Joshua Tree Trip – Group Travel | Atlas Obscura Trips
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Escape: Art of Joshua Tree and the Mojave

from $860 USD per person for 3 days, 2 nights
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  • 8 People Maximum
  • Moderate Activity Level
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Trip Overview
Overview

Artists and creators have long sought refuge, clarity, change, or perhaps simply broader horizons here in the Joshua Tree region. Join us as we traverse the legendary landscape that’s supported countless creative endeavors—visiting innovative and experimental art installations, glimpsing mysteriously marked rocks, and experiencing the magic of the desert along the way.

Highlights
  • An outdoor sculpture museum
  • An artist who lives an experiment
  • Enigmatic rock poetry

Itinerary

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Trip Leader

Bernard Leibov
Bernard Leibov is the founder and director of BoxoPROJECTS, a residency and programming initiative based in Joshua Tree. Prior to moving to California, Bernard was the deputy director of Judd Foundation, New York and Marfa. He also operated a nontraditional gallery space in New York that featured artists from Joshua Tree and other non-urban areas. Bernard is a passionate proponent of cultural life in the SoCal Desert and also leads cultural expeditions in the Joshua Tree area.

Additional Info

Accomodations

We'll be staying at Sunlight Ranch, a solar-powered, permaculture airstream trailer community. Our accommodations will be in fully loaded vintage trailers with views of Joshua Tree National Park and the wide-open desert. 

Pricing

The cost of this trip is $860, based on double occupancy.

Arrival & Departure

Our trip begins in the afternoon on Day 1. We recommend you arrive in Joshua Tree by 12 p.m. so you can settle into your accommodations before meeting our guide and group. Our trip concludes in the morning on Day 3. If leaving Joshua Tree directly after our trip, feel free to leave any time before checkout at 11 a.m. 

Traveling Solo?

You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you: 

Shared Room: You’ll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.

Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $150. After booking your trip, please request a single room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll send a separate invoice for the cost.

Activity Level

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.

Included
  • All meals described in the itinerary.
  • An experienced local guide to accompany you throughout the trip.
  • Accommodation throughout the trip in a characterful and comfortable airstream trailer camp.
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events.
  • A great group of fellow Atlas Obscura fans, excited to explore all that the SoCal desert region  has to offer!
  • Special access to unique places, hidden sites, and extraordinary experiences.
  • Global Rescue medical evacuation insurance.
Excluded
  • Transportation to, from, and around Joshua Tree. Transportation during the trip will be by foot and via your own vehicles.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages.
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Trip FAQ

Desert weather is full of contrasts. Winter temperatures can hit freezing at night with highs of 75° F, and spring highs can reach into the 90s during the day.

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Upcoming Departures

  • Oct 23–Oct 25, 2020
    from $860
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