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

Death Valley Day Trip from Las Vegas

Explore Death Valley on this full-day trip from Las Vegas. With a knowledgeable guide, travel through the scenic Mojave Desert. Visit the Ubehebe Crater, the remnants of a long-ago imploded volcano. Learn about the history of Death Valley at the Furnace Creek Ranch, then travel to Badwater and the Rhyolite Ghost Town. Breakfast, boxed lunch and round-trip transportation from select Las Vegas hotels are included. 

Highlights

  • Day trip from Las Vegas to Death Valley
  • Guided tour 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

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.

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

Karl W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great tour with very well informed guide.

jewels2854

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Driver was great very funny very informative Had a great day!!

Nicholas M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent trip. Long day,but the places visited were amazing,Ralph is an excellent guide.

Sharon B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Absolutely fantastic. Our driver - Ralph - was fantastic, well read and extremely helpful in answering questions.

It was take more than a full day to do Death Valley justice - so many unusual and beautiful vistas and formations. My mother , who is 91, weathered the trip well and was able to take in all the beauty in this area.

Robert D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent trip so much to see, a must do

John E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I wondered about visiting Death Valley on my own in a hired car but am so glad I joined the Day trip as the guide alas I've lost the piece of paper with his name on! was the most knowledgeable and interesting I think I've ever had. He was a mine of information on history, geography, geology, astronomy, flora, fauna and evolution as well as places in Death Valley. I think the tour I signed up for was supposed to visit Scotty's Castle but in the end the 9 of us on board the minibus opted to do the 'nature' tour and visited more 'out-of-the-way' less touristy places, plus the ghost town of Rhyolite. It was hot 46.7 degrees C 116 oF but we had just enough water on board. A memorable day and safe 'adventure'.

Judith M United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

If you do nothing else in Vegas you have to do this trip. Our guide was very very knowledgable regarding geology, plant and animal life. made the whole trip very eduactional and enjpyable. I would give this tour 11/10.

Jing Yuan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was great. Ralph? was the guide who was absolutely informative. The tour is a small tour 11 people so there were plenty of stops at scenic places along the way and time was very efficiently used. There was no need for a super early pick up and transit at another location to another bigger bus. Ralph picked us up and head for death valley straightaway. Death valley is really gorgeous and I actually preferred this tour over Grand Canyon.
I can't stress enough that a small group tour is definitely a much more enjoyable experience compared to a big bus full of people.

james g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very nice trip. Enjoyed the tour. The tour guide Franklin ? was very informative and knowledgeable!

Andrew H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great, Ralph was a lovely guide and the sights were amazing. Boxed lunches were good!

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