Palm Springs

Joshua Tree Open Air Hummer Adventure

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Joshua Tree Hummer Adventure from Palm Desert

From $179.00

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore a shady oasis and rugged canyons on a Hummer adventure that goes deep into Joshua Tree’s arid landscape. See the park's most iconic sights and learn about its geology, fauna, and cultural history. Immerse yourself in the majesty of this park in the company of an expert guide. A comfortable air-conditioned shuttle makes pickups from Palm Springs, Yucca Valley, and Palm Desert.
  • Explore Joshua Tree in an open air military Hummer
  • Learn the in-depth stories of the park with an expert geology guide
  • Spot wildlife like bighorn sheep, golden eagles and coyotes
  • Explore the third-largest oasis in the world

What's Included

  • Transport by H1 Hummer
  • National Park Entry Fee is included
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

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What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Beer, wine, soda and snacks can be brought aboard
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes and light, layered clothing in the summer and warmer clothing in the winter
  • A maximum of 9 people per H1 Hummer
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Nicola
Tom was so great with so much knowledge and an obvious genuine love of the area. Really great playlist too! I am a solo traveller from London and I felt very welcome. I would highly recommend this trip.

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A Great Introduction to Joshua Tree
Julian_H, May 2024
You never know if things you find online are legit, so I was kind of skeptical of this. It was legit, and I really enjoyed the tour. Denise was our tour guide, and she was so kind, knowledgeable, and helpful. We had a great time with her. This tour is not a full site visit of the park but gives you a great primer into what the park is all about and allows you to see some otherworldly sites. It’s a fun excursion, educational, and a cool way to spend the day if you’re in Palm Springs. You are picked up from the Museum of Art in Downtown Palm Springs, taken to the park, and returned to the park all in one day. We hiked the Hidden Valley Nature Trail (which was absolutely breathtaking) and saw Coachella Valley from Key's View. We also drove by a few other sites beriefly. We were done by 2:00 - 2:30ish. That’s perfect before the sun gets to be too much. My only warning is to prepare for the elements, (and this is not any fault of the tour operators). I would say, a hat that shades out the sun and sun glasses are absolutely necessary no matter when you go. Depending on the time of the year, a jacket may be required (I went the first week of May 2024). The Hummer has no top, so if it’s windy, or cold, or both—the wind will definitely whip you a bit (a jacket, goggles, face covering may be needed), but it’s worth it to see the sites, and to be introduced to such a lovely park. You can decide if you’d like to go on your own and spend more time in the park, but as a solo traveler, I would say do it this way if you absolutely have to go and nobody will join. But it's also fun for a group (ours had 8).
Fun adventure! Sat in the...
Andrea_J, May 2024
Fun adventure! Sat in the top back and you get great views. If you like the open air and wind in your face, this is for you. I do wish we had made a few more quick stops at some of the more interesting rock formations, there are 2 stops on this trip with a short hike that was fun and easy
Tour with great guide
Olivier_G, May 2024
Great tour with the open air hummer, and better than expected. Denise was a super guide, funny and friendly. She knows very well the area, its stories and also the different plants (and there are many!) in the Joshua tree desert.
Joshua Tree joy!
Jean_F, Apr 2024
Gorgeous park and our guide, Eddie was fantastic - very knowledgeable and super friendly! Great music too!
Fantastic experience
Heddy_R, Apr 2024
Amazing experience, Tom was a knowledgeable and fun tour guide, taking us to places outside the yourist path and sharing interesting stories about the geography, wildlife and history. Riding in the yellow open-air Hummer through the picturesque Josuha Tree park with music from U2's The Joshua Tree album was an unforgettable experience.
The highlight of our Joshua Tree reunion trip
Siqi_M, Apr 2024
Gary is the best and most knowledgeable person ever. We had such a wonderful time and got to see so much of the national park!
Fun with family
Donde_G, Apr 2024
The narration was just great! We saw wonderful sights & the guide created a fun atmosphere. I would be happy to take the tour again without of town company.
No communication
Monique_A, Apr 2024
Had my tour booked and took a 40 minute uber to the meeting point at the welcome centre. Was about 50 minutes early so looked in the welcome centre. I sat outside as the tour group came back from the earlier tour. I was chatting to one of the ladies who came back asking how it was saying I was about to go on my tour. One of the tour guys asked me if I was waiting for something and I said the 1.30 session. He said he didn't know if there was another session so at this point I thought maybe there was a different car and tour guide swapping over. The other tour guy had gone to refuel but I thought maybe it was for my trip. 30 mins goes by and I start to worry as no car has come back. I tried calling but the line was busy. The lovely women at the Welcome Centre tried for ages to help me. When they finally got hold of someone it turned out they cancelled my trip and had not notified me. Apparently they tried calling but my phone had no messages and was working. Worse yet, they did not email or cancel through viator, where I had booked. I had to wait hours to be able to get hold of an uber after even trying to call car transfer companies. I was stuck there for 3 hrs. Another 40 minute uber back luckily only because the uber driver dropped someone off from the airport or I might have been stranded for longer. A whole day of my holiday wasted and with expenses for nothing. I was right there and they didn't say to my face it was cancelled? The ladies at the Welcome Centre were very shocked. It took me requesting a refund for them to even assist. If I hadn't they probably would have kept the money.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
As you indicated, you did not check your messages or phone. As you said, we DID try many times to reach you. It is important for guests to check messages we might send you regarding your tour. Changes to the schedule might occur due to weather or other issues. We are sorry you took an Uber before checking for our multiple notifications to you. We have fully refunded you and will offer you 2 FREE tickets ( about $400) for your next visit. Our apologies!
Fab Joshua Tree Park/Hummer Trip
Nicola, Apr 2024
Tom was so great with so much knowledge and an obvious genuine love of the area. Really great playlist too! I am a solo traveller from London and I felt very welcome. I would highly recommend this trip.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thanks for coming all the way out from London to visit us and enjoy our tour. We appreciate your five star review of the activity as well as your guide and wish you many returns.
Beautiful Joshua Tree
Bridget_L, Mar 2024
Our guide, Joe was knowledgeable and engaging. Learned a lot about the history of the area and enjoyed the short hikes
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Chose your man! He was a geology professor for many years and now he's found happiness doing tours in the desert with us and I'm happy to know that you enjoyed your adventure with him. Most certainly an educational and entertaining way to experience nature.
Highly recommend the Joshua Tree tour
Caryn_S, Mar 2024
We signed up for the Hummer tour and due to vehicle problems we were placed in a van instead and it was completely fine. Actually more than fine. We would have been freezing if we took the Hummer. The tour was amazing. The guide (Eddie) was great and very knowledgeable. We learned a lot about Joshua Tree. So glad we took the tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Are brand new van is totally amazing! It's especially nice to note that we use the van when it gets a little chilly and it is exactly the same tour just a little bit more comfortable when it's either too hot or too cold.
Fun adventure
Susan_S, Mar 2024
Our guide, Tom, was excellent! We enjoyed everything about the trip. It was an adventure! The open air jeep, stunning views and scenery.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thanks for your five star review and appreciate you mentioning our guide Tom.
Perfect to get a flavor in a short amount of time
shelley_v, Mar 2024
Bob, the tour guide was great. This was perfect for me personally as I had a short amount of time and wanted to make the most of it. He told us lots of valuable information that I never would have learned. Had I just driven through on my own.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thanks for coming aboard with us and review of our tour guide Bob.
Excellent must do
Stephanie_W, Mar 2024
Bob was great. Helpful and very knowledgeable. Would totally recommend this tour to anyone going to Joshua Tree.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thanks for Bob's five star review and taking the time to write a review of our business.
Hummer Trip to Joshua Tree
Jennifer_S, Mar 2024
Tom was an excellent guide. He had the trip planned perfectly and took us off the main path a couple times to show us some less crowded, but spectacular viewpoints. He patiently took many photos of my husband and I in numerous locations, at every angle and distance. He had awesome music and was extremely knowledgeable about the area, the history, and gave suggestions for other places to visit. He provided blankets, jackets, snacks, and water. The tour was definitely worth the money if you are a first time visitor to Joshua Tree.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Awesome! We're so happy you enjoyed our tour and especially our guide Tom.
Great experience!!
William_C, Mar 2024
The guided trail hike was fantastic. The geological history Gerry provided was priceless!!! GREAT EXPERIENCE Will recommend highly!!! Bill Christensen
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thanks and come again soon!
Gary was the best guide...
Kaitlyn_G, Mar 2024
Gary was the best guide and was always ready to take pictures for everyone which made the trip feel even more personal and enjoyable to have so many memories on my phone
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Be sure to leave plenty of your photos to share with other Trip Advisor guests. Thanks for coming and your great review!
Stunning way to see Joshua Tree
Jennie_G, Mar 2024
We had a picture perfect day weatherwise, and could see all the way to Mexico from the peak. Our tour guide Tom was knowledgeable and paced the trip perfectly.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Yippee! Clear days and amazing experiences in Joshua Tree make for an enriched sense of self when you come back to the dizzying array of difficulties in the lower lands.
Very fun and educational experience
Jim_B, Nov 2023
Our guide Gary was awesome! Very informative, friendly, knowledgeable, funny and a very safe driver. We enjoyed the time and conversation together, definitely worth the cost and time, highly recommend!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thanks for coming along with us and sharing your experience!
Open Hummer Adventure in Joshua Tree National Park
Stacy_S, Nov 2023
Our amazing guide, Bob, did a great job personalizing our experience. He called each of us ahead of the pickup time to make sure we brought coats. Thank goodness, since the open Hummer ride was windy and cold! He even gave great information on the hour-long ride from town to Joshua Tree. He was very knowledgeable about the plant life, terrain, and history of the area. We loved the Hummer ride, hiking the Hidden Valley Trail and climbing the high rock.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thanks for your great review! Sorry, we couldn’t make that a five star by having a less windy and chilly day.

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