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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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.
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San Andreas Fault
Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events
Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours
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.
  • 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
  • Visit a Native American site to see how the Cahuilla tribe once lived there
  • Bottled water is provided to keep you hydrated in the heat
  • Choose between two departure times to best suit your schedule 
  • Round-trip transport from Palm Desert included for your convenience
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Our guide Donna was awesome as she explained what a fault was . Also stopped and had pictures and data to help explain what we were looking at. We did get out several times to walk in the canyon and to look at Indian dwellings....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful Tour Experience!

This tour was worth every penny! Even though we had a rental, we opted for a hotel pickup, which was awesome. It was great to have a little bit of extra time with our super knowledgeable guide where we could ask all kinds of questions...More

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redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your wonderful review and we look forward to having you on our Jeeps on your return trip.

Reviewed 16 July 2018
An Adventure that Educates

Darrell Black Feather was an amazing and entertaining guide for the San Andreas Adventure. He shared his vast knowledge of the Valley. He touched on the agriculture, water sources, geological formations, palms, Tetonic plates, Cahuilla Culture and so much more. Even though it was hot,...More

Thank irmaoc
redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Entertaining and educational, we like to call it edutainment! Thanks for sharing your experience with Darrell. We are proud of our award winning team of guides who provide a 5 star experience for our guests.

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Guide had a tremendously breadth of knowledge about the area

Our guide was Cheyenne, a 30 year resident of the area. Over the course of our tour, she touched on the geology of the fault area where the North American and Pacific plates meet; the flora and fauna of the area, especially the oases; the...More

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redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Yes we get the picture and are proud of our team of guides who provide a 5 star experience for our guests. Thanks for sharing your experience with Cheyenne!

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Great fun

Have been on many of their tours and all exceptional. Well informed guides and fun destinations. Joshua Tree trip is especially wonderful - all day with picnic lunch included. Have taken the Fault Line Tour about 5 times as out of town guests really get...More

Thank karengrace540
redjeepps, Owner at Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours & Events, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review and for being such a great repeat customer. We appreciate your business! Glad to hear that you have experienced some of our other tours as well. Thanks for sharing here on TripAdvisor!

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Response from janseaman | Reviewed this property |
That's per person. We had a coupon so got a discount. You might watch for those, especially during the shoulder season.
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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9 July 2018|
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Response from Jon D | Reviewed this property |
I would not bring a 2 yr old. Check with Red Jeep Tours for languages supported.
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