Explore the San Andreas Fault with a naturalist guide
Witness incredible rock formations and visit a palm oasis
Tour a recreated Cahuilla Indian village
Learn about the culture and lifetstye of the Cahuilla people
Opportunity to walk between narrow slot canyons
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Private guided tour of the San Andreas Fault
Admission fees & taxes
Granola bars and bottled water provided
Live tour commentary provided in English
7-passenger open-air jeeps (with shade tops)
Guide Service charge are not included, but are appreciated.
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Contactless tickets
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
What you can expect
Extraordinary scenery abounds as your bright red Jeep winds its way through the multi-colored labyrinth of geological cuts and canyons of the San Andreas Fault. Listen to your naturalist guide entertain you with stories about the plants, animals, geology, and history of the California desert.
After a convenient pickup from your hotel, set off on a 4-wheel-drive adventure to the private Metate Ranch, which lies within the San Andreas Fault zone. Explore the skeleton of the earth as you walk through this tortured and twisted terrain. As you step on lava-carved landscapes, your guide describes the geology of this mysterious area.
Trek between the steep walls of deep canyons that were created by the powerful forces of plate tectonics, water, wind, and time. Then, explore a natural palm oasis, where crystal-clear water bubbles up from the underground aquifer.
As you travel, learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Cahuilla Indians and how they used the desert’s plants for food, medicine, tools, weapons, and shelter. Before your tour ends, you also get insight into the plants and animals found in the Coachella Valley while you hear about its fascinating history.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required
- Masks provided
- Hand sanitiser provided
- Individually wrapped food options available
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