Explore the wonders of the desert on a Palm Springs adventure tour. Take a fascinating journey along the San Andreas Fault, through the swooping canyons of Joshua Tree National Park, or into the twilight of the clear desert sky. After one of these phenomenal tours, you will certainly realize the desert offers more than hot scorching sand and prickly cacti.
Joshua Tree Extreme Adventure
Starting off on the desert floor, this rugged jeep adventure takes you high up into the canyons of Joshua Tree National Park. On your journey you pass through a combination of two ecosystems: the lower region features drier inhabitants such as the cholla cactus and creosote bush, while higher up moisture-loving specimens such as the intriguing Joshua tree flourish. For those hot summer days, this is a great escape from the heat.
Safety Tip: This journey is quite rugged. Those with back or neck injuries, along with pregnant women are not advised to take this tour.
San Andreas Fault "Earthquake" Adventure
Enjoy a leisurely cruise through landscapes devastated by the incredible force of the San Andreas Fault. As you meander along, your tour guide teaches you fascinating facts about different types of earthquakes, and how the Earth's plate tectonics shift and forcefully manipulate the landscape. Easily the most profound visuals on the tour are mountains that have been physically launched upward by the extreme power of the San Andreas Fault.
Your journey starts shortly before sunset, along a portion of the San Andreas Fault. As the sun slowly sets, the twilight reveals astounding colors - equal in splendor to a pacific sunset, yet somehow more sophisticated - while billowing shadows slowly loom off the "Shadow Mountains." At the onset of darkness the amazing clarity of the desert night sky reveals a seemingly boundless array of constellations.