Reviewed by: lucky14225, September 2016
Very knowledgeable tour guide. Ralph was very interesting to listen too. Great trip
Reviewed by: derek c, September 2016
excellent guide and brilliant day to a spectacular place.highly recommend this trip
Reviewed by: Laura R, September 2016
This is a day trip well worth the time. Jack was a fabulous host teaching us history all along the way. There is so much to see and learn in Death Valley. You will see sand dunes, more than one salt flats, painted mountains, rocks, mountains and on and on. It is not boring at all. Jack was fun thus making it a fun day. We were fed breakfast and lunch. We also saw drones taking off and landing at the air force base and stopped outside of Area 51. Don't think that this would be a dull long day. Quite the opposite. We had good conversation, laughs, music, food and spectacular sights. Do it!
Reviewed by: Carla T, June 2016
Very informative, Ralph was a great tour guide, just so much information I couldn't even remember it all. The day was long due to what all we saw but well worth the time. I would recommend this for the person that likes history. My husband and I liked it very much.
Reviewed by: Diana R, June 2016
Reviewed by: suzanne2, June 2016
Really enjoyed this tour, the guide I forget his name was incredibly knowledgeable...he did not stop talking the whole day, an absolute mine of information. Was really interesting, personally I could have done without the stops to look at desert flowers but that's just me, some people really liked it. It is a long day but you do see a lot...I loved it...and would certainly recommend it..makes a nice change from the vegas glitz as well.
Reviewed by: Adele, June 2016
We scheduled our Death Valley day tour for 5/14/2016, which happened to be the hottest day of the year. High temperature 110 F Our day started at 6:30 am when we were picked up from our hotel. The tour guide Ralph was prepared with a cooler full of cold bottle waters and food for us. Along the way we stopped several times for breaks.
The tour itself was outstanding. Ralph stopped and showed us the local flowers and cacti that grow in the desert region. Our group was lucky enough to even see the elusive desert tortoise! When we got to the salt flats, at Devils Golf Course, we were able to walk onto the flats, almost 300 feet below sea level. On the drive back we stopped at the Rhyolite Ghost Town. We saw the Bottle House as well as some interesting sculptures done by Albert Szukalski Ghost Rider The Last Supper ad Fred Bervoets Tribute to Shorty Harris
Throughout the drive, Ralph was able to inform us about the history of Las Vegas and Death Valley areas. He was able to answer questions regarding the types of rock formations, minerals located in the area and types of mining that had been done. He was able to answer all our questions regarding the types of plant and animal life for each region. Our only disappointment was Scotty's Castle being closed due to flood damage.
Our only tip would be, since this is truly a day trip 12-13 hours do not book show tickets or make dinner reservations until late in the evening. This is a long day, but it is well worth it and should not be missed.