FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
--WHAT IS INCLUDED?--
Expert eco-guide, entrance fees, Hummer transportation, water, snacks and complimentary pick up at most resorts.
--WHY TAKE A HUMMER TOUR TO JOSHUA TREE?--
Our special permits and equipment allow you to see more by taking a shortcut into Joshua Tree and avoid the hour drive to get to the main entrance. Our tour climbs a mile high to Eureka Peak located in the heart of the some of the oldest and largest Joshua Trees in the park. Most people miss this area as it requires a 4 x 4.
Leave the driving to us. Rather then wonder where in the Park to go, let your mind wander to the scenery. Allow your expert national park guide to take you to places to enjoy vistas and not concern yourself with the details. Most people miss many of the amazing locations in the park including it's Inselbergs and Indian caves . We know and would love to show you!
-WHERE DO YOU PICK UP FROM?--
We have daily pick ups from most major resorts inn the greater Palm Springs area. For a list of our hotel pickups go to our PICKUP LOCATIONS.
-HOW OFTEN DO YOUR TOURS LEAVE?--
We operate ALL YEAR and offer both am and pm tour. Early reservations are strongly recommended as we are usually soldout as we are limited in seating for our National Park Tours
--CAN I EXPLORE JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ON MY OWN IN A REGULAR CAR?--
Joshua Tree National Park fees are only $30 per vehicle. It is an amazing place of solace far from the noise and confusion of the city. We recommend for those with extra time to camp under the stars. Be warned, however, that Joshua Tree National Park occupies a vast area with no supplies or fuel stations. For a helpful PARK MAP click here.
HINT: If you do want to use a guide service to see the interior of park, you may first want to ask if they have permits to visit any of the main attractions inside the park including the famous rock formations of Queens Valley or go to Keys Point.
If not, call us about our Joshua Tree National Park Tours.
--WHAT DO I BRING ON YOUR TOUR?--
A camera, good walking shoes. light comfortable clothing and a smile.
--IS THIS A BUMPY RIDE?--
The H-1 military Hummer is the state of the art off road vehicle. The vehicles have independent 1 ton suspensions that make it a comfortable ride for everyone from 6 months to 100 years of age. If you are at all concerned about comfort and prefer a luxury tour, reserve our luxury H2 tour.
--WHAT ABOUT SUMMER - IS IT TOO HOT FOR AN OPEN AIR TOUR?--
We leave when temperatures are cool in the morning in the Palm Springs area. Temperatures can reach over 100 degrees in Palm Springs. However, our tour climbs up to elevation 5515 feet where temperatures are typically 20 degrees cooler then the hot lower desert. To keep you comfortable, we shuttle you during hot summers and cold winters in a climate controlled SUV or Van to the open air Hummer waiting for you in Joshua Tree. If you're sensitive to the heat, we recommend upgrading a tour to our Joshua Tree Backroads Tour aboard our fleet of air-conditioned CUSTOM H2 Hummers.
--WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN H-1 AND AN H-2 Hummer Tour?
The H-1 Hummer is a military class Hummer, also once called a Humvee. Once General Motors started selling the Hummer brand, they introduced the H-2. A true H-1 with all the armor upgrades costs some $100,000 more than an H-2 or a Jeep. The H-1s we use on our adventure tours are OPEN AIR and provide a full sensory experience of the desert. The H-2 is the last real military grade SUV to be retailed. Our H-2s have all the performance of the Hummer class but protects you from the elements. They are equipped with large sunroofs and room for a smaller more intimate group.
--CAN I CANCEL A TOUR WITH A REFUND?--
We offer a full refund provided you call us at least 24 hours prior.
--IS THERE TIME OFF THE HUMMER TOUR?--
We offer an hour off the Hummer for optional walks and photo stops. Bring some good walking shoes.
--RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE?--
6 months to 103 years. We can accommodate foldup wheelchairs and can provide a child seat.
--CAN I JUST SHOW UP FOR A TOUR AND PAY ON THE DAY?--
This is one of the most popular activities in the Palm Springs. As we are limited in how many people we can take each day, we are typically sold out. We recommend reserving at least 3 days in advance on normal days and even a month in advance in summer and on holidays.