We know the barren desert doesn’t seem like a place you would want to go, but the mountain-like dunes and incredible views have people coming back again and again! DETOURS wants to make sure your day at Death Valley National Park is perfect, so they provide hotel pick-up, a tour guide who will keep you on track, and many other conveniences! Do not leave Las Vegas without making this trip.
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What are the hours of operation?
The tour departs on Tuesdays and Saturdays at approximately 6 am and returns at approximately 4:00 pm.
How long do we spend in Death Valley?
You will spend approximately 4 hours in Death Valley.
How long is the tour?
The tour lasts approximately 10 hours.
What can I bring?
Weather appropriate clothing, camera, sunscreen, snacks, government-issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc).
What should I wear?
We recommend closed-toed shoes year-round. During the winter, we recommend layers, long pants, winter coats, gloves, and hats. During spring and fall, we recommend a light jacket and a hat.
What kind of lunch is provided?
We provide a boxed lunch with choices of different sub sandwiches and includes mayo/mustard, chips, and a cookie. The office staff will be in contact with you after you book your reservation and provide you with our meal options.
Are any of your tour guides bilingual?
Yes! We have guides that speak Spanish, German and Japanese. Translators are also available in Italian, French, Chinese and Swedish.
Is smoking allowed on the trip?
All DETOURS vehicles are smoke-free.
Is transportation included?
Hotel pick-up is provided from most hotels in the Las Vegas area.
What if I miss my pick-up?
We will work with you on the next day’s tour, if available; however additional fees may apply. Please call DETOURS of Nevada if you miss your pick-up.
When should I be ready for pick-up?
Pick-ups for this tour starts at approximately 6:00 am. We ask that you plan on being ready at the pick-up location 5-10 minutes early.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately, our vehicles were not designed to accommodate wheelchairs. Guests should be able to walk up 3 steps into the vehicle on their own with the help of a companion.
How much should I tip the guide?
20% is customary and graciously accepted.
Can I bring my own snacks and drinks?
Yes, except for alcoholic beverages.
Are there charging ports for cell phones in the vehicle?
No, we recommend bringing a portable charger for your electronic devices.
Is there WiFi in the vehicle?
No, and during parts of the drive, there may be limited cell phone service.
Are there bathrooms in the vehicle?
No, but the guide will make multiple rest stops along the way through and can stop at the nearest rest stop at the request of a guest.