Things to do in Death Valley National Park, Inyo County: The Best Tours

October 26, 2021 Elouise Mccaul

Death Valley offers much to do in the winter season.

1. Small-Group Guide Day Tour / Watch the night sky full of stars & the Milky Way

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This place where I have experienced the most stars and the Milky way in my life. Minimum of 2 or more people required our tour. COVID-19 Small group guide Tour for Safety. It's the only tour day and night in the Death Valley. You can enjoy a leisurely tour in the day and see the stars and the Milky Way at the same time in the evening. Please note that departure times vary by season. 8am-2pm Arrival time is around 8pm~2am Death Valley has the darkest night sky in the United States and is a great place to gaze awe in the expanse of numerous stars, milky Way, see the details of the moon, and trace the meteor shower. It is also the place many photographers come to take star photos. And Death Valley National Park, one of the hottest, driest, and lowest in North America, is believed to feature miles of deep sand dunes, colorful rocks, and canyons, a wide variety of wildlife, and one type of evaporated salt. We invite you to an unbelievably beautiful place. This product is a photo tour.

Inclusions: Death Valley Admission fees, Unlimited Bottle water, Roundtrip transportation Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off in Las Vegas, Gratuities $20, Lunch or Dinner

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2. Death Valley National Park - Private, Custom Adventure w/ Pro Photography

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Elite Custom Adventures unique value is created by combining the highest quality custom outdoor adventures with the highest quality photography and videography services. ECA will work with out guests to: Create an itinerary based on their personal trip goals. Prepare the group to be able to get the most out of the trip. Provide transportation to all locations. Provide guide and safety services during all park activities. Document the experience with the highest quality professional photo and videography. Guests will be able to spend road time with their group and arrive at their destination rested, rather than behind a wheel. And rather than taking it in from a camera viewfinder, guests will be able to remain engaged with their loved ones during the most special moments and still get the best shot. They'll all be in it too! Booking with ECA allows you to combine the best of hiring a professional outdoor guide and a professional photographer, all in one.

Inclusions: Snacks, Lunch, General Hiking Equipment (Poles, Spikes, Water Bottles, Backpacks, etc.), Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, All Fees and Taxes, Professional Photo/Videography, Outdoor Guide/Safety Services, Pre Trip Group Preparation

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Reviewed By RobP_Traveler

My wife and I visited Joshua Tree with ECA, and we’re so glad that we did. While it’s a premium product, they really go above and beyond to deliver. Prior to the trip, we made a custom itinerary and did a pre-trip prep session with Ryan over Zoom that left us feeling fully prepared for the trip. When the day came, all we needed were the proper clothes and shoes, and ECA took care of the rest. First, when we were customizing our trip, Ryan let us know about the Borrego Springs sculpture gardens and we were able to start there. Absolutely wild to see these metallic monsters in the middle of the desert. We left Borrego Springs in the late morning and headed for an afternoon in Joshua Tree. Even across half a day, we explored the giant boulders, hiked among some incredibly unique plant life, saw the Joshua Trees and baby cactus garden, and took in a sunset at a desert oasis that you couldn’t imagine even existed. It’s amazing that the California desert could be so diverse, and that we could see so much of it in such a short time. While the day itself was amazing, what really sets Elite Custom Adventures apart is the photography. In less than a week we received over 50 digital photos from our experience, many using unique photography techniques, and these simply couldn’t be duplicated on an iPhone. We are so happy that we’ll have these memories forever, not just in our mind, but on our computer backgrounds, hanging on our walls throughout the house and on holiday cards to come!

3. Guided Death Valley Day Trip from Las Vegas

Detours of Nevada
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From peaks to salt flats to amazing colors, Death Valley has many faces. Along with the legendary landscape, there is a long and lively human history that brings personality and reality to the region. On this guided, full-day trip from Las Vegas, learn about the early pioneer explorers, Scotty’s Castle, and borax mining, and make stops at the Artist's Palette and Zabriskie Point badlands. Round-trip transportation, snacks, bottled water, and lunch are included.

Inclusions: Boxed lunch from Capriottis. Sandwich options are Italian, turkey, the bobbie or Vegetarian turkey. All lunches come with a bag of chips and a cookie., Bottled water, Snacks, Air-conditioned vehicle, Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

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Reviewed By motomel125

My 2 friends and I took a day trip here from the strip and we enjoyed every minute of it! Great family that owns the property and their daughter who was our tour guide was blow your mind knowledgeable, funny, engaging, and did and excellent job of taking us around the property and through the mine. It is such a unique experience and a golden nugget of Nevada history waiting to be shared with all so I highly recommend that it should be seen and experienced at least once. Great items in the shop to bring back to remind you of your visit and the pictures that can be taken there are unique and right up my alley. Thank you for allowing us to tour your home!

4. Small Group Guide Day Tour: Death Valley Day Tour with Evening Milky Way Viewing

Grand Canyon Auto Camping Tour
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This place where I have experienced the most stars and the Milky way in my life. Minimum of 2 or more people required our tour. COVID-19 Small group guide Tour for Safety. It's the only tour day and night in the Death Valley. You can enjoy a leisurely tour in the day and see the stars and the Milky Way at the same time in the evening. Please note that departure times vary by season. 8 am-2 pm Death Valley has the darkest night sky in the United States and is a great place to gaze awe in the expanse of numerous stars, milky Way, see the details of the moon, and trace the meteor shower. It is also the place many photographers come to take star photos. And Death Valley National Park, one of the hottest, driest, and lowest in North America, is believed to feature miles of deep sand dunes, colorful rocks, and canyons, a wide variety of wildlife, and one type of evaporated salt. We invite you to an unbelievably beautiful place. This product is not a trekking tour but a photo tour.

Inclusions: Meal : Lunch or Dinner (Chinese Buffet or Sandwich Shop), Death Valley Admission fees, Unlimited Bottle water, Roundtrip transportation Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off in Las Vegas, Gratuities

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Reviewed By Iliyan N

We booked our trip during the pandemic so we were pleasantly surprised to find out that we would receive a private tour of Zion and Bryce Canyon! We had an incredible time. Besides the breathtaking views. the service was amazing, the van was clean and super comfortable! As a tour guide Leo was fantastic! Such a friendly and professional guy! He saved our trip to Zion and Bryce canyon by calling us the night before the tour that the weather will be super cold, so we had time to prepare and buy some warm jackets. Thank you so much Leo! We will definitely be back to use your company and service again. You made us feel like part of your family and the 14 hours spent with you were great!

5. Death Valley Day Trip from Las Vegas

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The Death Valley Day Tour from Las Vegas is a full day of sights, scenes and extremes you can only comprehend once you are there. The world has many strange places but none quite as strange, as beautiful and as deadly as Death Valley. You have the luxury of experiencing it in the comfort and safety of modern, air-conditioned vehicles.

Inclusions: Professional guide, Lunch, Snacks, Bottled water, Hotel pickup and drop-off, All taxes, fees and handling charges, Continental Breakfast

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Reviewed By jessicadK3243YH

The helicopter is an absolute must when touring the grand canyon. The views are amazing. There is nothing I could say to explain or describe how worth the money this tour was. If you are on the fence..JUST DO IT!!! We were picked up and dropped off at the front entrance of our hotel. Our tour guide for the day was Paul. He was hilarious. We had a fantastic time. We were a group of 4 and had a private tour.

6. Death Valley Explorer Tour by Tour Trekker

Pink Jeep Tours Las Vegas
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An enthusiastic guide will bring Death Valley to life while showing you the most spectacular highlights of the largest national park in the contiguous United States. Travel by Tour Trekker and experience the history, geology and more. Stop at places such as the quirky Area 51 Alien Center, Rhyolite ghost town, Furnace Creek Visitor Center inside the park, and much more! This tour includes entry fees, a boxed lunch and bottled water.

Inclusions: Fully guided tour, Round trip transportation to/from Las Vegas hotels, Entrance fees, Sandwich of choice and potato chips (Gluten-free option available), Bottled water

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Reviewed By WalkerFaithFarmz

To me this was a waste of money. We didn’t get to “Ride down the strip” due to construction. We booked this tour esp for that. It was my daughter’s Sweet 16. Our guide knew this. He took us on the most boring ride, back streets, away from the strip, never stopped talking, told us things that were very boring, we ask for good photo ops if we were not going to be able to cruise the strip, he took us to Allegiant (after we said we were NOT sports fans). Never made it to The Mirage for the volcano or to the Bellagio fountains. Tour was supposed to be 3 hours, ours was only 2. We finally ask for him to let us out and we walked the strip so that my daughter could enjoy her sweet 16 and get some fun pics. Welcome to Vegas sign was the highlight of this trip.

7. Small-Group Death Valley National Park Day Trip from Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV, USA Bindlestiff Tours
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New Private Tour Option- Purchase 5 seats and have a fully private tour. Visit the incredible landscapes of Death Valley on this day trip from Las Vegas. Known as the hottest and driest place in the Western Hemisphere, this unique area is a photographer’s paradise. Journey through rugged terrain of the Mojave Desert and marvel at the extreme desert environment bursting with vibrant color as your guide takes you to the must-see highlights of this fascinating national park. Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned mini-bus, lunch and plenty of bottled water are included. Kindly select your lunch options from beef, turkey or vegetarian when making your booking. Important: Death Valley temperatures can exceed 115°F (approx. 45 °C) between June and September, please stay hydrated. Plenty of bottled water is provided.

Inclusions: Transportation by air-conditioned mini-bus, Boxed lunch, Bottled water, Professional guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, This tour has a free downloadable App with tour commentary in French, German, Spanish and Italian., Live commentary is provided in English.

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Reviewed By duckduckllama

I had such a good experience last year I brought my family back to Vegas just to take some Bindlestiff tours. We went to Death Valley with Tim and it was phenomenal. We all had a great time. It’s basically a sampler platter of quick experiences but that’s perfect for a family with kids. We got to see so much packed into one day. Tim is an excellent guide: friendly, knowledgeable, passionate. The van is very comfortable with plenty of cold water, and lots of restroom stops if you need that. I highly recommend this tour when you’re in vegas, you won’t regret it.

8. Small Group Pahrump Wine Tasting with Death Valley Sightseeing and Stargazing

iTravel USA
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Small group for less than 12 people is always our advantage. The Death Valley will always take your breath away! Home of the hottest temperature ever recorded on earth, and dramatic views that makes you feel as if you’re in another planet. We will begin by taking a refreshing and tasteful wine tasting tour, you will taste wine from grapes grown locally at Pahrump. We will then head towards our main attraction, the incredible Death Valley NP. We will take you to the most scenic view points inside the park, including a stop at Dante’s View, an overlook of Death Valley and one of the locations used to record Star Wars. Afterwards, we will head towards the Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the western hemisphere. As the nightfall approaches, we will head towards the Zabriskie Point for an experience of the sunset and stargazing. This experience gives you such a unique view of Death Valley and it will truly create unforgettable memories for you, your family and friends!

Inclusions: Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off , Entry into Winery Tour, Entry into Death Valley, Unlimited Water, Star-Chart App - Optional (Download on smartphone before leaving the city)

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Reviewed By mariapE3528XN

Lorenzo was the perfect tour guide. He loves his job which made the day most enjoyable. He put his all into making our day the best it can be! Highly recommend.

9. Southwest USA: 7 Day Adventure

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA San Francisco Tour Co.

This tour is designed for the 18-35 year old backpacker crowd on a budget that wants to see it all. This fast paced tour packs in the most of any tour out there but still allows enough time to really enjoy your vacation. If you want to see and do as much as possible in one week this is it. Our expert guides will show you all the well known sites plus countless hidden gems. We take you camping in some of the most beautiful National Parks and stay in a casino right on the Las Vegas Strip! We use small 15 passanger vans with trailers instead of buses like everyone else so space is limited! Includes most of your meals, camping equipment and more.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, use of camping equipment, Private transportation

Exclusions: Sleeping bag but one is available for rental, Gratuities

Reviewed By jackbry

Alas, C19 did not allow us to fly to SD and take this trip. We will re-book when possible. Brain has communicated with us very well. Seems one of the good guys to me.

10. Southwest USA Experience - Los Angeles to San Francisco

Hostel Hopper

This epic journey includes everything from the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Las Vegas, Death Valley and every hidden gem along the way! Most meals are included. With over 20+ years of experience, We’ve created the best way for budget travelers to get around the USA.

Inclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, Private transportation, Use of camping equipment

Exclusions: Gratuities, Sleeping bag but one is available for rental

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