5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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  • Location:Palm Desert, California
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Palm Springs Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour

This nature tour from Palm Desert takes you on a scenic journey through Southern California’s rich, diverse scenery. Traveling from the Colorado Desert to the Mojave Desert, you'll visit three unique landscapes of the Wildlands Conservancy, a network of 12 nature preserves full of beautiful mountains, valleys, deserts, rivers and coasts. Enjoy awe-inspiring views from the comfort of your air-conditioned coach, witness the mighty San Andreas fault, and take some nature walks with your expert guide to gain intimate knowledge about this amazing preserve system around Palm Springs.


  • Wildlands Conservancy nature tour from Palm Desert
  • Visit three astounding nature preserves around Palm Springs
  • Admire Southern California’s diverse landscapes including mountains, valleys, deserts and rivers
  • Travel from the Colorado Desert to the Mojave Desert and witness the famous San Andreas fault
  • Follow your expert guide on several nature walks to appreciate the rich scenery
  • Transport by comfortable air-conditioned coach

What You Can Expect

Palm Springs Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour

Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour

You’ll be picked up from your Palm Desert hotel at your selected departure time. Aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach, relax on the drive to three magnificent nature preserves around Palm Springs.

Your expert guide will teach you all about the Wildlands Conservancy, which operates California’s largest non-profit nature preserve system. Spanning more than 145,000 acres (58,679 km), this preserve system includes 12 magnificent landscapes, including mountains, valleys, deserts, rivers and coasts.

This 4-hour tour takes you from the Colorado Desert to the Mojave Desert and back. Admire the towering majesty of Mt San Jacinto, learn about the huge aqueduct system in Southern California, and see visual evidence of the mighty San Andreas fault that makes these unique habitats possible.

You’ll marvel at the spectacular scenery from the comfort of your coach, and hop off occasionally to explore by foot. These short, flat hikes give you a more intimate look at these treasured natural environments. You’ll see rivers, marshes, trout ponds and more as you follow you follow your guide down shady tree-line paths. Refuel on board with snacks and bottled water in between the three preserves, which may include Coachella, Whitewater and Mission Creek.

After your nature tour, you’ll be taken back to your Palm Desert hotel.

Please note: Total tour duration is inclusive of hotel pickup and drop-off time.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Congratulations to our excellent tour guide, Jane, whose friendliness, expertise, local and general knowledge and professional demeanour really gave an added dimension to our Palm Springs stay. By the end of the four hours, my daughter and I had learned a lot about the geology and geography of the incredible Coachella Valley and surrounds. What a fascinating environment. Our van was warm and comfortable and the stops to various flora and fauna reserves were excellent. A great day - thanks Jane!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our guide Craig was the best. Knowledgeable,friendly, easy tp talk to

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

I could not take the regular tour because I am in a wheelchair. Instead Viator sent a big wheels vehicle that took us to one of the preserves where I was pushed along a boardwalk to see nature and identify trees. We saw a deer, which is quite common at home, and a bluebird. My husband was able to go on a short hike to see the area of the San Andreas fault (water in the desert) and we saw other moist areas where other faults were. Our guide was quite agreeable and drove slowly because of my sensitivity to the bumps. All in all, it was a pleasant afternoon and we appreciated having our needs accommodated.

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