Palm Desert , CA
Desert Adventures has been providing the most talked about outdoor adventures in the Palm Springs area for over two decades. As the original, largest, and most respected outdoor adventure and eco-tour company in the California desert, we offer a vast array of adventure choices - whether you seek rugged adventure, camaraderie and team-building, history and culture, nature, geology, flora and fauna, or panoramic vistas and amazing scenery.
Our eco-tours and special events are an integral part of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts destination experience and since 1987 we have fulfilled the ever-growing need for fun, educational, interactive, one-of-a-kind activities and events which are unique to our destination.
We are the premier outdoor adventure company in the desert and the only outdoor adventure company that can take you to the private 840 acre Metate Ranch located on the San Andreas Fault. At Metate Ranch, we offer Jeep tours, hiking tours, sightseeing (bus) tours, school/youth programs, family adventure programs, unique team building programs, a variety of group activities, weddings, and incredible, interactive desert parties.
Our Metate Ranch features miles of pristine desert for exploration via Jeep or on foot, a private natural palm oasis were you can see water bubbling out of the underground aquifer year round, amazing steep-walled canyons thrust up by the San Andreas Fault and carved by erosion, and incredible panoramic vistas. In addition, we have built a Cahuilla Indian Village exhibit, a replica California Mining Camp with gold mine exhibit and gold panning, a pioneer homestead depicting the life of early Coachella Valley inhabitants and settlers, and our EpiCenter Earthquake Education Center.
In addition to the exclusive tours and events offered at Metate Ranch, we offer Jeep excursions to the Painted Hills (Mecca Hills) as well as hiking and sightseeing eco-tours to a variety of natural desert locations including the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, Joshua Tree National Park, Coachella Valley Preserve, Palm Springs Indian Canyons, San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farms, White Water Preserve, the Salton Sea, and more.
**All Tours Include:
-Natural guide jeep eco-tour
-Bottled water and granola snacks