Experience California’s Death Valley National Park and its amazing display of natural colors and dramatic mountain ranges on this day tour.
The Death Valley guided tour includes a stop at Badwater Basin to view the lowest point in the western hemisphere and walk across the salt flats, photo stops at Zabriskie Point and Artist’s Palette overlook, a tour of the Borax Museum at Furnace Creek Ranch and a look back in time at the Amargosa Opera House and Hotel. A made-to-order lunch is also included in the tour price.
The Death Valley National Park tour departs from Las Vegas at approximately 6:00am and returns at approximately 4:00pm.
Packages start at $249
Most hotels in Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday or Saturday
DETOURS custom touring vehicles are specifically designed for small groups with comfortable, individual captain’s chairs.
Tours canceled within 48 hours of departure will be charged in full.
A minimum number of guests must be met for this tour. You may be booked on stand by until the tour is confirmed.
This tour can also be operated as a private tour. Contact a tour specialist for details.
Departs: approximately 6:00am
Returns: approximately 4:00pm
Welcome to Death Valley National Park, a place that recently reclaimed its title as the hottest place on earth.
A favorite of many tour guides, Death Valley is referred to as “Mars on Earth,” with the amazing diversity of this park often under-appreciated. There is twice the depth of the Grand Canyon between Badwater Basin and Telescope Peak, seen together during your tour of Death Valley. From peaks to salt flats to amazing colors, Death Valley has many faces. Along with the legendary landscape, there is a long and lively human history that brings personality and reality to Death Valley. Early pioneer explorers and borax mining have inspired many entertaining stories of Man vs. Mother Nature. The basin that Death Valley lies in is quite diverse in that the occasional rainstorm brings with it large patches of wildflowers, and the mountain peaks surrounding the valley are consistently snow-covered each winter.
Today’s guided tour of Death Valley offers approximately four hours in the National Park. A stop at the Badwater Salt Flats marks the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, at approximately 280 feet below sea level. The Badwater Salt Flats also boast the hottest recorded temperatures on earth, taken in 1913. A tour to the oldest structure in Death Valley, the Borax Museum at Furnace Creek Ranch, is also highlighted on this trip. Photo stops at Artist’s Palette and Zabriskie Point badlands, along with views of 20 Mule Team Canyon, and the Funeral and Black Mountain Ranges will round out the tour. On our return to Las Vegas, we journey through Death Valley Junction, home of the Amargosa Opera House and Hotel. Built between 1923 and 1925, the opera house did not blossom until Marta Becket made it her home and her canvas. As an actress, opera singer, painter, and builder, evidence of Marta’s hard work still exists in this National Historic Building.
- National Park entrance fees
- Unlimited bottled water
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Guide Gratuity
- Third party tours
Temperatures at Death Valley National Park vary by season. We recommend our guests bring jackets in winter months, and light clothing and a hat during the summer months.
REAL REVIEWS FROM OUR GUESTS
This is a must do tour. It was the highlight of our holiday to Las Vegas. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and obliging. Death Valley is an amazing place to visit but our guides contribution to the day really topped it off. It was a long day but well worth every minute. We saw salt flats, sand dunes, mountains of amazing colours and our guide filled us in on the history of it all. Congratulations Detours of Nevada, we would highly recommend this tour to anyone and would do it again at the drop of a hat.
I went to Death Valley and all my expectations were met. The trip to there had a few stops at interesting places, but the best was death valley. Located beneath sea levels, the views were amazing... The ride itself in the van was extremely comfortable and our guide was an excellent tour guide, friendly, knowledgeable 🙂 Don't hesitate to book with detours!
Weather appropriate clothing, camera, sunscreen, snacks, government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
To give you the best experience, pick up times are at approximately 6:00am, but the specific time depends on your pick up location. We will contact you between 4-6pm the evening before the tour to confirm your exact pickup time.
Typically runs Tuesdays and Saturdays, but can run any day of the week with four (4) or more people.
We provide a boxed lunch with choices of different sub sandwiches and includes mayo/mustard, chips, and a cookie. The office staff will be in contact with you after you book your reservation and provide you with our meal options.
We recommend closed-toed shoes year round. During the winter, we recommend long pants, a light jacket, and hats. During spring, summer and fall, we recommend shorts, light shirts and hats.
These are all approximations, please check the weather prior to your tour. Winter temperatures at Death Valley National Park can range from 60-80 degrees fahrenheit. Spring and fall temperature range from 80-110 degrees fahrenheit. Summer temperatures range from 100-120 degrees fahrenheit.
Approximately 4 hours.
Approximately 2.5 hours from the Las Vegas area. With stops made along the way though, we typically arrive around 9:30am-10am.
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