Recent Searches
Clear
icon_solid_phone
Book online or call: (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785

COVID-19: Check local travel restrictions and learn what we're doing to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More
Reserve Now & Pay Later

Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour

|
Palm Desert, United States
icon_solid_phone
Book online or call: (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785

From US$177.67

Lowest Price Guarantee

COVID-19: Check local travel restrictions and learn what we're doing to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants10 Infants11 Infants12 Infants13 Infants14 Infants15 Infants0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children13 Children14 Children15 Children1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Secure your spot while staying flexible
Free Cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance
Loading available options...


icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
More questions?
(888) 651-9785
Chat now

Overview

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.
  • 4.5-hour van tour of Joshua Tree National Park
  • Enjoy two optional nature hikes
  • Learn about the desert landscape
  • Explore alongside an experienced guide
  • Perfect overview of the park for first-time visitors
Saved to wishlist!
National Park fees
Bottled water
Live commentary on board
Driver/guide
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Morton's The Steakhouse, 74-880 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (may be 15-20 degrees cooler in the park)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Wheel Tours, Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour.

Traveler Photos

Traveler Tips


  • "Definitely worth getting up early for as we were the only ones there." See review

Reviews

5.0
star-5
55 Reviews
3 stars
0
Reviews by Viator travelers
Showing 1-10 of 55 reviews
star-5
Amazing experience! Highly recommend
Carla_D
, Nov 2020
Amazing tour! Highly recommend taking the trip. Don (our tour guide) was extremely knowledgeable about the place and gave us a memorable tour. Also need to highlight how careful the company was to accommodate us from a safety perspective due to Covid-19.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thank you Carla!
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
fantastic tour
Rabecca_S
, Aug 2020
This is a fantastic tour. My driver/guide Isabel was amazing. I really enjoyed and appreciated how she personalized the tour to me and was so flexible. I would definitely do it again
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you! I agree that Isabel is outstanding. We are so happy that you enjoyed our tour.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Outstanding tour and history of Joshua Tree and the surrounding areas! Isabel rocks!
Frances
, Jul 2020
Had a fabulous tour with Isabel. She shared so much about Joshua Tree and the surrounding areas. She radiates a true love and respect for Joshua Tree and I am very appreciative of her knowledge, driving skills and good manners! You get your monies worth with this company. Wonderful experience!
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Another planet
NELSON_J
, Apr 2020
Saw the face of God. It was a surreal, experience a Salvador Dali painting. Building blocks of a giant. Overwhelming and life altering.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Amazing adventure into Joshua Tree
Carter_B
, Mar 2020
WOW! What an amazing tour we had with our guide, Ron. His name should actually be "WikiRon". He made what is already an amazing and beautiful place come to life with details and tidbits of information that really made the experience memorable. There are too many places to visit in the park for such a short trip, but Ron was able to eek out the most interesting and beautiful spots, while allowing plenty of time for photos, walks, and views. We focused mainly on the northern part of the Park - which has a pretty lengthy drive just to enter. While on the journey to the park, Ron talked about many interesting aspects of the region, the landscapes, the indigenous peoples and geological formations. Overall, this is a tour that everyone in the region should do at some point, and if you can go with Ron - all the better. Many thanks Ron and Viator
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Worth the early start!
Annamarie
, Feb 2020
Definitely worth getting up early for as we were the only ones there. It’s so quiet, like another world with all the rocks and of course the Joshua trees!
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Must do in Palm Springs
raginicarroll
, Feb 2020
Tour guide Anita was fantastic. She was very informative and friendly. Vehicle was very comfortable for the trip. I enjoyed the experience very much. Thanks Anita
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
I am so glad to hear it. Thank you for the kind words!
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
A gem among the Joshua Trees & boulders
Patbas66
, Feb 2020
Our guide, Anita, was Excellent. She met us at our resort at 1:00 for a Joshua Tree Nat’l Park tour. From then on for the next 5 hours we felt as if we were listening to an encyclopedia of all things Coachella Valley. Anita also has led a fascinating life as a tour guide globally. Our tour was one of the best my husband and I have taken; we highly recommend asking for Anita if you decide to go. Reservations with Viator/Big Wheel Tours was easy, with an efficient billing process. So go out and explore!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you! We hired Anita recently and she has been an absolute gem. Thank you for the kind words.
HelpfulHelpful
star-4
Great Desert Tour
svberry
, Feb 2020
Our guide was so knowledgable about plant life, terrain and Indian traditions. I felt the hour walk was a bit long but I have a lower back issue. Very happy with the tour to this amazing desert.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you! We do love this incredible desert as well and are so glad that we were able to share it with you.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Awesome Joshua tree park tour
bgbobga
, Feb 2020
Ron was our tour guide and he was absolutely outstanding. The drive there, the great walking tour around Barker Dam, and all the education discussions on history, flora and fauna were really great! We had a great time and created a great memory on the tour. Will do it again on my next visit.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you very much. We love having Ron on our team, very proud of him. We look forward to seeing you again!
HelpfulHelpful

Reserve Now & Pay Later
Secure your must-do activities without being locked in
Product code: 3351P7

Explore Similar Things to Do