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Death Valley Tours (Day)

Visit one of the most unique landscapes on earth! Our Death Valley Tours (day) offer spectacular highlights of this desolate terrain.

Death Valley Day Tours

Death Valley Day Tour from Las VegasGreat photo opportunities on our Death Valley Tours

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Death Valley  Tours (Day)

Visit one of the most unique landscapes on earth! Our Death Valley Tours (day) offer spectacular highlights of this desolate, rugged and impressive terrain. You will be amazed at the sheer size and astounding natural features in this desolate national treasure.

This journey takes you right to the heart of Death Valley. Breath taking photos opportunities at Dante’s View and Zabriskie point. A stunning scenic drive through the Artist’s Pallet and of course a stop at Bad Water Basin-at 280 feet below sea level this is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere! Take a walk out on the most protected salt flats on earth. Stop at Furnace Creek visitor center, the Devil’s Golf Course and browse the Death Valley gift shop heading back through the Mohave Desert in time for some good old fashioned Vegas nightlife!

Included:

Delicious packed lunch, beef, turkey or vegetarian. Park entry, transportation in modern and spacious SUV or Mini Bus. Expert Tour Guide. Lots of photo stops. Free hotel pick up and drop off from all major strip hotels.

This is a small group tour. Max group size 14.

Departs our Las Vegas at 8am arrives back in Las Vegas approx 6pm.

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What can I expect on a tour of Death Valley?

Touring through one of the hottest places on Earth may seem daunting, but Bindlestiff Tours assures you that your experiences will be one of the most uniquely enjoyable day trips that you will ever have the opportunity to take.  Our air-conditioned vans provide the ability to enjoy the scenery in comfort, and our informative guides will make sure that the stops at each point of interest will be both educational and filled with adventure, as you are given the opportunity to explore the landscape in your own way.

The tour starts from one of our convenient “pickup points” at local hotels in Las Vegas, where you will be greeted and checked in by your personal driver and tour-guide.  When the entire group for the day has been assembled, the drive to Death Valley National Park begins.  The drive itself is filled with commentary about what you can expect to experience in Death Valley, as well as some local history and information about the trip itself.

Once in Death Valley itself, your tour-guide will stop for a photo op at the welcome sign.  Many members of our group will take pictures in front of the sign that welcomes us to one of the most extreme environments on Earth, as well as the area that boasts the highest temperature ever recorded.  You can expect group members to assume the “I am dead in Death valley” positions for photographs!

Group photo at Zabriskie PointDeath Valley ToursZabriskie Point

The first stops on the tour are Dante’s View and Zabriskie point, where our adventurers have the ability to explore each location on their own, to experience the breathtaking views and unusual landscape in their own way.  The views of the desert floors from these vantage points is remarkable, and many will simply marvel at the sheer beauty of the expanse while others will stroll around the area, taking in the landscape directly under their feet, noticing unique plant forms and wildlife that inhabits the area.

Zabriskie Point is actually a viewpoint that is part of the Amargosa Range, and is unique due to it’s erosional landscape.  It is composed of the elements left behind by the drying up of Furnace Creek Lake, which disappeared around five-million years ago.  The location itself was named after Christian Brevoort Zabriskie, who was the vice-president of the Pacific Borax Company, which is featured later in the tour when we visit the Borax Museum.

Dante’s View is a terrace viewpoint that sits 5,476 feet above the desert floor.  It is located on the north side of Coffin Peak, and overlooks the floor of Death Valley.  Several paths lead to the peak, which offers a dramatic panoramic view of the basin.

Artist’s Palatte is dramatic due to the many colors of rock that make up the landscape.  The colors are due to the oxidation of different metals, red yellow and pink being from iron salts and green from decomposing mica.  There are even purple elements that are produced from manganese.  The Artist Drive Formation was produced as a result of a violent and explosive volcanic period in Death Valley.

Badwater Basin is the area that contains the lowest elevation point in North America at 282 feet below sea level.  Do not forget to snap a photo of the mountain behind you that shows the actual point of sea level, which will give you a good idea of how low you are.  Badwater Basin is a salt flat, and displays a huge expanse of pure table salt!  There is flooding at Badwater Basin often, however it usually doesn’t last very long as the scorching temperatures evaporate the standing water into a thicker layer of salt every time.

We stop at the Furnace Creek Visitor center and Borax Museum, where our adventurers enjoy lunch and refreshments as well as exploring the sites and purchasing gifts to commemorate their trip.  The Visitor center is an oasis in the desert, with a full restaurant and bar, in addition to many cool areas to relax and take in the sites.  Take your picture in front of the sign which contains the world-record temperature record of 134 degrees, and which shows the current temperature.  The Borax Museum tells the story of the Pacific Borax Company, who mined the Borax that cleans many people’s clothes today.  Borax is an element that is used in laundry detergent, as well as other uses.  The famous “20 mule team” that hauled the Borax from the area after it was mined is commemorated even today on “20 Mule Team Borax laundry detergent.”  Don’t forget to explore behind the museum, where examples of the machinery used in the process sit dormant today.

One of our last stops is the “Devil’s Golf Course” where a brief off-road trip brings us to an area that provides some of the most unique photographs in the world, as jagged salt formations take on the appearance of snow on the desert floor.  Our adventurers venture out into the salt-flat, and notice that the formations are very solid and hard, even though they are delicate in appearance.

From this point, our adventure tour of Death Valley returns to Las Vegas, where our visitors say goodbye to their new friends and are shuttled to their individual dropoff points.  They retire to their hotels discussing Death valley, the fact that pictures cannot do it justice.  To experience a Death Valley tour yourself, simply click the “book now” button above, and secure your place on our next tour of one of the world’s most interesting and beautiful places.

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Testimonials

  • There were total 12 of us in this tour. It was an interesting international combination and we fitted in the van perfectly as we are all in average size. Our tour guide Michael is knowledgeable, friendly and always tried to accommodate our request.

    Do not miss out the Antelope Canyon (optional item) , Its one the best spots in this tour.

    The tour was the best as we had good tour guide and a group of good people! all the places are worth-seeing and itinerary is well arranged. Thanks mike and Bindlestiff Tours!

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    A 3-day national park tour that you CANNOT miss!
  • Bindlestiff Tours was the highlight of our trip to the USA. We took a national parks tour to Zion, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, Bryce and the Grand Canyon. High quality tour with fabulous hotels- And I found all the hot tubs!
    We never went away hungry from the food choices Khriss made which included the surprise “Home made pie”, the chocolate cookies he provided for us during the long drives were very much appreciated.

    Indeed, our group, to a person, said unsolicited that Khriss was the BEST driver/guide they had ever had and valued his shared knowledge, his expertise, his professional, punctual service, his books, and his patience. They especially remembered his contagious smile, Southern wit, love of John Wayne and the West, and his amazing ability to have all our luggage [those big bags our girls always take] in place at the agreed departure time! Yes, we had a great time and are so appreciative of Khriss, who went above and beyond to see to the needs of everyone in our group. I speak for the group in thanking you all for a wonderful and unique SW experience! THANK YOU!

    5star

    Our small group had a very best trip to the SW US!
  • I recently came back from USA and I felt I had to share my experience with everyone.
    After a lot of research in internet about which Company to use to travel from Vegas and see the Grand Canyon and the highlights around there, I am so happy I finally chose Bindlestiff tours.
    My highlight of the trip was of course the helicopter flight over Grand Canyon, which was breathtaking. I would advise anyone to book the 55 mins flight in advance to avoid disappointment, for a bit more money than the 20 mins flight, you will be able to explore the Canyon best.
    Our guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable , funny but professional and made the whole group bond. We started as 12 strangers and ended the tour as friends .The fact of being a small group made the interaction with each other very easy .
    I felt this trip met my expectations if not exceeded them. This is a great choice if you don’t have a lot of time to drive freely and you want to see the National Parks highlights around Vegas.
    If you are looking and looking and you are not sure which Company you should go for, don’t think anymore. Choose Bindlestiff tours and it won’t disappoint !

    5star

    I cannot recommend this trip and Company enough
  • I spent 3 of my best days in the US on that tour. Perfectly organized and guided by JD Boyle, it gives the opportunity to visit legendary places and really feel the desert. To see the moon rise and the night fall over Monument Valley and the first sun rays above the same rocks the next morning was a dream come true. Thanks JD, thank you Bindlestiff! I hope to travel again with you some day:)

    5star

    National Parks Mini Explorer
  • Last summer I booked a 3 day trip covering Zion, Bryce, Monument Valley, Horseshoe bend, Grand Canyon, departing and end at Vegas. After one year, I still think this is the best trip I ever booked from a tour company. I was extremely lucky to have Vern as our guide & lead (also driver), a guy with great personality, also so experienced and professional in organizing everything. We were able to be quite flexible in deciding how long we wanted to stay in each place, which hiking trek to take, etc. I enjoyed every hiking route Vern recommended! I was travelling solo and was a bit concerned if I would be totally comfortable in joining a group tour, but it proved my concern was nonsense. The others in the group were very easy going and we got along well.

    Every park has its own uniqueness and amazing views. I loved every place really. The highlight for me is Monument Valley, apart from the sunrise (we had a great camping spot for watching sunrise!) and the safari tour, the whole place just felt so spiritual (my very personal feeling).

    I never felt rushed or bored during the 3 days. Most of the time I even forgot I was travelling with a tour company, I felt I was just travelling with a group of friends. Arizona and Utah not only have unique nature landscapes but also interesting social and culture characters.

    I would love to highly recommend Bindlestiff to everyone. If I have the chance, I will do another trip with Bindlestiff.

    5star

    Best tour ever, an unforgettable journey