Death Valley Hiking, Lodging at Hotsprings

Las Vegas, NV, USA

KS
Karina Safari
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Oct 26 - 30, 2022
Group size: 8 - 11
Death Valley Hiking, Lodging at Hotsprings
Las Vegas, NV, USA

Karina Safari
  • Email address verified
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40 reviews

$NaN
Oct 26 - 30, 2022
Group size: 8 - 11

About this trip

Experience the spectacular DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, the land of contrasts that captivates the imagination, a paradise for nature enthusiasts, and unbeatable Fall and Winter Season destination!


This trip is a great combination of the best highlights and landscapes, diverse hiking and comfortable rustic-style lodging. After the day of exploring, relax and chill out at Tecopa hot springs under incredible starlight! 


Trip start/end: Las Vegas, NV

Level of hiking: Beginners & Intermediate

Daily hiking distances: up to 7 mi/ day, depending on physical fitness of participants

Kids: 16+ (sorry, no discount is given)

Weather / Packing list

Weather

Weather is mild in October - day average is in upper 60-65F and night average is in mid 40F or can be close to freezing. While cold or hot weather, high winds and rain is possible it is not likely because rain is a rare event in the desert. Best way to be prepared is to wear layers and be ready to put an extra on or take something off.   
Every day we will start hiking in the early mornings, because days are short and sunset is around 4.30 pm. So, be ready to layer up.


What to bring:


Gear items:

- A small-size suitcase or Duffel bag or a Backpack for your main luggage  (Note: Please don't bring too big and bulky backpacks)

- A small backpack 25-30L for day-hikes (to carry a water reservoir, an extra layer, a hiking snack,  sun block, and a personal first aid kit). 

- Head lamp (it is good to have light when your hands are free always keep it in your backpack on a hiking trail)

- Trekking poles – optional (if you are used to hike with trekking poles, bring them. Otherwise, not necessary. Note: Hiking poles are not allowed in carry on luggage)

- Water bottle or camelback reservoir (1.5-2L)

- Several zip lock bags for your personal garbage/leftovers during hiking days

- Sunblock (UV 50+) 

- Lip balm (UV-protection)

- Personal toiletries : toothpaste, toothbrush etc.

- Your personal first aid kit (personal medications you can’t do without). The guide will have essentials.

- Sunglasses 

- Face covering (needed on a flight and indoor public places, visitor centers etc)

- Ear plugs, if you are a sensitive sleeper

- Gaiters (to protect your pants and shoes from dust) - very suggested


Outfit for hiking:

- Good sturdy high-ankled hiking boots, well-worn before the trip  (!) Please don’t bring brand new boots, try them a few times on hiking trails before the trip, to avoid painful blisters while on a trip

- Comfortable tennis shoes (it's good to have a change of shoes for off-trail activities)

- Hiking pants  (shorts or yoga pants are not recommended – to prevent sunburns) 

- Long-sleeved loose shirt (for sun protection)

- Sunhat

- A change of long/short-sleeved t-shirts for hiking (preferably a quick-dry fabric, not cotton)

- A change of hiking socks (not cotton. merino wool is the best) 

- Comfortable outfit for sleeping in a cabin (PJs) - it can be chilly inside!

- Fleece jacket or light sweater

- A down-jacket for chilly evenings and mornings

- Gloves and beanie for cold mornings and evenings


For hot springs:

- Flip flops

- Sarong or big towel, some bath robes for hot springs - to walk from hot springs to your cabin.  It is not comfortable to go to hot springs in hiking clothes

- Swimming suite – they have opened a nice outdoor basin and several hot tubs

Trip terms and Cancellation Policy

In if the Trip is canceled by Organizer, the amount paid by Participant will be fully refundable;

If the trip is cancelled by Participant due to any reason, the following penalties will be applied: 

- Cancellation 45 o more days before departure - fully refundable

- Cancellation 44 to 21 calendar days before departure - up to 50% of the trip cost, including registration deposit 

- Cancellation  21 to 0 calendar days before departure – non refundable

How meals will be organized.

Meals are not included into the cost of the trip. 

On the day of arrival we stop by the grocery store in Las Vegas to purchase all needed groceries. snacks and fruit for hiking days, as well as drinking water.

* The bottled water will be always provided during the rides in a van, however you will need your own additional water for hiking trails in addition to that.


Breakfasts

Breakfasts are not provided in hotels. For the first 2 nights we stay at Tecopa Delights Resort where breakfasts are supposed to be self-cooked. Cabins and cottages are equipped with fridges, gas stoves, microwaves and electric kettles. 

As we will leave hotel early every morning we would suggest buying simple meals such as yogurt, bagels, cream-cheese, may be eggs (boil them beforehand), tea/coffee (or take it from home).


Lunches

Take your own snack for hiking trails.  We also make a stop at the local restaurants or breweries if time and itinerary logistics allows.


Dinners 

We make an advanced group table reservations in the restaurants and breweries according to our own dining experience in this area. 


Drinking water

The water at Tecopa Delights Hot-springs Resort is mineral. PLEASE DON'T DRINK TAP WATER. However you can use tap water for brushing your teeth. 

Drinking water is not provided or sold at resort. We should bring our own drinking water for our personal use and for hiking days as well.  We suggest at least 2 gallons per person for entire trip. You should stay hydrated in desert. If you run out of drinking water, no worries. We can make a stop at gas station on the way anytime.


Wi-fo and cellphone reception

Wi-fi is partially available at hotels and few restaurants , but not guaranteed. 

Cellphone reception is partial. Please try not to plan important phone calls or work activities /virtual meetings during your trip. Thank you for understanding.

What’s included

  • Lodging
    4 nights in hotels, rooms and dbl/triple sharing cabins with private facilities and hot shower
  • Ground transportation
    Comfortable van with AC
  • Professional assistance
    Local area expert & guide Katya Belykh
  • Miscellaneous
    Gas, admissions and parking fees where applicable
  • All arrangements
  • Flights
  • Meals

Itinerary

Day 1 / Wed
Arrival to Nevada > Tecopa Hotsprings

Arrival in Las Vegas on the evening flight btw 5-8PM
Meet at the airport and drive to Tecopa Hot Springs ( 1.5 hrs). 
Overnight at Tecopa Delight Hot Springs resort or similar

Your Organizer


KS
Karina Safari
40 reviews
Professional adventure travel organizer and team leader since 2006. Originally from Moscow, Russia. Lived and worked as a tour guide and destination expert in South American countries (Ecuador and Colombia) in 2009-2012. Moved to the U.S. in 2012. Resident of San Francisco bay area. Founder of Safarika Adventure Club, CA since 2013 (CST # 2112795-40). Join our tribe of active travelers! Experience epic bucket list destinations and world best trails you have only dreamed of in our unbeatable team adventures to South America and beyond

Reviews

Great guide, wonderful choice of hikes, we enjoyed it a lot
By Aleksey S for North Cascades Hiking Adventure (WA) on 27 Jul, 2022
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It was an amazing trip; actually 3 trips in one (Ecuador highlands, Amazon rainforest, Galapagos islands). Perfect organization throughput: transportation, local guides, high-end lodging and restaurants. Karina stayed in close contact throughout the trip and made sure here were no hiccups. Thank you a ton, Karina!
By Grigory L for Best hits of Ecuador: Avenue of Volcanoes, Amazon & Galapagos on 24 Jul, 2022
Amazing trip, we’ve seen volcanoes and waterfalls, amazing animals, ate delicious food and got to know the culture of this great country. Trip logistics was impeccably organized. We felt very supported along the way as well. Karina is the best in industry! Highly recommend!
By Maria S for Best hits of Ecuador: Avenue of Volcanoes, Amazon & Galapagos on 24 Jul, 2022
Amazing experience! Very well organized, awesome group of people. Lifetime memories are guaranteed!
By Andriy G for Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mt (Memorial day 2022) on 06 Jun, 2022
LZ
The best part of any trip is to meet new people and get to know everyone in a group. You can't find a better place to do this then gorgeous Hawaii. The food was diverse and delicious, abundance of fruit will surprise anyone. Accomodations were comfortable and spacious. I can't wait for the next adventure to meet new and old friends
By Larysa Z for Hawaii Big Island Encompassed: Best Hikes & Beaches on 12 Nov, 2021
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By Yelena M on 10 Sep, 2020
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I traveled with Karina to Patagonia in 2020 and it was awesome! Perfect planning & organization throughout the trip, including dealing with the unexpected (e.g. lost luggage). I really liked other folks in the group and made several new friends in this trip. I highly recommend Karina's trips to casual and semi-serious hikers, and plan to be a return customer myself.
By Grigory L on 14 Mar, 2020
Thank you, Karina, for a wonderful first time experience of active adventure trip! Everything is well thought and organized. Would recommend to anyone!
By Aizhan T on 20 Jun, 2019