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Death Valley NP Full-Day Small Groups Tour from Las Vegas

1. Death Valley NP Full-Day Small Groups Tour from Las Vegas

Spend the day touring one of the most extreme desert environments at Death Valley National Park on a full-day tour that lets you escape the hectic streets of Las Vegas. Tour in a small group for a more intimate and personal experience and see one of the most unique landscapes on earth. You will witness the spectacular highlights of Death Valley, located east of the Sierra Nevada. Home to a diverse range of flora and fauna that have adapted to the harsh terrain, it offers superb photo opportunities of rocks that are over a billion years old and have been carved and teased into extraordinary formations by the weather of millennia. Gasp in awe at the sheer size, and see the astounding natural features of a desolate national treasure. You will visit the famous Zabriskie point, taking a stunning scenic drive through Artist’s Pallet. Stop at Bad Water, located 280 feet below sea level and the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy a picnic lunch as you tour, and keep well-hydrated for the extreme temperatures. At Furnace Creek Visitor Center browse the Death Valley Gift Shop for some unique souvenir gifts, before heading back through the Mohave Desert in time for some good old fashioned Vegas nightlife!

From Las Vegas: Full Day Death Valley Group Tour

2. From Las Vegas: Full Day Death Valley Group Tour

Start your day early as you travel from your hotel in Las Vegas to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Walk in the dunes and snap some beautiful photos. Head towards the Badwater Basin Salt Flats, which is famous for being the lowest point in North America. Continue to Artist’s Drive for a scenic 9-mile drive through incredible canyons and colorful mountains that will take about 40 minutes with a stop at Artist’s Palette where you can hike to get up close and personal with the amazing colors caused by volcanic minerals. Travel to Zabriskie Point to view sweeping Martian-like landscapes for about 20 minutes. Finally, visit Dante's View, near the edge of the Black Mountains to get views of southern half of the national park.

Death Valley: Full–Day Tour from Las Vegas

3. Death Valley: Full–Day Tour from Las Vegas

Stand at the entrance to Death Valley for your first exploration and photo stop on this amazing adventure. Look down on the old ghost town of Rhyolite, a long-abandoned gold mining community and the set for many movies and documentaries. Drive down a beautiful winding highway, and enter the center of Death Valley from the east, a strange world of endless desert, vast valleys, harshly sculpted peaks, garish colors, superbly adapted plants and animals, all visible expressions of geologic time reckoned in millions of years. Capture the view of the valley from Hell's Gate, well above the valley floor. Visit Badwater, 282 feet below sea level. Enjoy views and stops at Zabriskie's Point, the Devil's Golf Course, the Furnace Creek Museum, the Salt Lake, the Sand Dunes and Artists Pallet. The majestic mountains, colorful canyons, volcanic craters and salt pinnacles all make this trip a photographic sightseer's dream come true. 

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What people are saying about Artist's Palette

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 140 reviews

For me, it was the best part of the whole Las Vegas trip. Rich our guide was so knowledgeable and the kids (2 5th grade girls and a sophmore in high school) just loved him One can tell that he's worked with kids. The ride up was beautiful and there were many stops along the way -just so much to see! I liked seeing the ghost town, Rhyolyte. The girls liked playing in the sand at Mesquite Flats Sand dunes. My husband liked seeing the lowest point in North America 282 feet below sea level with the salt plains and Badwater Pool. And the boy liked lunch (of course) at the visitor Center. I liked the way we traded seats so that people in the back had an opportunity to sit near the front to get different views.

A full day with a sort of sampler of Death Valley sites. Rich was an excellent guide with enough science to explain and enough fun facts to entertain. Rich was able to keep close to the schedule without ever seeming rushed but also allow enough time for individuals special curiosities. A really great day. Well worth a visit.

We had an awesome tour guided by Clayton. He was thoroughly knowledgeable of all the site points plus more! This tour is definitely worth the time and views to see. We had plenty of time to take it all in and take pics. Great experience overall!

Rich is really nice and professional tour guide. We visited most of the must go points there. Really great trip!

Overall great experience a larger van or bus would have helped