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Palm Desert, United States
Joshua Tree National Park Offroad Tour
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

  • Get off road in a 4x4 and into places you can’t go in a regular vehicle
  • Don’t forget a jacket, the park can be much cooler than Palm Springs
  • Get an early start in summer; in winter choose a morning or afternoon tour
  • This tour is family friendly and great for all ages over 5 years old
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National Park fees
Bottled water
Snacks
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Gratuities
Morton's The Steakhouse , 74-880 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA

In the Ralph's Grocery Store shopping center on the corner of Cook Street and Country Club Drive in Palm Desert.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with any recent surgeries
  • Not recommended for travelers with neck problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Big Wheel Tours, Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Joshua Tree National Park Offroad Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Joshua Tree National Park Offroad Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Joshua Tree National Park Offroad Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Joshua Tree National Park Offroad Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Joshua Tree National Park Offroad Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Joshua Tree National Park Offroad Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Joshua Tree National Park Offroad Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Joshua Tree National Park Offroad Tour.

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Reviews

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This was the first time...
Michele_K
, May 2022
This was the first time I've been off roading and I had a blast! Our guide, Jeff, was excellent! He's very knowledgeable and energetic and has a great eye. He was able to spot a bighorn sheep at the top of the hill. We still don't know how he saw him. I'd go again and I'd recommend this to anyone.
star-5
Berdoo Canyon expedition
jeffrey_a
, May 2022
the driver's knowledge of Joshua Tree park and it's gold mining history, including a very dynamic view of the San Andreas fault line, WOW!! Thanks Jeff
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for the kind review!
star-5
The rock formations were...
Shirley_C
, May 2022
The rock formations were incredible as were the views! Our your director was knowledgeable and fun to be with
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks so much Shirley!
star-3
Beautiful scenery
Teresa_J
, May 2022
The scenery was awesome. Isabelle was very accommodating and also knowledgeable about Joshua Tree and Mojave. However, there was a last minute added guest who was extremely large and blocked much of the view from the vehicle. My daughter gets car sick in the back seat of vehicles but this huge guy got the front seat. Isabelle did her best to increase my daughters comfort.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Teresa, so sorry to hear that your tour was disappointing! We apologize if there was a miscommunication about your tour preferences, but if you wanted a private tour, you're able to pay for the extra seats to make it private, but since that wasn't the case, anyone else who books it is allowed to join the tour as well. Again we apologize for the frustration, but there's only so much we can do when it is not private, to then also be able to accommodate every guest on the tour. We hope you give us another chance to have a better experience next time!
star-5
Off-road tour
rude700
, May 2022
The tour was incredible. Our tour guide, Will was very knowledgeable, friendly and pleasant. We learned so much about Joshua tree and its surrounding communities. There’s a lot of history to be told. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much!
star-5
Wonderful experience. Recommended for kids.
Brian_Y
, Apr 2022
Jurassic Jeff was a wonderful guide. He went out of his way to show us things that we would not have seen alone or on another tour. He had a great sense of fun and adventure that was contagious.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for the kind words Brian! Jeff is great!
star-5
It was fantastic!
Kathleen_K
, Apr 2022
The bumps and swerved, and the facts and sights! Lots of fun! The guide was a great driver, very knowledgeable, and very friendly! She put together a great adventure!!! Want to do the fault tour too.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thanks for the kind review! Hope to see you back soon for another tour!
star-5
Great Jeep learning experience!
Scott_B
, Mar 2022
We had a wonderful time entering the road less traveled on the southern side of the park. We learned a lot about the park and enjoyed Jeff, our tour guide. We stopped and took great pics at an area with an abundance of Joshua Trees. Then did some ‘rock climbing’ in an area with massive rocks. I recommend the Jeep that’s open in the back for great views of the park.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Glad you enjoyed seeing more of the beautiful desert! Hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Memorable family experience with young teens
laurakshoemaker
, Mar 2022
Great experience with our family, including an eleven and thirteen year old. Views were breathtaking and the path was definitely the one less traveled. Jeff, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. He was also a great driver in less than ideal weather (on the day we went). Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Jeff is great at what he does! Thanks for the kind review!
star-5
Worth every penny!
Michele_O
, Mar 2022
So glad we did this! Such a fun and informative ride. Be sure to ask for Wild Will as your guide! You won’t see this part of Joshua Tree without an off road vehicle.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Yes indeed you definitely want a professional leading on any off-road tour! Glad you enjoyed your tour with Will!
star-5
Unique trip through Joshua Tree national park
Albert_Y
, Mar 2022
The off road tour was an experience that is well worth it. You can see a more expansive and natural view of the park without all the tourists getting in and out of their cars. Turning a corner onto a plateau full of Joshua trees and having it all to yourselves was amazing. Our tour guide Isabell was also a wonderful resource of science and natural history. Her enthusiasm was infectious.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Isabel is a great guide! Glad you enjoyed seeing our beautiful desert!
star-5
Loved the jeep tour! The...
Carol_S
, Mar 2022
Loved the jeep tour! The tour guide brought the desert to life! My sisters and I will definitely recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Carol!
star-4
Great way to see a...
Molly_C
, Mar 2022
Great way to see a different part of Joshua Tree. We had three teenagers with us and they all enjoyed the half day trip
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We're happy you enjoyed your tour!
star-5
Kolin did a great job...
SCOTT_H
, Mar 2022
Kolin did a great job showing us around, sharing his knowledge, making everyone feel welcome. The trip did get pretty bumpy, but aside from some mild car-sickness, we had a blast. Well worth it.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Yes our off-road tours can indeed get very bumpy...glad you still enjoyed yourself though! You'll have to come back for another tour with less bumps!
star-5
Four wheel fun.
Matthew_K
, Mar 2022
This is a rugged and scenic trip to a secluded area in the park. Isabell was informative and wanted us to get the most from the experience.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for the kind words!
star-5
Fond Joshua Tree Memories
Ruth_T
, Mar 2022
Captain Ron was amazing, he is very knowledgeable about the desert vegetation, history and wildlife. We enjoyed hearing about the natives and how they survived within their habitat. Excellent tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Ruth! Glad you enjoyed your time!
star-5
In the wilderness
Zafar_A
, Mar 2022
It was a great trip. Loved the rugged nature of the trip. Great tour guide Highly recommended. Have fun!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you Zafar!
star-5
My first Off Road Trip
David_B
, Feb 2022
This was my first off road experience. This trip was fabulous and the best adventure of my life. The driver/guide Jeff was remarkable and made the whole trip experience. He was knowledgeable of the area, was very engaging and accommodating.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you Dave! Jeff is a seasoned pro who takes his guests happiness very seriously. We are lucky to have him. We appreciate the kind words!
star-5
quite a ride!
PATRICIAM_D
, Feb 2022
it was great. or guide Colin was knowledge about the geography, the history and even the cultural background of Palm Springs Also he was a great driver and never made you feel unsafe!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you Patrick! Kolin is such a pro....we are glad he joined our team. We appreciate you taking the time to sing our praises.
star-5
Great trip!!
Lauri_G
, Feb 2022
The scenery was absolutely stunning! Our tour guide, Will, was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and fun!!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you so much Lauri! We are glad you had a great time....Will is a seasoned profession and a lot of fun. We hope that you can join us again!

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