Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Death Valley Day Trip from Las Vegas submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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I was unable to go but Viator was accommodating in offering a resolution. My sister went and said it was great. The tour director, Jerry, was very informative and even though they did not go to Scotty's Castle, he took them to several additional scenic sights to make up for it (although if the itinerary is different than what is listed, you should mention that disclaimer before people sign up instead of once the person is on the bus and has to ask "hey, what about Scotty's castle" - the change was because the road was under construction for several months).The local guide service Viator uses and Viator are reputable companies. It is also easy to contact Viator since they are open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.Reviewed by: Lori T, April 2014
It was great and the guide was fantasticReviewed by: Jane T, April 2014
The best trip ever. Mainly because of the guide Jack with tremendous experience and knowledge about the area and about the world. He is amazing.Reviewed by: Phocas, April 2014
I booked this trip to celebrate my Husbands Birthday whilst staying in Vegas. Our tour guide Mark made our day very special he took us to the best vantage points and was very informative and friendly. Would definitely recommend this tour with Viator.Reviewed by: Keith D, March 2014
Jack was our tour guide, was only my daughter and I. Fantastic amount of knowledge, greats photo opps, very friendly guide. Highly recommended, especially if you get it buy yourself.Reviewed by: Patricia F, March 2014
incredible. We did the sight seeing tour and stopped at 16 locations. Our tour guide was incredible an awesome dayReviewed by: Abigail G, February 2014
I liked the itinerary, and I especially liked the tour guide, who was so fun and knowledgeable about the place.Reviewed by: Kim S, February 2014
We loved Death Valley!! Our guide was Jack, who made the trip as special as it was, with his bright, unflagging enthusiasm for Death Valley, and his vast knowledge of the area. We travelled on Jan 25, 2014, and even though the day was beautiful, it was very cool, so take a jacket and even some gloves, but warmed up when we travelled down onto the valley floor.
We were picked up at our hotel, Monte Carlo, at approx 0615, and we're returned at approx 1700, so it is a long day, approx 400km Jack stated. But that was fine by us, as we wanted to see lots of desert.
The salt flats were amazing, the small towns, and the ghost town were also very interesting. Looking at all the colours of the hills at the Artists Dream were amazing, and difficult to capture on an ordinary camera, so you must view it with your eyes.
We had just arrived from New Zealand, the day before, and I was worried I would be too tired to handle a long drive, but we had frequent stops, and there were ample toilet breaks, also. We also did plenty of short walks, and a boxed breakfast and lunch were also provided. You also were able to buy more food and drink at different places if you needed.
We loved Death Valley. If I ever returned, I would do the same trip again, and ask for Jack!! He has a real respect and love for the area, which shows in all his explanations, and he wants you to feel it to!!
GREAT to have Ralph do all the driving and letting us have time to stop and stretch our legs or walk uphill for photos. The scenery is breathtaking. Scotty's castle offered many stories told by a period costumed park warden. This was a wonderful day trip away from the glitz of Las Vegas.Reviewed by: Lynda S, January 2014
My husband and I were picked up from our hotel at 6.30am and dropped back at 7pm. It was a very long day but absolutely fantastic and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone! Our driver was Ralph - I don't think I've ever met anyone who knew so much about....well, everything! Let alone about Death Valley! We felt like we had learned so much from him - he was an incredible guide and really made the tour something special.
We got to see and experience so much - a tour of the Amargosa Opera House at Death Valley Junction, Dantes View (where they filmed Star Wars!), Twenty Mule Team Canyon (incredible place - like being on the moon!), Zabriskie Point, the Devil's Golf Course, Badwater (the lowest place on Earth), the Devil's Cornfield, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and the very interesting Goldwell Open Air Museum (modern art in the middle of the desert!). My only complaint was that I was so looking forward to exploring the ghost town of Rhyolite - it was the reason I chose this tour over others - but we had done so much that by the time we arrived, we had totally lost the light and it was a real rush to see anything at all before we had to head back to Vegas.
You do get fed and watered as well with a breakfast and lunch snack pack - plus you can stop at McDonalds for a bigger breakfast!
We loved this tour - it was a real highlight of our entire holiday!Reviewed by: Katy A, December 2013