Guest Post: Austin Adventures Announces Death Valley Adventure Week

The inaugural Austin Adventures Death Valley trip departs Feb. 15, 2015, but travelers can learn about this distinctive vacation destination during the company’s upcoming Death Valley Adventure Week Dec. 1-7.

In 2014, Death Valley National Park began celebrating its 20th anniversary as a national park, and the adventure travel consultants at Austin Adventures are noticing a strong uptick in the number of inquiries about the region.

“We’ve added several new trips to our 2015 line up of adult adventure vacations and Death Valley is one that I’m particularly excited about,” said Dan Austin, president and founder of Austin Adventures ( “My daughter Kasey and I were the trip scouts last spring and for months we’ve been looking forward to the day our guests get to experience this unique, and often underrated, destination.”

Death Valley Adventure Week kicks off on Monday, Dec. 1 with the announcement of a Facebook giveaway. The week will continue with daily social media posts dedicated to all things Death Valley, and on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. EST, Dan Austin will host an informative webinar, Death Valley: Why the Hottest, Lowest and Driest Place in North America is a Must-See.

Webinar attendees who book an Austin Adventures Death Valley vacation by Jan. 7, 2015 will save $100 per adult on the price of their trip. They’ll also receive a complimentary copy of The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park.

Austin Adventures’ Death Valley Adventure Vacation is a five-day, four-night itinerary for adults that includes hiking in Golden Canyon, biking in Badwater Basin, touring Titus Canyon by Jeep 4x4 and plenty of rest and relaxation at the historic AAA four-diamond Inn at Furnace Creek Resort where guests stay all four nights.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts owns both Austin Adventures and the Furnace Creek Resort — a Death Valley National Park establishment since 1927. As a result, Austin Adventures guests are afforded exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences including a private sunset BBQ in the desert and rooms with some of the best views in the valley.

Death Valley National Park is the largest national park in the lower 48 states, and it is infamous for being the hottest, driest and lowest place in North America. But as the Austin Adventures blog points out in a recent post, 10 Ridiculously Cool Things That You Didn’t Know About Death Valley, there’s more to this expanse of the Mojave Desert than meets the eye.  

About Austin Adventures
Based in Billings, MT, Austin Adventures (formerly Austin-Lehman Adventures) has spent more than 40 years building an international reputation as a provider of scheduled small group tours and customized trips to all seven continents. In 2014, Kasey Austin, Vice President of Operations, was named the World’s Top Family Guide by Outside Magazine. In 2013, Austin Adventures joined the Xanterra Parks & Resorts portfolio of experiential leisure offerings. Xanterra Parks & Resorts has operations in the Grand Canyon, including Grand Canyon Railway and The Grand Hotel; Yellowstone; Zion; Crater Lake; Glacier, Rocky Mountain and Petrified Forest National Parks; Mount Rushmore National Memorial; Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park and five Ohio State Park Lodges as well as the Geneva Marina at Ohio’s Geneva State Park. Xanterra Parks & Resorts also operates Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., Windstar Cruises, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations.