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Joshua Tree National Park Driving Small Group Half Day Tour

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Palm Desert, United States
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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

Departure Point

74-880 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Age limit of 6 years old
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Big Wheel Tours, Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

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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 Small Group Half Day Tour ?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Joshua Tree National Park Driving Small Group Half Day 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
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What is the social distancing policy during Joshua Tree National Park Driving Small Group Half Day Tour ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Joshua Tree National Park Driving Small Group Half Day 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
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What is the maximum group size during Joshua Tree National Park Driving Small Group Half Day Tour ?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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

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Great trip!
Karen_T
, Jun 2021
Guide’s knowledge and views of park. Trees and rocks were impressive. Just the right amount of time.
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Great way to see the park
Richard_C
, Apr 2021
This was a great way to see the park for the first time. Ben gave us a number of options for the tour and we got to see the major landmarks, clime some rocks and check out the plants and critters. Ben was very knowledgeable and explained the geology of the park.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you Richard! We do pride ourselves on being able to customize our tours and our guides have the local knowledge to deliver.
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Must do Tour in Palm Springs area
Lynn-A
, Apr 2021
Great tour! This was like taking a driving geology and history class. Our tour guide Ron was a very informative and experienced hiker. I would do this tour again for sure!!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you very much Lynn! Maybe we should change Captian Ron's nickname to Professor Ron! We hope to see you again.
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Thank you for a great visit!
Sabrina_E
, Apr 2021
Collin was a fantastic guide. This was a great way to see and appreciate the park. It was money and time well spent!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thank you Sabrina! That was actually Kolin's first Joshua Tree Driving tour so I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed it. Our guides take great pride in their work and it shows.
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We would recommend this tour.
Lidiya_K
, Mar 2021
Very interesting and informative tour and guide was excellent. A lot more to explore. 😀😀😀😃😀😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃🙂🙂
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thank you! You are right....there is a vast amount of desert to explore.
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Amazing experience! Highly recommend
Carla_D
, Nov 2020
Amazing tour! Highly recommend taking the trip. Don (our tour guide) was extremely knowledgeable about the place and gave us a memorable tour. Also need to highlight how careful the company was to accommodate us from a safety perspective due to Covid-19.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thank you Carla!
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fantastic tour
Rabecca_S
, Aug 2020
This is a fantastic tour. My driver/guide Isabel was amazing. I really enjoyed and appreciated how she personalized the tour to me and was so flexible. I would definitely do it again
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you! I agree that Isabel is outstanding. We are so happy that you enjoyed our tour.
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Outstanding tour and history of Joshua Tree and the surrounding areas! Isabel rocks!
Frances
, Jul 2020
Had a fabulous tour with Isabel. She shared so much about Joshua Tree and the surrounding areas. She radiates a true love and respect for Joshua Tree and I am very appreciative of her knowledge, driving skills and good manners! You get your monies worth with this company. Wonderful experience!
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Another planet
NELSON_J
, Apr 2020
Saw the face of God. It was a surreal, experience a Salvador Dali painting. Building blocks of a giant. Overwhelming and life altering.
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Amazing adventure into Joshua Tree
Carter_B
, Mar 2020
WOW! What an amazing tour we had with our guide, Ron. His name should actually be "WikiRon". He made what is already an amazing and beautiful place come to life with details and tidbits of information that really made the experience memorable. There are too many places to visit in the park for such a short trip, but Ron was able to eek out the most interesting and beautiful spots, while allowing plenty of time for photos, walks, and views. We focused mainly on the northern part of the Park - which has a pretty lengthy drive just to enter. While on the journey to the park, Ron talked about many interesting aspects of the region, the landscapes, the indigenous peoples and geological formations. Overall, this is a tour that everyone in the region should do at some point, and if you can go with Ron - all the better. Many thanks Ron and Viator
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