Las Vegas to Death Valley and Rhyolite Ghost Town Day Tour

Overview

Head out from Las Vegas to Death Valley, on our guided tour of the hottest place on earth. See the amazing landscapes of the Mojave Desert, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Artist’s Palette, and Zabriskie Point, and tour the fascinating abandoned Harmony Borax Works and the ghost town Rhyolite.

Highlights

  • Snap amazing photos at Artists Palette and Zabriskie Point
  • Visit the lowest point in North America at Badwater Basin
  • Explore the curious historic sites at Harmony Borax Works and Rhyolite Ghost Town
  • See some of the most incredible landscapes on Earth

Key Information

Important Information

• Wearing face masks is strictly required at all times while inside vehicles • Sun protection is very strongly recommended • This tour can run for minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 people per tour (contact us for larger groups) • Pickup is available from most Las Vegas hotels; please inform us of your hotel during checkout • Guests staying outside the pickup area should meet their pickup at one of the designated pickup points (at guest’s expense) • The vehicle type and size will depend on the number of participants on the day • Please confirm your pickup details with hotel staff, and be at the pickup location on time; there will be no refunds for tours missed due to lateness • Guest on the same booking will ride in the same vehicle unless stated otherwise • If you wish to ride with other guests who booked separately, please inform us of their reservation number during checkout, or notify us at least 24 hours prior to departure • Luggage beyond our limit strictly cannot be brought on the tour: 1 standard size carry-on (10x11x18 inches) and 1 personal item per person (e.g. purse or camera bag) only • Child seats can be borrowed free of charge (limited number, first-come, first-served) by calling our team after your booking is confirmed • Be aware there may be no cell service in some areas

Description

Death Valley is the driest and lowest place in North America — and the hottest place on earth. On this guided tour from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park, you’ll see the incredible sights of this iconic location with a professional guide. Despite the popular image of Death Valley as a sea of sand, you’ll also find mountains, canyons, salt flats, sand dunes, extinct volcanic craters, and even palm trees and wildflowers. Start your day early as you travel from your Las Vegas hotel to the ghost town of Rhyolite. This gold rush-era boomtown was inhabited for just 12 years, 1904–1916. However, it flourished remarkably during this short period. Wander its eerie, long-deserted streets and marvel at the infrastructure that sprang up in such a short space of time. At Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, walk in the dunes and snap some beautiful photos. Less than one percent of the desert is covered by dunes, but their shadowed ripples and stark, graceful curves capture the imagination and become the iconic definition of “desert” in our minds. Harmony Borax Works was central to the opening of Death Valley, and the subsequent popularity of the Furnace Creek area. After borax was found here in 1881, the plant developed to the point where 40 men were producing three tons of the mineral daily — except in summer when it was too hot to actually process the borax. Badwater Basin is famously known as the very lowest point in all of North America. The otherworldly salt flats sit 86 meters below sea level and are composed mainly of sodium chloride — essentially table salt. Continuing on to the Artists Drive Scenic Loop, a 9-mile drive through incredible canyons and colorful mountains, you’ll see a dazzling array of colors seemingly painted onto the landform known as Artists Palette. The red, yellow, green, orange, blue, and pink splashed across the hills are from volcanic deposits rich in iron oxides and chlorite, creating rainbow hues. Finally, you’ll reach Zabriskie Point, with some of the most photographed views in the park. The elevation offers compelling vistas of the badlands below, with views of the salt flats covering the floor of Death Valley visible in the distance, and the imposing visage of the Panamint Mountains towering above.

How it works

1) Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an E-mail with all information about your experience 2) On your preferred date, present your confirmation information to your tour guide (printed or displayed on your smartphone) 3) Our team will contact you the day before the tour to reconfirm pickup time and location, please share the details with your hotel

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