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Half-Day Jeep Tour of the San Andreas Fault From Palm Springs

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    Pass By: Salton Sea, CA

    Great vistas of the largest body of water in the state of California

    Stop At: San Andreas Fault, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA

    Guests will get into the heart of what geologists have called "the most tortured landscape on earth". Several off road trails provide our access to the incredible and otherworldly San Andreas Fault zone.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Painted Canyon, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA

    Spectacular colors and narrow slot canyons make for an otherworldly experience in the heart of the San Andreas Fault

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Oasis Date Gardens, 59111 Grapefruit Blvd, Thermal, CA 92274-8813

    A stop at a working date farm provides a restroom break and more importantly, a chance to sample the unique and delicious date shake!

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Morton's The Steakhouse, 74-880 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Entry/Admission - Oasis Date Gardens
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

    Guide Raul grew up with the fault nearly in his backyard! 1/2 day learning about the whole Valley, the fault itself, geology, history. Raul was full of helpful information. I have been to Palm Springs numerous times, but this gave me additional perspectives and is...More

    Thank Vikki K
    evantrubee, Owner at Big Wheel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2019

    Thank you Vikki! Seeing the Salton Sea is a great bonus on our San Andreas Fault tour. We appreciate the kind words about Raul too, we are lucky to have him!

    Reviewed 24 April 2019

    Wife and I got to hike the ladders to the top, through amazing scenery. Captain Ron was instantly a guide and friend. We hit it off perfectly. he was prepared with stories and knew all the flora and fauna of the area, along with the...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank arbogast54
    Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2019

    Thank you Mr. Arbogast! We hope to see you and your family again on a future tour.

    Reviewed 14 April 2019

    Our tour guide was Captain Ron and he was very polite and knowledgeable. He knew a ton of information about the history, geography, and geology of this area of California. He was also a really interesting person with a lot of unique knowledge and experiences,...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Moira B
    Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2019

    Thank you Moira!

    Reviewed 13 March 2019 via mobile

    Outstanding tour of Joshua Tree National Park. Our guide Ed was extremely well informed as well as very personable. Highly recommended!

    Thank Escape195775
    Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2019

    Thank you! Thank you for the kind words about Ed. He has been exploring the desert for many years and certainly loves his job!

    Reviewed 10 February 2019

    We toured with Ed and it was so informative and the scenery spectacular! It's a bumpy off-road ride, but totally worth it. We learned about the geology of the region, the current challenges with the Salton Sea, the local agriculture including the date palm and...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    Evan T, Owner at Big Wheel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2019

    Thank you! That flood was incredible and helps explain why that canyon looks the way it does. Thank you for the kind words. We are proud to have Ed on our staff!

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