Joshua Tree Land Rover OffRoad Tour

Cathedral City, United States

Experience hosted by Terry

7 hours, Hosted in English and French
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Luxury private tours for families or groups of 3+ (additional fees for small groups) who want to see the beauty of Southern California from a different angle! We'll be Off-Roading through Joshua Trees, boulders, nearby mountains and/or deserts or through the San Andreas Fault. I will take you on an adventure trip you can’t do by yourself. We’ll be on trails that are not popular and we’ll probably won’t see anyone for the whole trip. We’ll take trails used by the Pioneers, Indians and Conquistadors hundreds of years ago, very far from the paved civilized roads. I know them all. Be prepared to see breathtaking landscape and have a fun and peaceful time out in the wild. I will provide drinks and a picnic lunch for the full day trip (unless you want to bring your own). Make sure to bring your best camera as we’ll be doing some awesome “Instagram” posting!!!
We can also add stops for hiking, climbing, etc...
Due to Covid-19 it is only possible to book the tour as “private” to avoid contact between groups. This will allow me to pick you up and drop you off directly at your local hotel (if needed) and we can customize the tour to your liking (start and end time, total duration of the tour, more "technical/challenging" or more "relaxing" or more "Romantic" off-roading, upgraded food and drinks, etc.).
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Other things to note
Due to Covid-19, this tour can only be booked as “Private” to avoid contact between different groups. Discounts available for groups of 4, 5 or 6.
Flexible schedule. Several options are available: (Romantic trip for couple, upgrade food/drinks, etc.). Contact me for alternate dates.
Luxury private tours for families or groups of 3+ (additional fees for small groups) who want to see the beauty of Southern California from a different angle! We'll be Off-Roading through Joshua Trees, boulders, nearby mountains and/or deserts or through the San Andreas Fault. I will take you on an adventure trip you can’t do by yourself. We’ll be on trails that are not popular and we’ll probably won’t see anyone for the whole trip. We’ll take tr…

What's included

  • Food
    I will provide snacks like cereal bar, snickers, etc. as well as a picnic l...
  • Drinks
    Water bottles and soft drinks

Meet your host, Terry

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 117 Reviews
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I'm an ex software engineer/race car driver and have been Off-roading vehicles of all kinds for years all over the west coast and particularly around our Southern California deserts, beaches and mountains. I've found amazing places that I would be happy to share with people who won't believe what they will see. I can provide a unique experience, very different from the typical tourist attractions. I will take my guests to places they can't think of. Places that can only be accessed through deep knowledge of the terrain and with a well prepared/equipped vehicle. I have the knowledge, the experience and the equipment required to safely take my guests through this unique experience. My Land Rover is extremely reliable, luxurious, comfortable and modified for extreme off-roading (and I always carry a satellite phone with me, just in case)
I'm an ex software engineer/race car driver and have been Off-roading vehicles of all kinds for years all over the west coast and particularly around our Southern California deserts, beaches and mountains. I've found amazing places that I would be happy to share with people who won't believe what they will see. I can provide a unique experience, very different from the typical tourist attractions. I will take my guests to places they can't think of. Places that can only be accessed through deep…
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From $245
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Where you'll be

We will start our trip in Palm Springs (for private tours I can pickup/drop off). We will leave the paved roads as soon as possible based on our destination. Depending on the weather conditions, our itinerary will make us go through deserts or mountains, visit historic sites, go through San Andreas Fault or sit on top of a mountain.
We will stop at various view points for Insta shots and snack breaks (and picnic pause for the full day trip).

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 117 reviews.

Flora
July 2021
With temperatures being close to 100 degrees in Joshua Tree, I was looking for an activity that would enable us to enjoy the landscape without being too hot. I researched some jeep tours but they were open air and sounded a bit generic and touristy (and also originated only in Palm Springs). We wanted to get off the beaten path, and I'm so glad that we found Terry. He picked us up and dropped us off from our AirBNB in Joshua Tree (even though he is in Palm Springs) and called us the day before to customize our tour. He suggested that we drive up to Big Bear since it would be much cooler than the national park. We had already toured the park on the paved roads so the opportunity to see something different (and at cooler temperatures) was a welcome one. Everything was taken care of for the day - Terry had snacks, drinks, and lunch packed in the cooler and he set up a picnic for us at lunchtime. Terry is an offroading / car / motorcycle enthusiast and knows what he is doing. Originally I had viewed this experience as a "splurge" on our last day of vacation, but considering Terry's time, expertise, and the wear on his car, I actually think it was a great deal!
With temperatures being close to 100 degrees in Joshua Tree, I was looking for an activity that would enable us to enjoy the landscape without being too hot. I researched some jeep…
Paul
July 2021
Terry was great if you are wanting to do a desert tour he is the man! His skills as a race car driver were so much fun and definitely enhanced the experience. 5 stars!!
Gillian May
June 2021
Terry was awesome!!!! It's much more than expected! Terry IS very knowledgeable about the area and the trip was magnificent! We had such a blast!!!!!!!!!!
Carol
June 2021
Terry is personable, down to earth, accommodating, and a great driver. He drove us four wheeling through sand dunes and then up 8,500 feet to the top of the Santa Rosa Mountain — a trip we never would have thought of on our own, had he not suggested it. We originally asked him to take us through Joshua Tree National Park and/or the San Andreas Fault, but it’s 120 degrees this week and so he thought it might be more comfortable for us in the mountains where we can enjoy the cool mountain air and enjoy a picnic lunch. My brother and I are a bit scared of heights so the drive through the mountains offered both awe inspiring views and a chance to conquer some fears. That said, at no point in the trip did we ever feel uncomfortable. Terry is clearly an experienced driver and knows his way around the area, the roads, and the safety needed to keep the car and its occupants safe for the journey. We felt we were in good hands the entire day. As an added bonus, Terry offered us French champagne (he’s French) to celebrate my birthday. His wife made four of the best sandwich I’ve ever eaten. It was a great day and Terry feels like a new friend. We highly recommend his tour!
Terry is personable, down to earth, accommodating, and a great driver. He drove us four wheeling through sand dunes and then up 8,500 feet to the top of the Santa Rosa Mountain —…
Tyler
June 2021
We had an absolutely fantastic time! Definitely recommend. He was funny, extroverted, & made all the plans. He setup a fantastic picnic area for us with a view. Off-roading on the dune was a blast, & the views of the mountains were fantastic. 5 stars!
We had an absolutely fantastic time! Definitely recommend. He was funny, extroverted, & made all the plans. He setup a fantastic picnic area for us with a view. Off-roading on the…
Julian
June 2021
Terry made my wife and I feel really comfortable when going through the trails. If you have a chance to go and explore with Terry, TAKE IT! It's cool to see the normal "cool" popular places, but there is something about a remote view that many don't see.
Terry made my wife and I feel really comfortable when going through the trails. If you have a chance to go and explore with Terry, TAKE IT! It's cool to see the normal "cool" popul…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

    What to bring

    The tour can only be booked as Private (due to Covid-19)

    Discounts available for groups of 3 ,4, 5 and 6.