Desert Springs Tour

Tour of California – Nature Tours

Small group tours in springtime through California deserts – when harsh landscapes transition to colorful fields of flowers.


This tour of California during the springtime wildflower bloom offers photographers and nature lovers unforgettable views with two different itineraries to choose from. Travel Dream West has carefully planned two complementary routes during the height of the flower blooming season, giving you a chance to see the deserts come alive during years with a wet winter. The nature tour covers Southern California, taking in the important deserts of Mojave, Joshua Tree and Death Valley.

Combine these two nature tours for a round trip journey, or choose the tour that covers an area that you’re most interested in. Departing from Los Angeles to Las Vegas the first tour heads through Palm Springs and several major desert areas including Joshua Tree and Mojave deserts. The second tour begins in colorful Las Vegas then heads up through Death Valley, on through the Sierra Nevada region and the lush Kern Valley. Choose one tour, or combine the two!

Joshua Tree National Park, California

Top Attractions:

  • Start out in Los Angeles, city of millions, and within a day end up in the middle of beautiful, secluded Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
  • Visit Palm Springs – home of the rich and famous – hike in the beautiful Indian Canyons
  • Hike in Joshua Tree National Park where you can, under the right conditions, see a variety of unique plant life and spring flowers.
  • Experience and hike in the Mojave National Preserve – huge and filled with subtle life.
  • Spend two nights in Las Vegas and enjoy the nightlife and colorful lights.
  • We’ll explore Death Valley- home to some of the most beautiful spring wildflowers.
  • Enter the green, relaxing areas of Mt. Whitney and the Kern River Valley where you can choose to whitewater raft, hike, photograph or relax.
Tour Map: Wildflower Tour of California

Tour Map: Wildflower Tour of California

View the Daily Schedule Itinerary 13 Days / 12 Nights

Dates, Rates and Booking Information

Los Angeles to Las Vegas (round trip loop for a 2 week adventure)
This tour is offered as a custom tour for 2 or more participants.  Because each spring bloom is different we will customize the itinerary to match rainfall levels in various locations, and choose the optimal time to see the peak blooms whenever possible.

Tours can be a 1 or 2 week adventure.

7 days / 6 nights

Interested in the Desert Springs tour? Please contact us! We are happy to answer your questions.

See the daily Nature Tours Schedule
California Nature Tours - daily tour schedule

The interactive schedule offers you further information about a variety of the places that you will visit on the California travel tour. The schedule is easily navigated and allows you to choose which particular areas are of interest to you. With colorful pictures and accurate descriptions you can gain a better idea of what these exciting outdoor and photography tours offer.

Our Accommodations

stay at John Wayne's motel room in Kernville

Tour of California Wildflowers – comfortable hotel accommodations – Travel Dream West has carefully chosen hotels for their charm, uniqueness and great service.  Our tour groups stay mainly at two and three star hotels, some have swimming pools, include breakfast, fitness centers, and other amenities to make your stay comfortable.  There are also some hotels chosen for their unique historical importance or cultural significance.  On our tours we include the first and last tour night in Los Angeles.  For your enjoyment it is recommended that you arrive at least a day early in Los Angeles.  This will give you an opportunity to explore the city.  Remember – Los Angeles is home to Disney Land and Universal Studios, and though this is not included in our group tour we encourage you to independently visit this park.  If you need any help arranging accommodations or sightseeing activities please contact us – we are happy to help you.

View The Photo Gallery

flowering california poppies

Visit the California Nature Tours image gallery  – a page of photographs to illustrate some of the highlights of these guided tours.    Browse through these photos to get an idea of what you will see during your outdoor nature tour.  This tour is especially suited for photographers and anyone with an interest in the beauty of nature.  With a variety of easy hikes and guided walks you will be introduced to many different spring flowers and the beautiful scenery of the areas they grow.

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