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Joshua Tree National Park SUV or Van Tour

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USD 200.00
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Your tour starts with pickup in a climate-controlled SUV or van from either the Greater Palm Springs area or the Visitor Center in the town of Joshua Tree. If you're coming from Palm Springs, your guide shares details about the Coachella Valley and the San Gorgonio Pass wind and solar farms that you pass en route.

    Once you arrive at Joshua Tree National Park (admission included), you'll see two deserts and the transition zone between the two ecosystems. Listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of the area, the plants, and animals of the high desert, and the origins of the national park. Your guide provides a picnic lunch that you eat in a scenic location.

    Follow your guide on a hike to Hidden Valley, which is known for its majestic rock formations. Stop at Key’s View Overlook, located at 5,185 feet (1,580 meters) in elevation, with views that extend to Mexico on a clear day.

    At the end of the tour, return to your original departure point.

    Be sure to bring sturdy walking shoes, sun protection, and comfortable clothing for warm and cool weather. It is recommended to dress in layers as desert temperatures can change quickly. Please note that temperatures in the park can be much cooler than in the low desert.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    74794 Lennon Pl, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Guests may join the tour at our office in Palm Desert: 74-794 Lennon Place, Suite B, Palm Desert, CA 92260 or can meet us at the Joshua Tree National Park West Entrance Visitor's Center: 6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

    Hotel pickup is offered from the following cities: La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, or Palm Springs.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    5h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Eco-tour with an expert naturalist guide
    • A nature walk or hike, geared to the ability of the guests
    • Snacks - Bottled Water and Granola Bars
    • Joshua Tree National Park Admission
    • Lunch - Picnic lunch. Please contact us prior to departure to place your sandwich order.
    • Entry/Admission - Keys View
    • Entry/Admission - Hidden Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Joshua Tree National Park
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Tours offer the chance to hike or take short nature walks
    • Be sure to wear sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes for hiking tours and casual clothes.
    • Bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to ward off the intense desert sun.
    • Remember your camera and lots of film!
    • Guides are First Aid and CPR Certified and jeeps are radio equipped
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Guests should be able to walk at least a mile. If you have mobility issues, please let us know prior to departure.
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 11 January 2019

    My husband, two daughters (ages 17 and 20) and I went in a private SUV to tour Joshua Tree. The tour guide, Phil, picked us up at our hotel about 8am and we returned about 2pm. Phil was so knowledgable and enthusiastic about the whole...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank LizQ852
    knilsson, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2019

    Thank you for such a wonderful review! Phil is such a great guide for all of our tours and we are so happy that you got to enjoy the BEAUTIFUL Joshua Tree National Park with him. There is so much to see and learn about...More

    Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

    Truly enjoyed the guided tour of the park. Morgan with Desert Adventures provided a wealth of information as we viewed the geological aspects of the park along with the beautiful and unique Joshua Trees. It was great to be on a guided tour, so we...More

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    knilsson, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2019

    Thank you for your wonderful review! We love the National Park and we are so happy that you were able to enjoy it as much as we do, especially with Morgan! We will pass along your nice words to her.

    Reviewed 14 November 2018

    i have been there with a tent . a large lot in a amazing natural setting ! so beautiful . my dog was garding us all night long . i guess there were a lot of wild animals around and could not sleep... I highly...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
    Thank Frances Z
    knilsson, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

    We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Joshua Tree National Park.

    Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

    This was a great visit to Joshua Tree National Park. Our guide, Jim, was extremely knowledgeable and interesting and aware of us and his surroundings. Lunch was great, plenty of water and snacks. Will definitely go to this company for further adventures, thanks

    Thank MIKKI R
    redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

    Thanks for your great review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour of the beautiful JTNP! Thanks for sharing and the call out to Jim!

    Reviewed 20 November 2017

    This was a really great tour. Morgan was extremely knowledgeable. Yes sometimes overwhelming with some of her knowledge but I did find myself repeating some of the things that she told us, so was worth every word. This tour is a great hiking tour and...More

    Date of experience: October 2017
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    redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

    Amazing is so true. Our desert is beautiful and Morgan does a great job.

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    • Duration: 5h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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