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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.

Tour Details

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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Please Note: Our tours operate rain or shine, provided the roads are open. In the event of severe weather, Pink® Adventure Tours reserves the right to alter, modify, or cancel any tour due to unsafe conditions. Any tour cancelled by Pink® Adventure Tours will receive a 100% refund.

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