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San Andreas Fault Small-Group Jeep Tour from Palm Desert

From US$139,00
Highlights
  • Explore California’s San Andreas Fault during this small-group Jeep tour 
  • A naturalist guide teaches you about the area’s geology
  • Walk around a desert oasis that’s fed by an underground spring
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San Andreas Fault Small-Group Jeep Tour from Palm Desert
From US$139,00
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8:30am DepartureMost Popular
3-hour tour; 8:30am Departure daily October to May and (Monday through Saturday) June to September
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1pm Departure
3-hour tour; 1pm departure October to May only
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Overview
If you visit the San Andreas Fault independently, you’re likely to miss fascinating information about the site’s geology and history. On this Jeep tour from Palm Desert, explore one of the most famous faults in the world with a naturalist guide. You’ll see an oasis on the fault that’s fed by an underwater spring and visit a Native American site to learn about early inhabitants of the area.
What to Expect
This San Andreas Fault tour by Jeep starts with a pickup at your Palm Desert hotel. Your driver takes a route through the Coachella Valley as you make your way to a private reserve for your tour.

Once there, board an open-air Jeep, and take off with a naturalist guide through the San Andreas Fault. Your guide tells you interesting facts about the geology of the area, pointing out desert landscapes, wildlife, and an oasis that’s fed from an underground spring.

Next, head to a Native American site where you can learn about how the Cahuilla tribe survived living in the harsh desert climates. Also hear stories about the history of American and European settlers, too.

Lastly, walk through a canyon while listening to stories about the Pacific and North American plates and how they affect earthquakes.

Your tour ends with a drop-off back in Palm Desert.
Reviews (105)
1 - 5 of 88 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great way to learn about the desert

Our guide, Janet, kept us informed and entertained throughout the trip - she explained what we were seeing and its significance. We saw and learned about some of the local agriculture on the way to and from the fault zone, as well as the fault...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Adventure

This was our first time on the jeep tour after 15 years of coming down to Palm Springs. It did not disappoint! Our guide, Travis, was very knowledgable and told us about every plant we saw, all the formations, and how the Natives lived. We...More

1  Thank Erin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darryl made this an awesome tour

This was my first time in the desert. Darryl was an awesome guide who shared so many facts and stories about the Colorado Sonora desert and the San Andreas Fault. Definitely take this tour and ask for Darryl!

Thank C R
redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the awesome five star review of your tour with Darrell.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PRICELESS

Phil, our guide, was so knowledgeable and entertaining. He was attentive to each age level on our Jeep which ranged from age 8 - 73. He took photos of us wherever we wanted and made recommendations for the same. The event was our most memorable...More

Thank Danielle H
redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review of your tour with Phil. We are very happy you enjoyed your desert adventure and shareda 5 star review here on TA!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun and educational morning

Dick was our fearless leader and guru of all things “desert”. We learned a lot about the Coachella Valley, as well as palm trees and other natural vegetation. We learned about water and agriculture in the valley. Took some fun pictures “in the fault”. Would...More

Thank Brenda D
redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful review and for sharing on TA. We are glad you enjoyed your tour with dick.

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eak321
30 October 2018|
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Response from Russ M | Reviewed this property |
No. We got out of the jeep a few times to check out the rocks and fault, but did not hike far or steep. Very easy. You could stay in the jeep the whole times and not miss anything. It was well worth it
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carola1315
22 August 2018|
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Response from wandabhall | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall the cost, but it was personal service, almost our own tour guide. We went to several places you could not go on your own, they had the key to locked gates. We learned so much. So, yes, worth the price.
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pll1109
14 July 2018|
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Response from janseaman | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with Dianne's response (which seems to have disappeared, but...). They do ride off-road, however, it's a big jeep holding 6 people plus the driver's cab and the road is well maintained. I also agree with... More
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