Group Tours & Activities
Desert Adventures offers a wide variety of group tours, activities, and adventure programs for corporate, association, and social groups visiting Palm Springs and the other Desert Resort Communities including Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Indio.
We invite you to explore our tour and activity options and to contact Group Sales for pricing information or a custom proposal.
Just click on any of the categories below to learn more!
Jeep Tours & Rallies
Ride the Big Red Jeeps
You will be amazed by the spectacular scenery and fascinating banter of your guide as your jeep winds its way through the incredible labyrinth of the San Andreas Fault Zone.
Add a riddle rally, photo safari, scavenger hunt, or GPS rally and turn your jeep adventure into a fun team-building activity!
Desert Adventure has the capacity to carry 100 guests at a time and groups of up to 300 people can be accommodated by conducting jeep tours in multiple rounds and/or combining them with other activities.
walking & Hiking Tours
Experience the desert up close and personal
One of the best ways to experience the real desert is on a naturalist guided walking or hiking tour.
Learn about the desert's plants, animals, geology and history as you explore the San Andreas Fault, stroll through an alpine forest at the top of the Palm Springs Tram, take in the sights at Joshua Tree National Park, hike through the lush Indian Canyons, work up a sweat on the "Bump and Grind" trail, and more!
Tours are available for just about any fitness level - from easy nature walks to challenging, heart-pounding hikes. Many tours can also be customized to the groups' ability.
Sightseeing Tours & Other Group Activities
Let us be your guide to the best Palm Springs attractions
In addition to our jeep and hiking adventures, Desert Adventures expert naturalist guides can take you to the best attractions and locations in the desert.
Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, explore the magnificent Palm Springs Indian Canyons, visit Joshua Tree National Park, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Gardens, take an exhilarating bike ride through spectacular Box Canyon, and much more!
Desert Adventures offers a wide variety of sightseeing tours and is happy to coordinate other activities for your group. Just let us know how we can be of service!
Team Building Programs
The TEAM that PLAYS together STAYS together
Are you looking for a unique and fun team-building or team-bonding activity for your group? How about an interactive Chili Cook-Off? Or maybe our wild and wacky Desert Olympics! Want to improve communication and collaboration amongst team members? Try our Adventure Challenge Program! Want to turn your jeep eco-tour into a team-building activity? Add one of our fun rallies! Whether you want a program that focuses on collaboration or competition, we have a team-building program for you!
Some programs are available exclusively at one of our Metate Ranch venues, but many can be set-up at your hotel or the location of your choosing.
Step On Guides & Receptive Services
Let the Desert's Best Guides show you the REAL desert
If you're coming to the desert with your own bus and you need a knowledgeable guide to step-on and provide an entertaining and engaging tour of one of the desert's amazing attractions or sights, give us a call! Desert Adventures' naturalist guides are the best in the desert and they will share their love an passion for the desert with your group.
Need someone to coordinate all your desert tours and activities, including transportation? We can help you there too! We can even help you plan and coordinate a one or multi-day itinerary to the Palm Springs area.
Just let us know your needs and it would be our pleasure to assist you!
Spouse & Family Adventure Programs
Creative adventure programs to entertain your group
If your group includes spouses and / or families and you need some ideas of unique and fun things to do to keep them entertained, give us a call!
Desert Adventures offers a variety of engaging and entertaining activities that your group will love such as a nature painting or photography workshops, arts and craft activities, interesting speakers, Kids "Kamps", and more.
Some activities are available exclusively at our Metate Ranch venues, but many can be set up at your hotel or location of your choosing.
Youth & School Programs
Learning has never been this much fun!
Desert Adventures offers several educational programs designed especially for school and educational youth groups. All programs are educational as well as engaging and fun!
- Geology and the San Andreas Fault
- Cahuilla Indian Culture and Lifestyles
- Pioneer History of the Coachella Valley
- Rocks, Plants, and Animals of the California desert
- Earthquake Awareness and Preparedness
- Custom programs focusing on ecology, alternative energy, and other eco-topics are also available.
Fascinating speakers on a variety of topics
Desert Adventures offers several entertaining and engaging speaker programs that showcase various aspects of our desert paradise. Some topics include:
- Welcome to the Desert / Desert Overview
- Rocks, Plants, and Animals of the California Desert
- The Cahuilla People
- Pioneer History of the Coachella Valley
- It's our Fault / Geology of the San Andreas Fault
Talks range in length from 30 minutes to 2 hours and can be customized according to your group's interests and requirements.
Bachelor / Bachelorette / Pre-Wedding Activities
Celebrate Your Way!
So you're getting married...Congratulations!
Grab a bunch of your favorite guy and/or gal pals and join us for an amazing adventure. Add in some delicious refreshments and you've got yourself a party!
Morning, afternoon, or night...we have are here to help you celebrate in style!
Choose one of our Wedding Celebration Packages or let us design a custom program that meets your exact needs and specifications.
Celebrations (Birthdays, Anniversaries & More!)
If you can dream it...We can create it!
Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion, Desert Adventures is here to make your celebration extra special!
- Customize any adventure by adding a birthday cake, picnic lunch, catered dinner, champagne toast, or other special touch.
- Throw and all-out birthday or anniversary bash and invite all your friends.
- Kids love our Old West themed birthday parties!
- Treat your friends to an elegant brunch in the desert... or how about a dessert and wine reception with stargazing and dancing.
Girlfriend Get-A-Ways & Guy Adventure Outings
Do something truly memorable
So you're heading to Palm Springs with a handful of your friends and looking for something fun to do. Desert Adventures is here to help make your get-a-away truly memorable!
- GIRLS...move beyond the ordinary spa or shopping outing and do something really special! How about a jeep tour with private gourmet champagne brunch in the desert (private masseur/masseuse available as an option).
- GUYS...There's more to life than golf! Grab your buddies and do something really exciting. Why not scale the walls of the San Andreas Fault to take in absolutely amazing views from the top? Or how about bonding with your buds in an Indian sweat lodge ceremony?