5 star rating: Highly Recommended 261 Reviews

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

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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 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 !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

It was a most enjoyable trip with excellent information from Jack, our driver. We would certainly recommend this to our friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Fantastic. Our tour guide (Ralp?) was just fantastic. Very knowledgeable and took us to the most beautiful places. A vwry long day but broken up so well that it didn't feel like it and an experience I will never forget.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Outstanding day trip to Death Valley. Ralph was a great tour leader and shared lots of information about the history and general information along the way. The trip exceeded all expectations. The landscapes were breath-taking. It was interesting to see the salt flats and Scotty's Castle was a fascinating stop. Appreciated the continental breakfast, tasty lunch and all the ice water that was available to us.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

A wonderful and well-managed trip to a unique and outstanding place of natural beauty. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and personable, and covered brilliantly, and with a lot of humour, all aspects of the natural history, and social and human history of the region. Death Valley is a breathtaking and beautiful wilderness, and an extraordinary reminder that there is more to this world than dismal human cities like Las Vegas. The transport was very comfortable, and the trip very, very well managed, with a small number of people, food provided and time given to actually walk out into the badlands, the salt-flats and the desert. Numerous opportunities for photos were provided too, and the length of the tour was perfect. I could not recommend this tour highly enough to anyone at all who has a day here in the area, and who wants to see one of the world's most stunning wildernesses, and maybe be reminded that there is so much more to life than what cities have to offer.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The driver/guide was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. A really enjoyable experience.

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