was a bit off. I felt somewhat rushed at some stops and then questioned why we had so much time at a different stop, however, that was only my experience. Overall, I had an amazing time and our guide Glenn was awesome!
Everything was excellent except for not getting an email confirming that our tour was booked.
The Death Valley tour was better than I expected. The tour was a last minute addition to our vacation plan and we are so glad that we went!
The tour was fabulous! Andrew was an excellent educator. I would highly recommend and suggest that people take the time to do this tour and see and learn something that they normally would not see! Another item off my life list???? thanks again!
I was picked up on time the next stop did not board until 45 min later not sure why. Only a few min. to that pick up. Driver was in contact with the office for instructions