Tour code: 2335NIGHT
Enjoy an evening of stargazing in the California desert on this guided, 3-hour, small-group tour from Palm Springs. Explore a private, 800-acre preserve on the San Andreas Fault and learn about the desert’s plants, animals, history, geology and earthquakes in an open-air Jeep. Watch the transition from day to night as the remaining sunlight casts brilliant shadows and colors on the hills. Then examine the dark, starry sky with a hand-held tracking device. Granola snacks, bottled water and a pickup and drop-off from select Palm Springs hotels are included.

Highlights

  • Desert sunset and stargazing tour from Palm Springs
  • Tour the San Andreas Fault area in an open-air Jeep
  • See the stars, planets, and constellations through the lens of a high-powered telescope
  • 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 adventure begins with a hotel pickup in Palm Springs, followed by an open-air Jeep ride into the desert. 
Travel to a private, 800-acre preserve on the San Andreas Fault and visit a natural palm oasis. Explore the spectacular box and slot canyons and visit an ancient fossil bed as the Jeep winds through the labyrinth of geological cuts and canyons along the San Andreas Fault Zone.
Learn about the desert’s plants, animals, history, geology and earthquakes and find out why the Cahuilla people lived on the San Andreas Fault. Hear some of the fascinating stories of the valley's pioneer settlers and gold miners.  
As the sun sets, experience the almost deafening silence and beauty of the desert at twilight — away from all the lights and noise of the city. Witness the spectacular transition from day to night as the light casts brilliant shadows and colors on the hills. This is also an ideal time to see wildlife as this is when many desert animals become most active. 
When the sky darkens, enjoy a fascinating stargazing journey through the night sky with the help of a SkyScout Personal Planetarium, a hand-held electronic device that identifies celestial objects with the click of a button. The guide will help to point out the visible planets and stars and sharing the mythology of the constellations.
The tour ends with a return trip to Palm Springs and a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Tuckered Mama

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!

Karen W

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.

Geri B USA

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.

Terry A S

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

enjoyable. Guide, Tom, very informative and entertaining

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