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Palm Springs: Indian Canyons Hiking Tour by Jeep

Palm Springs: Indian Canyons Hiking Tour by Jeep

From $250 per person

Climb aboard a 4WD and discover the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Gaze at stunning rock formations and magnificent fan palms as well as more than 150 species of plants in these lush palm oases.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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  • Learn about the historic culture of the Cahuilla Indians
  • Discover and walk amongst stunning rock formations
  • See one of the largest natural palm oases in North America
  • Embark on a tranquil 1-mile hike with your naturalist tour guide
Full description
Begin your incredible journey in a 4WD as your tour guide takes you into the lush palm oasis of the magnificent Indian Canyons of Palm Springs. Visit the historical home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Learn about the history, culture, legends, and stories of the Cahuilla people. Along the way, discover Rincon Village and the Cahuilla’s amazing understanding and usage of desert plants.  Embark on a guided 1-mile hike on a peaceful trail up Andreas Canyon that winds along a beautiful stream of cascading waters shaded by a canopy of California Fan Palms. Discover ancient bedrock mortars and an array of desert flora. Once you reach the top of the trail, enjoy a breathtaking view of the steep cliff walls on the opposite side. Enjoy a short walk to a hidden water cave where the water flows most of the year. At the end of your adventure, relax, refresh, and shop for unique gifts and souvenirs at the Indian Trading Post which features Indian art and artifacts, books, jewelry, pottery, baskets, weavings, and more.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Palm Springs City, subject to availability
  • Narrated 4WD tour
  • Guided hike
  • Entrance fee to the Indian Canyons
  • Pickup and drop-off from Rancho Mirage, which is available at an additional charge of $25 per 4WD
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

You must contact the local partner 48 hours prior to your tour to confirm your departure time and location. At the sightseeing tour loading zone in front of the Welwood Murray Memorial Library, 100 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262. The loading zone is on E. Tahquitz Canyon Drive right in front of the library. Free parking is available 2 blocks South on W. Baristo Road between Indian Canyon Drive and Palm Canyon Drive. There is also unlimited free street parking 1 block North of E. Tahquitz Canyon Drive on N. Indian Canyon Drive (North of E. Andreas Road).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • You must contact the local partner 48 hours prior to your tour to confirm your departure time and location.
  • Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • You must provide a car safety seat for children under 8 years old and under 4' 9"
  • There is a minimum number of 2 people required for the tour to operate
  • It is recommended to consult with your doctor before booking a 4WD tour if you have neck or back problems, serious injuries, or are pregnant
Customer reviews

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Great tour, lot of fun. Bonnie the tour guide was great. Strongly recommend.

January 21, 2020

Good guides who were very helpful

May 17, 2021

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