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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Ascend on a spectacular journey aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the world’s largest rotating tram car.

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Embark on an awe-inspiring adventure to the summit of Mt. San Jacinto via the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—home to the planet's grandest state-of-the-art rotating tramcars. These magnificent carriages accommodate up to 80 passengers and leisurely revolve, treating you to a mesmerizing 360-degree panorama of the picturesque valley and its surroundings below. As you ascend the 2.5-mile journey across varying altitudes, you'll traverse varying landscapes akin to a voyage spanning from Mexico to Canada. After arriving at the mountaintop station, indulge in an included cafeteria-style lunch at Pines Café, all while gazing upon breathtaking vistas of Palm Springs and the sprawling Coachella Valley. Later, we’ll take you to downtown Palm Springs where you can savor time strolling the quaint boutiques and sidewalk cafés on your own. Note: The highest elevation on this tour is 8,500 feet.

All-Day Excursion

All times and routing are approximate and subject to change without notice.

9:45am - 10:15am

Comfort stop


Arrive at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

12:00pm - to 12:10pm

Tram ride to Mountain Station

12:15pm - 1:00pm


1:45pm - 1:55pm

Tram ride back to bottom of mountain

2:45pm - 3:30pm

Visit to Palm Springs Historical Society

5:15pm - 5:45pm

Comfort stop


Depart for local drop offs

Tour Manager: 2/15 Susie Vetter*


Activity Level: Moderate

Some stairs and or inclines may be present on the tour. Moderate walking is required at your own pace.


What's Included in the Tour Fare

  • Round-trip luxury motor coach transportation from pickup locations throughout San Diego County

  • Professional Tour Manager providing narration throughout the trip

  • Complimentary bottled water and snacks on the coach

  • Admission to the Riverside Art Museum with The Cheech Center


What's Not Included in the Tour Fare

  • Meals

  • Cancellation Protection

  • Gratuities for the Tour Manager and driver


How to Make a Reservation

Making your reservation is easy. Simply click the Book Now button above to select your date and confirm your space online, 24/7. You can also call the DayTripper Tours reservations department at (619) 334-3394 during business hours of M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Know Before You Go

1) We recommend that you wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.

2) Please wear layered clothing and bring a warm sweater or jacket. The temperature can be up to 40 degrees colder at the top of the tram ride.

3) This tour visits a high-elevation region of up to 8500 feet.



Although not necessary to fully enjoy your trip, a personal smartphone can greatly enhance your tour experience. Take high-quality photos, share your experience on social media in real time, search for nearby restaurants and topics of interest, set reminders, and more.


14-Day Cancellation Deadline

  • If you purchased the optional Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) prior to the deadline, you can cancel your booking at any time for any reason and you'll receive a full refund of the tour fare.

  • If you declined the CPP, you may cancel your reservation fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date to receive a refund less a $15 per person cancellation fee. Alternatively, when you cancel your booking fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date, you can avoid the cancellation fee by transferring the funds to another tour or a non-refundable voucher, which can be applied to any future excursion booked within one year of the original tour date. Bookings canceled within 14 days of the departure date are nonrefundable and nontransferable for any reason. Name changes on daytrips are always permitted at no additional cost.


* Tour Manager is subject to change without notice.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Times
Escondido Escondido Transit Center
700 W. Valley Parkway 92025. Wait near Dock #4
La Mesa Grossmont Park & Ride - 6385 Murray Dr, 91942
Narrow parking lot next to Red Lobster.
Mission Valley Sidewalk at red curb, west side of In-N-Out Burger
Street parking only
University City 6245 Kantor Street, San Diego, CA 92122
Street parking only. Do not enter parking lot.
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