5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

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  • Location:Los Angeles, California
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)
Experience the best of Palm Springs on this day trip from Los Angeles by air-conditioned coach. Enjoy spectacular views aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and explore Living Desert Zoo and Gardens to appreciate the beauty of the world’s deserts. Pass celebrity homes in El Paseo, known as the Rodeo Drive of Palm Desert, and then enjoy free time to shop at Desert Hills Premium Outlets, where you can snag great bargains on your favorite designer brands.


  • Day trip from Los Angeles to Palm Springs
  • Take a narrated city tour of Palm Springs with your guide
  • Enjoy a scenic aerial tram ride for amazing views of the desert and mountains
  • Pass homes of Hollywood stars in El Paseo, the Rodeo Drive of Palm Desert
  • Shop for great bargains on your favorite designers at Desert Hills Premium Outlets
  • Transport by comfortable air-conditioned coach

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What You Can Expect

Palm Springs and Outlet Shopping Day Trip from Los Angeles

Enjoy Spectacular Views from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Early-morning pickup is available at the Los Angeles Farmers Market or the Four Points by Sheraton in Culver City. Once you’ve boarded your comfortable air-conditioned coach, relax on the approximate 120-mile (193-km) drive east to Palm Springs.

When you arrive, take a narrated city tour to learn about this luxurious desert city. Pass numerous golf courses and learn about famous celebrities, such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Barbara Streisand, who have called this place home.

The highlight of your time in Palm Springs is your ride aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which gives you amazing aerial views of the city and sprawling desert below, as well as the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon.

After your ride, visit Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, a public desert botanical garden and zoo where you’ll experience first-hand how vibrant and alive the world's deserts really are. See animals from deserts around the world such as giraffes, zebras, mountain lions and coyotes, as well as lesser-known animals such as the Fennec fox with its distinctive large ears which serve to dissipate heat.

Back aboard the coach, make your way to El Paseo, known as the Rodeo Drive of Palm Desert. Break for lunch in this upscale shopping district (own expense) before driving past homes of Hollywood stars that are scattered throughout the valley.

Finally, arrive at Desert Hills Premium Outlets for some free time to shop. Snag great bargains on your favorite designers as you browse some of the 130 brand-name stores including Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Last Call by Nieman Marcus, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada and Versace.

Once you’ve had your fill of shopping, relax on the drive back to Los Angeles.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

great trip, personal and interesting. the small tour and very experienced leader was fantastic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great Day from start to finish. Only myself and my Daughter took the tour our guide was perfect picked us up on time. Very knowledgeable, tour was tailored to what we wanted to do most. The Aerial Tram was amazing. We got to see most of the animals at the zoo as we arrived quiet early in the morning when it was still quite cool. The shopping outlet was very busy as it was Memorial weekend we were able to pickup some really good buys. Highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Our tour guide was great. Really enjoyable day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Varied and interesting day. Richard the guide was knowledgable and helpful. Ariel skyway was great with astounding views

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

It was a wonderful trip. We were picked up in time from our hotel by our guide Richard. He is a cheerful person and very informative. We enjoyed the ride by cable car and Richard drove to the best places in Palm Springs! I would definitely recommend this trip to my friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Driver was very informative, great knowledge of the area! Aerial tramway was amazing. Huge shopping centre. Great value for money, would certainly recommend! Breathtaking views! A must do when visiting LA!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Excellent experience. Our tour guide, Richard was super great and very knowledgeable. The aerial view from the mountain was amazing.... totally enjoyed the shopping at Desert Hill Premium Outlet too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We had an absolutely great day and it was definitely well worth the trip. We were blessed and had a "private" tour with no one else going. Richard, our host was superb and very attentive. We deviaited slightly from the plan and Richard was more than happy to facilitate. A must if you are out that way and the shopping outlets are excellent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Interesting and pleasant trip with a very kind driver

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