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Group Mecca Hills / Painted Canyon Jeep Tour

Coachella Valley Agriculture PLUS Hiking in the San Andreas Fault Zone

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OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES

GALLERY

Due to COVID-19 health & safety concerns, we are currently only offering private tours.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED to be worn when guests are in the Jeeps, or whenever 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.

Price per 7-pax Jeep

Plus 10% guide gratuity

4-Hour Tour

8:00 AM or 1:00 PM$875

4.5-Hour Tour

7:30 AM or 1:00 PM$875

5-Hour Tour

7:00 AM or 1:00 PM$850

Departure Times:

If you would like to depart at a different time, note that morning tours must end by Noon. Afternoon tours start at 1:00 PM or later.

Group Mecca Hills / Painted Canyon Jeep Tour

FROM $850

 

Duration: 4 Hour Tour from Palm Desert, Indian Wells
Duration: 4.5 Hour Tour from La Quinta, Rancho Mirage 

Duration: 5 Hour Tour from Palm Springs, Cathedral City

Departure Location: Hotel pick0up by Jeep included

Tour Inclusions:

Round-trip hotel transfer via Jeep from La Quinta, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, or Rancho Mirage

  • Expert naturalist guides and open-air 7-Passenger Jeeps
  • All admission / use fees and taxes
  • Granola snack and bottled water
  • Guided hike or nature-walk – easy to moderate difficulty

Explore the Out-of-This-World Geology of the Mecca Hills

Experience sheer canyon walls, fascinating geology, local agriculture, scenic vistas, abundant desert flora, and amazing hiking options on this 4×4 back-country adventure.

After boarding your Big Red Jeep, you journey to the eastern end of the Coachella Valley where you will find yourself immersed in our area’s second-largest industry: agriculture. Depending on the time of year and growing conditions, you may see fields of artichokes, cauliflower, peppers, strawberries, and even exotic mangoes to name just a few of the crops grown locally.   You also pass farms that grow Red Flame and Thompson grapes, as well as groves of oranges, lemons, limes, and dates. Can you guess what percentage of domestic dates are grown in the Coachella Valley? Take this tour to find out!

After rising above the agricultural basin, behold an awe-inspiring view of the Salton Sea from a vista point. As you leave the pavement and enter the majestic Mecca Hills Wilderness Area, you are amazed by the lunar-like landscape reminiscent of Star Trek. Journey into spectacular Painted Canyon and marvel at the incredible billion-year-old rainbow-colored mineral striations towering above you.

 IMPORTANT NOTES

  • This tour includes a  lot of walking/hiking.  Guests spend approximately 2 hours of the tour out of the Jeep exploring narrow slot canyons on foot.
  • Guests can choose from an array of hikes ranging from a fairly easy nature walk, to the Indiana Jones Hike, to the infamous “Hike of Death”!  Hikes range in difficulty from easy to moderate. 
  • Due to BLM regulations, a maximum of 6 Jeeps (42 guests) are allowed on this tour.

Optional Enhancements:

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Snacks and beverages

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Boxed breakfast or lunch

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Logo t-shirts, sweatshirts, or jackets

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Logo hats or visors

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Water-bottles with company logo

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Custom logo wraps for Jeep signs (sides and back)

Group Mecca Hills / Painted Canyon Jeep Tour

Price per 7-pax Jeep

Plus 10% guide gratuity

4-Hour Tour

8:00 AM or 1:00 PM$850

4.5-Hour Tour

7:30 AM or 1:00 PM$875

5-Hour Tour

7:00 AM or 1:00 PM$900

Departure Times:

If you would like to depart at a different time, note that morning tours must end by Noon. Afternoon tours start at 1:00 PM or later.

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