Custom Desert Safaris

Explore 2 magnificent valleys of the American Southwest; The Amargosa River and Death Valley National Park

I curate tours with handpicked adventures for each guest and group.  It’s what I love to do. I’ve been living, exploring and sharing this rugged desert for over 20 years.“  Cynthia – Cynthia’s Safaris

Rates

5 – DAY  SAFARI PACKAGE

1-2 people     $1830.00

3-5 people     $3875.00

6-8 people     $5400.00

9-11 people   $7155.00

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SAMPLE ITINERARY

DAY 1   Arrive and settle into Cynthia’s Basecamp.  Introduction to the Mojave with Cynthia.  

DAY 2    Breakfast at Cynthia’s.  Planning your safari with Cynthia.  Explore and hike the Amargosa valley.  Back to basecamp for quiet time. Dinner at Cynthia’s.  Evening under the stars.

Day 3    Breakfast at cynthia’s.  Road trip to explore iconic Death Valley.  Dinner in Death Valley. Back to basecamp. Relax under the stars or read a good book.

Day 4    Breakfast at Cynthia’s.  Explore Death Valley’s less traveled locations.  Dinner in Death Valley. Back to basecamp. Rest.

Day 5   Breakfast at Cynthia’s.  Gear fitting and off-road excursion overview.   Guided Off road tour in Cynthia’s desert vehicles.  Optional hike in the Amargosa. Dinner and discussion at Cynthia’s.  Hot springs soak. Sleep.

Day 6    Wrap- up discussion over breakfast with Cynthia.

 

Cynthia’s 5-day Safari

Once here, you will get a better feel for the area and I will learn more about your interests.  This is when your itinerary will be finalized. Are you interested in geology, photography, southwestern history, mining, wildlife, railroad?  How active do you want to be? Lots of hiking, mostly road touring, reading a good book, sitting under the stars? What’s your take-away? Discover, unplug, connect, relax, be thrilled, be free?  I will organize the following at your pace:

  • 5 day’s lodging at Cynthia’s basecamp
  • 5 breakfasts with cynthia
  • 2 dinners at basecamp
  • 2 days activities in the Amargosa Valley
  • 2 days activities in Death Valley
  • Guided off road tour in the Amargosa
  • Discussion about your adventures 
  • Star gazing
  • Campfire
  • Hot springs soaking
  • I will be there for you for the whole journey

Basecamp 

Cynthia assigns lodging based on availability and guest preference.  Expect to find your guest room much like a standard hotel room…except in the middle of the desert! Your room is designed to support your experience in the natural world. Rooms have no phones or TV’s. We provide fresh linens, towels, soap and shampoo. No cooking facilities, but there is a shared frig/freezer for guest use.  Cynthia’s is a smoke-free facility according to California law. There are designated smoking areas outside the buildings.  There is no cellular phone service within a 40-mile radius from basecamp, however, there is WIFI at Cynthia’s Basecamp.

Driving

We provide “side by sides”, which are 4- wheel drive recreational vehicles designed to be fun, safe and easy to drive on rugged landscapes that are normally inaccessible to automobiles.   We have Honda Pioneers that can seat up to 4 and Polaris RZR’s for up to 2. Tours are always guided to ensure safe legal access to this hidden gem.

 “I’ve wandered this vast rugged land for 20 years.  I have seen remnants of worlds long gone, walked ancient human footpaths, observed species in their habitats never touched by humans, listened to my breath in utter silence.  I only have 5 short days to give this experience to my guests. Side-by-sides are the perfect tool to make this an experience of a lifetime.” -Cynthia

BOOK AN OFF-ROAD TOUR BY ITSELF, WITHOUT THE SAFARI PACKAGE

Catered Meals at Cynthia’s Basecamp

There will be 2 catered dinners at Cynthia’s basecamp.  All guests are seated together and served family-style in our covered-outdoor dining room.  Nice time to share the day’s adventures. Each morning, guests start their day with a breakfast buffet at basecamp.

 

Sample Dinner Menus

Mixed green salad with Dijon/balsamic vinaigrette
Grilled burgers/veggie burgers with all the condiments and fixings
Grilled veggies
 Ice cream and fruit

OR

Mixed Green salad with apples and strawberry vinaigrette
Santa Fe style vegetarian soup
Grilled chicken
Chips, salsa and condiments
Black beans and rice
Frozen yogurt and fruit

Breakfast 

Served buffet style in our covered outdoor dining room.

Granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, assorted breads, nut butter, jams & jellies, cheese, hard boiled eggs, coffee cake, milk, orange juice, coffee and tea.

GUESTS WILL BE ABLE TO SUBMIT DIETARY RESTRICTIONS, WHICH WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION IN MENU PLANNING.

Unplug...Explore...Connect