Palm Springs Desert Adventures Eco-Tours

Palm Springs Tours
If it’s desert exploration you’re seeking in Palm Springs, you’re going to want to call on Desert Adventures Eco-Tours! Desert Adventures is the original and largest outdoor adventure in the area and they offer an extensive array of tours and events at their private 800+ Metate Ranch preserve on the San Andreas Fault. There’s a lot to see and do around here, and you’re not going to want to miss a thing!

Why Take These Tours?
Every tour guide is full of information about the Palm Springs area, from fascinating geological facts to interesting history about the people who have lived here. While you’ll have a blast exploring the desert in a fun jeep, it’s your enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide who will make your trip completely unforgettable. You’ll be surprised how much fun you’ll have learning about the plants, animals, geology, history, and culture of our area. Whether you decide to explore Palm Springs by Jeep, foot, or bus, you’re in for a great time!

Jeep Tours
Big Red Jeeps take adventurers on an exciting ride through various desert environments. Four naturalist guided jeep tours are offered:

  • During the San Andreas Fault Eco-Tour, learn about earthquakes and see their effect on the natural landscape. Enjoy a guided nature walk through an oasis and learn about the Cahuilla Indians and how they survived in the area.
  • For a fun twist, try their San Andreas Fault Nightwatch Tour. This is a variation on their normal tour departs before sunset and ends after dark with stargazing using Sky Scouts and laser pointers. This is a great tour for photographers.
  • The Indian Canyons Jeep & Hiking Eco-Tour will take you to the ancestral home of the Cahuilla Indians. Hike a trail through Andreas Canyon and visit Palm Canyon, the largest natural palm oasis in North America.
  • The Mecca Hills/Painted Canyon Eco-Tour shows the agricultural side of Coachella Valley. Enjoy views of the Salton Sea then tour the Mecca Hills with their lunar-like appearance and be amazed by Painted Canyon’s rainbow colored mineral striations.
Hiking Tours
  • Joshua Tree National Park Tour will begin with a hike to the Desert Queen gold mine. Continue on through the Hidden Valley Loop featuring amazing natural rock formations. Travel 5,185 ft up and witness the stunning views from Key’s View Overlook.
  • Wonders of Coachella Valley Tour starts out at the Coachella Valley Preserve which features the 1000 Palms Oasis and a spot where the San Andreas Fault passes directly under your feet. Cabot’s Pueblo Museum is the oldest green museum in America and here you will learn all about who built it and the discoveries of drinking the water of Desert Hot Springs. Learn about the wind turbine farms on your way to the Whitewater Preserve for lunch.
Sightseeing Tours
  • For groups, guided bus tours are offered for numerous sights in the area. Choose a specialized tour such as the Indian Cultural Adventure, Coachella Valley Agriculture or the Salton Sea or visit one of the area’s main attractions such as the Living Desert or Palm Springs Aerial Tram.
  • Hot Air Balloon rides are offered for sunrise or sunset flights through Desert Adventures’ partner.
Desert Adventures offers other services such as team building programs, corporate events, youth programs and celebrations including birthdays, weddings and anniversaries! Tours are full of amazing views and tons of learning experiences. Choose from the many adventures they offer and take on the desert!
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