Tour the San Andreas Fault by Jeep – Leaving from Palm Desert

Highlights

  • Discover the San Andreas fault by jeep and by foot

  • The rugged landscapes of the California desert

  • The chance to learn more about the history of the region and Native American culture

  • Commentary and information from your nature guide

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 3hrs

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • English

Starting time 8:30 AM, 1:00 PM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Discover the rugged landscapes of the San Andreas fault and learn all about the history of this geological phenomenon by jeep!

Departing from Palm Desert, take a seat on a jeep and head towards the famous San Andreas fault. You will travel to the heart of a natural reserve over 320 hectares in size and discover this geological fault that extends over approximately 1,300 kilometers. It sits on the junction between the Pacific and North American tectonic plates. During this trip, your nature guide will tell you all about the history of the Coachella Valley as well as identifying the surrounding flora and fauna.

Admire the jagged landscape that has been shaped by numerous earthquakes. The excursion will include a number of stops and a walk between canyon walls to explore a palm tree oasis in the middle of the desert. Your guide will also tell you about the ways and culture of the Cahuilla Indians and the numerous uses of desert plants: from weapons and medicine to food.

At the end of your visit, you will be taken back to Palm Desert.

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday to Sunday from October to May and Monday to Saturday from June to September (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure point: Varner Road, Palm Desert - around 25 minutes by car from Palm Springs
     
  • Participants under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • This activity is not recommended for people who suffer from neck or back problems and pregnant women
  • We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes, closed shoes, a hat and sunglasses
  • 7 participants maximum per jeep
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for the tour to go ahead. If the minimum number of participants is not reached, a refund or an alternative date will be proposed

Price includes

  • A jeep and walking tour of the San Andreas fault
  • Return transport to and from Palm Desert
  • A bottle of water and a snack
  • The services of a professional guide

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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