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San Andreas Fault Small-Group Jeep Tour from Palm Springs

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  • Location: Palm Springs, California
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2335PA
This awe-inspiring journey from Palm Springs takes you deep into the heart of California’s world-famous San Andreas Fault. On this open-air Jeep eco-tour, experience the forces of nature that have created amazing, steep-walled canyons and the most twisted and tormented landscapes on Earth!


  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Family friendly
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
On this Jeep tour from Palm Springs, explore the natural palm oasis of the San Andreas Fault, where you will see water seeping up through the underground aquifer as your naturalist guide describes how the Cahuilla Indians used the desert's plants for food, medicine and shelter. While you admire the stunning landscape, learn how the abundant underground water made the desert hospitable for early pioneers.

Hear about the life and culture of the Cahuilla Indians, and visit a replica village on a historic Indian site that houses many Indian artifacts and interpretive displays. Explore an old mining camp filled with antique mining equipment, tour a gold mine exhibit and try your hand at panning for gold!

You will also explore the narrow slot canyons created by the collision of the Pacific and North American plates. Your guide will describe the geology of the San Andreas Fault and enlighten you about everything you could ever want to know about earthquakes.

Whether your interest is in desert life, plants, animals, geology, earthquakes, Native American culture, early pioneer history or rugged adventure, you'll be fascinated by this San Andreas Fault eco-tour!

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Pickup is available from hotels located in Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta or you may check in at the departure point which is centrally located in Palm Desert
Departure Time:
  • 8am (available June to September)
  • 8:30am (available October to May)
  • 1pm (available October to May)
3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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8am Departure
Code: EAM3HR_8AM

3-hour tour; 8am Departure June to September

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8:30am Departure
Code: EAM3HR_8:30AM

3-hour tour; 8:30am Departure October to May

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1pm Departure
Code: PM3HR

3-hour tour; 1pm departure October to May only

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San Andreas Fault Small-Group Jeep Tour from Palm Springs

San Andreas Fault Small-Group Jeep Tour from Palm Springs

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels)
  • Open-air Jeep eco-tour
  • All admissions & fees
  • Granola snaks
  • Bottled water
  • Guide gratuity (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Closed-toed shoes are strongly advised
  • As desert temperatures may vary, dressing in layers would be advised
  • Sunscreen and hats are advised
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: patricia b, March 2015

We loved it, especially our guide. She was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the desert (probably since she was a former forest ranger) . we all learned a lot and saw some awesome scenery.

Reviewed by: victoria L, March 2015

We are new residents to the area, enjoyed learning about the fault, the fauna and tasting the local flora. Our guide was amazing!

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Tour code: 2335PA