Desert Adventures - Eco Tours and Events

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In a Nutshell

Pile into one of Desert Adventures’ signature red jeeps before heading into the San Andreas fault to learn about the area and its history

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be at least 5 years of age. Subject to weather conditions. Minimum of four people per tour; tour subject to rescheduling if minimum is not met; different parties may be combined up to the maximum capacity. Up to three additional guests may be added to the tour for $75 per person (paid directly to the merchant). Subject to availability. Not valid November 27-30, 2014 or December 26-31, 2014. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $129 for a San Andreas Fault jeep eco-tour for two ($270 value)
  • Choice between the regular tour and sunset tour.
  • Regular tours depart at 8 a.m. daily, and sunset tours depart roughly 90 minutes before sunset, Monday–Saturday.

During daytime tours of the San Andreas Fault, guests soak in beautiful scenery and learn about the history of the area, including the history of the Cahuilla people. At dusk, they can enjoy the brilliant sunset and get the opportunity to stargaze.

Desert Adventures

Mary and Charlie Dungans sought a source of entertainment in Palm Springs beyond golf and tennis. To find it, they traveled beyond the city limits and into the surrounding deserts. There, they discovered a fascinating world of geological formations and wildlife inspiring them to found Desert Adventures in an effort to share this experience with others.

The couple only had three jeeps to their name when they opened their doors in 1987, but their sustainable nature tours proved popular. Today, their daughter Kimberly, her business partner Bob Schneider, and a crew of naturalist guides offer tours of an 840-acre private ranch and the unowned expanses of Mecca Hills. The equipment, too, has evolved with the times; the company's fleet includes 15 customized Jeep Scramblers capable of handling the desert pathways without disturbing the environment.

Customer Reviews

Don't miss out! It is incredible.
Cindy W. · November 12, 2014
It was wonderful and a great trip for the beginning of your time in Palm Springs
Kathy M. · September 26, 2014
Our guide was Jim, and he did an excellent job. He was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot (and we live here). He was funny too. And he went out of his way to make sure everyone one of us had a great time. Jim handled him self very well, even though we had a really difficult young college student that thought she was an expert on everything. She was a real challenge for any tour guide, and Jim handled her so well. Would strongly recommend this tour. Donna Halpin
Donna H. · December 26, 2014

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