5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location:Palm Springs, California
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Small-Group Sunset and Nighttime Stargazing Tour to the San Andreas Fault from Palm Springs

Journey by open-air Jeep from Palm Springs at sunset through the California desert to experience stargazing at its best! Explore the canyons along the San Andreas Fault and watch as the desert sunset creates amazing shadows on the mountains. You'll also enjoy stargazing through a large tracking telescope as your ‘Star Navigator’ guide shares the mythology of the constellations.


  • Desert sunset and stargazing tour from Palm Springs
  • Tour the San Andreas Fault area in an open-air Jeep
  • See the stars through the state-of-the-art 'Sky Scout'
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Sunset and Nighttime Stargazing Tour to the San Andreas Fault from Palm Springs

Small-Group Sunset and Nighttime Stargazing Tour to the San Andreas Fault from Palm Springs

This sunset and stargazing Jeep adventure from Palm Springs to the San Andreas Fault takes you on an open-air nocturnal voyage through the surreal shadows and mystical darkness of the cooling desert landscape.

Your journey begins before dark as you explore steep-walled canyons along the San Andreas Fault. As the sun begins to set, grab your camera to capture the spectacular transition from day to night as light casts amazing shadows on the mountains, creating a depth and range of colors unseen during the day.

While you explore the pristine, natural palm oasis of this area, learn how and why the Cahuilla Indians lived on the San Andreas Fault and hear fascinating stories of the valley's pioneer settlers and gold miners. Experience the pure silence and beauty of the desert at twilight away from the lights and noise of the city. This is the best time to spot wildlife as this is when many desert animals are most active.

After sunset, enjoy star- and planet-gazing under the clear desert skies with the help of a ‘Sky Scout’, a hand held which helps point out specific stars, and laser pointers. Your guide will act as a ‘Star Navigator,’ pointing out planets and stars through the ‘Sky-Scout’ and sharing the mythology of the constellations while you enjoy the peaceful desert atmosphere.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Highly recommend this tour! Our guide, Fox Robe was very informative and entertaining about a wide array of topics regarding this area of California. It was definitely more than expected! Shining moment: spotting a coyote and later hearing some!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour had it all, lots of interesting information and geological formations. The stars at night were amazing. It was so clear. Our guide was professional, friendly and able to answer all the questions thrown his way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Wonderful time. Really learned alot of interesting info. Stars,Faults Plant Life Rocks and a whole lot of fun.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

enjoyable. Guide, Tom, very informative and entertaining

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