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Soar over Palm Springs on the Aerial Tramway for spectacular views of the desert. Ascending to 5,783 feet (1,790 meters), the tram transports you to the cool air in the San Jacinto Mountains. View unspoiled wilderness, including mountain spires and Ponderosa pine trees, during your ascent. Disembark and explore the area around Mountain Station, which includes a cocktail lounge, restaurant and observation deck. Hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski on the trails in the Mt. San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness Area around Mountain Station.
Discover Palm Springs on a bus tour of the place that was once known as 'Hollywood's Playground.' Your guide provides commentary on stars that have lived in this exclusive California destination; including luminaries like Marilyn Monroe, Nat King Cole, and Elvis Presley. You'll also learn about the desert, the architecture and history of the region, and the Native American heritage. Top it off with a stop for a date milkshake at the popular Windmill Market.
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 afternoon tour that includes light snacks, bottled water, and round-trip transport from Palm Desert.
Explore the uncanny landscape of Joshua Tree National Park with a 4.5-hour van tour from Palm Desert, near Palm Springs. Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned van or SUV as you navigate soaring granite formations and groves of the park’s famously spiky trees, and capture unforgettable images of terrain that spans the Colorado and Mojave deserts. Trace a gentle trail into the rocks at Hidden Valley and Keys View, watch for the park’s reclusive wildlife, and experience the unique beauty of one America’s most remarkable national parks.
Explore a shady oasis and rugged canyons on a 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.
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.
Opt for this Palm Springs windmill tour, and try something a little different from your typical celebrity homes or San Andreas Fault tours you’d usually do in Palm Springs. This windmill tour of the Coachella Valley takes you by eco bus to the windmills and gives you access behind the fence to stand near these massive renewable energy fans, while learning about the industry from a guide.
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.
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.
Explore Palm Springs and Indian Canyons by bike and on foot during a half-day tour from downtown Palm Springs. With guide, bike rental, and snacks included, it’s easy to discover one of southern California’s most scenic city and desert landscapes. You'll ride through Palm Springs on a 10-mile (17-km) loop to Indian Canyons, then hike in the canyon at a leisurely pace suitable for reasonably active people.
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.
This is an abbreviated tour of our longer one starting from the Palm Springs area.
This 2 hour 4x4 tour is ideal for those staying or traveling to Joshua Tree National Park and allows the traveler the rest of the day to further explore the park on their own on the regular roads.
I provide water, a snack, a backpack & a hiking pole for each hiker. The hike to the summit of Murray Hill is considered one of the best around because the views from the top are among the most spectacular in the desert. We'll be hiking in the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument on some the best trails in Palm Springs. You'll be able to see desert vegetation/plants & cacti close up as we hike along the trails. You'll see from the desert valley floor below all the way up to beautiful mountain peaks, all while getting in some great exercise. I'll point out interesting landmarks along the way, like Mount San Gorgonio (the tallest mountain in So Cal), Indian Canyons & other points of interest.
Now that it's winter the endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep have returned so maybe we'll see some, I've seen them in this area before. There will be lots of opportunities for taking beautiful scenic photos during the hike.
Where else can you take a wagon tour pulled by mules into the desert outback of California? No where but here!
This is an authentic and unique desert tour that showcases the natural flora and fauna of the Palm Springs Desert ecosystem called the Colorado Sonoran Desert. We follow the trail of the early pioneers on their journey through this harsh landscape and through the San Andreas Fault. Along the way we will see and learn about the Oases created by the fault and the geological thrust-ed hills that surround them. There will be time for a nature walk with your naturalist guide.
Upon the return there will be live vintage western songs, easy barn dance (optional), corn-hole and horseshoes, simulated roping, Chuck-wagon style BBQ, sunset, moon and stars and camp fire! Roasted marshmallows anyone?
Stand above a gaping rift in the earth’s crust on a 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 short hike through the heart of a vast palm oasis.
Go rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park on a 4-hour climbing tour. Your guide provides instruction and all necessary gear for this lesson, which is suitable for beginning level climbers. No prior experience needed for this small-group tour.
Spend an evening with the stars—almost. This Palm Springs experience is an evening of celebrity impressionist entertainment. It’s a fun evening of drag, emceed by beloved Palm Springs denizen, James “Gypsy” Haake. Part of the magic is never knowing exactly who is going to perform…it might be classic stars like Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, and Patsy Cline, or contemporary favorites like P!nk, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry.
The guided tour of the city is a visit that we recommend to all our clients, be it your stay for 2, 3 days or 1 week. This visit is a good way to start your stay in The City of Sin, at nightfall when Las Vegas life truly begins as we see it in the movies:
We visit the most important and strategic points of the city (sometimes difficult to reach walking), at the same time giving them the information and tools necessary to facilitate your visit throughout your stay. It is also a quick and effective way to see the city, without feeling the heat wave of our desert, and walking less.
We travel the famous street "Las Vegas Boulevard" better known as the Strip. Visiting hotels, attending small shows, going through the area of wedding chapels and famous pawnshops including "The Price of History". Finishing in Downtown; the point where Las Vegas began, where the famous "Cowboy", "Golden Nugget" and "Fremont" street are located.
There are a number of movie stars and celebrities who have (or had) a home here. In some cases, it was the hideaway, for others, the primary home. Without a doubt, its heyday was in the '40s, 50's and '60s, partly driven by the constraints of the old Hollywood studio system, which required them to be able to report to work at a moment's notice. In recent years, young celebrities have flocked to the desert, renting homes, or in some cases buying a second home as a refuge.
Palm Springs will always be part of that Tinseltown allure. Locals and visitors still marvel at many celebrities' houses, some for their architectural prowess, others for their curious history.
You don't want to miss this tour, because these people made this area what it is today. They had such a profound impact on Palm Springs, you can still feel there presence. The tour takes you to all of that, and then some. Palm Springs was built by movie stars for movie stars.
From the Palm Spring Walk of Stars to the San Andreas Fault Line, discover Palm Springs without spending hours in a cramped, crowded tour bus on this small-group sightseeing tour. Drive through the city’s beautiful historic districts and hear the stories behind highlights like the Plaza Theater, the Aerial Tramway, and the Indian Canyons. Get to know Palm Springs in the flesh – and get great recommendations for the rest of your time in town.
If Your Flying Into or Out Of The City, Allow The Chiefton Group To Meet You There or Get You
There… Get Curbside Pick Up / Drop Off Service. Enjoy The Scenic Ride From and/or The Scenic
Ride Back to The Airport.
Go rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park on a half-day, private trip with a certified rock-climbing guide. Since all equipment is included, you won’t need to bring or rent your own gear. Whether you’re a beginning climber excited to try the sport, or a more experienced climber looking for a local intro to Joshua Tree rock climbing, the tour will be tailored to your preferences.
Adventure through the desert to the San Andres Fault on this sunset tour by Jeep. Ride from Palm Desert to the fault in an open-air Jeep as you take in beautiful views of the desert at sunset and then under the starry night sky. Along the way, hear stories about the people who previously inhabited or settled in the area. Plus, enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to seven people.
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.