Drive through the tormented land of the San Andreas Fault on this essential 3-hour excursion from Palm Springs. On an iconic Big Red Jeep, you will learn about the geology, history and wildlife.
What to Expect
Located on the outskirts of Palm Springs, the San Andreas Fault is one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in California. This classic tour takes you to the heart of the Fault, where you will learn about the events that helped shape the twisted scene.
From a convenient departure in Palm Desert, you will set off to learn about the earthquakes that helped create the extraordinary labyrinth of cuts and canyons. Your expert driver and naturalist guide will explain the geology and history, while describing how Cahuilla Indians discovered how to use the desert’s plants for food, medicine, and shelter.
Explore a lush natural palm oasis where you will see water seeping up through the underground aquifer.
Visit a replica Cahuilla Village, situated on an historic Indian site. You will experience the awesome power of nature as you bump through narrow slot canyons that were created by the collision of the Pacific and North American plates.
As you learn about the wonder of nature, you might witness the spectacular transition from day to night as the sun sets and the faultline is bathed in a gorgeous palette of reds, yellows, and purple hues.
- Narrated eco-tour by Jeep, with an expert naturalist guide
- Guided nature walk or hike (geared to the abilities of the guests in the Jeep)
- Granola snack and bottled water
- All fees and taxes
What's Not Included
- Guide gratuities (optional, but appreciated)
This tour departs from in front of Coco's Restaurant in Palm Desert, CA (78375 Varner Road Palm Desert, CA 92211). Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure to check in. There are restrooms and several places to get something to eat or drink before your tour in the Coco's shopping center.
For directions or to inquire about hotel pick-up, please call (760) 324-5337
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Know Before You Go
Minimum age: 3 Years
Parents of children under 8 years of age who are less than 4.9 feet tall (1.49 meters) must provide a car safety seat for their child, per California Law.
Things to Bring:
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. It is recommended you dress in layers as desert temperatures can change quickly. In the cooler months (November through March), bring a light sweater or jacket.
Bring a hat and sunglasses and apply sunscreen before the tour.
Don't forget your camera or video camera!
Guests with neck, back, or serious injuries, and women who are pregnant, are advised to consult with their doctor before taking any Jeep Tour.
Advance reservations are required for this excursion.
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours advance notice is required for cancellation (with 5% service charge). No refund for tours cancelled within 48 hours.