1/2 mile out and back for 1 total mile hike with initial 70 foot descent into the oasis followed by mainly flat terrain.
At the hotel, our breakfast buffet includes a variety of hot and cold items such as eggs, waffles, oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, fruit, toast, breakfast breads, assorted juices, coffee, tea, water.
Aboard our private motorcoach, we will depart for a field trip to Palm Canyon, one of the three Indian Canyons. A local expert will guide us on the trail that begins at the trading post and descends about 70 feet into a huge, flat palm oasis. Walk amongst the world's largest California fan palm oasis to discover a year round village site to the Agua Caliente Cahuilla Indians for almost 2,000 years. We will then board the motorcoach for lunch.
At a landmark, family-owned deli, select your choice of 1/2 sandwich with soup or salad and coffee, tea, or soda; other beverages available for purchase.
We will then walk to the Welwood Murray Memorial Library where the Historical Society's director of education will talk about Palm Springs history. Afterwards, we’ll walk to the Palm Springs Historical Society, on the Village Green Heritage Center. On a guided exploration, we'll visit two 19th century pioneer homes. Built in 1884, the McCallum Abode is the oldest building in Palm Springs and exhibits a wide array of photographs, paintings, clothing, and more. Miss Cornelia White’s “Little House” was built in 1893 with parts from the abandoned Palmdale railroad and was part of the first hotel in Palm Springs before becoming the home of pioneer Cornelia White.
We’ll walk to a nearby, lively Palm Springs restaurant for a plated meal with salad, choice of entrée, and dessert; soda, coffee, iced tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase.