Palm Springs Itinerary - Tours and Activities
Updated: Mar 16
Dubbed "Little Hollywood," the glamorous movie colony of Palm Springs is a desert resort city in southern California. It is the Golf Capital City of the world, but is also known for its celebrity homes, hot springs, stylish hotels, spas and hiking trails. A perfect blend of desert and sophistication, it is great choice for a posh desert getaway.
Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.
Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.
Legends and Icons Tour
Enjoy a fascinating 1.5-hour tour of Palm Springs and see the houses once occupied by the rich and famous, including celebrities from Hollywood’s golden years. You will also discover where current celebrities live, so keep your eyes open for some star spotting! Learn about the numerous Palm Springs talked about landmarks, such as the Art and Air Museum, the Plaza Theater, The Indian and Tahquitz Canyons, the aerial tramways, historic inns and many more.
Monday - Saturday at 1pm
$99 per person
Indian Canyons Bike and Hike
Explore Palm Springs and Indian Canyons by bike and on foot during a half-day tour from downtown Palm Springs. With guide, bike rental, and snacks included, it’s easy to discover one of southern California’s most scenic city and desert landscapes. You'll ride through Palm Springs on a 10-mile (17-km) loop to Indian Canyons, then hike in the canyon at a leisurely pace suitable for reasonably active people.
Everyday at 8am and 1pm
$120 per person
Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bicycle Adventure - $120 per person
Modern & More Bike Tour - $80 per person
Half-Day Hike in Joshua Tree National Park
Start out on a Half-Day Hike that best matches your group's interests, abilities, and objectives. Focusing on what is important to you or your group, a customized route will be designed for you. These hikes may be either leisurely or strenuous, depending on what your group is in the mood for. The mileage and pace are almost always adaptable in real time. Apart from stewarding you safely through the terrain, your guide will discuss the flora, fauna, unique geology, and cultural history of the region. Plenty of time will be set aside for taking in views, having snacks, and discussing in greater detail the unique environment presented by Joshua Tree National Park. Routes can be designed for both experienced and novice hikers.
Everyday at 8am and 1:30pm
$135 per person
Secrets of Joshua Tree Hidden Valley Scavenger Hunt - $33 per person
Full Day Hike in Joshua Tree National Park - $155 per person
Joshua Tree National Park Jeep Tour - $179 per person
Beginner Group Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park - $180 per person
Rappelling Adventure in Joshua Tree National Park - $225 per person
San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour
Enjoy a rugged wilderness drive by Jeep or SUV, deep into the heart of the San Andreas Fault. Marvel at the narrow slot canyons, magnificent vistas and colorful layers of rock in the desert badlands. This is where earthquakes are born, and you will see first hand what geologists have called “The most tortured landscape on earth.” Drive down back country trails in a Bureau of Land Management Wilderness Zone.
Everyday at 8am and 1pm
$179 per person
ATV/UTV Tour - 19-Mile Jackrabbit Tour
Get ready to experience the Mojave Desert's incredibly diverse, off-road terrain. Challenge your driving skills over dirt, sand, and rock, as you maneuver through twists, turns, inclines, dips, and off-camber terrain. Participants will attend a 1-hour safety orientation and prep upon arrival. Once helmets and gloves are fitted, intercoms will be synced...and off you go!
Everyday at 8:30am, 11am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 6:30pm
$389 per pair
Private Escape Room Experience
Team up with friends or family for a fun themed escape room. Test your teamwork and challenge your puzzle-solving abilities as you collect clues and work out how to escape. Choose between:
Wednesday - Monday, time varies based on room chosen
$36 per person (must reserve for at least 3)
Private French-Inspired Cooking Class
Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local home with host Andrea, who moved to the USA from France, where she had lived for 25 years. Her family and friends all over the world have influenced her culinary skills, but Andrea is especially inspired by her son who is a formally-trained French chef. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. Your cooking class will take place in a local home kitchen where Andrea will teach you how to make 2-3 French dishes from their family recipes. After cooking, you will enjoy your meal together in your host's home.
Everyday at 11am for the Lunch Class and 6pm for the Dinner Class
$90 per person for the lunch class
$92 per person for the dinner class