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Joshua Tree and Death Valley

6 Days & 5 Nights
  • Explore the badlands and mountains of Death Valley National Park
  • Visit the lowest point in North America at 282 feet below sea level
  • Hike amongst unique rock formations and flora in Joshua Tree National Park
  • Enjoy a fully guided, all-inclusive adventure experience
  • Experience the quintessential California desert
With your private group of at least four, experience the quintessential California desert as you visit two unique national parks. Explore a wide variety of landscapes in Death Valley National Park as you hike through a stunning canyon, up a prominent peak, and even to the lowest point in North America at 282 feet below sea level. Visit Joshua Tree National Park, where you'll hike amongst jumbo boulders, incredible rock formations, and a wide variety of flora including various types of cactus and fan palms. Enjoy fantastic meals both on and off the trails, and learn all about the fascinating landscape from your expert guide.

What To Expect

A group of at least 4 is required to book this trip. If you have more than 4 in your group, please reach out for discounted pricing options. This tour is graded easy to moderate with daily hikes averaging around 7-9 miles. This tour is perfect for those who want to explore the expanse of the Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks by foot and with the flexibility of their own private guide. Hikers should expect treks along dirt trails and varied terrain, and sometimes exposed heights. Trails are well-signed, maintained, and traveled frequently. There is a lot of flexibility on this trip so you can skip any hikes if you prefer or you can ask our expert guide for other various hikes to meet your needs as well. Enjoy staying each night in the charming National Park lodges and hotels.

Tour Style:

Private Guided | Alone or with your chosen companion(s), benefit from a private guide throughout most of your trip.

Activity:

Multi Center Walking | You will spend multiple nights in one or more of the locations on this walking tour

This trip is suitable for:

Families, Mixed Abilities, Groups > 10, First Timers

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveler this tour would be suitable for is: 5 Years

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Wildlife
  • National Parks & Trails

Inspiration:

  • Classic

Activity Level & Terrain

This tour is graded easy to moderate, with six days of hiking and a maximum distance of 9 miles. Daily hikes average around 6-7 miles along well-signed and well-traveled trails, regularly monitored and maintained by National Park rangers and staff. The distances and ascents/descents are approximations of the recommended routes.

Navigation

Each hike will be privately guided. 

You will be provided with trip specific contact information in addition to 24/7 telephone support from Macs Adventure should you require assistance.

Accommodations

We specifically hand-picked your accommodations in comfortable National Park lodges and hotels to ensure that you enjoy every minute of your stay while exploring Joshua Tree and Death Valley.

All accommodations are conveniently located only a short walking distance to restaurants. Additionally, each offers individual character and welcoming hospitality.

Single Rooms & Solo Travelers

This trip is based on two people sharing a room. If you’d like separate rooms, a single supplement is required. If you would like to request a twin room (same room with two separate beds), please notify us during booking so we can request this option. 

This trip is not available to solo walkers. 

Meals

All meals are including for the duration of your trip. Breakfasts and dinners will be enjoyed in town in carefully selected restaurants and lodges while lunches will be made by your guide on the trail. 

 

You will also be provided with an assortment of snacks while you are hiking such as trail mix and dried fruit. 

 

Included
  • 5 Nights at hand-selected mountain lodges and hotels
  • All meals and snacks
  • Detailed pre-departure information pack
  • Transportation each day as per itinerary
  • Day pack and trekking poles
  • Hiking and tour guide for duration of trip
  • 24/7 telephone support
Excluded
  • Guide Gratuities
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
Extras
  • Additional nights along the route
  • Room Upgrades (only where applicable)

When To Go

Weather and Climate

As weather patterns in the desert are often unpredictable and can change suddenly, hikers should be prepared for hiking in the rain or extreme heat. 

Getting to the Start

Your trip starts and ends with an included transfer from Las Vegas International Airport

Getting Around

For additional transportation services outside the provided itinerary, such as a taxi to a specific restaurant or location, please speak with your private guide on arrival on the trip. 

General Information

There is a minimum of 4 people needed to book this trip and a group maximum of 8. Please enquire with a sales specialist about custom pricing for groups larger than 4. 

Group Departures

We have limited availability for a few group departures. If you are interested in joining a group, please reach out to a sales specialist regarding custom pricing and available dates. 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance helps protect your travel investment, your belongings, and most importantly you, from unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip. For more information, please visit our travel insurance page by clicking this link.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Death Valley, Hike Golden Canyon 5 miles / 8 km Day 2: Death Valley: Hike Wildrose Peak 9 miles / 15 km Day 3: Death Valley: Hike Darwin Falls and Mesquite Sand Dunes 4 miles / 6 km Day 4: Joshua Tree: Hike Cottonwood Spring Oasis 7 miles / 11 km Day 5: Joshua Tree: Hike the Maze 7 miles Day 6: Joshua Tree: Hike Hidden Valley and Transfer to Las Vegas and Onward Travel 4 miles / 6 km

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