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.....
Firstly I want to give a massive thank you to our guide/drive Jack who was brilliant! He is good at getting the group that you travel in to interact and make the tour very enjoyable with his knowledge and humour! The tour itself was stunning with good locations picked by Jack and plenty of time to get photos and enjoy the stunning views. Death Valley is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited and hope to go back one day!!
Very informative tour. Well catered with plenty of food and cold water. Lots of interesting sights to see, and our guide was very knowledgeable
Highlight of our Vegas Trip this tour was and i won money!! Ralph was our tour guide very good and new things about every thing! Had a blast!!!
Ralph it was the best guide I ever know. Very good trip and very good information.
This tour was very well-organized. We visited a few spots of the Death-Valley, including all the Must-sees as well as other interesting and beautiful view on the road. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. We had an enjoyable tour and would like to recommend this to you!
Ralph was great and is really into his job. He gave us more information about Death Valley and Vegas than I thought was possible. It is a very long day pick up at 6:15 am and drop off at 7:15 pm . We were not able to see Scotty's Castle and the crater- they got flooded in October 2015 with no date to reopen so Viator really needs to update the description of this tour. Ralph substituted other locations.There were only 6 of us on this tour which was great.
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Tour was great. Unbelievable scenery and a great tour guide. I would recommend to anyone visiting the area.
It was the highlight of my trip to Las Vegas. My tour guide was great !
I can't recommend this day trip to Death Valley enough, our tour guide Ralph was exceptionally knowledgeable about not only the area and it's history but also many types of flora and fauna found in the valley, was very interesting to learn about all the flowers that we saw.
It is a long day but worth it, you will come away with some fantastic photos and memories, I also would like to commend Ralph on how he dealt with a passenger who was having issues with another tour pickup, he tried his very best to contact them on her behalf and was very polite and helpful, he really went above and beyond. Thanks again for a great tour !
It was a wonderful experience and our tour guide Jack was very informative. I would highly recommend this tour.
What a great tour. I loved the beautiful landscape at Zabriskie Point, the Dunes and Dantes View as Well as Furnace Creek and the ghosts at the open air museum. Wow.
What a great trip. I loved it. Wonderful to see the salt formations and the open air museum with those creepy ghosts and to be on the lowest point on the surface of the Earth.
Our day in Death Valley was great. The best part was learning all about the area, the geology, plants and animals from our guide. Ralph is an exceptionally knowledgeable and informative guide. Ask for him if you can.
The tour guide was a wealth of information. We had plenty of time to enjoy the sights. I was pleasantly surprised with the beauty of Death Valley.
Interesting tour guide great job, Ralph!, extensive tour sights, plenty of stops and informative.
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