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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
See a side of Death Valley that most tourists never do, as you join expert instructors and naturalists on hikes through dramatically beautiful landscapes. Explore a variety of terrain while hiking through carved scenic canyons, crystallized salt pans, ancient lake deposits, alluvial fans, mesquite flats and mud playas. Stop at renowned historical sites: Artist's Palette, the Harmony Borax Works, Stovepipe Wells Village, Beatty Museum and the ghost town of Rhyolite. This is a unique and up-close way to understand how geology tells its incredible story of change in one of America’s most amazing National Parks!


• Hike the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and visit Badwater, the lowest place in North America (282 feet below sea level).
• In Salt Creek, hike the trail of pioneers who searched for a safe route to the gold country of California, and learn about the endangered fish in Death Valley.
• Explore the terrain of desert alluvial fans and learn the boom-to-bust story of the ghost town of Rhyolite.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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For experienced hikers. Daily hikes, 4-6 miles. Elevations up to 1,000 feet.

Coordinated by Death Valley Natural History Association.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences


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