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San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour from Palm Desert

Explore the geology around California’s legendary San Andreas fault during a Jeep tour from Palm Desert. See a desert oasis fed by an underground spring as your naturalist guide describes how the Native American Cahuilla tribe used the desert's plants for food, medicine and shelter. Marvel at steep-walled canyons and tall twisted rock mountains, and learn about the plant and animal life of the area. Choose from a morning or after tour that includes light snacks, bottled water and round-trip transport from Palm Desert hotels.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Half-Day Jeep Tour of the San Andreas Fault From Palm Springs

Learn about California's geology and desert wilderness on a half-day Jeep tour to the San Andreas Fault. Drive through the Coachella Valley to the fault zone while hearing from your guide about native plant and animal life, local history, the Salton Sea, and earthquakes. Depending on your preference, you can take a nature walk in the desert or stay in the vehicle. You'll also stop by a date farm where you can try their signature date milkshake. Includes guide, transportation, and light refreshments.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

San Andreas Fault Hummer Tour

Stand above a gaping rift in the earth’s crust on a 3-hour hummer tour that goes deep into California’s rugged desert terrain. Enjoy sweeping views from your open-air truck as you leave Palm Desert for the San Andreas Fault, and learn about the area’s extraordinary history and geology from your guide. Look down into some of the world’s oldest ravines, watch for bighorn sheep and golden eagles as you explore the back roads of Berdoo Canyon, then take a 30-minute hike through the heart of a vast palm oasis.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Joshua Tree Hummer Adventure from Palm Desert

Explore a shady oasis and rugged canyons on a 4-hour Hummer adventure that goes deep into Joshua Tree’s arid landscape. Leave Palm Desert and hold on tight as your guide takes you through the park’s back roads, and enjoy sweeping views from the truck’s open top. Walk through the heart of a vast oasis, and learn about the settlers and Cahuilla Indians that lived in this harsh environment; watch for golden eagles and bighorn sheep as you navigate Berdoo canyon then discover ancient stands of bristling Joshua trees.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure

Take a leisurely bike ride in the desert. This guided mountain bike tour will take you down a gentle grade along the San Andreas Fault where the Mojave Desert transitions into the Colorado Desert. Enjoy beautiful views of the desert landscape as you pedal along the paved path. The tour concludes with a rest stop at a date farm where you can try a date shake.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour

The lush resorts of Palm Springs will feel a million miles away when you get out in the wilds of Joshua Tree National Park on this small group Jeep tour. Leave the city behind as you head off-road and over a rocky landscape some people say feels like being on another planet. See plants and rock formations that are unique to the desert, and learn what makes Joshua Tree so special.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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San Andreas Fault Sunset & Stargazing Jeep Tour from Palm Desert

Enjoy an evening of stargazing in the California desert on this guided small-group tour from Palm Desert. Explore a private, 800-acre preserve on the San Andreas Fault and learn about the desert’s plants, animals, history, geology and earthquakes in an open-air Jeep. Then examine the dark, starry sky with a hand-held tracking device. Granola snacks, bottled water, and a pickup and drop-off from select Palm Desert hotels are included.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Joshua Tree Backroads Hummer H2 Tour

Venture far off the tourist trail onto the backroads in Joshua Tree National Park. This small group tour in a luxury Hummer H2 takes you from your Palms Springs hotel to the park, through the West Entrance, to the Inselberg rock formations, and past the distinctive trees for which the park is named and into the heart of the San Andreas Fault.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Indian Canyons by Jeep plus Hiking Tour from Palm Springs

Go deep into Palm Springs’ Indian Canyons on a 3-hour, small group Jeep and hiking tour to the ancestral home of the Cahuilla tribes. Take in views of the rugged desert landscape as you ride into the rocky canyons, and learn the rich history of the Cahuilla; take a 1-mile (1.6-km) walk along a palm-lined stream to see the traces of historic Native American settlements. Visit a shady desert oasis, walk to a seasonal spring and browse a tribal trading post, then finish the tour at your Palm Springs hotel.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Joshua Tree National Park SUV or Van Tour

Explore the desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park by SUV or van on a tour from Palm Springs. Drive over the San Andreas Fault and up steep canyons to scenic viewpoints, and take a guided hike to Hidden Valley. You'll learn from your guide about the history and wildlife of the high and low desert, and get great photo-ops of the sculpture-like rock formations and the famous Dr. Suess-like Joshua trees.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes

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Private Tours to WhiteWater Preserve in the WildLands Conservancy!

Wild West HumVee Tours go off-road to some of the most unique parts in WhiteWater Preserve in The WildLands Conservancy!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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