Explore Death Valley on this full-day trip from Las Vegas. With a 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.
Day trip from Las Vegas to Death Valley
Death Valley tours from Las Vegas stops at Ubehebe Crater, Furnace Creek Ranch Museum, Badwater, and Rhyolite Ghost Town
Commentary from your driver/guide
Pickup and drop-off from most Las Vegas hotels
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This all-inclusive day trip features craters, ghost towns, and rare views from Dante’s lookout.
Begin your day trip at your select Las Vegas hotel, where you'll meet your guide and hop aboard your coach. Head first to Beatty, Nevada, located in the Mojave Desert, for breakfast. Travel into Death Valley National Park, stopping at Dante's View, a 5,475-foot (1,669-meter) mountain top panorama, and Badwater, the lowest spot in North America, at 282 feet (85 meters) below sea level. Check out the permanent spring-fed pool where you can actually walk on the salt flats. Enjoy a provided boxed lunch before continuing to the Ubehebe Crater, a type of maar volcano created by steam and gas explosions when hot magma comes into contact with groundwater. Then it's on to Furnace Creek Ranch Museum, where you can learn about the history of Death Valley. You'll also stop at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes to marvel at the stark, graceful curves of the sand, as well as Devil's Cornfield and Rhyolite Ghost Town. After a full day of exploration, your day trip will conclude at your original departure point. Please note that routes are subject to change based on each tour guide.
The tour of Death valley itself was good. Guide/Driver gave lots of useful info. However, the bus was awful. It was very uncomfortable without much suspension, no seat pockets in the back of the seats to even hold your water bottles. There was not even a rubbish bin in the bus. After was had our box lunches we had to hang on to the garbage until a comfort stop just to dispose it off. There was also no rack above the seats to place our day back packs. It was very uncomfortable to carry backpacks in your lap for over 12 hours in a single day. While Death valley itself was great to visit, it was certainly not worth paying over $200 to this tour company for a sub par transportation and terrible boxed lunch.
Friendly tour guide with lots of deep knowledge! My English skill was not enough to understand all the talking, but he took care of us well and tried to let us join. We had a great experience at the tour. Thank you so much:)
Good outing for a day with excellent stops, view points and good scenery. Ralph was a very knowledgeable guide and touched on very many subjects including the topics about death valley. The drive was pleasant and with frequent stops, it was perfect. Hope there was more time to visit few more attraction points and at certain stops more time to hike the trail. Recommend this trip to anyone. .
Always great when the tour exceeds the pre-trip hype- and this trip through Desert Tours did. We were picked up right on time at our hotel by our tour guide, Ralph. Throughout the tour he entertained and informed us with stories and his knowledge of .Death Valley. Wish I could retain half of the history and info he shared. Plenty of stops to stretch and take in the views. We r in our 70's and surely this is by far the best way to see Death Valley. THANKS to Ralph for a memorable tour.
Our trip to Death Valley was great, in part because our driver/guide Cathi Hughes was great. She was so knowledgeable and pleasant. She gave us so much information and helpful suggestions for enjoying the area. We were on a bus which had a 14-passenger capacity. Being smaller than the traditional larger tour bus, she could take us several places the others could not go. And we did go many places and covered a lot of the park, although not nearly all as it is so large (largest national park in the lower 48). I would highly recommend this day trip. Had we gone on our own we would have wasted so much time trying to decide what to see and how to get there. I feel we made the most of our time in Death Valley.
I thought Death Valley was one big empty desert but our tour guide Jack showed us the varied terrain. We only missed the National Park Visitor's Center because of the stupid Trump Shutdown of the government. The overflowing trash and nasty bathrooms are not the fault of the touring company. At least there were no fatalities in this park. Wow what amazing formations. The salt formations were amazing and the wild ride over the dirt roads in the hills was exciting. Be sure to book this if you have never visited Death Valley. We would have never found the out of the way places he took us to.