Death Valley National Park is a world of extremes. Partially situated below sea level, it features snow-capped peaks and stark deserts. Freak rainstorms bring on wildflower blooms and hidden pockets of wildlife abound. This land of contrasts is a special draw for photographers looking to capture its quiet beauty. Take a photo tour with a seasoned photographer at the ideal time of day to capture images in just the right light. But the location's eerie beauty only reveals itself once you get off the main roads and hike deeper into the park. While it’s a manageable day-trip from Las Vegas, we recommend staying overnight at Furnace Creek Resort. This rustic resort is a great home base for daily hiking and driving excursions, such as a trip to Scotty's Castle. What's a castle doing in the middle of nowhere?
From night swimming with manta rays to stargazing from the summit of the world's tallest mountain, GAYOT has selected 10 exceptional activities to help you make the most of your stay on Hawaii's Big Island.