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Life in Death Valley


Now - November 11, 2012

$670 per person, double occupancy | $940 single occupancy

Additional information and registration is available by calling Affinity Group Tours at 480 544.0144 or visiting their websiteThis tour requires a minimum number of participants to operate.

Hottest, driest, lowest…yet still home to plants and animals unique to the harshest of deserts. Join fellow Garden members as we explore Death Valley National Park, three million acres of wilderness, streaming sand dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicolored rock layers and water-fluted canyons.  

Lead by Art Chesmore, a certified professional tour guide, we will learn about the plants and animals, as well as the human, cultural and natural history of the Valley. Some of the highlights will include Badwater Basin, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Zabriskie Point and Ubehebe Crater. We will visit gold mining sites and ghost towns that were active for 150 years and the lowest point in the country at 282 feet below sea level. Our tour also includes a guided visit to Scotty’s Castle, an elaborate Spanish-style mansion built in the 1920s. 

Departing on Thursday, we travel to Las Vegas to be positioned for an early start on Friday for a full day of touring Death Valley. We overnight the next two nights in Furnace Creek, centrally located within the Park…and offering one of the darkest night skies in the nation. We return to Phoenix on Sunday with a new appreciation of the stark beauty of the landscape and the people drawn to this unforgiving land.  


  • Round-trip transportation in a luxury motor coach with professional driver
  • Three nights’ lodging with breakfast
  • Admission to the National Park and Scotty’s Castle
  • Professional tour guide from Las Vegas through the Park
  • Chilled water and snacks on board the coach
  • Hotel taxes and resort fees

Not included:

  • Lunch, dinner and gratuities


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