Journey through the rugged terrain of the Mojave Desert and marvel at the extreme desert environment bursting with vibrant colour as your guide takes you to the must-see highlights of this fascinating national park.
Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned mini-bus, lunch and plenty of bottled water are included. Kindly select your lunch options from beef, turkey or vegetarian when making your booking.
Our Death Valley tour offers breathtaking photo opportunities at Dante’s View and Zabriskie Point. A stunning scenic drive through the Artist’s Pallet and of course a stop at Bad Water Basin-at 280 feet below sea level this is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere!
Take a walkout on the most protected salt flats on earth. Stop at Furnace Creek visitor centre, the Devil’s Golf Course and browse the Death Valley gift shop heading back through the Mojave Desert in time for some good old fashioned Vegas nightlife!
Touring through one of the hottest places on Earth may seem daunting, but we assure you that your experiences on our Death Valley tour will be one of the most uniquely enjoyable day trips that you will ever have the opportunity to take. Our air-conditioned vans provide the ability to enjoy the scenery in comfort, and our informative guides will make sure that the stops at each point of interest will be both educational and filled with adventure, as you are given the opportunity to explore the
landscape in your own way.
Las Vegas to Death Valley Our Death Valley tours start from your Las Vegas hotel, where you will be greeted and checked in by your tour-guide. When the entire group for the day has been assembled, the drive to Death Valley National Park begins. The drive itself is filled with commentary about what you can expect to experience in Death Valley, as well as some local history and information about the trip itself.
Once in Death Valley itself, your tour guide will stop for a photo-op at the welcome sign. Many members of our group will take pictures in front of the sign that welcomes us to one of the most extreme environments on earth, as well as the area that boasts the highest temperature ever recorded. You can expect group members to assume the “I am dead in Death Valley” positions for photographs!
The first stops on the tour are Dante’s View and Zabriskie point, where our adventurers have the ability to explore each location on their own, to experience the breathtaking views and unusual landscape in their own way. The views of the desert floors from these vantage points is remarkable, and many will simply marvel at the sheer beauty of the expanse while others will stroll around the area, taking in the landscape directly under their feet, noticing unique plant forms and wildlife that inhabits the area.
Zabriskie Point is actually a viewpoint that is part of the Amargosa Range and is unique due to its erosional landscape. It is composed of the elements left behind by the drying up of Furnace Creek Lake, which disappeared around five-million years ago. The location itself was named after Christian Brevoort Zabriskie, who was the vice-president of the Pacific Borax Company. Dante’s View is a terrace viewpoint that sits 5,476 feet above the desert floor. It is located on the north side of Coffin Peak and overlooks the floor of Death Valley. Several paths lead to the peak, which offers a dramatic panoramic view of the basin.
Artist’s Palatte is dramatic due to the many colours of rock that make up the landscape. The colours are due to the oxidation of different metals, red yellow and pink being from iron salts and green from decomposing mica. There are even purple elements that are produced from manganese. The Artist Drive Formation was produced as a result of a violent and explosive volcanic period in Death Valley.
Badwater Basin is the area that contains the lowest elevation point in North America at 282 feet below sea level. Do not forget to snap a photo of the mountain behind you that shows the actual point of sea level, which will give you a good idea of how low you are. Badwater Basin is a salt flat, and displays a huge expanse of pure table salt! There is flooding at Badwater Basin often, however, it usually doesn’t last very long as the scorching temperatures evaporate the standing water into a thicker layer of salt every time.
Furnace Creek Visitor centre: Our adventurers enjoy lunch and refreshments as well as exploring the sites and purchasing gifts to commemorate their trip. The Visitor Centre is an oasis in the desert, with many cool areas to relax and take in the sites. Take your picture in front of the sign which contains the world-record temperature record of 134 degrees, and which shows the current temperature. The Borax exhibit tells the story of the Pacific Borax Company, who mined the Borax that cleans many people’s clothes today. Borax is an element that is used in laundry detergent, as well as other uses. The famous “20 mule team” that hauled the Borax from the area after it was mined is commemorated even today on “20 Mule Team Borax laundry detergent.”
Devil’s Golf Course One of our last stops is the “Devil’s Golf Course” where a brief off-road trip brings us to an area that provides some of the most unique photographs in the world, as jagged salt formations take on the appearance of snow on the desert floor. Our adventurers venture out into the salt-flat and notice that the formations are very solid and hard, even though they are delicate in appearance. From this point, our adventure tour of Death Valley returns to Las Vegas, where our visitors say goodbye to their new friends. They retire to their hotels discussing Death valley, the fact that pictures cannot do it justice.
Transportation by air-conditioned mini-bus, Boxed lunch choice of beef, turkey or vegetarian, Bottled water, Professional guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off,
Light layered clothes, sunhat, comfortable shoes, sunscreen
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