Joshua Tree National Park 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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Joshua Tree National Park Tour

NOTE:  For your comfort, this tour is conducted in a climate controlled van or SUV.  This is NOT an open-air Jeep Tour.

This is the perfect tour for those who want to learn about the 16th largest park in the National Park System. 

Managed 85% as a vast federal wilderness, Joshua Tree National Park lies within the Mojave Desert – and, it’s an architectural wonderment of fabulous, jumbled boulders, along with the Park’s iconic and endemic Dr. Seuss-esque’s plant:  the Joshua Tree. 

This tour is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the Park’s lively pioneer and dramatic mining history, the ancients’ footprints and culture, take a walk (or easy) hike, possibly see focused rock climbers practicing for future big wall climbs, and learn about plants treasured by high desert enthusiasts – all through lively narration from your seasoned guide. 

Everyday is a new day in Joshua Tree, so you never know what you might find!

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.


  • 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. Note that temperatures in the Park can be 20 degrees cooler than in the low desert.
  • Bring a hat and sunglasses and apply sunscreen before the tour.
  • Don’t forget your camera or video camera – the photo opportunities are amazing!



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.

Choice of Meat:

  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Roast Beef
  • Vegetarian

Choice of Bread:

  • Wheat
  • White
  • Sourdough
  • Rye

Choice of Cheese:

  • Cheddar
  • Swiss
  • Pepper Jack
  • Monterey Jack
  • American
  • Provolone
  • None


  • Eco-tour with an expert naturalist guide – conducted in a climate controlled Van or SUV
  • Guided nature walk through Hidden Valley
  • Granola snack and bottled water
  • Joshua Tree National Park Admission Fee
  • Picnic Lunch


  • 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.


  • Tours cancelled at least 48 hours prior to scheduled departure shall receive a FULL REFUND (including booking fees, if applicable). There is no refund for cancellations received within 48 hours of the scheduled tour departure or for no-shows.
  • If Desert Adventures cancels the tour due to weather or safety issues, you may rescheduled at no charge (subject to availability) or request a full refund or a gift card for the full purchase price that you can use at another time.


  • Guests should be able to  take a leisurely nature walk of at least one mile to fully enjoy this tour. 
  • Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


  • 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.


  • This tour has a 2 person minimum to operate. If you looking to book fewer than 4 guests, please call our reservation’s desk at 1-888-440-5337 ext. 1 Toll Free or 1-760-324-5337 locally or email us to inquire about joining an existing tour.
  • For reservations for more than 5 guests, please call (760) 324-5337 for assistance or contact us and we will get back to you within 24 hours.


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 at 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.).

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.



Per Person:
Private SUV
Private Van

$250* USD
$600   USD
$900   USD

$50 per person discount for parties of 3 or more.

The SUV comfortably seats up to 3 guests and the Van comfortably seats up to 5 guests.


Private tours are sold by the vehicle. We have a 3 person SUV and a 5 person Van available for this tour.  Please call our Reservation’s Desk at (760) 324-5337 or email us to inquire about reservations for larger parties.


Public tours are offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday departing between 9:00 – 10:00 AM departure, depending on pickup location.

Private Tours are offered
Monday – Friday


5-6 hours from Greater Palm Springs or 3 hours from the Joshua Tree National Park Visitor’s Center


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








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Certificate of Excellence Winner - Hall of Fame

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