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.
Wonderful experience. Our guide from CT and T, Ralph, was very knowledgeable about the area's history and geology, and kept us entertained. Because we were in a van, we could go a few places the larger buses were not allowed. My favorite spots were Dante's View and the Devil's Golf course. Highly recommend this tour.
I was really keen to go on this tour because it was something different from the usual Grand Canyon trips from Vegas.
The tour started early 6am but that let us beat a lot of the heat. The small group size made it really personal and Jack the guide made sure that he interacted with the whole group.
Jack was a wealth of info on the area we visited plus any other topic which you wanted to talk about.
The food was simple but it was all that was needed to keep us going.
All in all it was a professionally run tour which was worth every cent
Very knowledgeable tour guide. Ralph was very interesting to listen too. Great trip
excellent guide and brilliant day to a spectacular place.highly recommend this trip
This is a day trip well worth the time. Jack was a fabulous host teaching us history all along the way. There is so much to see and learn in Death Valley. You will see sand dunes, more than one salt flats, painted mountains, rocks, mountains and on and on. It is not boring at all. Jack was fun thus making it a fun day. We were fed breakfast and lunch. We also saw drones taking off and landing at the air force base and stopped outside of Area 51. Don't think that this would be a dull long day. Quite the opposite. We had good conversation, laughs, music, food and spectacular sights. Do it!
Very informative, Ralph was a great tour guide, just so much information I couldn't even remember it all. The day was long due to what all we saw but well worth the time. I would recommend this for the person that likes history. My husband and I liked it very much.
Really enjoyed this tour, the guide I forget his name was incredibly knowledgeable...he did not stop talking the whole day, an absolute mine of information. Was really interesting, personally I could have done without the stops to look at desert flowers but that's just me, some people really liked it. It is a long day but you do see a lot...I loved it...and would certainly recommend it..makes a nice change from the vegas glitz as well.
We scheduled our Death Valley day tour for 5/14/2016, which happened to be the hottest day of the year. High temperature 110 F Our day started at 6:30 am when we were picked up from our hotel. The tour guide Ralph was prepared with a cooler full of cold bottle waters and food for us. Along the way we stopped several times for breaks.
The tour itself was outstanding. Ralph stopped and showed us the local flowers and cacti that grow in the desert region. Our group was lucky enough to even see the elusive desert tortoise! When we got to the salt flats, at Devils Golf Course, we were able to walk onto the flats, almost 300 feet below sea level. On the drive back we stopped at the Rhyolite Ghost Town. We saw the Bottle House as well as some interesting sculptures done by Albert Szukalski Ghost Rider The Last Supper ad Fred Bervoets Tribute to Shorty Harris
Throughout the drive, Ralph was able to inform us about the history of Las Vegas and Death Valley areas. He was able to answer questions regarding the types of rock formations, minerals located in the area and types of mining that had been done. He was able to answer all our questions regarding the types of plant and animal life for each region. Our only disappointment was Scotty's Castle being closed due to flood damage.
Our only tip would be, since this is truly a day trip 12-13 hours do not book show tickets or make dinner reservations until late in the evening. This is a long day, but it is well worth it and should not be missed.
The trip was amazing, Ralph the guide was so knowledgeable and informative - a fabulous day even though the weather started off very wet, Ralph juggled the itinerary to ensure we got the very best of the day. Thank you Ralph. I would highly recommend this trip - amazing.....
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