Death Valley National Park Private Tours From Las Vegas
Touring through Death Valley National Park, one of the most extreme environments on Earth, may sound like an intimidating endeavor. With the highest elevation sitting at 5,476 feet above the desert floor, and the lowest point at 282 feet below sea level, the diversity of landscape provides for an amazing range of natural landscapes that is unmatched. Only upon arriving in this spectacular wonder of nature can you begin to appreciate the breathtaking vistas and unusual formations that make Death Valley a unique destination unlike any other.
From the moment your Bindlestiff Tours private tour guide arrives at one of our convenient Las Vegas hotel pickup points, through the conclusion of your adventure, you will be immersed in the local history, sights, and folklore that have shaped the daunting reputation of this awe-inspiring landscape. Throughout the ride to Death Valley National Park, your personal driver and tour guide will educate you with general information and little-known facts about each destination. Our private tours offer visitors the flexibility to customize their adventure by selecting the length of trip and number of sights they plan to explore.
The destinations in Death Valley National Park include:
Death Valley National Park welcome sign- Your tour guide will stop for a photo op at the sign that welcomes us to one of the hottest and most extreme places on Earth. Many witty visitors have had their picture taken while ironically “playing dead” in front of the sign.
Dante’s View – The breathtaking views from this area, located 5,476 feet above the desert floor at the north side of Coffin Peak, overlooks the expansive floor of Death Valley. Visitors can stroll along the various paths leading to the peak and enjoy the unique plants and wildlife underfoot, while taking in the unmatched views of the desert floor.
Zabriskie Point– Named after local Pacific Coast Borax Company Vice President Christian Brevoort Zabriskie, this Amargosa Range viewpoint is composed of the remnants of Furnace Creek Lake, which dried up about five million years ago.
Artist’s Palette– Artist Drive Formation was created during a period of extreme volcanic activity in Death Valley, shaping the landscape into a natural palette of red, yellow, pink, purple and green rock formations made up of oxidized metals including manganese, iron salts, and mica.
Badwater Basin– This huge expanse of pure table salt frequently floods, then evaporates in the intense heat. What remains is a salt flat that grows increasingly thicker. What makes this area extraordinary is that it lies 282 feet below sea level, the lowest elevation point in North America. The adjoining mountain shows a marker measuring actual sea level to illustrate just how low you are standing.
Furnace Creek Visitor Center and Borax Museum– The perfect location to stop for lunch, relax, and explore the grounds of the welcoming tree-covered oasis that is the Ranch at Furnace Creek. The Visitor Center offers a full restaurant and saloon serving food and refreshments, and there is a gift shop selling a wide range of Death Valley souvenirs to commemorate your tour. A sign displays the hottest temperature ever recorded on the surface of the earth at 134 degrees, which took place at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913. Beside the record high temperature is displayed the current temperature, offering an opportunity to appreciate just how hot it was on that day in 1913. Wander through the Borax Museum and learn the story of the Pacific Coast Borax Company, who mined the natural element Borax using their famous “20 Mule Team” to haul the product to the Death Valley Railroad for distribution during the 1880s. “20 Mule Team Borax” laundry detergent is still sold and used today, just as it was nearly 140 years ago. Examples of the original machinery used during the mining process are located behind the museum.
Devil’s Golf Course– located a short distance from the main road lies a natural formation like no other. When the lake water in Badwater Basin dried up, it left behind large halite salt crystal formations that appear very hard and rough in the shape of jagged waves that resemble the surface of the moon.
Bindlestiff Tours wants your Death Valley private tour to be a unique experience unlike any other. Our expert tour guides will ensure that you enjoy your trip in comfort, while you take in the spectacular scenery of Death Valley National Park. Your informative guide will take you through your adventure while educating you on each point of interest as you explore this incredible landscape in your own individual way. To experience your own private Death Valley tour, contact us today to book a custom guided tour of one of the most unique and beautiful places on Earth.