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Wild & Living Desert Adventure Package

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

Living Desert Package

Includes Admission to the Living Desert and Giraffe Feeding$140

Wild & Living desert adventure package

$140

Extraordinary scenery abounds as your Big Red Jeep winds its way through the labyrinth of geological cuts and canyons of the San Andreas Fault Zone as your naturalist guide entertains you with stories about the plants, animals, geology, and history of the California desert.

Duration: 3 hours

Departure times: 8:30 AM

Offered: Monday – Saturday (June – September), Daily (October – May)

Main Meeting Point: Coco’s Bakery & Restaurant (78-375 Varner Road, Palm Desert, CA 92211)

Hotel Pickup: Available for an additional charge – adds up to 1 hour to the tour length

ON THIS EXCITING 4WD ADVENTURE TO OUR PRIVATE METATE RANCH PRESERVE ON THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT, YOU:

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Experience the twisted and tortured landscape of an active earthquake fault system as your guide describes the geology of the area and you explore the skeleton of the earth.

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Walk between the steep walls of deep canyons created by the powerful forces of plate tectonics, water, wind, and time.

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Explore a natural palm oasis where crystal clear water bubbles up from the underground aquifer.

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Enjoy spectacular views as your guide describes the geologic forces and local history that shaped the Coachella Valley.

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Learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Cahuilla Indians and how they used the desert’s plants for food, medicine, tools, weapons, shelter, and more.

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Learn about the plants and animals of the California desert.

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Discover the fascinating history of the Coachella Valley.

Your Wild & Living Desert Package also includes general admission to the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens and giraffe feeding ticket (a $31.95 added value).

The Living Desert is a zoo and botanical garden specializing in the plants and animals found throughout the deserts of the world. Giraffes, mountain lions, wolves, and cheetahs are just a few of the incredible animals that take you from Africa to North America. Stop by the famous Palo Verde Garden Center or one of the largest G-scale model train displays in California.

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Some of the animals that you see at the Living Desert include giraffes, mountain lions, meerkats, leopards, wolves, and over 400 other desert animals in natural habitats. Beautiful gardens, tranquil hiking trails, a Petting Krall, daily shows, and an African village are other highlights.

Wild & Living Desert Adventure Package

Living Desert Package

Includes Admission to the Living Desert and Giraffe Feeding$140

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