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Palm Desert, United States
Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the uncanny landscape of Joshua Tree National Park with a 4.5-hour van tour from Palm Desert, near Palm Springs. Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned van or SUV as you navigate soaring granite formations and groves of the park’s famously spiky trees, and capture unforgettable images of terrain that spans the Colorado and Mojave deserts. Trace a gentle trail into the rocks at Hidden Valley and Keys View, watch for the park’s reclusive wildlife, and experience the unique beauty of one America’s most remarkable national parks.
  • 4.5-hour van tour of Joshua Tree National Park
  • Enjoy two optional nature hikes
  • Learn about the desert landscape
  • Explore alongside an experienced guide
  • Perfect overview of the park for first-time visitors
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National Park fees
Bottled water
Live commentary on board
Driver/guide
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Gratuities
Morton's The Steakhouse , 74-880 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA

In the Ralph's Grocery Store shopping center on the corner of Cook Street and Country Club Drive in Palm Desert.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (may be 15-20 degrees cooler in the park)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Age limit of 6 years old
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Big Wheel Tours, Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour ?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Joshua Tree National Park Driving Tour .

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  • "Definitely worth getting up early for as we were the only ones there." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Excellent!
Richard_B
, Dec 2021
Tour was excellent and tour guide, Will, was great! Great experience! Definitely will recommend to others.
star-5
Great history and overview of Joshua Tree!
Lisa_L
, Nov 2021
Jeff was great! He was patient and wanted us to get the best photo ops. It took about 40 minutes to get out there from Palm Springs, so it would’ve been hard to take an actual hike. But, if you want a little experience with hiking out there, it’s good to let your driver know right away, so there could be a little time devoted to a short hike, as said in the description of this tour. Jeff was very knowledgeable, and accommodating. It’s an excellent overview of the park and the trails, so if able to go back, I’d know where I’d most like to spend my time. I’m so happy I was able to take this tour, would highly recommend this experience! The landscape is not to be missed it you can make the time. I went on the 7am and still had time to spend by the pool after I got back!
star-5
Stunning scenery
David_M
, Nov 2021
Amazing scenery coupled with information from our guide, Isobel. Just a fantastic half day trip! A perfect way to experience the park for the first time as a solo traveller.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you David! Isabel is a wonderful guide and a terrific person. We are so happy that you joined us for a day of fun in the park!
star-5
Magnificent day
Paula_D
, Oct 2021
Isabel our guide made it memorable. Ahe taught us the history of the park and as we drove there the history of surrounding towns and even the San Andreas fault aa we crossed it. Ahe got to know us and stopped for climbing, photos and vistas ahe knew we'd like. Skull rock and the highest point in our part if the park with Coachella Valley below were high points. I would want Isabel as a guide again
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you Paula! Isabel knows that park so well and knows how to cater to our guests. We hope you can join us again!
star-5
Collin is an awesome guide!
Judy_D
, Oct 2021
We learned so much about the area and the history of the park and the current threats to the future of the park.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you Judith. Kolin is a terrific guide and person. We are lucky to have him here at Big Wheel.
star-5
Awesome tour of Joshua Tree Park
Elizabeth_S
, Sep 2021
Colin was very knowledgeable not only of the Park but of the area. Highly recommend this tour. The Park is huge and easy to get turned around in but with a guide we went right to the highlights!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you Beth!
star-5
Wonderful experience!
Kathleen_N
, Sep 2021
Our guide, Kolin, was excellent!!!! I would do this tour all over again. His knowledge of both Joshua Tree and Coachella valley, was wonderful. Highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you Kathleen!
star-5
Overview of Joshua Tree Park
Christopher_H
, Sep 2021
Kolin did a nice overview of Palm Springs and Joshua Tree Park on a Sunday morning. I highly recommend this experience!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you Chris! Kolin is a great guide and a really good person who cares about his guests.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful
Fei
, Aug 2021
Wonderful! I enjoyed it, the tour is interesting,the guide is nice and knowledgeable, will recommend to my friends.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you Fei! Kolin enjoyed touring with you and your husband!
star-5
Excellent
Dami_O
, Aug 2021
My family of 4 really enjoyed the tour of Joshua tree national park. Kollin was a wonderful tour guide! He arrived early to pick us up and the jeep was stocked with plenty of cold water for us to drink. Kollin's knowledge of the area was both educational & entertaining. Impressively, he was able to keep my teenage boys engaged the entire time. The park was so picturesque and surprisingly quiet. I've already recommended the tour to other family members though, would advise going at a cooler time of the year.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so much! Kolin has worked hard to become an excellent guide and we are so proud of him

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