Embark on an epic California adventure as you explore the coastal beauty of San Diego, bask in the desert oasis of Palm Springs, and lose yourself in the otherworldly landscapes of Joshua Tree. From sandy shores to starry skies, this trip offers a trifecta of natural wonders and vibrant cultures you won't soon forget.
The Mojave Desert Land Trust is working to protect the Colorado and Mojave Desert ecosystems and their natural, scenic, and cultural resources. Potential projects include preserve clean-up, vertical mulching, trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and fence repair.
San Diego typically enjoys mild and pleasant coastal weather with daytime temperatures averaging in the 60s to low 70s. Palm Springs experiences warmer desert weather with daytime temperatures often reaching the 70s to low 80s. Evenings will be cooler when the sun goes down in the 40s and 50s!
Most breakfasts and lunches as well as welcome & goodbye dinners are included.
1 night at the Pendry San Diego & 3 nights at The Saguaro Palm Springs.
We have a lot of participants arrive to San Juan the night before to enjoy the city before the start of the trip. Some folks extend their stay as well with a You Pick Trip.
AC Hotel by Marriott San Juan Condado
1369 Ashford Ave, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico
Check-in time: 4 PM
Check-out time: 12 PM
Casa Cubuy Ecolodge
Carr 191, Naguabo, 00718, Puerto Rico
Check-in time: 1PM-7PM
Check-out time: 11AM
Yes. Both of our accommodations have wireless internet.
Many of your meals are included: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners. Travelers will be responsible for other meals and snacks, but we'll provide you with plenty of recommendations.
Welcome to San Diego! Make your way to the Pendry San Diego by 3PM. We'll meet as a group to kick things off with a welcome dinner.
After breakfast, we’ll head to La Jolla where the adventure kicks off with a snorkeling experience! To decompress after the excitement of the morning, you’ll have some free time to enjoy all La Jolla has to offer before we head to Palm Springs for the rest of our adventure.
Break out your hiking boots and get ready for a full day. We'll kick off the morning with a volunteer opportunity, then we'll have lunch in Joshua Tree National Park, and go on an afternoon hike.
You’ll have some time to explore Palm Springs on your own before we all take part in a surprise activity we’ve coordinated for the afternoon. This will be the perfect way to wrap things up before our farewell dinner.
Endings are always bittersweet. We’ll depart Palm Springs in the morning and make the 2.5-hour drive back to the San Diego Airport. *Please book your return flight for after 3 p.m.
It’s a trip I’ll never forget. Where else can you visit several of the West’s most treasured landmarks in one trip with zero planning of your own? Aaaaand do good volunteering on top of that?! I can not describe how epic and memorable these trips are! If they added more locations I’d book every single one with no hesitation. Book now...you won’t be sorry!