Journey through two deserts and the transition zone between two eco-systems on a fascinating excursion to one of the newest parks in the National Park system. Your guide will provide an in-depth overview of the diverse history of the area and the formation of the Joshua Tree National Park.
Guests joining us in the Greater Palm Springs area will enjoy a narrated tour of the Coachella Valley and learn about the wind and solar energy generated from the San Gorgonio Pass wind and solar farms on the way to the Park. Guests may also join the tour at the Park’s west entrance Visitor’s Center in the town of Joshua Tree. Both options include a delicious picnic lunch.
Inside the park, we will spend a full three hours exploring as your guide describes the plants and animals of the high desert and tells stories of the rich history of the area.
Enjoy a guided hike to Hidden Valley, featuring a jaw-dropping photographic wonderland of majestic rock formations. Then take in the spectacular view at the Key’s View Overlook which offers a stunning viewpoint from 5,185 ft. in elevation, allowing you to see all the way to Mexico on a clear day!
Your tour includes a picnic lunch in the Park that includes your choice of sandwich plus chips, fresh fruit, a cookie, and bottled water. Please let us know your sandwich preferences when booking.
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There is a 5% cancellation penalty for cancellations received at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure. There is no refund for cancellations received within 48 hours of the scheduled tour departure or for no-shows unless we cancel the tour due to weather or safety issues.
Guests staying in La Quinta, Indian Wells, or Palm Desert may join the tour at our office in Palm Desert (74-794 Lennon Place, Suite B, Palm Desert, CA 92260).
Guests staying in Rancho Mirage or Palm Springs may join the tour in the departure location for this tour is from the Sightseeing Tour loading zone in front of the Welwood Murray Memorial Library located at 100 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262.
The Sightseeing Tour loading zone is on E. Tahquitz Canyon Drive, right in front of the library.
There are public restrooms located across the street at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
Free public parking is available 2 Blocks to the South in the City lot on W. Baristo Rd. between Indian Canyon Drive and Palm Canyon Drive.
There is also unlimited free street parking 1 block North of E. Tahquitz Canyon Drive on N. Indian Canyon Drive (North of E. Andreas Rd.).
Complimentary hotel pickup is available for guests staying in the City of Palm Springs, subject to availability.
To request hotel pickup, please call our office at (760) 324-5337 a day or two before your tour. Hotel pickup adds approximately 15-30 minutes to the tour duration, depending on your pickup location and number of pickups scheduled.
Guests staying in the high desert may join the tour at the Joshua Tree National Park West Entrance Visitor’s Center – located one block south of Hwy 62 (Twenty Nine Palms Highway) at 6554 Park Boulevard, Joshua Tree, CA 92256).
Complimentary hotel pickup from Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, or La Quinta is also available.
Please call our office at (760) 324-5337 48 hours prior to your tour to reconfirm your departure time and location or to request hotel pickup.
Same as departure.
Online reservations are accepted until 48 hours prior to departure. Within 48 hours, please call our reservations Desk at (760) 324-5337 to inquire about availability.
Please call our Reservations Desk at (760) 324-5337 to inquire about private or group tours or fill out our contact form and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
OCTOBER – MAY
9:00 – 10:00 AM departure, depending on pickup location
Offered Monday – Friday
JUNE – SEPTEMBER
8:00 – 9:00 AM departure, depending on pickup location
Offered Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Tour Duration: 5-6 hours from Greater Palm Springs or 3 hours from the Joshua Tree National Park Visitor’s Center
Offered Monday – Friday
Greater Palm Springs Convention
and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB)
Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism
Society of American Travel Writers
Bureau of Land Management/US Department of Interior
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