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