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Half-Day Small Group Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour provided by Big Wheel Tours

Half-Day Small Group Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour

Half-Day Small Group Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour
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from €151.34 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3351P12
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
National Park fees • Bottled water • Snacks • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Entry/Admission - Joshua Tree National Park
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
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.
Inclusions
National Park fees • Bottled water • Snacks • Local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Entry/Admission - Joshua Tree National Park
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
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.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 6 years
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for travelers with any recent surgeries
Not recommended for travelers with neck problems
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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.
    See address & details
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    Joshua Tree National Park
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Visit a national park the size of Rhode Island! The beautiful and rugged Mojave Desert is a unique and precious ecological wonder.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    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.
    See address & details
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Ana
1 contribution
Learn about Joshua and surroundings
Jun 2021
Learning more about the area and how it came about. Gorgeous photography. Kolin is super knowledgeable. Great tour guide. Friendly and accommodating.
We also took the San Andreas tour 4 days later. It was also fantastic. So I was a repeat customer.
Written 11 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
evantrubee
Thank you so much! We appreciate you coming back for another tour.
Written 11 June 2021
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Susan Y
4 contributions
Joshua tree jeep adventure tour
Jun 2021
All I can say is "wow"! Colin was our awesome guide-a wealth of knowledge, and very, very informative, conscientious, fun-loving, and made the tour so awesome!! AND, he is AWESOME at handling the 4-wheeling!! We were all blown away by the surroundings, and vastness of the desert. Colin explained about so many of the plants around, as well as other desert creatures. He talked about the geography-can't believe his knowledge. We were a group of 4, and all walked away thinking this was one of the best tours we'd ever taken. Thanks so much Big Wheel Tours!
Written 8 June 2021
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evantrubee
As an owner, I could not be happier to read this review. Thank you very much. Kolin is a real pleasure to have on our team..we hope you can join us again!
Written 10 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vanessa D
Seattle, United States4 contributions
Great experience you probably won't get on your own
Jun 2021
Amazing trip - definitely an experience you won't manage on your own without superior 4x4 driving skills! Isabel was fantastic, very knowledgeable and personable. Going up this side of the park that is so inaccessible made it a very private tour. We didn't see any other people anywhere in the park until we were coming back down, and then only a few other cars. Great experience!
Written 7 June 2021
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evantrubee
Thank you Vanessa! The jeep tour does make it feel like you have the Park all to yourself.
Written 7 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nicholas C
2 contributions
Amazing Experience and Views
May 2021 • Couples
Worth every penny! Amazing views and the guide (Collin) was extremely knowledgeable of the entire area, history, geology, and people. We were the only people in sight for nearly the entire ride! If you want to experience Joshua Tree from areas you can’t reach by normal car then this is it. Will definitely be coming back!
Written 2 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
evantrubee
We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour and time with Kolin. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written 7 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SactoTwo
Orangevale, CA5 contributions
Holy Jeepin’ Joshua Tree!!!
Simply Awesome!!! Four adults had no idea what “off roading” meant. We had the time of our lives!!!
Our driver & guide, Ben, was a gentleman, a scholar, and an amazing driver. From the entry to Joshua Tree to our exit, every moment was an adventure!!! The ride is indescribable…in a fun way. Everything we saw was heightened by Ben’s knowledge & passion for Joshua Tree.
We felt like pioneers…we just kept going deeper and deeper into the canyons. The rocks, the plants & the wildlife were new around every bend. Without Ben, this would not be the trip it was. Truly, he deserves the 5 stars!!! And, be sure to ask about the “tarantula hawk”.
Written 28 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
evantrubee
Thank you very much! We are so glad that you enjoyed the tour and yes indeed, the tarantula hawk is something eerie and special!
Written 1 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Harvey Silikovitz
New York City, NY19 contributions
A tour that makes you feel as if you have a national park all to yourself
Apr 2021
Joshua Tree is a park of surpassing beauty, but two factors made my Big Wheel Jeep tour of it exceptional. The first is that rather than entering the park through the main western entrance, which probably would have been quite crowded, our ingress was at a remote area in the southern part of the park. To get to that point, and then to continue on inside the park, we had to drive over extremely bumpy roads that most vehicles aren't even capable of handling. The jolty ride (which I found sort of fun anyway) was well worth it. I saw very few other vehicles, and while my guide and I were wandering among the park's namesake trees I saw no other people at all, and the scene was so incredibly quiet. It felt like we had the 790,636-acre national park all to ourselves! That made for a priceless experience.

The second great aspect of my tour was my guide, Colin. He was quite knowledgeable about the park and the surrounding area; and he was amiable and interesting to talk to. He was also skillful at taking photos of me that were suitable for becoming a social media profile pic. Also, he tailored the tour to my preferences; for example, he knew that in addition to Joshua trees I wanted to see cholla cacti, and he made sure to point those out at every opportunity and give me chances to photograph them.

In addition, Big Wheel was very responsive in communications, and provided excellent customer service, in connection with my tour.

Overall, I feel that Big Wheel Tours provided me with the best possible experience for a half-day tour of Joshua Tree National Park. It exceeded my expectations, even though those expectations were quite high going in.
Written 8 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
evantrubee
Thank you very much! That is exactly the type of experience we try to provide each and every time. We hope to see you again!
Written 13 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stephanie D
2 contributions
Strap in and hold on to the magnificent views of Joshua Tree National Park
Apr 2021
Feeling adventurous? Big Wheel Tours is the company for you. At 70, I wanted to enjoy off-roading in a Jeep Wrangler ... all the while enjoying the sights of the Joshua trees and more on the backside of the park. We were fortunate that it was just the two us and Guide, Isabella, who was the best! Informative and friendly, she put my son’s Jeep Wrangler skills to shame. One less item on my bucket list. This is a “must do” activity if you’re in the Palm Springs area. Oh, ladies, sports bra highly recommended.
Written 5 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
evantrubee
What a great review.....thank you! I will be sure to put the sports bra recommendation into our what to bring/what to wear section :)
Written 13 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MaryLynn B
1 contribution
Pristine wilderness!
Apr 2021 • Couples
We had an awesome time with our spectacular driver, Colin! He is very capable and knowledgeable about the Joshua Tree National Park. This is a very rugged trip, if you’re not into being heavily jostled, this might not be your trip!
Written 15 April 2021
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evantrubee
Thank you for the five star review! Very true....it is a rugged tour but gets you into a remote part of the park. We hope to see you again.
Written 17 April 2021
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Lori C
Milwaukee, WI125 contributions
Fantastic half day tour
Captain Ron is so knowledgeable and friendly. The details and stories added so much to the tour. He switched our tour from the more rigged off road to the on road tour which we were very happy with.
Written 11 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
evantrubee
Thank you Lori! We do love Ron around here...he is a real gem. Our other guides are pretty awesome too! We hope to see you again.
Written 13 April 2021
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Anand Patel
2 contributions
A very eye opening way to spend five hours
Apr 2021
Obviously a bumpy Ride - it’s what we signed up for. Those 20-30 minuted at the rest site. The power of nature - the wind, the calm, the beauty, the opening of the mind. Worth every bump. Captain Ron is a gentle soul who does love what he does. He enjoys meeting new people and sharing the knowledge. Socially enforced - no - all were vaccinated so we all were ok going maskelss.
Written 8 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
evantrubee
Thank you so much for the kind words. Joshua Tree can be a very spiritual place. We are glad the you enjoyed Ron and we hope you can join us again!
Written 10 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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823crystalv
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Perfect Introduction to Joshua Tree Desert
Isabel was our tour guide and I highly recommend her! She is so kind, knowledgeable, gives great recommendations fo
karlacalbear
karlacalbear
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Geology Adventure
Isabel did an AMAZING job driving off road like a boss and teaching us about the Geology in the area. I am a scienc
Medic1105
Medic1105
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So Much more than just a jeep ride
We would highly recommend this tour. Isabel was our guide and the depth of her knowledge blew us away. I would hi
754vincen
754vincen
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Joshua tour with Kolin aka Mr. Chiclets
This turned out better than we expected. We booked the tour for Monday 7:30am. Worked out GREAT. The wife and I wer
Pamela N
Pamela N
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Wonderful Experience!
Isabel was an amazing, knowledgeable tour guide! I highly recommend this tour company when you visit the Palm Dese
O1994GOjohnk
O1994GOjohnk
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Nice Half Day Activity
Our tour started at 7:00AM due to the heat wave that was passing through the Coachella Valley. So, as early as tha
MacBethanie
MacBethanie
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Great
Reasonable price for everything included. Meet at meeting place and they transport you to a mostly open very little
charlescd2016
charlescd2016
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A Don’t-Miss experience
As with most places or works of art that one hears about all of the time, like Mt. Rushmore and Michelangelo’s Davi
charlescd2016
charlescd2016
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A nice surprise
I didn’t know quite what to expect of the terrain, but this was a great way to view the wonders of the canyon. Whi
288eli_kad
288eli_kad
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Perfect tour of Joshua guided by Captain Ron
It was our first time to Joshua and we really loved the experience. Our guide Ron was amazing, really passionate ab
michael a
michael a
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San Andreas Fault tour
Extremely interesting tour with up close views of the Fault from different vantage points. Isabel was an excellent
amandasY4586VU
amandasY4586VU
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Canyon Ride
Ron was a wonderful guide. He provided a lot of fun information for us and was a gracious host. Would definitely
Belleoakfarm
Belleoakfarm
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San Andreas fault tour
Cpt. Ron was the best guide. His knowledge of the flora and fauna was so interesting and he shared the geology of t
Kathyrn65
Kathyrn65
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Excellent trip
My husband and I did this tour yesterday at 8 AM with Ron. We flew in from the East coast the day before and though
Navigate293017
Navigate293017
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Wonderful adventure
The whole thing! So fascinating to see the difference in faults. Amazing formations throughout the trip. Ben was ve
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