Driving through Death Valley
2-day Death Valley Self Guided Tour - USA
Drive through Death Valley in the heart of the desert to explore arid landscapes, dramatic rock formations and some of the hottest temperatures in America. You’ll be staying in a cosy lodge right in the middle of the national park close to all the major sights and with a pool to cool off in. Once you’ve discovered all the wonders the park has to offer, you’ll continue east towards the one and only Las Vegas!
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Arrive in Death Valley
You’ll soon realise where Death Valley gets its name as you drive in and discover arid landscape of desert, with dramatic rock formations around every turn. It’s quite a contrast to the green valleys of Yosemite and Sequoia! The summer temperatures here can reach a roasting 50 degrees, so make sure you bring plenty of water and sunscreen with you.
On your way to your hotel, make time to stop at the Mesquite Dunes for a couple of photos. When you get to your cosy lodge in the middle of the park, you’ll check into your comfortable room and take a dip in the pool to cool off from the intense heat. We recommend that you take snacks with you and fill up with petrol before you get there, as these are expensive in the park.
Explore Death Valley National Park and departure
With so much to do, you’ll want to get an early start this morning before you head onto your next stop. We suggest starting at Zabriskie Point to marvel at the breathtaking views across the badlands which due to erosion have formed golden waves. If you’re a keen hiker then the Golden Canyon is also a must-do and this will time well for you to see the lights of Artists Drive in the afternoon.
You’re most likely heading to Las Vegas after your time in Death Valley, so why not take a visit to Rhyolite Ghost Town before starting your drive there. It’s the ruins of a gold-mining town that is now used in Hollywood movies and is only about 2.5 hours away, where you’ll pass through more desert landscapes.
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