5 star rating: Highly Recommended 266 Reviews

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  • Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Best Death Valley Day Trip from Las Vegas

Escape to the desert on a day trip to Death Valley during your Las Vegas vacation. You'll travel through the magnificent Mojave Desert and visit the Spanish-style Scotty's Castle for lunch. Tour Ubehebe Crater and visit the atmospheric Furnace Creek Ranch Museum and Rhyolite Ghost Town.


  • Day trip from Las Vegas to Death Valley
  • Guided tour of Scotty's Castle
  • Boxed lunch in the grounds of Scotty's Castle
  • Death Valley tours from Las Vegas stops at Ubehebe Crater, Furnace Creek Ranch Museum, Badwater and Rhyolite Ghost Town
  • Informative commentary from your driver/guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from most Las Vegas hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Get away from the glitz for an adventure at stark and fascinating Death Valley National Park on this all-inclusive day trip. It's pretty amazing walking around Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America.

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What You Can Expect

Best Death Valley Day Trip from Las Vegas

Death Valley Day Trip from Las Vegas

Your Death Valley adventure begins with a complimentary continental breakfast in Beatty, Nevada, your first stop in the Mojave Desert. Then it's on to Scotty's Castle, where your castle guide will take you back in time. After your 60-minute guided tour of the castle, you will have 30 minutes of free time to explore the castle grounds and enjoy a complimentary picnic lunch served in the grounds of Scotty's Castle.

After lunch you will continue on to your third stop, Ubehebe Crater. The crater is all that remains from a volcanic eruption that was so violent, the volcano itself was destroyed. Then it's on to Furnace Creek Ranch Museum, where you can learn about the history of Death Valley.

Next stop is Badwater, the lowest spot in North America, at 282 feet (85 meters) below sea level, with a permanent spring-fed pool where you actually can walk on the salt flats. Your final stop on the tour is at Rhyolite Ghost Town.

Please note: due to high temperatures, this tour does not operate from June to August.The Zabriskie Point visitor use area will be closed to all vehicle and foot traffic from October 1, 2014 to approximately March 2015 due to construction. You will receive extended time at other stops made on this tour. This tour is seasonal and operates from September to May.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Amazing and surprising scenery .....surpassing all my expectations. Tour guide Ralph was a fount of knowledge ... He tells stories about Geology that's my thing so I was very pleased about that , flora and fauna , American history and culture and all about Vegas. Although it's a long day and long drive 450 miles - we saw so much and it was really worth every cent.
Thanks for a great memorable day Ralph.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I loved this tour! It was 113 F and extremely hot, but the tour guide was fantastic and gave a brilliant tour of the area and took us to some great view points in the park. Breakfast and lunch was included and as much ice-cold water as we needed throughout the day. Our tour guide Jack made the tour especially enjoyable with his great sense of humour and vast local knowledge. We also visited a ghost town on the way to Death Valley which was fun and interesting. I would highly recommend this tour, it was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had a great day even though the heat was incredible. A nice breakfast and lunch were provided. Our guide Jack was really knowledgeable, even down to which toilets to avoid. The scenery was really spectacular, highly recommend this tour as it is so unique and it is nice to venture out of Vegas.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

You will love it. Our drive and tour guide Ralph works hard to make this trip a wonderful trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This trip was fantastic and would highly recommend it. The scenery was beautiful and the tour guide was great - very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I did immediately answer your request for a review and told you the trip was wonderful. We cannot wait to get back to Las Vegas and take the Area 51 trip. Our trip to Death Valley was spectacular and the tour guide was the main attraction. I love geology and he knew more geology than did many of my college professors. I would recommend this trip to anyone who loves mountains, deserts and geology. You will see things that can only be found in Death Valley.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

very professional Tour Guide, fascinating landscape, amazing Tour. Must see!!!
Many thanks again to Adventure Photo Tours to provide Gluten Free food during the Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was very enjoyable and the driver so knowledgeable and entertaining. I would recommend this tour to any body. To be honest, relatives talked us into it and I thanked them later for suggesting such a fun day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

A great day trip via a ghost town to spectacular views of Death Valley . Jack was a great informative guide, allowing time for us to climb across sand dunes, salt flats below sea level, visitor centre and high up in the Badlands to an amazing lookout across to the mountains. I'd do it again !

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