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Indian Canyons Jeep & Hiking Tour

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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.

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INDIAN CANYONS JEEP & HIKING TOUR

Climb aboard one of our Big Red Jeeps for a visit to the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, where stunning rock formations and the contrasting greens of magnificent fan palms and more than 150 species of plants beckon travelers to these lush palm oases.

  • Your professional guide will educate and entertain you with stories about the history, culture, lifestyle, and legends of the Cahuilla people.
  • In Andreas Canyon, enjoy a guided 1-mile hike on a tranquil trail along the banks of Andreas Creek as your guide describes the ceremonies and legends of the Cahuilla people and explains how they used the desert’s plants for survival.
  • View one of the largest natural palm oases in North America from the rim of Palm Canyon.
  • Enjoy a short walk to a hidden water cave where the water flows most of the year.
  • At the end of your adventure, relax, refresh, and shop for unique gifts and souvenirs at the Indian Trading Post which features Indian art and artifacts, books, jewelry, pottery, baskets, weavings, refreshments, and more.

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PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT an off-road tour. If you are looking for an off-road / 4WD experience, we recommend one of our San Andreas Fault Jeep Tours or our Mecca Hills / Painted Canyon Jeep Tour.

THINGS TO BRING:

  • Wear closed-toe shoes with rubber soles (such as tennis shoes or hiking boots). Sandals and shoes with high heels are not recommended.
  • Wear comfortable clothing – we recommend you dress in layers as desert temperatures can change quickly. In the cooler months (November through March), we suggest you bring a light sweater or jacket.
  • Don’t forget your camera or video camera – the photo opportunities are amazing!

DETAILS

INCLUSIONS:

  • Jeep eco-tour with an expert naturalist guide
  • Guided nature walk (geared to the abilities of the guests in the jeep)
  • Granola snack and bottled water
  • All admission/site fees & taxes

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Guide Gratuities are not included in the tour cost. While gratuities are not required or expected, our guides do appreciate gratuities as an acknowledgement of their excellent service and knowledge. Therefore you might want to bring along cash in case you want to express your appreciation to your guide in this way.  The suggested gratuity is 10-15% of the tour price, or whatever you feel is appropriate.
  • Hotel pickup is available from select locations in the City of Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Please call (760) 324-5337 a day or two before your tour to inquire about and schedule hotel pickup (additional charges may apply).

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • 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.

TOUR ADVISORY:

  • Guests with neck, back, or serious injuries and women who are pregnant are advised to consult with their doctor before taking any Jeep Tour.
  • The Indian Canyons Jeep & Hiking Tour requires guests be able to complete an easy 1-mile hike over sometimes uneven terrain.
  • Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

RESERVATIONS:

  • Advanced reservations are required for this tour.
  • 48-Hours advance notice is required for online bookings. To make reservations for tours departing within 48 hours, please call Desert Adventures Tour Reservations Desk Toll Free at 1-888-440-5337 ext. 1 or locally at 1-760-324-5337.

TOUR MINIMUM:

  • This tour has a 2 person minimum. If you are a single traveler, please call our reservation’s desk at 1-888-440-5337 ext. 1 Toll Free or 1-760-324-5337 locally to inquire about joining an existing tour or you may email us and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

DEPARTURE LOCATION:

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.   Pickup from Rancho Mirage is also available for an additional charge of $25 per booking.

To request hotel pickup, please call our office at (760) 324-5337 a day or two before your tour.  Hotel pickup adds approximately 30 – 45 minutes to the tour duration, depending on your pickup location and number of pickups scheduled.

DROP OFF LOCATION:

Same as departure.

TOUR INFO

30th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
In honor of our 30th Anniversary, we are offering special rate of just $105 per person for online bookings of our public Indian Canyons Jeep & Hiking Tour departing on or before December 31, 2017.

Blackout Dates: November 23-25 and December 26-31, 2017


REGULAR TOUR PRICES

Departures through 12/31/2017

Adult
Senior (62+)
Child (12 & Under)
Private Tour

$135 USD
$120 USD
$110 USD
$750 USD

Departures beginning 1/1/2018

Adult
Senior (62+)
Child (12 & Under)
Private Tour

$139 USD
$124 USD
$114 USD
$800 USD

PRIVATE TOURS

Private tours are sold by the vehicle. Each Jeep holds up to 7 guests.

TOUR SCHEDULE

October – May
Public Tours are offered at
9:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Private Tours are offered daily every morning and afternoon

June – September
Public tours depart at 9:00 AM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Private Tours are offered Monday – Saturday mornings only

TOUR DURATION

3 hours from downtown Palm Springs
Hotel pickup adds up to 1 hour

DISCOUNTS

Discounts or special offers apply to the adult tour rate only and can not be combined.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Awards + Recognition

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2011 - 2017

Santa Rosa Award for Destination Excellence

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

"Best of the Best" Award Best Palm Springs Attraction

Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

Top Attraction in Greater Palm Springs

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

1# Outdoor Activity in California Desert

TripAdvisor