The Death Valley Adventure! Tours from Los Angeles to Death Valley 3 Days / 2 Nights
Looking for an LA getaway in Southern California? This Death Valley tour will take you to all the highlights of this awe-inspiring national park, and give you time to explore off the beaten path. Enjoy amazing stargazing views, explore ghost towns, and return to tell your friends you survived Death Valley. Your Death Valley adventure awaits you. Read on for details!
The Death Valley tour is a great way to do some light-moderate nature hiking, spend 2 nights camping in Death Valley under the stars, and discover the hidden gems of Death Valley National Park. Visit the lowest point in North America, a cool castle, mountain ranges, and a volcanic crater whose name means "big basket in a rock." On this round trip tour from LA, you’ll get the best of Death Valley, plus some cool sightseeing. Don’t worry about making camping reservations, bringing camping gear and tents, travel logistics, and loading up on food. Let us take care of you, your friends, or family while you enjoy this awesome nature tour.
Adventure Tour Highlights • Visit Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America, and second lowest in the world! • Check out Scotty's Castle, a random lavish mansion in the middle of Death Valley • See the Panamint Mountains, the western wall of Death Valley • Find out what used to be at Zabriskie Point --over 5 million years ago! • Visit Ubehebe Crater (pronounced YOO-bee-HEE-bee), a large volcanic crater • Down-to-earth tour guides that take care of your needs • Take in beautiful 360 degree natural landscapes • Take awesome photos and share them with friends • Treat yourself to a stress-free vacation! • Enjoy beginner to moderate level hiking • Experience historic and cultural sites along the way
Day 1 - Mojave Desert and Death Valley National Park
We head out early on the first day, leaving Los Angeles at 8am. We drive straight for Death Valley to get a good start on the vast Mojave Desert, and reach our final destination for today, Death Valley National Park.
We make a few stops along the way for lunch and some nature exploration time. On our way into the park we'll stop at several great viewpoints and visitor centers to help set the scene for the next two days of our trip. If our schedule allows, we may have the option of stopping at some abandoned mining sites (and imagine ourselves as miners during the gold rush, or short-lived borax mining operations!). We'll arrive at the campground before sunset and make our home for the next two nights. Showers may be available, and we'll be checking out some fantastic stargazing after our delicious dinner!
Day 2 - Ubehebe Crater, Scotty's Castle, Dante's Peak and Zabriskie Point
Today is another early day as we set out to see the sunrise over Ubehebe Crater. Go for a hike around the crater's rim and watch how the sunlight changes the landscape of the desert from purple and blue, to pink, orange and red. Our next stop will be Scotty's Castle, where we'll make a quick breakfast before exploring the strange history of the Castle. Optional guided tours are available through the park service.
Next up is Zabriskie Point, where you'll have a chance to hike down the canyon and out into Death Valley proper. The tour vehicle will pick you up where the trail ends and take you back to camp for a delicious dinner, campfire and stargazing.
Day 3 - Badwater Basin, Artist's Drive and Hot Springs!
On our final day, enjoy sleeping in a bit before we start our final day together. After eating a tasty breakfast. We'll pack up by mid-morning, then head for the colorful rock landscape of Artist's Drive, making a stop at Artist's Pallette and other points along the way. Hop out and take a short hike or two for a better view of unique natural color variations.
A short drive away is Death Valley's signature sight, Badwater Basin where you'll have the chance to walk towards the center of Death Valley, over 280 feet below sea level. Imagine what it might have been like 200 years ago to walk through this valley --with nothing but a wagon and team of horses to carry you through this dry and desolate place to the the lush mountain meadows of the Sierra Nevada, possibly even Yosemite National Park.
As we head out of the park, we leave the dusty valley floor for a nice long soak in some of The Mojave Desert's best hot springs. Our energy and spirits replenished, we'll head back towards Los Angeles and the ocean!
What To Expect: • First Aid and CPR certified guide• Snacks between meals, and during hiking breaks • temperatures from 20-115F (7-46C), depending on the season • vast, arid landscapes and geologic wonders • Price of $900/group + an overnight supplement of $35/person to cover equipment and food
What To Bring: • Water bottle • Hat / Sunscreen • Bag no larger than 60 L • Tennis shoes / Hiking shoes • Clothing appropriate for the season • Headlamp or flashlight • Travel towel, toothbrush, toiletries • Small travel pillow • your own private or rented vehicle
We pride ourselves on making sure Southwest Adventurers are well taken care of, whether you're with us for a day or a week. Just show up! We take care of the rest.
Secure your spot now! The price for adventure tour is $900 per group (plus an overnight supplement of $35/person). To make your reservation, please call us at 1 (800) 851-6018, or email email@example.com.
Your Reservation Includes: • All park entry fees and camping fees • 2 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners all prepared on camping grounds or in picnic areas • All camping equipment except headlamp or flashlight
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After you make your purchase, we’ll send you: • YourTrip Itinerary to help you prepare for your upcoming trip • A standard release form to fill out and return to us