Treat yourself to a stay at a bucket list-worthy, historic desert oasis! This hillside adobe-and-stone hideaway has been welcoming travelers since 1927. You’ll find it situated in a lush paradise, surrounded by the vastness of Death Valley National Park. Fly to Las Vegas, and after a drive through sand dunes, red and beige mountains and cracked salt flats, you’ll see the glorious palm-dotted refuge. This is not a stunning mirage—but your home for three nights. While touring, visit Harmony Borax Works on the National Registry of Historic Places and Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America. And there’s no better place for making cherished memories than at this true American paradise where spring-fed pools, the world’s lowest elevation golf course, and a Certified Gold Tier Dark Sky Park await. At the fully restored, four-diamond historic Inn, enjoy enchanting sunrises with your morning coffee, fun filled days discovering the park, and fine local wines and classic cuisine, while enjoying the sweeping panorama of natural beauty. A dramatic, awe-inspiring, unique vacation beckons—don’t miss out!
- Three-night stay at a historic hideaway, The Inn at Oasis at Death Valley
- Savor a welcome lunch at a local vineyard
- Discover Death Valley National Park
- Opportunities for golf and jeep exploration
- A stunning variety of landscapes for photographers
Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Las Vegas, Nevada
3 nights accommodations
1 lunch, 3 dinners
Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
Hotel baggage handling
This itinerary includes activities where moderate walking, possibly on uneven terrain, is required.
This itinerary includes activities that currently require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Fri, April 29: Fly to Las Vegas, and transfer to the Oasis Death Valley. Along the way, stop for lunch and wine tasting at a popular regional vineyard. After a drive through sand dunes, red and beige mountains, and cracked salt flats, arrive to the Oasis at Death Valley located within the national park, and check in to The Inn at Death Valley, your home for the next three nights. Coming off of a recent $50-million renovation, the resort maintains its refined historic “old west” vibe and charming, unique “Hollywood-style” details. Settle into your unique surroundings and explore the grounds before an included dinner at the hotel. Gorgeous sunsets are the norm at the Inn’s pool, so don’t forget to catch a glimpse. (Meals: Lunch, Dinner)
Sat, April 30: Embark on a tour of Death Valley National Park, with your expert guide from The Death Valley Institute, the educational division of the Death Valley Natural History Association (DVNHA), a partner of Death Valley National Park and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Be camera ready for stops while your expert guide narrates along the way as you learn all about the visual drama and variety of the desert backdrop. Visit Badwater Basin, take a walk on the salt flats, and take in the stunning views from Zabriskie Point. Revive the history of Harmony Borax Works, the central feature in the opening of Death Valley and the popularity of the Furnace Creek area. Hear how the plant and associated townsite played an important role in Death Valley history. Following the tour, have lunch on your own in Furnace Creek and return to the hotel to have the balance of the day at leisure. (B,D)
Sun, May 1: Today is yours to explore as you wish. Take an optional guided jeep excursion or just rent a jeep for further exploration of the park where motorcoaches cannot venture. Play the World’s Lowest-Elevation Golf Course, The Furnace Creek Golf Course in the heart of Death Valley at 214 feet below sea level. This 18-hole, par 70 course’s palm and tamarisk trees frame the fairways and majestic mountains are visible from all areas of the course. Rated one of “America’s 50 Toughest Courses” by Golf Digest, golfers have the chance to test their mettle against the low elevation and low barometric pressure that will make a golf ball dance in mysterious ways. For the relaxation seeker, a stay at The Inn at Death Valley wouldn’t be complete without head-to-toe pampering at the hands of a classically trained masseuse in one of the brand-new spa-rooms. Choose from a variety of services such as reflexology, hot stone massage, salt scrubs, and aromatherapy. (B,D)
Mon, May 2: Following a leisurely breakfast, transfer back to Las Vegas for your flights home. (B)
The Inn at Oasis Death Valley, Furnace Creek, California
Surrounded by Death Valley National Park, this newly renovated refuge is known as the “Crown Jewel” of Death Valley and has been a favorite of nature lovers, photographers and stargazers since 1937. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • bar • Spring fed pool • sauna • spa • fitness center.
- Package with Air*
- Standard King – 1 bed**Double P/P – $2,699
- Standard King – 1 bed**Single – $3,399
- Casita – 2 Queen Beds*** Double P/P – $2,829
- Land Only*
- Standard King – 1 bed**Double P/P – $2,149
- Standard King – 1 bed**Single – $2,849
- Casita – 2 Queen Beds*** Double P/P – $2,279
* Subject to change due to increase in fuel surcharge
**Standard King rooms offer one king bed and are located in both the Main Tower, and the Terrace Level above the pool.
***Casita accommodations offer two queen beds, in free standing cabanas separate from the Main Tower building and include a personal golf cart for transportation around the property.