Standing at the entrance to Death Valley and our first exploration- photo stop on this amazing adventure is the old Ghost Town of Rhyolite, a long abandoned gold mining community and the set for many movies and documentaries. We then drive down a beautiful winding highway and enter the center of Death Valley from the east; this is like landing on Mars, you enter a foreign and strange world of endless desert, vast valleys, harshly sculpted peaks, garish colors, superbly adapted plants and animals – all are visible expressions of geologic time reckoned in millions of years. The driest, hottest climate imaginable – this is Death Valley; an immense, wild land that man has never tamed. Capture the view of the valley from Hell’s Gate, well above the valley floor and then we visit Badwater at 282 ft. below sea level. We also enjoy views and stops at Zabriskie’s Point, the Devil’s Golf Course, the Furnace Creek Museum, the Salt Lake, the Sand Dunes and Artists Pallet. The majestic mountains, colorful canyons, volcanic craters and salt pinnacles all make this trip a photographic-sightseers dream come true.
NOTE: TOURS OPERATE YEAR-ROUND. For the truly adventurous, we not only offer this tour in spring, fall and winter but for the hardiest of adventurer’s, also throughout the summer months.
Note: Please note that due to conditions outside of our control (extreme heat, traffic) it is sometimes necessary to alter your itinerary to best suit the needs of the group. While we will do our best to provide you with as many of the the highlights within this itinerary (conditions permitting) as we can, we cannot guarantee a definite itinerary.
We reserve the right to modify or cancel tours due to lack of participation, vehicle breakdown, or weather or road conditions.