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Las Vegas: Death Valley Day Tour

1. Las Vegas: Death Valley Day Tour

Enjoy the scenic outdoors and rugged extremes of the western United States with a visit to Death Valley. Sample local treats and visit top secret Area 51. See ghost towns of the Wild West, and famous Zabriskie Point. Stop at remote Area 51 Alien Center. Keep watch for top secret military aircraft flying training runs nearby. Work up an appetite and visit Death Valley Nut and Candy Company. See the ghost town of Rhyolite, which came into prosperity in 1904 when gold was found. Pay a visit to the Goldwell Open Air Museum with its local oddities. Enter Death Valley, with a stop at Hell's Gate. Head out to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Trek through the sand where Star Wars characters once walked, then take off to Furnace Creek Visitor Center, where the highest-ever temperature was recorded. Ask the park rangers questions or pick up a souvenir. Finally, visit Badwater Basin, with the lowest elevation in North America (282 feet below sea level) and then Zabriskie Point. Snap a selfie in the 150-mile-long park, a swirl of colors in the background.

From Las Vegas: Death Valley Trekker Tour

2. From Las Vegas: Death Valley Trekker Tour

SPECTACULAR HIGHLIGHTS, MEMORIES OF A LIFETIME! Death Valley comes to life when our tour shows you the most spectacular highlights of the largest national park in the contiguous United States. In the park, you'll be amazed by an abundance of astounding natural features, and the awesome history that abounds in this extremely desolate and unique National Treasure. The journey continues with stops at Badwater, Zabriskie Point, and more. From seasonal snow-capped peaks, to the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, the incredible memories you take home from this tour will last a lifetime. Transportation: Luxurious yet rugged, The Tour Trekker is the first-of-its-kind, high-end, all-terrain vehicle, designed and licensed to be custom-built to be THE ultimate tour vehicle. The Tour Trekker seats 10 passengers comfortably, while preserving an intimate "small group experience." Each fully-loaded Tour Trekker offers guests a state-of-the-art designed interior that includes reclining leather captain seats, 15-inch DVD players, large tinted windows for unparalleled viewing, cross compartment A/C venting increasing passenger comfort and foam insulated walls for a quieter ride and superb climate control. The longer wheel base provides a smoother ride with dual rear wheel enhancing stability and safety.

From Las Vegas: Full Day Death Valley Group Tour

3. From Las Vegas: Full Day Death Valley Group Tour

Start your day early as you travel from your hotel in Las Vegas to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Walk in the dunes and snap some beautiful photos. Head towards the Badwater Basin Salt Flats, which is famous for being the lowest point in North America. Continue to Artist’s Drive for a scenic 9-mile drive through incredible canyons and colorful mountains that will take about 40 minutes with a stop at Artist’s Palette where you can hike to get up close and personal with the amazing colors caused by volcanic minerals. Travel to Zabriskie Point to view sweeping Martian-like landscapes for about 20 minutes. Finally, visit Dante's View, near the edge of the Black Mountains to get views of southern half of the national park.

Death Valley NP Full-Day Small Groups Tour from Las Vegas

4. Death Valley NP Full-Day Small Groups Tour from Las Vegas

Spend the day touring one of the most extreme desert environments at Death Valley National Park on a full-day tour that lets you escape the hectic streets of Las Vegas. Tour in a small group for a more intimate and personal experience and see one of the most unique landscapes on earth. You will witness the spectacular highlights of Death Valley, located east of the Sierra Nevada. Home to a diverse range of flora and fauna that have adapted to the harsh terrain, it offers superb photo opportunities of rocks that are over a billion years old and have been carved and teased into extraordinary formations by the weather of millennia. Gasp in awe at the sheer size, and see the astounding natural features of a desolate national treasure. You will visit the famous Zabriskie point, taking a stunning scenic drive through Artist’s Pallet. Stop at Bad Water, located 280 feet below sea level and the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy a picnic lunch as you tour, and keep well-hydrated for the extreme temperatures. At Furnace Creek Visitor Center browse the Death Valley Gift Shop for some unique souvenir gifts, before heading back through the Mohave Desert in time for some good old fashioned Vegas nightlife!

Las Vegas: Death Valley Day Trip w/ Stargazing & Wine Tour

5. Las Vegas: Death Valley Day Trip w/ Stargazing & Wine Tour

Take in the highlights of Death Valley's desert landscape on an all-day guided hike with free hotel pickup from Las Vegas. Taste wine during a tour of a local winery and stop to take in incredible views of the sunset and the starlit sky. While Death Valley is home to the world's hottest recorded temperature, start your hike in the afternoon when the weather is cooler. Kick things off with a refreshing wine tasting tour in Pahrump, the biggest wine producer in Nevada. Head toward Death Valley National Park to explore scenic viewpoints, such as Dante’s View, a Star Wars filming location. Next, visit Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. After taking pictures of these spectacularly memorable locations, stop at the Ranch at Furnace Creek. As nightfall approaches, venture toward Zabriskie Point to catch the ultimate sunset, followed by a chance for stargazing at the breathtaking night sky. Enjoy plenty of opportunities to view the constellations and, if you are lucky, the Milky Way galaxy. Even after being dropped off at your hotel in Las Vegas, enjoy memories of your hike for years to come thanks to the photos taken by your guide that you will have access to download.

Death Valley: Full–Day Tour from Las Vegas

6. Death Valley: Full–Day Tour from Las Vegas

Stand at the entrance to Death Valley for your first exploration and photo stop on this amazing adventure. Look down on the old ghost town of Rhyolite, a long-abandoned gold mining community and the set for many movies and documentaries. Drive down a beautiful winding highway, and enter the center of Death Valley from the east, a strange world of endless desert, vast valleys, harshly sculpted peaks, garish colors, superbly adapted plants and animals, all visible expressions of geologic time reckoned in millions of years. Capture the view of the valley from Hell's Gate, well above the valley floor. Visit Badwater, 282 feet below sea level. Enjoy views and stops at Zabriskie's Point, the Devil's Golf Course, the Furnace Creek Museum, the Salt Lake, the Sand Dunes and Artists Pallet. The majestic mountains, colorful canyons, volcanic craters and salt pinnacles all make this trip a photographic sightseer's dream come true. 

Vegas: 4-Day Tour of Death Valley, Yosemite & San Francisco

7. Vegas: 4-Day Tour of Death Valley, Yosemite & San Francisco

Whether you decide to lodge indoors or camp outside experience an action-packed 4-day adventure leaving the bright lights of Sin City to see two remarkable National Parks. Spend a day exploring the stark beauty of Death Valley National Park. See rolling sand dunes, salt flats, colorful rocks, and tall mountains. You will even visit the hottest, driest, and lowest point in the West, the Badwater Salt Flats. Prepare to revel in the beauty of this unique landscape. Then travel north to enjoy a full day in Yosemite, home of natural wonders as Half Dome, giant sequoia groves, and waterfalls. Take advantage of one of the most beautiful National Parks with a variety of walks or hikes suitable for all abilities. Day 1: Death Valley National Park  Today you will head to Death Valley National Park for a guided tour. Enjoy wonderful photo opportunities and walks at Zabriskie Point, Artist’s Palette, Badwater Basin Salt flats, Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Devil’s Golf Course, and the Mesquite Sand Dunes. After a picnic lunch, you will drive through spectacular scenery to the old Gold Rush Historic town of Bishop for your camping night stop. Day 2: Travel over Tioga Pass or through Lake Isabella Crossing over the *Tioga Pass the next morning will astonish you with impressive views of Olmsted Point, Lake Tenaya, Tuolumne Meadows, and Mono lake en route to Yosemite Valley. Visit the Valley Visitor Center and exhibits, take a mini-tour and get ready for a full day of exploration of Yosemite tomorrow. *Weather permitting- In the event that the Tioga Pass has closed this tour will route through Lake Isabella instead of Bishop. Day 3: Yosemite National Park Spend a full day exploring the walks and trails offered in Yosemite National Park. There are countless walk and hikes ranging from easy to strenuous or opt for a guided tour with your expert Tour Guide to the premier panoramas within the park such as Bridalveil Falls, Lower Yosemite Falls, views of Half Dome and El Capitan. You can also opt for some free time just relaxing or cycling along the Merced River. Day 4: San Francisco City Tour Today the group is heading to the City by the Bay- San Francisco. Your 4-day adventure concludes with a fully guided city tour of this vibrant city. Stops include Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Haight Ashbury, and the Golden Gate Bridge. This tour ends on day 4 at approximately 5:00 PM.

Las Vegas: Private SUV Tour of Death Valley National Park

8. Las Vegas: Private SUV Tour of Death Valley National Park

Adventure to Death Valley referred to as “Mars on Earth" for a full-day private tour from Las Vegas. Marvel at the oft-overlooked diversity of this park. Explore the Badwater Basin which contains the lowest point in North America as well as Telescope Peak. From peaks to salt flats to amazing colors, Death Valley has many facets. Take this guided tour and spend approximately 4 hours inside the National Park. Your knowledgeable guide will share insights about this legendary landscape as well as offering a historical backdrop to your Death Valley experience. Learn about the region's Native American inhabitants, early pioneer explorers, and pop culture presence. Experience the natural beauty of Death Valley Basin. Delight in large patches of wildflowers blooming from the occasional rain showers or see magnificent mountain peaks surrounding the valley that are snow-covered each winter. Visit the Badwater salt flats, the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, at approximately 280 feet below sea level. The Badwater Salt Flats also boasts the hottest recorded temperatures on earth, taken in 1913. Then take a tour of the oldest structure in Death Valley, the Borax Museum at Furnace Creek Ranch. Next visit iconic Death Valley sites that cannot be missed! Snap photos at Artist Palette and Zabriskie Point badlands, enjoy views of 20 Mule Team Canyon, and the Funeral and Black Mountain Ranges to round out your tour. On your journey back to Las Vegas, make a final stop at Death Valley Junction, home of the Amargosa Opera House and Hotel. Learn about this National Historic Building built in the 1920s that did not blossom until Marta Becket made it her home and her canvas.

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What people are saying about Death Valley National Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 52 reviews

Very nice guide and knew the whole valley very well. He gave us very good explanations and always offered us water. It was just what I expected. As for the valley, it is worth seeing but beware of the sun. It is better to go covered and with sun cream.

Absolutely charismatic driver and guide. Awesome views. And very comfortable bus. Before I already visited Death Valley with other agency and bus was awful. This bus has soft seats and a lot of space between seats

Awesome tour! Well organized and our guide was very knowledgeable (thank you Chris!). Pick up was on time and the provided lunch/picknick was deliscious.

the guides were perfect, they catered in everything, praise, thank you for an amazing experience

Great experience! Knowledgeable guide. A must tour. Highly recommended.