Death Valley National Park Day Trip from Las Vegas

Discover the eerie beauty of this unique landscape on a small group tour with an expert local guide

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 2 Reviews · 10.00h · Las Vegas, United States

Want to swap the Vegas lights for something more rugged? Then escape the city and discover one of America’s most extreme and beautiful environments. With comfortable air-conditioned transport and a knowledgeable local guide, this small group day tour travels through the Mojave Desert to the infamous Death Valley. See truly unique landmarks like Badwater Basin, Zabriskie Point, Dante's View, Devil’s Golf Course, Artists Palette, and Artist Drive, and explore a part of the US like no other.

  • New Tour
  • Small group Death Valley tour
  • Las Vegas hotel pickup
  • All entry fees included
  • Badwater Basin
  • Travel 282 feet below sea level
  • Vast salt flats
  • Dante's View
  • Stunning Views of the Valley
  • Zabriskie Point
  • A photographer's dream
  • Sweeping sand dunes
  • Furnace Creek Vistor Center

The hottest and driest place in the Western Hemisphere, Death Valley may not sound inviting but this eerily beautiful place is one of the most rewarding day trips you can take from Las Vegas, and it's a photographer's dream too! This small group tour makes it easy, with Vegas hotel pickup, a climate-controlled vehicle to keep you cool, and a friendly local guide to make sure you know the secrets behind this extreme environment.

You'll drive through the desert to visit Death Valley's most famous natural landmarks, including Dante's View, Artist Drive, and Badwater Basin—the lowest point in North America. Entry fees and a sandwich lunch are included, and you'll be back in Las Vegas in time for an evening on the Strip!

Death Valley National Park Day Tour Description

Your 10-hour tour from Las Vegas includes:

  • Morning pick-up at most Vegas hotels

  • Round-trip travel by air-conditioned mini-bus

  • Death Valley National Park entry fees

  • Dante's View, Zabriskie Point, and Devil's Golf Course

  • Artists Pallet and Artist Drive

  • Furnace Creek Visitor Center & Borax Museum

  • Sandwich lunch and bottled water

  • A fun and knowledgeable local guide

  • Maximum group size of 14

Las Vegas Hotel Pickup

Your Death Valley adventure starts with the convenience of a morning hotel pick-up. With a maximum group size of 14 people and an experienced local driver, we'll get you out of the city and touring in no time.

As you travel through the rugged Mojave Desert landscape, your guide will explain some of the natural phenomena that contribute to the extreme environment you'll see today.

Please contact us after booking with your hotel name for pick-up and we'll reach out to confirm your pick-up time. If your hotel isn't on the Strip or the pick-up list, we'll suggest a convenient nearby location for you to join the tour from.

Badwater Basin and the Salt Springs

Your first stop is Badwater Basin, which is perhaps the most famous part of Death Valley National Park. At 282 feet below sea level, the basin is the lowest point in North America. This giant salt flat is formed over millions of years is one of the valley's most otherworldly locations, and you'll also visit the salt springs where the basin likely got its name after someone tried to drink from them!

Dante's View

Named after Dante Alighieri, the author of the Divine Comedy, this stunning viewpoint in the Black Mountains overlooks Death Valley. At 5,476 ft it provides a stunning panoramic view of the southern basin. On particularly clear days, you can see the highest point in the contiguous 48 states—Mount Whitney at 14,505 ft, and the lowest point, Badwater Basin at -282 ft from this incredible vantage point.

Zabriskie Point

A truly iconic feature of Death Valley, the views from Zabriskie Point are some of the most beautiful and photographed in the entire park, formed over millennia from a unique erosional landscape. The place is named after Christian Zabriskie, who was a prominent figure during the height of the Pacific Coast Borax Company, and is part of the Amargosa Range. You guide will explain the fascinating geography of the area as you admire the breathtaking valley views.

Devils Golf Course

You'll continue to the humorously-named Devil's Golf Course—a vast area in the park with many spiked spires made of eroded rock and salt formed by the wind and rain. It gets its name as only the Devil could play golf in a place like this. If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of little pops and pings. This is the salt billions of salt crystals bursting as they expand and contract in the infamous heat.

Artist Drive and Artists Pallet

This nine-mile scenic drive is the most popular in the park, and chance for you to sit back and admire the bizarre landscapes passing by your window. The paved road will take you through vibrant hills shaped by years of erosion and colored by varying deposits of volcanic compositions. Hidden behind an unexpected yellow landscape is Artists Pallet, a highlight of the scenic drive. Here you'll wonder at the wide array of colors (red, orange, yellow, blue, pink, and green) and discover why this location got its name.

Furnace Creek Visitor Center and Borax Museum

After borax was found in Death Valley in 1881, Harmony Borax Works was created. William T. Coleman was the founder and began processing the ore in 1883. You'll pay a quick visit to its interesting little visitor center, and can take some time to browse the bookstore or browse the exhibits for a short visit.

Sandwich Lunch and Bottled Water

There aren't too many shops in Death Valley, for obvious reasons, so a sandwich lunch and bottled water are included. Just let us know your lunch options from beef, turkey, or vegetarian after making your booking.

What you get with this tour
Morning pick-up at most Vegas hotels
Round-trip travel by air-conditioned mini-bus
Death Valley National Park entry fees
Dante's View, Zabriskie Point, and Devil's Golf Course
Artists Pallet and Artist Drive
Furnace Creek Visitor Center & Borax Museum
Sandwich lunch and bottled water
A fun and knowledgeable local guide
Maximum group size of 14
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19 July 2023
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Jessica Fineman

There's nothing like death valley - it's so cool! I highly recommend this detour from the Las Vegas strip. So cool.

Breathtaking
14 July 2023
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Michael Hess

If you hate gambling as much as I do, this is a great way to spend your day in Las Vegas. They picked my up from my hotel and the scenery was like being on the moon - once in a lifetime. The sandwich was pretty good too. Recommend this tour - just don't do it in the summertime!

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Please bring layered clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes.

What to bring?

Please bring layered clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes.

Is lunch included on this tour?

Yes, a sandwich lunch is included. Please let us know your preference between beef, turkey, or vegetarian when booking.

Can my dietary restrictions be accommodated?

Please contact us after booking to let us know your requirements. We’ll work with our partners to accommodate your needs.

Do I need to bring water?

Bottled water will be provided, but feel free to bring your own re-usable bottle if you like.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Las Vegas. They're a specialist local tour company who we know uphold our high standards.

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