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4 day adventure

Art in Joshua Tree and the Mojave

4 day adventure

Art in Joshua Tree and the Mojave

Witness up close the spectacular, surreal art scene of the SoCal Desert.
Duration
4 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Accommodations, Transportation
4 day adventure

Art in Joshua Tree and the Mojave

4 day adventure

Art in Joshua Tree and the Mojave

Witness up close the spectacular, surreal art scene of the SoCal Desert.
Duration
4 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Accommodations, Transportation

What you'll do

Towering sculptures dot the blazing landscape of the Mojave Desert. Weathered by wind and bleached by the sun, the larger-than-life assemblage art erected by the late Noah Purifoy has become an iconic yet ever-changing feature of the harsh, desert landscape that inspired it. Like Purifoy, artists, philosophers, and people from all walks of life have sought refuge, clarity, change, or perhaps simply broader horizons here in the Joshua Tree region. From the indigenous communities who have called the area home for thousands of years to the contemporary artists who flocked here escaping convention, the desert has offered a canvas for exploring questions big and small. Together, we’ll traverse the legendary landscape that’s supported creative endeavors both contemporary and historical—visiting colorful man-made mountains, mysteriously marked rocks, and storied sound baths along the way. This trip is offered by Atlas Obscura. Once you've reserved your spot, our team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip. Please note that flights to and from Palm Springs are not included in the trip cost. This trip is limited to 10 travelers.

Your itinerary

Your host

Rachel At Atlas Obscura

Rachel At Atlas Obscura

I'm your Atlas Obscura Trip Coordinator. Since 2016, Atlas Obscura has been offering unusual trips to the world’s most extraordinary places. Our itineraries are developed in close collaboration with the locals and insiders who host them—our global community of explorers, artists, researchers, and experts who grant us access to unique places and amazing experiences. Bernard Leibov will be leading your trip. Bernard is the founder and director of BoxoPROJECTS, a residency and programming initiative based in Joshua Tree. A passionate proponent of cultural life in the SoCal Desert, he often leads cultural expeditions in the area. Prior to moving to CA, Bernard was deputy director of Judd Foundation, New York, and Marfa. He also operated a nontraditional gallery space that featured artists from Joshua Tree and other non-urban areas.

In partnership with Atlas Obscura

An Atlas Obscura Adventure

This trip is hosted by Atlas Obscura, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders.

Atlas Obscura’s mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the world we all share. Atlas Obscura chronicles hidden places, incredible histories, scientific marvels, and gastronomical wonders. It also creates and curates unusual trips and experiences across the globe.

What's included

Food
3 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Drinks
Water, tea, coffee, wine, beer
Accommodations
3 nights in a hotel
Transportation
1 bus ride

Where you'll be

Starting in downtown Palm Springs, our journey will take us deep into the High Desert of Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The activity level for this Adventure is moderate. Travelers should feel comfortable hiking up to three miles in the National Park, climbing stairs, and remaining on their feet for long periods of time.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Rachel At Atlas Obscura
4 day adventure
Art in Joshua Tree and the Mojave
$2,360 / person
$2,360 / person