Joshua Tree National Park Association

Step-On Bus Tours

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Have Our Guide Hop On Your Bus

The Desert Institute can arrange for a professional, knowledgeable naturalist to join your bus tour for a visit to Joshua Tree National Park as a “step-on” guide. Our interpreters have specialized knowledge of the local geology, natural history, flora and fauna, archaeology, and cultural history. Let us entertain and educate your guests which will make their experience of Joshua Tree National Park a memorable event!

All rates are per naturalist. Large groups and multiple motor coaches may require more than one guide. To schedule a Motor Coach Tour, contact the Desert Institute at (760) 819-4714 or

Tour group operators pay park entrance fees. Please contact our office if you wish to include a guided hike or additional programs.

Charter bus step-on tours:
  • $600/bus for half day (up to 4 hours)

  • $900/bus for full day (6-8 hours)

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