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San Andreas Fault Offroad Tour
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Learn about California's geology and desert wilderness on a half-day Jeep/SUV tour to the San Andreas Fault. Drive through the Coachella Valley to the fault zone while hearing from your guide about native plant and animal life, local history, the Salton Sea, and earthquakes. Depending on your preference, you can take a nature walk in the desert or stay in the vehicle. You'll also stop by a date farm where you can try their signature date milkshake. Includes guide, transportation, and light refreshments.
  • Half-day Jeep tour to the San Andreas Fault, from Palm Springs
  • Visit part of the San Andreas Fault and hear about California's geology
  • See the Coachella Valley, the Salton Sea, desert wilderness, and farms
  • Drive off-road in a rugged 4WD Jeep
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Includes guide, round-trip transportation, and light refreshments
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Bottled water
Snacks
Professional guide
Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Morton's The Steakhouse , 74-880 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Age limit is 6 years old
  • 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 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 San Andreas Fault 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 San Andreas Fault Offroad Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during San Andreas Fault 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 San Andreas Fault Offroad Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during San Andreas Fault Offroad Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Andreas Fault Offroad Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Andreas Fault 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 San Andreas Fault Offroad Tour.

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  • "Our “Jeep” was a Toyota 4-runner, which was way more comfortable than a Jeep and still got us to all the off-road places our guide wanted to show us." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Wonderful tour and amazing sites
Venassa_A
, Apr 2022
Ben was an amazing tour guide. Shared a lot of knowledge about geology and history of area. Had a great time
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Ben is a great guide! Glad you had a great tour!
star-4
Good trip
Nancy_Z
, Apr 2022
Liked best Hearing about and seeing the sthe geology. Also liked learning about the dessert plants and how the Indians them. Disappointed, we just missed getting our date shake, it was closed when got there. Jeff was our guide. Personable and knowledgeable ,humorous at times.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Glad you had a great tour! Unfortunately due to the pandemic changing the date farm's hours and creating a bit of an unreliable schedule, it can be a bit tricky knowing just when they're going to be open! Hope to see you on another tour again soon!
star-5
Will did a great job, knows the area , history, flora, overall wonderful morning
Michael_o
, Apr 2022
Walking thru cuts to gain view, seeing the variations in formations, getting up and down some steep off road
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Micheal!
star-5
Great tour!!
Cynthia_L
, Mar 2022
Captain Ron was awesome! His knowledge was incredible and he took us to see some amazing sights! Highly recommend. Seeing the Salton Sea and learning about the desert’s habitat were our favorite.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
The desert is quite incredible! Glad you enjoyed your tour!
star-5
Our guide was extremely...
Robert_G
, Mar 2022
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very articulate. His comments made the entire trip more enjoyable and memorable
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Robert!
star-5
Amazing San Andreas Tour!
Michael_P
, Mar 2022
Ron was our guide for our tour. He was kind and knowledgeable about the entire region and took us to see some amazing things during our tour. While I was initially skeptical due to the price of the tour it was totally worth it and a great value for the quality of the experience. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you Michael!
star-5
A memorable afternoon
Gillian_W
, Feb 2022
Roy went above and beyond. He was knowledgeable, helpful and enthusiastic. The tour is well thought out and constructed. Lots of variation. I would recommend it to anyone.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you Gillian!
star-5
Must do tour.
Jacqueline_M
, Feb 2022
Amazing tour! Highly recommend! Views are spectacular, climbing up a fissure was super duper. Can’t wait to come back.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
And we can't wait to see you again. Thank you for the glowing review!
star-5
We had a fabulous time!!
Bernie_H
, Feb 2022
Captain Ron was fantastic. Great personality, good sense of humor, and loaded with great and interesting facts.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you Bernie! Ron is such a treasure.....his passion and knowledge are second to none. We hope you can join us again!
star-5
Fun in the sun
jeanniehjohnson
, Feb 2022
Such an interesting and fun way to spend the afternoon. Our guide, Isabel, was so knowledgeable. We enjoyed everything from climbing around in the faults to the yummy date shake at the end of our journey. Highly recommend this.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you Jeannie! Isabel is a treasure and the San Andreas is awe inspiring. What a combo!
star-5
Isabella was fantastic! New geological and historical history . Excellent guide!
Linda_A
, Jan 2022
Seeing the divide lines in the earth and going off road. Hiking in the crevices and patterns of light at dusk
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you Linda! We are so glad you enjoyed the tour!
star-5
Great activity and guide
joepgerris
, Jan 2022
Great activity. Our guide captain Ron was the best I ever had. Great knowledge, interesting stories and nice personality.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you Joe! Ron knows this desert about as well as anyone around and he loves making sure his guests have fun.
star-5
A must!
AMIR_R
, Dec 2021
We took the tour on 12/21/21. We had a great time! Joe was very nice and taught us a lot during the tour. We wished we had more time to explore but it gets dark early this time of the year. Still worth it!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you Amir! Joe is our newest guide but he is a pro so we are glad that you enjoyed your time with him. Safe travels and we hope that you can join us again!
star-5
Excellent!
Richard_B
, Dec 2021
The tour was excellent and the tour guide, Isabell, was great! She was extremely knowledgeable and a lot of fun! Would definitely recommend it!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you Richard!
star-5
Great day. Try it you will like it!!
Bob_V
, Nov 2021
Isabell was a great guide. She made the trip educational and fun. We loved the stop at the fault oasis and the off roaring through the fault.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you Bob!
star-5
Guaranteed Awesome Experience
Char_A
, Nov 2021
Isabel and Jeff were very accommodating and great in knowing us in such a short time. The tour met way above our expectations. Isabel”s knowledge of the terrain and the history of the places we went to was awesome. She was our driver in our group and she is just overflowing with stories that makes the tour so enriching. I highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Palm Springs. It was worth every penny we spent and the experience is priceless. I will actually want to do this again with family.!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you so much for the glowing review! Our guides take great pride in their work We are so fortunate to have Isabel!
star-4
See the San Andreas Fault and let them do the driving!
Robert_H
, Oct 2021
We enjoyed walking through the San Andreas fault and climbing on the rocks in the canyon. It is so quiet and beautiful. Joel was knowledgeable and a good driver too.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you Robert!
star-4
A fun and educational adventure
Pat_P
, Sep 2021
The short hike up the side canyon - unique scenery and geology. Knowledgeable guide / excellent off-road driving. Sorry we couldn't stop at the date grove. Would have been 5 stars except my reservation was messed up.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello Pat. Yes, the mixup on the reservation was my fault so the 4 stars is deserved and I own it. Thank you for being flexible and understanding and for still singing our praises. We hope you can join us again.
star-5
San Andreas Fault Tour
Neal_D
, Sep 2021
Fantastic Driver and narrator. Communicated a lot of in depth knowledge of the Fault line etc. Wife said one of the best tours we have ever had and I agree. Can’t wait to do it again with friends next visit. Thanks again Peggy and Neal Dossett.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Dossett! Kolin is an excellent guide who takes great pride in his job and customer service.
star-5
Very Interesting
Silvana_M
, Aug 2021
Colin was extremely knowledgeable and made our tour very fun!! This tour was very interesting and something I would recommend to do!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you! We are so proud of Kolin and are so glad that you enjoyed your tour.

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