• Location: Palm Desert, California
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $119.00

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This nature tour from Palm Desert takes you on a scenic journey through Southern California’s rich, diverse scenery. Traveling from the Colorado Desert to the Mojave Desert, you'll visit three unique landscapes of the Wildlands Conservancy, a network of 12 nature preserves full of beautiful mountains, valleys, deserts, rivers and coasts. Enjoy awe-inspiring views from the comfort of your air-conditioned coach, witness the mighty San Andreas fault, and take some nature walks with your expert guide to gain intimate knowledge about this amazing preserve system around Palm Springs.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
You’ll be picked up from your Palm Desert hotel at your selected departure time. Aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach, relax on the drive to three magnificent nature preserves around Palm Springs.

Your expert guide will teach you all about the Wildlands Conservancy, which operates California’s largest non-profit nature preserve system. Spanning more than 145,000 acres (58,679 km), this preserve system includes 12 magnificent landscapes, including mountains, valleys, deserts, rivers and coasts.

This 4-hour tour takes you from the Colorado Desert to the Mojave Desert and back. Admire the towering majesty of Mt San Jacinto, learn about the huge aqueduct system in Southern California, and see visual evidence of the mighty San Andreas fault that makes these unique habitats possible.

You’ll marvel at the spectacular scenery from the comfort of your coach, and hop off occasionally to explore by foot. These short, flat hikes give you a more intimate look at these treasured natural environments. You’ll see rivers, marshes, trout ponds and more as you follow you follow your guide down shady tree-line paths. Refuel on board with snacks and bottled water in between the three preserves, which may include Coachella, Whitewater and Mission Creek.

After your nature tour, you’ll be taken back to your Palm Desert hotel.

Please note: Total tour duration is inclusive of hotel pickup and drop-off time.

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Morton's Steakhouse in Palm Desert, California
Departure Time:
8am or 1pm

Please note: Total tour duration is inclusive of hotel pickup and drop-off time

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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8am Departure
Code: AM0800

Tour departs at 8am

USD $119.00
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1pm Departure
Code: PM1300

Tour departs at 1pm

USD $119.00
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Palm Springs Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour

Wildlands Preserve Nature Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations in the Greater Palm Springs area
  • Professional guide
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to the rugged, bumpy nature of this tour, it is not recommend for pregnant women or guests with neck or back problems
  • Be sure to wear sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes and casual clothes for hiking
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Open Jeep tours can be quite cool on the road, so bring a warm sweater or jacket
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Samuel B, June 2016

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable . We learned a great deal about the desert, the vegetation and animal life. Yvonne Brand

Reviewed by: JAMES F, May 2016

George gave us an incredible tour and wonderful afternoon. His in-depth description of everything we saw was so informative. He answered all our questions and added so many interesting local stories. It was a great tour, and one we have already recommended to others. Thank You, George, for a great experience. We learned so much about this unusual area of our country.

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