Rated 5 out of 5 by MartaV2891 Excellent tour, across dramatic scenery!
Great tour, in one day we covered all the Death Valley Park, including Scotty Castle. Our guide, Ralph, was excellent! knowledgeable, informative, flexible. We learnt so much, from geology to history, including Las Vegas story, on the way back. Also being in a small group (12 people) was great, we had time to make a lot of interesting stops and ask questions.
Only improvements suggestions, it will be better to indicate on the tour description the actual length of the tour, it took almost 14 hours, just to make sure people won't miss any show or dinner booked for the same night.
May 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by evilweevil Very informative
Great day trip and nice change from the bustle of Vegas. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and informative, and Death Valley is just a fascinating place. The only problem was that we couldn't visit Scotty's Castle because the road was still closed because of roadworks due to the flooding last fall. Not a big issue, but this should have been mentioned in the description.
May 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mightymite Was not accurate. Breakfast was not a buffet. No stop at Scotty's Castle, so lunch was not at the castle.
I felt the description of the tour did not accurately describe the actual tour. There was no buffet breakfast, we ate boxed breakfast on the bus. There was no trip to Scotty's Castle, so, no picnic lunch there. Instead, AGAIN, lunch was presented and eaten on the bus. I selected this tour because it included Scotty's Castle, had I known it was not part of the tour, I would not have gone. It was not what I expected. It had too many stops that amounted to little more than filling time because we did not go to the castle. Any changes to the itinerary that eliminate such a major part of the tour should be noted in the information when booking. The tour was definitely not what was advertised.
April 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NancyLee The tour has great features.
We loved our tour. Even though we couldn't go to Scotty's Castle, we went to a lot of places. We enjoyed Dantes View, Bad Water (lowest point), Furnace Creek, Devil's Golf Course, Ryolite, etc. Our guide, Ralph was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and informative and had a friendly manner. We highly recommend the tour. If we take the tour again, we hope to see Scotty's Castle.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tamu82 Death Valley is a must see.
Beautiful park. Tour guide was very good and new the history of the area.
January 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Judi20 Excellent
The tour itself was fascinating with the ever-changing landscapes, but what made it so very interesting was our tour guide who was so helpful, considerate, friendly and his wealth of knowledge on any and every subject kept us engaged in the tour throughout the entire day. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone.
December 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2fromMarylandDec5 Best ever tour guide
Vern picked us up at our hotel, on time, and carefully, but not condescendingly, explained how the tour was going to happen and that he would take us to the point at which Jack, our tour guide would meet us. Vern was not a guide but was a very talented business associate who put us at ease immediately.Jack was very knowledgable and personable. The tour of Death Valley was one of my favorite life experiences so far. Jack was patient and allowed each tour member to experience the tour THEY came to experience as well as a group tour. We were allowed ample time to experience the many points of interest. We were allowed to make choices of where we wanted to go when there was a choice (group vote). We were not "scolded" for running a couple minutes behind the other tour members. We were on time. It was well worth the cost and tip!!!!!
December 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by grinchie long day, but worth it.
One of the best tours I've been on....however, part of the description of the tour said it would end with Rhyolite Ghost Town which we never got to.....was disappointed and would have been nice to know of the change before we got started.
December 6, 2013