When my forever-adventuring mother initially suggested the trip, I thought, “Palm Springs?” It seemed out of left field, as our family trips typically revolve around National and State Parks with lots of hiking. After visiting, I can see why she was so excited to travel to the Coachella Valley. Each day was a special treat […]
Prepare to be awed by the grand sense of space you feel gazing out at Badwater Basin from Dante’s View—as well as by the intimate sight of a tiny Joshua tree sprouting in the protection of a shrub. At day’s end, jump for joy—right into the spring-fed pool at the hotel. Before bed, marvel at the night sky as you’ve never seen it before.
You’ll see Zabriskie Point at sunset, trace the smooth, cool walls of Mosaic Canyon drive dirt roads where big Joshua trees and pinyon pines hold council—and ring in the New Year with dinner and a toast.
Go deep into startling, sublime, surreal, and exquisite landscapes of Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks on this fabulous journey. Your guide knows the most interesting hikes, the best viewpoints, and the most revealing stories from all the way back to the days of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, who arrived here first.
Every day you’ll thread your way through each park to discover fascinating complexities in the seemingly austere surroundings. Accommodations at the elegant Inn at Death Valley and eclectic 29 Palms Inn make the experience complete.