5 of the best Death Valley tours from Las Vegas

by Paul Stafford  |  Published August 31, 2020

Death Valley is a remarkable, otherworldly place where the land seems to stretch on indefinitely in a mélange of russet stone, pierced by colorful mineral deposits. It’s the last place you’d expect to see traces of human existence, but the Timbisha Native Americans have inhabited the region for the last millennium. Now it is one of America’s finest National Parks, boasting some of the highest temperatures in the world (best to avoid a trip here in the warmest months), and the lowest elevation on the North American continent. But it is also surrounded by mountains, with the mighty Sierra Nevada to the east, within which stands Mount Witney, the highest point in the contiguous United States only 85 miles (137km) away.

Visiting this seemingly barren, yet thriving, vertiginous landscape has never been easier (despite the fact that it was almost impossible and quite deadly to try more recently than a century ago). Now it is possible to visit from Las Vegas, which lies 131 miles (211km) away on a day tour, so you don’t even have to worry about driving in the challenging climate. Although quite long at over ten hours, the day tours normally manage to visit the major sights within Death Valley, particularly on the eastern side of the park where most of the more celebrated vistas lie. The following five Death Valley tours from Las Vegas are the best when taking into account the value for money, comfort, itineraries and the reviews previous guests, so let’s get to it.