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Joshua Tree National Park Day Tour Calendar
With Local Guide & Included Boxed Lunch

Departing: Sunday, November 19, 2023

1 Day Package
1 Meal Included

Price: $129 Per Person

Join a knowledgeable local guide who is well versed in geology, geography, history and local folklore on this memorable journey to uncover the secrets of Joshua Tree National Park. This enchanted landscape nestled into the Mojave Desert north of Palm Springs is a truly fascinating region of bizarre rock formations, ancient twisting Joshua trees and granite monoliths (often being scaled by rock climbers). Viewed from the road, this desert park only hints at its vitality. Closer examination reveals a fascinating variety of plants and animals that make their home in this land shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain and climatic extremes. A rich cultural history and surreal geologic formations add to the attraction of this place. With 700 species of plants, Joshua Tree is renowned for its plant diversity. No wonder that when the area was first proposed for preservation in the early 1930s, the name suggested was Desert Plants National Park. See the huge rock formations surrounded by a healthy population of Joshua Tree, pinyon, juniper and oak along with mesquite, yucca, nolina and various cacti in Hidden Valley. Admire the views at Key’s View (elevation 5,152 feet) where on a clear day lies a sweeping panorama of the Coachella Valley including Palm Springs, the Salton Sea, the San Andreas Fault and two of Southern California’s biggest summits: Mount San Jacinto and Mount Gorgonio. At the Cholla Cactus Garden we can take a leisurely walk through thousands of densely concentrated, naturally growing cholla cacti. We’ll enjoy an included boxed lunch picnic and visit the new Joshua Tree Cultural Center in Twentynine Palms featuring rotating exhibits celebrating the culture, history, and stories of the Native American communities in the Joshua Tree region. No visit to the Coachella Valley is complete without a stop at Hadley Fruit Orchards. Founded in 1931, this southern California landmark has provided a friendly place to shop for premium quality Medjool dates, dried fruit, nuts, hand-mixed trail mixes, honey, preserves, freshly-ground peanut butter and a variety of gifts. At the snack bar is where you’ll find their famous date shakes! This tour involves moderate walking over uneven terrain.
To ensure a healthy and enjoyable travel experience for our guests, this tour will operate with additional health and safety measures in place.

Depart: LBCC-O 7:00 a.m., FV 7:30. Return: 6:00 p.m.

Only the departure points listed above are included on this tour departure. Find out what these abbreviations mean here.
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