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About Desert Adventures

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About Desert Adventures

Since 1987, Desert Adventures has provided the most highly regarded outdoor adventures in the Greater Palm Springs area. As the original, largest, and most respected outdoor adventure and eco-tour company in the California desert, Desert Adventures offers a vast array of tour and activity choices. Whether you seek rugged adventure, camaraderie and team building, history and culture, nature, geology, flora and fauna, spectacular desert events, or panoramic vistas and amazing scenery, Desert Adventures has a tour, activity, or event for you!

Desert Adventures’ Red Jeep Tours, weddings, and events are an integral part of the Greater Palm Springs destination experience. For almost three decades, Desert Adventures has fulfilled the ever-growing need for fun, educational, interactive, one-of-a-kind activities and events which are unique to the Greater Palm Springs area.

Desert Adventures is the premier outdoor adventure and eco-tour company in the Greater Palm Springs area and the only outdoor adventure company that can take you to our private 800 acre Metate Ranch, located in the Indio Hills. At Metate Ranch, we offer Jeep, wagon, hiking, and sightseeing (bus) tours, school/youth programs, family adventure programs, unique team building programs, a variety of group activities, weddings, and incredible, interactive desert parties and corporate events at our Enchanted Desert event venue.

Metate Ranch features miles of pristine desert for exploration via Jeep, bike, or on foot; a private natural palm oasis were you can see water bubbling out of the underground aquifer year round; amazing steep-walled canyons thrust up by the San Andreas Fault and carved by erosion; and incredible panoramic vistas. In addition, we have built a Cahuilla Indian Village exhibit which showcases the lifestyle and culture of the Cahuilla People.

In addition to the exclusive tours and events offered at Metate Ranch, Desert Adventures offers Jeep tours to Painted Canyon and the Mecca Hills Wilderness Area, a Jeep and hiking tour to the Palm Springs Indian Canyons, as well as hiking tours and sightseeing tours to a variety of desert attractions including the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Joshua Tree National Park, Coachella Valley Preserve, Palm Springs Indian Canyons, San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farms, White Water Preserve, the Salton Sea and Salvation Mountain, and more.

We invite you to explore our website and Contact Us if you would like more information on any of our tours, activities, or events.

Come see for yourself why Desert Adventures’ Red Jeep Tours are the #1 OUTDOOR ACTIVITY IN CALIFORNIA DESERT on TripAdvisor  and a proud and long standing member of both the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

Awards + Recognition

2011 to 2018

Certificate of Excellence Winner
Trip Advisor

2018 San Jacinto Award 

Recognition of Dedication
Greater Palm Springs Convention
and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB)

2018 Business Award

Medium Business of the Year
Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce

2015 Santa Rosa Award 

Recognition of  Excellence
Greater Palm Springs Convention
and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB)

2015 Golden Palm Award

Attraction of the Year
Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism