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Death Valley: what to see and what NOT to do

Written by Anyvisa Services on . Posted in Travel Blog.

Decided to visit the hottest place on Earth? The Death Valley National Park is waiting for you - all wild and beautiful! Be cautious though and save this tips.

Located in California/Nevada, USA, the Death Valley has been a legendary attraction not only for tourists, but also for movie scenes. When you decide to visit the Death Valley, be prepared to spend at least a few hours there. It's not just one spot, it's a huge territory of sand, dunes, rocks, mountains, and lots of stops for sightseeing. We will focus on a few of them - what is really worth seeing in the Death Valley:

1 - Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. It is the largest dune field in the park. It includes three types of dunes: crescent, linear, and star shaped. There is a parking available right in front of the dunes, so it will be totally up to you how much time you spend there - 10 min or a couple of hours. The view is truly mesmerizing, so no wonder if you want to walk a little bit further and further, just be careful and stay on track.

2 - Dantes View is the most breathtaking viewpoint in the park. Here is the bonus for Star Wars fans - two episodes of the famous movie series were filmed in the Death Valley National Park, and the Dantes View was one of the locations used of a scene.

3 - Zabriskie Point is one the most famous viewpoint in the park. If you are looking for a great place for photography, visit Zabriskie Point at sunrise or sunset. The best shots are guaranteed! 

4 - Take your vehicle through Artists Drive and enjoy a scenic view like no other! This nine mile drive will lead you through a patchwork of multicoloured, eroded hills. The duration of this drive may take up to one hour.

5 - Badwater Basin is a large salt flat. These salt formations, in the shape of a large polygon, form a unique landscape that seems to be endless.

Whichever point you pick to visit in the Death Valley, don’t forget about the most important thing - safety first! Stay hydrated, obey the speed limit, and keep in mind the following DON’Ts:

  • Don't rely on cell phones & GPS (service may be non-existent or unreliable)
  • Avoid activity in the heat
  • Don't approach, touch or feed wildlife
  • Don’t drive off-road
  • Don't make a campfire outside developed campgrounds
  • Don't collect, remove or disturb rocks, plants, animals or historic artifacts
  • Don’t keep pets unleashed
  • Don't leave your pet in the vehicle (temperatures inside can climb to 160F degrees)

If you are already anxious to visit the legendary Death Valley, don’t hesitate to make it a life experience! And if you need a visa for the United States, contact us for details.

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