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.
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.
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