a combination of our Best of the Best Award Winning Tours!
First stop, Andreas Canyon, the second largest palm oasis in North America where we take a 30-minute nature walk with information on plants, animals, and native lore, as well as earthquake faults. Then, on to the home of the largest palm oasis in North America, Palm Canyon, with over 3,000 native palms. At the trading post you have a chance to buy that special souvenir or maybe a hot dog and a soda. Next, we visit the San Gorgonio Wind Park, where thousands of majestic wind turbines spin away in the desert breeze. Then, we are off to the fun and glitter of Palm Springs and our Rich and Famous Celebrity Home Tour.
This tour truly is a "Bonanza" of fun, natural beauty and information. Here we have combined the BEST OF THE BEST of our award winning tours: Indian Canyon Tour, Rich and Famous Celebrity Home Tour...and our PS Windmill Tour.
For first time visitors, this is an excellent way to get the full flavor of what Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley are famous for. Learn about our indigenous people, desert wildlife, early settlers, local geology, movie star influence, the cradle of wind energy, and so much more. Let our naturalist guide interpret the hottest and driest desert in North America... revealing some of the more than 200 plants used as foods and medicines by ancestors of our local Cahuilla Indians. Stroll along a cool stream flowing down from the San Jacinto mountains. Look for wildlife as you tour the wilderness area preserved in our world famous Indian Canyons.
Enjoy the fascinating mixture of architecture prominently displayed during our Rich and Famous Celebrity Home Tour. See for yourself why Palm Springs became the playground for celebrities worldwide. Our entertaining guide will regale you with stories as you play a fun and often hilarious game of "guess the stars' homes." Dozens of celebrities chose Palm Springs as their perfect desert hideaway including Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Kirk Douglas, Howard Hughes, Elvis Presley, Barry Manilow, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Liz Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Marilyn Monroe, Sammy Davis Jr., George Hamilton, Lily Tomlin...and many more.
See first hand what all the excitement is about as the nation turns a hopeful eye toward renewable wind energy. Thousands of wind turbines grace the desert floor and spring to life when the wind flows through the San Gorgonio pass... home to the nation's oldest commercial wind farm. Your knowledgeable guide will explain this amazing technology and answer questions about wind energy, its promise and its issues.
Our Palm Springs Bonanza Tour is a huge value and thoroughly entertaining package. Fun for the whole family. This tour is approximately 3.5 to 4 hours.